June 1, 2021

Life in the Diocese: June Edition

Life in the Diocese: June Edition

Get vaccinated: Vaccines for COVID-19 were administered at the Centro de San Juan Diego in Lexington on May 2. For more information about availability of vaccines at the Centro de San Juan Diego, contact Deacon Jim Bennett at (859) 353-1211. Photo: Dcn. Skip Olson

Mr. Basketball: Ben Johnson of Lexington Catholic men’s basketball team won the Kentucky Mr. Basketball award. He is the first Lexington Catholic player to win the prestigious award. Ben will play for Bellarmine next year. Photo provided.


SEARCH Retreat: Lexington Catholic High School held their SEARCH retreat at the Centro de San Juan Diego in Lexington, April 22-23. Photo: Father Norman Fischer

Nehemiah Action: More than 200 cars parked at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary in Lexington for the annual Nehemiah Action of Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct Action (BUILD) on April 27. Representatives from 26 congregations in central Kentucky — and more than 800 people on Zoom — gathered to call for justice. Photo: Margaret Gabriel

New deacons: Ben Horn will be ordained a transitional deacon, while Brendan O’Sullivan will be ordained a permanent deacon on June 5 at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Due topandemic restrictions, this celebration will be invitation only.




Deacon Brendan O'Sullivan

Priest assignments: The following assignments are effective July 1. Father Mark Oumawill become pastor of Queen of All Saints in Beattyville and Holy Family in Booneville. The Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary will take up residence at Sacred Heart in Corbin. Father Damian Anumba, MSSCC will become the pastor of Sacred Heart, and Father Prashanth Lobo, MSSCC will become pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Williamsburg and St. Boniface in Jellico. Father Michael Weglicki will begin his retirement and offer sacramental ministry at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Lexington. Father Jesuraj Maria Salethu, HGN will become pastor of Sts. John and Elizabeth in Grayson and Prince of Peace in West Liberty. Father Aldrin Tayag will become pastor of St. Luke in Nicholasville.