Services and Devotions

America Needs Fatima’s 2022 Public Square Rosary Crusade will be on the front lawn of St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Rd., Oct. 15 at noon. For more information, contact Jodie Raible at jodieraible@gmail.com.

St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, will feature VENTUS — Eucharistic Adoration with modern worship music — on Oct. 5. Exposition will begin at 6:30 p.m. with music and confession at 7 p.m. and Benediction at 8 p.m. A reception will follow in the hospitality room. Contact Dr. Holly Smith for more information at hsmith@stmm.org.

Support Groups

Ups & Downs, a support group for those dealing with grief, depression and anxiety, meets the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Forest Hills Commons Assisted Living Facility, 9107 Taylorsville Road. The group is a ministry of St. Michael Church.
The cost is $5 per session. For more information, contact facilitator Ann C. Holloway, M.Ed., LMFT at ach.29@hotmail.com.

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.

The Arts

Mid Kentucky Arts will begin its season with a concert in honor of the Dominican Sisters of Peace 200-year anniversary. Mid Kentucky Chorus will perform sacred music from all eras to commemorate the bicentennial of Dominican Sisters in the U.S. Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Catharine Motherhouse, in St. Catharine, Ky. Tickets are $16, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. For reservations or more information, call 859-481-7094.


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.

Youth and Young Adults

A Youth and Young Adult Candlelight Mass is held at St. John Paul II Church, 3539 Goldsmith Lane, on the first Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. For details, call Curt Meyers at 459-4251, ext. 21.

Here and There

Louisville Kentucky Cursillo invites the Cursillo Community to a Grand Ultreya on Oct. 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Bernadette Church, 6500 Saint Bernadette Ave., for an opportunity to connect with those who are new to the area and to the 4th Day Community.
Cursillo — a Spanish word that means “short course” — is a Catholic movement centered on Christian living led by lay people. For more information, contact Mary Ann Wrenn at 693-2130 or wrennavon@yahoo.com.

DeSales High School, 425 W. Kenwood Drive, will host the 2nd annual Day on the Grounds: Bourbon, Brews & Food tasting event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1. More than 30 distilleries, breweries, wineries and local restaurants will have products available for tasting.
Tickets are $70 each and can be purchased online at https://one.bidpal.net/dayonthegrounds22/welcome.

An e-waste recycling community event is being offered by St. John Paul II Church, 3539 Goldsmith Lane, on Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following items will be accepted: computers, hard drives/floppy disks, printers, fax machines and more. For a complete list and more information, visit stjpiiparish.com/.

St. Ignatius Martyr Church’s Eagle’s chicken dinner will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the parish, 1816 Rangeland Road. The cost is $10 for a quarter chicken and $12 for a half chicken. There will be a dine-in and a carry-out option. Face masks are optional.

The Ladies of Good Shepherd Church will hold its October Card Party For A Cause on Oct. 11 at Lehmann Hall, 3525 Rudd Avenue. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Admission is $8 per person and includes lunch and a door prize ticket. All are invited to attend. Proceeds will benefit Kentucky Pug Rescue. For reservations call 749-9780.


The St. Serra Club of Louisville, which promotes religious vocations, will hold its next luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Oct. 3, at Golden Corral, 4032 Taylorsville Road.
Ken Peet, regional director of the St. Serra Clubs, will speak about the club’s international and regional conferences.
The cost to attend is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call Chuck Lynch at 442-9302.

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:

  • Oct. 6-7 — Community conflicts in 1-2 Corinthians.
  • Oct. 13-14 — Worship and leaders in Paul’s congregations.
  • Oct. 20-21 — Paul’s theology on slavery and Christ.

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


The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute will offer a variety of faith formation classes this fall.

  • Praying with adolescents, Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael Church’s community room, 3705 Stone Lakes Dr.
  • “The Gospel according to DC and Marvel: Finding Biblical and religious truth in pop culture and superhero lore,” Oct. 18, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon, Ky.

For more details about each class and a full listing, view the course catalog at: https://archlouff.org/catechist-certification/professional-development-catalogue/.
Each class is $10. To register or for more information, contact Lynn McDaniel at lmcdaniel@archlou.org or 636-0296, ext.1267. Class sizes will be limited and participants must pre-register (no walk-ins).