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We all know that “The Church” is not just the brick and mortar building but rather the people who make a community of Catholics.  One enjoyable way that I have found to recognize and celebrate this is to have home Masses in the neighborhoods of our parish. The summer and early fall months are a great time for this. Family, friends and neighbors can gather at a parishioner’s home for socializing and for Mass.

I would like your help in scheduling a number of these neighborhood Home Masses from June through September on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.  When a neighborhood Home Mass is scheduled, this will be our Wednesday night Mass, and Mass will not be held at Pax Christi at 6:30 p.m.  Please watch the bulletin and our website each week for the schedule of Home Masses.  Thank you to Alex & Aleja Dornbush who have offered to host our First Summer Home Mass on Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.  3346 Mantilla Drive in Lexington 859-230-0833

What to expect as a Host: 

Hosts provide simple hospitality such as lemonade and cookies and a cool shaded backyard. 

In case of rain, can you take 15-20 people inside? 

Fr. Pat brings everything needed for Mass;

Wine, hosts, cups, Missal, etc.    We would print the host address and phone number in the bulletin so that

people can contact you to get directions and let you know how many people in their family will be attending. 

What to expect as a parishioner attending a Home Mass: 

Bring your own chairs and/or blanket to sit on

Kids are welcome & encouraged to attend

If possible, but not necessary, please contact the host to let them know how many to expect in your family. 

Would you like to be a host? I would particularly like it if we had some new hosts. It would bless your home, and you would be a blessing to all who would attend.  Please call the church office with any questions or to offer to host a Mass.  859-273-9999. Thank you for your interest and attention.   – Fr Pat

Join us on May 25 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall for a night of fun & dancing for all ages!

Through the summer, once a month, Fr. Pat will offer a presentation on a subject of his choice.  There will be time for discussion.  

The first session will be on Tuesday, June 4, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  The topic will be: “Bible Basics”

· Are you interested in reading the Bible but don’t know how to begin?

· How was the Bible written?

· Do you want to know what an Epistle is?

· Is it worth reading the Old Testament?

I think I can help you with these and other such questions.  The sessions will be low key with no further expectations.  Hope to see you there.  – Fr. Pat

Visit myvbs.org/paxchristi to register your pre-k through 4th grader for this wonderful Summer Camp Adventure with God! There is also an area on this link to sign up as a volunteer. As this program is all volunteer based, we could really use your help to make this a successful event for our kids. All volunteers must be compliant with our Safe Environment training. Contact Isabella Schweighardt, event coordinator, with questions. isabella.schweighardt@uky.edu

The Property Committee invites all to their Spring Yard Work Clean Up Days! Bring your favorite tools, gardening/work gloves and let’s dive in! If you don’t have tools, that’s ok, we have plenty to share.

On June 15, at 8 a.m. we will meet in the back of the parish parking lot and will focus our attention on Fr. Pat’s yard and take care of a few things on his list. We hope to finish around 11:00 a.m. This is a great way to get to know others. Make it a family event even! If you need service hours for school, we will be happy to sign off on the time you are here to help.

If you have questions, please contact David Wolterman at dwolte44@gmail.com

On Sunday, June 9, Fr. Pat would like to offer a blessing to our Parish’s young drivers. The ceremony will be held in the Lower Parish parking lot near the Parish Hall at 9:45 a.m. and it will last about 20 minutes. Come with the car you usually drive. We love you and want you to be safe and to enjoy your driving experience. – Fr. Pat

We will once again offer The Chosen Bible Study which will begin with Season Three on May 6.  All are invited to meet in the Parish Hall each Monday at 6:30 p.m., beginning May 6 for the eight-week study. 

Watch the first episode of Season 3 which can be found on Amazon Prime, The apps, “Angel Studios” or “The Chosen” on your TV or mobile device before the meeting.  Contact Dcn. John Brannen with questions. 

jbrannen@cdlex.org

We are in need of Eucharistic Ministers for all Masses. Please contact Dcn. Ed Parsons if you are confirmed in the Catholic Faith and feel called to become involved in this important Liturgical Ministry. He will be happy to share more information with you or help you schedule training for this Ministry at your convenience. tparsons@cdlex.org or 502-382-0145