Bulletin Board — May 23, 2024


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.

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.

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. The next meeting is June 12th and the topic is “The Thing About Compassion.” 
To register and to receive the Zoom link, contact Denise Ruiz at  druiz@stmm.org  or call 690-2834 for more information.


Sister Visitor Center, 2235 West Market Street, is offering a Saturday Volunteer Opportunity on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of the month from noon to 4 p.m. One to two volunteers are needed to sort donations, stock shelves and clean. Opportunities for small-group volunteering can be arranged.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Catholic Charities is seeking volunteers to visit with residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The program aims to lift the voices of people living in these facilities, “working on their behalf to resolve care concerns, educating them on their rights and advocating for improved quality of life,” according to Catholic Charities. Volunteers will be trained to serve as Friendly Visitors or Certified Volunteer Ombudsmen. For more information, visit cclou.org/volunteer/.

Blood donors are needed at Holy Trinity Church, 501 Cherrywood Dr., which is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive June 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome or donors can preschedule online at www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive. For information, contact Allyson Skaggs at akskag01@outlook.com.

St. John Center, which provides services to the homeless, needs donations of 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.


Catholic Singles of Louisville, a group for those in their 40s and over, meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Members participate in prayer, service projects and social gatherings, including dances, concerts, trivia and game nights. For more information and for the location, contact Mike Miller at 472-5240 or mike25k@aol.com.

The Catholic Singles Adults Club for those age 50 and over will gather to play Putt-Putt and eat at McAlister’s at 3 p.m. June 2. For locations and more information, call 502-553-1476.


St. Athanasius Church will host a golf scramble June 9 at Quail Chase Golf Course. The event will include a buffet-style lunch starting at 12:30 p.m. A shotgun start will be at 2 p.m. The cost is $75 per player and $300 per team. To register by June 3, contact Tom Wheatley at 645-7822.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 508 Breckinridge Lane, will host its annual yard sale on June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym. Proceeds will benefit the Neighborhood House. 


St. Helen School alumni in the class of 1964 are being sought for a 60-year reunion on Sept. 28. Members of classes from 1956 to 1963 are also invited to attend. Class members or those who know them are asked to contact Sandi Swimme Otte at 727-642-9446 or sandio2@verizon.net
A Facebook page, St.Helen’sGradeSchoolClassof1964Reunion!, has been created to help members connect.

Holy Cross High School, 5144 Dixie Highway, will hold a reunion weekend celebrating all classes ending in “4” May 31 to June 2. The reunion will include classes that graduated from Angela Merici and Bishop David high schools.
The weekend will begin with a “Mix and Mingle” at Holy Cross on May 31. Individual classes will host various events around Louisville June 1. A special reunion Mass will be celebrated on June 2.
For more information, contact Jacki Loftus at jloftus@holycrosshs.com.


Father Joe Rankin will hold Bible study on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Rita Church, 8709 Preston Highway. The topics on May 28 for Corpus Christi will be “Eat and Run.”

Family Renewal Project will present two courses in May and June:

– Discovering Your Story:

  • Level 1: “The Wonders of Genesis,” May 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Level 2: “Understanding Exodus,” June 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Level 3: “The Purpose of Christmas,” June 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The course will take place in Holy Family Church’s Brennan Room, 3938 Poplar Level Road. To register, visit https://www.familyrenewalproject.com/events/.

– Introduction to Theology of the Body, a four-part series for individuals over 18, at St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky. The course will be offered from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 28 and June 4, 11 and 18. It will be taught by Vincent and Lucia Ricketts.
The cost is $20 per person and $30 per couple or family. College students, missionaries and clergy may attend for free. For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/TOB5624.

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.:

  • Faith Development, June 3, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Images of God, June 3, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Introduction to Prayer, June 4, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Introduction to Sacraments, June 4, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Multicultural Ministry, June 4, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • The Exile: Exploring Lament in the Jewish Scriptures, June 4, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Introduction to Christology, June 5, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Overview of Catechetical Ministry Part II, June 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Introduction to Scripture, June 6, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching, June 6, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more details 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 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 is exploring funeral planning via Zoom. The programs will be offered 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 30 and 31 — Ask Questions of a Funeral Home Representative. 
  • June 6 and 7 — White Supremacy and American Christianity: Moving Toward Beloved Community.

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

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