Services, devotions

The Angela Merici Center for Spirituality will offer the contemplative experience of Taizé prayer on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3175 Lexington Road. Cost is a free-will offering. Enter via the accessible entrance at the rear of the Motherhouse. For more information, call 896-3945 or email amc@ursulineslou.org.

The Heart of Jesus Prayer Group will host a Charismatic Healing Mass followed by an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Holy Family Church, 3938 Poplar Level Road. For more information, contact Paul Furmanek at 608-3529.

A holy hour for vocations, sponsored by the Serra Club of Louisville, will be held at St. Lawrence Church, 1925 Lewiston Drive, on Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Serra Club is an international organization of lay men and women who support and promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life.


St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1960 Bardstown Road, will host a day of reflection on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Judy Ribar will present “Finding Clarity in the Clutter: Clearing Out What Gets in the Way of Moving Deeper Within.” The cost is $20. To register, contact Jo Ann Jones by Oct. 18

St. Bernard Church, 7500 Tangelo Drive, will hold its 18th Koinonia Retreat on Nov. 8, 9 and 10. The retreat begins with dinner at 5 p.m. on Friday and concludes Sunday afternoon with participants going home each night.
The fee is $40, which covers materials and six meals. For more information or to request registration forms, contact Jennifer Britton at 551-7569 or brittone@att.net or Jason Sizemore at 377-4330 or sizemj@gmail.com.
To register online go to: https://stbernardlou.weshareonline.org/KoinoniaRetreat.

Support groups

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones meets on Sundays in the Raphael Room of St. Raphael Church, 2900 Bardstown Road, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The next meeting is Oct. 13.
For more information, go to www.palgroup.org, email Michelle Cable at mmeeks13@bellsouth.net or call Mary Lebangood at 609-0926.

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing), a peer led support group, welcomes people of any faith who have lost a loved one due to substance misuse. The group meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose building of Holy Trinity Church, 501 Cherrywood Road. The next meeting is Oct. 14. For more information, contact Mary Wuerdeman at marywuerdeman@comcast.net or 770-265-0772.

Ups & Downs, a support group for those dealing with depression, grief, anxiety or any life issue will meet at St. Michael Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive, on Oct. 24 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Park in back of the church. All are welcome. Cost is a $5 donation. For more information, contact Ann Holloway, LMFT at 553-7386.


WOW (Widows or Widowers) will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at St. John Paul II’s Gallager Hall, 2042 Hikes Lane. First-time guests should arrive by 6 p.m. The theme for this meeting is Halloween. Costumes are optional but encouraged. There will be a prize for the most popular costume. Jeff Rehmet will provide the music. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information, contact Rita Durbin at 458-6125.

Volunteer opportunities

Red Cross blood drives will be held at the following locations:
– Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 508 Breckenridge Lane, Oct. 10 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
– St. Raphael Church, 2141 Lancashire Ave., Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– St. Francis Xavier, Mt. Washington, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Adult female volunteers are needed to lead women’s communion services at the Louisville Metro Jail on Friday mornings. Volunteers must be or become mandated Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Training for other aspects of the ministry will also be provided. For more information or to volunteer, contact Deacon Steve Marks at 964-6966 or deacon.steve.marks@gmail.com.

Here and there

A Harvest Ball will be held at Little Sisters of the Poor, 15 Audubon Plaza Drive, on October 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Prime Time Band will provide the entertainment. Refreshments will be provided. Donations will be accepted.

St. Martin de Porres Church will host its 8th Annual Wine and Cheese Silent Auction on Oct. 19 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in its Thea Bowman Hall, 3146 West Broadway. The cost is $25. For more information, call 778-1118 or email wyne.cheese@gmail.com.

The Knights of Columbus Hall, 4801 Progress Blvd., will hold its monthly all-you-can-eat chicken dinner on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Holy Angels Academy, 12201 Old Henry Road, will hold an open house on Oct. 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours will be available on Oct. 21-25 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Holy Angels Academy at 254-9440.

St. Luke Church, 4211 Jim Hawkins Drive, will hold its All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Dinner on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost $6 for children ages 5-12 and $10 for adults. For more information, call 969-3291 or visit www.stlukelouisville.org.

St. Martha Church, 2825 Klondike Lane, will host a craft fair sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 965 on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bethany Center. For more information, contact Dawn Ruiz at 314-8836 or dawnruiz16@gmail.com.

St. Luke Church, 4211 Jim Hawkins Drive, will hold its Fall Festival on Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The evening will include bouncies, games, hay rides, plenty of food and a yard sale.

“Join the Journey,” a luncheon that will provide information about the ways the Sisters of Charity are transforming lives in Kentucky, will be held on Nov. 12 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 830 Philips Lane. There is no cost to attend, but during the program attendees will be asked to consider a donation and/or pledge. Those who would like to attend are asked to contact Leslie Wilson at 348-1551 or lwilson@scnky.org.

Alumni events

St. Joe Prep. alumni and friends will hold their fall cook-in on Oct. 17 at the Bardstown Event Center, Bardstown, Ky. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Meat and drinks will be provided. Alumni should bring a covered dish. Cost is $5. For more information, contact John Cecil at 264-2139.

The Angela Merici High School all-class reunion will be held on Nov. 2 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Flaget Center gym, 1935 Lewiston Drive. The event is for alumnae only. The cost is $25 per person. RSVP by Oct. 11 by contacting Kim Bradley at 515-7523 or kbradley@ursulineslou.org.

Education and enrichment

The Office of Multicultural Ministry and its African American Catholic Ministries will hold an adult Kujenga Viongozi experience on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway.
The Kujenga Viongozi Process is a day-long, Africentric, family-centered enrichment experience for adults. The cost is $40 per adult and includes breakfast, lunch, a t-shirt and materials. To register, call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at 471-2146.

Holy Spirit School, 322 Cannons Lane, will host a presentation by a panel of experts entitled, “Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten? Advice from the Experts,” on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Panelists, including educators and other pediatric experts, will answer questions, offer advice and discuss the skills necessary for success in kindergarten. One attendee will win a free week of Holy Spirit Summer Camp. For more information or to register, contact Doris Swenson, principal, at 893-7700 or dswenson@hspiritschool.org.

The Angela Merici Center for Spirituality, 3175 Lexington Road, will offer “Living the Jesus Creed” presented by Ginny Schaeffer, on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This program is part of the center’s Sabbath Moments series. The cost is $10.
For more information, call 896-3945 or email amc@ursulineslou.org.

Art Turner, director of faith formation for the Archdiocese of Louisville, will present “In the Beginning”– What the Church Teaches About Evolution, the Big Bang Theory and Creation” on Oct. 13 in the cafeteria at St. Martha School, 2825 Klondike Lane. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation. The cost is $10 per person.
For information and reservations for the dinner, go to www.stmarthalouisville.org or email abergamini@stmarthachurch.org.

St. Bernadette Church and St. Albert the Great Church will offer a presentation entitled “Job: Suffering of the Innocent” on Oct. 14 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.

Benedictine Father Godfrey Mullen will speak on the development of the liturgical calendar that was adopted and revised in the post-Vatican II Council era at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 in St. Bernadette Church, 6500 St. Bernadette Avenue. Register online at www.stb2008.org/fathermullenevent.

The Notre Dame Club will hold a Hesburgh Lecture on October 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bellarmine University in Centro -Treece Hall, Hilary’s. Holy Cross Father Oliver Williams, the director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, will present “Can You Do Well While Doing Good?” The event is free. RSVP online at https://application.bellarmine.edu/register/ExecutiveSeries.

Ursuline Sister Judy Rice will give a presentation about the Enneagram, a personality typing system that can help people understand themselves and others around them better, on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3175 Lexington Road. Cost is $30. Enter via the accessible entrance at the rear of the Motherhouse. For more information, call 896-3945 or email amc@ursulineslou.org.

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

  • “The Gospel According to DC and Marvel” — Oct. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon, Ky. The cost is $10.
  • “Teaching Children About the Mass: A Hands-on Approach” — Oct. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the St. Martha School cafeteria, 2825 Klondike Lane. The cost is $10.
  • “Catholicism, Fundamentalism, and Science: Why the Catholic Church Does Not Choose Sides in the Science vs. Creationism Debates” — Oct. 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Ascension School library, 4600 Lynnbrook Drive. The cost is $10.
  • “Catechist Day: Lesson Planning 101” — Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Flaget Center, 1935 Lewiston Drive. The cost is $15 and includes lunch.
  • “Catechist Day: Working with Children with Disabilities” ­— Oct. 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Flaget Center, 1935 Lewiston Drive. Cost is $15 and includes lunch.
    The fee for those who enroll in both Catechist Day programs is $25.
  • “In the Beginning” — Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon, Ky. 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.