On Oct. 17, St. Alphonsus Parish hosted our annual Pioneer Dinner with an afternoon Mass officiated by Fr. Anthoni Ottagan followed by a soup, sandwich and dessert meal.
It was a warm, but windy day in Owensboro on Oct. 24, 2021. The sound of live music could be heard from the parking lot. A pair of inflatable dinosaurs high-fived kids as they arrived. There were tables for painting pumpkins, a bean bag toss and other games for the kids, free food, and parishioners handing out candy along the “trail of treats” along decorated tables.
What Christmas and Advent celebrations are unique to your family? Below, several diocesan staff share their favorite family traditions.
St. Edward Social Outreach Group, of St. Edward Parish in Fulton, used grant funds allocated by the Diocese of Owensboro’s Catholic Charities to benefit area youth.
Jim Mercer, Luke Critchelow and Bobby Henning are three of the several volunteers who fried fish on Sept. 3, 2021. COURTESY OF TONY MEDLEYBY TONY MEDLEY, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Re-establishing a sense of community inspired the small, 200-family St....
A band plays at a previous year’s “Bluegrass on (Lake) Beshear – Pickin’ Life” music fest, located near Dawson Springs, Ky. COURTESY OF JEFF SMITH BY BLUEGRASS ON BESHEAR ORGANIZERS, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Co-sponsors Jeff and Laura Smith and the...
Children run a lemonade stand asking only for donations during the Aug. 7, 2021 fundraiser for the Aaron Igleheart family at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Owensboro. COURTESY OF MARY LASLEYBY MARY LASLEY, SPECIAL TO THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC “Blessed be the God...
After a year’s hiatus, Associates and Sisters Day was back on track on June 26 in the gym on the campus of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph in Maple Mount.
Rose Wheeler, director of religious education at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Henderson, shared that their parish had “an amazing VBS (Vacation Bible School) this year.”
During Mass on May 22, 2021, Sienna Junker, the newly-adopted daughter of Jayme Junker, was baptized by Fr. Greg Trawick, pastor of St. Stephen Parish in Cadiz.