Bishop Gainer was born August 24, 1947, in Pottsville, PA. After studies for the priesthood he was ordained a Priest for the diocese of Allentown on May 19, 1973. He was consecrated and installed as Bishop of Lexington, KY on February 22, 2003.
Bishop Gainer completed studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia in 1973, earning a Master of Divinity degree, summa cum laude and has earned a licentiate degree in Canon Law and a diploma in Latin Letter from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1986.
For much of his Priesthood Bishop Gainer served in parish, campus ministry, marriages and family, and tribunal positions. As Secretary of Catholic Life and Evangelization for the Diocese of Allentown he supervised 14 diocesan offices and the promotion of the works of spiritual renewal and evangelization.
Bishop Gainer currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference.
On the national level, Bishop Gainer is a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). He has served as Chair of the Region III and V of the USCCB as well as having served on the Administrative Committee, the Committee on Priorities and Planning, the Committee on Catholic Education, the Committee for Canonical Affairs and Church Governance, as well as a regional representative to the USCCB Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, and liaison with the North American Forum on the Catechumenate. He is also on the Board of Directors of: Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Cross Catholic Outreach and Holy Family Radio.
In this Sunday’s Gospel our Lord invites us to recognize our true food. Bishop Gainer helps us see that in this reflection. Catholic communion Bishop Ronald Gainer
All four Gospels tell the story of the multiplication of the loaves and fish. But why did Jesus do it? Bishop Gainer invites you to Mass this Sunday for the answer. Catholic Gospel Bible Jesus
“Come away . . . and rest a while.” Hear that invitation from Jesus in this reflection on the Sunday readings. Jesus faith bible gospel Catholic Bishop Gainer refreshment
In next Sunday’s Gospel Jesus sends the 12 out on a missionary journey and instructs them to take no baggage, no money, not even any food. In this reflection Bishop Gainer tells us how Christ gives us all we need for our journey. Catholic Bible Gospel Jesus Christ
Jesus was greatly saddened by the rejection, jealousy and disbelief that he found. We can learn from this at Mass this Sunday. Catholic Bible Gospel Bishop Ronald Gainer