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W RITINGI N - D E P TH ANALYSIS O R I G IN ALD ESIG N 2017

The Bi-Weekly Publication of The Catholic Diocese of Lexington

LEXINGTON. The Fayette Dean- ery of the Diocese of Lexington has joined the Mission Lexing- ton downtown health clinic as a supporting church organiza- tion. The deanery has become the eighth Lexington church community providing struc- tured support of the work of this safety-net, free clinic providing dental, medical, pharmacy, and vision services. The deanery officially became a member congregation on March 27, 2018. Deacon Nicholas Nickl

Fayette Deanery joins Mission Lexington to support health services

of Mary Queen of the Holy Ro- sary Parish represents the deanery as a board member, and Bishop John Stowe, O.F.M. Conv., also becomes an ex officio member of the board. The Fayette Deanery joins Calvary Baptist Church, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Faith Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, Im- manuel Baptist Church, Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, and South Elkhorn Christian Church as supporting congregations for the mission.

Dental student Laura Cash examines a patient. Photo provided

Involvement by local Catholic parishes in health services is not new. The parishes of Pax Christi and Christ the King have long provided financial support for the Faith Pharmacy, providing free medications to needy mem- bers of our community. In order to benefit from synergies of sim- ilar values and patients, Faith Pharmacy recently became a part of Mission Lexington. The new relationship between the Fayette Deanery and Mission Lexington

Linda Harvey

Correspondent

LEXINGTON. Vickie Kain Fister gave a powerful testimony April 28 at Pax Chris- ti Church, during the quarterly Magnifi- cat breakfast. After prayerful consideration, I felt God was calling me to a mission of jour- neying with my two sisters through the valley of the shadow of death," Fister, 59, said in the opening. She is the mother of two sons-Father Danny Fister, pastor of Annunciation Parish in Paris, and Brad who just graduated with his master's in Interior Design and Historic Preservation from University of Kentucky. Vickie will be married to Dan Fister on June

A sister's testimony of walking in the shadow of death

Vickie Fister with Nkechi Amadife, coordinator of Magnifi- cat, presenting her with a gift. CR photo: Linda Harvey

10 for 40 years, and their parish is St. Leo in Versailles. She had two sisters, Becky Grimes and Su- zanne Hockensmith, in addition to six brothers. Before telling her sisters' story, she told of her moth- er's death. On Friday, February 13, 1987, Fister was at work at Fayette Dis- trict Court. She received a phone call from her brother, Pat Kain, that their mom, Kathryn Webb Kain, had died. I thought how could that be? My mom was only 57, two years younger than I am today. I had just talked to her on the phone the night before. She was having trouble breathing," described Fister. "I offered to take her to the hospital, but she assured me that she was fine and that my brother was going to take her to the doctor first thing in the morning. I told her that I loved her, and I'm so glad these were my last words, since you never know if it will be the last time." So, here I was, 28, married with two small children. How was I going to survive without my mom? Who was I going to call for advice or be a grandmother to my kids?" she said. Prior to her mother's death, her oldest sister Becky had been diagnosed with an auto-immune disease called Primary Bil-

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