Services, devotions

The annual Memorial Mass for the Sanctity of Life will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at St. Martin of Tours Church, 639 S. Shelby St.
Each parish, school and Catholic organization is invited to send a delegation to the Mass to be recognized for their commitment to pro-life ministry.
For more information or to register a group, contact Celesta Arnold at celesta.arnold58@gmail.com.

A Mass to commemorate the National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn will be celebrated on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at St. Raphael Church, 2900 Bardstown Road. Father Patrick Dolan will preside.

St. Martin of Tours Church, 639 S. Shelby St., will hold a men’s evening of recollection on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. and a women’s morning of reflection on Jan. 18 at 9:30 a.m. The sessions will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, spiritual talks, quiet prayer, confession and Benediction.  The spiritual director is Father David Carr, the associate pastor of St. Martin of Tours.

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry will offer a Swahili Mass at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at St. Martin de Porres Church, 3112 West Broadway. Father Deogratias Ssamba will preside.

An evening of adoration, confession, Benediction, praise and worship featuring Catholic musician P.J. Anderson will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road. The event is free, but donations are welcomed. For more information contact Bryan Cain at bcain@stmm.org.

The 35th annual Archdiocesan Community Wide Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St. For more information call the archdiocesan Office of Multicultural Ministry at 471-2146.

A Holy Hour for vocations, sponsored by the Serra Club of Louisville, will be held on Jan. 23 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road. All are invited to attend.

Missions, retreats

Paulist Father Frank DeSiano will present “The Evangelizing Mission” at Epiphany Church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19-21.

Father DeSiano, president of Paulist Evangelization Ministries, will speak on the topics:

“Discipleship is a constant growth in faith;”

“Discipleship is lived and exercised in communion with others;” and

“As disciples, God sends us all forth.”

The mission is free and open to the public.

“Vision 2020: Welcoming the New Year Through the Eyes of SoulCollage,” a workshop, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at Mount St. Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in Maple Mount, Ky. The cost, which includes materials and lunch, is $40 if registered beforehand or $45 at the door. To register, call 270-229-0206, email retreatcenter@maplemount.org or visit ursulinesmsj.org/registration-form-for-sponsored-programs.

St. Gabriel Church, 5505 Bardstown Road, will host a women’s retreat, “Finding Clarity in the Clutter Within” on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Judy Ribar, associate director of retreats at Mount St. Francis, will lead the retreat. Cost is $30 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and all materials. To register, contact Therese Brennen at St. Gabriel at 239-5481, ext. 311.

The Passionist Earth & Spirit Center will host a “Free Introduction to Meditation Workshop” Jan. 29 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 60-minute workshop offers a basic introduction to the theory and practice of mindfulness meditation. To register or for more information, call 452-2749, email info@earthandspiritcenter.org or visit earthandspiritcenter.org.

Mount St. Joseph Conference and Retreat Center, Maple Mount, Ky., will host “Growing in Love with One Another; Growing in Love with God,” a retreat for married couples, from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2. The fee, which includes meals and accommodations, is $275 for those who register by Jan. 17 and $325 for those who register after that date. To register, call 270-229-0206, email retreatcenter@maplemount.org, or sign up online at www.ursulinesmsj.org/registration-form-for-sponsored-programs.


The Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand, Ind., will host a Come and See Weekend from Jan. 24-26. Women ages 18 to 40 are welcome for the whole weekend or a portion. There is no cost. Meals and lodging will be provided. Participants will meet with sisters and learn about their daily lives. To register, visit izagged.org.

The arts

Jordan Amburgey of Campbellsville University will perform a piano recital featuring works by Chopin, Beethoven and Ginastera at the Loretto Motherhouse in Loretto, Ky., on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Admission is free.


Joseph Norton, headmaster of Holy Angels Academy, will speak about the school at the Serra Club meeting at 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the Golden Corral, 4032 Taylorsville Road. The luncheon is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.
For more information, call Chuck Lynch at 244-2752. The Serra Club promotes religious vocations.

The Widows or Widowers Organization (WOW) will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the cafeteria at St. John Paul II School, 3521 Goldsmith Lane. Note the change of location. For more information, contact Rita Durbin at 458-6125.

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 Jan. 19. For more information, visit www.palgroup.org, email Michelle Cable at mmeeks13@bellsouth.net or call Mary Lebangood at 609-0926.

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 Jan. 23 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Park in the back of church. All are welcome. Cost is a $5 donation. For more information, contact Ann Holloway, LMFT at 553-7386.

Here and there

The Catholic Conference of Kentucky will present a screening of the film “Miss Virginia” Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St. A question and answer session will follow with Virginia Walden Ford, whose story inspired the film. To register visit https://nscwlouisvillekyscreening.splashthat.com/.

St. Luke Church, 4211 Jim Hawkins Drive, will hold its annual card party featuring games and prizes on Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. Cost of admission is $8 per person and includes a light lunch. For more information or to make a reservation, call Terry Reid at 500-0772. Reservations are strongly recommended.

St. Bernard School, 7500 Tangelo Drive, will hold an open house Jan. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Trivia Nights

Presentation Academy will host a Trivia Night March 21 at 6 p.m. in the school’s Arts and Athletic Center, 900 S. Fourth Street. The cost is $160 for a table of eight. Only 60 tables will be sold. Purchase tickets at presentationacademy.org. There will also be raffles.

St. Bartholomew Church, 2040 Buechel Bank Road, will host a Trivia Night Jan. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $15 per player and teams should consist of four to eight players. There will be door prizes and concessions available. To make a reservation, call 451-2929 or visit saintbarths.org/parish-trivia-night. Proceeds benefit the Franciscan Kitchen.

Education and enrichment

Epiphany Church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road, will hold a seven-week DVD study of Bishop Robert Barron’s “Priest, Prophet and King,” on Mondays in the parish’s Lighthouse building beginning on Feb. 10.
Participants may attend the morning sessions, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., or the evening sessions, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The cost is $25. Register online at www.epiphanycatholicchurch.org under “Give Online” by Jan. 26.

The Angela Merici Center for Spirituality will offer a workshop called “Understanding Loss and Grief” on Jan. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3175 Lexington Road. Attendees should enter via the accessible entrance at the rear of the building. The cost is $30. For more information or to register, call 896-3945 or email amc@ursulineslou.org.

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

Justice Workshop: “Solidarity with the Poor” Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Assumption Undercroft, 433 S. Fifth Street. Cost is $25 and includes lunch.

– “Faith Development” Feb. 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Weiker Room in the Activity Center at St. Stephen Martyr, 2931 Pindell Ave. 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.