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About 30 young adult Catholics get together every first Thursday evening at Awesome, Inc. in downtown Lexington for the local chapter of i.d.9:16's Disciples' Night which includes Mass, fellowship, and live talks in order to be formed into becoming intentional disciples. CR photo: Will Peterson

Will F. Peterson

LEXINGTON. Lexington's Main Street plays host to its court, cen- tral library, arts center, shops, busi- nesses, hotels, and now a monthly Mass and night of discipleship for Catholic young adults. Awesome, Inc. at 348 Main St. lets the pub- lic take a look at its inner workings throughout the day with floor to ceiling windows serving as the


Catholic young adults gather monthly in downtown Lexington

outer wall. Starting at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, those driving home from work or walking through downtown will see through those windows a col- lection of 30-odd young adults cel- ebrating Mass, breaking bread, and taking in a live talk on a projector. It is the Disciples' Night for the lo- cal chapter of i.d.9:16. From its website, i.d.9:16 states that it "exists to form young adults into intentional disciples of Jesus Christ." The i.d. stands for the intentional disciples" who are to be formed. "9:16" refers to 1 Corinthians 9:16: "If I preach the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for necessity has been laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel." Based in Ann Arbor, MI, the organization hosts a monthly Disciples' Night at which there is a Mass, meal, talk, and Q & A session. The talk is live- streamed, so that chapters such as the one in Lexington can take part in the talk and Q & A afterwards. Father Steve Roberts, pastor at the Holy Spirit Parish/U.K. New- man Center, is the chaplain for the i.d.9:16 chapter in Lexington. He said, "This ministry naturally fits with the Newman Center's min- istry. We need to look after our graduates, and it is needed for the Two beloved Franciscan former pastors to the people of Eastern Kentucky died within days of one another last month. Franciscan Father Ed- ward Lammert, 85, died Dec. 17, 2016, following a long bout of illness. He served for 23 years in the parishes at Harlan, Lynch, Cumberland, and Hazard. Franciscan Father Rock Travnikar, 71, died on Christmas Day, 2016. He served as the pastor of Mother of Good Counsel, Hazard, from 1980 to 1993.

Two Franciscan former E KY pastors die within days of one another

They were both deep- ly loved by the people they served in Eastern Kentucky," said Pat Ri- estenberg, pastoral asso- ciate for Mother of Good Counsel Parish. Fr. Edward was born May 11, 1931, to Edward and Florence (Polhkamp) Lammert. He was one of six children. Educated by Franciscans his entire life, he joined the friars in 1949, making his sol- emn profession in 1954. Fr. Edward was ordained to the priesthood in 1958. In addition his tenure as pastor in Appalachia, Fr. Edward served as a campus minister, formation direc- tor of Duns Scotus College in Southfield, MI, asso- ciate pastor of parishes in Michigan and Indiana. He served in Harlan County from 1987 until his retire- ment in 2010. Known as an avid garden- er, cook, and sportsman, Fr. Edward not only ministered to his parishioners but was well loved by the people of Harlan County, through his Scripture reflections on the local radio station, according to Riestenberg. A Mass of Christian Buri- al was celebrated December 26, 2016, in St. Clement Church, Cincinnati, OH. Interment took place the fol- lowing day in the friars' plot at St. Mary Cemetery, St. Bernard, OH. Father Rock was born in December 11, 1945 to Jo- seph and Caroline (Smith) Travnikar in Madison Heights, MI, one of six chil- dren. He entered the Franciscans at St. Joseph

Father Edward Lammert, OFM. Photo: Rev. JeffEstacio Father Rock Travnikar, OFM. Photo provided

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