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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Divine Mercy devotion, and April event schedule

This week, join us on Wednesday, March 30th as we prepare for Divine Mercy Sunday.  We will be learning about the devotion of Divine Mercy as well as praying the Chaplet. We will meet at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.

A look at the weeks ahead…

Monday, April 4th (Parish Event): Fr. Martin Martiny, O.P. will be giving a lecture on St. Albert the Great as part of the Dominican Anniversary Lecture Series. Please join us at 7:00pm in O’Brien Hall.

Wednesday, April 6th: Join us for a stroll over the walking bridge to Indiana. We will stop at Red Yeti for drinks before heading back over the bridge to Kentucky.  We will meet at the beginning of the bridge, on the Kentucky side at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, April 13th: We will be joining LYC for Pub Night. 7:00pm at Saint’s Pizza and Pub. (131 Breckenridge Lane)

Wednesday April 20th Join us in watching a movie on Monsieur Vincent, a movie about St. Vincent de Paul. 7:00pm in the Parish Center.

Wednesday, April 27th: Let’s celebrate St Catherine of Siena, a great Dominican Saint and Doctor of the Church. 7:00pm in the Parish Center.

Don’t forget to add our Google calendar to your calendar! The calendar can be found at this link. We also have a Facebook page that you can like and share as well!

St Louis Bertrand Young Adults is a group of Catholic young adults aged 18-35 in Louisville, KY who meet each week at St Louis Bertrand Catholic Church to socialize and grow in their Faith.  (You do not need to be a member of the parish to join us.)

Lenten reflection, Holy Saturday

This Lent we are happy to announce that Fr Joseph-Mary Hertzog, OP will be providing us with brief daily reflections for the penitential season of Lent.  They will be posted here and at our Facebook page for your spiritual edification.

Holy Saturday:

It behooved Christ to rise again, for five reasons:

First of all, for the commendation of Divine Justice, to which it belongs to exalt those who humble themselves for God’s sake, […] Consequently, because Christ humbled Himself even unto the death of the Cross, from love and obedience to God, it behooved Him to be lifted up by God unto a glorious Resurrection;

Secondly, for our instruction in the Faith, since our belief in Christ’s Divinity is confirmed by His rising again,

Thirdly, for the raising of our hope, since, seeing Christ Who is our Head rise again, we hope that we likewise shall rise again.

Fourthly, to set in order the lives of the faithful;

Fifthly, in order to complete the work of our salvation; because, just as for this reason did He endure evil things in dying that He might deliver us from evil, so was He glorified in rising again in order to advance us towards good things;

-St. Thomas Aquinas

Lenten reflection, Holy Thursday and Good Friday

This Lent we are happy to announce that Fr Joseph-Mary Hertzog, OP will be providing us with brief daily reflections for the penitential season of Lent.  They will be posted here and at our Facebook page for your spiritual edification.
Good Friday:
“Look at His adorable face.
Look at His glazed and sunken eyes.
Look at His wounds.
Look Jesus in the Face.
There, you will see how He loves us.”
~ St. Therese of Lisieux
 
Holy Thursday:
“Recognize in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side… whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.” – St. Augustine

Lenten reflection, Spy Wednesday

This Lent we are happy to announce that Fr Joseph-Mary Hertzog, OP will be providing us with brief daily reflections for the penitential season of Lent.  They will be posted here and at our Facebook page for your spiritual edification.

Spy Wednesday:
For the sake of the joy which lay before him he endured the cross, heedless of its shame. He has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God. Remember how he endured the opposition of sinners; hence do not grow despondent or abandon the struggle. In your fight against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood. Moreover, you have forgotten the encouraging words addressed to you as sons:
“My sons, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord
nor lose heart when he reproves you;
For whom the Lord loves, he disciplines;
he scourges every son he receives.”

Endure your trials as the discipline of God, who deals with you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

At the time it is administered, all discipline seems a cause for grief and not for joy, but later it brings forth the fruit of peace and justice to those who are trained in its school. So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees. Make straight the paths you walk on, that your halting limbs may not be dislocated but healed. –Letter to the Hebrews 12:1-13

Holy Week activities and schedule

This Wednesday March 23rd, we will meet for a Holy Hour in the Church at 7:00pm.  We will then go to the Parish Center to watch The Passion of the Christ. Please join us in remembering the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ this Holy Week.
Thursday, March 24th: We will be joining Christ in the City for the Seven Churches Pilgrimage. At each location listed below, we will meet to pray, read Scripture, or sing hymns. We will start at St. Louis Bertrand after their Holy Thursday Mass and end the night with dinner at Saints before Good Friday starts.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Trevor Mahoney (trevor[dot]mahoney[at]uwalumni[dot]com).

Schedule for the pilgrimage:
St. Louis Bertrand 7:05
St. Boniface 7:35
St. Stephen Martyr 8:10
Guardian Angels 8:40
Our Mother of Sorrows 9:10
St. James 9:40
St. Martin of Tours 10:15
Saints 10:50

Link to Facebook Event
Map of the Pilgrimage Route
For more information on the history of the Seven Churches Pilgrimage

Parish Holy Week Schedule:

For the parish’s Holy Week schedule, please see the parish website here.  Do take part in the Holy Week cycle, if you are able!

A look at the weeks ahead…

Wednesday, March 30th: In preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday we will be learning about the devotion of Divine Mercy as well as praying the Chaplet. We will meet at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.

Wednesday, April 6th: Join us for a stroll over the walking bridge to Indiana. We will stop at Red Yeti for drinks before heading back over the bridge to Kentucky.  We will meet at the beginning of the bridge, on the Kentucky side at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, April 13th: We will be joining LYC for Pub Night. 7:00pm at Saint’s Pizza and Pub. (131 Breckenridge Lane)

Wednesday April 20th Join us in watching a movie on Monsieur Vincent a Movie about St. Vincent de Paul. 7:00pm in the Parish center.

Wednesday, April 27th: Lets celebrate St Catherine of Siena a great Dominican Saint and Doctor of the Church. 7:00pm in the Parish Center.

 

Don’t forget to add our Google calendar to your calendar! The calendar can be found at this link. We also have a Facebook page that you can like and share as well!

St Louis Bertrand Young Adults is a group of Catholic young adults aged 18-35 in Louisville, KY who meet each week at St Louis Bertrand Catholic Church to socialize and grow in their Faith.  (You do not need to be a member of the parish to join us.)

Lenten reflection, Tuesday of Holy Week

This Lent we are happy to announce that Fr Joseph-Mary Hertzog, OP will be providing us with brief daily reflections for the penitential season of Lent.  They will be posted here and at our Facebook page for your spiritual edification.

Tuesday of Holy Week:

“If the work of our sanctification presents, apparently, the most insurmountable difficulties, it is because we do not know how to form a just idea of it. In reality sanctity can be reduced to one single practice, fidelity to the duties appointed by God. Now this fidelity is equally within each one’s power whether in its active practice, or passive exercise. The active practice of fidelity consists in accomplishing the duties which devolve upon us whether imposed by the general laws of God and of the Church, or by the particular state that we may have embraced. Its passive exercise consists in the loving acceptance of all that God sends us at each moment.”  ― Jean-Pierre de Caussade, Abandonment to Divine Providence

Lenten reflection, Monday of Holy Week

This Lent we are happy to announce that Fr Joseph-Mary Hertzog, OP will be providing us with brief daily reflections for the penitential season of Lent.  They will be posted here and at our Facebook page for your spiritual edification.

Monday of Holy Week:

“External penance includes particularly the acceptance from God in a spirit of resignation and trust of all life’s sorrows and hardships and of everything that involves inconvenience and annoyance in the conscientious performance of the obligations of our daily life and work and the practice of Christian virtue. Penance of this kind is in fact inescapable. Yet it serves not only to win God’s mercy and forgiveness for our sins… but also sweetens, one might almost say, the bitterness of this mortal life of ours with the promise of its heavenly reward. For ‘the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come that will be revealed in us.'”  ~Pope John the XXIII  in his Encyclical  Paenitentiam Agere

Lenten reflection, Palm Sunday

This Lent we are happy to announce that Fr Joseph-Mary Hertzog, OP will be providing us with brief daily reflections for the penitential season of Lent.  They will be posted here and at our Facebook page for your spiritual edification.

Palm Sunday:
“With every day that passes, I grow more and more convinced how ugly the world is, of how much suffering there is, and, unfortunately, of how it is the good who suffer the most. Meanwhile, we who have been given so many of God’s blessings have repaid Him poorly. This is an awful reality that racks my brain; while I’m studying, every so often I ask myself: will I continue on the right path? Will I have the strength to persevere all the way? In the face of this pang of doubt, the faith given to me in Baptism reassures me of this: by yourself, you will accomplish nothing, but if you place God at the center of all your actions, then you will reach the goal.” ~Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Lenten reflection, Saturday, Fifth Week of Lent

This Lent we are happy to announce that Fr Joseph-Mary Hertzog, OP will be providing us with brief daily reflections for the penitential season of Lent.  They will be posted here and at our Facebook page for your spiritual edification.
Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent:
There is a general rule concerning all special graces granted to any human being. Whenever the divine favor chooses someone to receive a special grace, or to accept a lofty vocation, God adorns the person chosen with all the gifts of the Spirit needed to fulfill the task at hand.
 
This general rule is especially verified in the case of Saint Joseph, the foster-father of our Lord and the husband of the Queen of our world, enthroned above the angels.
 
Obviously, Christ does not now deny to Joseph that intimacy, reverence and very high honor which he gave him on earth, as a son to his father. Rather we must say that in heaven Christ completes and perfects all that he gave at Nazareth. -St. Bernadine of Siena

Lenten reflection, Friday, Fifth Week of Lent

This Lent we are happy to announce that Fr Joseph-Mary Hertzog, OP will be providing us with brief daily reflections for the penitential season of Lent.  They will be posted here and at our Facebook page for your spiritual edification.
Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent:
“But now the necessity of habit is sweet to me, and against this sweetness must I fight, lest I be enthralled by it. Thus I carry on a daily war by fasting, constantly bringing my body into subjection…And while health is the reason for our eating and drinking, yet a perilous delight joins itself to them as a handmaid; and indeed, she tries to take precedence in order that I may want to do for her sake what I say I want to do for health’s sake….These temptations I daily endeavor to resist and I summon Thy right hand to my help and cast my perplexities onto Thee.” -St. Augustine