A Mass to observe All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2, will be celebrated at Calvary Cemetery, 1600 Newburg Road, in the Priest Section at 11 a.m. Father Jeffery P. Shooner, vicar general, will be the celebrant.
The Mass will be celebrated for all deceased members of the Archdiocese of Louisville.
The Marian Center, 165 Sears Avenue, will host Days of Prayer for Priests, Deacons, Consecrated and Seminarians Nov. 6-10, which overlaps with National Vocation Awareness Week.
Mass will begin each day at 10 a.m. in the chapel and continuous prayer will last until 3 p.m.
“An Evening with the Saints,” hosted by St. Louis Bertrand Church, 1104 S. Sixth St., on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. The event will include readings from the saints, chanted Evening Prayer and Litany of the Saints, and a blessing and procession to the church reliquary.
Reconciliation will be available before the prayer service beginning at 6:30 p.m., and a reception will be held in O’Brien Hall following the prayer service.
The Marian Committee will hold a First Saturday Devotion at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St., on Nov. 4. Mass will be at 9 a.m. followed by the devotion and reconciliation at 9:30 a.m.
The devotion includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, adoration and Benediction, the rosary with meditation and sacred music by Dr. Emily Meixner.
A Wedding Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving, honoring couples marking 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of marriage in 2023 will be celebrated Nov. 26 at noon. Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre will be the celebrant at the liturgy, which will be held at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St.
Pre-registration, which is required, can be made by calling your parish office. The registration deadline is Nov. 10.
The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville will offer Taizé prayer on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road. For more information, call 896-2781.
The Saint Serra Club’s Fall Retreat will be held Nov. 11 at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. following 8:15 a.m. Mass.
Dominican Father John Baptist Hoang will speak on “Holiness — Living Life to the Full.”
For more information, contact Bob Hublar at rjhublar@BellSouth.net or 216-0945. The cost is $40 and payment is due by Oct. 31.
A Maranatha Retreat, designed for those who are chronically ill and their caregivers, will be held at the Nazareth Retreat Center in Nazareth, Ky., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 4.
The retreat will offer spiritual presentations, small-group sharing, meditation and sacraments.
The retreat is free, but registration is required. To register, contact Denise Bouchard in the Family Ministries Office at 636-0296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel’s Vineyard, a weekend retreat for men and women suffering after an abortion, will be held Nov. 3-5, in Owensboro, Ky.
For more information, contact Rita at 270-474-4707 or email@example.com. More information is also available at HopeAfterAbortionKY.com.
“Re-Membering Ourselves with Cory Lockhart” will be presented on Nov. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Nazareth Retreat Center in Nazareth, Ky.
Participants will be encouraged to slow down and connect through meditation, journaling and creative play. To register, visit www.nazarethretreatcenterky.org.
“Teilhard’s Cosmic Images of God,” a retreat offered by Nazareth Retreat Center in Nazareth, Ky., will be Nov. 10 to 12.
Participants will read several passages from Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s mystical essays, explore their relevance to the concerns of today’s world and contemplate the presence of divine love. To register, visit www.nazarethretreatcenterky.org.
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.
The Schuhmann Social Service Center, a ministry of the Shrine of St. Martin of Tours, is in need of volunteers and clean, new or gently used towels, comforters, blankets and sheets in all sizes.
Contact Jim Nix, the center’s director, at 589-6696 to plan a delivery time and for volunteer opportunities.
The Knights of Columbus Bardstown Council 1290 is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive from Oct. 28 through Nov. 30. All proceeds benefit people who are food insecure in Nelson County by way of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Collection bins will be placed in the rear of Nelson County churches to accept nonperishable, canned and packaged food items. Monetary donations are especially useful and can be mailed to Knights of Columbus, 107 North Fourth Street, Bardstown, Ky., 40004.
Nourish for Caregivers — a program for those caring for an aging parent, spouse or loved one — meets in St. Margaret Mary Church’s Spirituality Center, 7813 Shelbyville Road, and via Zoom, every second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be Nov. 8 on the topic of “Coping with the holidays.” To register and to receive the Zoom link, contact Denise Ruiz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 690-2834.
“Walking Through Grief: Handling the Holidays,” a program to help the bereaved develop a strategy and plan for the holidays, will be Nov. 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, in the Spirituality Center. The program is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact Denise Ruiz at 426-1588, ext. 126, or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
“Our Blessed Mother Mary — Songs, Reflections, Prayer,” a program presented by St. Athanasius Church’s music ministry, will be Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. at the church, 5915 Outer Loop. The program will feature songs and reflections on significant events in Mary’s life. A reception with light refreshments will follow. There is no cost to attend but donations are welcome.
A choral concert by Immaculate Conception Church’s adult choir will be presented Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at the church in La Grange, Ky. The program will include works by Forrest, Hagenberg, Courtney, Hairston, Gounod and more. A light reception will follow.
An Evening of Praise service, hosted by Immaculate Heart of Mary Church’s Gospel Sounds Choir, will be Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the church, 1515 Louis Coleman Jr. Dr. The theme of the evening is “Be A Witness.”
St. Xavier High School will hold the following class reunions in November:
- The Class of 2018 will have its 5-year reunion on Nov. 18. For more information, visit saintx.com/2018reunion or call 637-8485.
- The Class of 2013 will have its 10-year reunion on Nov. 24. For more information, visit saintx.com/2013reunion or call 637-8485.
Holy Spirit School is hosting a 10-year reunion for the Class of 2013 on Nov. 24 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the school, 322 Cannons Lane. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org and send $20 via Venmo to @hss2013reunion.
HERE AND THERE
Immaculata Classical Academy’s 2023-2024 Speaker Series will host D.T. Sheffler on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. His talk is titled “The Shining World: An Introduction to Dietrich von Hildebrand.” The event will be at Immaculata, 440 Zorn Avenue. A free wine and cheese reception will be provided.
Incarnation Church, 2229 Lower Hunters Trace, will host its annual craft fair Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For booth rental information, call the church office at 447-2013 before 2 p.m. After 2 p.m., call Jean Gawarecki at 386-8829 or Karen Van Vactor at 432-1892.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 508 Breckenridge Lane, is hosting a paper-shredding event Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Folks are invited to bring their unwanted tax forms, personal papers and bank and medical records to be safely shredded on-site and recycled. Cash donations to support Hand in Hand Ministries are welcome.
St. Ignatius Martyr Church’s Eagle’s chicken dinner will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the parish, 1818 Rangeland Road. The cost is $10 for a quarter chicken and $13 for half chicken. There will be a dine-in and a carry-out option.
The St. Agnes Seniors Senga will hold its next meeting Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. in St. Aloysius Hall, 1920 Newburg Road. The speaker will be Michelle Faught, who has completed the Lexington Encounter Ministry program and will share the power of prayer.
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will host an Irish Holiday Tea on Nov. 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Brigid Church, 1520 Hepburn Ave., in the Goetz Center. There will be Irish music, food, tea and craic — an Irish term for a good time — as well as vendors.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at https://laohlouisville.com. Proceeds will benefit Hildegard House and Golden Arrow.
“Shop & Sip,” a pop-up shopping event with local vendors hosted by Presentation Academy, will be Nov. 12 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the school’s Arts & Athletic Center, 900 S. Fourth St.
For more information, call Karen Schneider at 583-5935, ext. 117.
EDUCATION and ENRICHMENT
The Family Renewal Project is offering “Peaceful and Playful Parenting: A Catholic & Psychological Perspective,” for parents and grandparents on Nov. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Holy Angels Academy, 12201 Old Henry Road. A virtual option will also be available.
Registration is $20 and covers materials. For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/PPPW1123, call or text 303-1996 or email email@example.com.
The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute will offer a variety of faith formation classes this fall:
- “Faithful Citizenship,” Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom.
- Introduction to Sacraments, Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m. to noon, St. Stephen Martyr Church, 2931 Pindell Avenue.
The classes are $10. To register and for more information, contact Lynn McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-0296, ext. 1267.