Bulletin Board — August 18, 2023

SERVICES, DEVOTIONS

A Special Disciples of Jesus Mass will be celebrated Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road. Special needs families and friends are invited to attend the shortened Mass intended for children. A light reception will follow. For more information, contact Tara Mattingly at 690-2851 or tmattingly@stmm.org.

An Infant Prayer Service for families that have lost a child will be held Aug. 30 in the Holy Innocents Section of Calvary Cemetery, 1600 Newburg Road. The service is held on the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. 
To add a name to the prayer list, call 451-7710.

ORGANIZATIONS

The St. Serra Club of Louisville, which promotes religious vocations, will hold its next meeting on Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 4032 Taylorsville Road. Holly McGuire, director of the Office of Continuing Education for Priests and Lay Ecclesial Ministers, will speak on “Charity and the Continuing Education for Priests.” The cost is $12 for members and $15 for others. For non-members who wish to attend, please call Chuck Lynch at 442-9302.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

A community choir that will sing primarily in small ensembles for those seriously ill or dying is forming in Louisville. The Louisville Community Comfort Choir will perform in various settings in and around the Louisville area.  
Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Hosparus, located at Breckinridge and Dutchmans next to Kaden Tower.  
Training will be provided to develop an open, supportive, comfortable and respectful presence at the bedside. Contact Linda Thieneman at lwthieneman@gmail.com for more information.

A Red Cross Blood Drive is planned at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mt. Washington, Ky., on Aug. 20 in the Parish Hall, 155 Stringer Lane, from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.

St. John Center needs donations of medium and large men’s boxers or briefs, new or gently used bath towels, disposable razors, adult rain ponchos, spray deodorant and more. Supplies can be dropped off at 700 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or may be donated through the Amazon Wishlist online at https://a.co/dJQb2rP.
For more information, contact Jim Fulkerson at 398-3505 or jfulkerson@stjohncenter.org.

The Schuhmann Center, 730 East Gray St., a ministry of St. Martin of Tours Church that serves homeless men and women, is in need of donations of large and extra large T-shirts, men’s shorts (sizes 28 to 34), towels, sheets, pillowcases, comforters and blankets. Volunteers are also welcome. To volunteer or donate, call Jim Nix at 589-6696.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Grief Recovery Program will be offered weekly for eight weeks at St. John Paul II Church. It began Aug. 3 and will continue to meet weekly from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Life Center, 3539 Goldsmith Lane.
The program is open to those who have suffered a significant loss, either recently or long ago. For more information, contact Pattie Filley, CSW and certified grief specialist, at 502-459-4251, ext. 24, or 502-742-1190.

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 NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) family support group is offered at St. Albert the Great Church, 1395 Girard Dr., 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.

Walking Through Grief, a 10-week support group for people grieving the death of someone close, meets in person at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, and by Zoom on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. (began Aug. 14) and on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (begins today, Aug. 17). 
The program is free and open to all. To register or to receive a Zoom link, contact Denise Ruiz, 426-1588 or druiz@stmm.org.

DivorceCare, a 13-week seminar and support group, will meet at Our Lady or Lourdes Church, 508 Breckenridge Lane, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 to Nov. 16.
DivorceCare aims to help divorced or separated people “heal from the hurt,” according to organizers.
Participants can join at any time. The cost is $20 for the workbook. Register at divorcecare.org. For more information, contact Dana Eckert at 896-0241 or danae@ourlourdes.org.

Ups & Downs, a support group for those dealing with loss, grief, depression and anxiety, meets the first Friday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 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.

HERE AND THERE

St. Ignatius Martyr Church, 1818 Rangeland Road, will have its next Eagles Chicken Dinner on Aug. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A quarter chicken dinner is $10 and a half is $13.

The Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Charismatic Renewal will offer a series of presentations exploring the nature of charismatic spirituality at 2 p.m. in Holy Family Church’s chapel, 3926 Poplar Level Road. The dates and topics are:

  • Aug. 20 — What is the Gift of Tongues?
  • Aug. 27 — How does one become Baptized in the Holy Spirit?

For more information on the presentations or Catholic Charismatic Renewal, contact Bob Garvey at 435-6186.

ALUMNI EVENTS

The Holy Trinity Boomer Reunion is planned for those who graduated from Holy Trinity School from 1960 to 1969. It will be held Sept. 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Arterburn, 310 Ten Pin Lane in St. Matthews.
For more information, call 484-324-8742 or join the Facebook group called Holy Trinity Boomer Reunion.

St. Xavier High School has announced the following dates for class reunions in August:

For more details, call 637-8485.

EDUCATION and ENRICHMENT

“Rest Assured: The Power of Sleep” is the subject of the next program in Nazareth Home’s Community Education Series. Programs are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the home, 2000 Newburg Road. On Aug. 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Scott McClure, director of sleep services at Norton Healthcare, will discuss the relationship between aging and sleep and why sleep is so important to health and wellness.
The event is free and open to the public. RSVP in advance at www.nazhome.org/rsvp/.

The Family Renewal Project is offering “TOB 1: An Intro to Theology of the Body Crash Course,” Aug. 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $20.
For more information and to register, visit www.familyrenewalproject.com/event/

“Listening as Sanctuary: Introduction to Compassionate Listening as Contemplative Practice” will be led be Kathleen Coyne on Zoom Sept. 12 to Oct. 17. The virtual workshop will offer “concrete skills for engaging with people we don’t agree with and for supporting people in our lives who may have experienced trauma,” according to an announcement. 
It will consist of six sessions offered on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30. The cost is $50. Register at NazarethRetreatCenterKy.org

The Adult Christian Enrichment Programs of St. Albert and St. Bernadette churches are exploring challenges in Scripture related to faith, the church and the world today through a series of classes offered via Zoom. The programs are 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:

  • Aug. 24 and 25: Seven trumpets, temple and celebration.
  • Aug. 31 and Sept. 1: The dragon and the problem of evil.
  • Sept. 7 and 8: The beasts and evil in the political sphere.

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

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