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Eucharistic AdorationCould you not watch one hour with Me?  How must we respond?   Please consider dedicating one hour to our Lord each Friday during Lent from 12:30 p.m., 1:30 pm, or 2:30 pm.

Kola Owolabi in Concert - Kelty Organ Recital, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7:30 PM, Free & Open to Public 

Movie Night, Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 pm—Calvary is our Movie Night selection.  It is not a historical Jesus story, however it does contain an obvious Christ-figure in the lead character Fr. James (played by Brendan Gleeson).   Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia reviewed the movie in  He stated that Gleeson gives the best performance of a good priest that he has seen in years.  Archbishop Chaput says the story makes this movie.   In the first scene a parishioner enters the confessional and from behind the screen and says he intends to kill Fr. James in a week from Sunday.  We, the audience, do not see the potential murderer-to-be, but Fr. James has recognized the voice of the parishioner.  He spends the next week doing his job and living among and trying to help a large number of eccentric characters while his Calvary approaches. Archbishop Chaput also cautioned that this movie is not for the young or more sensitive viewers.  This caveat is echoed in a review by John Mulderig of Catholic News Service that states "it's not for the summertime popcorn set" alluding to language, violence, and sensitive subject matter."  However... "mature viewers prepared for rugged material, on the other hand, will likely consider their investment of time and attention well rewarded."  So please join us if you can in the 2nd Floor of the Office Building.  Popcorn will be provided, and discussion of this powerful film follows.  

Thursday, April 6, 7 pm at the Cathedral - The Nedelkoff Family invites you to a Memorial Concert in Honor of Bogdan Nedelkoff, MD:                     Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Kentucky Bach Choir under the direction of  Marlon Hurst and the University of Kentucky Chorale under the direction of Jefferson Johnson.


Vatican Observatory highlights Msgr. Bouchet's telescope housed in the Archdiocese of Louisville History Center. Click here to check it out!!!!

Tek4Kids, Inc. (Gary and Cathy Boice’s nonprofit) uses education and technology to break the poverty cycle in Haiti.  They provide existing schools in Haiti with clean water, electricity, computers and teachers.  Children share clean water with their families, reducing instances of cholera and waterborne illnesses. Students that receive computer skills from the Tek4Kids program will be able to find much more advanced jobs despite the high unemployment rate in the area. To learn more about Tek4Kids, visit

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May 28

I had not planned on a Part 7.  Intended to post a few pictures in Part 6, but what follows may explain a bit.
Coming home was a bit of an adventure!  Or Struggle!  From a flat tire in Jeremie, to systems being down in Port Au Prince so we only got hand written boarding passes for flight to Miami, bags not checked through to Louisville, plane almost 2 hours late, missed flight in Miami .... long day. 
Spent Thursday night in Miami airport hotel.  Flew to Charlotte then Louisville. 

While we were changing planes in Charlotte, a surprise encounter!  Maria Price, Executive Director of St John Center for Homeless Men.  What a delightful surprise.  Maria was en route to the coast for a long weekend with family.

Finally arrived in Louisville about 2:00 PM Friday.  

A bit more about Thursday adventure!  Being the Feast of Corpus Christi, the street we normally turn on was blocked because of a procession at Cathedral St Louis, so we had to take a minor detour around some rougher, unpaved streets in Jeremie.  Then on to the main road, paved only for about half mile, then really rough rest of 8-10 miles.  On the way to the landing strip we passed a small church in a rural village where parishioners were gathering for their Corpus Christi celebrations.  Very colorful!
When we got to the landing strip, Roger was there with the plane, arms in the air in exasperation ... one of the tires on the plane went flat shortly after he landed.
Many prayers were answered as we gathered tools, local boys came out of the area to put a patch on the inner tube (a process that is difficult to put into words!), tire back on.  Only took 2 hours.  Then we prayed for one take off and one landing.  Prayers were answered!

I've got pictures that I will add later.
Let us all rejoice in God's unconditional love and guide us as we reflect the same to all those we come in contact with.

A collection of pictures.

A flower in the garden outside the house ... of the hibiscus family I think.

Along the streets of Jeremie

The flat tire adventure!  I failed to get a shot of the inner tube patching process.  Note the car jacks on tree stumps and the "air compressor" used to inflate the tire!