On Sunday, July 19, 2015, Epiphany celebrated for the 16th time, the Feast Day of St. Mary of Magdala. This year the theme was “Compassion”, and our homilist was Karina Barillas, Director of La Casita Center in downtown Louisville. We chose this theme since we all felt that Mary of Magdala had shown great compassion to Jesus, both before, during and after his crucifixion.
Since Ms. Barillas was bi-lingual in Spanish and English, she gave the homily in both languages. We also had four lectors for the two readings – two in English (Sr. Mary Gowern and Tom Gurucharri) and two in Spanish (Paty Robles and Patricia Záhia). The participation sheets were done in both languages, too, thanks to Marlene Miller and Tom Gurucharri, our translator. Our co-presiders were the mother/daughter team of Jinny and Gretchen Hunt. A liturgical dance was performed by Therese Graves during the Responsorial Psalm.