"I called the chief in charge of contact tracing, Matt Hudson, at the Fayette County Health Department to make that determination. He made the decision that I did not need to quarantine based on the following information." (click above to read more)
Please be made aware of two important announcements. Deacon Ramon Alfaro has tested positive for COVID-19; please seek coronavirus testing if you have been in contact with the Deacon in the previous week and quarantine per CDC guidelines. In other news, the parish is developing new security measures for Holy Mass and other church events. Read more by clicking above.
Fayette County and Lexington are now in the RED ZONE as it pertains to Covid19. The infection rate is very serious. The governor has indicated that special measures should be taken when counties find themselves classified as a red zone. To read full announcement click above.
"From the amount of phone calls, emails, texts and Facebook messages I've received already today, I would say that gay Catholics that are reaching out to me feel hope-filled," said Zerkowski. "They understand that the evolution of doctrine is a painfully slow process, but everyone one of them has expressed gratitude and tremendous hope that we are at least moving forward, that we're not stuck. That gives them hope."
Historic St. Paul is announcing upcoming registration information for First Holy Communion and Confirmations in 2021. Please click the title to review our Religious Education registration forms, events, and contacts. You may also review this information our website "Faith Formation" section.
The Diocese of Lexington's Annual Appeal is a visible expression of our unity as the Body of Christ. Each donation to the fund is a sign that we believe in the Gospel message to “love one another as I have loved you” [John 15:12]. It is an affirmation of our belief that “faith without works is useless” [James 2:20]. It demonstrates that we believe that whatever you do to others, you do to Jesus. (click above to watch the video)
"It is our sacred duty to vote in the November 3rd election. Our parishioner, Ryanne Pults, sent us this flyer she helped design and shared with her neighborhood. It is sent as an aid for you to plan how you will perform your sacred civic duty."
"We are aware some had difficulty with sound during our live-streamed masses on Sunday. From our discussions with those affected we have figured out that you must turn up the volume on the live-stream AND on your computer/phone. BOTH volumes must be adjusted in order for you to hear well."
Thanks to Saints Peter & Paul School, which has the technology to live-stream masses, we will attempt to live-stream our 10:00 am Sunday mass in English and our 12:45 pm Sunday mass in Spanish this Sunday, September 13th, from inside Historic Saint Paul Church via Facebook Live (also available on our website on the Facebook feed). (click above for full details)
Deacon Ramon Alfaro’s father, Salvador Alfaro passed away this morning, September 3 in San Francisco de los Romo, Mexico. He was 84 years old. The burial occurred today shortly after his death and Deacon Ramon asks for our prayers. Please join me in praying for the repose of the soul of Salvador Alfaro and offering support and prayers for Deacon Ramon and his family. ¡Descansa en paz Salvador! With sympathy, Fr. Richard
"In this video our Pastor, Father Richard, and Dave Burgio, Chair of our St. Paul Finance Council, give an update of our finances during this challenging time of COVID-19. It is no secret that churches everywhere are impacted, just like everyone, by the pandemic. . ." (read more by clicking above)
"On July 31, the Diocese of Covington released a list of all priests, deacons, brothers, sisters and lay employees of the Diocese who have substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of minors since 1950. Lexington was part of the Diocese of Covington until 1988. Therefore, this list includes most of the territory of the Diocese of Lexington from 1950-1988." (click above to read more)
Our LGBTQ+ Ministry is now part of the structure of the Diocese of Lexington, an integral part of the diocese's ministry of compassion in Central and Eastern Kentucky. (Read the full statement by clicking above.)
". . .one thing I’ve learned since coming here is that there are generous people who are willing to sacrifice and dig deep in order to keep our parish alive. If you have been one of these folks, thank you very much – mission accomplished. We’re still up and running because of you. Now, we need everyone to pray about and think about how each can help – personally or by making a call to someone with means and asking them to help a parish you love." (click above to read more)
"After 40 years of service to our school and parish, Carey Parker retired on July 1. We wish her health and happiness as she begins this next phase of her life. . . As of July 1, we welcome Deacon Ramon Alfaro has our new Director of Religious Education."
"As you may have heard, the governor has permitted gatherings of 50 or less people when social distancing is maintained. The attached document describes our directives for parish meetings under these circumstances. . . Our parishes have exerted great efforts to provide a safe worship experience, but we must still be vigilant." (click above to read more)
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement of instruction to the faithful on how to combat the sin of institutional racism and pray for healing in our world. The statement reads, in part, that "for a nation to be just, it must be a society that recognizes and respects the legitimate rights of individuals and peoples." (click above to read more)
Fr. Richard provides an update to parishioners on ongoing public masses during the public health emergency and ways to connect with your pastoral needs: "We have now been back in church with public masses for three weeks while social distancing and following state and diocesan protocols. Here are a few updates. . ." (click above to read more)