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Fr. Jamie Dennis (center), celebrates the Dec. 13 St. Lucy Mass for and with clients of Xavier Society for the Blind. Concelebrating are Fr. Hank Hilton (left) and Fr. Raphael Munday. COURTESY OF DONALD SALVATO

Owensboro priest celebrates annual St. Lucy Mass for the blind

BY WKC STAFF

On Dec. 13, Fr. Jamie Dennis, parochial vicar of Blessed Mother Parish in Owensboro, celebrated the annual St. Lucy Mass with clients of Xavier Society for the Blind in New York City.

The liturgy was held at St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City as St. Lucy, who is a patroness of the blind, was honored on her feast day. While Fr. Dennis, who is blind, presided at the Mass, Xavier Society clients served as lectors. The Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Hank Hilton, board president of the Xavier Society and a priest of the Diocese of Metuchen; and Fr. Raphael Munday of the Diocese of Brooklyn, who is actively involved in the diocese’s disabilities ministry.

To learn more about the Xavier Society, including how to obtain braille and audio Catholic resources, visit xaviersocietyfortheblind.org.

Fr. Jamie Dennis (left) distributes Holy Communion during the Dec. 13 St. Lucy Mass for and with clients of Xavier Society for the Blind. He is assisted by Fr. Hank Hilton (right). COURTESY OF DONALD SALVATO

Fr. Jamie Dennis lifts the chalice and ciborium during the Dec. 13 St. Lucy Mass for and with clients of Xavier Society for the Blind. COURTESY OF DONALD SALVATO


Originally printed in the January 2023 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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