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The Bi-Weekly Publication of The Catholic Diocese of Lexington

Commuters walk across London Bridge June 5 after it was reopened following the attack. Seven peo- ple were killed and dozens injured. Photo: CNS Peter Nicholls, Reuters

Linda Harvey


LEXINGTON . On May 7, Christ the King Cathedral celebrated their 50th anniversary of the church building that was estab- lished by Msgr. Richard O'Neill and two bishops in the past. Fol- lowing Mass, a dinner was served to parishioners in Hehman Hall. In the middle of the hall, parish- ioners were honored who were there when it all started. Father Paul Prabell, cathedral

Cathedral celebrates 50th anniversary of the church building

Mary Ballard, Eleanor and Marcus McEllistrem are three who were part of the parish 50 years ago. CR photo: Linda Harvey

rector, chronicled the history of the cathedral building through the church bulletins, parish newsletters, and other sourc- es. Edward J. Shulte was the original architect for the parish school and church. Fr. O'Neill was a native of Lexington of St. Paul's Parish. He was a priest of the Diocese of Covington and was serving in that area until 1945. Then he came to Lexington where he was assigned as a Chaplain of Our Lady of the Oaks Rehabilita- tion Center. Within six months, he was assigned as pastor of the newly established parish of Christ the King. Early in his pastorate, he bought the entire block in the Chevy Chase area to be the church property," said Fr. Prabell. Msgr. O'Neill also ministered to the University of Kentucky Catholic students during this early time. He had a vision of the parish church becoming a cathe- dral. In 1988, that vision became a reality when the Lexington diocese was erected by St. Pope John Paul II from portions of the Diocese of Covington and the Archdiocese of Louisville. Christ the King was being constructed at the same time that the Second Vatican Coun- cil was changing the position of the priest at Mass to face the people rather than have their back to them," stated Fr. Prabell. VATICAN CITY (VATICAN RADIO). Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of the Saturday evening June 3 terror attacks in London, as well as for the families of the victims. The prayers of the Holy Father came at the end of Mass on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, during the course of remarks to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, as they prepared to pray the Regina Coeli with him. May the Holy Spirit grant peace to the whole world," Pope Francis prayed, "may He heal the wounds of war and of terror-

Pope Francis: prayers for victims of London terror attacks

ism, which even this [Saturday] night, in London, struck innocent civilians: let us pray for the victims and their families." Seven people are dead and 48 others are injured in London after a van drove into pedestrians on London Bridge, af- ter which the occupants of the vehicle emerged and began stabbing people in Borough Market. Witness reports say the assailants cried, This is for Allah," as they stabbed their victims repeatedly. Armed police shot and killed the three attackers. n

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