Bishop Ronald Gainer 2019-05-05T11:43:45-04:00

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.

‚Äč 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 May 26, 2019

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you” Come to Mass this weekend to hear and live these words from Christ.


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Bishop Ronald Gainer – Gospel Reflection for May 19, 2019

How do you fulfill the commandment from Jesus to love one another? Bishop Gainer suggests looking for daily opportunities.


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Bishop Ronald Gainer – Gospel Reflection for May 12, 2019

At Mass this Sunday come and hear and follow the voice of the Good Shepherd who cares for us.


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Bishop Ronald Gainer – Gospel Reflection for May 5, 2019

What will truly satisfy you? Is it something that you can buy or is it something that has already been offered to you? Bishop Gainer invites you to find it at Mass this weekend.

 


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Bishop Ronald Gainer – Gospel Reflection for April 28, 2019

The apostle Thomas has the spotlight on him in this Sunday’s Gospel. Bishop Gainer shares about this encounter with Jesus and invites you to Mass this Divine Mercy Sunday.


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