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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 confession times are subject to change, visitors are encouraged to contact the parishes directly for their most up-to-date confession schedule.


May 14 Beloved: Living as Daughters of the King

A women’s retreat will be held at Sts. Joseph & Paul in their parish hall on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Doors open at 8:30 AM with worship and an opening session beginning at 9 AM. The retreat is hosted by Laura Shoulders and will feature special guest, Danielle Noonan. Danielle is a Catholic songwriter, musician and evangelists who travels the world sharing her music, speaking and leading worship. The cost to attend is $25 if you register by May 8. After May 8, the price goes up to $35. To register and for payment information, please visit https://forms.gle/n8vPcwszSkvE3PES7


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 20-22, 2022 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 (retreats@hopeafterabortionky.com). The cost is $180 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.


Nominate someone for 2022 Educator of the Year!

Nominations for the Outstanding Catholic School Educator of the Year are being accepted. The winner will be announced at the 2022 Celebration of Catholic Schools event. Anyone, with the exception of an immediate family member, may nominate an educator for the award.  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. For a full list of nomination requirements and an online form, visit owensborodiocese.org/educator-award/.  The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2022.


Tri-Parish Fundraiser | St. Anthony-St Augustine-St. Benedict | Saturday, July 2, 2022

The tri-parishes in Grayson County will have a fundraiser at St. Anthony, in Peonia, KY on Saturday, July 2, 2022. The day begins with a yard sale from 8 AM – 12 PM in the parish yard. Dinner will be from 4-7 PM in the Knights of Columbus Hall. Dinner consists of an all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner with all the fixins. Cost is: $15 (adults); $10 (ages 8-12); and free (7 and under). Main raffle prizes are 1st Place: $1,000; 2nd Place: $500; and 3rd Place: $250. There will also be a raffle for a Crown of Thorns quilt. Join the tri-parishes at 1256 St. Anthony Road. Call 270-242-4791 or email stanthony1256@windstream.net for questions.


Women Shaped by Faith Saturday, July 9 at Mount Saint Joseph

Local fitness expert Theresa Rowe will lead “Women Shaped by Faith: Shaping Bodies & Hearts for God’s Purposes” on Saturday, July 9. This will be an inspiring and motivating day of whole-person wellness to develop and nurture spirit, mind and body. Rowe will teach on the health benefits of combining our faith, mindset and fitness, using biblical principles for daily application. Also included is a Pilates for the Soul Mat Workout, specifically designed for every level of fitness. Please bring your own exercise mat. The retreat takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Mount Saint Joseph Auditorium, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount (12 miles west of Owensboro on Hwy. 56.) Rowe is a TV and radio host of “Shaped by Faith.” She is also an author, fitness expert and motivational health and wellness speaker. The $30 fee includes lunch (the cost is $40 at the door). To register, call 270-229-0206 or email retreatcenter@maplemount.org or register online at https://ursulinesmsj.org/event/shaped-by-faith/


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. 27-28. 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, are available through the end of July. 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 alumnae.msj@maplemount.org. 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.


Fr. John M. Thomas to lead pilgrimage

Join Fr. John M. Thomas and Faith in Travel on a pilgrimage to Northern Italy and Switzerland (Sacri Monti, the small Jerusalem of the Alps) Sept. 12-20, 2022. Pre-trip is available to Rome. Trip cost $4,495*double occupancy – plus insurance. Price includes round trip air from Nashville. Spots are limited and will sell out quickly! For more information or to book the trip: Contact Faith in Travel’s Kenny Trowbridge at info@faithintravel.com or (270) 952-2913.


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: ap@maplemount.org 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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Publisher |  Bishop William F. Medley
Editor |  Elizabeth Wong Barnstead
Contributors |  Riley Greif, Tina Kasey
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