A “Prayer Experience Celebrating Saint Mary Magdalene,” hosted by Epiphany Church, will be July 23 at 7 p.m. at the church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road. The prayer service will feature a reflection by Cory Lockhart, a local teacher, speaker, writer and artist. Light refreshments will be available. This event is free and open to the public.
A Special Disciples of Jesus Mass will be July 23 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 cookout/potluck reception will follow and participants are invited to bring their favorite dish to share. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tara Mattingly at 690-2851 or email@example.com.
An Infant Prayer Service for families that have lost a child are invited to remember their children at a July 26 prayer service 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.
A confidential Retrouvaille weekend for couples experiencing difficulty in their marriage will be held Aug. 4 to 6.
The program is designed to “help troubled marriages regain their health. It helps spouses uncover or reawaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together,” according to an announcement from Retrouvaille Louisville. “The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced.”
To receive more information or to register, call 479-3329, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit helpourmarriage.org.
In honor of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, a retreat called “His Mercy is from Age to Age: Spiritual Retreat for Maturing Adults” will be offered by the Archdiocese of Louisville July 25 from 9 a.m. to noon in St. Margaret Mary Church’s Pastoral Care Center, 7813 Shelbyville Road.
Benedictine Sister Betty Drewes will lead the retreat. The cost is $20 and includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is required and there is limited space available. To register, contact Denise Puckett at email@example.com or 636-0296, ext. 1268.
Nazareth Retreat Center in Nazareth, Ky., is offering “Breathe 2: Mindfulness & the Cultivation of Compassion,” led by Mary Underwood, on July 29 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
The cost is $20. For more information and to register, visit https://nazarethretreatcenterky.org/programs/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERE and THERE
Water With Blessings, a nonprofit water purification ministry based in Louisville, is hosting a benefit concert to help address flooding and cholera in Haiti.
The concert, featuring the band The Remedy, will be July 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Saints Sky Bar, 131 Breckenridge Lane. The cost is $10, and all proceeds will support Water With Blessings’ efforts to keep cholera controlled in Haiti and to provide clean water to children worldwide.
For more information, contact Sister Larraine Lauter at 749-5492 or email@example.com.
Sitio Clothing Ministry, an outreach ministry located at St. John Vianney Church, will host its annual “We Care Banquet” Aug. 3 at Hotel Louisville, 120 W. Broadway. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Archbishop Shelton Fabre will attend and Addia Wuchner, Executive Director of Kentucky Right to Life, will be the keynote speaker.
There will be a silent auction. Tickets are $45 for adults and $25 for students. To make a reservation by July 26, contact Linda Gottbrath at 969-0018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hope and Healing Grief Group for those touched by the loss of a loved one to substance abuse meets at St. Albert the Great Church, 1395 Girard Dr., on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Center. Contact Laura Graven at email@example.com or 425-3940, ext. 169, for more information. All are welcome.
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.
Mercy Academy’s class of 1960 is meeting for lunch at KingFish, 3021 River Road, July 17 at 11 a.m. For more information, call Ann Wassing Hager at 314-3065.
St. Xavier High School has reunions scheduled for July:
- The class of 1998 will have a 25-year reunion July 22. For more information or to register, visit saintx.com/1998reunion or call 637-8485.
- The class of 1988 will hold its 35-year reunion July 29. For more information or to register, saintx.com/1988reunion or call 637-8485.
EDUCATION and ENRICHMENT
The Community Education Series at Nazareth Home will host its next event July 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Highlands Campus Chapel, 2000 Newburg Road.
Sheri Rose, CEO/Executive Director of the Thrive Center, will present “Technologies to Enhance our Physical and Cognitive Wellbeing,” about technologies that work to enhance well-being as folks age.
The event is free and open to the public. Register by visiting https://www.nazhome.org/rsvp/.
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:
- July 20 and 21: Apocalyptic worldview in Judaism.
- July 27 and 28: Apocalyptic dimension of early Christianity.
- Aug. 3 and 4: Origins of the Book of Revelation.
Call Lynnette LeGette at 802-5966 to register for free and receive a link to the class. All are welcome.
The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute will offer a variety of faith formation classes this summer at the Maloney Center, 1200 S. Shelby St., unless otherwise noted.
- Sacrament Workshop: First Eucharist, July 24, 9 a.m. to noon.
- Overview of Catechetical Ministry Part II, July 24, 9 a.m. to noon.
- “Evidence of the Resurrection in Catholic Saints and Martyrs,” July 24, noon to 3 p.m., St. Dominic Church in Springfield, Ky.
- Faith Development, July 24, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Introduction to Scripture, July 25, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
- Introduction to Prayer, July 25, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Thomas Merton and the Role of Creativity and Humor through the Spirit, July 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Images of God, July 26, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
- Introduction to Sacraments, July 26, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Introduction to Christology, July 27, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
- Sacrament Workshop: First Reconciliation, July 27, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more details about each class and a full listing, view the course catalog at: https://archlouff.org/.Each class is $10. To register or for more information, contact Lynn McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-0296, ext.1267. Class sizes will be limited and participants must pre-register (no walk-ins).