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Kentucky, Tennessee, Connecticut, Florida and even Australia are all places Michael Whitney has lived. Born in Lexington and baptized at Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, Michael enjoys the outdoors and working with young people.

He attended Central Connecticut State University where he ran track and studied business. An outdoor enthusiast, Michael worked with the Boy Scouts of America organization at the Key West Sea Base program where scouts live on an undeveloped island for a week in tents and also sail and scuba dive. He also was a missionary with NET Ministries that sends young Catholics ages 18-28 around the world for nine months to serve with the National Evangelization Teams (NET). Since 1981, NET teams have led over 34,000 retreats and ministered to more than 2.1 million young Catholics. “One year turned into five years,” Michael says. He lived and worked in Melbourne and Brisbane. “Living in Australia is a lot like living in parts of the U.S. except we drive on the left side of the road.” Michael met his wife Rebecca, an Australia native, while serving there. They’ve been back in Lexington since 2012 and are parishioners at the Cathedral of Christ the King where Rebecca serves as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

When Michael is not processing payments at Pax Christi or checking out the HVAC system, he might be frying chicken at Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken restaurant in Cynthiana, Kentucky. He is the franchise owner of this location, and his family has owned and operated other locations in Kentucky over the years. “I’ve probably eaten a piece of fried chicken almost every day of my life for many years now,” he says. Michael says being a franchise owner means he must step into any role at the restaurant when it’s needed, a skill that is also helpful in his job as business and property manager at Pax Christi.

Even though his family moved around when he was younger, his parents and siblings all now reside in Lexington. “It’s the first time in 20 years that we’ve all lived in the same place,” he shares. Michael says he’s had the chance to meet many volunteers and parishioners since starting in July 2021, and he hopes to meet many more. “I am looking forward to this new journey in my life and being a part of this wonderful and generous parish.” 

On October 4, Deacon John & Deacon Ed celebrated the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi with the Blessing of Pets.  The weather & service was beautiful, and those participating left smiling and wagging!

On Saturday, October 2, The Diocese of Lexington celebrated a Mass for those with Disabilities.  For the past few years this Mass has been held at Pax Christi, typically with a reception following the Mass.  This year, of course, it was Mass only and a beautiful one at that!   Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. presided and there was a great level of participation from churches in the diocese.  It was also livestreamed and many were able to participate that way.  Thank you to the Diocesan Secretariat of Pastoral Life for their support and to David & Allyson DeVito for their technical assistance.




This is part of a note we received the day after our blood drive: 
“YAY!!!!!! 95% of Goal!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!
We registered 24 donors that resulted in 20 donations.  These donations will save the lives of 60 very grateful Kentucky patients!  You also had five first time donors!!!!!
Thank you so much, and to the members of your church who donated, and Fr. Pat too!
Let me know when you would like to have another drive, we plan 6 months to a year out!  “
 
Diane Kennedy
Donor Recruiter Specialist
 
So stay tuned Pax Christi!  And great job supporting our community and celebrating life with your gift of blood!
 
P.S. One of the KBC staff members on site shared with us that they received comments from some of the donors that they actually preferred our space and set up over going to the Kentucky Blood Center donation locations!  We’re proud and pleased that we were able to offer our Parish Hall to help our community in a such a safe, effective and important  manner!  
 

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.

Children’s FaithWalk has begun! Still Accepting Registrations!
FaithWalk is our faith formation for our children and is held
on Sundays from 9:45—10:45 a.m. in the classrooms located
in the newly renovated Parish Hall.
Registration Forms for 3-year-olds, pre-school and
elementary through eighth grade are available in the Parish
Hall on Sunday mornings or email Gloria Becker at
paxcre@cdlex.org to have a registration form sent to you or
if you have questions.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO
LEAD GOD’S CHILDREN IN THE FAITH,
PLEASE CONTACT GLORIA BECKER AT
PAXCRE@CDLEX.ORG OR 301-908-4359.

 

 

 

Children’s FaithWalk Registration is this Weekend

FaithWalk is our faith formation for our children and is held on Sundays from9:45—10:45 a.m. in the classrooms located in the newly renovated Parish Hall. 

Children’s FaithWalk will begin Sunday, September 12, 2021 with a Meet & Greet. Come meet your teachers, get familiar with your classroom(s) & we look forward to meeting YOU! 

Masks will be worn by all.   

Registration Forms for 3 year olds, pre-school and elementary through eighth grade

are located in the Gathering Space.  Or email Gloria Becker at paxcre@cdlex.org

to have a registration form sent to you or if you have questions. 

We still need Catechists and classroom helpers for Pre-K and 6th Grade

If you would like to volunteer to lead God’s children in the Faith, please contact Gloria Becker at paxcre@cdlex.org or 301-908-4359.

Pax Christi Women’s Dinner Group:  We invite all women who are interested to gather together for a meal and fellowship. The Women’s Dinner Group will meet on Thursday, September 9 at 6 p.m. at BJ’s Restaurant, 3297 Nicholasville Rd. (Corner of Nicholasville & Reynolds Rd.) RSVP to Carol Clark at petercarol3836@aol.com or 859-223-2247.  Questions about the menu...call 859-278-2887  or visit https://www.bjsrestaurants.com/

The Primer Timers Fall Flower Sale is back! Well, almost. We will be selling mums again but only through pre-orders like we did last year.  Colors available are white, yellow, red, orange/rust, and violet. Sizes are 9” pots at $15 each, and 12” pots at $20 each. Thank you for your support. 

Two Ways to Order: 

· Email your order to martha.taulbee@gmail.com

· Or leave completed form from the bulletin (click link for a fillable PDF, save and email or fill out, print and place in the box in the Gathering Space).  Do not include payment.

                                        How to Order:

· Mark the quantity next to the mum color and size you would like.

· Make checks payable to Pax Christi Catholic Church with Prime Timers Flower Sale in the memo section.

· Pick up: In the back parking lot near the shed before & after all Masses the weekend of September 11th & 12th. 

· When you arrive to pick up your order, state your name, provide check as payment and volunteers will load your mums in your car. 

· The last day to order is September 8. 

· No cash will be accepted and no change available.

 THANK YOU!

FaithWalk is our faith formation for our children and is held on Sundays from9:45—10:45 a.m. in the classrooms located in the newly renovated Parish Hall. 

Children’s FaithWalk will begin Sunday, September 12, 2021 with a Meet & Greet. Come meet your teachers, get familiar with your classroom(s) & we look forward to meeting YOU! 

Masks will be worn by all.   

Registration Forms for 3 year olds, pre-school and elementary through eighth grade

are located in the Gathering Space.  Or email Gloria Becker at paxcre@cdlex.org

to have a registration form sent to you or if you have questions. 

We still need Catechists and classroom helpers for Pre-K and 6th Grade

If you would like to volunteer to lead God’s children in the Faith, please contact Gloria Becker at paxcre@cdlex.org or 301-908-4359.

 
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