Beginning in June 2022 the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops called for a Eucharistic Revival among the nation.
Bishop William F. Medley meets with the 17 Confirmation candidates at St. Michael Parish in Sebree on Aug. 12, 2023 prior to the Confirmation Mass. COURTESY OF JENNIFER GLENN Originally printed in the September 2023 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.
Following Logan Davis’s legacy, Gasper campers share ‘support and encouragement’ through new activities
Three years after the Catholic community in western Kentucky lost a beloved teen, his faith-filled impact is felt to this day by campers at Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp and Retreat Center.
This summer the Diocese of Owensboro’s Office of Youth Ministry recognized the recipients of the 2023 Servant Leaders in Ministry (SLIM) awards. Based on nominations from the parishes, the youth ministry office selects up to 18 youth from around the diocese who have made outstanding contributions to their parishes, communities and the diocese.
Across the diocese, kids spent the summer exploring, traveling the world, going on adventures with their pets, and some even went to outer space… all from the comfort of their parishes.
On March 12, 28 youth and their families and various others gathered at Sts. Joseph and Paul in Owensboro in front of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, to offer a Holy Hour of Adoration in intercession for our young people.
On the night that Jesus instituted the Eucharist, surrounded by his disciples, he also modeled for them what a life of discipleship would look like.
In April, the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Owensboro announced the 2022-2023 winners of this year’s National Eucharistic Revival Catholic Schools Contest, which was open to all kindergarten through 12th grade students in the diocese’s Catholic schools during the current school year.
As I go around the diocese trying to aid parish youth ministry efforts, my message has become the need for 1) adults who care (as noted in the January issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic), 2) opportunities for the faith lives of youth to come alive, and 3) opportunities for youth to live out their faith as disciples.
On Feb. 12, Bishop William F. Medley confirmed several young people at St. Agnes Parish in Uniontown.