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Happenings at the Pax

Director of Music Ministries

We welcome Cindy Waters as our Director of Music Ministries!  You’ve all heard her play and sing by now, and it’s time to let you know a little bit more about her. 

Cindy is delighted to serve as the new Director of Music Ministries at Pax Christi Catholic Church.  She previously served as Director of Music at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland, Mississippi for three years and as a band director in the North Carolina and Virginia public schools for six years. While a public school teacher, she taught marching, concert, and jazz bands, as well as general music classes in grades five through twelve. In Virginia she played in the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra in the French Horn section. 

She received a Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University, and is currently completing a Master of Music Education degree from Eastern Kentucky University.  She lives in Lexington with her husband, Richard, and their four children, Andy, Laurie, Matthew, and Thomas.


Financial Recording & Reporting

April 29, 2019
Dear Parishioners,
Here is the announcement I made at this past weekend's Masses about financial recording and
reporting. If you have any questions, please call myself or Melissa.
Thank you for your attention,
Fr. Pat
Financial Recording and Reporting
In the past, the loose cash and coin put in the Sunday collection was given a separate
designation as “School Support Fund”. These moneys will now simply be added to the
category “Offertory Collection”.
In the past any automatic giving that was not designated for a specific purpose was
called Undesignated Gift. We will now begin directing these funds to the Offertory
Collection as well.
These changes will allow for clearer and simpler reports, both in the bulletin and in
more frequent mailings. As a result, you will notice that the amount listed as
Offertory Collection will greatly increase, giving a more realistic view of our parish's
financial health.
Most importantly, Pax Christi has reached an agreement with Sts. Peter & Paul
School and with the diocese, to limit our support to the school to $100,000 a year,
which is slightly less than we paid last year. Although we will technically be held to
20% of our collections, there will be a limit of $100,000 to what we will be required
to pay.
Although we do indeed send fewer students to Sts. Peter & Paul School than some
other parishes, it is also the case that we have the resources to support the school to
an extent that other parishes don't. We hope this arrangement will satisfy our
parishioners' concerns.
The number of envelopes that will be included in the month mailing will be reduced,
since a number of separate funds are being consolidated into the Offertory Collection.
These changes will begin with the envelope packet you receive for July.


Pastoral Council Open House

Prayerfully consider if you are being called to serve Pax Christi in this important ministry!

An Open House will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall.

Take this opportunity to ask questions and talk with current Pastoral Council members to learn more about this vital ministry.

If you are unable to attend the Open House, but are still interested in learning more, or would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please contact:

Mark Kelder at mkelder@energyinsagency.com      

or Frances Goodfriend at francesgoodfriend@yahoo.com


High School Graduates

If you have a graduating High School Senior we would like to pass on to the Newman
Connection their name and the College they plan to attend next year so they can let the
appropriate Newman Center know to make contact. If you would be so kind as to provide their
name, college of choice, email address and cell phone number we would be happy to pass this
on... or you can pick up information about The Newman Connection at the back of church
beginning this week.


Magnificat Women’s Breakfast

April 27—9 am until noon—Mass at 8 a.m.

Pax Christi Catholic Church

Denise Ware, wife, mother, and parishioner of St. Leo’s Church in Versailles will share her faith journey. 

Come hear her story and how she was blessed to be able to interact with

Mother Teresa of Calcutta. 

Contact Nkechi Amadife at 859-879-9433


Pastoral Council Nominations

If you have questions, feel called to serve the parish in this way, or know someone you would recommend, please contact Mark Kelder at mkelder@energyinsagency.com or Frances Goodfriend at francesgoodfriend@yahoo.com, or you may pick up a nomination form in the office.

Prayerfully consider if you are being called to serve Pax Christi in this important ministry!


Accepting Pastoral Council Nominations

Prayerfully consider if you are being called to serve Pax Christi in this important ministry!

The Pastoral Council is the advisory Board to the Pastor of a parish.  We have several openings for this next year.   Nominees for Pastoral Council must be baptized, confirmed, practicing Roman Catholics in good standing with the Catholic Church. They must be registered and active members of the parish for at least one year. 

Now may be the time for you or someone you know to become more deeply involved with the parish.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be the voice of the parish as we are Advancing the Journey and celebrating our 25th Anniversary.  Please consider nominating yourself, or someone you know.

Members of the Pastoral Council serve a three-year term, meet once a month and serve as liaisons to committees within the parish.  If you feel called to serve the parish in this way, or know someone you would recommend, please contact Mark Kelder at mkelder@energyinsagency.com or Frances Goodfriend at francesgoodfriend@yahoo.com, or you may pick up a nomination form in the office.


Seder at Pax Christi

Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. (No Mass)

The Jewish Seder is a ritual meal performed by a community or by multiple generations of a family.  It involves a retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. This is both liturgy and meal. Come learn more about the root of our Mass. Please sign up to bring a side dish to share or help prepare the lamb.

If you wish to prepare a cooked lamb for Seder, please purchase through the church. The parish will purchase the legs of lamb needed at cost.  The Social Life Committee will have recipes for either grilled or roasted lamb available. Contact Gloria Becker at       301-908-4359 for more information.

 

 
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