• RELIGION NOTES: Nov. 20, 2015

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. Special guests include Victory Road and the Cumbos. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    St. John Saturday service

    The St. John A.M.E Zion Church invites the public to worship with them Saturday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. The Rev. Roscoe M. Linton is pastor. For more information, call 348-1422.

    Contemplative prayer day

  • A psalm of Thanksgiving

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.

    Dear God,

    It’s that time of year when I sit down to compose my annual psalm of Thanksgiving. This will be my 16th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithfulness to me.

    This past year has been difficult in so many ways. At times I’ve felt like a dog’s chew toy, eaten up and slobbered on. I’ve felt pulled and pushed, stretched and torn.

  • St. Monica service celebrates heritage of African-American Catholics

    Long before the Puritans offered prayers of thanksgiving at Plymouth, and even before Anglicans celebrated their first Eucharist at Jamestown, African-American Catholics were part of the first Mass in 1565 in St. Augustine, Fla.

    That was 450 years ago. And from that time until now, there has been a “presence … of Catholic African Americans in the United States of America,” Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville told worshippers Sunday afternoon at St. Monica Catholic Church in Bardstown.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Nov. 6, 2015

    Basilica of St. Joseph Mass

    time change begins Nov. 7

    The Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral Saturday Mass time will change to 4 p.m. effective Nov. 7.

    African-American Catholic History Celebration

    The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry will host the 30th annual African-American Catholic History Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. at St. Monica Catholic Church, 407 S. Third St., Bardstown. For more information, call (502) 471-2146.

  • Mobley returns to Nelson Christian Church

    Nelson Christian Church recently announced that Marc Mobley is returning to the ministerial staff as associate minister with primary responsibilities in ministry with youth. He earlier served in a similar position with the congregation for almost 10 years. He and his family have continued to reside in Nelson County while he served with a missions organization in Lexington.

  • Crossover moment to becoming a Christian

    I love a good conversion story, that moment or series of moments that lead up to a person going from not belonging to Jesus to belonging to him.

    I remember telling my friend Mike that it was like getting married. Either you are or you aren’t. I told him you can think you’re married, say you’re married, live with another person as if you’re married, but unless you’ve signed the marriage license and said, “I do,” you’re not married.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Oct. 30, 2015

    Basilica of St. Joseph Mass

    time change begins Nov. 7

    The Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral Saturday Mass time will change to 4 p.m. effective Nov. 7.

    30th annual African-American

    Catholic History Celebration

  • Hope, like light, scatters the darkness

    The other morning I ate breakfast in the moonlight.

    The temperature outdoors was several degrees cooler than the temperature indoors, so I took my bowl of Cinnamon Chex/Fiber One with unsweetened almond milk and my cup of coffee, opened the sliding glass door that separates the living room from the back screened-in porch and sat at the high-top tile table.

    It was early — I’m a ridiculously early riser — and it was still dark out except for a sliver of a moon.

  • St. Catherine Catholic Church collects furniture for refugees


    The two big front rooms of the old rectory at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church in New Haven are filled from front to back and top to bottom with mattresses, microwaves, sofas, dressers, chairs and tables.

    The items were donated to help Catholic Charities of Louisville furnish the homes of refugees, including some of the 100,000 or so from Syria who are expected to arrive in this country in the weeks and months to come.

    Father Chris Lubecke, the pastor of the local church, was astonished at the outpouring of support.

  • Camp Ground Church Homecoming