St. Aloysius School Open Enrollment!

Applications are now being accepted for all grades, PreK-8, at St. Aloysius Catholic School.  Paperwork can be found at the school website www.staloysiusky.org.

There is an open house scheduled for Friday, January 13 from 9:00am – 3:00pm with personal tours given all day.

If you have any questions, or want to schedule a tour at another time, please contact Mrs. Hayslip at schooloffice@staloysiuspwv.org. We can’t wait to meet our new Eagles!

Vacation Bible School Save the Date

Save The Date

Vacation Bible School

June 5-9, 2017

Maker Fun Factory is the theme!

 

Painting With a Twist Fundraiser

The High School Mission Trip Team is hosting a fundraiser at Painting with a Twist in the Forest Springs shopping center.

January 14,  7-9pm.

 Cost is $35 per seat (that includes detailed instructions and all supplies)

You will get to take home your own beautiful painting and support a great cause!

The event is open to all ages (age 7 and up).  This is right in our neighborhood and can be a fun night for the whole family!

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1795555447361733/

Trivia Night 2017

Please join us

Saturday, January 28, 2017 for the

14th Annual St. Aloysius Trivia Night

$20/person * $160/table of 8

Adults only please

MUST PRE-ORDER IN ORDER TO ENTER– NO ENTRANCE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT

*DEADLINE FOR ORDERING:  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25TH*

Doors open at 6:00 pm * First question at 7:00 pm

Raffles * Auctions Items * Split the Pot (KY Gaming License #0000114)

Table Decorating Contest/Prizes will be awarded to the winning table

Proceeds will benefit the 8th grade field trips and 8th grade scholarships

For tickets contact Mary Chris Pabon @ mcpabon@me.com

*Send payment through school office or parish office-Trivia*

Holy Day of Obligation: Immaculate Conception

A reminder that the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation, is tomorrow. Join us for Mass in the Church at 8:15am and 7pm.
Did you know that the Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates Mary’s conception, rather than Jesus’. For more info on this feast day check out this article: http://www.foryourmarriage.org/the-immaculate-conception/

Giving Tree Gifts Due This Weekend

Giving Tree Gifts are due THIS WEEKEND Please bring your wrapped gifts weekdays to the Parish office 8am-3:30pm or weekends before and after masses. There is a place in the cry room labeled “Giving Tree Drop Off”. The last drop off day is this Sunday, December 11 th after the 11:00 mass. Merry Christmas!! Rebecca […]

Opportunities for Confession

During the season of Advent there will be additional opportunities for Confession.  In addition to the regular schedule of Saturday mornings, the priest will hear confessions on Wednesdays, Nov. 30, Dec.7, 14, 21, 6:00pm-7:00pm, in the Church.  As always, you can also contact the priests to schedule a private appointment if needed.

 

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Mass Schedule

December 24:  4:30pm and 9:30pm

December 25: 11 am

 

Holy Day of Obligation

The Feast of Mary Mother of God

(since this Holy Day falls on a Sunday we will keep the typical Sunday schedule)

December 31: 5pm

Jan 1: 8am, 11am, and 5pm

 

The Giving Tree Is Here!

Look for the Giving Tree in the back of Church this weekend. Stop by and select your Star! The Giving Tree is an opportunity to help provide a better Christmas to people living in our community and residents of Friendship Manor. St. Aloysius needs YOU to make this a successful giving season. The individuals on the Giving Tree are residents from Friendship Manor Nursing Home. In recent years, the St. Aloysius Community has helped make Christmas special for each of the residents. The Giving Tree also contains members from local families in need provided by the Oldham County Red Cross.
   Please select a Star, complete the bottom section and place in the Gift Box by the Giving Tree. Keep the top portion and return with your gifts. Please return items wrapped to the Parish office Monday-Friday 8am-3pm, or before and after any Mass. There is a place in the cry room labeled ‘Giving Tree Drop Off”. (DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR STAR TAG /NUMBER ON EACH PACKAGE)
The last day for drop off is Sunday, December 11th after the last Mass.
If you or your organization would like more information please contact Rebecca Cottrell (rebeccaecottrell@yahoo.com) .

Catholic Services Appeal

This article appeared several weeks ago in the Record, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Louisville.  If you have contributed to the Catholic Services Appeal, thank you!  If you have not contributed, please consider making a pledge.  Read the article to see why!

A Time to Speak – Why I support the Catholic Services Appeal

Daniel Kelley

Each year when I receive Archbishop Kurtz’s letter inviting me to contribute to the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA), I take a moment to reflect on my life as a Catholic and to determine what role I must play in the vibrant life of the Archdiocese of Louisville.

While there are many worthwhile organizations seeking donations, I believe the Catholic Services Appeal has earned my steadfast commitment. There are myriad reasons for Catholics to contribute to the CSA, but I am going to share with you three key reasons for my own support.

The Catholic Services Appeal supports over 100 vital programs, ministries, and services that might struggle to serve their clients without the funding that the CSA provides. These programs are all essential to the Church and its goal of bringing Christ to others.

They help bring assistance to the poor and needy, enhance our worship lives, promote lifelong formation for all Catholics in the archdiocese, promote vocations to religious life, and provide invaluable support to our parishes and schools.

The scope of these works is well beyond the ability of any single parish to respond. So, my first reason for supporting the Catholic Services Appeal is that I see a great need for the programs and ministries it supports. They do great work.

I think all Catholics are familiar with these words from the Gospel according to Saint Luke: “To whom much has been given, much will be required.” This is a recurring theme of Father Mark Spalding’s homilies at my parish, Holy Trinity. I know that I have been blessed by God and I feel motivated to share my blessings with others.

Making a meaningful gift to the Catholic Services Appeal is an important step in following the path of Christian stewardship, of sharing our time, talent and treasure with others. So, my second reason for supporting the Catholic Services Appeal is that it is a call to action and, fortunately, I have the capacity to respond favorably.

I’m also mindful of the fact that I am a great beneficiary of the Catholic Services Appeal, and that is my third reason for contributing to CSA each year. I benefit from a wide variety of programs its funding supports in the areas of worship and lifelong formation, but from my point of view the CSA’s support of the Vocation Office is of paramount importance.

Certainly this affects all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Louisville, and we are enjoying some very encouraging results from that office’s work.

We now have a total of 18 men studying for the priesthood, which is the highest number of seminarians we have had in many years. It is good to know that many other men and women have discerned a vocational calling, no doubt due in large measure to the Vocation Office, and will one day begin addressing the needs of this archdiocese’s Catholics.

So, I am motivated to answer this call to partner in the work of the Archdiocese of Louisville by contributing to the Catholic Services Appeal. I see a great need, I feel a call to respond, and I acknowledge that I benefit enormously from the ministries, programs, and services that the CSA funds.

I encourage all my fellow Catholics of the Archdiocese of Louisville to contribute as well. As Pope Francis has stated, “Everyone is called, everyone is sent.”

Daniel Kelley is a member of Holy Trinity Church.