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"If Everybody Had Jesus" CD Release

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The Cracker Barrel SISTA STRUT Breast Cancer Walk is coming to Louisville!??†Sista Strut raises awareness for breast cancer ‚?? specifically in African American women and will be held May 20, 2017 at Shawnee Park. A portion of the proceeds are donated to Kentucky African-Americans Against Cancer, an active coalition of lay citizens and health professions who collaborate to provide information on cancer, coordinate special events to provide screening and education, and to support cancer patients, families and survivors.??†??†Click here to learn more. Individual Registrations include a Sista Strut T-Shirt.??† Team Member Registrations include a Sista Strut T-Shirt, a Backpack, and a Team Photo that can be found here after the event. A team can consist of 2+ people (no minimum or maximum). $15 per individual / $20 per team member through 3/19 $20 per individual / $25 per team member 3/20 through 4/19 $25 per individual / $30 per team member 4/20 through 5/20 Pick up your t-shirts and materials at the Registration Tent starting at 8 am day of the event! Did you know that African American women have a 41% higher death rate from breast cancer than white women???†And, are more likely to be diagnosed before age 40? That needs to change!??†Get??†involved with the Sista Strut and make a difference! The goal of??†Sista Strut??†is to heighten awareness about the issues of breast cancer in women of color, as well as provide information on community resources. Sista Strut recognizes the strength of survivors, their family and friends, heightens awareness, promotes early detection and the search for a cure. †

Spring Fling

Posted by stmartindeporreschurch on March 15, 2017 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)
ST MARTIN DEPORRES FAMILY LIFE SPRING FLING APRIL 21, 2017, 8 p.m. - Midnight CATHOLIC ENRICHMENT CENTER THEA BOWMAN HALL 3146 W BROADWAY Tickets are now on sale for $10.00 per person. Come join in some fun and fellowship! Refreshments and mixers will be on hand, B.Y.O.B. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or need more information Please contact a member of St. Martin dePorres Family Life Ministy. Kathryn G. -502-602-8129 Erika D. -502-905-5394 Lolita E. -502-807-8083 Audrey P. -502-500-0849

Hands Across Louisville

Posted by stmartindeporreschurch on February 23, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)
Hands Across Louisville. Bilal Powell was a UofL football player and was drafted to the New York Jets 4 years ago. On December 5, it was #Cleats for a Cause" weekend in which, any player with the NFL could pick a charity and have special cleats made for that game.† After the game the cleats will be auctioned off and the proceeds come back to the charity.† Bilal Powell picked Hands Across Louisville.† This is a grassroots program to help stamp out gun violence.† Below you will find two links, one for the online auction of the cleats and the other is an article in the Huffington Post about Bilal and his passion to want to end violence and the effect gun violence has played in his life.† The Hands Across Louisville website is† If you would like to make a donation then you can use the paypal account or you can send a check or money order made payable to St Martin de Porres church and on the MEMO line write Hands Across Louisville. So, I know with only a day and a half left on the online auction, I dropped the ball on this because Bilal's manager and I normally talk or text.† But when he sent the information about the auction, it was via email. Our next event will be May 13, 2017, it will be the same format as this year 10-5 with speakers, performers, etc, and the hand holding will be from 2-3. The stage will be in front of St Martin de Porres church and the Catholic Enrichment Center at 3112 W Broadway. Also, our sister parish Epiphany is also a partner with us.† They have been tremendous in the partnership with St Martin de Porres. Hands Across Louisville is not just going to be a once a year big event, we will start working on our goals of trying to understand the "root causes" of the violence, anger management, low self esteem, job creation and job skills to help build back up our community as a whole.† We are primarily working with West Louisville at this time, because that is where the media seems to focus all the negativity.† West Louisville has a rich history and many successful people have come up out of the area. That's what we want to focus on and bring attention to. We want to showcase the many talented people in the area now, young and older.

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Posted by stmartindeporreschurch on December 8, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)
Simbang Gabi The Archdiocese of Louisville???s Office of Multicultural Ministry and its Filipino Ministry will hold the Simbang Gabi Christmas Mass on Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY with Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. as the celebrant. For Filipino Catholics, Simbang Gabi (means night worship, pronounced as ???seem-bahng gab-bee???) is a typical way of preparing for the great feast of Christmas. Filipinos attend the nine-day devotional masses leading up to the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. Simbang Gabi stems back to the Spanish regime in the Philippines. The faithful wake early in the morning to join in celebration of the dawn mass. After the mass, the church goers enjoy sharing rice delicacies cooked by the vendors outside on the church grounds. For further details call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at (502)636-0296, ext. 1245. Citywide Kwanza Celebration The Office of Multicultural Ministry will host the 35th Annual Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration on Thursday, December 29, 2016, 5:30 p.m. at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway, Louisville, KY. This is a community-wide family event filled with music, prayer, African drumming, food, a celebration of history and much more. Cash donations will be accepted or school supplies in preparation for the 2015 school supply drive. Kwanzaa, which means ???first fruits of the harvest??? in the African language Kiswahili, is a seven-day harvest festival celebrated December 26 ??? January 1. This is a celebration of family, community and culture. It is not a religious holiday. Kwanzaa was founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Professor of Africana Studies at California State University-Long Beach. At the heart and center of Kwanzaa are the Nguzo Saba, The Seven Principles, one for each day of the observance. For further details please call the Catholic Enrichment Center at (502)776-0262.

ARCHBISHOP KURTZ- Prayer Sevice/Tree of Remembrance

Posted by stmartindeporreschurch on November 22, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)
Prayer Service and Lighting of the Tree of Remembrance Please join Archbishop Kurtz and the staff of Catholic Cemeteries on Thursday, December 1 for the first annual prayer service and lighting of the Tree of Remembrance. The service will begin at 6:45 p.m. (gates will open at 6 p.m.) and will conclude with refreshments. This prayer service will take place at Calvary Cemetery, 1600 Newburg Road. Through the Tree of Remembrance, Catholic Cemeteries will remember, honor, and celebrate the life of your loved one by inviting you to place an ???in memory of??? ornament during the month of December. We extend this opportunity to everyone who mourns the loss of a family member or friend, regardless of when or where the person was buried. You can bring your own ornaments or request a personalized complimentary ornament at the cemetery. Ornaments will remain on the tree until January 6, 2017. If you cannot attend this prayer service, you can come by the Cemetery office anytime during regular business hours to request an ornament.

30th Annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards Dinner

Posted by stmartindeporreschurch on November 14, 2016 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)
30th Annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards Dinner The Archdiocese of Louisville's Office of Multicultural Ministry will host its 30th Annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at the Galt House Hotel, 140 North Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202. A Silent Auction will begin at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of this awards banquet is to recognize African American Catholic leadership within the Archdiocese of Louisville. All proceeds from this event will go towards a scholarship fund that assists African American Catholic youth with secondary and post-secondary education. Youth scholarships will be given to young men and women who have demonstrated leadership in their church and school communities. Adults will be recognized for their leadership in the African American Catholic community. How do you prepare for the banquet? You nominate individuals that you feel are worthy of recognition. There are three categories: 1. Adults 2. 12th grade Youth 3. 8th grade Youth What do you need in order to nominate a person? 1. A Nomination Packet (the packet MUST be signed by your pastoral leader or your PLT & formation chairs). They will be available in the next two weeks. 2. Two letters of support (The nominee???s name MUST NOT appear in the body of the letter). The complete nomination packet (including the signed nomination form and the two letters of support) will need to be turned into OMM by Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Tickets are $70.00 and should be purchased in advance. For further details or to purchase tickets please call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at (502)636-0296, ext.1245.

Our Lady of Kibeho Crowning Celebration

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Our Lady of Kibeho Crowning Celebration The Archdiocese of Louisville???s Office of Multicultural Ministry will host a celebration commemorating the 1st apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kibeho, Rwanda (East Africa) with the Our Lady of Kibeho Crowning Celebration. The event will take place on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., St. Thomas More Catholic Church located at 6105 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40214. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will preside over the celebration. Our Lady of Kibeho is a title of Marian apparitions which appeared to several adolescents, in the 1980s in Kibeho, in south-western Rwanda. The apparitions communicated various messages to the schoolchildren, including an apocalyptic vision of Rwanda descending into violence and hatred, foretelling the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. In 2001, the Catholic Church officially recognized the visions of three schoolchildren as authentic. For further details, please call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at (502)471-2146.

Feast Day

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Lady of Guadalupe Celebration The Archdiocese of Louisville???s Office of Multicultural Ministry will observe the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe offering two celebrations this year. The schedule is as follows: Sunday, December 12, 2016: Mass 5:00 a.m. Location: Church of the Epiphany - 917 Old Harrods Creek Road, Louisville, KY 40223 Sunday, December 12, 2016: Mass 7:00 p.m. Location: Our Lady of Mercy - 208 Walters Avenue, Hodgenville, KY 42748 Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will be the celebrant of the Holy Mass at both locations. Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Virgen de Guadalupe) and the patron of the Americas, is a 16th century apparition of the Virgin Mary which appeared to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin on the hill of Tepeyac near Mexico City from December 9 through December 12, 1531. She is the patroness of Mexico. For further information please call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at (502)636-0296.

Thea Bowman Institute

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THEA BOWMAN INSTITUTE WHAT: Thea Bowman African American Catholic Studies Program NEXT CLASS: Saturday, December 10, 2016 TIME: 9:30 a.m. ??? 3:00 p.m. LOCATION: Maloney Center, 1200 S. Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40203 TOPIC: ???Afro-Centric Ingredients for African American Spirituality??? PRESENTER: Rev. Jerome Robinson Archdiocese of Indianapolis COST: $25.00 Call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at (502)471-2146 to register or for more information. Please bring your Bible and personal note journal.


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