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Stations of the Cross  — Fridays during Lent at 5:30 PM

Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence (abstaining from meat)

Fast & Abstinence:  Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting & abstinence for Catholics.  For members of the Roman Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18—59 years.  Visit usccb.org and “search” fasting and abstinence for detailed information, clarification on questions you may have, and a reflection on Lenten Fasting. 

The Church is open from 9-2 daily and Stations of the Cross Booklets will be on the counter as a gift to anyone wishing to come throughout Lent to walk the stations in private devotion (you should keep the booklet to use at home and to bring back with you each time you come for stations of the Cross at church)—please do not place them back on the counter).  Please observe the current protocols:   masks must be worn while in the church and if others outside your immediate family are in the church the 6’ safe distancing must be observed.   

Refer to the usccb.org website, . Thoughtful artwork depicts scenes in our modern world and compliments each of the stations.  The illustrations were created by young artists as part of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development Multimedia Youth Contest.  Each station has the scripture reflection followed by a group reflection and questions. 

From your home:  “Walk” the stations as a family, or with a group of friends or family via Zoom. 

   Both options offer a meaningful way to prepare and reflect during this season of Lent. 

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.    

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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

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

 

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!

LEXINGTON — The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for COVID-19 do not pose moral problems that would prevent a Catholic from receiving them, the chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees overseeing pro-life and doctrinal matters wrote in a memorandum to all U.S. bishops dated Nov. 23. Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. shared the memorandum with all parishes, schools and other entities of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington on Dec. 10.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused so much fear and suffering in our communities, with our families and neighbors experiencing death, disease, isolation and despair. One of the few signs of hope recently has been the relative speed with which scientists have developed vaccines that appear to be effective in stopping the spread of this deadly virus. I am grateful that USCCB has made clear that the development of these vaccines poses no moral problem that would keep a Catholic from getting the vaccine, and I encourage all people to get inoculated against COVID-19 as soon as these vaccines become widely available,” said Bishop Stowe.

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., chairman of the Committee on Doctrine, affirmed the moral permissibility of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

“Neither the Pfizer nor the Moderna vaccine involved the use of cell lines that originated in fetal tissue taken from the body of an aborted baby at any level of design, development, or production,” Archbishop Naumann and Bishop Rhoades wrote in their memorandum (attached). The bishops cited Vatican documentation outlining Catholic moral teaching on such matters.

Weekend Mass Times are Saturday at 5:00 PM; Sunday at 8:30 & 11:00 AM; and Monday at Noon. 

In case of emergency contact Melissa Holland cell phone 859-333-9926

 
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