Mass and confession times in the Diocese of Owensboro
Did you know you can access Mass times on the diocese’s website? Visit https://owensborodiocese.org/find-a-parish/ for a list of parishes, Mass times and more. As parish confession times are subject to change, visitors are encouraged to contact the parishes directly for their most up-to-date confession schedule.
Belonging to Love: Prayer and Conversations online Aug. 11
Do you want to deepen your experience of God’s presence and action in your life? If so, consider joining in the prayer and conversations with an Ursuline Sister and a spiritual director, brought to you by the Mount Saint Joseph Retreat Ministry. These monthly online sessions include time for inspiration, meditation, and meaningful conversation. This contemplative prayer program takes place on the second Thursday of the month. These are free online Zoom presentations — donations are appreciated. Our next program is on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. CST. To register to receive the link, email [email protected] or sign up online at https://ursulinesmsj.org/registration-form-for-sponsored-programs/ Future Belonging dates will be Sept. 8 and Oct. 13.
Mount Saint Joseph Academy Alumnae Weekend Aug. 27-28
All former students and faculty of Mount Saint Joseph Academy or Junior College, Maple Mount, Ky., are invited to Alumnae Weekend on Aug. 28-29. This year’s theme will be “A Night (and Day) at the Oscars.” Alumnae will gather on Saturday for a blessing and dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Lourdes Parish Hall, 4029 Frederica St., Owensboro. (Reservations for a block of rooms at the nearby Hampton Inn South, 615 Salem Dr., Owensboro, expired in July, but you can contact them to see if other rooms are available.) On Sunday, alumnae will gather at the Mount Saint Joseph Auditorium in Maple Mount for a business meeting, class pictures, and the annual banquet which includes the presentation of the Maple Leaf awards. The day will also include a Sunday Liturgy in the Motherhouse Chapel. The Saturday “Welcome Back” supper is $15, and the Sunday catered awards banquet is $25. Alumnae are also asked to pay their annual dues of $25. To register, contact Doreen Abbott at 270-229-2006 or [email protected]. A registration form can be found at https://ursulinesmsj.org/2022-alumnae-weekend-registration/
Save the date for Holy Name’s fall festival
Holy Name of Jesus School in Henderson will have their annual Fall Festival Sept. 16, 5-10 p.m. and Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Carnival rides, raffle tickets, live and silent auctions, haunted house, games, and food booths. Learn more at www.holynameschool.org.
St. Martin rummage sale Sept. 22-24
St. Martin Parish in Rome, Ky., will be having their annual Rummage Sale on Sept. 22, 23, and 24. Rain or shine in the parish hall. Come buy some great stuff that you didn’t know you needed but that you definitely want! More information: Nicole Gray at [email protected]
Eucharistic Mission: My God, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament!
Sunday thru Tuesday evenings, Sept. 25-27, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Paducah, Ky., at 6:30 p.m. Time for Eucharistic Adoration and confessions each evening after the mission talk. Fr. Joseph Mary Brown, CSJ, a native from Bardstown, Ky., belongs to the Congregation of St. John (an active-contemplative community founded in France in 1975). Father now serves as the Superior of the Community’s English-speaking Novitiate House in Princeville, Ill. For more information call the parish office 270-554-3810.
Bittel family history book available for purchase
Louisville resident, Larry Dean, a Bittel descendant, along with his Chicago-based cousin and co-author, Amelia Kelly, have published a genealogy book titled “The Bittel Family From Vinningen, Rhineland, Pfalz, 1672-2020.” It traces the lineage of George Buettel, 1672-1719, and focuses on the family of his great-great-great-grandson, George Jacob Bittel and wife, Barbara Schrempf; and includes the allied families of Ebelhar, Bell, Wink, Weaver, Hurm, Snyder, Reisz and many others, who settled in Owensboro and vicinity in the 1880s. Dean says they were some of the earliest members of the Catholic churches in the Owensboro area, and some of the churches feature beautiful stained glass windows gifted by some of the families. The book, which entailed more than 25 years of research, names 985 descendants, has 272 pages, 100 illustrations, and includes much local history and lore about Owensboro and environs. It is listed online at Abebooks.com or can be ordered from Larry Dean 3019 Kaye Lawn Dr., Louisville, KY 40220, (502) 491-0690, or [email protected]
Support groups for victims/survivors of clergy abuse
The Diocese of Owensboro would like to share some support group opportunities made available through the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. These groups are open to all victims/survivors in the United States. Learn more at https://owensborodiocese.org/support-group/ and https://owensborodiocese.org/safe/.
Need a meeting space? Mount Saint Joseph Auditorium is available
Need a meeting space for up to 200 people? The Mount Saint Joseph Auditorium, located on the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph campus (8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, Ky., 12 miles west of Owensboro on Hwy. 56), is available for renting. The Auditorium is an open space with a kitchen equipped for catering. It’s perfect for hosting wedding receptions, Christmas parties, birthday parties, class reunions, etc. It was built to serve Mount Saint Joseph Academy as a place to hold plays and recitals, and for athletic activities. Both the stage and the basketball court remain. There are two rental options, a partial rental for up to four hours ($100) and a full rental which allows use for a full day ($200). To reserve the Auditorium, contact the Mount Saint Joseph Finance Office by email: [email protected] or call the switchboard at 270-229-4103 and ask to speak to the Finance Office about renting the Auditorium. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. You can find out more on this webpage: https://ursulinesmsj.org/renting-the-auditorium/