Public Celebration of Eucharist Postponed

In light of yesterday’s guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Archbishop Kurtz is calling upon all priests to suspend the public celebration of the Eucharist, effective immediately and until further notice.

In his message to priests, Archbishop noted his conversations with pastors over the weekend. Pastors communicated to him both the concern of those parishioners who attended Mass as well as the great consolation that the Eucharist provides for so many.

Archbishop asked pastors to communicate to the faithful options to assist them during these difficult days, such as Mass of the Air and the recitation of the Holy Rosary and to find creative ways to keep churches accessible for prayer, provided there are clear safeguards in place that honor the need for social distancing. The Office of Worship will be surveying parishes about ideas and resources to be shared with all parishes.

The guidance of the Center for Disease Control that people not participate in gatherings of more than 50 people also applies to parish events and meetings. Many parishes have already begun to address large gatherings, such as Lenten fish fries, through cancellations or offering only take-out service.

Further guidance will be issued shortly on other issues related to this directive, such as questions about funerals, weddings, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and social service outreach to parishioners in need. Information about the archdiocesan response to the COVID-19 pandemic is at www.archlou.org/covid-19.

Archdiocese of Louisville
March 16, 2020

Hot Off The Presses!

The latest parish newsletter is here!  Check it out, to learn all about upcoming events, especially during Lent!  Also, read about all of the great things that have been keeping all of us busy at St. Aloysius. Click the link to view the newsletter.
 http://bit.ly/nlfeb20

Continued Support Needed for Capital Campaign

In effort to continue complete transparency, we would like to give you an update on specific numbers and information regarding our Capital Campaign.

By December of 2017, we received cards pledging to support the campaign from 409 of our parish families. We needed to raise, and still do, $2,000,000. The pledged amount received by those participating families came close our $2,000,000 goal.

We would like to share with you what this looks like today. Seven cards were received indicating pledges, with no further activity. Thirty-seven cards came with an initial offering, and no further activity. Thirty pledges have not had activity in the last 6+ months. Five cards were received from families who are no longer members of our parish.

We have made significant gains toward paying off our debt. Some of the initial pledges were fulfilled by the end of 2019. At least eighteen families who have fulfilled pledges are still contributing to the campaign. Finally, we have seventeen families that are making regular contributions who did not submit a pledge card.

To date, we have an outstanding loan balance of $433,854.58. To achieve our goal to become debt-free and to build a stronger and brighter future for our parish, the campaign will need to see continued support.

We are now in the final year of our campaign. We know that the success of the Capital Campaign is important to all of us as a parish family. If we all continue to work together as one community, we will achieve our goal.

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -Henry Ford

Fish Fry Season Is Coming!

Lenten Fish Frys – Save the dates.

Where: St. Aloysius Cafeteria

When: Ash Wednesday, February 26
Fri., Feb 28 – April 3 (Every Friday) NO FISH FRY ON 4/10 WHICH IS GOOD FRIDAY.

Time: 5-7:30

Menu: Fried Fish, Baked Fish, Rolled Oysters, Shrimp, Pizza, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Mac & Cheese, Coleslaw, Hush Puppies, Jalapeño Hush Puppies, French Fries, Onion Rings and Cheesesticks

Beverages: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Water and Beer

Dine-in; Carry-out and Drive Thru

No Fish Fry on Good Friday!

Second Annual Chili Cook Off!

This event will be held Saturday, February 1st at 6:00 in the school cafeteria. Everyone who attended and participated last year had an amazing time! We hope that you will plan to join us!

If you would like to enter your favorite chili recipe, please contact Melissa Brown at mbrown@staloysiuspwv.org. Prizes will be awarded to our winners! Drinks, sides, and dessert will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

Annual Trivia Night!

Please join us Saturday, January 25th for our Annual St. Aloysius Trivia Night

The event will be held in the St. Aloysius School Gym
$20/person * $160/table
Must pre-order tickets to enter – No entrance on night of the event
Deadline for Ordering: Wednesday, January 22nd
Doors open at 6:00 pm * First question at 7:00 pm

Raffles *Auction Items * Split the Pot
Adult-only event
KY Gaming License #0000114

Table Decorating Contest! Prizes will be awarded to the winning table.
Soft drinks, munchies and desserts will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own food and NON-alcoholic beverages.
*** Beer will be available for sale ***

Proceeds will benefit 8th grade field trips and scholarships.
For tickets contact Randee Norris at randee_n@hotmail.com.
Send payment through school office or parish office marked TRIVIA.

The November 2019 Newsletter

Recently we included the latest Parish Newsletter in the bulletin.  Just in case you didn’t get a chance to read it or misplaced your copy, we wanted to share the newsletter with the parish in a digital format.  We hope you enjoy it and please reach out to the Parish Office if you have any questions.

http://bit.ly/newsNov19

Discover Catholic Schools Week

Come see excellence in action at St. Aloysius School as we celebrate “Discover Catholic Schools Week” November 18-22, 2019. Each day there will be specific times/events that you can attend to discover for yourself our rich community, traditions, academic achievements, and fun, family environment. We are open to families of all faiths and will work alongside the Catholic Education Foundation to offer financial assistance as necessary.

We are the best kept secret in Oldham County but it’s time to spread the news! To schedule a personal tour or set up a shadow visit, please contact principal Maryann Hayslip atschooloffice@staloysiuspwv.org


Monday, Nov. 18, Mindful Monday 8:00-9:30am: Observe our 7th
grade science classes as they put mindfulness and meditation into practice.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, Touring Tuesday 8:00am-6:00pm: Open house
tours with the principal/preschool director. Visit classrooms and see our
program in action!
Wednesday, Nov. 20, Worship Wednesday 8:15am: Join us for all
school Mass and see our 8th graders take the lead as we worship together as a faith community.
Thursday, Nov. 21, Thankful Thursday: We are thankful for our outstanding teaching staff! Meet our teachers and have 1:1 conversations to answer any questions/concerns you may have about starting or transferring to St. Aloysius. Grades PreK-3 meet 1:00-2:30pm; Grades 4 & 5 meet from 12:00-1:00pm; Middle school (grades 6-8) meet from 9:30-10:30am. Principal and Preschool Director are available all day.
Friday, Nov. 22, Fun Friday: Join us at 2:00 for our fall Pep Rally led by
student council and see our principal get duct taped to the gym wall!!!

Mercy in Motion October 9th

The First Mercy in Motion of the year will be held on October 9 in the Cafeteria from 6:30-8pm. 

Mercy in motion is an outreach ministry in which the ENTIRE parish is encouraged to participate.  The goal of Mercy in Motion is to create a multi-generational group of people that  work together to help others in our community.  We specifically encourage families to participate together, as a family, since so many activities seem to be pulling families in different directions.   At the first meeting we will construct blessing bags for homeless in our city and the next month we will distribute the blessing bags in some way.  Everyone who participates will get to experience both direct and indirect service. 

Before our first meeting, we need supplies.  You can find a complete list of supplies needed by visiting: http://bit.ly/blessbagsupply. 

Boxes will be available in the back of church to collect supplies.  Gift cards to purchase supplies will also be accepted.  If you have any questions  contact Mandy Kumler at the parish office.

Split the Pot Raffle