Please note: The following program dates are subject to change or cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join Immaculate Parish for Oremus!
Oremus is Latin for “Let us Pray.” Join us at Immaculate Parish in Owensboro for this Ascension Press scriptural prayer experience. Fr. Mark Toups will walk with us through Catholic prayer. Do you find it easy to pray? Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life and know how to respond? For most of us the answer is no, and we struggle to find even a few minutes every day to pray. The good news is that you can overcome these difficulties. Oremus gives you the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life. Over eight weeks you will learn the simple yet profound steps of Catholic prayer. Following Church Tradition and the wisdom of the saints, you will learn to talk to God and hear his voice in Scripture, in your heart, and in ordinary moments. You will become more aware of his close presence, will learn to overcome distractions and dryness, and will recognize desolation and consolation as normal prayer experiences. As you grow closer to God, you will also grow in your relationship with those around you.
Sessions begin Jan. 24, and are offered at two convenient times in Immaculate’s parish hall: 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday morning or 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday evening. Contact Heather for more information or to reserve your book: (270) 683-0689 or (540) 849-0479.
Stress in your marriage?
Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even how to communicate this with their spouse. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) simply means ‘rediscovery’. The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. Thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending. Retrouvaille is a not spiritual retreat, not a sensitivity group, not a seminar, or a social gathering. The Retrouvaille January retreat will take place Jan. 14-16, 2022. For questions, or to register for the January program, call Felicia at (270) 929-1524, the Marriage & Family Life Office at (270) 683-1545 or visit the website at HelpOurMarriage.org
A Scout is Reverent
The upcoming Religious Emblems Mass with Bishop Medley will take place March 13, 2022 at a location to be determined soon. At this Mass, Bishop Medley confers the religious emblems that the youth have earned through the programs offered by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting and by the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministers. Now is the time to begin working toward earning these emblems. They include for Cub Scouts: Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei and for Boy Scouts: Ad altare Dei and Pope Pius XII and Light is Life (Eastern Catholic) and for Girl Scouts and others: God is Love, Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple, The Spirit Alive, and Missio. The Board of Review will take place at two locations on Jan. 29, 2022, both at 9 a.m.: one location will be Daviess County Public Library and the other location will be St. Joseph Parish in Bowling Green. For an introduction to these emblems and a presentation by the Catholic Committee on Scouting at your next meeting, please see the diocesan website’s scouting page under Youth Ministry: https://owensborodiocese.org/scouting/.
Spiritual Direction available
Do you desire a kind of friendship that welcomes you to share and discern how God is present and working in your life? Would you benefit from deep listening surrounded by compassion instead of judgement? If so, a spiritual mentor/companion may be right for you at this time. The Mount Saint Joseph Retreat Ministry, Maple Mount, Ky., offers spiritual direction with Ursuline Sisters or staff. Spiritual direction is being offered online via Zoom or in person. The cost is $40 per session. Please feel free to reach out and contact Sister Cheryl Clemons at 270-229-0200 or email email@example.com. You can also find out more online at https://ursulinesmsj.org/spiritual-direction/