August 2022 Parish Newsletter

We are eager to share the latest parish newsletter with our parish community.  Inside this edition you will find the financials for the end of the fiscal year, back to school news, and highlighting some of the amazing things we have done this summer.  To read the August newsletter, follow the link! https://bit.ly/nws822

Supporting Eastern Kentucky

We are beyond grateful for the generous donations that we have already received for our brother’s and sisters in Eastern Kentucky.   We continue to get many questions about how we can help.  Below you can see how you can donate items that will be delivered, followed with how you can contribute financially.  There will be more information in the upcoming issue of the Record as well.

Item Donations:

Monetary Donations:

Checks placed in collections may be made to your parish with the notation “2022 Eastern Kentucky Disaster Relief.” The parish can send one check to the Archdiocese of Louisville and one donation will be sent to the Diocese of Lexington.

Online donations can be made directly to Catholic Charities of Lexington at catholiccharitieslexington.org. Donors should designate their donation for “DISASTER SERVICES.”

Community Cookout and Ministry Fair

Join us September 25! We are looking forward to seeing you for a day of fellowship, food and fun!

Our New Parish Mission Statement

Father John has been working with the Strategic Planning committee to create a 5 year plan for our parish. And part of their work has been creating a new mission statement for St. Aloysius. We are excited to share it with you and hope that it draws us all into action for our faith community. For more information about the work of the Strategic Planning Committee pleas contact the parish office.

We are a Catholic parish in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Our mission is to bring souls into communion with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through worship in the sacraments with love and service to one another.

Received a Suspicious Email: Here is What to Do.

We have been notified that parishioners have been receiving emails that say they are from Fr, John and other members of the staff, but turn out to be spam.  We know that this is quite a nuisance for our parishioners and we are doing everything we can.  We have a few things you can do when you receive one of these forged emails.  
First, if you receive any suspicious looking emails from Fr. John or a St. Aloysius staff member, look at the sender’s email address. 

All emails associated with our parish end in @staloysiuspwv.org. 

If the email ends in anything else it is a fictitious email.  Do not click on any of the links found within the email.

Second, you should block the email sender and mark the message as spam.  These are options that are most likely in a drop down menu on your email.  After you have done that you can delete the original email. 


Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we strive to find a solution to the this ongoing problem.

Safe Environment Refresher Training

Recently the Archdiocese of Louisville announced that anyone working regularly with children refresh their Safe Environment Training every five years.  While a member’s initial training will still require an individual to attend the in person training, the Archdiocese of Louisville has partnered up with Catholic Mutual Group to offer an online refresher only training.  For a detailed description of how to enroll please visit https://bit.ly/3KKjTa3.

For a list of in person trainings visit: http://www.archlou.org/safe

The Church’s Response to COVID-19 Vaccines

On December 14, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement on the new COVID-19 vaccines. In their statement, the bishops address the moral concerns raised by the fact that the three vaccines that appear to be ready for distribution in the United States all have some connection to cell lines that originated with tissue taken from abortions.

“Receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community.  In this way, being vaccinated safely against COVID-19 should be considered an act of love of our neighbor and part of our moral responsibility for the common good.”

To read the full article click here.

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)

The USCCB’S Call to Prayer In the Face of the Pandemic

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19):

With the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, we are confronted once more with the fragility of our lives, and again we are reminded of our common humanity; that the peoples of this world are our brothers and sisters, that we are all one family under God.

God does not abandon us, he goes with us even now in this time of trial and testing. In this moment, it is important for us to anchor our hearts in the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. Now is the time to intensify our prayers and sacrifices for the love of God and the love of our neighbor. Let us draw closer to one another in our love for him, and rediscover the things that truly matter in our lives.

United with our Holy Father Pope Francis, let us pray in solidarity for our brothers and sisters here and around the world who are sick. Let us pray for those who have lost loved ones to this virus. May God console them and grant them peace.

We pray also for doctors, nurses, and caregivers, for public health officials and all civic leaders. May God grant them courage and prudence as they seek to respond to this emergency with compassion and in service to the common good.

In this time of need, I invite all the faithful to seek together the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and I share this prayer with you:

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Pope Francis’ Prayer To The Holy Mother During Pandemic

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.