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All Are Welcome

Please join us in person and in prayer for the Diocesan Annual Mass for People for Disabilities, their families, and caregivers, and the Diocese of Lexington’s Catholic Community!

When:  5 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 at Pax Christi

Presider: Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv.

English:  Interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing will be provided.

Spanish: Interpretation fro the deaf and hard of hearing available upon request.

All Are Welcome!

Contact: Joe Petry at disability@cdlex.org

Inclusion begins in our hearts.  It begins with affirmation.  We should open our hearts to one another and recognize the strengths of every person…When we open our hearts and our community to the gifts each person brings, we are all strengthened.”

– Cardinal Joseph Bernardin

One More Outdoor Mass

On Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m., weather permitting, we would like to have Mass outside at the altar that is part of our Peace Garden.  Please come to this final Outdoor Mass of the year, and bring your chairs.  Following the Mass, whatever the weather, we will have a potluck meal in the church hall.  (We will not order a meat, but we will all enjoy the dishes we bring to share).  Mass will be inside if the weather doesn’t cooperate.  – Fr. Pat

Annual Appeal 2019 (September 29, 2019)

Why can’t some parishes support themselves?

“I give thanks to my God always on your account for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus.” 1 CORINTHIANS 1:4.

Our diocese encompasses 16,423 square miles with 59 parishes. Almost 40 of those parishes cannot pay for their operational and salary expenses from their offertory collections and fundraisers alone. Many of our parishes are in rural counties where less than 1% of the population is Catholic. While Catholics are low in number in these areas, the church is known as a source of comfort and support for all who are in need. We are called to thrive in all our parishes through evangelization and our service of others. The Diocese of Lexington is committed to maintain an active and highly visible Catholic presence in these counties by walking alongside our sister parishes and missions that need support to serve their local communities.

Habitat for Humanity

Build runs through late October

Volunteers and donations are needed  to make the build a success.  No previous building experience is needed to volunteer, and you do not need to bring tools. 

Contact Jeff & Lisa Wilcox at cats1993@twc.com with questions. 

Visit www.lexhabitat.org/catholicbuild to sign up to help and learn more about the family for this year’s build. 

Pax Christi Security Plans

Some 8 weeks ago, Officer Bige Towery of the Lexington-Fayette County Police Department visited Pax Christi to perform a security audit walk through of the buildings with Melissa Holland and Jim Webb.

This group developed a list of ideas to help us improve our security practices in the parish. We had further discussion of these suggestions at Pastoral Council and at a Staff Meeting.

Finally, On Sunday, August 25, Officer Towery returned to Pax Christi to give a presentation at an open parish meeting.  His presentation included some practices that the police like to encourage and the security policies we as a parish had decided upon. About 60 people were in attendance at that presentation.

We are now prepared to begin implementing the security procedures/policies we have determined are best practices for our parish. 

First, we remind you of the policies already in place.  Officer Towery explained in his presentation, security policies are only effective if the whole parish understands their role in adhering to the policies.  Therefore, we ask that we all follow the policies already in place as we begin implementing the new security procedures.

Current Safety Policies:  

· On Sunday Mornings, no one but staff is to park in the lower parking lot. Please park in the upper lot.

· On Sunday Mornings, no one but staff is to enter or exit from the basement door; those people are responsible for securing those doors when entering.   Please enter and exit through the upstairs doors using the stairs or elevator to go downstairs as needed.   (This is not only a precaution for knowing who is coming and going but it is in place for traffic safety).

· On Sunday Mornings during FaithWalk from 9:30-11 a.m., no one but those with reason (parents/catechists or Adult FaithWalk session participants/leaders or staff) should be downstairs.

· Children from pre-k through 4th grade must be picked up from FaithWalk sessions by the designated adult at 10:45 a.m.   No FaithWalk session will be dismissed until 10:45 a.m.

· “See Something – Say Something” If there is someone whom you feel doesn’t quite belong, please tell Father Pat or Melissa.

· At any time a group is meeting in any area of the church and they are the only group meeting in the church, lock all the doors at the time the meeting begins.   This does mean that all participants for a meeting, practice, prayer group should make every effort to be on time. If someone arrives, late there should be a point of contact with their group that they can call to be let into the building.

Watch for updates in future bulletins!

Prime Timers Fall Meeting

Prime Timers Fall Meeting

Sunday, September 29

Church Hall at 2 p.m.

All those 50 and over are invited to join other Primer Timers in fun, fellowship, and service.  Two general meetings are held each year (spring and fall), at which time we discuss trips and events being planned, what outreach programs we will support throughout the year, and just to enjoy each other’s company.  We hope to see you there!