NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF March 11, 2015
119th Diocesan Convention Rescheduled
Dear Lay and Clergy Deputies of the Diocese of Lexington,

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Having consulted with the clergy in charge of parishes, we are happy to announce that we will gather for the 119th Convention of the Diocese of Lexington at St. Michael's Church, Lexington on Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (at the latest). Lunch will be provided. More details will be coming soon about follow-up registration, lunch choices, confirming which of your parish's deputies are able to attend, and other information regarding this rescheduled convention.

Thank you for your patience in this unavoidable change

Christ's Peace,

Bishop Doug
Last Call for Registration for Leadership Training

Have you registered for Leadership Training, March 20-21 at St. Andrew's, Fort Thomas?  Vestry members, wardens, committee chairs, folks who would like some new tools or reminders of skills they haven't used for awhile, folks who would like a review, and those who are always interested in meeting other leaders.  And if you haven't particularly thought of yourself as a leader-come and find out about leaders with formal titles and assignments-and "informal leaders", who may not have an official title, but more leadership influence than they realize, at church, work or in their households!  And perhaps most importantly in an increasingly uncivil culture and world, come and ground yourself in the practices that lead to modeling civil dialogue that can change human interactions wherever we are.


All for just $25, payable to the Diocese of Lexington, memo Leadership Training, P.O. Box 610, Lexington, KY 40588 NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MARCH 16th.  If you have notified the office of your plans to attend, please contact TODAY and reserve your place!  Sessions Friday 5:45- 9: Saturday 9 - 4.

Prayers of Thanksgiving
Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Today, March 12, is the one year anniversary of Avery's health crisis in Philadelphia. Today we are filled with gratitude. In this one year she has healed and progressed remarkably. She is still in regular rehab at Cardinal Hill for multiple challenges, but is also able to take a course at the University of Kentucky - one that will bring her within 4 classes of finishing her degree. She is strong, motivated, and living a grateful life every day - as are Kaye and I.

We have been lifted and sustained by your prayers every step of this journey. Every week someone in the diocese asks me how she is doing and assure me of prayerful support.

On this year anniversary we are giving thanks for life, for healing, and for the community of the faithful, especially God's people in the Diocese of Lexington.

Christ's Peace,

Bishop Doug
Contemplative Outreach of Kentucky invites the Lexington Centering Prayer Community to celebrate--
United in Prayer, United in Silence

23rd Annual Worldwide Day in Prayer
Pax Christi Catholic Church
4001 Victoria Way, Lexington, KY
March 21, 2015
9:00 am-noon

Wayne Moore and Gary Stewart, Facilitators

Lent is a special time for reflection on the mystery of God's presence. We invite you to join us as we gather together for a morning of silence reflection and consent to the presence and action of God in our lives.

Please bring a snack to share.

For information contact Wayne Moore at 255-6368 or

God speaks: it is a mystery, i.e., it is the death of my senses and my reason,
for it is the nature of mysteries to immolate them.
A mystery is life to the heart through faith,
but for the rest of our faculties, a contradiction ...
the darker the mystery, the more light it contains.
- Jean Pierre de Caussade

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Cathedral Domain Announces Online Registration
You can now register and remit for all camps and youth events at the Domain by visiting the website at and clicking on the "Register Online NOW" button or click Cathedral Domain Online Registration.

Registration is now open for Happening,
March 20-22, grades 10-12 and all camps
through Camp Indian Summer, October 16-18.
Happening Deadline Approaching Fast
Happening is a Christian experience presented by Senior High youth for youth in grades 10-12 and adults who work with youth. There are also two spiritual directors, two adults to serve as "Mom" & "Dad" and one young adult who serve on the leadership team. During a Happening weekend, we worship, play, sing and talk about God's place in our lives. It is an informal time apart from the busy world to get in touch with our best selves in the light of Christ's love. We will make new friends, who share similar concerns and questions - a reassuring discovery.

When: March 20 at 6:30 PM to March 22 at 4:30 PM
Where: The Cathedral Domain
Cost: $115.00
Contact: Cindy Sigmon,, 859-252-6527
Download file: happeing_application.docx
Deadline March 14, 2015
Attention Silent Auction Donations
The Silent Auction held annually at General Convention to benefit Diocesan Youth Scholarships will be held at St. George's Day at the Cathedral Donain April 18th.  Please bring your parish basket or other donation to the Great Hall when you arrive at the Domain.  If you are not able to attend St. George's Day please bring your basket or other donation to Cindy Sigmon at Mission House the week prior to the 18th.
What's Happening
Daughters of the King Assembly
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Paris, March 14


The Cathedral Domain, March 20-March 22

Mission Trip to Guatemala
June 6-13


Province IV Youth Event for Middle Schoolers

Haw River State Park, NC, July 9-July 12

Lenten Morning Prayer at the Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, February 19-March 27


Young Adults Sushi Fridays

Locations vary each week, February 20-March 27


Friday Fish Frys

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, February 20-March 27


Lenten Series: What Do The 12 Steps Have To Teach Everyday People?

Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, March 4-March 25

Employment Opportunity
Trinity Church, Covington is seeking an enthusiastic Christian Formation Director to develop, direct, and implement an invigorating, fulfilling, and multifaceted formation program for all ages. Click here for more info.
Lent 4
Diocese of Haiti, Companion Relationship Diocese
   The Right Rev. Jean-Zache Duracin, Bishop
   The Rev. Dr. Jan Cottrell, Co-Chair of Companion Diocese Relationship Committee
   Mr. Chuck Pittenger, Co-Chair of Companion Diocese Relationship Committee

Lent 5
The Church of the Resurrection, Jessamine County

17 Mar Staley P. Hackley D
19 Mar Ronald W. Summers D

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