Light of Faith Pilgrimage

Touring Kentucky Holy Lands and Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp and The Fathers Of Mercy! It is $40 a person. Registration is due March 18 at 3pm. This is open to 8th grader to graduating high schoolers. This goes from April 2-3, 2016. Hurry and register! Don’t miss out on this AMAZING adventure!


Good afternoon everyone! Sorry for the late email with this, but here is what you need to know for this Saturday’s Fire of Mercy pilgrimage.
First, I’ve attached a Gasper River “Risk & Release” form that you’ll need to fill out and bring with you OR fill out immediately when you arrive on Saturday morning (I will have extra copies).If you do not fill this form out, you cannot participate in the ropes courses that Gasper River Youth Camp is offering us!  Second, I’ve attached a list of “WHAT TO BRING” for our overnight stay at Gasper River.
The general itinerary is attached and at the bottom of this email, so please arrive at St. Luke no later than 6am. I know this is an early morning, but we have a long day filled with activities so come prepared! You will not be disappointed! We have rented a BUS for this trip, so no other transportation will be needed! We plan to be back to Louisville on Sunday between 2pm and 2:30pmEST in time for St. Athanasius’ Divine Mercy Sunday celebration. Make sure to park and leave your cars in the small parking lot near the gym doors @ St. Luke. If there’s anything else that comes up, I’ll let you know.
Please call me at 502-428-6757 if you have any other questions or concerns. Thanks!
John Sohl, CYM
The Circle of Life Youth
Saturday, April 2, 2016
       6:00am                  Meet at Door of Mercy @ St. Luke (4211 Jim Hawkins Dr.)
          6:45am                  Depart St. Luke with Blessing from Fr. Joe Rankin
          7:00am                  Corporal Works of Mercy – “Meet Me on the Street” (2nd & Market)
            8:30am                  MMS Daily Mass @ Guardian Angels
          9:30am                  Depart from Guardian Angels parking lot
          10:30am                St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, KY
          11:15am                St. Thomas (Tour Church & Museum), Bardstown, KY
          12:15pm                Liturgy of the Hours with the Monks @ Gethsemani
          12:45pm                LUNCH @ Gethsemani (Visitor Center, Garden & Statues)
          2:00pm                  Depart for Bowling Green, KY
                   *NOTE: Switch TIME ZONES from Eastern S.T. to Central S.T.*
          3:00pmCST             Arrive @ Western Kentucky University’s Catholic Campus Center
          4:00pmCST             Arrive @ Gasper River CYC for Ziplining & Tour of the Camp
          5:30pmCST           Team Building Activities
          6:45pmCST           DINNER in McRaith Lodge
          8:00pmCST           Holy Hour, Confessions, & Night Prayer (TBD)
Sunday, April 3, 2016
          7:00amCST           Breakfast @ Gasper River CYC
          10:00amCST         Morning Mass @ Fathers of Mercy in Bowling Green, KY
          11:00amCST         Depart for Louisville, KY
                   *NOTE: Switch TIME ZONES from Central S.T. to Eastern S.T.*
          2-2:30pmEST        Return to St. Luke Church
          3:00pmEST           DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY @ ST. ATHANASIUS


Fire of Mercy – Registration

Fire of Mercy – General Itinerary

GRCRC Participant Acknowledgment of Risks

Retreat Packing List

Set for April 2-3, 2016—tFoM Flierhe Fire of Mercy pilgrimage is the next step to the Light of Faith youth rally! Leaving the Door of Mercy at St. Luke Church (4211 Jim Hawkins Dr.), we will experience the essence of Merciful Love during this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Touring the Kentucky Holy Lands, including Gethsemani, St. Joe’s Proto-Cathedral, and the Dominican communities of New Hope, we will then travel to Bowling Green to see what a college Catholic Campus Center looks like, we’ll experience the peace of Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp, and then finish strong with the Fathers of Mercy before heading home to Louisville on Sunday afternoon.

Attached is the Registration, to be turned in no later than Friday, March 18, 2016. Cost is only $40 per person and includes overnight accommodations at Gasper River CYC!

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Fire of Mercy – Registration

UPDATE!!! –> Fire of Mercy – General Itinerary

Please contact John Sohl at 502.428.6757 for more information!

Prayers for the Youth Group

That Jesus Will Be Lifted Up In Youth Ministries

Loving Lord Jesus we pray that You will be lifted up in the youth ministries of today and that the saving gospel of grace will be shared with the young people that attend. We ask that such Church and Christian fellowships will be places of fun and fellowship – but also that Your name will be lifted up and honoured.

Lord You have said that if You are lifted up You will draw all people unto Yourself – we pray that many will be drawn to You through the different youth fellowships and that many will come to know Jesus as their Saviour and come to a true knowledge of the truth of Scripture. Lord Jesus there are many young people that are hurting and lost and afraid and discouraged and we pray that Your Holy Spirit would guide many to explore the their local Christian youth group and that they would find all that they need in Jesus Christ.

Bless the leaders of Christian youth groups and give them the wisdom to lead by example and the have a heart for those that are in their care, so that Your name is lifted up and glorified in their lives, in Jesus name we pray,


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The First of Many: Circle Of Life

This is the first (and only) Circle of Life blog. We will keep you updated on events, meetings, and give you some insight on what our youths will be doing. The high schoolers (9th grade-12th grade) meet every second and fourth Sunday from 7pm-9pm at St. Rita.  The middle schoolers (6th grade-8th grade) will meet every Wednesday from 3pm-5pm at St. Athanasius. For more events coming up go to