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Catholic Church

The Little Church with a big heart. 
Join the Diocese of Lexington in helping St. Peter Claver, our historically Black Catholic parish, to build a new church.

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The Sisters of Charity built the St. Martin DePorres Center as a school for African Americans in 1887. Four years later a chapel dedicated to St. Peter Claver was dedicated on the second floor. This chapel served the community from 1891 to 1948. St. Peter Claver Church holds the distinction of being the first Roman Catholic parish establish for the Catholic African American community in the Diocese of Lexington. In 1947 construction began on the original church at Fourth and Jefferson, completed and blessed on December 8, 1947, with formal dedication on February 13, 1949. Construction began on the new St. Martin DePorres Education on July 1, 2013 and was dedicated on June 27, 2015. 

  • Mass Times

    • Sunday at 10:00 am

    • Sunday Mass in Swahili at 2:00 pm

    • Saturday Mass at 4:30 pm (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th weeks of the month)

    • Tuesday ALT Sunday Mass at 5:30 pm

    • Wednesday at 5:30 pm

    • Thursday at 4:30 pm

    • Korean Mass at 4:30 pm (4th Saturday of the month)

    • Congolese Mass at 2:00 pm (2nd & 4th Sunday of the month)

    • Holy Days at 5:30 pm

    • Adoration with Contemporary Christian Music at 6:30 pm (2nd Wednesday of the month)        

    • SPECIAL MASS NOTICES:   No Adoration on the 2nd Wednesday of the month during the summer.

    • First Saturday Mass and Rosary at 9:30 am (first Saturday of each month)

    **Masses are viewable via live stream on Facebook/Instagram @spclex**  
    Mass recordings also available on the YouTube channel! Click here

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Genesis 3:19

For you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

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410 Jefferson Street
Lexington, Ky 40508

(859) 254-0030

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