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Happenings at the Pax

Tootsie Roll Drive

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive This Weekend! 

When you see Knights in yellow vests after Mass, they are helping to recognize the dignity of every person.  

Thank you for your support!

Music Ministry Notes

Come make a joyful noise!  YOU can serve in the music ministry in one of our ensembles!  Find joy in active participation. No experience necessary.

Radiant Ringers

Tuesdays 6:00-6:50PM

Open to eleven adults. Currently, we have one opening. We will ring separate ensemble pieces, bell peals, as well as congregational hymns.

Peace Choir

Tuesdays 7-8:15PM

Come sing in our Advent and Christmas Choir! Make a ten week commitment to sing for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Rehearsals for this joyous season begin on November 8th at 7PM.  Open to all adults who are fully vaccinated.

For more information, contact Cindy Waters at cwaters@cdlex.org.

Meet Michael Whitney: Our Dedicated Business and Property Manager

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.” 

Blessing of the Pets

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!

Mass for those with Disabilities

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.

The Kentucky Blood Center THANKS PAX CHRISTI!

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!