Bulletin Board

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.



Day of Reflection: ‘Keeping the Flame Burning’

Archdiocese of Louisville Office of Multicultural Ministry, African American Catholic Ministries, and Diocese of Lexington Commission for African American Catholic Concerns present a Day of Reflection: “Keeping the Flame Burning” on April 13, 2024, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre and Bishop John Stowe, O.F.M. Location: Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway, Louisville, Ky. Registration Fee: $40/adults, $20/students. 12 workshops offered; continental breakfast and lunch provided! Please contact the Owensboro Office of Black Catholic Ministry at (270) 683-1545 or email [email protected] for further information or to register by April 1.


St. Vincent de Paul open house in Paducah

In honor of our very own Fr. Frank Roof, you are cordially invited to the Open House/Blessing/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and Helpline at 2001 Cairo Rd., Paducah, KY, 42001. Please join us for raffles, door prizes, and light refreshments. Sunday, April 14 from 2-4 p.m. To learn more, call (270) 442-9351.


Trivia Night at Our Lady of Lourdes April 27

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Owensboro will be sponsoring its second annual Trivia Night April 27 in the parish hall to benefit the church. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social time and dinner. The dinner will consist of BBQ pork or chicken and burgoo with sides of baked beans and coleslaw. After dinner a dessert, made by one of the parishioners, will be served. Lemonade and tea will be included in the price, but a cash bar of beer and wine will be available as well. At 7p.m. trivia will begin. There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 pot, as well as door prizes. Tickets are $25 per person; up to eight people per team. Must be 21 years to enter. All proceeds will go to the church. The funds raised from last year’s event were used to purchase new cassocks for the altar servers. Tickets available at parish office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., (270) 684-5369.


Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for healing after abortion

If you are suffering from grief or trauma from an abortion, come experience the healing love of Jesus Christ on a Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat on May 3-5, 2024 at the Passionist Retreat House in Whitesville, Ky., sponsored by Rachel’s Vineyard of Bowling Green. The weekend retreat will combine discussions, spiritual exercises, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a Memorial Service and a Mass of Entrustment of our Children to Jesus. Participation is strictly confidential and offers a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness and compassion. For more information or registration contact: Rita by phone (270-474-4707) or email ([email protected]). The cost is $200 for meals, private room, and all retreat materials.  If you have a financial burden, assistance is available – no one is ever turned away due to financial need! For a complete listing of retreat dates and locations contact 1-877-HOPE-4-ME or visit the Rachel’s Vineyard website at www.rachelsvineyard.org.


Prepare now for Corpus Christi Sunday on June 2, 2024

“33 Days to Eucharistic Glory” compiled by Matthew Kelly from Dynamic Catholic will help Catholics to prepare for 33 Days for their Eucharistic Consecration on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 2, 2024. This spiritual pilgrimage will:

  • Learn the astonishing history of the Eucharist
  • Dive into the Bible for profound wisdom
  • Meet saints who lived Eucharistic glory
  • Apply practical lessons to your daily life
  • Adopt a daily virtue to strengthen your faith
  • Experience daily spiritual communion with God

All in an easy-to-follow format that just takes 15 minutes. If you are prayerfully thinking about making this Consecration on June 2, 2024, then your 33 Day Preparation is to start on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. You can buy the book, “33 Days to Eucharistic Glory,” at St. Maximillian Kolbe Gifts and Bookstore in Owensboro, or you may order it online from Dynamic Catholic at https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/33-days-to-eucharistic-glory/33EG.html


Nominate the 2024 Outstanding Catholic School Educator of the Year

The Catholic Schools Office and the Principals and Administrators of Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (PACESS) are again asking for nominations for Outstanding Catholic School Educator of the Year. The winner will be announced at the 2024 Celebration of Catholic Schools event. Anyone, with the exception of an immediate family member, may nominate an educator for the award.  All information concerning nominees will be kept confidential, including the name of the person submitting the nomination. The educator must currently be employed in the Diocese of Owensboro and must have taught for a minimum of five years in the Diocesan Schools. The outstanding Catholic School Educator must be a role model as an outstanding human being; have a major influence in the lives of students; show concern with the faith development as well as the physical, mental and emotional development of students; and encourage students to improve their abilities and talents. The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2024. A committee will serve as judges. For the nomination form, visit https://owensborodiocese.org/educator-award/.


Asian and Pacific Island Catholics invited to pre-event to National Eucharistic Congress

Radiant Faith: The Witness of Asian and Pacific Islander Catholics national encounter will take place July 15-17, 2024 at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (formerly IPUI). Join us for a pre-event to the National Eucharistic Congress! The event is led by the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This encounter will also be an important moment to assess collectively what has been done to implement the USCCB statement, “Encountering Christ in Harmony: A Pastoral Response to Our Asian and Pacific Island Brothers and Sisters” (2018), how Asian and Pacific Islander Catholics might better respond to the pastoral and spiritual needs of the Church, and what new initiatives might be undertaken to continue the successful implementation of the pastoral response. To learn more or register, visit https://tinyurl.com/mt7eayt5.


Sept. 20 Holy Name School Fall Festival

Holy Name School in Henderson will have its annual Fall Festival Sept. 20, 5-10 p.m. and Sept 21 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The festival includes carnival rides, games, food booths, live auction, silent auction, raffle, and a haunted house. For more information contact the school office at (270) 827-3425.


Immaculate Parish seeking parish communications coordinator

Immaculate Parish is seeking a friendly, initiative-taking person for a full-time (35 hours/week)

position for Front Office/Communications management for the church office. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for answering the parish telephone during office hours, greeting and assisting visitors. They will publish the church bulletin, work with staff team to advertise parish events on social media and parish website, and manage parish membership data and records, including Mass Intentions. This position has outside interaction with other Catholic parishes, the local Catholic school system and the Diocese of Owensboro, to communicate and share parish sacramental records and oversee the Immaculate Parish Diocesan Safe Environment program. This team-oriented individual will work with a motivated team of other parish professionals to help accomplish the work of furthering the mission of Immaculate Parish. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications: associate degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; 3 years of relevant experience; excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines; knowledge of Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, & social media platform experience; and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. To learn more, visit www.immaculateparish.org. To apply, please submit a resume with cover letter to Fr. John Vaughan at [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/.



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