Services, devotions

The Office of Multicultural Ministry’s Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway, will offer a prayer service for males of all ages entitled “Standing in the Need of Prayer!” on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, call 776-0262.

Mass of the Air will record broadcasts on April 24 and 25 at the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel, 3115 Lexington Road. Two Masses will be recorded each night.
Guests are asked to arrive by 7:15 p.m. and may stay for the first Mass only or for both Masses. Each Mass will last approximately one hour. Anyone is welcome to attend, but due to the nature of the recording, it would be best if small children were not in attendance.

Missions, retreats

“The Gift of Years – Growing Old Gracefully” will be held on May 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Mount St. Francis in Mount St. Francis, Ind. The retreat will include presentations by two Franciscan friars, Mass and the opportunity for confession.
The cost of the retreat is $25. Lunch is included. Reservation deadline is May 2. For more information, call Chuck Lynch at 244-2752.
The retreat is sponsored by the Serra Club, an organization that promotes religious vocations.

Support groups

Ups & Downs, a support group for those dealing with depression, grief or any life issue will meet at St. Michael Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive, on April 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Park in the back of church. All are welcome. Cost is a $5 donation. For more information, contact Ann Holloway, LMFT at 553-7386.

The arts

Louisville Chorus, under the direction of Daniel Spurlock, will present Haydn “Lord Nelson” Mass and “Messiah” excerpts with soloists and orchestra on April 28 at 3 p.m. at St. Brigid Church, 1520 Hepburn Avenue. Admission is $23 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students.

Volunteer opportunities

A Red Cross blood drive will be held at DeSales High School, 425 West Kenwood Drive, on April 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Here and there

Hand in Hand Ministries, 518 North 26th Street, will hold Explore the Mission interactive tours on April 16, April 25, May 15, June 11 and July 10 at 11:30 a.m. Sessions will cover the mission and programs of Hand in Hand Ministries across four locations. RSVP to megan@myhandinhand.org.

St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, will host Patricia Talbot of Cuenca, Ecuador, on April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Hospitality Room. Talbot will share her experience of faith and the desire of the heart of Mary to live a life of true conversion. RSVP to Megan Sant at 608-7862.

St. Francis Xavier Women’s Club will hold its Annual Spring Bunco in the parish hall at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mt. Washington, Ky., on April 25. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person.

St. Stephen Martyr Church, 2931 Pindell Avenue, will hold its Cards Hall of Fame Dinner on April 27 at 6 p.m. in the St. Stephen Activities Center. Seats are $50 per individual or $500 per table of 10. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact the parish office at 635-5813.

St. Ignatius Martyr Church, 1816 Rangeland Road, will hold a “Night at the Races” for adults ages 21 and over on April 27 in the cafeteria. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Betting, raffles and food will be available for purchase. Those planning to attend are asked to bring friends and snacks or a dessert platter.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth will hold their first 5K run/walk, “Run with a Mission,” on the Motherhouse grounds in Nazareth, Ky., on June 1 at 8 a.m. The cost of the event is $25 for those who register by May 11. Each participant registered by May 17 is guaranteed a t-shirt. Proceeds from the event will support global SCN ministries. For more information or to register, go to https://scnfamily.org/5k.

Alumni events

St. James School Class of 1969 will hold its 50th reunion on July 13. Mass will be held at 5 p.m. at St. James Church, 1826 Edenside Avenue, and will be followed by a tour of the school. A social will be held at 1400 Willow at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Chrissy Bir Corrigan at accorrigan@bellsouth.net or Pete Gerstle at PGerstle@roadandrail.com.

Education and enrichment

Deacon Pat Harris will present the following programs:

  • “Papal Reforms & State-Papal Controversies” April 22 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.
  • “Apocalypse of John” April 24 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. Classes qualify for catechist and deacon education credits.

Catholic Evangelization Outreach at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, will host “Answering God’s Call,” a presentation by Mike Wagner, on April 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The talk will be held in church. Light refreshments will follow in the hospitality room.

St. Bernadette Church and St. Albert the Great Church will offer a presentation entitled “Paul — Freedom and the Law” on April 29 given by Lynnette LeGette, Sandy Holloway and Larry Fielding. Sessions will be held 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. The presentation is part of the parishes’ adult enrichment program.