Bulletin Board — May 18, 2023

SERVICES, DEVOTIONS

A Special Disciples of Jesus Mass will be celebrated May 21 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.

The Marian Committee will hold a First Saturday Devotion at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St., on June 3. Mass will be at 9 a.m. followed by a Holy Hour and reconciliation at 9:40 a.m. 
The devotion includes adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fatima prayers, the rosary with meditation and sacred music by Sarah Nettleton Cleary. 

An Infant Prayer Service for families that have lost a child are invited to remember their children in a service held in the Holy Innocents Section of Calvary Cemetery, 1600 Newburg Road, on the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next service will be May 31.
To add a name to the prayer list, call 451-7710.

RETREAT

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, in Mount St. Francis, Ind., is offering a Quilter’s Retreat June 13-17. The purpose of the retreat is to join other quilters for a getaway open to all skill levels. Retreatants are invited to bring their machines and supplies. To register, visit https://mountsaintfrancis.org/quilters-retreat-1

VOCATIONS

The Dominican Sisters of Peace invite single Catholic women, ages 18-45, to attend a free “Mission for Peace” prayer and service immersion program designed to help women explore contemporary Dominican life. 
The service program, held at the Dominicans Sisters of Peace Motherhouse in Akron, Ohio, begins June 2 at 9 a.m. and concludes June 6 at noon. For more information, call or text Sister June Fitzgerald at 570-336-3991 or email jfitzgerald@oppeace.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

The Earth and Spirit Center, 1924 Newburg Road, is in need of retreat leaders to facilitate interfaith nature retreats for high school and grade school students. The center is looking for those who enjoy vigorous physical activity, being in nature and working with teens in small groups, on trails, team building, discussions and small service projects on the campus. 
Retreat leaders can earn service hours. Retreats will be in-person and outside from August to November and March to May, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training will be provided. For more information, email Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp at lori@earthandspiritcenter.org.

The Grotto and Garden of our Lady of Lourdes, a local and state landmark at 601 Presidents Blvd., needs volunteers to help with maintenance from April to November. General needs are watering, trash pick up and pulling weeds. For more information and to schedule a time to volunteer, email stjosaa@hotmail.com.

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 women’s spring and summer clothing. Volunteers are also welcome. To make an appointment to volunteer or donate, call Jim Nix at 589-6696.

The Ladies Sewing Society of the St. Joseph Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Ave., is recruiting hand quilters or those interested in learning. The society meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Patrice Flynn at 494-1632. 

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Archdiocese of Louisville Office of Family and Life Ministries has partnered with Red Bird Ministries of Louisiana to offer a program for parents who have lost a child — from pregnancy through adulthood. 
The group meets monthly on the fourth Thursday in St. Louis Bertrand Church’s parish hall, 1104 S. Sixth St. The next session will be May 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit stlb.org/red-bird-ministry.

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.

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.

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. 20.

SINGLES

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 at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building of Holy Trinity Church, 501 Cherrywood Road.
For more information, contact Mike Miller at 472-5240 or mike25k@aol.com

The Catholic Single Adults Club for those 50 and over will meet June 4 for a game of Putt-Putt at 3 p.m. followed by dinner at Craft House Pizza at 5 p.m. For information and directions, call 553-1476.

ORGANIZATIONS

The Cathedral of the Assumption’s Kelty Endowed Concert Series and the American Guild of Organists will host a concert by Nicole Keller, assistant professor of organ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be at the cathedral, 433 S. Fifth St.
Keller specializes in eclectic programs, pairing familiar sounds and genres with less familiar ones, according to the concert announcement. The event is free and open to the public.

HERE and THERE

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 510 Breckinridge Lane, will have its annual yard sale on June 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym. Proceeds will benefit the Neighborhood House.

Presentation Academy is hosting a Bunco FUNraiser in the school’s Arts & Athletic Center, 900 S. Fourth St., on June 4 at 2 p.m. The cost is $10 per player, and registration is available at https://www.presentationacademy.org/bunco-night. For more information, visit www.presentationacademy.org or call (502) 583-5935.

ALUMNI

St. Xavier High School has planned class reunions in June:
— The St. X 50-Year Club Reunion Lunch will be June 1 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 830 Phillips Lane, at 11:30 a.m. This reunion lunch is for all members from the classes of 1942–1972. For more information or to register, visit saintx.com/50year or call 637-8485.
— The class of 1978 will celebrate its 45-year reunion June 9-10. For more information or to register, visit saintx.com/1978reunion or call 637-8485.

EDUCATION and ENRICHMENT

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:

  • May 25 and 26: Forms of Jewish Scripture.
  • June 1 and 2: Origins of the Christian Bible.

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

The Community Education Series at Nazareth Home will host its next event May 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Highlands Campus Chapel, 2000 Newburg Road. 
Dr. Dawn Hall-Bibb and Dr. Julie Hartmann from Bellarmine University will present “LET’S GET MOVING: Healthy Aging through Physical Activity,” a discussion on why getting regular physical activity is one of the most important things for your health.
The event is free and open to the public. Register by visiting https://www.nazhome.org/rsvp/.

The Family Renewal Project is offering several classes this summer at Holy Family Church, 3938 Poplar Level Road:

  • “Pioneers: The Wonders of Genesis (Discover Your Story Level 1),” June 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $10.
  • An Intro to Theology of the Body “The Gift,” June 5, 6, 12 and 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration is $20 per person or $30 per couple. 

Register for these classes online at https://www.familyrenewalproject.com/event/.

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