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One of Pax Christi’s founding members, Joan Marie Tenfelde, passed away on Good Friday. Joan and her husband Chip have been active in various ministries over the years as Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Office Volunteers, Prime Timers and more. We will truly miss her smiling face and words of encouragement.

Family members and friends gathered at Pax Christi for the Mass of Christian Burial and Interment of Joan on April 20, 2022, and this video of her Funeral Mass inside the church followed by a photo slideshow that her family created is now available to watch. You may see it on a tile above that contains the YouTube video.

We currently have a few specific needs for people to
help out and join in.
 1 or 2 people to join Finance Council
 1 or 2 people to join Liturgy Committee
 One Person to help organize Offertory Processions
for our Weekend Masses.
If you are intrigued or interested, please call the office
to arrange a conversation with Fr. Pat.

Dear Friends,
It has been a remarkable year; for each of us and for Pax Christi! There have been set backs and challenges. But there have also been great accomplishments. We have not only survived but we are thriving. Thanks be to God for all of it.

If you recall, last year at this time we presented a pretty dramatic deficit budget for our ordinary operations that hypothetically projected a substantial deficit. We did so in the hope and confidence that as we returned to active parish life we would overcome that projection. I am so happy to report that as we approach the end of the budget year, we are projecting that we will finish with NO deficit!

This is solely due to your outstanding generosity. As pastor, I cannot thank you enough. This is just another sign that we are an intentional parish, we care about one another and we want our parish to grow.

This leads me into the presentation of the budget for the coming year. You will see that we once again project a hypothetical deficit! (although not as great as last year.) Our budgeted income is based on the actual income from this current year (Project to the end of June.) However, we are planning on increased expenditures. Part of this is recognizing that some expenses just go up, such as utilities, etc. But more importantly, we are also budgeting for pre-COVID levels of program expenses, for liturgy, parish life, etc. We want to be more active, more engaged than ever.

Two other notable increases in expense are salaries and the diocesan assessment. In the world, not everyone gets a cost-of-living increase but I believe that it is just for our staff. And this year, that increase is higher than usual. Also, since our offertory is up, the amount we owe the diocese is up.

And you know what? I hope we spend every cent of those budgeted expenses! I hope we are able to have MORE celebrations; MORE formation opportunities, MORE ways to welcome others and to be together.
And you know what? If we do all these things, we WILL have the income we need to cover it all! It truly is a win-win opportunity! That's the way the Holy Spirit works I think.

What can you do?
* Invite a friend to come back to church. Or invite a friend who has never been to Pax Christi. Tell them what the parish means to you and what you think we have to offer.
* Be a part of the various ministries, programs and celebrations. Help bring the enthusiasm for our Catholic Christian life and our parish life so that others WILL want to be a part.
* Pray for the success of all we strive for in the year ahead.

You are all so dear. Thank you for all you do and all you are.

God Bless Us All,

Fr Pat

We are grateful for Isabella Schweighardt who reached out & offered to
coordinate VBS this summer!
It’s been over three years since we have been able to offer
In order to make VBS a reality, we need HELP! Please
consider stepping up to volunteer. We need a core team
comprised of adults and we encourage middle & high school youth to help as
Contact Dcn. John at jbrannen@cdlex.org
or 502-370-5779

Unfortunately, in this day and age when scammers
are fully intent on spending their time on something
hurtful instead of something productive for our
society, please be ever mindful that no one from Pax
Christi will ever call, email, or text, pretending to be
stranded, or asking for money, gift cards, money
orders etc.
Our collections we take up will be posted in the
bulletin and you will hear about them at Mass.
Please be aware, be wary, be smart, and be well!

  • Staff of Pax Christi

Dear Friends,
Over the past two years, many of you have lost friends and loved ones in difficult circumstances. Perhaps a family member died of COVID. Some were not able to attend a friend’s funeral because of the restrictions that were in place at the time.
Things have now returned to some sense of “normal,” but grief and trauma remain. It may be that only now, as we are experiencing “normal life” that you are experiencing such feelings in unexpected ways. This is actually a normal, ongoing response. It’s OK to still occasionally be sad or scared. But you don’t have to feel alone in your grief. We want to support you. We are offering an opportunity to meet and to share with others your experiences of loss.
On Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. we will have a service of remembrance. This will be a prayer service but it will be more informal than a Mass.
There will be time to talk about the loved one you lost if you wish.
You can bring and show a picture if you like.
There will be prayers of consolation and commendation.
There will be a counselor present, not to give formal counseling but to offer some thoughts and guidance.
It is OK if only a small group gathers. But we will be ready for a larger group as well. There is no need to call ahead, but you can contact us if you have any questions. Please consider whether this service might be of help to you.
In the weeks ahead we will offer other kinds of gatherings to help people deal with the unexpected feelings of anxiety and grief that will still certainly surface in the months ahead. Please take care of yourselves. We love you and want to support you.
Fr Pat

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We are having refreshments and fellowship every other
weekend after each Mass, including the Saturday Night
We want this time to be a relaxed and informal occasion
for true fellowship, so we will have it downstairs in the
church hall.
 Come down for a few minutes.
 Relax at a table and enjoy the treats.
 Sit with folks you may not know and get to know
 We will not highjack this time to try to do parish
We realize that this will not serve people who need to
grab a quick snack and run, but the opportunity to meet
others will be well worth the effort.
We would like this to grow to every week. Maybe you
would like to help! In any case, we hope you’ll come
down after Mass!
Our next After Mass
Fellowship is the weekend
of June 18 & 19 after all