Services and Devotions

Father Anthony Chandler, director of the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Vocation Office, will celebrate Mass in honor of the feast of St. Junipero Serra at 8:30 a.m. July 1 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1960 Bardstown Road.
St. Junipero Serra is a patron saint of vocations and patron of the Serra Club, a local and international organization dedicated to promoting vocations.

St. Martin of Tours Church, 639 S. Shelby St., will offer First Friday and First Saturday devotion July 2 and 3. The service will begin with confession at 6 p.m. followed by the rosary at 6:30 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. It will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Offices of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and adoration. Benediction will be at 11:45 p.m. The First Saturday Mass will be celebrated at midnight. 

Here and There

Incarnation Church, 2229 Lower Hunters Trace, will hold a yard sale in the parish gym on June 25 and 26 and on July 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

A grief recovery group will meet at St. John Paul II Church’s parish office, 3042 Hikes Lane, on Mondays starting July 5 through Aug. 23 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The group is open to those who’ve lost loved ones and need help moving past grief while holding on to good memories, according to an announcement.
To register, call Pattie Filley, certified grief counselor, at 459-4251 or 742-1190. Participants are asked to wear a mask.


Highlands Community Ministries and the Louisville Historical League are offering “Summer Sampler Tours” of HCM’s member churches on Sundays in June from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The final tour day, June 27, will include St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1960 Bardstown Road. Participants will have the opportunity to “view unique architecture and learn a little history about these time-honored institutions,” according to a press release from the organizers.
Tours are free and open to the public, but donations may be made to HCM. For more information and a list of participating churches, visit https://hcmlouisville.org/.

Volunteer Opportunities

With a blood shortage in the area, the American Red Cross will hold blood drives at several parishes. They are:

  • St. Francis Xavier Church, 155 Stringer Lane, Mt. Washington, Ky., June 27 from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • St. Agnes Church, 1920 Newburg Road, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • St. Bartholomew Church, 2042 Buechel Bank Road, June 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 508 Breckenridge Lane, June 30 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Donors can make an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767, visiting redcrossblood.org, downloading the Red Cross donor app or enabling the blood donor skill on Alexa Echo devices.

Bellarmine University is looking for volunteers for the Bellarmine Bike Camp, where children with disabilities learn how to ride a bike. The camp will take place July 12-16 on the university’s campus.
No experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 15 years old and able to attend a 90-minute session each day of the camp to provide physical, emotional and motivational support to riders.
For more information, contact Beth Ennis at 272-8434 or eennis@bellarmine.edu.

Alumni Events

Holy Family School’s class of 1971 will hold its 50-year reunion at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Saffin Center’s Reide Room on the campus of Holy Name Church, 3626 Poplar Level Road. Mass will be at 4:30 p.m.
A catered meal and a cash bar will be available. The cost is $15 per person or $30 per couple. Payments, due by Aug. 17, can be made to Paula Lustig Durbin via Venmo @Paula-Durbin-2, verification code 5809, or by sending a check payable to Paula Durbin, 4301 Fox Ridge Road, Crestwood, Ky., 40014.