Our children from St. John Paul II parish and St. Bartholomew celebrated the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on Tuesday night at St. Bartholomew church. It was a beautiful ceremony and a fun reception!
Thanks to ALL who made the night happen! Special thanks to the 8th Graders of John Paul II Academy, who volunteered at the reception.
This past weekend we closed out Respect Life Month with the topic of Organ Donation. We were blessed to hear from 2 parishioners, Patty Finney and Steve Riggs, who were affected by this life-saving gift. (pictured: Steve Riggs)
At this week’s Mass, at our regional school, John Paul II Academy, we had the annual Step by Step Mass for our kids and other students. It’s always a special mass engaging the children on essential social justice issues and topics.
This past Sunday, we had five adults receive the Rite of Acceptance at our parish. Please keep all of these Candidates, their Sponsors, as well as the entire RCIA team in your thoughts and prayers and they continue their journey into the Catholic faith.
Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family of Carolyn Davis. Visitation for her is today, August 22, from 1-4 at Highland Funeral Home on Taylorsville Road. Her Mass of Christian Burial will take place tomorrow at the Goldsmith Lane Campus at 10:00am.
Deepest Sympathy is also extended to Phyllis Collins and Barb Hill on the death of their mother, Jane Wallace. Visitation for Jane is Thursday, August 24, from 3-8pm at Ratterman’s – Buechel. A celebration of her life will take place Friday at 10am at the funeral home.
A Memorial Mass will be held in honor of Ann McCauley on Monday, August 28, 10am at the Hikes Lane church. Anyone wishing to pay their respects may come beginning at 9:30am.
This month, The Catholic Connection Publication has an article from Judge David Bowles (our parishioner) explaining a “Red Mass.” If your vocation is in the legal field, you are invited and encouraged to attend the upcoming Red Mass that the Archdiocese of Louisville will have on Friday, September 8th, 12:15 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Assumption. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will preside.
Check out David’s article here as well as this month’s entire publication.
We are now accepting new participants for the Senior Golden Exercise classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which are free and run between 9-10 am at Gallagher. We currently have room for an additional ten participants, who will be accepted on a first come first served basis. To fill one of these ten openings call Donna Kenney at 459-4251, ext. 12. If Donna is not available be sure to leave a voice mail with your name and telephone number so she can sign you in the program.
Senior Quarterly Series-Mark the Date!
The next Senior Quarterly Series Program will be presented on September 20. There will also be a Communion Service at 11am at the Church on Hikes Lane, followed at 11:30 with a free light lunch in the cafeteria . At 12 O’clock. Attorney Kevin Ford will talk about legal issues that all seniors need to think about, and will follow with a question and answer session.
More information will be released as we get closer to the date of the program.