Lexington, Ky. – My family’s connection to this story took place in Great Falls, Montana in 1963 at 804 7th Street South.
It may be best to start with my background. I am a registered nurse with 41 years of experience. This includes 15 years as an emergency room nurse, 7.5 years working in cardiology research and the last 20 years at a Veterans Administration Medical Center. I was in a MASH hospital during Desert Storm working in the trauma section of the Hospital.
In January my husband, Deacon Randy Potempa and I were privileged to attend the Alpha Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Out of the 1,600 in attendance from all over the United States, 800 attendees were Catholic.
Kristina Jones speaks with her husband, Jason Jones, during a Grace Marriage session at St. Pius X Parish in Owensboro in February 2022. RILEY GREIF | WKCBY DANNY MAY, OFFICE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE On a rainy March evening in Owensboro, couples from around the...
On the night that Jesus instituted the Eucharist, surrounded by his disciples, he also modeled for them what a life of discipleship would look like.
As I go around the diocese trying to aid parish youth ministry efforts, my message has become the need for 1) adults who care (as noted in the January issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic), 2) opportunities for the faith lives of youth to come alive, and 3) opportunities for youth to live out their faith as disciples.
Twenty years ago I heard a young woman say: “I wish there was more help in discerning our vocation!” For the record she chose well. She married, has children and serves the Church with her gifts.
On March 24 of 1980, St. Oscar Romero ended his homily this way.
Traveling around the diocese I often hear ministry leaders sharing the frustrations they feel in engaging this current generation of youth. I don’t believe for a second that it simply comes down to a lack of effort.
Kentucky legislators and voters have an opportunity to renew our commitment to democracy, second chances, and restorative justice.