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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 Cruxnow.com.  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 www.tek4kids.org


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Attendance at a marriage preparation program is a requirement in the Archdiocese of Louisville.  All programs include reflection on the nature and sacramentality of marriage, married love, family life, family planning and marital responsibilities, communication within marriage, and personal expectations.  There are three marriage preparation options to choose from.

Sponsor Couple Program

This parish-based program consists of a series of four sessions with a trained married couple in their home, plus meetings with a priest or deacon.   Engaged couples interested in working with a sponsor couple should contact the Wedding Coordinator for more information. 

Cathedral couples that have been married at least five years are trained to facilitate sessions with engaged couples. The sponsor couple shares their personal experience of Christian marriage with the engaged couple through a one-couple to one-couple approach. The flexibility and adaptability of the meetings, combined with the personal and pastoral focus of sharing, provide a very satisfying experience for the engaged couple as they learn skills that they can use in their marriage.  Training for sponsor couples is available through the Family Ministries Office, (502) 636-0296 or www.archlou.org/family.

Staff Contact – Molly Chesney, Wedding Contact, (502) 582-2971, Ext. 5211 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Foundation For Marriage

Foundation for Marriage is a diocesan program designed primarily for those entering a first marriage.  The sessions are structured to help engaged couples better understand themselves and the joys, complexities and challenges of marriage.  This one-day, eight-hour program addresses the topics of marriage as a sacrament, communication, budgeting as a couple, parenting, Christian sexuality, and family of origin.  Persons who have expertise in these areas present the topics and are assisted by married couples. 

Contact the Family Ministries Office, (502) 636-0296 or www.archlou.org/family for cost, dates and locations.

Catholic Engaged Encounter

Catholic Engaged Encounter is recognized both nationally and internationally as a quality, highly effective preparation program designed to meet the needs of today’s engaged couples.  It is an intensive weekend retreat during which each couple is offered the time and opportunity to question, examine, and deepen their relationship with each other and with God.  Topics covered during the weekend include self-awareness, communication, decision-making, vocation, sacrament, unity and more.

The presenting teams usually consist of two married couples and a priest who give a series of carefully prepared presentations.  After each presentation, the engaged couple is encouraged to dialogue privately with each other – always from the viewpoint of their own relationship.  CEE is designed primarily for first marriages.

Contact the Family Ministries Office, (502) 636-0296 or www.archlou.org/family for cost, dates and locations.  You can also read more about Catholic Engaged Encounter www.engagedencounter.org.