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“The Lord has called us from different nations, but we must be united with one heart and one soul.”

St. Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad

After Mass Fellowship

We encourage all to join us for Fellowship in the Parish Hall after the 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Mass every First & Third Sunday of each month.  Coffee, juice and donuts are served, but the best part are the smiles and conversations that are served up at each table.  This is a beautiful opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere to get to know other parishioners, as well as catch up with those you know well.  This is not a time for parish leadership to talk about parish business, so feel free to join in without the pressure to “get involved”.

Speaking of getting involved, if you are interested in learning about how you can help serve your fellow parishioners after Sunday Mass, please contact the church office.    859-273-9999.  They will be happy to put you in contact with the Ministry Lead.

Prime Timers

Prime Timers is a social group at Pax Christi for individuals age 50 and above.  The group offers:

  • Spiritual and social advancement for its members
  • A social environment for its members and the parish as a whole
  • Community services to the parish and the greater community

Throughout the year, the Prime Timers sponsor a number of social events and trips for its members.  The group takes day bus trips, they often plan a show and dinner, and they enjoy a day at Keeneland during race season.  They also hold an annual Christmas Party in the Parish Hall.  The Prime Timers sponsor a Flower Sale in the Spring and the Fall to help support their activities.

The annual membership fee is $10 a person and is due at the annual meeting (watch the bulletin for the date for this years meeting).  Membership is NOT restricted to parishioners.  If you would like more information about the Prime Timers, or have questions, please contact Huie Yang or Frances Goodfriend

Married Couples Group

This group of Catholic couples was started in November of 2021 and is geared toward all married and engaged Catholic couples of all ages.  The intention of this group is to ignite and help the Catholic Faith continue to grow amongst couples as they navigate marriage, parenting, and the journeys that life takes them on.  This group meets on the second Saturday of the month after the 5 p.m. Mass for a potluck dinner in the Parish Hall or sometimes they meet at the home of a family who offers to host.  Childcare is available.  For more information, please contact Tanya Dvorak

God’s Pantry Ministry

God's Pantry Food Bank Logo

God’s Pantry Food Bank serves residents of 50 counties in Central and Eastern Kentucky.   Pax Christi works closely with God’s Pantry through volunteering at a local pantry or the main warehouse during Lent.  In addition, the Knights of Columbus host a Lenten 40 Cans for 40 Days non-perishable food drive for God’s Pantry.  If you are in need of assistance, would like to volunteer, or donate, please visit God’s Pantry website.

Communion For the Homebound

It is a mission of ours to identify those of the parish in need of receiving the Blessed Sacrament.  Those who are vulnerable or immune-compromised because of age, health, or medical reasons are still under no obligation to attend Mass at the risk of their well-being.  This ministry is for those who are truly isolated either by age, medical issues, or lack of  transportation.  If you or someone you know fits this description and would like to receive the Blessed Sacrament, contact Deacon John Brannen.

If you are interested in becoming an Eucharistic Minister who could visit the homebound, please contact Deacon John Brannen or 859-273-9999 extension 1551.

Lighthouse Ministries

Lighthouse Ministries is located at 190 Spruce Street in Lexington and offers services to the underserved and the homeless.  They provide medical services, showers, clothing, and meals.  Pax Christi is involved with their Dining with Dignity program.  We have two teams of parishioners who are dedicated to serving dinner twice a month.  The people who come for a meal are served dinner seated at a table rather than going through a food line.

“We physically, nutritionally, and spiritually serve people experiencing homelessness and low-income members of our community ​through four mission-centric ministries: Clean Start, Dining with Dignity, Michael’s Feet, and Self-Care.”

Please reach out to Kris Coons or Stasia Kruse if you are intersted in learning more about our involvement with this ministry.