PARISH POST

our mission: TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO LOVE, SERVE, AND KNOW GOD AND ONE ANOTHER.

June 20 - June 26, 2024

WELCOME!

Welcome  Fr. Chris Lubecke & Fr. Michael Schultz

Reverend Christopher B. Lubecke, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, studied and attended major seminary at Saint Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, Maryland. He was ordained on May 25, 2013. Since ordination, Father Lubecke has served as Pastor of Saint Catherine, New Haven and Immaculate Conception, Culvertown, and Saint Peter the Apostle; and, as Associate Pastor of Saint Albert the Great and Holy Trinity, Louisville. In addition, he is a current member of the Mariological Society of America. Fr. Chris will be serving as pastor of St. Albert the Great.

Reverend Michael L. Schultz, born in Sibiu, Romania, was raised in Louisville after he was adopted by his parents. He attended St. Athanasius grade school and DeSales High School (Class of 2016), studied at Bishop Simon Brute Seminary, Indianapolis, and attended major seminary at St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore. He was ordained to the Priesthood on June 1, 2024. Reflecting his roots, he can preside over rituals in both the Roman Catholic and the Romanian Catholic traditions. Fr. Michael will be serving as associate pastor of St. Albert the Great.

WORSHIP

Mass Schedule

The Saturday evening Mass on June 22nd will be held at 4 p.m. because of the St. Albert Summer Picnic.

43rd Anniversary of  Medjugorje Mass

June 25th | 7:00pm

The Marian Center in St. Matthews is celebrating, with holy Mass, the 43rd anniversary of the apparitions at Medjugorje, on Tuesday, June 25, 7 pm, at St. Albert the Great Church.  

Our Lady appeared to six children in the village of Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on June 25, 1981 with the message of 1. Prayer with the heart: Rosary  2. Eucharist  3. Holy Bible  4. Fasting.  5. Monthly Confession.

St. Vincent de Paul Society Collection

JUNE 29TH & 30TH

In the Gospel today, Jesus calms the sea and then asks the disciples “Why are you lacking in faith.” In our life’s journey, we also must learn to believe in God’s presence and to trust in his care.

Next weekend we will have a second collection for our chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Through your generous gifts, the Society is able to show God’s love and care to others by assisting needy families with utility and rent bills. 

Thank you message from Fr. Dave

Dear Parish Family, 

Thanks ever so much for your great outpouring of love on my retirement weekend!!!  You’re the best!!!  I will always carry you in my heart. 

Blessings,

Fr. Dave

EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage 

LOUISVILLE DATES:

We are blessed that the Juan Diego route, originating in Brownsville, Texas, will pass through the Archdiocese of Louisville from July 4 – 9, with events at local parishes on July 8 – 9. There will be several opportunities to interact with the pilgrims while here through prayer and fellowship. 

LIFELONG FORMATION & EDUCATION

Women's Fall Bible Study

SEPT 10 - OCT 29  |  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  |  PLC

Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer—he wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks us. He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow him. He calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. In this study you will learn what it takes to follow Christ and discover the joy of divine friendship. You will see how God, and only God, can satisfy the deepest desires of your heart.

This eight-week study begins on Tuesday, September 10 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  in the Parish Life Center.

Please RSVP no later than August 2 to Debbie Shearn at dkshea01@hotmail.com

Baptism 

Does your child need the Sacrament of Baptism?  Our next Baptism Service is scheduled for Sunday, July 14th during the 10:30am Mass, with Parent Preparation Class on Thursday, July 11th at 6:30 pm; or Sunday, August 18th at 12:00pm, with Parent Preparation Class on Thursday, August 8th at 6:30 pm. Contact Sr. Sarah Yungwirth at 425-3940 or syungwirth@stalbert.org.

SOCIAL CONCERNS

Recycle at The Summer Picnic!

It’s hard to believe, but the St. Albert Summer Picnic is quickly approaching. For the first time this year, we will be actively recycling cans, bottles, and cups. Just look for me, Environmental Ernie, on signs at recycling stations throughout the picnic area. Remember, you do make a difference, please make it a positive one. Thanks! Environmental Ernie

St. John’s Drive

JUNE 22nd & 23rd

Drive for homeless men visiting St. John’s Center in need of:

Please put new articles in the basket in the back of church.

Loaves & Fishes

JULY 6TH & 7TH

Our next Loaves & Fishes collection will benefit the Saint Ignatius Martyr. They are in particular need of: Can corn, Can carrots, Can mixed veggies, Pork & Beans, Rice, Peanut Butter, Pasta, Laundry Soap, Canned Stews, Paper Towels, Tuna, Dish Liquid, Tomato Sauce, Cooking Oil, Toilet Tissue, Cereal, Soup, Flour, Sugar, Spaghetti, Macaroni & Cheese, Cake Mix, Sweet Peas, Can Fruit, Pinto Beans, Baked Beans, & Traditional Pasta Sauce. Please leave items in the bins in the back of church no later than noon on Sunday, July 7th. Thank you for your generosity!

Sister Visitor Center School Supply Collection

JULY 13TH-21ST

The social concerns committee is collecting school supplies to assist Sister Visitor Center in preparing over 500 children for the new school year. This year’s wish list includes:

Please leave your donations in the gathering space, July 13th-21st. Thank you for your generosity!

PASTORAL CARE

Prayer Blankets

Do you know someone in need of physical and spiritual comfort? 

We have blessed prayer blankets available at the parish office to give to someone you know who might benefit from being wrapped in warmth and prayers. The blankets are handmade by parishioners. Contact or stop by the parish office to request a blanket. Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm or call 425-3940.

Elizabeth Ministry

The Elizabeth Ministry is an outreach ministry in which volunteers in the parish provide meals for a new mother/family to provide support and congratulations upon the arrival of their new baby. If you are interested in more information please contact Audra Kenyon at (502) 599-8909 or abkenyon@gmail.com

STEWARDSHIP

Stewardship Renewal

LAST CALL!

It's not too late to return your form! The form can be mailed to the parish office or dropped in the collection basket using the included envelope; or email to stewardship@stalbert.org.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of our parish. It takes all of us —pastor, deacons, laity, members, and children— to live out our Parish Mission to “Know, Love and Serve God and One Another.” Your prayer, participation, and generosity to our community is a blessing!

COMMUNITY

Prayer Garden Memorial Brick

Searching for that perfect gift for someone who seemingly has everything? Look no further! Leave a legacy in St. Albert's Prayer Garden as a reminder of a loved one or special occasion. 

Engrave a brick in memory of a special person in your life; honor a veteran, first responder, teacher or priest; recognize your school; or mark a special date in your life (graduation, birthday, baptism, communion, anniversary, or wedding), the possibilities are endless.  

The GAP Club will once again be selling bricks for the prayer garden. The cost will be $100.00 per brick. The link to purchase a brick is store@stalbert.org or you can fill out the attached form and send it to the parish office.

Safe Environment Training

JULY 1ST  |  6:30PM  | PLC

All St. Albert employees and volunteers who have contact with children, youth (18 and under) and vulnerable adults for ANY length of time are required to complete a two-step process:

The Archdiocese of Louisville will be hosting a Safe Environment Training at St. Albert on July 1st at 6:30pm in the Parish Life Complex. No advance registration is necessary. IMPORTANT REMINDER:  No one under the age of 16 will be admitted to the training, this includes infants.

Bone Marrow Registry 

While you're having fun at this year's St Albert Summer Picnic, you might also have the opportunity to help save someone's life! A group of St. Albert volunteers for NMDP Registry (formerly Be the Match) will be on site from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evening (or until we run out of swabs). We will be swabbing the cheeks of volunteers aged 18-40 to enter potential donors into the National Bone Marrow Registry. NMDP connects cancer patients with a matching donor for a life-saving blood stem cell transplant. 

Parishioners and school parents Amanda and Rob Oakley recently shared their story that Rob donated his bone marrow to a teenage cancer patient 11 years ago and has since received bone marrow stimulant as part of his own chemotherapy treatments during his fight against stage four colon cancer. 

Joining the registry if you're able is a great opportunity for us to step up as a community in honor of the Oakley family as they are an inspiration to us all. (For clarity, this drive is not to find a match for Rob, just to do good in the world like him!) Learn more at nmdp.org and help us spread the word!

TITHES & OFFERINGS 

WEEK ENDING June 16:

Cash & Check: $9,913.50

Online Giving: $7,929.80

Total Rcvd as of June 17th for FY 2023-24: $1,594,523.68

Needed Budget as of  June 17th for FY 2023-24: $1,568,449.41

Total Over/Under Budget: $26,074.27

Thank you to all who have blessed St. Albert the Great with gifts of treasure! It is through your generosity that our parish is able to meet our financial obligations and continue God's work of supporting and serving our community and those in need.

HOW CAN I GIVE TO ST. ALBERT?

Please call 425-3940 with any questions about giving.  

STOCK DONATIONS

Another way you can give to the Parish this Christmas is through gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. For more information about this type of donation please contact Larry Brunner at the parish office (lbrunner@stalbert.org).

St. Albert the Great, Pray for Us.