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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 16 2014
Dear Friends,
Nov. 15
Pr & Hom: Fr. Nick Pagano
Eternal Joy of George Saretsky
Nov. 16
8:30 AM Pr & Hom: Fr. Larry Hehman
Eternal Joy of Trish O’Dea
Nov. 16
11:00 AM Pr & Hom: Fr. Nick Pagano
All Parishioners
Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31/1 Thes 5:1-6/Mt 25:14-30
Nov. 17
5:00 PM
12:00 Noon Pr & Hom: Fr. Nick Pagano
Eternal Joy of Brad Braun
Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5/Lk 18:35-43
Nov. 18
9:30 AM
Nov. 19
6:30 PM Pr & Hom: Fr. Nick Pagano
Eternal Joy of Elizabeth & Paul Zimmerman
Rv 4:1-11/Lk 19:11-28
Nov. 20
9:30 AM
Nov. 21
Pr & Hom: Fr. Larry Hehman
All Souls Novenna
Rv 3:1-6, 14-22/Lk 19:1-10
Pr & Hom: Fr. Nick Pagano
Eternal Joy of Be5y Garre5
Rv 5:1-10/Lk 19:41-44
12:00 Noon Pr & Hom: Fr. Larry Hehman
Eternal Joy of Be5y Huzl
Rv 10:8-11/Lk 19:45-48
Nov. 22
5:00 PM Pr & Hom: Fr. Nick Pagano
Eternal Joy of Rita Ste. Marie
Nov. 23
8:30 AM Pr & Hom: Fr. Larry Hehman
All Parishioners
Nov. 23
11:00 AM Pr & Hom: Fr. Nick Pagano
Eternal Joy of Joseph Mavri
Ez 34:11-12, 15-17/1 Cor 15:20-26, 28/Mt 25:31-46
We welcome Robert & Susan Yarborough,
Jennifer Irwin, and Jean Almaria
as new members of PAX CHRISTI.
Not yet registered as a member of PAX
CHRISTI? Registra
on forms can be found at the counter in the
Welcome Area of the church. Please complete one and drop it in the
Offertory or mail it to: 4001 Victoria Way, Lex, KY. 40515.
Prayer for a new Bishop
O God, Eternal Shepherd, you tend your church in
many ways, and rule us with love. Please inspire
Pope Francis to choose the man we need to be the
shepherd of your flock in the Diocese of Lexington.
Give him a spirit of courage and right judgment, a
spirit of knowledge and love.
By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care,
may he build your church as a sign of salva$on for
the world.
We pray, too, for Fr. Bob Nieberding, our
administrator, that he will follow faithfully the spirit
of guidance under your Spirit during this
interregnum. Through Christ our Lord. AMEN
This week’s first reading is about a worthy
wife. It is a reading that is oen chosen
for weddings. This reading gives me the
opportunity to address marriage, and the church’s
teaching on marriage. There has been a lot of talk in the
news about the recent Synod of Bishops, and whether or
not the Church will change its teachings. I don’t know
what the Bishops will do, but I have an obliga$on to
inform you of the current teachings of the church.
For a marriage to be valid in the eyes of the church, a
bap$zed person must be free to marry, which means
that there can be no previous bond of marriage
recognized by the church. If a bap$zed non-Catholic was
previously married according to the rules of that faith
tradi$on, the Catholic Church recognizes that marriage
as valid, and the bap$zed non-Catholic must request and
secure an annulment prior to entering into a marriage
recognized by the church.
For bap$zed Catholics free to marry, they must be
married in a Catholic Church in front of a priest or a
deacon, and two witnesses, who are at least fourteen
years of age. Excep$ons to his canonical rule may be
given by the Bishop for serious reasons.
Civil marriages by bap$zed Catholics are not recognized
as valid marriages by the Catholic Church. Individuals in
civil marriages, and co-habita$ng couples--couples living
together without a marriage covenant—are to refrain
from receiving the sacrament of the Eucharist at mass.
In addi$on to being free to marry, a person must enter
into the marriage state with the inten$on of being
faithful, understanding that the marriage only ends with
the death of a spouse, and with the willingness to have
children, if God so allows. In short, a person entering
marriage must have the 4 F’s: free, faithful, forever, and
Staff at PAX CHRISTI is available to assist you if you are
unsure of the validity of your marriage, and to assist you
with filing in the annulment process, if that is needed.
The staff is also available to assist couples who are
having difficul$es in their marriages through programs
such as Retrouvaille, or just want to improve the quality
of their married life, through programs such as Marriage
“Blessed are you who fear the LORD, who walk in his
Peace and Prayers,
Fr. Nick
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 16 2014
November Is Gratitude Month
(from The Good Steward Newsle5er - November 2014, by Daniel Conway)
The month of November begins with a celebra$on of saints and sinners (All Saints and All Souls) and concludes with the
uniquely American feast of Thanksgiving, a “harvest fes$val” that recalls God’s abundant goodness to us. November is
a $me to be especially grateful for the people (living and dead) who have gone before us and for the goodness and
beauty of the earth that feeds, clothes and shelters us as we journey to our heavenly home.
Gra$tude is an emo$on that is truly libera$ng. Have you ever met a genuinely grateful person who was biEer, mean or
resen.ul? It’s impossible to be truly thankful for what we have while being consumed with anger for what we don’t
have. Jealousy of others’ gis can’t be sustained when we’re focused, gratefully, on all the gis God has given to us.
Misery results from an obsessive biEerness that is exclusively focused on self. Joy is the spontaneous result of
thankfulness, an aHtude that turns our aEen$on away from our own wants and needs to what others have generously
given us, or done for us, out of love, friendship or simple fairness.
Everyone should have a Gra$tude List that starts with God, who has given us every good gi we possess, and goes on
to include the people and communi$es who have enriched our lives. Parents and family should be high on our
Gra$tude List even if things at home weren’t (or s$ll aren’t) perfect. Friends are a great blessing, and many of us are
privileged to have co-workers who make tough jobs easier. All these should be on our list.
Life itself is a tremendous gi that we should be thankful for. Respect for all life, especially the sacredness of every
human life, begins with a profound “thank you” to God, the author of all life. When we forget to thank God for this
most precious gi, when we act like we ourselves are somehow responsible for decisions concerning life and death,
terrible things happen. Saying thank you for the great gi of life is the first (and perhaps most important) step on the
road to peace—in our hearts, in our families and neighborhoods, and in our world.
Good health should be on everyone’s Gra$tude List even when we, or those we love, are suffering from a serious
physical or emo$onal illness. The miracle of healing should always be a source of thankfulness, especially for those of
us who have witnessed first-hand what can happen when the skill of healthcare professionals is complemented by the
power of prayer.
Freedom should also be high on our list. As daily news reports remind us, if we take our liberty for granted, we risk
losing it. Gra$tude to the men and women who defend us and keep us safe—here at home and throughout the
world—should be something we express oen and from the heart.
Love demands our gra$tude and so does friendship. Think of how lonely this world would be without the power of love
freely given to us from the moment of our concep$on to the hour of our death. Every one of us is loved by God in the
most in$mate and personal way. God knows our name. He reaches out to us and cares for us as only a loving father
can. Scripture says that God is love, so when we thank others—spouse, family, friends and even strangers—for the gi
of love, we are expressing gra$tude for God’s gi of self to us. This loving and selfless gi was most perfectly realized in
Jesus who became human and died for our sake. He is the source of all our hope, the joy of all desiring. Giving thanks
to him—and for him—is the secret to true and las$ng joy.
November is gra$tude month. It is a $me when we are invited to reflect gratefully on all the gis we have received
from a good and gracious God. Gra$tude is the first characteris$c of a Chris$an steward, but it never stands alone. The
grateful steward is accountable for all his or her gis, and generous too. Finally, a steward who is truly grateful seeks to
return God’s gis with increase, to be produc$ve and “give back” a hundredfold.
Thanksgiving for the abundant harvest—for all the gis we have received—acknowledges that the blessings we have
received are not to be hoarded or buried but to be grown, matured and then shared generously with others. The earth
and all it contains belongs to everyone. Grateful stewards are green, not with envy but with loving care for the
environment that is God’s gi to us. This November let’s offer hear.elt thanks to God for all his gis.
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 16 2014
“ Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been
faithful over a li,le, I will set you over much…”
- 1 Corinthians 3:9
God expects us to nurture and develop the gis He has
given us and then generously give back with increase. He
doesn’t want us to waste or hoard the gis He has given us;
He expects us to grow our gis, use them wisely and be
generous with them.
If you are going into the hospital or are in the hospital, you need to
no6fy us so that a priest can visit you or if you wish to be placed on
the prayer list. Federal Privacy regula6ons (HIPAA) prevent the
hospital from no6fying the church.
To request a change in the bulletin prayer request listing, call 273-9999 or
e-mail [email protected] Also, please let us know when someone
should be removed from the prayer list. Unless otherwise noted, all
names listed here are parishioners.
Please Pray For…Theresa & Billy Allison (parents of Tamara
Fitch) Paul Ana (brother of Marge Zimmerman) Dick AnsGss
(friend of Bob Rode), James Banta, David & Vivian Barker, David
Bayes, Linda Bond, Naomi Carlson (mother of Beth Dienno),
Bea Clark (mother of Jaye Baesler), Milissa Cole (daughter of
Martha Cole), Luke Coleman (son of Mr. & Mrs. Tony Coleman),
Barbara & John Cooley, Pa5y Cox, Nuria Cruz, Martha & Bob
Edwards (family of Chip & Joan Tenfelde), Steve Fairchild
(friend of Steve & Michele St. Angelo), Mark Farrow (neighbor
of Susan Harbour), Earl & Jean Fields (friends of John & Helen
MaHngly), Jeanie Fraley, (friend of Marge Zimmerman), Mary
Garrison, Ethan Goode (great-grandson of Lucille Barry), Janet
Harper (friend of Joan Tenfelde), Eileen Hardesty, Don &
Karen Hoppenjas (brother and sister-in-law of Joan Tenfelde),
Charlie Humphries (brother of Teresa Christopher), Caitlin
Loeser (granddaughter of John & Agnes Carty), Russell & Be5y
Long, Al & Regina MarGn (friend of Duby O’Dea), Walter
MaKngly (brother of John MaHngly), George MaKngly
(brother of John MaHngly), George Moser, Carol North
(mother of Leta Mayhew), Sydney O’Dea (granddaughter of
Duby O’Dea), Joseph Olivio (grandson of John & Agnes Carty),
Judy Ooton (sister of Syl Hansen), Andrew Osborne (friend of
John & Helen MaHngly), Pam Rich (daughter of Nancy
Caywood), Steve & Isa St. Angelo (parents of Steve St. Angelo),
Dana Samples (friend of John & Helen MaHngly), Barbara
Screeney, Joan Shuey, Ann Stewart (friend of Susan Harbour),
Serena Streetman (friend of Bianca Parks), Tracy Thompson
(daughter of Felicia May), Ma5hew Tynan (son of Lori Tynan),
Joe Vissing (friend of Tommy TuEle) Evelyn Jane Wrigley
(mother of Margie Wilden).
Nov 18
Nov 19
Nov 23
Nov 26
Nov 27
Nov 28
Nov 30
Dec 4
Dec 6
Dec 7
Dec 8
Dec 13
Dec 14
Dec. 16
Dec. 17
Who’s Knocking Program
7:00 PM
7:15 PM
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service (Central Bap$st) 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Mass/Potluck
6:30 PM
Office Closed
First Sunday of Advent No FaithWalk
Tate’s Creek High School Winter Choral Presenta$on
SpagheH Dinner/Silent Auc$on
6:30 PM
Prime Timers Christmas Gathering
2:00 PM
Women’s Book Club (Christmas Party)
7:00 PM
Giving Tree Party in Mon$cello
Advent Sta$ons
9:45 AM
Advent Reconcilia$on Service
7:00 PM
Advent Mass/Potluck
6:30 PM
Weekly Scheduled AcGviGes:
Faith Walk
Children’s “Angel” Choir Prac$ce
Book Club
Adult Choir Prac$ce
Wednesday Funeral Choir Prac$ce
Gamblers Anonymous
Centering Prayer Group
9:45 AM
12:15 PM
Aer 9:30 AM Mass
7:30 PM
10:30 AM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
11:30 AM
3:30-4:30 PM
2014-2015 Opera$ng Budget
2014-2015 NEED Budget
2014-2015 NEED Budget per week $11,346
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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 16 2014
Adults: What giN haven’t you developed as hoped? What
could you sGll do?
When the weather’s bad…
If Lexington Catholic High School is closed
for the day, Pax Chris$ ac$vi$es are also
canceled; however, Mass will be held.
Children: What giN has God given you? What do you want
to do with it?
Women’s Spirituality Book Club
Next MeeGng December 8th at 7 PM
Sunday Moring Faith Walk
Retreat House , 3989 Toronto Court
Nov 30 NO FAITHWALK. Resumes Dec 7
Youth Group Meetings/Events
Nov 16 Safe Environment discussions
w/ police, fire, EMT
Nov 23 High School Youth Ac6vity
watch email/bulle6n
New members always welcome! Come join
us during our Holiday Open House. Come for Christmas goodies
to share and meet us as we con$nue to discuss Unwri=en by
Charles Mar6n Ques$ons: Melissa Holland [email protected]
November 16th
Know someone interested in the Catholic
Faith? Contact Harley Sinclair at
[email protected]
Christmas Caroling at Sayre
Christian Village
December 14, 1-3pm
We need a Minimum of 10 Youth
to proceed with this event!
Respond to Joan Webb by
NOV 26.
[email protected] or
Thanksgiving CelebraGons
November 23, 5:00PM Ecumenical Service,
Central Bap$st Church
November 26, 6:30 PM Mass & Parish
Thanksgiving Dinner at PAX CHRISTI
November 27, 9:00 AM Thanksgiving Day
All Sunday morning Faith Walk Sessions will provide age appropriate discussion and materials on Safe Environment. Parents
are welcome but not required to aEend these sessions with their
child. Parents may also opt out of having their child present for
these discussions. A no$ce will be emailed to each family instruc$ng them on how to opt out of these presenta$ons.
We have scheduled speakers for the Youth Group which meets
from 7:00-8:30 PM. Chris Van Brackel (Police); Roy Highland
(Fire); and Jonathan Drake (Paramedic/ER Nurse) will talk with
our youth about safe prac$ces and how to be alert to their surroundings. Parents are welcome to accompany their youth to
this presenta$on.
Parish volunteers, parents, grandparents, and all
other parishioners are asked to par$cipate in a
Protec$ng God’s Children . There are PGC seminars
offered throughout the Lexington Area. The next one
scheduled here at Pax Chris$ is on Sunday,
November 16th from 1-4:00 PM. Register to aEend
this one or others that might be more convenient for
you by going to
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 16 2014
November 21 Perform a Spiritual Work of Mercy! Friday, November 21st at
3:00 P.M. (EST) - Pray "The Way of the Cross for the Holy Souls in Purgatory"
with Calvary Cemetery staff at the Via Dolorosa Mausoleum, 874 West Main
Street, Lexington, KY. Calvary is the Cemetery of the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Lexington. All are invited to join us.
November 20-23, Three Day Weekend at Cliffview. Is God calling you to a
Cursillo weekend? Cursillo, a diocesan apostolate, is offering a “Three
Day Weekend” for men 20-23 November at Cliffview. The Weekend presents a
broad method to live out our Catholic faith through piety, study, and action.
There will be a Weekend for women in the near future. Want to know more?
Contact Lastenia Fraley, [email protected], 859.806.2150.
Visit our web site:
November 21-23, St. Meinrad Retreat Building up the Church in Love: The
Essentials (Acts 2:42) Friday, November 21- Sunday, November 23, 2014
Session Faculty: Fr. Vincent Tobin, OSB Fees: Single: $ 235 Double: $ 375
November 25 “A Day of Gratefulness” at Nazareth Retreat Center A Day
of Gratefulness, Preparing for Thanksgiving Day. We will spend the day
surfacing the moments of gratitude in our daily lives, the ones we are aware of
and the ones which pass us by. This silent retreat will include input, quiet time
and shared prayer to prepare us to truly celebrate the Thanksgiving
holiday. This retreat is $30 (includes lunch). Contact:Sister Carol McKean 502
-348-1513 or [email protected]
November through March: Holiday Wreath Stands The Holidays are
approaching and many of you want to place wreaths at your loved-ones’
graves. Wreaths, artificial flowers, or other semi-permanent décor are
permitted at Calvary Cemetery,. Please see Cemetery staff for a wreath stand.
December 6, Magnificat Women’s Breakfast-Come Alone or Bring a Friend!Annette
Baber from Utah, will share her amazing story at a Magnificat Breakfast to be held at
Christ the King, Hehman Hall, 299 Colony Blvd, on Saturday, 12/6/2014 from 9AM to
Noon. After a serious mental health crisis, Annette, raised as an Orthodox Jew,
experienced a conversion and became a Catholic. Mass at 8:00 a.m. Bring a dish per
last name: A-F: casseroles/meat items; G-M: muffins/bread items; N-Z: fruit (ready to
serve). To register, send a $15.00 check by December 3 (payable to Magnificat) to
Deedee Simon, 1641 Linstead Dr., Lexington, KY 40504 (859-608-9740). Questions:
contact Sue at (859) 539-1655 or Pat at [email protected]
December 6 The Gift of Friendship EVERYONE is welcome to attend Lexington
Cursillo School Saturday, Catholic Center, 1310 West Main, Lexington, 10:00 AM to 1:00
PM. This School will focus on the gift of Friendship. The School provides basic formation
in holiness, doctrine, technique and the spirit of service. Dcn. Bill Wakefield (Cursillo
Spiritual Director) will deliver the doctrine talk. A technique talk follows. A light brunch will
be provided. Cost: Love Offering. You do NOT have to be in Cursillo to attend. FOOD,
[email protected] or 859.408.5001
February 6-8 & March 15-17 Marriage Encounter Weekends Take your good marriage
and make it GREAT with a Marriage Encounter Weekend! February 6-8 at the Holy Spirit
Center in Norwood OH. March 15-17 at Eastgate Holiday Inn in Cincinnati and April 17-19
at Crown Plaza in Dayton. More info and reservations at Contact:
Dave& Jan Stockelman 513-251-1940.
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 21, 2015, Second Annual CMSL Catholic Men's
Conference, For the Sake of HIS Name. Lexington Catholic High School. Featured
Speaker George Weigel.
Who’s that knocking at my door?
A program offered at PAX CHRISTI on
Tuesday evenings November 18th at
The series will address three religions
who come visi$ng our homes. The
series look at the history, main
characters, beliefs and methods of
The Watchtower Society (Jehovah's Witnesses), the
Church of Scientology and the Mormon Church.
Come to learn who they are and what they really believe.
Malone’s Christmas
On all BHG Gi Card
purchases made at between Nov 28th & Dec 24th, 2014, buyers can
donate 20% of their purchase to Pax Chris$ (or another par$cipa$ng
non-profit). This dona$on applies only to ONLINE purchases.
Bluegrass Hospitality Group gi cer$ficates are good at any
Malone’s, Sal’s Chophouse, Harry’s, Drake’s, Aqua, Malone’s
Banquets & Malone’s at Home!
A Holiday program for those who mourn.
How can I make it through the holidays while missing the one I
love? Whatever your age, whoever has died, whatever the cause
of death, holidays lived in the absence of a loved one can be a
very difficult time. This program offers words of faith, support,
personal testimonies, and powerful tools to aid you though the
Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary
Sunday, Dec 7, 2014
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NEEDED: lap blankets - any size, shawls,
rosary bracelets, or other appropriate
items for our parish family and friends
that are in need of the healing touch of
God and our prayers.
Spirit Ministry packages these items with
a letter telling of our parish concern and
prayers for them, and includes a selection
of Catholic prayers for their use.
The overall response has been of deep
gratitude, and has touched not only the
recipient but also their families.
Your help is needed and appreciated. Please
bring items to church office or to welcoming
Nov 23
Nov 26
Nov 27
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
Parish Thanksgiving Mass/Dinner
Thanksgiving Day Mass
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
9:30 AM
LexBible this year will look at the Book of
Revela$on. We will use the Ascension Press DVD’s as
the ini$al part of the presenta$on, and then do a
more in-depth review of the text. The class will begin
on at 7:15pm aer the 6:30 mass.
As last year, anyone who wants to watch the video, it
will start at 6:30pm.
Classes are held on Wednesdays following the 6:30
PM Mass. Dates are: Nov 19; Dec 3, 10, 17; Jan 7,14.
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
Central Baptist Church
Sunday, November 23, 2014
5:00 PM -6:00 PM
This annual event involves many Chris$an
communi$es of Lexington including Pax Chris$
Roman Catholic, Providence Chris$an (DOC),
Gethsemane Lutheran, Episcopalian Church of
the Resurrec$on, Phillips Memorial CME, Walnut
Hill Presbyterian, St. Andrews An$ochian
Orthodox and Central Bap$st Church. Join us for
a night of gra$tude, fellowship and worship with
many brothers and sisters in Christ. A light
fellowship will follow the worship in the foyer.
Prac6ce for the children’s choir is on Sundays
aGer the 11am Mass from 12:15pm to 1:15pm.
If interested or for more informa6on, contact
Sara Pinkerton at [email protected]
Music News…
Nov 15/16
5:00 pm
8:30 am
11:00 am
Nov 22/23
5:00 pm
8:30 am
11:00 am
New Vision
Nov 26 Wed
Nov 27 Thu
6:30 pm
9:30 am
Nov 29/30
5:00 pm
8:30 am
11:00 am
Our ResurrecGon Choir prac$ces on Wednesday mornings
from 10:30-11:30 AM and is always open to new members! Contact
Tom Garrison at [email protected]
All you need is a desire to sing!