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Diocese To Ordain Danny Taylor to Priesthood, Ronald Sagum to Transitional Diaconate, Six Men to the Permanent Diaconate

Diocese To Ordain Danny Taylor to Priesthood, Ronald Sagum to Transitional Diaconate, Six Men to the Permanent Diaconate
LEXINGTON — The Catholic Diocese of Lexington will ordain a new priest, a transitional deacon and six permanent deacons during the month of June. Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., of Lexington will perform the ordinations at Masses celebrated at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington.
“What unites these men is a spirit of service to the Gospel,” said Bishop Stowe. “The Church in central and eastern Kentucky is blessed to have men answering God’s call, especially during this difficult time, to live their vocations through ministry to God’s people, especially the poor and all people on the peripheries.”
On June 13, Deacon Danny Taylor, 30, will be ordained a Catholic priest. Taylor, a native of Lexington, is profiled in the June issue of Cross Roads, the magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington.
On June 6, diocesan seminarian Ronald Sagum, a native of the Philippines, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate, the penultimate step before being ordained a priest. It is at this stage that an ordinand makes a promise of celibacy to his bishop. Sagum, 42, will be ordained alongside six men entering the permanent diaconate. An ancient sacramental ministry restored by the Catholic Church in the late 1960s, the permanent diaconate is open to married men.
The six men being ordained permanent deacons are Bob Amato (wife Carmen) of Good Shepherd in Frankfort; David James (wife Mary Jo) of St. Luke in Nicholasville; Lane Marshall (wife Mary) of Annunciation in Paris; Ed Parsons (wife Hye Kyong) of Pax Christi in Lexington; Kurt Sosa (wife Angela) of Sacred Heart in Corbin; and Jeremy Watson (wife Amy) of Sts. Peter and Paul in Danville.
Due to the restrictions made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic, both the June 6 and June 13 ceremonies will be by invitation only but will be livestreamed by the Cathedral of Christ the King over Facebook, YouTube and their website. (http://cathedralctk.org/howtostream) Both Masses begin at 10:30 a.m. Eastern; the livestreams will begin 10 minutes before the start of Mass.

La Diócesis Ordenará a Danny Taylor al Sacerdocio, Ronald Sagum al Diaconado de Transición, Seis Hombres al Diaconado Permanente

La Diócesis Ordenará a Danny Taylor al Sacerdocio, Ronald Sagum al Diaconado de Transición, Seis Hombres al Diaconado Permanente
LEXINGTON – La Diócesis Católica de Lexington ordenará un nuevo sacerdote, un diácono de transición y seis diáconos permanentes durante el mes de junio. El Obispo John Stowe, OFM Conv., de Lexington realizará las ordenaciones en las Misas celebradas en Christ the King Cathedral  (la Catedral de Cristo Rey) en Lexington.
“Lo que une a estos hombres es un espíritu de servicio al Evangelio”, dijo el Obispo Stowe. “La Iglesia en el centro y el este de Kentucky tiene la bendición de tener hombres que están respondiendo al llamado de Dios, especialmente durante este tiempo difícil, para vivir sus vocaciones a través del ministerio al pueblo de Dios, especialmente a los pobres y a todas las personas en las periferias”.
El 13 de junio, el Diácono Danny Taylor, de 30 años, será ordenado sacerdote Católico. Taylor, originario de Lexington, aparece en la edición de junio de Cross Roads, la revista de la Diócesis Católica de Lexington.
El 6 de junio, el seminarista diocesano Ronald Sagum, originario de Filipinas, será ordenado al diaconado de transición, el penúltimo paso antes de ser ordenado sacerdote. Esta es la etapa en que un ordenado hace una promesa de celibato a su obispo. Sagum, de 42 años, será ordenado junto a seis hombres que ingresan al diaconado permanente. Un antiguo ministerio sacramental restaurado por la Iglesia Católica a fines de la década de 1960, el diaconado permanente está abierto a hombres casados.
Los seis hombres ordenados diáconos permanentes son Bob Amato (esposa Carmen) de Buen Pastor (Good Sheperd) en Frankfort; David James (esposa Mary Jo) de San Lucas (St. Luke) en Nicholasville; Lane Marshall (esposa Mary) de Anunciación (Annunciation) en París; Ed Parsons (esposa Hye Kyong) de Pax Christi en Lexington; Kurt Sosa (esposa Angela) del Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart) en Corbin; y Jeremy Watson (esposa Amy) de San Pedro y San Pablo (Sts. Peter and Paul) en Danville.
Debido a las restricciones necesarias por la pandemia del COVID-19, las ceremonias tanto del 6 como del 13 de junio serán solo por invitación, pero serán transmitidas en vivo por Christ the King Cathedral (Catedral de Cristo Rey) a través de Facebook, YouTube y su sitio web. (http://cathedralctk.org/howtostream) Ambas Misas comienzan a las 10:30 a.m., hora del Este; las transmisiones en vivo comenzarán 10 minutos antes del comienzo de la Misa.

Diocese Announces Resumption of Public Masses With Directives and Guidelines

Diocese Announces Resumption of Public Masses With Directives and Guidelines
LEXINGTON — The Catholic Diocese of Lexington will resume public Masses, effective May 20, following the “Healthy at Work: Guidelines for Places of Worship,” as well as directives and guidelines for all public celebrations of liturgy provided by the diocese. The directives and guidelines were posted on the diocesan website on May 15, along with a letter from Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., to the people of the diocese.
“I do not want anyone to mistake the resumption of public Masses as a sign that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, because it is not,” wrote Bishop Stowe. He added, “Please note that this is not simply a return to how we celebrated before the outbreak of the pandemic. Churches will only be able to admit 33 percent of the occupancy of the building and social distancing will need to be maintained at all times.”
Parishes in Lexington, Ashland, Campton, Hazard, Jackson, Lawrenceburg, Morehead, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Richmond and Winchester will resume public masses May 30-31; all other locations will resume May 23-24.
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues in the Catholic Diocese of Lexington until further notice, and elderly people and other vulnerable populations are encouraged to continue to participate via livestreamed Masses, possibly attending weekday Masses as a safer alternative as well.
A few of the measures required for all liturgies also include: Social distancing of six feet between people not living in the same household must be followed at all times; masks are to be worn by the congregation and by ministers at all times when not speaking, reading or singing as part of their ministry; holy water fonts are to remain empty; hand sanitizer is to be available; there is to be no physical contact during the Lord’s Prayer or during the Sign of Peace; hand sanitizer is to be used before the distribution of Communion; Communion is distributed only in the form of bread and given to communicants only in the hand; there are to be no choirs.
The directives can be found online in English and Spanish.

La Diócesis Anuncia la Reanudación de las Misas Públicas con Directivas y Pautas

La Diócesis Anuncia la Reanudación de las Misas Públicas con Directivas y Pautas
LEXINGTON – La Diócesis Católica de Lexington reanudará las Misas públicas, a partir del 20 de mayo, siguiendo las “Sanos en el Trabajo: Pautas para los Lugares de Culto”, así como las directivas y pautas para todas las celebraciones públicas de liturgia proporcionadas por la diócesis. Las directivas y pautas se publicaron en el sitio web diocesano el 15 de mayo, junto con una carta del obispo John Stowe, OFM Conv., Dirigida a la gente de la diócesis.
“No quiero que nadie confunda la reanudación de las Misas públicas como una señal de que la pandemia de COVID-19 ha terminado, porque no es así”, escribió el obispo Stowe. Agregó: “Tengan en cuenta que esto no es simplemente un regreso a la forma en que celebrábamos antes del estallido de la pandemia. Las iglesias solo podrán admitir el 33 por ciento de la ocupación del edificio y el mantener su sana distancia o distanciamiento social deberá mantenerse en todo momento”.
Las parroquias de Lexington, Ashland, Campton, Hazard, Jackson, Lawrenceburg, Morehead, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Richmond y Winchester reanudarán las Misas públicas en el fin de semana del 30 al 31 de mayo; todas las demás ubicaciones reanudarán el fin de semana del 23 al 24 de mayo.
La dispensa de la obligación de asistir a la Misa dominical continúa en la diócesis católica de Lexington hasta nuevo aviso, y se alienta a las personas mayores y a otras poblaciones vulnerables a continuar participando a través de Misas transmitidas en vivo por Internet o televisión, posiblemente asistiendo a Misas entre semana como una alternativa más segura también.
Algunas de las medidas requeridas para todas las liturgias también incluyen: mantener en todo momento su sana distancia o distanciamiento social de seis pies o dos metros entre las personas que no viven en el mismo hogar; la congregación y los ministros deben usar cubrebocas o mascarillas en todo momento cuando no estén hablando, leyendo o cantando como parte de su ministerio; las fuentes de agua bendita deben permanecer vacías; el gel antibacterial o desinfectante de manos debe estar disponible; no debe haber contacto físico durante el Padre Nuestro o durante la Señal de la Paz; el gel antibacterial de manos debe usarse antes de la distribución de la Comunión; La Comunión se distribuye solo en forma de pan y se da a los comulgantes solo en la mano y en completo silencio; no habrá coros.
Las directivas se pueden encontrar en línea en español y en inglés.

Vatican Invites All People to Day of Prayer, Fasting and Works of Charity on May 14

Vatican Invites All People to Day of Prayer, Fasting and Works of Charity on May 14
LEXINGTON — People of all religions and people of goodwill are invited to join in a day of prayer, fasting and works of charity on May 14. This effort, announced by the Vatican, is aimed “to implore the divine to help humanity in overcoming the pandemic caused by coronavirus.”
“This is not, surely, a time for indifference, selfishness, divisions, because the whole world is suffering and must unite itself in facing the pandemic,” Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, MCCJ, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, wrote in a May 6 invitation to the world’s Catholic bishops.
“Pope Francis has repeatedly demonstrated the essential role of interreligious witness in meeting the challenges of our world today and facing them in solidarity,” said Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., of Lexington. “This pandemic has made clear what the pope has been saying, that we’re all interconnected and that we shouldn’t pretend that we can separate ourselves and blame others as a way of righting injustice, oppression and marginalization. In fact, these strategies and mindsets only make our problems that much worse.”
The Vatican clarified that the day of prayer, fasting and works of charity will not include any public manifestations, but will be lived out by each person’s own interiorly placing himself or herself before God and his or her conscience.

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