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This Sunday at the 11:30 Mass this Sunday the following three will be confirmed and come into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church

They are Jachimike “Jachi” Onuoha,  Ronnie Withers and Jenny Millen.

They have waited a long time for this, especially with COVID-19.

Please keep them in your prayers.

Special thanks to Art Mize, who has help guide these wonderful people through the RCIA process and even during the COVID-19 quarantine.

Thanks Art!!!!

Allday Family Update

Below is a picture of Gianna Allday in the NICU at UK.  She is holding her own and is off the ventilator for the time being.  The picture you see shows how small she is compared to her parent’s hands.  I was blessed to be able to baptize her the other night on a Zoom baptism while many watched on.

Carrie the mom will be released from the hospital today!!!

Thanks for all your prayers!!!  And keep them up!!!!

The Grace Family

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda and Josh Grace.  Their arrival came early in the morning on July 7th.  So meet Savannah Rose who weighed 8lbs and 8 ozs.

What great new life in our parish.

New Life in a different way!!!

Again, remember the Guiglia in your prayers.  

There will be a graveside service on Friday and part of the obituary is below.

Dr. Theodore N. Guiglia., 88 of Lexington, KY passed away July 5, 2020.

Theodore was born November 5, 1931 to Wilma Dunn Guiglia and Dr. Alfonso N. Guiglia in Louisville, KY. He graduated from Louisville Male High School, The University of Louisville and University of Louisville College of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency while serving the U.S. Army. Retired as a Major in 1963. His post-military career was with the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine in various roles including teaching and caring for patients. He retired from UK after 29 years, many of these spent as a faculty physician for UK Student Health Services.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia Ann McDevitt Guiglia, daughter Dr. Mary C. Guiglia, daughter Elizabeth S. Crone (Stephen), granddaughter Mary Anne Farley (Cameron) and grandson Dr. Andrew S. Crone.

He was confirmed in the Holy Roman Catholic Church in the 1950s. He was a parishioner of both Holy Spirit Parish/UK Newman Center and Christ the King Cathedral for all of his 56 years living in Lexington.

He was extremely intelligent, always humble, always kind and extraordinarily generous.

He will be sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Drive, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075.

Graveside services for family only. Memorial Mass for a future date.


Please be careful out there!!!  

Cases are spiking in so many places and looking at our curve in Kentucky it is very difficult to tell if we are plateauing or getting ready for a spike. 

Remember masks and social distancing!!!

With us living streaming the Masses, homilies are available on our website in video format.  On the home page ribbon just select homilies.
Again thanks to Glen for filming and Maggie for formatting.
Sunday Mass will be lived streamed at 11:30 am!!!
Daily Masses (except Saturdays) will be lived streamed from Holy Spirit Parish / Newman Center at 12:10 pm!!!
We are making the effort to live-stream all weekend masses so someone sitting in the courtyard can follow the Mass.
To access the live-streamed Masses:
-Go to YouTube and search Catholic Wildcats for our Catholic Wildcats YouTube Channel
THANKS, GLEN for all your hard work streaming the Masses!!!

Remember to reserve seats for weekend Masses if you choose to come.
Thanks for everyone’s patience and understanding.
The Bishop has stated that we can increase our capacity for Mass to 50% occupancy as long as social distancing is maintained.  When we reconfigured our Church we had this increase in mind and set up for more than the 30% capacity.  With social distancing, the capacity for Holy Spirit Parish is 143.
Just a couple of important reminders.
Remember wearing a mask is required to enter the building for Mass and the masks need to remain on during the entire Mass.
Again, thank you for your cooperation as we strive to keep everyone safe.
Don’t forget the courtyard option, we had several take advantage of that this weekend.
Remember, each weekend will require a new reservation to be made.
Please come as early as you can so we can get everyone seated and 
know how many walk-ins we can bring in.

What to expect when returning to Mass

COVID Mass resumption data
Date                   Time                  In Church        Courtyard       Reserved        Reserved %
May 30             6P                        55                        2                           43                        77%
May 31             9A                        84                        0                           79                        94%
                              11:30                 64                        3                           33                        49%
                              5P                        38                        1                           25                        64%
June 6                6P                        58                        1                           52                        88%
June 7                9A                        53                        0                           44                        83%
                              11:30                 60                        2                           46                        74%
                              5P                        47                        0                           27                        57%
June 13             6P                        44                        0                           47                        109%
June 14             9A                        58                        0                           45                        77%
                              11:30                 54                        0                           52                        96%
                              5P                        28                        0                           25                        89%
June 20             6P                        62                        2                           48                        77%
June 21             9A                        68                        4                           22                        32%
                              11:30                 61                        5                           26                        42%
                              5P                        37                        0                           12                        33%
June 27             6P                        52                        1                           51                        99%
June 28             9A                        73                        0                           28                        38%
                              11:30                 79                        2                           30                        37%
                              5P                        51                        0                           8                           16%
July 4                 6P                        45                        0                           35                        77%
July 5                 9A                        40                        0                           20                        50%
                              11:30                 63                        3                           13                        21%
                              5P                        43                        0                           8                           18%

Due to time constraints at the Parish, I will not be sending out an update every single day, but promise to keep you informed of everything happening at our parish and Newman Center.

Fr. Lobo and I do hear confessions on an individual basis using proper social distancing.  Just contact us for an appointment if you would like to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

There are limited office hours from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Fr. Lobo and I will be available for any emergent spiritual needs or if you find yourself in a vulnerable situation concerning food or medication.  My cell phone number is 859-285-9824 and Fr. Lobo’s cell number is 609-457-0049.
In Christ,
Fr. Steve