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: Online Prayer and Conversations March 9
A monthly online program to deepen your prayer life will continue in 2023. New attendees are always welcome. “Belonging to Love: Prayer and Conversations” is led by a spiritual director and brought to you in part by the Mount Saint Joseph Spirituality Ministry. These sessions include music, centering prayer, and discussion over short readings on contemplative practice and how we bring that into our life. This prayer program takes place on the second Thursday of each month. These are free online Zoom presentations — donations are appreciated. Our next program is on Thursday, March 9 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/
Join the Carmelite Sisters for a Lenten Mission
The Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus invite you to their 2023 Lenten Mission at the Carmel Home: “The Eucharist: Food for the Journey” with Fr. Don Willard, CSsR. Dates: Thursday, March 9-Sunday, March 12, 2023. Schedule is as follows.
Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10:
7 a.m. – Holy Mass
10 a.m. – Morning Conference followed by Confession
3:30 p.m. – Rosary, Conference, Benediction, Confession
Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12:
9:30 a.m. – Holy Mass followed by Confession
3:30 p.m. – Rosary, Conference, Benediction, Confession
The Carmel Home is located at 2501 Old Hartford Rd., Owensboro, KY 42303 and can be contacted at (270) 683-0227.
All invited to celebrate St. Francis de Sales Parish anniversary
St. Francis de Sales in Paducah will celebrate our 175th anniversary with a year of celebrations. A quilt/wall hanging is being made with signatures of present members and deceased members. For more information contact Patti Sanders at [email protected].
- March 19: After Mass, potluck will be held and at 2 p.m. youth and adults present a play on history of parish.
- April 22: 8-10 a.m. 5k fun run at Noble Park. Registration required.
- June 7: 5 p.m. homecoming Mass and dinner for former pastors and associate pastors with Bishop Medley.
- July 9: 6 p.m. patriotic music concert from choir members followed by finger foods.
- August 4: 6 p.m. family movie night with burgers, hot dogs, popcorn and snacks.
- 17: Parish family picnic
- 28: Truck and Treat after 5 p.m. Mass. Chili cookoff will be held.
- 18: History trivia; doors open 6:30 p.m.
- 17: Christmas caroling to nursing homes and cookie exchange.
- 24, 2024: Closing Mass on feast day
Come and See weekends for men interested in a priestly vocation
The Office of Vocations will be holding two Come and See weekends. These are for men who are interested in a priestly vocation. They will spend a weekend visiting the seminary so that they can get a sense of what the life of a seminarian is like. For men who are high school juniors to college sophomores we will visit Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary and Marian University in Indianapolis on March 23-26, 2023. For men who are juniors in college or older there will be a visit to St. Meinrad on April 20-23. For more information or to sign up contact vocations director, Fr. Daniel Dillard, at [email protected] or (270) 421-7868.
‘One Earth One Love’ at Brescia University
The Project for the Study of Love in Religion at the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, The Laudato Si Research Institute, Oxford, The Lane Center, University of San Francisco, and the Brescia University Caritas Center are hosting a two-day event, April 26th and 27th. Each event will take place on Zoom and participation is free. On April 26th, join in for One Earth, One Love, A symposium of Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars. This will mark the publication of Loving the Planet. Interfaith Essays on Ecology, Love and Theology. Join multiple scholars from around the world starting at 8 AM CT. On April 27th, join in for One Earth, One Love’ in theological conversations between Orthodox and Baptist scholars A symposium of the Centre for Baptist Studies, Regent’s Park College, Oxford, and the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, Oxford. This event will start at 8 AM CT. For more information or to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-earth-one-love-a-2-day-event-exploring-love-for-the-planet-others-tickets-506638107217.
Mark your calendar for Sacred Heart’s 150th anniversary celebrations
For the 150th anniversary of Sacred Heart Parish in Russellville, plans are underway for a few special days. The first date is April 27, the actual date of our anniversary. Some former priests will try to be present, Fr. Jojy, Fr. Masi, Fr. Peter, and Fr. Drury. There will be Mass at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 with a light meal following in the parish hall catered by Melanie Abney and her class at school. We will have a sign-up sheet at the back so we can have a good count. Invite members, past members, and friends by giving them a call to remind them. The next date to remember is Sunday, May 7, with Bishop Medley here to celebrate a bilingual Mass at 10 a.m.; only one Mass on this Sunday. Following will be a potluck, again with a sign-up sheet. To learn more contact the parish office at (270) 726-6963.
Save the date for St. Paul School car show
Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information please contact the school at (270) 242-7483.
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/.
The Ursuline Sisters’ prayers are a source of strength year round
We could all use prayers. The Ursuline Sisters want everyone to know that they take your requests for prayers seriously. Prayer cards are completed and put in a basket in the Mount Saint Joseph Chapel, then prayed with throughout the year. The Sisters pray for the intentions during daily Mass, and some Sisters will take a stack of cards to sit and pray with. The Ursuline Sisters consider it an honor to be entrusted with these prayers. To submit a prayer request, visit ursulinesmsj.org and click on Prayer Requests.
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.
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