Celebrating Mass in a 20-by-25-foot metal outbuilding on Dec. 24, 2021 for the displaced community of Resurrection Parish in Dawson Springs, the image that came to Bishop William F. Medley’s mind was “’there was no room at the inn’ – except that a couple had opened their homes that Christmas Eve night.”
The blind Catholic community is “very small,” according to Fr. Jamie Dennis of Blessed Mother Parish in Owensboro – so he enjoys being around “other like-minded people,” such as his recent opportunity to once again celebrate the annual St. Lucy Mass for clients and friends of Xavier Society for the Blind.
Knights of Columbus councils unite to raise $33,495 for pro-life pregnancy care centers at ‘Bluegrass on Beshear – Pickin’ Life’
Six western Kentucky Knights of Columbus councils joined forces on Oct. 9, 2021 to host the eighth annual one-day music fest/fundraiser on Lake Beshear, near Dawson Springs. The result was a huge success that smashed previous fundraising records for “Bluegrass on Beshear – Pickin’ Life.”
The tornadoes that struck western Kentucky during the night of Dec. 10, 2021 got close to old St. Stephen’s Church in Land Between the Lakes, but the little wooden church escaped the storms without any damage.
Megan was “at first super excited” when she learned about the concept of a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat, “but as the date got closer I got nervous.”
On Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, parish leaders and school personnel of the Diocese of Owensboro gathered at the Owensboro Convention Center in downtown Owensboro to discuss the theme of “Receive and Be the Light of Christ.”
On Dec. 8, 2021, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 20 women of St. Joseph Parish in Bowling Green completed their 33-day consecration to Our Lady. What started as a Bible study for the Hispanic women of the parish grew into a consecration journey as the members together decided to do this Marian devotion, which has been a tradition in the Catholic Church for centuries.
Flying over western Ky., Bishop Medley provides unique blessing to his people impacted by tornado outbreak
Bishop William F. Medley wanted to bless his people who had been in the path of the tornadoes that struck western Kentucky during the night of Dec. 10, 2021, and with the help of a local pastor, some Knights of Columbus, and an airplane, he did just that.
Following a 400-mile road trip on Dec. 15, 2021 across his tornado-ravaged Diocese of Owensboro in western Kentucky, Bishop William F. Medley said he will not forget the destruction, “but what will stay with me are the people I saw.”
‘Pray for us – and don’t forget about us in a month’ plead communities hit with historic Kentucky tornadoes
The creaking sound of the swaying chains was eerie. What usually held the red candle above the tabernacle at Resurrection Parish in Dawson Springs was now an empty metal structure suspended by chains, spinning in the cold December wind but not quite hitting the damaged walls on either side of it.