Services, Devotions

The Angela Merici Center for Spirituality is hosting a virtual opportunity for contemplative prayer on its website at amcspirituality.org/guided-meditation/. New meditations will be posted on the fourth Monday of each month.


The Cathedral of the Assumption will host a retreat called “Risen Life: Starting Anew” May 15 and 16 with both in-person and virtual options. The presenter will be Father Adrian Burke. Session 1 will take place May 15 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and session 2 will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Session 3 will take place May 16 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. The retreat will reflect on “Jesus’ call to gather the scattered and heal divisions among us and to cultivate in ourselves and within our communities a greater desire for inclusion and solidarity,” an announcement from the Cathedral said. Limited in-person attendance will be in the Cathedral’s Adult Formation Room. Contact Angela Wiggins at awiggins@cathedraloftheassumption.org to register. For the Zoom link, contact Joan Huber at jehuber@gmail.com

Volunteer opportunities

Sister Visitor Center is collecting donations of new summer clothing for the families it serves. Items will be collected from May 17 to 21.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the center cannot accept used clothing. Organizers noted in an announcement that the center would like to “bless neighbors in need with new items that affirm their value and dignity.”
Helpers may bring clothing to the center at 2235 W. Market Street. Pickup may also be arranged at a parish or school. Email Shaniece at svc@archlou.org for more information.

Area parishes are hosting American Red Cross blood drives:
— St. Teresa of Calcutta Church, 903 Fairdale Road, April 22 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
— St. Patrick Church, 1000 N. Beckley Station Road, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Make an appointment via the Red Cross blood donor app, its website redcrossblood.org or phone at 1-800-733-2767.

Support Groups

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, PAL, meets weekly on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. John Paul II Church, 3525 Goldsmith Lane.

Here and there

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth will host “Run with a Mission,” a 5K walk/run either in person or virtually between June 5 and June 13. Individuals can run and walk at the sisters’ Nazareth, Ky., campus or in the location of their choosing for the 2021 virtual 5K.
The event supports the ministries of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in the U.S., India, Nepal, Botswana, Kenya and Belize. To register, visit scnfamily.org and click on the 5K link. The cost is $30 and participants receive an official Nazareth 5K shirt.

Alumni events

Parishioners and students of the former St. Timothy Church and School are invited to attend a reunion Oct. 15. The reunion will be held at The Venue (formerly the St. Timothy cafeteria), 10300 Lower River Road. The cost is $35 per person if registered and paid by July 15 and $40 per person afterward.
The payment and registration deadline is Sept. 15. Seating is limited. For more information, email St.TimReunion2021@gmail.com.

Presentation Academy’s class of 1960 will hold its 60-year reunion on June 12 at Audubon Country Club from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $50 and must be paid by May 15. For more information, call Joyce Zehnder French at 426-0715.

Education and Enrichment

The Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum will host a two-day virtual conference from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 6 and 7 with a focus on the criminal justice system.
Bishop John Stowe of Lexington will deliver a keynote address May 7. The conference will also include workshops covering various topics, such as the local courts, inmates’ access to healthcare and sentencing reform.
To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85835080049. For more information, contact Deacon Keith McKenzie at 309-9717 or kentuckycriminaljusticeforum@gmail.com.

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry and its African American Ministries’ Daniel Rudd Formation Institute will offer “Introduction to Scripture from an Africentric Perspective” April 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway. Father John Judie will be the presenter.
The cost of this in-person class is $15, which will include refreshments and workshop materials. Cash will be taken at the door. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, in-person attendance is limited and proper distancing will be enforced. Participants must wear a mask.
For more details or to register, call the OMM at 471-2146. Individuals must register in advance.