It’s been a whole year since Msgr. George Hancock celebrated a private Easter Sunday Mass on April 12, 2020, in the oratory (convent chapel) of the Carmelite Sisters in Owensboro.
Parishioners and visitors to St. Francis Borgia Parish in Sturgis may have noticed this 4’x6’ picture in the parish hall. It came to us from Sacred Heart Parish in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Louisville resident Larry Dean, along with his Chicago-based cousin and co-author, Amelia Kelly, recently published a genealogy book titled “The Bittel Family from Vinningen, Rhineland, Pfalz, 1672-2020.”
During the past 15 years, St. Benedict’s Shelter in Owensboro has expanded its mission in size and scope, especially as a 24/7 shelter. As one of the few shelters of its type in western Kentucky, St. Benedict’s now fills a regional need.
Due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic, instead of the congregation singing Christmas carols for 30 minutes before our Christmas Eve Mass we, at St. Henry Parish in Aurora, were blessed to have Alex Thome play the cello accompanied by his mother, Angie Thome (music director), on the organ.
With many quarantining and staying home during this pandemic, our parish of St. Francis de Sales in Paducah decided to revisit a wonderful project that would reach our parishioners that couldn’t be in the pews.
The annual one-day charity music fest “Bluegrass on (Lake) Beshear” could not be held this year due to COVID-19 concerns. However, during October and November, my wife Laura and I, as co-hosts with the Knights of Columbus, asked the public to donate in the event’s name to support the continuing needs of local pro-life pregnancy care centers.
The Father Carroll White Council 6743, Mother of Mercy Ladies Auxiliary, and St. Joseph Catholic Church Religious Education joined forces to collect coats, jackets, and other clothing items to be donated to the St. John Thrift Store and Food Pantry in Brownsville.