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Service Chair

Jennie Cooper is our new Service Chair Person!
She is interested in offering the following: welcome/potluck dinners for the parishioners, take-them-a-meal for new moms or people after hospitalization, and other get-togethers. She will be in charge of the reception after Confirmation and the dinner for our high school seniors in the spring. She asked, and it was passed on to provide an e-mail email address to her. She will email everyone when someone is needed and see who would like to help. Most of the time she will need someone to help decorate, someone to cut the cake or serve punch! She might ask for volunteers to take a meal to someone needing it. 

Parish Concil Members

Nominations are now open for (2) three year positions. All nominations are
subject to the approval of the pastor. Nominations are open until October 1.

The Parish Council is an advisory body to the pastor on areas of parish life. To serve on the Parish Council you must be at least 18 years of age; a fully initiated (Received the Sacraments of Initiation) registered member of the parish; and a Catholic in good standing. The new members will be chosen using a selection process rather than an election process. See the bulletin for more details. 

Harvest Fest

Harvest Fest items need: If you are crafty or have a unique talent, please consider making & donating an item to the Live or Silent Auction. We also need Jar booth, Dollar Fest & Dime Pitch items.  Please keep in mind that our festival is only successful if we all attend and support our parish. Remind your family and friends of the delicious turkey dinner, games, and amazing auctions!  Anyone planning to donate items to the silent or live auctions at the Harvest Fest please drop them off at St. John’s by Tuesday, the 16th or let me know what you’re donating by that date so we can make sure they are included on the lists.

From Tony Brown Chevrolet:
A 2010 Chevrolet Impala that will be a great addition to someone’s driveway!  It will be at St. John’s before and after masses this weekend for those interested to check it out. For more info on it contact the dealership at 270.422.2141

From Ray's Ford:
65" Vizio Smart TV.

Many, many more great items on the list!! 

WLHN 95.3 FM Meade County Catholic Radio (MCCR)

A non-profit radio station which broadcasts the EWTN radio signal to the citizens of Meade County located in Kentucky. MCCR does not receive any financial support from the Archdiocese of Louisville. It is able to stay on the air due to the generosity of the listeners and the support of the four local parishes: St. John the Apostle, St. Martin of Tours, St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, and St. Theresa of Avila.

Bible Basics

Bible Basics: a 5-week series led by Art Turner from the Archdiocese, will begin Wed., October 10, 6:30-8 pm in the cafeteria. It will cover how the Catholic Church interprets Sacred Scripture, the understanding of certain terms like inspiration and biblical truth, parts of the Bible, how the Bible came to be/his torical development, how the Bible is the Word of God , and more. Contact Monica to register.

First Saturday Potluck

First Saturday Potluck: You are invited to our very first monthly potluck dinner on Oct. 6 at 6pm in the cafeteria! Please bring a casserole, veggie, side or dessert to share. Dishes can be dropped off before the 4:30 Mass or just before meal time. If you have any questions, please contact Jennie at coopersatstjohn@gmail.com or 4225026. See you there!

Current Events

With the priest scandal on the news the past month, and still wanting to feel proud as a Catholic, many have had to dig deep in their hearts and souls to understand why they are C

Salute to Catholic School Alumni Dinner
Save The Date 

CLICK HERE FOR 2019 SALUTE HONOREE NOMINATION FORM

Mark your calendars for the annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni Dinner event to be held on March 27, 2019 at the Galt House Hotel Grand Ballroom. This marquee event netted an all-time high $1,000,000 in tuition assistance last year for needy families in our Catholic school community. This is your chance to nominate a Catholic school alumni to be recognized as a 2019 Honoree. 

Catholic school alumni contribute significantly to the social, spiritual and economic fabric of the entire communities in which they live. The Salute to Catholic School Alumni is designed to spotlight the impact that Catholic schools have had on the development of many of this community’s most significant leaders. Held in March of each year, this community-wide event is sponsored by the Catholic Education Foundation.

Award Nominations

To nominate a candidate for the Salute Award, complete the attached form. Please include the school(s) attended, occupation, accomplishments, community service, and a brief statement in support of the candidate for this award.

Selection

The selection committee will choose five to six alumni to honor at the Salute. The names of nominees not selected will be retained for consideration in future years. Names of those selected for awards will be publicly announced in January.

Award Selection Criteria

Candidates for recognition at the Salute to Catholic School Alumni are men and women who have attended a Catholic elementary school or high school in the Archdiocese of Louisville or another diocese around the world. They will have made significant contributions to their community, the region, the nation, or the global community through of significant accomplishments in athletics, business, communications, education, arts, public service, science, or service to others. Candidates will reflect the highest ethical standards and will exemplify in their lives the values and teachings of Catholic education.

Current pastors, principals, teachers and other employees of archdiocesan parishes, schools, and agencies are not eligible for the Salute award.  

This month, we're highlighting some helpful and timely resources for Catholics throughout the Archdiocese. We encourage you to check out the resources below and get involved! 

Sexual Abuse
The Archdiocese of Louisville is preparing a “Report to the Catholic People” on the issue of sexual abuse, which will appear in the October 18 issue of The Record. This publication will include information about the history of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese, the measures the Archdiocese has taken to deal with this issue, including reaching out to victims, reporting promptly to authorities, removing offenders, and promoting a safe environment for all.

For information about archdiocesan policies and programs related to the sexual abuse of minors, click here.

The Soul of the Parish: Being Led by the Holy Spirit Alive in our Midst
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz released a new pastoral letter in the September 13, 2018, issue of The Record. In this follow-up to his first pastoral letter: Your Parish: The Body of Christ Alive in Our Midst, Archbishop Kurtz calls on the Holy Spirit to help parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville to be “healthy, holy and vibrant” and applauds the efforts of parishes to respond to this call during the parish discernment process. Click here to read the pastoral letter and the results of the parish discernment process.

Accountability Report
The annual Accountability Report of the Archdiocese will be in The Record on Thursday, October 11. The audited financial statements and the Accountability Report also are available online.

Conversations with Archbishop Kurtz
The 10th season of Conversations with Archbishop Kurtz continues. For the October episode of Conversations, Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds and Archbishop Kurtz discuss the Catholic Services Appeal and the issue of religious liberty. Archbishop also welcomes guest Ed Harpring, Coordinator of Pro-Life Ministries, to discuss the October observance of Respect Life Month and pro-life activities in the Archdiocese.

Conversations airs on the Faith Channel (Spectrum channels 19 and digital channel 279) on Tues. at 7 p.m., Wed. at 10 a.m., Fri. at 7 p.m., and Sat. at 4 p.m. It is on radio stations WLCR 1040 AM, Breadbox Media, and WLHN 95.3 FM in Meade County. In addition, Conversations can be downloaded for no charge through iTunes. Conversations also is available on Bardstown Cable Channel 19 (BRTV) at 7 p.m. on the first two Monday nights of the month and on Bardstown’s PLG TV on Tuesday afternoons at 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Conversations is also available online.

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