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Catechist Conference Will Convene Aug. 7 via Zoom

The 2021 Catechist Conference of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington will convene via Zoom this Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The program will include: Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. “Why Black Lives Matter: A Catholic Perspective on Racism” Timothy Matovina “Passing on the Faith to Hispanic Catholics” Timothy Matovina is a...

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Michael Bayer Appointed Director of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry

LEXINGTON — Michael Bayer has been appointed director of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, effective Aug. 16. Bayer brings over 15 years of professional ministerial experience, having served as a lay pastoral associate, parish youth minister, university campus minister and diocesan director for youth and young adults. “Michael’s...

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Tridentine Masses To Be Consolidated to St. Francis de Sales Church

In consultation with Father Mark Fischer and members of the Regina Pacis Community, which celebrates the 1962 Latin version of the Mass in the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. has confirmed Father Fischer’s faculty to continue celebrating the old Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church in White Sulphur, Kentucky. In...

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Mask Requirements Reinstated

“As Covid infections continue to rise and with greater understanding of how easily the Delta variant spreads, effective immediately the mask requirement for all people at Mass, all liturgies and all other meetings that take place on parish grounds is reinstated. Furthermore, congregational singing should be greatly reduced or eliminated until further notice. All people...

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Memorial Mass for Deacon Bo and Elizabeth Fugazzi

A memorial Mass for Deacon Bo and Elizabeth Fugazzi will be celebrated this Saturday, July 31, at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., with visiting with family beginning at 9 a.m., also at Christ the King. More information, including the Mass livestream and how to RSVP for...

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Message from Bishop Stowe on Masking at Mass

[sent to priests of the diocese] “With the current surge of COVID infections and the low percentage of the vaccinated in many parts of the diocese, it would be very appropriate to consider requiring masks at Mass again and to encourage people to get vaccinated. At this time, this is a recommendation for local (parish)...

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Father Bob Dueweke takes up residence in Lexington diocese

LEXINGTON — Father Bob Dueweke, OSA, has taken up residence in the Catholic Diocese of Lexington. Based at a private residence in Berea, the Augustinian priest plans to focus on the promotion of Pope Francis’ teaching on ecology as found in the encyclical Laudato Si’ (“On Care for Our Common Home”) and will provide sacramental...

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Permanent Deacon Assignments

LEXINGTON — The Office of the Permanent Diaconate recently shared the following permanent deacon assignments made by Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. of Lexington: Deacon John Roche assigned from St. Claire, Berea to St. Joseph, Winchester and St. Patrick, Mt.Sterling Deacon Larry Durbin assigned to St. Joseph, Winchester and St. Patrick, Mt. Sterling Deacon Tony...

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Meg Campos Appointed Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Lexington

New agency head brings experience in social outreach, international business and U.S. Government Adapting to current needs, Catholic Charities of Lexington to end adoption program LEXINGTON — Meg Campos has been appointed executive director of Catholic Charities of Lexington, Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. of Lexington and Ryan Haley, chair of the Catholic Charities board...

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PPP Loans for Lexington Diocesan Entities Forgiven

We are blessed to announce that the SBA Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan for diocesan entities was forgiven and paid in full by the SBA June 17, 2021. May we all offer prayers of thanksgiving for this tremendous blessing. The funds allowed diocesan entities to retain and/or reinstate employees’ compensation and benefits during an unprecedented...