Monday, August 22, 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.
Photos from Ordination Mass and practice.
Posted by Deacon Gerry at 9:53 AM
Friday, August 19, 2016
Some information and a prayer request for you:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
Posted by Deacon Gerry at 4:43 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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.”
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Posted by Deacon Gerry at 11:33 PM
Tammy Carrico has requested prayers for her father, William Mitchell, who is scheduled to have surgery for bladder cancer on Thursday.
Posted by Deacon Gerry at 5:08 PM
Monday, August 15, 2016
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...
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Posted by Deacon Gerry at 11:22 AM
Monday, August 1, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
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.
Posted by Deacon Gerry at 4:44 PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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.
SPENCER CO. HEALTHFAIR READFEST
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.
Posted by Deacon Gerry at 3:56 PM