Church of the Ascension, 4600 Lynnbrook Drive, will host a parish mission at 7 p.m. Aug. 26-28. Vincentian Father Ron Hoye of St. Louis will present the mission, called “The Main Thing is to Keep the Main Thing, the Main Thing.”

The presentation is for all ages. Families are encouraged to attend together.

Mission, retreats

The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville will offer a Silent Retreat of Awareness Aug. 17-19 at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road. The retreat will be facilitated by an experienced team of spiritual directors. The cost is $190. To register, call 896-3945 or email amc@ursulines

Services, devotions

A Red Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St.

An announcement about the liturgy explained that a Red Mass invokes “God’s blessing and guidance on those in the legal profession,” including secretaries, paralegals, clerks and attorneys. People of all faiths are invited to attend.


The Serra Club, which promotes religious vocations, will host a luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 4032 Taylorsville Road. Ursuline Sister Larraine Lauter, executive director of Water With Blessings, will give an update on the organization. The cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call Jerry Gonsoski at 245-5392.


The Discalced Carmelite Secular Order, Community of the Holy Spirit, will hold its monthly meeting Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. at Guardian Angels Church, 6000 Preston Highway. For more information, call Jim Garvey at 500-0939.

The Widows or Widowers (WOW) Organization will hold its monthly meeting Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John Paul II Church, 3042 Hikes Lane, in Gallagher Hall. All widowed persons may attend.

Orientation for first-time guests will be at 7:10 p.m. The theme is a Hawaiian Luau Party with light snacks and music by Jeff Rehmet. Contact Rita at 458-6125 or Betty at 298-7469, for more information.

The Catholic Single Adults Club will meet for dinner Aug. 18 at Cattleman’s Roadhouse, 2901 Hurstbourne Parkway, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 969-2272.

Support groups

Ups & Downs, a support group for those dealing with depression, grief or any life issue will meet Aug. 23 at St. Michael Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call Father Richard Sullivan at 266-5611, ext. 2, or Ann Holloway at 553-7386. The cost is $5.

Volunteer opportunity

Hand in Hand Ministries will host an opportunity to meet its directors Aug. 22 at Joe’s Older Than Dirt, 8131 La Grange Road, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Hand in Hand will also offer several information sessions in the coming weeks. They are: Aug. 17 at 11:30 a.m., Aug. 23 at 11:30 a.m. a.m. and Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. These one-hour programs will explain the work that Hand in Hand does locally, regionally and internationally. Contact darian@myhandinhand.org for more information.

Here and there

St. Louis Bertrand Church’s Knights of Columbus council will host a four-person golf “best ball” scramble Aug. 25 at Cherokee Golf Course, 2501 Alexander Road. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch and drinks will be provided. The cost is $200 per team. Contact Jeff Flood at 792-4298 for additional information.

The Knights of Columbus Council #390 will present the third annual Lifehouse Charity Golf Scramble Sept. 14 at the Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Ky.

Entry fee is $125 per individual and $500 for a foursome. Space is limited and the deadline to register is Aug. 31. For more information, and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.life houselouisville.org or call 897-1655.

The 2018 Knights of Columbus State Golf Scramble — “The Tom Wiseman Memorial Open” — will be held Aug. 18 at the Bright Leaf Golf Resort in Harrodsburg, Ky. The cost is $85 and covers 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and prizes. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start begins at 8:15 a.m.

The scramble is open to Knights of Columbus members, their spouses, immediate family, youth players over 14 years of age and sponsored guests of a Knights of Columbus member. For more information, email kc3379vinegrove@gmail.com.

DeSales High School, 425 Kenwood Drive, will host a trivia night Aug. 25 in the school’s Dodge Gymnasium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. There is a $200 prize. The cost to play is $20 per player with a max of eight players per team. Mulligans and split-the-pot raffles will be available for purchase along with soda, beer and other concessions.

Register online at https://desales.ejoinme.org/2018TriviaNight or call 638-6519.

The arts

Alan Ohkubo will give a cello concert at the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky., on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.  All are welcome and admission is free.

Alumni events

St. Xavier High School will host two reunions in August:

The class of 1993 will celebrate its 25-year reunion Aug. 17-18. For details or to register, visit saintx.com/
1993reunion or call 637-8485.

The class of 2003 will celebrate its 15-year reunion Aug. 18. For details or to register, visit saintx.com/2003reunion or call 637-8485.

Christ the King School classes of 1960, 1961 and 1962 will hold a joint reunion Aug. 25 at the Elks Lodge #8, 2824 Klondike Lane, at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person at the door. For more information, call or text Kathy McGalin Brower at 240-315-5211.

Education and Enrichment

A women’s social justice study circle will meet Aug. 19 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, 1924 Newburg Road. The goal of the group is to “bring women from different backgrounds together every other month to read books with a social justice focus,” according to an announcement. Call 452-2749 or email info@earthand
spiritcenter.org or visit ear

St. John Paul II Church, 3042 Hikes Lane, will host a Holy Spirit Seminar Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. A video titled “The Holy Spirit Convicts” will be shown.

St. Bernadette Church and St. Albert the Great Church will present a program called “Islam: Presence in the West” on Aug. 20. Sessions are held from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Center at St. Albert the Great Church, 1395 Girard Drive and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Bernadette Parish Center, 6500 St. Bernadette Avenue. The presentation is part of the parishes’ adult enrichment program. The program’s presenters are Deacon Pat Harris, Sandy Holloway, Larry Fielding and Lynnette LeGette.