I Chose You, On Canvas — Caravaggio’s “The Calling of St. Matthew”

“What are you looking for?”

“What are you looking for?” Jesus asked. Do you know what the disciples answered? Do you know what YOU would answer?

Listen as Fr. Steve Roberts, Vocation Director for the Diocese of Lexington, spends 2 minutes looking at this question.


At the end of the reflection, please join Fr. Steve in prayer […]

Bishop Gainer’s favorite thing about the priesthood (video)

We asked Bishop Gainer what his favorite thing about being a priest was. Here is his answer.

Advice for discernment from Bishop Gainer (video)

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, shares a short word of advice for those unsure of their calling in life.

I Chose You dinner

On Monday, December 16th, approximately 25 men gathered at Bishop Ronald Gainer’s residence in Lexington for the annual, “I Chose You” dinner. The purpose of the evening was simple: honest and open conversation about the priesthood, along with fellowship and dinner.

Bishop Gainer has hosted the event during December for the […]

Signs you are NOT called to the priesthood

The Church does not need bad priests. It doesn’t need self centered priests, arrogant priests, or “I just couldn’t find another career” priests.

The Church needs great priests! Priests who are on fire with love of the Lord, who are passionate about bringing salvation to the people, and who desire to […]

E-News November

We sat down about 3 months ago and rethought the entire concept of a vocations website, asking what we wanted to accomplish with the site and how we could make it more effective. We knew that there should be more content, easier to understand menus, and a fresh look, so […]

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. ┬áIn 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 […]

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