Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: November 30, 2014

PotterADVENT 2014: Gratefully anticipating the comings of Christ

This is the First Sunday of Advent. Longing for God and fullness of life, we trust in the One who is shaping us as a potter shapes clay. We again undertake the Advent journey, a time of preparation and transformation to fully receive and embody the gifts we have been given, especially in Christ. Where are you longing for God’s “return”, for Christ’s presence in your life?

Along with the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations, give yourself the gift of prayer and reflection. Then you will be able to prepare your heart and mind to fully receive the many ways Christ comes to you, and discover how to live each day with gratitude, compassion and joy.

Advent Offerings and Activities

Advent JourneyAs we get ready to start a new liturgical year with Advent (starting on November 30, 2014) discuss with your family one new habit each of you would like to develop between now and Christmas.

Let lighting a candle on your Advent wreath be a time to remind you of your resolve to begin again to be a better person. - Archdiocese of Louisville - Family Ministries Office

Advent Materials for Families and Children

Thanksgiving Day Mass

Thanksgiving EucharistWhat: Thanksgiving Day Mass

When: November 27, 2014 – 10:00 AM

Where: Worship Center

Eucharist” is the Greek word for “thanksgiving.” We are a Eucharistic people, a people whose greatest act of worship is an act of thanksgiving. So it is most appropriate that on Thanksgiving Day we gather once again as a Eucharistic Community to give thanks to God for all that we have and all that we are.

Ministry: Worship

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: November 23, 2014

Christ the KingToday is the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. With our readings this Sunday, we come to the end (or is it a summation?) of the life and revelation of Jesus, the Christ, in our liturgical year and it ends with the image of the King of all - of all people - of all the universe - talking about whether we humans have gotten the point of it all. With today’s Gospel, this talk is taking place at the end of our time when the Son of Man comes.

Let’s talk first of the prophet Ezekiel, who sets up the whole issue of who is getting the point. In Ezekiel, it is God who speaks and claims the role of the good shepherd, the one who will rescue the sheep, pasture the sheep, seek the lost, bring back the strayed, bind the injured and heal the sick. And why is God proclaiming this role? Because the leaders in charge of the day, the other proclaimed “shepherds,” simply, and to the point, were not taking care of the sheep.

NET (Network for Employment Transition): Offering Service and Support to the Unemployed and Underemployed

NET JobsIf you are unemployed, underemployed, or seeking other employment, or if you know anyone who is, then look to Epiphany’s NET for assistance:

Surviving the Holidays in the Midst of Divorce

Surviving HolidaysAttempting to pick up the pieces of one’s life during or after a divorce is challenging and complex. With the holidays approaching, it can be cause for even more anxiety. The Church offers support and encouragement through a “Surviving the Holidays” seminar, to be offered at a choice of two different locations on two separate dates :

  • Where: St. Margaret Mary Church, 78135 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, 426-1588
  • When: Thursday, November 20, 2014 -  6:30-8:30 PM
  • Where: St. Bernadette Church, 6500 St. Bernadette Ave., Prospect, 425-2210
  • When: Thursday, December 4, 2014 -  6:30-8:30 PM

The Red Cross Bloodmobile returns: Give the Gift of Life

GIve BloodWhat: The Red Cross Bloodmobile

When: Monday, November 17, from 2:00 until 7:00 PM

Where: Community Center

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Epiphany on Monday, November 17, from 2:00 until 7:00 PM.

  • Signups for donors and volunteers will be after the liturgies the weekend of November 15-16, 2014.
  • Click here to sign up online.
    • Sign-up BoxLook for the “Give Blood / Find a Blood Drive” box
    • Type in our Sponsor Code: 024603.
Ministry: Community Care

Join The Sages For A Shopping Trip

Outlet ShopsWhat: Visit to the Outlet Shops of the Bluegrass

Where: Simpsonville, KY

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time: Depart at 10:00 AM from Epiphany Parking lot

Join the Sages for a shopping trip to the new Outlet Shops Of The Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Ky. A free shuttle bus will pick up from the Epiphany Parking Lot on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Ministry: Epiphany Sages

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: November 16, 2014

TreasureThis is the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: The readings for this Sunday are excellent readings to ponder as we immerse ourselves in “stewardship”. How and why are we called to share our talents within and without our parish community of Epiphany? When we use our talents we are investing in the here and now. There is some risk involved. Often we do not see the fruit of our work but we trust that the good we do will bear fruit in God’s time. As disciples of Christ we must be about planting seeds of hope and love.

Readings for this Sunday:

New or Returning Catholic?

New Or Returning Catholic?  Click Here.The Archdiocese of Louisville has created a website for those who may be new or returning to the Catholic Church at http://catholicseekers.org.  

It provides first-person accounts of individuals facing a number of challenges in the Church, including cultrual differences, divorce and remarriage, busy schedules, and others.

Ministry: Adult Formation

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