Services and Devotions

The annual Archdiocese of Louisville’s Walk and Mass for Life will take place Jan. 21. Participants will gather in the Cathedral of the Assumption at 4:30 p.m. The mile and a half walk will start at 4:50 p.m. Families, youth and young adult groups, sports teams, scouting units and others are invited to join in solidarity with the national March for Life in Washington, D.C.
After the walk, Father Martin Linebach will celebrate Mass at the cathedral at 6:15 p.m.

St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, is hosting its second Special Disciples of Jesus Mass Jan. 30 at 3 p.m.
Special needs families and friends are invited to attend the shortened Mass intended for children.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be available immediately following Mass in the Parish Hall Hospitality Room.
For questions or more information, contact Tara Mattingly at (502) 426-1588, ext. 344 or tmattingly@stmm.org.

Support Groups

Ups & Downs, a support group for those dealing with grief, depression and anxiety, is offered on Zoom each Wednesday at 6 p.m. for an hour. The group normally meets in-person at St. Michael Church.
The cost is $10 per session. Participants may email ach.29@hotmail.com for more information and to receive Zoom credentials from the facilitator, Ann C. Holloway, M.Ed., LMFT.

DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids, a weekly seminar and support group for divorced and separated people and a separate program for children, will meet Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from Jan. 25 to April 26 at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road.
To register or to purchase a workbook for DivorceCare, visit www.divorcecare.org.
To register for Divorce-Care for Kids, contact Denise Ruiz at 426-1588, ext. 126, or at druiz@stmm.org. The cost is a donation of $25.

From Grief to Healing, a group for those who have lost a loved one, will be hosted by St. Margaret Mary Church for 10 weeks. There are two meeting times and options.
A group will meet via Zoom on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Email Denise Ruiz at druiz@stmm.org for the link.
Another group will meet in person in the Sacred Heart Spirituality Center Living Room, 7813 Shelbyville Road, on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting Jan. 23. Donations are accepted. Contact Denise Ruiz at 426-1588 ext.126, for 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.

Here and There

St. Bartholomew Church, 2040 Buechel Bank Road, will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 per person with teams of up to eight people. Participants are encouraged to register and pay online at saintbarths.org.

Presentation Academy will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at the school’s Arts and Athletic Center, 900 S. Fourth St. Tickets, which can be purchased at presentationacademy.org, are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight. Participants may bring their own food and beverages. Cash prizes will be awarded for the trivia first place winner and for best decorated table. All proceeds will benefit the school.

St. Ignatius Martyr Church’s Eagle’s chicken dinner will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at the parish, 1816 Rangeland Road. The cost is $9 for a quarter chicken and $11 for half of a chicken. There will be a dine-in and a carry-out option. Face masks are recommended.

Single Adults

Mature Catholics over age 50 interested in gathering socially are invited to join the new Catholic Singles Over 50 Group. 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sister Visitor Center, 2235 West Market St., needs volunteers during regular business hours to help keep its choice food pantry shelves stocked and to shop with clients in the pantry.
For more information, visit cclou.org/volunteer/.

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry will hold a winter coat drive.
New and gently used coats can be dropped off at the Catholic Enrichment Center (CEC), 3146 W. Broadway, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 12.
The coats will be given away during an event at the CEC from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 19. For more information, call the center at 776-0262.

Education and Enrichment

Postponed: Deacon Lucio Caruso’s presentation on “Science and Our Catholic Faith” has been postponed to Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at St. Gabriel Church, 5505 Bardstown Road. To register, contact the parish at tbrennan@stgabriel.net or 239-5481, ext. 311.

The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute will offer a variety of faith formation classes this winter at the Maloney Center, 1200 S. Shelby St., unless otherwise noted.

  • Introduction to Prayer, Feb. 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Jesus Christ as Definitive Priest, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom.
  • Encountering Religious Vocations in the Classroom, Feb. 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Room at St. Michael, 3705
    Stone Lakes Drive.

Each class is $10 unless otherwise noted. To register or for more information, contact Lynn McDaniel at lmcdaniel@archlou.org or 636-0296, ext. 1267. Make checks payable to ALMI. Class sizes will be limited and participants must pre-register (no walk-ins). CDC, local and archdiocesan guidelines for COVID-19 safety should be followed.