St. Joseph Church will hold a Mardi Gras cocktail party at Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington Street, on March 2 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in the parish office. Proceeds will benefit the
“Save the Steeples Campaign.”

A Taste of the Highlands, Mardi Gras! for adults 21 years of age and over will be held on March 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Highlands Community Campus, 1228 E. Breckinridge St. Admission is $50. Proceeds will benefit Highlands Community Ministries’ Dare to Care food pantry and senior meals program. For more information or to register, go to www.HCMLouis

Services, devotions

Two Hearts devotion (Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary) will begin at 6 p.m. March 1 at St. Martin of Tours Church, 639 S. Shelby St., with confession until 6:45 p.m., rosary at 6:30 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. The schedule includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction and a midnight Mass.

St. Albert the Great Church, 1395 Girard Drive, will hold its First Saturday Devotion on March 2. Mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by the rosary with confession and meditation at 9 a.m.

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will preside at Mass at St. Joseph Children’s Home on March 16 at 4 p.m. The liturgy, celebrated near the feast day of St. Joseph (March 19), is planned in recognition of the home’s patron. Guests should use the front entrance. Those who plan to attend should RSVP to info@sjkids.org or 893-0241 no later than March 1.

Missions, retreats

The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute (ALMI) will host a Lenten Retreat facilitated by Art Turner, director of the Office of Faith Formation, on March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Marteen Room at St. Stephen Martyr Church, 2931 Pindell Ave.

The cost of the retreat is $25 and includes lunch. Registration must be completed prior to the retreat to ensure availability. To register, contact Lynn McDaniel at 636-0296, ext. 1267, or lmcdaniel
@archlou.org. Make checks payable to ALMI.

DeSales High School will hold its second annual men’s retreat on March 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme of the retreat is “Answering the Call.”

The cost is $10. All men are welcome to attend. For more information, contact DeSales at 368-6519.

Mount St. Joseph Conference and Retreat Center, Maple Mount, Ky., will offer a women’s retreat, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray: The Bible and Prayer,” March 15-17. Ursuline Sister Cheryl Clemons will lead the retreat. The $180 fee includes meals and accommodations.

Cost for commuters is $130. To register, call 270-229-0206, email retreatcenter
@maplemount.org, or go online at ursulinesmsj.org/con
ference-retreat-center/registration-sponsored programs.


The Dominican Sisters of Peace will host a Come and See weekend for single, Catholic women ages 18-45 at their motherhouse in Akron, Ohio. The free retreat will be held from 5:30 p.m. March 15 until 1 p.m. March 17. For more information, call or text Sister Bea Tiboldi at 614-400-1255 or email btiboldi@oppeace.org.

Young adults

Louisville Young Catholics will hold its next Christ in the City at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Little Sisters of the Poor, 15 Audubon Plaza Drive. A social will follow immediately after the Holy Hour.


The Catholic Single Adults Club for adults 21 years of age and older will gather on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Buckhead Mountain Grill, 3020 Bardstown Road. For more information, call 969-2272.

The arts

The Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street, will host a free organ recital on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Brad Hughley, organist of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, In., will be featured. A reception in the Undercroft will follow.

Robert Docs, double bass, and Grace Baugh-Bennett, piano, will give a concert at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky. on March 8 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome. Admission is free.

Support groups

Ups and Downs, a support group for those dealing with grief, depression, or any life issue, will meet Feb. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the conference room at St. Michael Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive. For more information contact Father Richard Sullivan at 266-5611, ext. 2, or Ann Holloway, LMFT at 553-7386. The cost is $5.

Here and there

Holy Family Church, 3938 Poplar Level Road, will hold a dessert card party on Feb. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at noon. The cost of admission is $6 and includes coffee and dessert. For reservations, call 609-7806 or 368-4440.

St. Rita School, 8709 Preston Highway, will hold its 4th annual “Taste of St. Rita” on Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The evening will include food, wine, craft beer and distillery vendors; entertainment and a silent auction and raffles. Advance tickets are available through Feb. 22 and cost $30 for general admission and $40 for reserved seating. Tickets purchased at the door will cost $10 more. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-6101.

The Catholic Worker Community at Casa Latina will be celebrating 20 years of service on Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Chapel of St. Philips, 236 Woodbine Street. The evening will include food, friends, and music. Donations of all sizes requested. All money raised will go to Casa Latina.

Holy Angels Academy, 12201 Old Henry Road, will host an open house on Feb. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours will be offered Feb. 25 to March 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Holy Angels Academy is a Catholic classical school for students in kindergarten through grade 12.

The Louisville chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians will host a local composers symposium on March 1 at St. Agnes Church, 1920 Newburg Road. The gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. The group will gather at Kaelin’s Restaurant, 1801 Newburg Road, following the program. The program is free and choirs and musicians are encouraged to attend.


The Ursuline Academy Class of 1953 will hold its quarterly luncheon at Roosters, 5338 Bardstown Road, on March 5 at 11:30 a.m. For reservations, call Pat Bernardi Miller at 239-5758. For directions, call the restaurant at 618-1128.

Education and enrichment

Deacon Pat Harris will present the following programs:

“Latin Theologies and Augustine” Feb. 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the parish hall of All Saints Church in Taylorsville, Ky. It is part of the parish’s Bible-related program.

“Earliest Gospels” Feb. 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Michael Church’s Gardiner Hall in Fairfield, Ky. It is part of the parish’s Bible Background program.

Both classes are free and open to people of all faiths, age 15 and older.

When weather affects the county’s public schools the programs will be cancelled. Classes qualify for catechist and deacon education credits.

“Ersatz Worship” will be presented by Lynette LeGette, Sandy Holloway and Larry Fielding on Feb. 25 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the parish life 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. This presentation is part of the parishes’ adult enrichment program.

The Passionist Earth and Spirituality Center, 1924 Newburg Road, will host Introduction to Centering Prayer workshops presented by Dominican Sister Mary Otho Ballard on March 10 and March 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants may attend either session. The cost of the workshop is $60. Optional follow-up sessions will be held in the Passionist Monastery undercroft, on March 18, 25, and April 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  To register, call 452-2749 or go online to https://earthandspiritcenter.org/centering-prayer.html.

The Office of Multicultural Ministry’s Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway, hosts a men’s Bible study on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact John Reed at 776-0262 or John McKinney, Ph.D., at 303-0747.

The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute (ALMI) will present the following programs:

“Faith Development” March 11 from 3:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at St. Paul, 6901 Dixie Highway. The cost is $10.

“Triduum in the Classroom” March 21 from 3:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at Ascension School library, 4600 Lynnbrook Drive. The cost is $10.

“Overview of Catechetical Ministry II” March 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Athanasius School cafeteria, 5915 Outer Loop. The cost is $10.

Pre-registration is required to ensure availability. Contact Lynn McDaniel at 636-0296, ext. 1267, or lmcdaniel@archlou.org. Make checks payable to ALMI.