Archive | November 2014

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Parishes combine to help needy families

Parishes combine to help needy families

More than 160 families in West Louisville will have a full Thanksgiving table Nov. 27 thanks to the efforts of parishioners at St. Augustine Church, 1310 West Broadway. On Monday, a line of people stretched from the doors of the parish’s Augustine Hall to the curb of West Broadway. They waited for more than an […]

An Encouraging Word — Feeling grateful

An Encouraging Word — Feeling grateful

They blessed the Lord with hymns of grateful praise. II Maccabees 10:38 It is Thanksgiving and the feeling that has been most constant in the last couple of months is gratitude. I am filled with gratitude for the people who have enriched my life, for the opportunities I have had and the opportunities that I […]

St. Gabriel will host jazz ensemble ‘The Nutcrackers’

The music ministry of St. Gabriel Church, 5505 Bardstown Road, will present “The Nutcrackers,” a local jazz ensemble, in a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 7. The concert is free and open to the public and is part of the church’s 2014-2015 Music Ministry Concert Series. The ensemble is under the leadership of St. […]

St. John Vianney program helps hundreds

St. John Vianney program helps hundreds

By Glenn Rutherford, Record Editor The parish of St. John Vianney is one of the jewels of the Archdiocese of Louisville, and on Nov. 21 — a sunny, if cold, late autumn day — it was at its sparkling best. Since it became managed by its predominately Vietnamese population, the people of St. John Vianney […]

Nativity, Bellarmine begin iPad partnership

Nativity, Bellarmine begin iPad partnership

By Marnie McAllister, Record Assistant Editor A partnership between Nativity Academy at St. Boniface and Bellarmine University has placed new Apple iPad Air tablet computers in the hands of each student at the independent Catholic middle school. “This has been in our strategic plan for three years — the ultimate goal of one to one […]

Liturgy Matters — Eucharist is an act of thanksgiving

Liturgy Matters — Eucharist is an act of thanksgiving

By Dr. Judy Bullock The “Celebration of the Eucharist” is the more formal name for the liturgy we commonly call the Mass. The word Eucharist originates from the Greek word eucharistia, which means to give thanks. This title is most fitting since there is a strong emphasis throughout the Mass on giving praise and honor […]

It’s just a matter of time

So now the state of Kentucky is looking for a new way to kill its death row inmates. A few weeks ago the state decided it would, in the words of the Associated Press (AP), “abandon its current two-drug protocol in place for executing prisoners by lethal injection.” It was a decision that didn’t take […]