Holy Week and Easter Schedule Semana Santa y Horario de Pascua Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord March 27, 4:00 pm March 28, 10:00 am Distribution of the blessed Palms after mass. Domingo de Ramos de la Pasión del Señor 28 de marzo, 12:45 pm y 7:00 pm Distribucio n de los Ramos bendecidos despu es de la misa. Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper April 1, 5:15 pm Jueves Santo de la Cena del Señor 1 de abril, 7:00 pm The Passion of the Lord (Good Friday) April 2, 12:00 noon: Passion Service 3:00 pm: Stations of the Cross Viernes Santo de la Pasión del Señor 2 de abril, 4:00 pm: Estaciones de la Cruz 7:00 pm: Pasio n del Senor Vigilia Pascual en la Noche Santa 3 de abril, 7:00 pm: Bautismo, Confirmacio n y Primera Comunio n para 30 Catecu menos. Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord April 4, 8:00 am and 10:00 am: Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion of 1 Catechumen. Domingo de la Resurrección 4 de abril, 12:45 pm: Confirmacio n para 2 Candidatos y 7:00 pm.
Dear Historic Saint Paul Community, We are writing with an update about weekend Mass and our safety modifications in response to COVID-19. We know that many of you have received the vaccination and that Mass attendance is picking up. Our parish medical advisory team and the diocese have given their opinion and directives as Fr. Richard communicated in the last few weeks via Constant Contact, bulletin and social media. We will continue to maintain our protocols of social distancing and mask wearing to ensure the safety of attendees. We appreciate your patience and vigilance as we work to prevent the spread of the virus. We are in need of help, though. Anyone who is willing to serve as hospitality ministers for the Saturday 4 PM Mass or the Sunday 10 AM Mass or the special 8am Mass on Easter morning is asked to contact Bill Stoops at William.Stoops@uky,edu. If you are interested in helping schedule hospitality ministers for either Mass, please let us know. Again, you can contact Bill at William.Stoops@uky.edu. Sincerely, Hunter Porter and Bill Stoops
We stand with and pray for those who are targets of racial hatred, especially our Asian siblings who grieve those lost to violence, and who fear violence directed at them. Gracious God, move the hearts of our world to love in order to end hatred and discrimination, and give peace and security to our suffering Asian family. We pray in Jesus' name.
Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. welcomed the election of Sister Kathy Curtis as the new prioress of the Mt. Tabor Benedictines, a monastic, ecumenical community of contemplative women based in Martin, Ky. The sisters held a prioress election in early March, and Sister Kathy will be installed for her four-year term on June 7. The first non-Catholic to make final monastic profession in the community, she succeeds Sister Eileen Schepers. “I send my congratulations and support to Sister Kathy,” said Bishop Stowe. “I am also grateful for Sister Eileen’s ministry to the sisters and for making Mt. Tabor a place of prayer and hospitality with such an effect on our local church.” The Mt. Tabor Benedictines foster a peaceful and prayerful environment and foster interfaith dialogue in their community. They seek to be inclusive in their prayer life and respectful toward all people’s beliefs. For more information, visit: www.mtabor.com
"As Holy Week and Easter approach, it is important that we maintain all of our COVID-19 prevention protocols in place. Even as the numbers of the vaccinated increase, it is only about 25 percent of Kentuckians who are fully vaccinated. Variants of the virus pose a new threat as well. "I know that everyone is weary of social distancing and masks, but it is not the time to become lax with precautions as there is an end more clearly in sight. We are still limited to a maximum of 60 percent of capacity in churches as long as the 6-foot distancing requirements can be met. I encourage parishes to continue to make liturgies available through livestream and provide extra liturgies for Easter if feasible and if attendance is expected to surpass what is permitted. "Please continue to encourage people to get vaccinated and to be patient with the process for signing up for the vaccine. It is only with a greater percentage of the population vaccinated that we will be able to resume the social gatherings that we long to have. "Thanks for the continued efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy."
Ash Wednesday begins a season of renewal and promise of new life. May this statement be a sign of renewal and a promise of new life for the LGBT members of our community, their families and friends, and for the Catholic Church of Lexington.
El programa KIRP del UK se complace en proporcionar pruebas rápidas de VIH y hepatitis C con un solo pinchazo en el dedo. Los resultados están listos en solo 20 minutos. Las pruebas se pueden proporcionar de forma anónima, no se necesita identificación. Cualquiera que complete la prueba es elegible para una tarjeta de regalo de Walmart de $20. También llevaremos a cabo el entrenamiento Narcan. Narcan puede revertir una sobredosis de opioides y es seguro para su uso en niños, adultos, mujeres embarazadas y mascotas. Después de completar la capacitación, todos los participantes recibirán un kit Narcan, que incluye medicamentos, de forma gratuita.
I want us to live and witness to the Gospel in a literal and radical way to our families, friends, neighbors, and the world. Only then will our light (the light of Christ) shine in the darkness. We may have been isolated from one another this year due to the pandemic, yet our domestic church is alive and active.
THE CHRISTMAS MASSES will be LIVESTREAMED via our Facebook Page, which may also be viewed in the Facebook Module of our parish website homepage: 12/24/2020 at 4:00PM (English) - Carols will begin at 3:30pm LIVESTREAMED, 12/24/2020 at 7:00PM (Spanish) - Carols will begin at 6:30pm LIVESTREAMED, and 12/25/2020 at 10:00AM (English)
In compliance with the governor's new mandates, OUR PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST DECEMBER 13. No staff members will be working on site. Our voicemail will be monitored and if you have a need, you will be served in the safest way possible.
Whether alone or with your family, when we break the blessed bread and consume it, we remember that we are together in heart and in spirit with those from whom we must remain apart this year because we love them so much.