4001 Victoria Way Lexington, KY 40515 T: 859-273-9999

Happenings at the Pax


Friday Noon Mass will be held as scheduled

IMPORTANT UPDATE   

WE ARE PLEASED TO SAY THAT WE WILL HAVE THE FRIDAY NOON MASS

The church will be opened at 11:30 AM and be closed at the end of Mass 

The parking lot is not fully cleared due to ice.  please follow these instructions


1. BE CAREFUL
2. Do NOT park on any icy surfaces!
3. There are several clear parking spaces but please watch for black ice
4. Handicap spots are clear but again watch for ice
6. Do not block areas where the workers are parked
7. BE CAREFUL!

Station of the Cross will be held at 5:30 PM on Friday 

Church will open for the Station at 5:00 PM closed immediately following Stations.

 In case of emergency please call Melissa at 859-333-9926


Operation Rice Bowl

This year Pax Christi will be participating in Operation Rice Bowl as part of our Lenten Preparation.  An envelope containing a Rice Bowl, instruction/idea pamphlet and a letter from Fr. Pat will be arriving to your home soon (if it hasn’t already). 

Here is an excerpt of the letter from Fr. Pat…

“Operation Rice Bowl is presented every year by Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  It is a simple and meaningful way to be of service to the poor around the world.  The primary concept is to add one or more simple, inexpensive meals to your week and to place the money saved into the little cardboard rice bowl.  As you will find, many resources are provided in a simple way.

· There is a calendar for the days of Lent with devotionals and practices.

· There are simple recipes from around the world for the more adventurous.

· There is access to videos that show the work of CRS in various parts of the world.

· Keeping the rice bowl on the table where you gather to eat adds to the devotion.

We have shown over and over again that we are a generous parish that loves to be of service.   I really think that Operation Rice Bowl is a creative and meaningful project that can bless your family.  Please use the Rice Bowl in your home.

There will be no formal gathering of your offerings.  However, this year we ask you to count the money you contributed during Lent and write a check that represents the total of your Rice Bowl offering. “

· Check made out to Pax Christi with “rice bowl” in the memo. 

· Mail your contribution to Pax Christi—4001 Victoria way, Lexington ky 40515—or place in the offertory baskets located in the gathering space in church during our Holy Week Services. 

As always, thank you for your attention and your generosity,

Fr. Pat


Women’s Spirituality Group:

The group will meet through GoToMeeting until further notice.  The next meeting is Monday, February 8th  at 3:00 PM.    The Book for February is “Where the Forest Meets the Stars” by Glendy Vanderah

Anyone wishing to join in the group, please contact Melissa Holland at mholland@cdlex.org to receive the link to join.    


Did you know we have a Mobile App?

Connect with Pax Christi and stay up to date with what is going on throughout the week...especially during this time when news is ever changing     

MyParish App is available for both

IOS and Android devices. 

Visit any APP store to download for FREE

Features

· Messages – Receive “push notifications” via SMS on your Mobile Device. You will know of cancellations, delays, events and so much more.

· Parish Info – Helpful contacts at Pax Christi are only a tap away with a directory of parish staff

· Bulletins – View this week's and past bulletins.

· Homilies – See links to Fr. Larry’s video homilies


Father Pat Returns for Masses


Dear Friends and Fellow Parishioners,

Beginning on Monday, January 4, at the noon Mass, I will begin celebrating Mass again at Pax Christi. I have been feeling stronger and healthier in the last few weeks. And I believe that returning to a limited, part time schedule of work will only speed up my recovery.

Fr. Hehman and I will begin to return to the traditional schedule.   I will have Mass on Mondays and Thursdays.   Father Larry will have the Tuesday and Friday Masses.  After the first couple of weeks Father Larry and I will rotate with Father Larry having one Mass each weekend.

I am not yet fully recovered. I still grow tired as the day goes on. Therefore, it is still important that I protect myself from the possibility of any infection.  I must be strict about keeping the proper distance from other people. I will not be able to have extended in person contact with people. I may be tired after Mass and so may not be around to greet people as they leave. But I so look forward to being with you all.

I will also begin spending time in the office most days, for one or two hours at first, slowing re-engaging with the activities and programs of our parish life.

I think it is best that I not be involved in the busier demands of the Christmas holiday schedules. I will miss celebrating Christmas Mass with you. So let me now wish you a most blessed Christmas. May you feel Christ’s presence truly alive in your hearts and homes.  The New Year promises great renew of life and of hope. I look forward to sharing that new life with you.

Peace & Joy,

Fr. Pat


Faith Walk Updates

What is FaithWalk?  Pax Christi Parishioners are on a journey. FaithWalk is our Faith Formation for all ages as we walk one another through life to a deeper understanding of our relationship with God and each other.

We Walk by Faith —Come Join the Journey!

Registration forms are available on our website— www.paxchristilex.org 

  • If you are not a registered member of the parish, but would like to join this exciting Journey of Faith, We Welcome You! Please place your completed registration form in the collection basket or mail it to:  Pax Christi Catholic Church, 4001 Victoria Way, Lexington, KY 40511.  
  • Do you have children wishing to prepare for the Sacraments? Email Melissa Holland for more information.  (See below)
  • Interested in Adult FaithWalk programs? Please let us know and we will connect you with Ministry Leaders. 
  • Other FaithWalk Questions? Call the church office Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m—2 p.m:                    859-273-9999 or email Melissa Holland at mholland@cdlex.org

 

 
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