Immaculate Conception Parish in Hawesville is pastored by Fr. Terry Devine. On Saturday, Aug. 20, parishioners gathered for a campus clean-up day.
Before becoming an autonomous community, the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph were a part of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville. Less than 40 short years after arriving to Mount Saint Joseph, the MSJ Ursulines made the courageous move to break away from the larger Ursuline community of Louisville and become a separate community.
There is a beautiful golf club in the community where I live. Because so many of its members live in houses on its perimeter, it’s not unusual to see people riding to and fro in their golf carts. For many, this is a classic image of retirement.
Sr. Margaret Ann Aull, OSU, Immaculate Parish’s coordinator of pastoral care, retired on June 30, 2022, although she still will visit the homebound and nursing home residents two-and-a-half mornings a week.
In June of this year the Catholic Church of the United States initiated a three-year Eucharistic Revival. Most dioceses marked this event by highlighting the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). I joined the parishioners of St. Joseph in Mayfield in a Corpus Christi procession around their church grounds.
As I have been traveling around our diocese offering the Encounter Love/Encounter Jesus experience, one sentiment continues to come up, “Other adults in our parish need to experience this retreat…” Adults are hungry to grow in their faith and long to experience the joy and presence of God in their daily lives.
In August, several of the Diocese of Owensboro’s seminarians participated in a weekend retreat with the Office of Vocations staff.
Have you ever had a mental health crisis in your family? Has a friend ever acted strangely, and you feared they might hurt themselves?
Stories of science and the Catholic Church appear in unexpected places. On a trip to Cave-in-Rock in Illinois (USA), I learned about St. Vincent’s Academy and Blessed Martin School from the past—and about John Paul II School from the present. These schools tell a story of education in the USA that is both interesting and difficult.
Amid the sea of signs carried at the many rallies following the Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court decision, one was particularly striking: “MAKE ABORTION UNTHINKABLE.”