Saint Luke Catholic Church

Saint Luke Catholic Church
304 South Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Rectory/Parish Office--859.885.4892
Rev. William C. Bush, Pastor
Rev. Ronald Schmelzer, 859.293.9318
Deacon Frank Keller, Pastoral Associate, 859.321.4250
Deacon Marco Rajkovich, 859.229.2289
Parish Hall--859.887.5711/ FAX 859.885.6762
Adoration Chapel/Ed. Bldg.--859.887.1057
[email protected]
Website--Nicholasville.cdlex.org
Mass Times/Intentions for May 24-31, 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
7:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
12:05 p.m.
8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
Agnes Schneider (Dorothy Herrick)
For the Congregation
Patricia Averett (Pat Riley)
Margaret Poage (Joe Poage)
Bill Riley (Betty Battaglia)
Jane Maloney (Dorothy Swintosky)
Kathie Lootens (Robert Lootens)
Intentions of Rita Norton—94th Birthday!
(Family)
6:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
misa en español
Can you not watch
one hour with me?
Open Hours
Wednesday @ 9 a.m.
and 1 p.m.
Saturday @ 1 p.m.
Jane Maloney (Mark and Margie Maloney)
For the Congregation
Prayer Partner
Needed
*********
This Weekend—we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, the birthday of our Church,
when 50 days after Easter the Holy Spirit filled the upper room and came to rest
on the apostles and all who were locked there in fear! Let us celebrate our own
reception of the Holy Spirit as we continue to take strength in His presence with
us.
Monday—we celebrate Memorial Day. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. We
invite everyone to come to Mass this morning to pray for those who have served to
protect our Country.
The novena to the Miraculous Medal will be prayed after the morning Mass.
Tuesday—the novena to St. Anthony will be prayed after the 8:00 a.m. Mass.
Wednesday—the novena to the Infant of Prague will be prayed after the 12:05
Mass.
The Craft Ladies will meet in the parish hall at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday--Coffee and Cards will meet in the parish hall at 10:00 a.m.
Legion of Mary will meet in the parish hall at 6:30 p.m.
Friday—The novena to the Sacred Heart will be prayed after the morning Mass.
Next Weekend—DTS will meet for their final class for this school year!
Tuesday @ 7 a.m.
Call Deacon
Keller
(321.4250)
If you are
interested in an
hour!
Church Support, etc.
Attendance
Amounts
Day
Mass
Times
Saturday
4:30 p.m.
$6,567.00
Sunday
7:30 a.m.
$34.00
$1,004.00
Sunday
10:00 a.m.
05-17-2015--406
Children/Teens
(5 Envelopes)
Adult Collection
(139) Envelopes)
Votive Lights
2nd Collection
$8.50
Altar Servers
May 30 and 31
Extraordinary
Ministers of Holy
Communion
May 30 and 31
John Will Collier, Chase and
Tyler Hammons, Zach Marsee
Austin Buncher, Meghan and
Molly Lutz
Joe Marcello, Isaac and Noah
Milburn, Clay Taylor
Father Bush, Deacon
Rajkovich, Lin Hale
Father Bush, Deacon Rajkovich
Andre’ Brousseau
Father Bush, Deacon
Rajkovich, Cheryl Joubert
Presentation of the Gifts
Thanks to all who volunteer to present the gifts and take home the vocation cross and prayer card at the ten o’clock
Mass. If your name is not included and you would like to participate, please call the office; and we will add you to
the list. We ask that you continue to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Date
4:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
May 23/24
Ray and Pat Reffitt
Dorothy Swintosky
Gary and Doris Rudemiller
May 30/31
Jim and Carolyn Rynkowski
Terry Thoroughman
Larry and Sue Schneider
June 6/7
Curtis and Carolyn Bryant
Karl and Kim Tomaschko
Steve Snyder Family
June 13/14
Tom Schue
Steve and Thelma Watkins
Richard Shofner
June 20/21
Tom and Doris Taylor
Andre' and Linda Brousseau
Steve and Peggy Sheiko
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Pentecost Voice
The Holy Spirit, who came on Pentecost, gave voice to the apostles to proclaim the truth of the Gospel.
The Spirit, the Soul of the Church, continues to enable the Church to speak, and enables us to speak in
our individual capacity. As Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, former President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy
for Life has said, “The Church must speak out in today's context on fundamental rights, the right to
justice, the right to peace, but above all and in the first place, the right to life. If the Church did not speak,
did not proclaim the truth, it would be abandoning its duty; it would be unfaithful to society, to the good
of society. Therefore, its precise duty is the very liberty to intervene with word, and also with example -the example of promoting human life, of intervening for the salvation of mankind."
Parish Information
Rob Adams will be ordained to the
Transitional Diaconate on Saturday, June
6! Our parishioner Rob Adams will be
ordained on June 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the
Cathedral of Christ the King. He has been
studying in Rome for the past several years,
and he will preach the 4:30 p.m. Mass here
at St. Luke’s on June 6. Everyone is invited
to attend both his ordination and this Mass
and a reception in the parish hall after the
Mass! Please keep Rob and his parents
Steve and Jane and his brothers and sister in
your prayers! Rob is in the middle of finals
and has been assigned to Ashland for his
summer assignment. FYI—Rob loves
Starbucks coffee. There is no Starbucks in
Rome, but there is a Starbucks in Ashland—
a block from the rectory!
Vacation Bible School—will take place on
June 8-12 this year. As in the past, a light
meal will be provided at 5:30 p.m. with the
class from 6-8 p.m. Change in the program
this year! We hope to offer a pre-school
program with children from 2 years of age
and older along with the older classes as
well. (Parents, see the next note!)
Sign-ups for VBS will take place over the
next two weekends.
Virtus Training--Parents, if you plan on
staying in the class with your child even if
you are not working with VBS, you MUST
be VIRTUS trained. This is a program
required for all who are around children here
at St. Luke’s and other churches in our
Diocese and the U.S. This program is
designed to keep parents aware and
knowledgeable about keeping our children
safe. A VIRTUS class will be held here in
our parish hall at St. Luke’s on Saturday,
May 30, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.
Registration takes place through the
diocesan website. You will need to go to the
website cdlex.org, choose the link VIRTUS
training sessions and sign-up. Choose our
diocese Lexington, KY (Diocese). Then
choose a class time and location that works
for you. Then you start the registration
process. If you are not able to take the class
here on Saturday, the 30th, you may sign up
for another class in Lexington, BUT you
must be VIRTUS trained to stay at Bible
School.
Graduations! As May and June arrive, we
have many graduations from our young
parishioners. If you have someone in your
family who is graduating from high school
or college, please let us know in the office
so they can be recognized. A note in the
collection basket or the mail slot on the
rectory porch, or a phone call or email are
great ways to contact us.
Do you have a special place you park each
week? Do you like to work in the yard and
in flowers? We have several people who
are interested in yard work and who
volunteer their time to mow and weed and
mulch, etc. They would really like some
help with this work. If you and/or your
family would be interested in adopting an
area of the grounds, they would like to talk
with you. Our coordinator is Debbie
Wdowiarz; and if you are interested in
helping, please give her a call at
859.224.0464 or call the rectory. We have a
beautiful church and yard and it’s wonderful
when we can all take part in keeping it that
way.
Do you and your family pray for our priests
and vocations to the religious life? Can
you take pictures and email them? If so
you are needed! On the credenza in the
vestibule, you will see a basket with black
candles. There is also an instruction sheet
from our vocations office. Simply pray the
prayer on the card—or pray your own
special prayers. Take a picture of the lit
candle in your home and include a note
about your special family praying for
vocations. Then send the picture to the
website included on the card. Of course, we
hope that you continue to pray for vocations
and for our religious!
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2015 Annual Appeal
Report No. 3 was mailed in this week! So far, we have had 98 pledges—about 32
percent of our parish families—have pledged a total of $23,446! That’s 61 percent of our
goal of $38,667! There is still time to get involved in the Diocesan Annual Appeal. Your
gifts and pledges are greatly appreciated by all those are served through this appeal!
Can you help by making a donation—big or small? Envelopes are on the credenza or
you may go online to cdlex.org and look for the donate button.
Remembering Others
Congratulations to Brittany Averett and Lee Curry! Brittany and Lee were
married here at St. Luke’s on Saturday, May 23! Best wishes to the happy couple.
May they be blest with many happy years together!
We welcome into the community of faith by the waters of Baptism! Vincent Paul
Marcello, infant son of Craig and Virginia Marcello, who will be baptized here at St.
Luke’s on Sunday, May 24. Please continue to pray for Vincent and his family as he
grows in faith and stature!
Happy Birthday To You!
May 25
May 26
May 27
Joe
Ackerman
Daniel Klug
Ethan Morfaw
Mary Peyton
Thompson
Rick Hayes
Dean Kemp
Mark O’Dea
Elmer Vondra
May 28
Pam Muir
Michelle
Weitlauf
May 29
Richard
Shofner
May 30
Steve Justus
Rita Norton
May 31
Pat Byrne
Richard
Quinn
Rosa Rhorer
Joe Webb
Parish and Sacramental Information
Sacrament of Reconciliation—Confessions are heard on
Wednesday 30 minutes before evening Mass time;
Saturday from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.; and on Sunday 20 minutes
before each Mass. Confessions may also be heard upon
request. Communal Penance Services are announced in the
bulletin.
Sacrament of Baptism—Parents must be registered, active
members of St. Luke for two months before their child can
be Baptized. They must also attend instructions prior to
Baptism. Call the parish office to make arrangements.
Sacrament of Marriage—Six months’ notice and
completion of the marriage preparation program is
required. Call the parish office for arrangements.
Instructions in the Faith—A program of formation and
information (R.C.I.A.) is offered each year beginning in
September.
Call or email the Rectory for more
information.
Sick and Shut-Ins—Please notify the Rectory when you or
someone in your family is ill, in the hospital, or unable to
attend Mass.
Parish Membership—You are invited to register by
calling in person at the Rectory or by submitting a
completed registration card found on the stand in the
church vestibule.
Bulletin Deadline—Items should be received by Tuesday
at noon and may be submitted by phone or in writing—
dropped into the mail slot on the Rectory front porch or
submitted
by
U.S.
Mail,
or
e-mail
to
[email protected]
Parish Office Hours—Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Web Addresses—Our Email address is
[email protected]
Diocesan Website address is cdlex.org.
Our Website address is Nicholasville.cdlex.org.
Father Bush’s email address is [email protected]
Father Patrick Fitzsimons’s email address is
[email protected]
Father Ron Schmelzer’s email address is
[email protected]
Deacon Keller’s email address is [email protected]
Deacon Marco Rajkovich’s email address is
[email protected]
Diocesan Vocation Website is www.Ichoseyou.com
In Memoriam—Please pray for the repose of the soul of Frances Imogene Allard,
mother of Joe Allard, who died on May 14 in Owensboro. Also pray for the comfort of
her family. May her soul rest in peace.
Check our website
Nicholasville.cdlex.org
For a longer bulletin
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Please pray for those who are sick—Heather Allen,
Katie Arnold (Pat and Jim LaFountain’s great
granddaughter), Bob and Ida Ash, Cathy Averett, Larry Bates (Beulah Brumlow’s brother), Veronica Richards Berger
(Rich and Jan’s daughter-in-law), Billy Blair, John Blakeman (Dorothy Ward’s nephew), Margaret Brandenburg (Leesa
Riley’s mother), Geneva Brickey, Betty Brousseau, (Andre’s sister), Ed Budney (Doreen Schwalbach’s father), Arnulfo
Cano (Nellie Bingcang’s brother), Finn Parks Collier, Patricia Cobb (Susie Parson's daughter), Julie Devine (Karen Lee's
sister), Barbara Galbraith (Pat LaFountain’s sister), Ali Marie Gifford, Justin Graves (Dorothy Swintosky’s grandson),
Ben Harp, Debbie Hoechst (Christina Farrell’s mother), Pat Holland, (Linda Ulanday’s cousin), Tony Hollowell,
Bernie Hoffman, Margaret Hrncar, Dave Jenkins, John Lee, James Livers (Faye Cantrell’s father), David Allen Lowry
(Charlotte Webb’s brother), Robert & Annette Manabelli (Betty Battaglia’s cousins), Mary McDermott (Tom
McDermott’s wife), John Hunt McMurtry, Dan and Ruth Minter, James R. O’Daniel (Steve’s father), Sam O’Daniel
(Connie’s son), Sydney O’Dea, Helen Palmer, Susie Parsons, Marjorie Partin, Ellen and Virginia Perkins (Fred’s sisterin-law and mother), Rosemary Petrich (Dorothy Swintosky’s sister), Jim and Paula Plummer (Debbie Perkins’ brother
and sister-in-law), Jean Quinn, Helen Rajkovich, Allen Reed (Donna Garrett’s brother-in-law), John Regester, Deacon
Carter Ross, George Rupinen, Jr. (George and Pat’s son), Bob Schneider (Dorothy Herrick’s father), Gene Settles,
Colin Sheiko (Peggy and Steve’s son), Lois Shoemaker (Rhonda Batsche’s mother), Martha Sims (Jean Quinn’s
daughter), Lauren Stafford (Stan Bryan’s niece), Jimmy Stephens (Connie O’Daniel’s brother-in-law), Art and Rose
Stueck (Pat Rupinen’s brother and sister-in-law), Michael and Paul Swintosky (Dorothy’s sons), Ida Thomas (Betty
Battaglia’s sister-in-law), Joe Ulanday, Hope Walden, Renee Ward (Jack Ward’s cousin’s wife), Michael Wdowiarz
(Pete Wdowiarz’s brother), Carolyn Weitlauf (Marc Weitlauf’s mother), Margie Whitaker (Mark Hutchens’ mother),
Theresa Whitaker, Ed Zevnik (Dorothy Swintosky’s brother), Bob and Roseanna Zuck. (Newly added names or those in
the hospital are in bold print.)
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Please keep in your prayers those in the Military— Amanda and John Boone—daughter and son-in-law of
Chuck and Pam Kelly—both in the Air Force and stationed in Arizona; J.T. Davis—grandson of Jean
Fawcett—serving in the Army in the Middle East; Patrick Dean--son of Bob and Denise Dean—is now
stationed in Ft. Knox; David Kirchner—brother of Linda Ulanday—in Afghanistan; Amanda Masters—
daughter of Scott and Tammy McKnight—Air Force Training at Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL; Zach
Myers—son of Todd Myers—now in Ft. Riley, KS; Steve Schmelzer--son of Father Ron Schmelzer—on his
seventh tour of the Middle East; Lawrence Seay, son of Tom and Cheryl Seay stationed at Air Force Academy
in Colorado; Matt Wheeler--son of Mike Wheeler—serving in the US Navy Special Forces. Please call the
office and let us know when these service personnel return from their tour of duty or if you have a person you
would like us to add.
Diocesan News
Women's Evening of Reflection on Wednesday, May 27, in Room AB at the Mary
Queen Church. The reflection begins at 7:00 p.m. Father John Bullock, L.C. will lead us
in a meditation on "How to be contemplative in the day to day". Join in the fellowship a
faith formation! Please call Roxye Cieply at 859-940-1907 with any questions.
Sts Peter and Paul School News!
Sts. Peter & Paul Regional Catholic School Early Childhood Campus is seeking professional childcare providers. .As our Little
Angels Program grows and expands we have the need for more loving, nurturing, professional child-care providers. There will be
5 new full-time positions to be filled over the upcoming months. Full-time teachers are paid hourly with a 40 hour work week.
Health insurance is paid 100% with opportunities for pension and retirement. Full-time employees also have Paid Time Off, Sick
Days, Personal Days, and paid holidays. Qualified candidates must have professional childcare experience, strong work ethic,
ability to multitask, a positive “can do” attitude, and a passion for working with children and parents. All teachers and staff at the
Early Childhood Campus must have or be willing to complete the requirements set forth for professional, certified childcare
providers in Kentucky and have knowledge of the STARs standards. CANDIDATES MAY SEND THEIR RESUME’ AND
THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES TO ANNA MARTIN AT [email protected]
LCHS News!
Lexington Catholic Drama Workshop will be held on July 20-24, Cost for the week is $100. Boys and girls, ages 7-14.
Students ages 7-10 will attend in the morning, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 to 12 noon. Students ages 11-14 will attend the
afternoon session from 1-4 pm, Mon thru Thursday, and all day Friday from 9-5. The cost is $100 for the week. Space is
limited. All levels of experience welcome. Email: [email protected] or call Kathleen Quigley at 859.433.-7307.
Lexington Catholic Soccer--Optional soccer training has started for all those interested in playing soccer next year. We
hold trainings on Tuesday and Thursdays. Tuesday we train in the mornings before school from 6:45-7:30 am in the alumni
gym. Thursday trainings are after school and will be from 3:15-4:05 pm in the alumni gym. We will hold these trainings from
now until the end of school. In June we will begin our open fields which are kick-arounds held for all interested in playing
soccer. Girls will have kick-arounds on June 2, 4, 9, and 11 from 6:00-7:30 pm on the Joseph K. Ford stadium field. Boys will
hold kick-arounds at the same location on June 1, 3, 8, 10, and 15 from 7-8:30 pm. These trainings and kick-arounds are
optional and open to anyone who feels they may want to try out for the boys or girls soccer teams in the fall. Tryouts for
both teams will be held on July 15th and July 16th, girls will be held in the morning from 9 am-11 am, and the boys will be
held from 7-9 pm. Both teams will begin practice on the 17th at 7 am for all those who have made the team. More details will
be available on practice schedule and times at the tryouts. Thank you and we hope to see you on the soccer field!
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Lexington Catholic Youth Soccer Camp will be held on June 1-June 4, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Cost for the week is $100. Boys
and girls, ages 6-14 on the campus of Lexington Catholic High School, 2250 Clays Mill Road; Lexington, KY 40503. Email:
[email protected] or call Kathleen Quigley at 859.433.7307.
Calvary Cemetery News
Memorial Day! Calvary, the Cemetery of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, KY, 874 West
Main Street, is offering a way to honor our military through the Catholic Cemetery Conference’s national
program, Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes. A tribute board & prayer
box will be available under cover on the gatehouse front porch, from May 18 to June 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
for visitors and Calvary families to post pictures, mementos, wishes, prayers, and/or comments for their
deceased military loved ones. Please join us in honoring “Our Heroes”! Thank you.
Fortnight for Freedom — The Fortnight for Freedom will take place from June 21 to July
4, 2015, a time when our liturgical calendar recognizes great martyrs who remained faithful in
the face of persecution by political power. The theme of this year's Fortnight will focus on the
"freedom to bear witness" to the truth of the Gospel.
Check out St. Luke’s Necrology List! Check out our website www.nicholasville.cdlex.org to
see our list of deceased. If you would like to add names and dates of death, please email to
[email protected] or drop a note to the rectory—or even place the information in
the collection basket. Remember “It is a good and holy thought to pray for the dead that they
may be loosed from their sins.”
Items of Interest
Going on a Road Trip! On Saturday, July 4, the Prime Timer’s senior group of Pax Christi invite you to
join them on a bus trip to the campus of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Covington for their biggest festival
ever! The bus leaves the Keithshire shopping strip at 11:30 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $16
roundtrip. Call Maura at 224-8512 for reservations.
Camp for individuals with special needs and disabilities, and a mission opportunity, for ages 14 - 60, just
down the road. Camp Conquest (www.campconquest.com) is a Christ-centered, week-long, overnight
camp for children and adults with special needs and disabilities. The camp is held at The Grove at Red
Oak Lake (www.mygrove.org), in Cordova, TN (25 miles east of Memphis), situated on 75 rolling acres
with a large lake, 22 cabins (heated and air conditioned), large dining room, 4,000 sf auditorium,
amphitheater, and much more. Activities include a swimming pool (all water activities will have 2+ life
guards that are CPR certified), horseback riding, 90’ Lake slide, canoe and paddle boats, water balloon
sling shot, Ga-ga ball, Volleyball, bazooka ball (nerf balls shot by paintball gun), mud pit, arts & crafts,
rock climbing wall, themed parties every night, and we wash it all down with snow cones every day.
Click here to see what a week at camp looks like http://campconquest.com/videos/ To assure that all
campers get the best experience while at camp, we require a 1:1 ratio (counselor : camper). Volunteers
will be trained in all areas before the campers arrive. Each cabin will house up to 5 campers with 5
counselors, a cabin lead, and possibly a cabin mom for girls or cabin dad for boys. There is a medical
station with a team of doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses, day and night, throughout the entire week
of camp. Each medical provider is assigned to specific cabin(s) throughout the week. We have seen God
do some amazing things through this camp over the years. We have seen campers build confidence by
overcoming challenging activities; we have seen students change their major to special education after
working at camp; and a family adopted a child with special needs after attending. It’s truly life changing!
Registration is easy at our website (www.campconquest.com) under the Volunteer tab. You can sign up
for one week or both weeks.
Come “B” with us! The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, invite women ages 18-40 to spend a
week with us June 19-25 at the monastery. Attendees will be building houses with Habitat for Humanity
in Louisville, baking bread, making bread baskets, beginning a study of St. Benedict, practicing balance,
and more. To register, or for more information, go to thedome.org/events, call 800.738.9999, or email
[email protected]
Prayers
Morning Offering—O, Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works,
joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer
them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart; the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion
of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in
particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month. Amen.
MAY
Universal: CARE FOR THE SUFFERING
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That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbors who suffer, especially the
sick and the poor.
Evangelization: OPENNESS TO MISSION
That Mary's intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be open to proclaiming
Jesus.
PRAYER OF ST. GERTRUDE THE GREAT--Eternal Father, I offer thee the most precious blood of thy Divine Son,
Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners
everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
Prayer for Those Missing Mass—Almighty and most merciful God, Who wills not the death of a sinner, but that he
be converted and live, hear our prayers for those who, of their own free will, from carelessness or indifference, are
not here today to worship You in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Grant them, we beseech You, the light to see how
empty life is without You, a right understanding of their obligation to adore You, and the courage to return to their
Father’s House. And to us here present, O God of Love and Tenderness, grant a greater appreciation of the Mass
and an apostolic spirit to work and pray for those whose hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee. Through
Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen. (Follow with an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be to the Father.)
Prayer for the Recently Deceased—Incline Your ear, O Lord, to our prayers, in which we humbly entreat Your
mercy. Bring to a place of peace and light the soul of Your servant, (NAME), which You have summoned to go forth
from this world, and bid him to be numbered in the fellowship of Your saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers for Vocations Diocese of Lexington Daily Prayer for all Vocations--Heavenly Father, Your divine Son
taught us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His vineyard. We earnestly beg You to bless our
Diocese with many holy priests, seminarians, religious, consecrated, deacons, marriages, men and women serving
in ministry and all vocations, that they will love You fervently, gladly and courageously spend their lives in service to
Your Son’s Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We pray that their lives may be always centered on our
Eucharistic Lord; that they be always faithful to the Holy Father; and that they may be devoted sons and daughters of
Mary, our Mother, in making You known and loved; and that all may attain Heaven. Bless our families and our
children and choose from our homes those whom You desire for this holy work. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer to End Abortion--Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, And for the lives of all my brothers and
sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by
the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself. Never to be
silent, Never to be passive, Never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life Until all my brothers and sisters are protected, And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice Not just for some, but for all, Through Christ our Lord. Amen!
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See the next page for
Perpetual Rosary Instructions
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PERPETUAL ROSARY INSTRUCTIONS
Start with the sign of the cross and say the Apostles Creed
1 Our Father
3 Hail Mary’s
1 Glory be to the Father and the Fatima Prayer (listed below)
Oh My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to
Heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy.
State your chosen Mystery and then recite the prayers for your
decade of the Rosary.
1 Our Father
10 Hail Mary’s
1 Glory be to the Father and the Fatima Prayer
Hail Holy Queen (listed below)
Hail, holy queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve; to you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this
valley of tears. Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after
this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O love, O sweet
virgin Mary.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
Response: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: O God, whose only begotten Son, by his life, death, and resurrection, has purchased
for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech you, that meditating upon these mysteries of
the most holy rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain
what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Also, we encourage you to continue praying the Rosary,
in addition to your personal decade.
When the Rosary is prayed daily,
our Holy Mother promises many graces.
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2015 Diocesan Annual Appeal FAQ’s
What is the difference between the Diocesan Annual Appeal and the One In
Faith and Mission Campaign?
The One In Faith and Mission Campaign was a special fundraising effort that asked the
Catholic faithful to make sacrificial gifts over a five-year period beginning in 2010. The
proceeds from this campaign will benefit individual parish projects and build up a
funding base for four specific diocesan-wide purposes: the education of seminarians,
the priests’ retirement fund, Catholic School tuition assistance, and the diocesan
Mission Center (the Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center in Louisa). Forty
percent of registered households in the Diocese pledged over $15 million. As of
December 31, 2014, we’ve received 92% of the total pledged. The 2010 Diocesan Annual
Appeal was built into the OIFAM campaign, and began again as a separate campaign in
2011.
The DAA goes to support ongoing needs and provides essential subsidies for parishes,
missions of parishes, schools and outreach ministries. DAA funds are an essential
component of parish and school operating budgets. In addition DAA funds provide
over 50% of the operating revenue for our Catholic Charities agency and 100% of the
program budgets for Pastoral Life program offices.
Does Catholic Charities receive funds from the Annual Appeal?
Yes. Catholic Charities receives over half of its income from the Diocesan Annual
Appeal. Catholic Charities serves the wider community of the Diocese through services
including emergency assistance, mental health counseling, financial literacy classes and
support for pregnant women.
How is the goal set for each parish?
The 2015 DAA goal was calculated by averaging the last three years of offertory and
taking 6.5% of that number. The goal is a GOAL; it is neither a mandate nor an
assessment.
What is St. Luke’s 2015 DAA goal?
Our goal this year is $38,667.
What was St. Luke’s 2014 DAA goal and did we reach it?
Last year our Annual Appeal goal was $35,530. Our pledges/deposits totaled
$38,855.00—109% of our goal; BUT. a total of 144 families made those pledges. That
means that only 47 percent of our parish families participated. We hope to not only
make or exceed our goal this year, but we would like to have a larger number of our
parishioners participating!
Does a parish receive any direct funds from the Appeal?
A parish reaching its assigned goal receives a 10% shareback of that goal and 50% of
each dollar over that goal -- these shareback dollars are not included in diocesan
assessment calculations.
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Who decides what organizations receive Annual Appeal funds?
The Diocesan Mission Board reviews requests for financial support and makes funding
recommendations to the Bishop. Mission Board members are drawn from each part of
the Diocese, representing the six deaneries. Membership is divided between parish
leaders and parishioners.
2014 Mission Board Membership
Name
Deacon Dan Connell
Father Chris Clay
Dr. Carol Cottrill
Sister Marge Eilerman
Father Danny Fister
Father Terrence
Hoppenjans
Mary Kemper
Sister Mary Jane Kriedler
Wally McMasters
Father Nick Pagano
Carolyn Rynkowski
Nancy Sabol
Tasha Valentine
Father Jay Von Handorf
Parish
Location
Jesus Our Savior
St. Paul
Holy Spirit Newman
Center
Holy Family
Annunciation
St. Michael
Morehead
Lexington
Lexington
Mary Queen of the Holy
Rosary
Our Lady of the Mountains
St. Michael
Pax Christi
St. Luke
St. Mildred
Sacred Heart
Office of Hispanic Ministry
Lexington
Booneville
Paris
Paintsville
Stanton
Paintsville
Lexington
Nicholasville
Somerset
Corbin
Why should I contribute?
The Diocesan Annual Appeal (DAA) is a visible expression of our unity as the Body of
Christ. Each donation to the Annual Appeal 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.
We ask that you prayerfully consider making a pledge/donation to
the 2015 Diocesan Annual Appeal. Envelopes are on the credenza in the
vestibule and we ask that you print the information requested and
drop the envelope in the collection basket
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Priests, Religious, Seminarians
& Deacons
Rev. Patrick C. Fitzsimons
205 Woodhaven Dr. Unit 4E
White River Junction, VT 05001
B-date—November 19
Ordained 05-19-2001
Rev. John Dane
193 Barnsley Rd.
Wombwell, Barnsley
South Yorkshire S73 8DR
United Kingdom
B-date—December 12 Ord. 02-16-1991
Rev. Richard Watson
132 Bryan Street
Pikeville, KY 41501
B-date—January 1, 1961
Ordained 05-21-2011
Rev. Chris Shofner
165 N. Waterville Ave.
LeCenter, MN 56057
B-date—August 7
Ordained 05-28-2005
Fr. Tony Stephens, CPM
Fathers of Mercy
806 Shaker Museum Rd.
South Union, KY 42283
B-date—December 13
Ordained 06-04-2005
Brandon Bigam (St. Luke’s)
St. Meinrad School of Theology
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
B-date—Jan. 6
Fr. George L. McInnis, CPM
Fathers of Mercy
806 Shaker Museum Rd.
South Union, KY 42283
B-date—February 16
Ordained 06-02-2007
Deacon Carter and Jessie Ross
127 Woodland Dr.
Somerset, KY 42501
B-dates—Carter, December 13
Jessie, September 22
Ordained 06-14-1981 (Retired)
Terrence de Silva (St. Julian,
Middlesboro)
St. Meinrad School of Theology
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
James Harding (MQHR)
St. Meinrad School of Theology
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
Josh Bertram
Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43235
Tim White
Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43235
Mark Ouma
Sacred Heart Seminary
7335 S. Hwy 100
P. O. Box 429
Hales Corners, WI 53130
David Wheeler (St. Ann,
Manchester)
Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43235
Jeff Childers
St. Meinrad School of Theology
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
Aldrin Tayag
Pastoral Year
St. Andrew Church
1125 Danville Rd.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Marc Bentley
St. Meinrad School of Theology
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
Danny Taylor (Christ the King)
St. Meinrad School of Theology
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
(Pre-Theology I)
Scott Morgan (Sacred Heart, Corbin)
Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43235
John Lijana (Cathedral of Christ
the King
St. Meinrad School of Theology
200 Hill Dr.
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
Sister Mary Anthony Ice OP
(Katie Ice)
Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia
801 Dominican Drive
Nashville, TN 37228
B-date—March 24
First Vows—August 8, 2010
Sister Marie Therese of Christ’s
Redeeming Mercy Zink
(Theresa Zink)
Sister Servants of the Eternal Word
3721 Belmont Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
B-date—January 19
First Vows—August 15, 2012
Sister Mary Faustina of the Divine
Redeemer
(Katie Byrd)
Sister Servants of the Eternal Word
3721 Belmont Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
B-date—July 4
First Vows—August 15, 2014
Rob Adams (St. Luke’s)
The Pontifical North American
College
00120 Vatican City State
EUROPE
B-date—July 23
Rev. William C. Bush
304 S. Main St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Rev. Ronald Schmelzer
790 Vermillion Peak Pass
Lexington, KY 40515
Deacon Frank Keller
114 Lone Oak Dr.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Deacon Marco Rajkovich
216 Windom Ln.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
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HomeBound Parishioners
Bob and Ida Ash
208 Mariwood Ct.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Dorothy Ward
3310 Tates Creek Rd, Apt. 211
Lexington, KY 40502
Geneva and Dean Brickey
111 Hillcrest Ave.
Lancaster, KY 40444
Mr. Fred Dempsey
Chester & Mary Jo Daugherty
McDowell Place of Danville 2121 Nicholasville Rd, #707
1181 Ben Ali Dr.
Lexington, KY 40503
Danville, KY 40422
Mrs. Katie Hall
614 S. Third St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Mr. David Jenkins
103 Restk Ct.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Mrs. Jean Fawcett
116 Keene Crossing Dr.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Mrs. Rita Norton
Little Sisters of the Poor
15 Audobon Plaza Dr.
Louisville, KY 40217
Ms. Helen Palmer
453 W. Broadway
Danville, KY 40422
Mrs. Jean Quinn
321 Weil Ln.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Mrs. Rita Ridgway
Thomson-Hood Veterans Ctr.
Wilmore, KY 40390
Mrs. Joanna Schue
Gene Settles
Royal Manor Nursing Home 136 Carolyn Lane
100 Sparks Ave.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Mrs. Darlene Tackett
407 N. Second St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
John H. and Ruth McMurtry
217 S. Main St.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Jean and Fran Wingate
209 Fairway West
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Elmer Vondra
205 Cameron Dr.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Jim and Ramona McGlennon
3441 Keithshire Way
Lexington, KY 40503
Former Parishioners &
Friends
Bob and Betsy Grant
(Garrett and Julianna)
4005 Powhatan Secondary
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Mr. Joe Musialowski
6730 Cinnamon Circle
Mint Hill, NC 28227-4375
Mrs. Jean Ward
21128 NW Co. Rd. 239
Alachua, FL 32615
Chris and Mary Ice
98 St. Joseph Dr.
Steubenville, OH 43952
Mrs. Margaret Hrncar
920 Dean Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
Bishop Ronald W. Gainer
Mrs. Anna Krolick (His mother)
4810 Union Deposit Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17111
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