Bishop Ronald Gainer2019-09-07T16:07:50-05:00

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.

Bishop Ronald Gainer – Gospel Reflection for December 8, 2019

Bishop Gainer invites you to join your parish family at Mass this weekend where we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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Bishop Ronald Gainer – Gospel Reflection for November 24, 2019

This coming Sunday we close the church year with the celebration of Christ the King. Listen to Bishop Gainer’s brief reflection to prepare yourself for Mass. #podcast #GospelReflection #BishopGainer

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Bishop Ronald Gainer – Gospel Reflection for November 03, 2019

The gospel for this coming Sunday breaks a common stereotype about Jesus. Bishop Gainer invites you to Mass this weekend where we are changed by the Lord’s presence in word and in sacrament. #podcast #BishopGainer #GospelReflections

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