Services, devotions

A Swahili Mass will be celebrated Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church, 3112 West Broadway, by Father Deogratias Ssamba, A.J. All are welcome. The Mass in Swahili is celebrated on the third Sunday of each month at St. Martin de Porres. Face coverings and social distancing guidelines will be required. For further information, call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at 471-2146.


Holy Family Church, 3938 Poplar Level Road, will host a retreat Oct. 16 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The retreat, “Come find out what God has in store for you,” will be led by Father Bob Ray.

There will be opportunities for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction and confession. Lunch will be provided Oct. 17. To reserve a lunch, call the church office at 459-6066.

Support group

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones meets on Sundays in the Raphael Room of St. Raphael Church, 2900 Bardstown Road, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The next meeting is Oct. 4.
The group is practicing social distancing and asks that participants wear masks. All surfaces are sanitized before and after the meeting.
For more information, go to www.palgroup.org or email Michelle Cable at mmeeks13@bellsouth.net.

Singles and Young Adults

The Catholic Single Adults Club will gather on Oct. 11 to play putt-putt golf at 3 p.m. and eat at Tumbleweed at 5 p.m. For information and directions, call 969-2272.

Volunteer opportunities

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at St. Edward Church, 9608 Sue Helen Drive, on Oct. 14 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Additional safety precautions, including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff, have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance.

The New Horizon Refugee Youth Mentoring Program is looking for adults to work with refugee children ages 9 to 17. Volunteer mentors will work one-on-one with a student who is struggling in school, meeting once a week to work on homework, practice English and do activities.

Due to COVID-19, mentors have the option to meet in-person or remotely. Contact Katie Norton at knorton@archlou.org to volunteer or for more information. This program is part of Catholic Charities of Louisville’s Migration and Refugee Services.

Here and there

Holy Angels Academy will host its annual Sister Elise Benefit on Oct. 17. It will feature Tim Staples, director of apologetics and evangelization for Catholic Answers. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction and a $6,000 raffle drawing. For reservations, call Holy Angels at 254-9440 or visit holyangelslouisville.com. Covid-19 precautions will be in place.

Line dancing classes will be offered at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway, on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $2 per person. Class sizes will be limited and you must call ahead to register. Attendees are asked to wear a mask, wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring your own water bottle. Call 776-0262 to register.

The Bishop David Alumni Association, Inc., will hold its next general membership meeting Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross High School, 5144 Dixie Highway. Holy Cross alumni Scott Wiegandt and Sharon Fitzpatrick, and Bishop David High School alum Bob Bronger will be the speakers. All alumni of Bishop David, Angela Merici High School and Holy Cross are welcome. Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, only 100 individuals may attend. Face covering and social distancing requirements will be followed. For more information, contact Butch Pinkerton at 933-0257.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth will host the annual “Join the Journey” program at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 20 on a virtual platform. The program will feature stories of how the sisters’ ministries have transformed the lives of those they serve. The event will be recorded and archived. To register, visit https://scnfamily.org/jtj/.

Alumni Events

The Flaget Alumni Association will hold its next general membership meeting Oct. 14 at the Elks Lodge #8, 2826 Klondike Lane across from St. Martha Church. There will be a short business meeting followed by lunch.

Deacon Scott Haner will present the work of the Xaverian Brothers in Africa.

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, only 100 people will be able to attend. Face covering must be worn and social distancing must be observed. For additional information, contact Mike Lally at 822-3746 or Terry Meagher at 245-6167.

Education & Enrichment

The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute will present “The End Times” Oct. 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maloney Center. This class will discuss what the Catholic Church teaches about heaven, hell, purgatory and the second coming. The cost for the class is $10. Class sizes will be limited and strict health and safety protocols will be followed. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Lynn McDaniel, lmcdaniel@archlou.org or 502-636-0296, ext. 1267.