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St. Martha students distribute candy at soup kitchen

St. Martha students distribute candy at soup kitchen

Eighth-grade students at St. Martha School distributed candy at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Open Hand Kitchen, 1026 S. Jackson Street, Oct. 29. Some students dressed in Halloween costumes as they passed out the candy they had collected for the event. The Open Hand Kitchen serves free lunch and dinner daily to anyone […]

An Encouraging Word — The root of excuses

An Encouraging Word — The root of excuses

They all began to excuse themselves. Luke 14:18 Forget about being too young, too old, too tired, too overweight, too out of shape, too busy, too inexperienced, too overwhelmed and too short of money, time, connections, opportunities, talents, skills, friends or whatever! These evasive tactics all have at their root plain old fear and laziness. […]

All Saints catechist earns national award

All Saints catechist earns national award

By Marnie McAllister, Record Assistant Editor Rebecca Culver, a catechist at All Saints Church in Taylorsville, Ky., believes that each person has the power to help others. She’s been doing just that for the last three decades, teaching religious education since she was 18 years old. Now she’s been honored for it. This fall, Culver and […]

Success center aids students after school

Success center aids students after school

By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer Children served by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul now have a new facility where they can gather after school to eat a snack and get help with their homework. The new 11,500 square-foot Family Success Center on South Preston St. officially opened at the end of September […]

Grace Akers now leading children’s home

Grace Akers now leading children’s home

By Glenn Rutherford, Record Editor Grace Akers worked with abused, battered and neglected children for two-dozen years when she was with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. And during her years there, she came to be familiar with the work of St. Joseph Children’s Home, how that once-upon-a-time orphanage had become successful in […]

A Time to Speak — The miraculous gift of adoption

By Doug and Ann Pifer For those of you who are interested in pro-life ministry, I need to alert you. This is not yet another young parent writing about the spirituality of child birth. No this is a grandmother writing about the miracle of an open adoption. In case this term “open” makes you shake […]

Archbishop Kurtz receives national award

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz received a national award from the St. Luke Institute on Oct. 20 at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C. The St. Luke Institute is an international organization that promotes healthy living and ministry for clergy and religious. It presents the St. Luke Award annually to “an individual whose professional life or […]