Monday, August 22, 2016

Archdiocese Youth Day at Kentucky Kingdom

Congratulations to the Deacon Class of 2016!

On August 20, 2016, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz ordained 18 men as permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Louisville at St. Patrick Church in Louisville. May they serve Christ humbly and zealously, and may their wives and families be blessed.

Photos from Ordination Mass and practice.

Friday, August 19, 2016

News from the Parish Office

Some information and a prayer request for you:

Orders for commemorative engraved bricks or concrete pavers for the Parish Community Prayer Garden will be accepted through September 1st.  There are order forms on both tables in the back of church.  Contact Connie Eisenback at 502/821-2887 or to place an order or if you have any questions.

The parish will host a potluck meal next Sunday, August 28th, to honor Steve Age and his wife Shannon.  Steve will be ordained as a Deacon tomorrow at St. Patrick Church, and has been assigned to both St. Francis Xavier and All Saints.  Please write your name and the number attending on one of the sign-up sheets on the tables in the back of church.  You are asked to bring a dish to share - the parish will provide meat and beverages.  Contact Kelly Eiden at 502/664-3887 with any questions.
We would like to publish an accurate membership roster in the new Parish Directory.  Contact information was verified with those who had their photos taken for the directory.  If you were not photographed, and have a new address and/or telephone number, please contact me in the Parish Office at 477-6676 or by email at

The sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be offered on Saturday from 3-3:30 PM by Fr. Jack Caldwell.

The Knights of Columbus invite you to attend their monthly Chicken Dinner on Sunday from noon until 2PM.   

We ask you to pray for Rosemary Steva, mother of former parishioner Marilyn Stop, who has recently been hospitalized and is being admitted to a facility for rehab.  Mrs. Steva moved with the Stop family to North Carolina in May.     

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Simone Biles, Olympic Gold, St. Sebastian and her Rosary

From LifeSite News

When three-time world champion gymnast Simone Biles flew to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, the 19-year-old carried a rosary her mother gave her and a St. Sebastian medal from her family’s spiritual home, St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Spring, Texas.

Simone is already the most decorated woman gymnast in her sport’s history, winning golds at the world level in all-around and individual events. But as the young daughter of a fatherless home who was shunted between a drug-addicted mother and foster homes, her chances of excelling in any sport let alone one so intense as gymnastics seemed slim indeed.

Then her grandparents, Ron and Nellie Biles, stepped in, took her and three siblings into their home and then adopted Simone and her sister, while Ron’s sister adopted her two brothers. Simone grew up in a family of achievers, who were also devout Catholics, not incidentally, according the social science findings showing strong correlation between family stability, regular and frequent church attendance, and success.

According to this week’s story in Independent Journal Review, “Little Girl Abandoned by Father and Drug-Addict Mother Is Adopted by Christian Texas Family, Becomes Best Athlete in the World,” her faith plays an important role in her life and success.

“Her parents,” reporter Benny Johnson wrote, “also introduced Simone to her Christian faith. She attends mass [sic] with her family every Sunday when she is not competing. Simone prays regularly and carries a rosary that her mother gave her.”

Read the entire article here...

The "Iron Nun", Sister Madonna Buder

Next time you think you're getting a bit too creaky for an afternoon run or early morning ride, think about Sister Madonna Buder. The 86-year-old nun is a record-breaking Ironman triathlete…


News from the Parish Office

Please remember in your prayers the family of Robert "Bob" Gill, who passed away on Saturday, August 13th. Mr. Gill was the one-time owner of Dairy Queen in Taylorsville and a generous supporter of schools, sport teams, churches and other groups in our community. His arrangements are as follows: Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, the 17th day of August, 2016, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville, with Deacon Carl Fahringer officiating. Interment will be in the Valley Cemetery in Taylorsville, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M., until 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.

Tammy Carrico has requested prayers for her father, William Mitchell, who is scheduled to have surgery for bladder cancer on Thursday.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Usain Bolt and his most powerful medal

From Justin McClain, EpicPew

On the evening of Sunday, August 14, 2016, famed Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold in a characteristically dynamic and seemingly effortless 100-meter performance at his third consecutive Olympics, this time in Rio de Janeiro, making him the first athlete to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 100-meter dash.

In addition to his other inspirational outward signs of faith, more encouraging than Bolt’s hard-earned gold medals is that he wears an even more powerful medal: the Miraculous Medal...

Read entire EpicPew article here

Monday, August 1, 2016

You Are Invited: Archdiocese Discipleship Program 2016-2017

Art Turner, the Director of Faith Formation invites you to the Archdiocese's Discipleship Program 2016-2017 ! The Discipleship Program will begin August 23, 2016.  For the complete 2016-2017 calendar Click here.


Click here for a detailed description including a full list of the classes required.
Click here for a Discipleship Concentration Application.
Art Turner, Director of Faith Formation,  invites you to listen to stories of participants in the Discipleship Program and to consider this program for yourself. Click the Discipleship image below to view the video.
View and listen to stories of participants in the Discipleship Program.
View and listen to stories of participants in the Discipleship Program.
For more information contact Art Turner, 502-448-8581 Ext. 1340 .

Thursday, July 28, 2016

New from the Parish Office

Please remember in your prayers the family of Kenneth Ray Reynolds, Sr., the uncle of our parishioner Ty Levesque, who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 24th.  His funeral was yesterday at Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.   

A reminder that the Parish Hall will be open between 6-8PM tonight for you to drop off your donations.  The volunteers tell me that there is much more "merchandise" this year, including some furniture.  Please invite your friends and neighbors to attend on Saturday, from 9-2PM. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

News from the Parish Office


Parishioner Phoebe Brown has requested prayers for her husband, Lowry, who has been admitted to the hospital. She reports that he is doing well so far, but your prayers would be appreciated.


Yard Sale Volunteers have begun to create order out of chaos this morning and will continue to work through Saturday, the day of the Sale. If you have donations, please drop them off during Parish Office hours, preferably today or tomorrow. Volunteers will also accept your donations between 6-8PM on Thursday. Help from additional volunteers would be welcome. Contact coordinator Barbara Shirley at 502/418-8501, if you have any questions.


If you would like to donate single-subject, wide-ruled, spiral-bound notebooks for the parish to give away at the Spencer County Healthfair and Readifest, we need those dropped off today in the area outside the Parish Offices. This event is also on Saturday at SCHS.