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.
House of worship safety/security training session planned
Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary and School of Theology are hosting a safety and security training session for leaders and staff of houses of worship on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, on the Archabbey campus. The training session is sponsored by the Ohio Crime Prevention Association (OCPA), and it will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time at the Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center. Houses of worship can be vulnerable to various crimes, including active shooter incidents, burglary, arson, theft and vandalism, often due to the forgiving culture, open-door policies, and easy-access environment. This training session will help clergy and faith leaders, safety/security teams, church staff, volunteers, and law enforcement officers learn how to avoid, prevent, and control various risks associated with operating a house of worship. The presentations will cover topics such as protecting people and property; preventing accidents, injuries and neglect; safeguarding against loss from crime and theft of funds; and protecting staff and members from abuse, liability, false claims and lawsuits. For more information and to register, visit www.ocpa-oh.org/event-5105135. The fee is $40 for OCPA members and $50 for non-members, which includes lunch.
Belonging to Love: Online Prayer and Conversations continue in 2023
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, Feb. 9 from 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. CST. To register to receive the link, email email@example.com or sign up online at https://ursulinesmsj.org/registration-form-for-sponsored-programs/
Elementary principal, Immaculate Conception School, Clarksville
Immaculate Conception School (ICS), a diocesan parish school located in Clarksville, TN, a suburb just northwest of Nashville, seeks a dynamic, visionary principal for the 2023-24 school year. This parish school community is rich in history, serving parishioners and families from nearby Fort Campbell and the city of Clarksville, which has received several recognitions for its desirability and comfort of living in the last few years. The school faculty consists of experienced and certified teachers serving approximately 140 children in Kindergarten through 8th grades. Students enjoy a full complement of courses, including core subjects, the Fine Arts, physical education, and computer instruction/device management. ICS is fully accredited through Cognia district-wide accreditation. The school principal has direct oversight of all aspects of the school’s operation with the support of the Parish Pastor, a school advisory council, and the Superintendent of Schools. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of effective school operations and management, communicate effectively, and employ collaborative practices to engage all stakeholders in the mission of the school. Successful candidates are practicing Catholics in good standing with the Catholic Church and possess a master’s degree in Educational Leadership or related area. Successful experience as a chief administrator in a Catholic school is preferred. Qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of interest and resume to Dr. Rebecca Hammel, Superintendent of Schools, at Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Feb. 17, 2023. Start date July 1, 2023.
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@example.com.
- 21: Youth present by age groups of drawings and essays of St. Francis de Sales. Pizza and potluck Fat Tuesday celebration.
- 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
You can help your marriage
Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue… or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information or to register for the February program beginning with a weekend on Feb. 24-26, 2023, call the Diocese of Owensboro’s Marriage and Family Life office at (270) 683-1545, Felicia at (270) 929-1524 or visit the website at www.retrouvaille.org.
Practicing Prayer This Lent – Join our Feb. 25th program
Do you seek the still, quiet voice of God? Come explore the gifts of contemplative prayer and discover more deeply God’s presence and action in your life and within you. This prayer, often called Centering Prayer, has been part of our Christian heritage for centuries – and now you have the opportunity to participate in a Centering Prayer Introductory Program that will be offered at Precious Blood Church on Saturday, February 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The prayer will be presented by an experienced practitioner of Centering prayer who has been commissioned to present the program by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. It will include time for presentation, discussion, prayer and lunch. The program and lunch are offered at no cost to you, thanks to the sponsorship of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph and Precious Blood Parish, 3306 Fenmore St., Owensboro. Please register in advance by contacting parishioner and Ursuline Associate Maryann Joyce at 812-867-7507, firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle in the parish office at 270-684-6888.
Knights of Columbus, 7038 Hwy. 56, Sorgho. Saturday, March 4, 2023. Pick-up at 1 p.m. 2-pound roll $8. Your choice: Fresh and/or smoked sausage. Pre-order by Feb. 26 by calling or texting: Chris Kluck at (270) 993-9455 or Joey Smith at (270) 903-8986.
Lenten program: Discerning God’s will in daily life
The Office of Vocations is offering a program on discerning the will of God on the five Mondays of Lent from Feb. 27-March 27, from 6:30-8 p.m. The program is being offered online and in-person at the undercroft of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The program will use the book: “Discerning the Will of God – An Ignatian Guide” by Fr. Timothy Gallagher. The book is available at St. Maximilian Kolbe Bookstore in Owensboro, and online. The book presents principles of discernment provided by St. Ignatius of Loyola and provides examples and stories of discernment – both for a life-vocation and for the everyday calls. Each evening will cover principles of discernment and offer a vocation story from a priest, sister, permanent deacon, married or single person. For more information, contact Fr. Ray Clark at (270) 231-1705.
Blessed Sacrament’s Italian dinner March 4
Blessed Sacrament Chapel, 602 Sycamore St., Owensboro, will again have their Italian dinner. Mark your calendar for March 4 at 6:30 p.m. If you want to purchase a table for a fun evening or want more information, please contact Blessed Sacrament Chapel at (270) 926-4741.
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@example.com 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.
A Scout is Reverent
It is time to begin working toward Scout religious 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. For more information on these, please visit owensborodiocese.org/scouting/.
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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