• SFR Inclement Weather Policy

    St. Frances of Rome's Inclement Weather Policy
    If Jefferson County Catholic Schools is delayed or cancelled, there will be NO 8:30am Mass.

  • Catholic Women's Conference 2018

    The annual Catholic Women's Conference is set for Saturday, March 10, 2018. Visit CWC Facebook page to stay up to date and for registration info.

  • Fr. Lou Lecture

    Fr. Lou will present a lecture on surfing the web for Catholic content. Fr. Lou will share his knowledge of the Catholic faith and tech savviness to help others navigate the internet for credible online resources so you won't be led astray by misinformation. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Fr. Lou's vast experience of working with young people and the world wide web. Appropriate for Middle School and High Schoolers to attend. Please RSVP to Chrissy Miles at cmiles@sfrlou.org by Friday, January 12th.

  • Make a Difference in January 2018

    We will “Make a Difference” in January for St. John Center.
    They are in need of: Jersey Gloves, Socks, and Hooded Sweatshirts.
    Thank you for your contribution.
    Please place the donations in the designated basket in the back of church.

  • January Birthdays

    Happy birthday to those celebrating a birthday during the month of January.

  • CSA 2017 Update

    We are a little over halfway to our goal for the Catholic Services Appeal. We have collected $23,240 to date. Let's keep it going!

  • Make a Difference in December

    We'll Make a Difference in December for Sister Visitor and United Crescent Hill Ministries. Pick an ornament from the Giving Tree located in the back of church. DO NOT WRAP THE GIFT Return the gift by Sunday, December 10 Place the amount on the Gift Certificate please put in brown envelope. Thank you for caring!

  • December Birthdays

    Happy birthday to those celebrating a birthday during the month of December.

  • Rome'n Seniors Christmas Lunch

    Rome’n Seniors, celebrate the season by joining your SFR and STL friends for a delightful Christmas lunch at Buck’s in Old Louisville on Wednesday, December 6th at 11:30am. We can only seat 36, so RSVP to Deanna at 896-8401 soon.


  • Annual Christmas Coffee

    Our Annual Christmas Coffee for the residents of Nazareth Clifton (formerly Mercy Sacred Heart) is on Thursday, November 30th at 2:00pm. Please come and help give our neighbors a fun filled afternoon of treats and caroling. Call Deanna for suggestions of what to bring.


  • Mass of Remembrance 2017

    You are invited to inscribed the names of your dearly departed loved ones in our book of remembrance. They will be remembered in prayer during the month of November.

  • Fr, Jerry Book

    Order your copy of Jerry Eifler: A Retrospective. This book showcases over 90 oil and watercolor art pieces created by Fr. Jerry. Order now in time for the holidays.

  • November Birthdays

    Happy birthday to those celebrating a birthday during the month of November.

  • Make a Difference in November

    We will “Make a Difference” in November for Veteran Outreach. They are in need of: Coffee, Creamer, and Sugar.
    Thank you for your contribution.
    Please place the donations in the designated basket in the back of church.

  • 2017 Taste of St. Leonard

    Please help support our cluster parish school with a fun evening of good food and fantastic auction items! Tickets are available at the Parish House here at St. Frances of Rome.

  • Rome'n Seniors to CenterStage

    Rome’n Seniors to see Jekyll and Hyde at CenterStage at JCC - Sunday, November 5, 2:00pm. A story of the struggle between good and evil with a thrilling musical score. Tickets are $22. We will eat at O’Charley’s following the performance. Call Deanna at 896-8401 to purchase tickets or for more info.

  • Rome'n Seniors Halloween BINGO

    Rome'n Seniors Lunch & BINGO in the Halloween spirit. Thursday, October 19th @ 11:30am in the Community Room. Wear your Halloween or fall festive clothing and join us for a fun afternoon of good food and trick or treat mixed in with some lively comradery. $8 covers your lunch and bingo. Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, October 17th.


  • Catholic Services Appeal 2017

    2017 Catholic Services Appeal - Bringing Christ to Others                                                                                                                                                                                    St. Frances of Rome Target: $41,200.                                                                                                                                                                                                              The annual Catholic Services Appeal invites area Catholics to join together in supporting the more than 100 ministries, services, and programs offered by the Archdiocese. For information on the work of the Archdiocese of Louisville, visit www.ArchLou.org/CSA.

  • Make a Difference in October

    We will “Make a Difference” in October for Hildegarde House. They are in need of: Bottled water, canned sodas, hand sanitizer, liquid hand soap, baby wipes,Gift cards in any amount to Kroger, Meijer, WalMart, etc.
    Thank you for your contribution.
    Please place the donations in the designated basket in the back of church. 

  • October Birthdays

    Happy birthday to those celebrating a birthday during the month of October.

  • Catechetical Sunday 2017

    Yesterday, on Catechetical Sunday our Catechists were given a special blessing at the 11:30 Mass. St. Frances of Rome honors and celebrates our parents, catechists and helpers for all they do in teaching the faith and sharing the Good News to our children by word and example.
    Special honors to our dedicated catechists:
    Nursery Monitor: Linda Harris
    Nursery Helpers: Stephanie Chere, Kathy Wiser
    Preschool: Robin Krawiec and Parents
    Grades K-1: Monty Fields, Heather French, Lisa Hunter,
    Marnie McAllister
    Grade 2: Sarah Francisco, Bernadette Johnston
    Grades 3-4: Amparito Smith, Beverly Woock
    Grades 5-6: Karen Brian, Leigh Lowe, Lenny Hildenbrand
    Grades 7-9: Steve Sprague, Georganna Wheatley

  • Mom's Group

    WE'RE BACK! We will have our first M.O.M.S. meeting since our summer hiatus this Sunday, September 10th from 8:00-10:00am in the Parish House. Moms of all ages and stages are invited.

  • Reformation Anniversary

    Reservations required for dinner. $7 cost. Not needed for the presentation only. Call Crescent Hill Baptist Church at 896-4425.


  • Fr. Lou Presents

    In remembrance of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Fr. Lou will speak at Crescent Hill Baptist Hill Church as part of UCHM's ecumenical reflection series, "From Conflict to Communion".

  • Fr. Jerry Art Show

    Jerry Eifler Art Show: A Retrospective
    Friday, September 22 
    Preview Wine & Cheese Party 6:00 - 9:00pm 
    $25 per person* 
    For reservations: www.cliftoncenter.org
    *Proceeds to benefit the Clifton Center
    Saturday, September 23
    11:00 - 3:00pm

    Free admission - Open to the public
    Primary Sponsor: Dr. Bradley Calobrace 
    Calobrace and Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery Center

  • Make A Difference in September

    We will “Make a Difference” in September for United Crescent Hill Ministries.
    They are in need of: jars of peanut butter, canned goods, pasta, and pasta sauce.
    Thank you for your contributions.
    Please place the donations in the designated basket in the back of church.

  • September Birthdays

    Happy birthday to those celebrating a birthday during the month of September.

  • Fr. Lou Presentation

    Crescent Hill Baptist Church is inviting speakers to their Wednesday Evening Supper in September Fr. Lou Meiman will share “Why I am a Roman Catholic” on Sept 13. 
    Community members of St. Frances of Rome and St. Leonard are invited to the supper. 
    On September 2nd and 3rd there will be a signup sheet for anyone who would be interested in going to the supper.

  • Fr. Lou's Homily for Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Fr. Lou's homily for Sunday, August 13 in which Simon Peter tries to walk on water:
    Why would anyone get out of a perfectly good boat into a storm, to step on water, at the invitation of someone who may or may not be a ghost? What kind of faith does that take? What kind of trust? If you can't imagine, I think I know someone you could ask.
    Ask the people of Charlottesville, Virginia. Ask the clergy who stepped out of perfectly good churches. Ask the people who left perfectly safe homes and apartments and dorm rooms. Ask the people who linked arm in arm in prayer, facing down angry white men with clubs and semi-automatic weapons. Ask them if they thought they might sink, might drown, might be swept away by the storm.
    And then ask about their outrage, and their anger. At the storm that very nearly tore our nation apart more than 150 years ago. At the storm that very nearly tore our world apart more than 70 years ago. At the storm that came unbidden to their home wearing the emblems and shouting the slogans of years gone by.
    And you will hear of the faith, of the trust, needed to risk walking on water if that's what it takes. To get out of the boat.
    We need to hear that story. Because the storm of racist hatred has never left our country. It has hidden in paramilitary groups, and suburban basements, in country clubs and, yes, churches. It has hidden. But never left.
    Before the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, specifically said that its purpose was "to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump." In response, President Trump abdicated his responsibility once again to disavow Duke, and to unite the country against such hatred. Instead he accused the white supremacists AND the people who stood against them.
    The storm of racist hatred is growing. And with reason.
    We need to hear the story of why people left safety to stand against that storm. Because we must join them. Because opposing this growing storm will take us all.
    Yes, we are in perfectly good churches, perfectly good houses, perfectly safe lives. Yes, we might sink, or get swept away. Some in Charlottesville did.
    But this storm threatens who we are as Americans, as Christians, and as human beings.
    Jesus is calling.
    Get out of the boat.

  • Fr. Lou

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fr. Lou's mother, Helen Speckner Meiman. Please remember in prayer Fr. Lou and his family. May God grant Helen eternal rest and let His perpetual light shine upon her.

    Fr. Lou's mother's obituary:
    Meiman, Helen Marie Speckner, 86, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2017 at Nazareth Home Clifton. She was a long time member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and an
    adopted member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry O. Meiman.
    She is survived by her children Rev. Louis Meiman, Ed Meiman, Rose Fawcett (Chad), Henry Meiman (Betsy); grandchildren Elena, Katie, Layton, Carly, Henry and Laz.
    Her funeral Mass will be Friday, 11am at St. Francis of Assisi, 1960 Bardstown Road, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery.
    Visitation will be Thursday 2-8pm at Rattermans Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road.
    In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may go to Nazareth Home Clifton (Sacred Heart Village).

    -This is Fr. Lou's favorite picture of his mother, taken by him on her 83rd birthday.


  • August Birthdays

    Happy birthday to those celebrating a birthday during the month of August.

  • Make A Difference in August

    We will “Make a Difference” in August for Mother Infant Care.
    They are in need of diapers (all sizes).
    Thank you for your contributions.
    Please place the donations in the designated basket in the back of church.

  • Rome'n Seniors - Mamma Mia

    Rome'n Seniors set to see "Mamma Mia" Sunday, July 23rd, 6:30pm, at the Kentucky Center. We may be able to get more seats for $56.50 each.

  • Ice Cream Social

    This Wednesday, July 19th at 2pm: Our Annual “Ice Cream Social” for the residents of Nazareth Home Charity Court Memory Care Area. Our SFR/STL seniors’ summer outreach is a beautiful way to celebrate by bringing joy to those who can’t get out. Hank Evans, STL music director, will provide a sing along. Please RSVP to Deanna with what you can bring, i.e. cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc. We need help too, with prepping and serving of the ice cream and drinks. How wonderful it is to be able to serve others!

  • Fr. Lou's Homily for July 9, 2017

    Well. I've been at my new parishes two and a half weeks now. And I have yet to unpack a box. Of course last week had a holiday in the middle so I had to stay home and grill out and watch fireworks and go to "1776" at Iroquois Amphitheater and sing all the songs and say all the lines and annoy those around me except they were doing the same thing. So I didn't unpack any boxes yet but I need to unpack the boxes but not before I learn names. So many names at two places. I need to learn them but I suck at names but I need to figure it out but there are techniques to learning names but I need to learn the techniques but I need to learn the numbers. The safe combinations and the alarm codes. I need to learn the alarm codes or the police will come and take me away but there's another thing I need to do but I can't even remember what it is but I need to figure out how to do that. No I should have already done it because there's another thing coming that I really need to get done but the world is in such a mess and I need to figure that out I should be able to figure it out I'm older than the president at least I was older than the last one and that's old enough to figure out something and fix it Julius Caesar was dead before he was my age and he had ruled Rome and fixed it only he didn't really fix it and that's why they killed him but I should be able to fix it and ...

    "I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for what you have hidden from the learned and the clever you have revealed to the little ones."

    Thank you Jesus.

    I give you praise Lord of heaven and earth. The NRSV translates it I give you thanks. But it's not really either. It's a word that wasn't used much in Ancient Greek. Except in one place. The Septuagint. The Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures. The translation used by the early church. The translation used by most Jews at the time of Jesus. Because, like our own day, most Jews lived in Alexandria or Athens or Rome, not Jerusalem. It was a word used over 400 times in the Septuagint. To translate the Hebrew word barakah. Blessing.

    Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam,
    Hamotzi lechem min haaretz.

    Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth, who have given us bread from the earth.

    Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech haolam, blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth who have given us the fruit of the vine.

    Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth who have commanded us to kindle the Hanukkah lights.

    Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth who have brought us to this holy season of Passover.

    Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth who have opened our eyes to this new day.

    Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth who have hidden from the learned and the clever what you have revealed to the little ones.

    The Christian Jews the gospel of Matthew was written to would have heard it in the very rhythm of the words. Jesus is praying a blessing. A blessing over our anxieties. A blessing over our worries. A blessing over our frustrations and tensions. A blessing most of all over our cleverness and learning that we need to fix things. To save things. To be in control.

    He's pouring grace upon grace upon us that we might become again the little ones. The ones who understand by not understanding.

    My grace professor in seminary used to say that to understand the concept of divine grace you must experience the ludic dimension of life.

    Got it?

    Neither did I. Until I realized that ludic came from the Latin word for play. He was saying that no one gets God's grace unless they remember how to play. How to do something useless and without purpose simply for joy. To be little ones again. To be childlike.

    How else to grasp love poured on us without purpose, without our earning it. Without our ever being able to earn it. Without earning even being in the equation.

    Just because God loves. Us.

    So much we get wrapped up in getting it done. Whatever it is. Even when it is God's Kingdom. And we forget where the Kingdom begins. With our doing nothing. With God loving. With grace.

    So take a deep breath and let go. Jesus just told us, "I got this." You don't need to save the world. That's already been done.

    "All shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of things shall be well." Julian of Norwich wrote that 900 years ago. You know what? It's still true.

    So walk through a sprinkler. And dance a little when you do. Go outside when you hear the ice cream truck and get yourself something really cold and really sweet. Get a blade of grass and stretch it between your fingers and blow on it until it squeals and whistles. Be little. Find grace.

    It's midsummer. Jesus just told us it's all really going to be OK. So it's time to go outside. And play.

  • Jamaica Mission

    We gladly share with you that we recently sent a check for $3,813.75 of your donations to our sister parish Our Lady of the Assumption in Porus, Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica.

    Together with the $5,408.01 check we sent in August 2016, this makes $9,221.76 this fiscal year. We should be well pleased with ourselves!

    Rev. Charles Dufour, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese: “Through your support, we are able to continue to respond to the many needs of the infirm, aging, and families who lack basic necessities like food, clothing, and shelter. We are also able to continue to provide opportunities for education and formation in the faith. May God continue to bless you for your commitment to the people of our Diocese.”

  • Thank You Collection Counters

    This is a long overdue “thank you” to our collection counters. Even though we hardly ever (or never) tell you thank you, you faithfully show up weekly to do “your thing” and we do appreciate it. Thank you to Carole Sheehan, Ed Farmer, Bob Rowan, Gerry Heatherly, Cliff Rompf, Bob Adams, Joe & Debbie Zimlich and Jim Carrico.

  • Remember Our Youth

    Please remember in prayer high school youth Lilly and Justin as they participate in the Christian Leadership Institute all next week. CLI incorporates experiential workshops, planning practicums, team building, and prayer to teach and cultivate skills that foster servant leadership in a Christian context.

  • July Birthdays

    Happy birthday to those celebrating a birthday during the month of July.

  • Make A Difference in July

    We will “Make a Difference” in July for United Crescent Hill Ministries.
    They are in need of Backpacks (no wheels, girls and boys), Crayons (box of 24), Washable Markers (box of 8), Pencil box or pencil pouch, Pocket folders, Scissors, Ink pens (blue or black), & Highlighters.
    Thank you for your contributions.
    Please place the donations in the designated basket in the back of church.

  • Our Loving Catechists

    We would like to recognize 2 people who have been a special part of our Family Religious Formation Program, open to the Holy Spirit and their call to service.
    Many of you know that we provide a Nursery for families during our Sun. morning Masses. Families with young children are grateful that we can offer this service, especially because “Miss Linda” is there to care for their little ones. Our nursery opened in 1992 with Linda Harris as its 1st Monitor. At the time her grandson was a preschooler.
    For the last 25 years “Miss Linda” has been the heart and soul of the nursery. Extending her love and care for each child, whether they were crying and needed to be comforted or needed diapers changed , Ms Linda was there to help. As one new Mom recently shared, when her son came home last week all he could talk about was what Ms Linda said. So obviously she was a STAR for him as you are for all the families.
    Last year we began the tradition of recognizing one of our catechists as the CATECHIST OF THE YEAR. This year’s award goes to Bridget Appleberry. Bridget began volunteering as a catechist in 2004 when her oldest child was in preschool. She has taught almost every year since. She has taught all the grades, preschool to Jr High, and has just completed her 11th year as a catechist.
    Bridget has taught by word and example, sharing her love, faith, gifts and creativity to engage her students and to help them know and live their faith, including guided meditations and other forms of prayer. She has been a helper to new catechists and was always there to help with Family events.

  • Welcome to Our New Business Manager

    Please welcome Monika Vowels, our new Business Manager.  Monika joined our team on May 8 and has jumped right into learning about her new job.  She belongs to St. Peter the Apostle Parish and attended Pleasure Ridge Park High School. She has two sons and a daughter, and two grandchildren.  She attended the University of Louisville, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She is a CPA and CIA. She has worked in the accounting field in various positions over the past 17 years. On days she is not working, she likes reading and spending time with her family and friends.  She is very excited to join our communities, so stop in sometime and welcome her to our parishes.

  • Pastoral Council Nominations

    It is time to nominate a parishioner(s) for the Pastoral Council. You may get a nomination form for the 2017 St. Frances of Rome Pastoral Council in the back of church or the Parish House. Please read the article below before you make a nomination.

    The members of the Pastoral Council shall be nominated by members of the... community, give consent to be a member of the Council, and drawn by lot at a regularly scheduled parish liturgy.

    - The election process will begin by calling forth nominations to serve and replace the upcoming vacancies.

    - Those agreeing to serve will come to a Pastoral Council orientation meeting to explain the function and duties of a Parish Council Member.

    After this gathering, a final list of nominations is presented to the parish with a draw lot at the Sunday liturgy. The new members will officially begin their term July 1.

  • Congratulations

    Congratulations to our 2017 high school graduates: Allie George, Mathew Miles and Leland Woock. We are so proud of you!

  • WHAS Crusade for Children 2017

    Next weekend we will have a second collection to benefit the Crusade for Children. Our Archdiocese has contributed more than $7 million dollars since 1955, and many of our families and schools have benefited directly. Those who wish to donate may bring contributions to Mass or to the parish office. If giving by check, please make your check payable to St. Frances of Rome and write “Crusade” in the memo line. Thank you so much!

  • Make a Difference in June

    We will “Make a Difference” in June for South Louisville Community Ministries.
    They are in need of tuna fish and peanut butter.
    Thank you for your contributions.
    Please place the donations in the designated basket in the back of church.

  • June Birthdays

    Happy birthday to those celebrating a birthday during the month of June.

  • Prayer Request

    Continued prayers for our St. Frances of Rome and St. Leonard Community members who are sick, in a nursing home, or homebound for May 2017.

  • May Birthdays

    Happy birthday to those celebrating a birthday during the month of May.

  • Welcome To Our New Pastor






  • Make a Difference for April

    We will “Make a Difference” in April for Day Spring.
    They are in need of toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, and shaving supplies.
    Thank you for your contributions.
    Please place the donations in the designated basket in the back of church.

  • April Birthdays

    Happy birthday to those celebrating a birthday during the month of April.

  • March Birthdays

    Happy birthday to those celebrating a birthday during the month of March.

  • Make A Difference for March 2017

    The Male A Difference charity for the month of March is the House of Ruth. They are in need of paper towels, toilet tissue, laundry detergent, kitchen towels, shampoo, and socks. Please place the donations in the designated basket in the back of church. Thank you for your contribution and remember, together we can make a difference!

  • Little Black Book for Lent

    Be sure to get a copy of The Little Black Book for the lenten season on Ash Wednesday. It contains daily reflections based on the Passion according to John, making this lent more meaningful.

  • CRS Rice Bowl

    Be sure to pick up a Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl in church. Please give generously this lenten season.
    75 percent of your gift supports CRS’ programs around the world. Some examples include:
    * Agriculture projects help farmers improve harvests
    * Water and sanitation projects bring clean water to communities
    * Microfinance projects support small businesses
    * Mother and child health projects offer health and nutrition services
    * Education projects provide resources and training
    25 percent of your donations go to hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in our own community. - http://www.crsricebowl.org

  • Stewardship 2017

    You should have already received your stewardship packet for 2017-2018. Please look it over, pray and discern how you want to give your time, talent and treasure to our community at St. Frances of Rome. We are grateful for all the gifts we have already received that allows us to continue to minister and serve you.


  • Make A Difference in January

    Our Make A Difference charity for the month of January is the St. John Center for homeless men. They are in need of jersey gloves, socks, and hooded sweatshirts. Please place your donations in the designated basket in the back of church. Thank you for making a difference!  

  • Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event of inclement weather, please note the following:

    DURING THE WEEKDAY - If Catholic Schools are CLOSED, there will be no 8:30 a.m. Mass and the Parish Offices will be closed. If Catholic Schools are on a DELAYED schedule, there will be no 8:30 a.m. Mass and the Parish Offices will open on a delay.

    DURING THE WEEKEND – Check with our website, Facebook page and parish phone greeting (call 896-8401) for closure announcements.