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New Relics Placed at St. Paul in Lexington

Relics of Blessed Miguel Tomaszec and Zbigniew Strazalkowski were permanently placed Sunday, Oct. 17 in the parish of St. Paul Church in Lexington. Read more about these two Franciscan martyrs at

October 19, 2021October 19, 2021by In News

The Canonical Restoration of the Secular Franciscan Order in the Diocese of Lexington

by Linda Harvey St. Francis of Assisi’s spirit continues to live today with the restoration of the Clare-Francis Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order. A Mass was celebrated October 4 by Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., to commemorate the 800th anniversary of St. Francis’s feast day. During the celebration, two individuals made their profession to...


Mass for Those With Disabilities

LEXINGTON – The annual Mass for Those with Disabilities was celebrated Saturday, October 2 at 5:00 p.m. at Pax Christi Catholic church in Lexington. About 100 people attended the special liturgy celebrated by Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. Follow the link for a replay of the Mass:


Livestream for Mass for Those With Disabilities

Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. will celebrate a Mass for Those With Disabilities on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Lexington. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be livestreamed, and immunocompromised individuals are encouraged to join via the livestream ( Video of the Mass will also be...

September 23, 2021September 23, 2021by In News

Wedding Anniversary Mass

Saturday, Nov. 20 is the date for the Annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass and Celebration at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Because the celebration was cancelled last year, this year we will be honoring all married couples in the diocese who are celebrating their 10th/11th, 25th/26th, 40th/41st, 50th and 50th plus anniversaries. # #...

September 13, 2021September 13, 2021by In News

Respect Life Announcement

The Diocesan Respect Life ministries will now be coordinated by the Peace and Justice Office. We are grateful for Peggy Sheiko’s commitment to build up these important ministries and we look forward to their growth under the leadership and direction of Joshua van Cleef, Director of the Peace and Justice Office. # # #

September 8, 2021September 8, 2021by In News

Father Andy Garner To Lead Spanish Diaconate Formation Program, Father Albert DeGiacomo Appointed Parochial Vicar at Cathedral

LEXINGTON — Father Andy Garner, pastor of Holy Family in Ashland, has agreed to lead the Spanish Diaconate Formation program for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington. “We hope to begin the program very soon, and Father Andy’s willingness to lead will make this possible,” said Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. of Lexington in making the...

August 24, 2021August 24, 2021by In News

Diocese Mandates COVID-19 Vaccination for Catholic Center Employees

LEXINGTON — Employees at the Catholic Center of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment, starting on Sept. 1, Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. of Lexington announced today. Pastors who choose to implement this policy at the parish level on Sept. 1 have...

August 17, 2021August 17, 2021by In News
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