• 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.
     
    LINDA HARRIS
    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.
     
    BRIDGET APPLEBERRY
    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.
    PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTION PROCESS

    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


    WE ARE PLEASED TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT ARCHBISHOP KURTZ HAS APPOINTED FATHER LOUIS MEIMAN AS THE NEW PASTOR OF ST. FRANCES OF ROME AND ST. LEONARD PARISHES.

    A NATIVE OF LOUISVILLE, FATHER MEIMAN COMES TO US FROM ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH.  HE CELEBRATED THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ORDINATION IN 2012. 

    HE SERVED AS A CHAPLAIN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE FOR 20 YEARS, AND SERVED FOR MANY YEARS AS CHAPLAIN AT ST. XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL.  HE DID THEOLOGY STUDIES AT THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, BELGIUM, BUT IF YOU ASK HIM WHERE HE WENT TO SCHOOL (LIKE ANY OTHER LOUISVILLIAN) HE’LL NAME HIS HIGH SCHOOL: TRINITY!

    WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING FATHER MEIMAN AROUND JUNE 21ST, AND WE HOPE HE FINDS A REAL HOME HERE WITH US AT ST. FRANCES OF ROME AND ST. LEONARD.

    OF COURSE, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT WE WILL TRULY MISS FATHER BJ, AND WE WISH HIM ALL THE BEST ON HIS FUTURE VENTURES.


  • 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.