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Ministry Minutes

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.    

Invitation from Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Here is another opportunity to focus on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.   This is an invitation from Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Frankfort to a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, January 19th at 6:30 PM-— 

Note received from Fr. Charles Howell, pastor of Good Shepherd:

We are so pleased to have your parishes join Good Shepherd for our panel discussion on Christian Unity. Please see the Zoom information below and I have attached the flyer we have been using to promote it. 
There is a 100 participant capacity on Zoom so you may want to include a note about that in your information in case we have a fabulous turnout and people can’t get in.
Looking forward to “seeing” you all Tuesday!
Katharine Coleman
Youth Coordinator
Good Shepherd

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Time: Jan 19, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Christians around the world are invited to join together annually to enter into the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from January 18-25.   Since 1968 the Vatican and the World Council of Churches have joined together to encourage us to pray as one “so the world may believe”

 This year’s theme “Abide in Love” calls us during a year of uncertainty to meditate on our call to be one in Christ.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 was prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp (www.grandchamp.org). The community is located in Areuse, in the Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland. The theme, taken from the 15th chapter of the Gospel of St. John, expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.

Consider spending a short time each day as ministers from various Christian traditions in the Lexington, Kentucky area share scripture readings, meditations and prayer.   Click on the link provided for each day.

Day 1 is read by Rev. Margaret Shanks of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Jessamine County, Kentucky: https://youtu.be/vw85J3mWzE0

Day 2 is read by Rev. Kenneth Golphin of Bethel AME Church in Shelbyville, Kentucky:  https://youtu.be/V1H8Dx-WVJA

Day 3 is read by Rev. Delmetria Cayson Combs of Phillips Memorial CME Church in Lexington, Kentucky: https://youtu.be/96fbBhM3bXM

Day 4 is read by Pastoral Associate Melissa Holland and Deacon Ed Parsons of Pax Christi Catholic Church in Lexington, Kentucky: https://youtu.be/-E7jYaiOE_4

Day 5 is read by Rev. Mark Johnson of Central Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky: https://youtu.be/Fyzo4xDvQf4

Day 6 is read by Rev. Mike Ward of Walnut Hill Church in Lexington, Kentucky: https://youtu.be/DrlYHYgZ_iM

Day 7 is read by Rev. Delmetria Cayson Combs of Phillips Memorial CME Church in Lexington, Kentucky: https://youtu.be/JoZYo0Ykc_w

Day 8 is read by Rev. Kenneth Golphin of Bethel AME Church in Shelbyville, Kentucky: https://youtu.be/_u-HtUgoNEk

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


· 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

Giving Tree Update

NOTE FROM CLARE  Encomio, Parish Life Director, St. Perter Catholic Church, Monticello, KY  —   “We had 180 kids on the list but on the same day we gathered 17 more names who were either listed but overlooked or not sent to me from the school. We will buy more gifts for these  and give them before Christmas day.”

NOTE FROM SANDY LATHAM, St. Peter, Monticello, Giving Tree Coordinator

“The Christmas giving went well.  We did drive thru gift pick up at St. Peter Church.  Thank you for your generosity, kindness and thoughtfulness for our community.”

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


Advancing the Journey Update

Dear Friends, thank you for your continued support of our “Advancing the Journey Capital Campaign“.  As you know we have moved in to the new office building and the renovation of the basement is well under way. 
Click here for the financial report for ATJ showing the expected expenditures and the financial commitments/income as of December 13th.    What a blessing to see over 60% of our households support this project as well as friends of the parish!   These figures do not show any expected giving from those of you who did not pledge to the campaign but have been so generous with your giving.    We hope you are able to continue these gifts.    If you have not been able to give at this point but can begin giving a few dollars a month toward ATJ it would be greatly appreciated.   We know this year has been difficult for many, so if you are unable to support the campaign financial we ask that you continue to hold us in prayer.     We have about 18% of the cost of the projects left to fund.    Hopefully we will be able to open the basement to activities by end of the Summer 2021 —wouldn’t it wonderful to do that debt free!     We have $330K anticipated need to complete the projects without taking out a loan.    

Thank you for all you have done to make this happen!