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Religion

  • Nazareth Sisters to celebrate 200 years of history Saturday

    On Dec. 1, 2012, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth will mark the 200th anniversary since its founding on the rural church property at St. Thomas Church farm.

    But the Sisters aren’t waiting until then to start celebrating. In what will be a year-long series of events leading up to the 200th anniversary, the SCN family will kick off its bicentennial celebration 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Crimmins Hall on the Nazareth campus.

  • Catholics to experience change in Mass

    After saying Mass for 31 years, the Rev. Bill Hammer, St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, has it down pat. But he might need to refer to his notes to deliver Mass this Sunday.

    Catholics in Nelson County and throughout the English-speaking world can expect a few permanent changes in the language Sunday.

    The English Mass is changing for the first time in 40 years starting this weekend, which is also the first week of Advent. It will be the first change to the Roman Catholic Mass since the second Vatican Council.

  • Religion notes: November 22, 2011

    Old Gospel Barn gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have a gospel sing 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Special guests will be Blessed, Silas Eisenbeck and the Cumbos. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

     

    Kids at the Creek ministry

  • A thankful waiting

    As I am writing this column, I am anticipating the convergence of the secular and religious calendars this week which brings together the celebrations of Thanksgiving and a few days later the First Sunday of Advent. In many ways this convergence of celebrations focuses for us the way that we are to live our lives every day.

  • Religion Notes: Nov. 18, 2011

    Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Victoria Tsangari will be in concert 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Loretto Motherhouse. The recital, “Piano Poetry & Prose” is inspired by literature. Tsangari, visiting assistant professor of piano and theory at Kentucky State University, teaches studio and class piano, theory, and aural skills. Born in Cyprus, she received the Advanced Certificate Diploma of the Royal Schools of Music (London) in piano at 16. She holds degrees from Lawrence University and the University of Oklahoma, where she studied piano and pedagogy.

  • Love the Lord in all you do

    By RICK LOADER

    Senior Minister of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

    On the walls of our schools, our license plates too, our money, our bumpers, our T-shirts — who knew some people would want so many signs of our God covering nearly all that we’ve got? 

    In Deuteronomy 6.4-9, Moses says, “Love the Lord our God” all the time. He said to keep the words in our hearts.  Let kids hear us say, “I love the Lord” in our homes and when we are away.

  • Contemplative Prayer Day Nov. 19 at St. Catharine

    St. Catharine Motherhouse, located two miles west of Springfield, on U.S. 150, will have its monthly Contemplative Prayer Day 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 19. The day includes contemplative/centering prayer, meditative walks, silence, personal prayer, a presentation on the mystic:  St. John of the Cross (biography and prayer life) by Sr. Luisa Derouen, OP,  discussion on the presentation, brief sharing about the day and a blessing.  All interested adults invited. Bring a bag lunch. Cost: Donation. For more information, call Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP at (859) 284-5201.

  • Religion Notes Nov. 11, 2011

    Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Victoria Tsangari will be in concert 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Loretto Motherhouse. The recital, “Piano Poetry & Prose” is inspired by literature. Tsangari, visiting assistant professor of piano and theory at Kentucky State University, teaches studio and class piano, theory, and aural skills. Born in Cyprus,  she received the Advanced Certificate Diploma of the Royal Schools of Music (London) in piano at 16. She holds degrees from Lawrence University and the University of Oklahoma, where she studied piano and pedagogy.

  • Baptism reminds us of God’s love for us

    Last week my friend Mike got baptized.

    As the only adult being baptized, he was upstaged by some cute little kids and a baby, but he still shined.

    We baptize babies and grownups at my church because we believe baptism is not so much us declaring our commitment to follow Jesus, but it’s our declaration that we’re in desperate need of his cleansing.

    It’s one of two sacraments we celebrate, the other one being communion.

  • Religion Notes

    Witness choir anniversary

    Witness will have its 23rd choir anniversary 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at First Baptist Church, 315 N. Second St. Special guests will be Consolidated District Praise Team, Liturgical Dance Team from Taylorsville and Elements of Praise.

     

    Abundant Life to have guest speaker

    Joseph Walker, previously known as good ole’ Joe Walker, will be preaching at 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at Abundant Life Church. He will be accompanied by his wife, Dena Walker. For more information, call the church at 507-3030.