Supporting Vocations News

Our Vocation is Our Path to Holiness and Joy

During the first week of November, all dioceses in the United States will celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week. This annual observance provides a special opportunity for Catholics to pray for–and promote–vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and diaconate.

The Catholic Church teaches that a vocation is the way in which God […]

Interview with Terrence de Silva

2013 Ausculta dinners

On Monday, October 7th, we finished our last of 3 “Ausculta” dinners for high school and college students. In total over 100 students attended to pray and listen to Bishop Gainer speak on the challenges of being Catholic and following God’s call. Their questions and comments were very sincere and […]

Mary, Mother of Vocations Conference 2013

On Saturday, August 3rd, 90 people gathered together at the Cathedral of Christ the King for the 4th annual “Mary, Mother of Vocations” conference.  In attendance were a number of priests, religious, and deacons, in addition to lay men and women from across the diocese who wanted to learn more […]

25th Anniversary Mass

On Sunday, June 2nd, the Diocese of Lexington celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a Mass at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The evening before, a Family Fest was held at the Horse Park with activities and fun for families. Several diocesan offices and ministries, including […]

Seminarian Convocation 2013

This year our seminarians once again gathered for the annual convocation, a 5 day retreat intended to help them grow together, spiritually and fraternally. The gathering was held at Cliffview Retreat Center from May 20-24, with the theme, “A Kentucky Monk: The Spirituality and Life of Thomas Merton”. Deacon Bill […]

Three Priests Ordained

LEXINGTON. Bishop Ronald W. Gainer ordained three men to the priesthood Saturday, May 18, in the Cathedral of Christ the King. The newly ordained are Fathers Arockiadas Arokiasamy, Alan Carter, and Gary Simpson.
In his opening remarks and welcome, the bishop noted that the ordinations were taking place during the 25th […]

Serra Club Open House

On April 8 the diocesan Serra Club hosted an open-house for those interested in learning how they can join in the group’s effort to promote vocations. The event, held at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington, began with a Rosary and Mass for vocations, followed by a time […]

Our seminarian’s view from St. Peter’s Square

Our seminarian’s view from St. Peter’s Square

by Rob Adams

Mr. Adams is a seminarian for the diocese, studying at the North American College in Rome.


In many ways, Pope Benedict played a key role in my decision to enter seminary. I remember watching the white smoke in April, 2005, as a teenager. […]

Adopt A Seminarian . Com


For years several parishes and schools in the Diocese of Lexington have offered seminarian “adoption” programs to encourage the faithful to support vocations. The specifics vary from program to program, but generally involve an individual, family, or group being assigned one seminarian for whom they pray and send messages of […]

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