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May He Rest In Peace

Plummer, Deacon James R., Sr.,

99, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Nazareth Home.

He was preceded in death by his wife Octavia “Snooks” Plummer, a grandson, Sean Plummer and son-in-law Thomas Westmeier.

Deacon Jim was a permanent deacon at St. Barnabas Catholic Church (now St. John Paul II) for 33 years. He was retired District Transportation Manager for Reynolds Metals Co. He served as past president of the Transportation Club of Louisville, of the Louisville Chapter of Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity and of the Kentucky Chapter of American Society of Traffic and Logistics. Jim was a member of the Midland Trail Gold Club and was a Purple Heartrecipient and veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his sons, James R., Jr. (Vickie) and Mark S. (Terri); daughters. Judie Westmeier (John Doelker) and Teri Spurling (Jim); 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 10th at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 3042 Hikes Lane, with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz presiding, followed by entombment at Resthaven. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to Mass of the Air or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Online condolences may be left at

Published in The Courier-Journal from Jan. 7 to Jan. 9, 2018

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
11:00 AM
St. John Paul II Catholic Church
3042 Hikes Lane

First Reconciliation

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.

Deepest Sympathy

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.


The Catholic Connection

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.

Golden Fitness

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.