Bulletin Board — June 27, 2024

SERVICES and DEVOTIONS

The St. Serra Club of Louisville will celebrate the feast day of St. Junipero Serra July 1 with a 10 a.m. Mass and installation of officers at St. John Paul II Church, 3539 Goldsmith Lane. It will be followed by an 11:30 a.m. lunch at the Golden Corral, 4032 Taylorsville Road. The outgoing and incoming presidents will be the speakers. 
The lunch cost is $12 for members and $15 for others. For non-members who wish to attend the lunch, call Chuck Lynch at 442-9302.

The next Archdiocesan First Saturday Devotion is set for July 6 at 9 a.m. at St. Ignatius Martyr Church, 1818 Rangeland Road. Mass, celebrated by Father Martin A. Linebach, vicar of vocations, begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by the devotion led by Deacon Joseph Calvert.  Confessions will be heard during the devotion, which includes adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, music by Sarah Nettleton Cleary and consecrations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Children and crying babies are welcome.

Registration is open for the 73rd annual Living Rosary, set for Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. at St. Michael Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive. Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre will preside, and all are welcome to attend. Youth in first through 12th grades are encouraged to participate. Parents may register children, who will help lead the rosary, online at www.MaryLouisville.com.

RETREATS

The Louisville Cursillo Movement is hosting a men’s Cursillo weekend July 11-14 at the Flaget Center, 1935 Lewiston Drive, and is accepting registrants until June 30. Participants must be 18 years of age to attend. The cost of the retreat is $275, and includes all food, snacks, materials and sleeping arrangements for the weekend. Visit louisvillecursillo.org or call 626-456-2042 for more details.

The Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality in Mount Saint Francis, Ind., is offering two retreats in August.

  • Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — “A Day with Mary Retreat: Celebrating the Feast of the Assumption as we Journey through Life with Mary.” The cost is $50 and includes lunch.
  • Aug. 23-25 — “Women’s Weekend of Peace: Nourish Your Spirit, Reflect, and Renew.” The cost is $250 and includes housing, meals, and retreat materials.

For more details, call the retreat center at 812-923-8817. 

VOCATIONS

Father Matthew Millay, who was ordained a priest on June 1, will speak about his vocation journey at the July 15 luncheon meeting of the St. Serra Club. It will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 4032 Taylorsville Road. 
The lunch cost is $12 for members and $15 for others. For non-members who wish to attend the lunch, please call Chuck Lynch at 442-9302.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

St. John Center, which provides services to the homeless, needs donations of bottled water, new or gently used washcloths and towels and disposable ponchos. Donations can be delivered to the center, 700 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily (2 p.m. on Wednesdays). Donations may also be made via Amazon by visiting the center’s wish list at https://a.co/dJQb2rP. Contact Jim Fulkerson, development coordinator, with questions at 398-3505 or jfulkerson@stjohncenter.org.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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 Drive., 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 lgraven@stalbert.org or 425-3940, ext. 169, for more information. All are welcome.

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

A grief support group for those who have lost someone to addiction or substance use disorder — GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) —​​ 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 Lindacicca@yahoo.com.

Nourish for Caregivers — a program for those caring for an aging parent, spouse or loved one — meets on Zoom and in St. Margaret Mary Church’s Spirituality Center, 7813 Shelbyville Road, every second Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register and to receive the Zoom link, contact Denise Ruiz at druiz@stmm.org or call 690-2834 for more information.

HERE AND THERE

Knights of Columbus Bishop Spalding Council #2761, 4417 River Road, will hold a flag retirement ceremony on July 6 at 1 p.m. in the parking lot across the street from the Council Hall and dining room. Bring worn and tattered American flags to be disposed of respectfully.

The Gray Street Farmers’ Market, 485 E Gray St., will be open every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through September. The market is a project of Catholic Charities of Louisville and the University of Louisville. Produce grown by refugee farmers in the charity’s Common Earth Gardens program will be for sale. To learn more, please contact Melissa Schreck at 852-8781.

St. Agnes Church is organizing a pilgrimage to Italy Jan. 27-Feb. 6, 2025 led by  Father Justin Nelson, the parish’s pastor. The pilgrimage will include travel to Venice, Florence, Assisi and Rome. The cost is $3999 per person. Space is limited. Contact Pam Slagle at 451-2220 or pslagle@stagneslouisville for more information.

EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT

The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute is offering a variety of faith formation classes. Location, unless otherwise noted, is the Maloney Center, 1200 S. Shelby St.:

  • Catechist Retreat: In Giving that we Receive, July 16, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Epiphany Church, Lighthouse, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road. The cost is $25 and includes lunch.
  • Christus Vivit: Exploring Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation for Young People, July 22, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Images of God, July 22, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Introduction to Sacraments, July 22, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thomas Merton and Pope Francis: Voices for Change in Cultures of Unrest, July 22, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

For more details and a full listing, view the course catalog at archlouff.org. Each class is $10 unless a cost is noted. 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.

The Adult Christian Enrichment Program of St. Bernadette Church offers a series of classes 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:

  • June 27 and 28 — Revelation’s Place in the Christian Bible
  • July 11 and 12 —  The Apocalypse and the Spiritual Life

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

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