25th Anniversary of the Diocese of Lexington

Sweeping view of the crowd assembled for the Mass to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Diocese of Lexington 

“Guided by the Holy Spirit, we witness to Christ’s saving love as disciples and missionaries in the fifty counties of our mission Diocese.

Bishop Gainer and attending deacons sing during the Mass

As a Eucharistic people, we celebrate the sacraments, promote justice in word and deed, minister to the spiritual and material needs of all, and evangelize by living and sharing the word of God and the teachings of the Catholic church.”

Mission statement of the Diocese of Lexington, promulgated Dec. 8, 2007

Over three thousand people from all corners of the Diocese of Lexington came together in the Alltech Arena at the KY Horse Park on June 2, 2013, to celebrate 25 years of mission, ministry, and service. As noted by Bishop Ronald Gainer, “Gathered together as a family, with love and care for each other, we truly feel the love and care Christ feels for each of us.”

Each parish was represented in the opening procession

The Diocesan Annual Appeal is one of the ways we show love for one another. In the coming weeks, we will share some of the stories of Mission and Ministry that you make possible through your gift to the Appeal.

You can make your gift to the Appeal anytime by visiting your parish website and clicking on the DONATE button. You can also visit the Diocese of Lexington website at www.cdlex.org and click on the DONATE button. Each gift continues our shared mission to love our neighbors.

We continue to rejoice in God’s goodness to us throughout this Anniversary Year, this Year of Faith!

Please join us in prayer:

Almighty God, through the ages you watch over your daughters and sons. Ever-faithful, you call us to respond to your grace.

As we celebrate 25 years of mission as the Diocese of Lexington, we humbly ask you to deepen our faith; fill our hearts with your love; strengthen our encounter with Christ in the Eucharist; guide us as one family; embolden us to proclaim the Gospel; and help us to open the door of faith to all we meet.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, you Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

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