December 2020 Newsletter

We are excited to share the latest parish newsletter. Inside this edition you will find how to RSVP for the Christmas Masses. You can also find out how to enroll in our parish school and preschool. Just click here to read all about it!

Christmas Mass Schedule

Obligation to attend Christmas Mass this year has also been lifted by Archbishop Kurtz, but for those who wish to attend, he has given us the ability to add a Mass as early as 2pm on Christmas Eve this year.   

We will have Christmas Eve Masses at 2pm, 5pm, and 8pm, and on Christmas Day at 11am.  Attendance will be limited, so people will need to sign-up for the Mass they wish to attend.  To sign up just scan the QR code below or look for sign-up sheets in the back of church.  You may also contact the parish office, if you will be visiting just for Christmas (email parishoffice@staloysiuspwv.org). These Masses will be live-streamed for those who do not wish to attend in person. Live streaming is available on the parish Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/staloysius.

Reconciliation This Advent

In addition to Saturday mornings, confession will be offered on Wednesday nights during the season of Advent.  Confession will be offered December 2, 9, 16, and 23rd in the Church from 6-7pm.  Keep in mind that the same safety procedures that we have been following will still be expected.  There needs to be no more than 10 people in the Church at one time.  If you arrive and you see that there is already 10 people inside the Church, please wait outside in your vehicle until someone else leaves the Church.  Also, we ask that you maintain social distancing while inside the Church. Spread out around the building and please do not form a line outside the confessional.  And be sure to wear your mask at all times.  As always, you can contact Father John if you need to schedule your private appointment, Jstoltz@staloysiuspwv.org.

Split the Pot and Quilt Raffle Tickets

Split the Pot and Quilt raffle tickets are still available! Both raffles will benefit St. Aloysius School. Split the Pot tickets are $50 each and Quilt tickets are $5 each. 
Tickets are available in the back of church following Mass (cash and checks will be accepted), at the parish office during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8a-3p, and online at https://membership.faithdirect.net/KY904 until noon on Thursday, November 12. Click on the Events tab.
Please contact the parish office at (502) 241-8452 if you need any assistance.

Keep Christ in Christmas Art Contest

Keep Christ in Christmas Art Contest 

Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Mt. Mercy Council 

Rules: 

Participants: Parishioner Children grades 1 to 6. 

Number of selected designs: Two selected designs per grade. 

Prize: Selected designs will be made into a Christmas Greeting Card for St. Aloysius Christmas Card Sale. Boxes will have one of each 12 selected designs. 

Judges: knights of Columbus Mt. Mercy Council. Judges names will not be announced. 

Selection criteria:

– Christ in Christmas theme will be the main criteria

– Must be original artwork

– Must be color,  not black and white
– Only one entry per child
– Artistic value will also be considered
– Judges decisions are final 

Participation: 

Deadline: Deadline to receive drop off and mail submissions: Sunday October 11, 2020. 

Format: Design on 8 x 10 white paper, landscape format. Include on the back of design child’s name and grade, and parent’s name, parent’s phone number and parent’s email. 

Disclaimer: Will need disclaimer from parents allowing selected design to be used for sale and child’s name and grade on the card. Submit parent disclaimer and consent form with your entry.  To access the form you can click here.

Where: Drop off entries to parish office, or mail entries to: 

Knights of Columbus, Mt. Mercy Council 

St. Aloysius Keep Christ in Christmas Greeting Card Art Contest 

212 Mt. Mercy Drive 

Pewee Valley, KY 40056 

Latest Parish Newsletter

We are happy to share the latest parish newsletter.  Take a moment to read about all of the great things going on in our parish community.   

http://bit.ly/nlsept20

Ben Gratzer Memorial Eagle Open

ST. ALOYSIUS MEN’S CLUB PRESENTS OUR 10th ANNUAL

BEN GRATZER MEMORIAL EAGLE OPEN (27th ANNUAL)

WHEN:             Saturday, August 22, 2020

                          12:30 Registration (1:30 Shotgun Start)

                                    REGISTRATION DEADLINE – (there is none)

WHERE:           TPC Lagrange – Eagle Creek CC, Lagrange KY

COST:               $85/person

Hole Sponsorship – $100.00

Super Hole Sponsorship (incl. 4-some) – $400.00

Typically, door prizes and event prizes/awards are an important and enjoyable part of our event, as the prizes and, more important, the money that is brought in is so vitally important to the core of our event goals…continued monetary support for our kid’s educational and athletic lives at St. Aloysius.

Given the world climate we live in, we chose to effectively modify this year’s event and eliminate both door prizes and event prizes, as we felt that asking local merchants and partners to donate would be insensitive and incorrect, not to mention difficult.  That said, we hope that a day of fellowship, great food and refreshments, and also some good-to-average golf is enough to bring you out with us on what we hope will still be a very relaxing and fun day.

Please call Mike Carr (502-377-0653), Brad Raybourne (303-931-6060),John Risimini (502-552-8460), and/or John Bestenlehner (612-940-7926) if you are interested in playing, sponsoring a hole and/or donating prizes.  Please submit your entry as soon as possible.  Make checks payable to St. Aloysius and return, with registration form, to us at any of the below addresses:

Mike Carr

4712 Redbud Forest Place

Louisville, KY  40245

Johnny-B

10930 Keene Road

Louisville, KY  40241

Brad Raybourne

13503 Broken Branch Way

Louisville, KY  40245

John Risimini

13500 Forest Bend Circle

Louisville KY  40245

2020 First Communion and Confirmation Happening as planned.

Do to the previous shut down the spring sacraments had to be rescheduled. First Communion is planned for August 1 and August 8, both at 11am. Confirmation is scheduled for August 14th, at 7pm.

In the last several weeks there has been a lot of uncertainty lately and several of you have reached out to ask about the status of the upcoming sacraments.  We are proceeding as planned.  Our parish has done a wonderful job following the original guidelines set out when public masses resumed in May.  The recent limit of the size of gatherings from the Governor is regarding social gatherings, not religious.  Also, Archbishop Kurtz has stated that Churches can continue to hold services as long as we follow the safety guidelines (you can read his statement here).  
If everyone follows the guidelines we have sent out (mask wearing, social distancing, and limiting the number of guests) then we will continue to meet the requirements established to allow us to safely worship.  We continue to strive to keep capacity at 30% (which for St. Aloysius is 330 people).   Keep in mind we will be live streaming each sacrament on our parish Facebook page.  So family members that are not able to come in person can watch at home.  Just have your friends and family follow our page, https://www.facebook.com/staloysius/ .
If you have any further questions please reach out.  We hope this answers some of your questions and gives you peace of mind.  If anything changes we will be sure to let everyone know ASAP. If you have further questions contact the parish office.

Flocknote: Have Your Emails Stopped?

Flocknote is our communication tool the parish uses to send emails and texts, informing the parish of upcoming activities and announcements. If you have not signed up for Flocknote yet, it is easy and just takes a few minutes. https://staloysiuspwv.flocknote.com/everyone.

Having problems receiving emails? Did your emails stop?

There are a few reasons you may not be receiving emails, or your emails may have stopped:

The emails may be going to your spam folder:
Please add mail@flocknote.com to your address book or safe sender list to make sure that the emails are not being sent to your junk or spam folder. If the emails are appearing in your junk folder, be sure to mark them as ‘Not Spam’ or ‘Not Junk’.

Your email address may not be verified: 
If you joined Flocknote on your own and you weren’t added by an admin of your church or organization, Flocknote sent you a verification email to make sure you were the owner of the email address and that there weren’t any typos in your email address. If you never verified your email address, the system will not send the emails to you. In order to verify your email address, please login to Flocknote and click the ‘verify’ button located under your email address. Or you can email us at help@flocknote.com and we can verify it for you.

Your emails may have been bouncing back to us:
When there are multiple reports of problems delivering emails to your email address, Flocknote will mark your address as not verified and will stop sending emails to that address. When your address is not verified, Flocknote will not send emails to you. Email a Happiness Engineer at help@flocknote.com and we’ll be happy to get you verified! Adding mail@flocknote.com to your address book or safe sender list should prevent your email provider from bouncing the emails back to us or marking them as spam or junk.

You may be forwarding the emails and becoming unsubscribed:
Emails sent from Flocknote always contain a link in the bottom right hand corner to ‘Unsubscribe’. This link is unique to the original recipient of the email. If you forward the email to anyone, they will have the power to unsubscribe you. Instead of forwarding the emails, we encourage you to share a link to the note instead.

Still having trouble?
If none of the above resolved your email delivery problem, please send an email to us at help@flocknote.com and we can check in on things for you. We typically respond in less than an hour (if you send your email during office hours)

Happy 50th Anniversary Father Jack!

On May 16th we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Father Jack’s ordination. Thank you for the many cards and letters that parishioners sent in to the parish office. Father Jack received your wonderful sentiments, and was in awe of the overwhelming response.  You have each touched his heart in such a special way.  He asked us to share the following letter with the parish. Please take a moment today and say a prayer of thanksgiving for Father Jack!