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.

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! 

New Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office is open with limited hours.  The office is open 10am-2pm Monday thru Friday. To help the staff continue to practice social distancing, the Parish Office staff will have limited office hours, in addition to working from home.  If you are looking to contact a particular staff member, please contact them directly to schedule an appointment.  As always you are welcome to leave items for staff members at the front desk if a staff member is not in the office that day.  Thank you for your patience as we navigate how to safely minister to our parish community.

Your Health is Our Top Priority!

With the beautiful sunshine and warm days, we understand how important it is to get outside and move around. Exercise is so important for both mental and physical reasons. However, we were just notified by both Oldham County police and Pewee Valley police that there have been several complaints of activities on our campus, and the social distancing guidelines are not being followed. Both Oldham and Pewee Valley police have responded several times to these complaints.

With the health of our community being our top priority, we have no other alternative but to close the campus. If the police see you on campus, they will ask you to leave. We deeply regret having to do this. Please continue to practice social distancing as we all work to stay healthy during this difficult time. We continue to hold the St Aloysius community and their families in our prayers.