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


Friends of Pickin’ Life invited to a special reception

“Bluegrass on (Lake) Beshear – Pickin’ Life,” an annual fundraising event near Dawson Springs, for pro-life pregnancy care centers, takes place this year Oct. 8. Last year they raised $33,495, which was divided evenly among Door of Hope in Madisonville, Alpha Pregnancy Care Center in Hopkinsville, and H.O.P.E. Clinic, located in Benton and Eddyville. Since its inauguration nine years ago, Pickin’ Life has raised $114,943 for the pregnancy care centers. Sponsorships are important for the success of this festival. On Sept. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m., we will hold a reception called Friends of Pickin’ Life, with light hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks at the Christ the King Parish Hall in Madisonville with founders Jeff and Laura Smith as our guest speakers. The Pickin’ Life Project and a benefactor will match up to $15,000 of donations received. Please come and listen to the Smiths and find out if there is a way you can help. Due to the current political climate and the recent SCOTUS rulings, there are some who would like to shut these life-affirming pregnancy centers down. We can celebrate the recent court rulings, but the battle for the unborn may become more intense now than ever. To learn more, contact Jud Caldwell, board member of the Pickin’ Life Project, at (270) 399-0302.


Belonging to Love: Prayer and Conversations online Sept. 8

Do you want to deepen your experience of God’s presence and action in your life? If so, consider joining in the prayer and conversations with an Ursuline Sister and a spiritual director, brought to you by the Mount Saint Joseph Retreat Ministry. These monthly online sessions include time for inspiration, meditation, and meaningful conversation. This contemplative prayer program takes place on the second Thursday of the month. These are free online Zoom presentations — donations are appreciated. Our next program is on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. CST. To register to receive the link, email doreen.abbott@maplemount.org or sign up online at https://ursulinesmsj.org/registration-form-for-sponsored-programs/ Future Belonging dates will be Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.


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.


St. Martin rummage sale Sept. 22-24

St. Martin Parish in Rome, Ky., will be having their annual Rummage Sale on Sept. 22, 23, and 24. Rain or shine in the parish hall. Come buy some great stuff that you didn’t know you needed but that you definitely want! More information: Nicole Gray at nicole@grayskymusic.com.


Eucharistic Mission: My God, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

Sunday thru Tuesday evenings, Sept. 25-27, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Paducah, Ky., at 6:30 p.m. Time for Eucharistic Adoration and confessions each evening after the mission talk. Fr. Joseph Mary Brown, CSJ, a native from Bardstown, Ky., belongs to the Congregation of St. John (an active-contemplative community founded in France in 1975). Father now serves as the Superior of the Community’s English-speaking Novitiate House in Princeville, Ill. For more information call the parish office 270-554-3810.


Renewed by The Eucharist: A Parish Mission at St. Pius X, Owensboro

September 25-27, 2022. 6:30 p.m. nightly. Sunday – How God’s Word brings us into relationship and conversion. Monday – How the Mass unites us to Jesus Christ and each other. Tuesday – How the Mass sends us forth as servants to transform the world. Join with parishioners and friends in the renewal event that will allow us to prayerfully see and celebrate how the Holy Eucharist brings life and hope to the world today. The Mission Director is Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP. Fr. Frank has served as pastor in New York and Chicago and has written numerous books. He is the president of Paulist Evangelization Ministries in Washington, DC. For more information call the parish office at (270) 684-4745.


A Scout is Reverent

As we begin a new school year, 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/.


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/


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/.


Visit the Ursuline Sisters’ Rosary Walk and Shrine Walk

Since the day it was blessed and dedicated on Oct. 8, 2006, the Rosary Walk on the grounds of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph has offered people a chance to express their spirituality among the beauty and splendor of the “holy ground” at Maple Mount (8001 Cummings Road, 12 miles west of Owensboro, Ky., on Hwy. 56). The Rosary Walk takes people on a journey as far as they are willing to let the Holy Spirit guide them, without leaving the peaceful confines of the Mount. The Rosary Walk is located on the front of the grounds (northwest corner) and includes the Christ the King statue. Visitors can use their cell phones to reach this webpage and listen to an audiotape of the rosary (recorded by Sister Elaine Burke, OSU) to accompany their walk: https://ursulinesmsj.org/rosary-shrine-walk/ Or visitors can stroll to see the inspiring shrines on the grounds of the Motherhouse. They can visit this webpage to hear a recording about the shrines (recorded by Sister Nancy Murphy, OSU): https://ursulinesmsj.org/shrine-meditation-walk/ People can also listen to these recordings on their computers. No appointment is necessary to see the Rosary Walk or the shrines.

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Publisher |  Bishop William F. Medley
Editor |  Elizabeth Wong Barnstead
Contributors |  Riley Greif, Tina Kasey
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