We are excited to share our latest Parish Newsletter! In this issue we celebrate our success with the capital campaign, say goodbye to our two associate pastors, start planning for the future, and more. To read the newsletter just click here.
This year, due to the pandemic, we must limit the number of people in the church for each of the Holy Week Liturgies. Please note that the obligation to attend Mass remains lifted by Archbishop Kurtz and virtual options will be available. If you do plan to attend in person, please sign up online via the QR code below. You will receive a confirmation email that you signed up. If you do not get a confirmation email double check that you have submitted your information or contact Chris Tolbert (email@example.com).
This year Lent begins on Wednesday, February 17, Ash Wednesday. Mass will be at 8:15am in the Church. At 7pm we will have a Liturgy of the Word service with distribution of Ashes; also in the Church.
Many people are not aware that Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of obligation. However, Ash Wednesday is typically a day that most Catholics attend Mass and receive ashes on their forehead. This year due to COVID ashes will be distributed a little differently. Below is a message from the Office of Worship explaining the new procedures and giving you a bit of history and context.
In accordance with instructions from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, there will be some changes to the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.At the appropriate time in the liturgy, the priest will bless the ashes and then, aloud to the whole assembly, say the words indicated in the Missal: “Repent and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” This is said only once and not individually to each person. Ashes will then be distributed to the faithful in the form of sprinkling on the top of the head. This method avoids direct skin contact between persons. While most Americans are more familiar with the placing of ashes on the forehead in the shape of a cross, the sprinkling of ashes is very common in Catholic cultures around the world.
The ministers and the faithful wear masks throughout this rite of distribution of ashes. While waiting in line, social distancing protocols (similar to those in place for distribution of Holy Communion) should be observed.The Church considers the blessed ashes to be a “sacramental” – a tangible sign that inspires reverence as we enter into the holy and penitential season of Lent. While this is an important sign of our faith, it is by no means a requirement. Those who feel uncomfortable may simply choose not to receive ashes this year.
We are excited to share the first Parish Newsletter of the new year. In it you will find year end financials, information about our school and preschool, and all of the important info you need to know about Lent. You can access the newsletter here: https://bit.ly/NLJan21
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 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
Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Mt. Mercy Council
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.
– 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
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
212 Mt. Mercy Drive
Pewee Valley, KY 40056
- Daily Mass (No Tuesdays)
- Mon–Sat: 8:15am
- Weekly Mass
- Sat: 5pm
- Sun: 8am, 11am,
- Sat: 9-10am (Church)
- Tues: 8:45am-7pm
- Sun: 3-9pm
- Mon-Thurs: 8am to 4pm
- Fri: 8am-3pm
- Sat/Sun: Closed