Reminder Of Fish Fry On March 18th

For those wishing to join us this week, we are heading to St. Michael on the East End.  First, at 6:00, there will be a Holy Hour in the church for the seminarians who will be ordained deacons this Saturday.  Following the Holy Hour, from 7:00-8:00, we will head over to the fish fry in the Community Center.

Note that St. Michael is quite a large parish, one of the fastest growing in the archdiocese.  I couldn’t find a map of the premises, but the Community Center is on the northeast side of the parking lot, the church close by.  Directions to the church can be found here.

Reminder Of Fish Fry On March 18th

St. Athanasius, March 11th

A little late in posting, I do apologize to the readers out there.

Our most recent trip took us to St. Athanasius on the Outer Loop.  In the past, this part of town was an independent city called Highview, now a neighborhood after the city of Louisville and much of Jefferson County merged into one government.

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As mentioned in my review of St. Stephen Martyr, this fish fry is located in a school gym and was very popular that night.  As with most of these fish fries, there were often other events happening that night.  For the youth, there was a Stations of the Cross and a Night For Mercy, where the participants could pray and receive Confession.  There was also on the large projector the Alabama-Kentucky basketball game, quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.  In this state, basketball is more than big time.  Can’t miss a game, no matter where you go!  As such, the gym was a little louder, but more vibrant.

I was back to my regular meal:  fried fish sandwich with coleslaw, mac n’ cheese, a slice of butterscotch cake, and a Miller Lite.

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One of the Dominican friars, Fr. Hertzog, joined us this week and had the baked fish and fried shrimp.  As you can see from both of our plates, it was a lot, but good for the price ($11).

St. Athanasius, March 11th

Lenten Reflection, March 16th

“Doing penance for one’s sins is a first step towards obtaining forgiveness and winning eternal salvation. That is the clear and explicit teaching of Christ, and no one can fail to see how justified and how right the Catholic Church has always been in constantly insisting on this. She is the spokesman for her divine Redeemer. No individual Christian can grow in perfection, nor can Christianity gain in vigor, except it be on the basis of penance.”  – Pope John XXIII

Lenten Reflection, March 16th

Lenten Reflection, March 14th

“We can think of Lent as a time to eradicate evil or cultivate virtue, a time to pull up weeds or to plant good seeds. Which is better is clear, for the Christian ideal is always positive rather than negative. A person is great not by the ferocity of his hatred of evil, but by the intensity of his love for God. Asceticism and mortification are not the ends of a Christian life; they are only the means. The end is charity. Penance merely makes an opening in our ego in which the Light of God can pour. As we deflate ourselves, God fills us. And it is GOD’s arrival that is the important event.”  – Fulton J. Sheen

Lenten Reflection, March 14th