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Services and Devotions

St. Margaret Mary will host VENTUS — a modern holy hour — July 6. Exposition will be at 6:30 p.m., confession and worship music from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., concluding with Benediction. Fellowship to follow in the hospitality room.

An Archdiocesan First Saturday Devotion will be held July 2 at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St. Mass begins at 9 a.m. followed by the devotion and reconciliation at 9:30 a.m.
The devotion includes adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fatima prayers, the rosary with meditation, special focus on the Transfiguration of the Lord, consecrations and music by Sarah Nettleton Cleary.

A Teen and Young Adult Candlelight Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. July 3 at St. John Paul II Church. For more information, contact Curt Meyers at 459-4251, ext. 12.


Support Groups

A Grief Recovery Method Group will meet at St. John Paul II Church’s Parish Life Center, 3539 Goldsmith Lane, each Thursday through August 8, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The group is open to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one either recently or long ago. In addition, the group is also for people experiencing any one of over 40 possible losses such as divorce or loss of a job. To register or for information, call certified grief specialist Pattie Filley, LCSW, at 459-4251, ext. 24 or 742-1190. Members will be asked to purchase a workbook before the group begins.

Nourish for Caregivers — a program for those caring for an aging parent, spouse or loved one — meets at St. Margaret Mary Church’s Spirituality Center, 7813 Shelbyville Road, every second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. and via Zoom. The next meeting will be July 13 and the topic is “Staying engaged; Keeping them engaged.”
To register and to receive the Zoom link, contact Denise Ruiz at druiz@stmm.org or call 690-2834 for more information.

A NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) family support group is offered at St. Albert the Great Church, 1395 Girard Drive, on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. The group is designed to provide an open and supportive environment for those caring for a person with mental illness, including anxiety, depression, addiction, suicidal ideation or other diagnoses. All are welcome.

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.

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing), a support group for those whose loved ones (family or friends) have passed from substance use disorder or addiction,​​ meets at Holy Trinity Church, 501 Cherrywood Road, in the multipurpose building on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For additional information, email MaryWuerdeman@comcast.com or Lindacicca@yahoo.com.


Here and There

Epiphany Church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd., will have its next talk in the summer series “The Roots of Catholic Social Teaching: Where Tradition and Action Meet” on July 19 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Epiphany Worship Center. The talk will focus on the Dignity of Human Life and the Catholic Tradition. This is the third of a series of five talks. Catechists can earn one credit hour for each talk in the series. Past talks are on the Epiphany Catholic Church Louisville YouTube channel. Contact Brenton Wolford for more information at 780-0394 or brenton@epiphanycatholicchurch.org.

The Ladies of Good Shepherd will hold their annual Christmas in July Dessert Card Party on July 10 at the church’s Lehmann Hall, 3525 Rudd Avenue. Doors open at 12:30 a.m. and admission is $8 per person, which includes desserts and a door prize drawing ticket. Sandwiches will be available for purchase. All are invited to attend. Proceeds will benefit the Ladies of Good Shepherd in their support of the parish. For reservations call 749-9780.

Louisville Young Catholics will hold its next “Distilled Doctrine,” a pub night talk series for Catholic young adults (age 21-40), July 11 at 7 p.m. at 21st in Germantown, 1481 S. Shelby St. Father Pier Giorgio Dengler, O.P., will discuss “The Dominican Option,” a proposed alternative to Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option” on how to live the Catholic faith in a post-Christian world. Father Dengler is the pastor and parochial vicar at St. Louis Bertrand Church. For more information, visit https://louisvilleyoungcatholics.org/.


Retreat

“The Gift of Aging: Moving From Role to Soul,” a spiritual retreat for maturing adults will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 27 at St. John Paul II Church’s Parish Life Center, 3521 Goldsmith Lane. The cost is $20 per person and includes breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register by July 22, contact Denise Puckett at 636-0296, ext., 1268 or at dpuckett@archlou.org. Checks should be made payable to the Archdiocese of Louisville Family Ministries Office.


Singles

The Catholic Single Adults Club will meet for putt-putt at 3 p.m. July 10. For more information and directions, call 553-1476.

The Catholic Singles Over 50 Group invites Catholics over age 50 interested in gathering socially to join. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Multi-Purpose Building of Holy Trinity Church, 501 Cherrywood Road.
For information, contact Debbie at debralmefford14@gmail.com or Sue at sueglordan@yahoo.com.


Alumni

The Flaget Alumni Association’s next monthly meeting and lunch will take place at 12 p.m. July 13 at the Elks Lodge #8, 2824 Klondike Lane, across from St. Martha Church. Eric Wood, a former NFL player and current radio analyst for the Buffalo Bills, will be the speaker. The cost of lunch is $9. For more information, visit Flaget.org.

St. Xavier High School reunions are planned:

  • The class of 1977 will celebrate its 45-year reunion July 16. For more information or to register, visit saintx.com/1977reunion or call 637-8485.
  • The class of 1992 will celebrate its 30-year reunion July 23. For more information or to register, visit saintx.com/1992reunion or call 637-8485.

Holy Rosary Academy will host an all class, faculty and staff reunion July 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Americana Community Center (formerly Holy Rosary Academy). A special memorial prayer for Mrs. Wanita Wolfe Bindner will be held at 1:30 p.m. Due to the crowd size, only graduates, students, faculty and staff are invited. Cake will be served. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost.


Education and Enrichment

The Adult Christian Enrichment Programs of St. Albert and St. Bernadette churches are examining ancient biblical cultures, peoples, places and writings via Zoom on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and again on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The next dates and topics are:

  • June 23 and 24 — Women Who Stay
  • June 30 and July 1 — Jesus in Text & Context

Call Lynnette LeGette at 802-5966 to register for free and receive the link to the class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Margaret Mary will host VENTUS — a modern holy hour — July 6. Exposition will be at 6:30 p.m., confession and worship music from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., concluding with Benediction. Fellowship to follow in the hospitality room.

SERVICES,
DEVOTIONS

An Archdiocesan First Saturday Devotion will be held July 2 at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St. Mass begins at 9 a.m. followed by the devotion and reconciliation at 9:30 a.m.
The devotion includes adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fatima prayers, the rosary with meditation, special focus on the Transfiguration of the Lord, consecrations and music by Sarah Nettleton Cleary.

A Teen and Young Adult Candlelight Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. July 3 at St. John Paul II Church. For more information, contact Curt Meyers at 459-4251, ext. 12.