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From Bishop John Stowe, OFM, Conv.:      

ABUSE BY A CHURCH OFFICIAL OR EMPLOYEE?

Through December 2019, two attorneys, Professor Allison Connelly and former Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Sparks, are investigating any sexual abuse against children that has taken place in the Catholic Diocese of Lexington.

If you, your child, or a loved one has suffered sexual abuse by a church priest, deacon, nun or any other official or employee affiliated with the Lexington Diocese of the Catholic Church, please contact us. If requested, your name will remain confidential.

Email: Allison Connelly at connelly@uky.edu or call or email: Andrew Sparks at (859) 899-8734; Asparks@dickinsonwright.com

As always, you may report sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agency and to the Catholic Diocese of Lexington’s Victim Assistance Coordinator, Laura Napora at victimsassistance@cdlex.org; (859) 338-5695.

HOLD THE DATES FOR MORE CELEBRATING!

The “40 & overs” will celebrate with an outdoor Mass followed by a bonfire on September 21.  (Location TBD)

The 18—39 year olds will celebrate at Keeneland on October 20 following the 11 a.m. Mass  More details will be announced as they become available. 

Donation Drop Off: Now through Sept. 5

—Accepting all items for the sale EXCEPT car seats, mattresses and clothing— 

Drop off items in the church parking lot near the tree line next door to the Rectory before & after all weekday and weekend Masses—EXCEPT Wednesdays. 

If you can help, contact Rita DeFosse at radefosse@gmail.com

Help is needed to move chairs & tables from classrooms so the carpets can be cleaned.  Also, tables and plastic chairs need to be cleaned and sanitized.

Sunday August 25 at 1 p.m. – moving tables, chairs, and cabinets out of the classrooms

Monday August 26 at 7 a.m. – cleaning & sanitizing tables, chairs and cabinets

Tuesday August 27 at 9 a.m. – moving tables, chairs and cabinets back into the classrooms

If you have questions, please email or call David – dwolte44@gmail.com or 859-806-6814

There is no need to sign up –  please just show up!  Many hands make light work!

Come make a joyful noise!  You can serve in the music ministry in one of our new ensembles!  Register at the music ministry table on the weekend of August 24-25 and learn about the start dates. Spaces are limited.  Find joy in active participation.  No experience necessary. 

Pax Children’s Choir:  Mondays 5-6 p.m….For grades K-5.  Increase vocal agility and basic music reading skills.  Sing at Mass four times a year. 

Chime Time: Mondays 6-7 p.m…Beginning hand chime instruction for grades 3-9.  Learn to read music and play at Mass four times a year.

Radiant Ringers:  Tuesdays 6-6:50 p.m…Open to 11 adults.  We will ring separate ensemble pieces, bell peals, as well as congregational hymns. 

Peace Choir:  Tuesdays 7-8:15 p.m.…Open to all adults.  Sing special music at the 11 a.m. Mass the first Sunday of the month and the 8:30 a.m. Mass the remaining Sundays.  First rehearsal is on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. 

MINER COLLECTION UPDATE:
Next Saturday, August 10, from 9am until 1pm there will have a truck in the parking lot of Historic Saint Paul Church, West Short Street, next to the Opera House, for people to drop off supplies that will be distributed to the miners in Bell County. The miners in Bell County have to go to Harlan to pick up supplies; taking supplies to Bell County will be greatly appreciated.
Supplies needed – non perishable food – toiletry items – school supplies for children – laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, bleach – and, very importantly, pray for a just resolution even as we work for one.
Lexington UNITED Interfaith Encounters, Historic Saint Paul Catholic Church, LGBT Ministry Lexington, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is making this outreach possible. NO Funding is collected … only goods as noted above.
Questions, please call JR Zerkowski at 859 327 1047 or email at jrchevychase@aol.com

1. Go to paxchristilex.org

2. At the bottom of the home page—click on the green “Donate” tab

3. Create your online profile.  (Please remember your online ID & Password as we will not have access to those.) 

4. Please note:  The online provider does charge the Parish a transaction fee when donating through our website.  Many parishioners choose to offset this fee by increasing the amount of their donation to help cover those fees. 

OTHER OPTIONS FOR GIVING… 

Þ  SENDING FUNDS THROUGH YOU OWN BANK:   Most Financial Institutions do not charge the giver or the receiver for sending checks through online bill pay.  Did you know that you can set up Automatic Giving to Pax Christi just like you pay your bills? Use your Envelope # as your account number.  It’s easy and continues until you want to change it!

Þ MAILING YOUR PERSONAL CHECK:  In the monthly envelope packet you will find an envelope that is suitable for mail.   Please don’t mail cash!

Þ REGULAR WEEKLY COLLECTION:   You can use the envelopes each week for your personal checks/cash. We still except loose checks and cash, too!

Starts August 3 and runs through late October.   Volunteers and donations are needed  to make the build a success.  There is no previous building experience needed to volunteer, and you do not need to bring tools.  Contact Jeff & Lisa Wilcox at cats1993@twc.com for more information about Pax Christi’s involvement in this year’s BUILD.

On August 17-18 there will be a second collection for the Propagation of Mission.   The Society of the Propagation of the Faith is an exchange program where by mission speakers from all over the world can make appeals for monetary contributions to support the work of their diocese or order. In the Network phase of the program, our diocesan speakers are selected on a voluntary basis to travel to another diocese in the United States and tell the mission story of our diocese. Donations are collected into a central account and used as a source of income to fund AMAP  (Appalachian Mission Appeal Program) Grants. In reverse, the Coop phase of the program invites speakers from outside the Diocese of Lexington to make appeals in our parishes and obtain funds to help support their own mission work. Funds raised by Coop speakers are compiled and divided equally among the participating groups.

Pax Christi gives a warm welcome to Reverend  Thomas R. Carroll, Sch.P. of the Piarist Fathers.   The Piarist Fathers were founded by St. Joseph Calasanctius in Rome in 1617.  In addition to the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the Piarists take a fourth vow to educate youth.  They operate 195-200 schools in 32 countries around the world.  One of those schools is located in the Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky.   Fr. Carroll  and two other Piarists stationed in eastern Kentucky minister to the Catholics in four counties.  Catholics number less than 1/2 of the 1% of the population in Eastern Kentucky.

 
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