• 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
  • McGowan receives international community development award

    Dominican Sister of Peace Claire McGowan, of Springfield, was awarded the 2015 Friend of Community Development Award from the Community Development Society, an international organization of educators and practitioners. The award recognizes her work in environmental sustainability, citizen participation, high visibility and advancing the community development field.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Oct. 23, 2015

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, in Cox’s Creek will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Special guests are a new teen band, Made New, (a Southern gospel and bluegrass band) and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    St. John A.M.E. church school rally

  • RELIGION NOTES: Oct. 16, 2015

    Faith Worship Story Hour

    Faith Worship Center will host an “Illustrated Bible Story Hour” Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Oct. 3-Nov. 21.

    Children of all ages are welcome to come join in the fun as they learn about exciting Bible characters and stories.

    The church is located at 3160 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown.

    For more information, call office at (502) 348-3160.

    Organ recital at the Abbey

  • ‘Bless me, Father, for I have sinned’

    Several times a week I pass a church that has a sign board out front advertising confessions on Saturdays.

    I confess that when I was a kid I went to a church that had confession booths, only I thought behind the dark wooden doors was either a broom closet, or it was where they kept the devil.

    Kids think crazy things, don’t they?