Healthcare workers gather for ‘White Mass’ BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC At the Oct. 21 White Mass at St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro, Bishop William F. Medley referred to the vocation of healthcare workers as “an extension of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”
St. Leo’s quilting ministry provides newly-baptized babies with gift to cherish BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC There is something about a quilt that is comforting and welcoming.
Diocese’s V National Encuentro delegates reflect on Hispanic/Latino gathering BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC The Sept. 20-23, 2018 V National Encuentro conference in Grapevine, Texas, was “emotional” but also “fun,” said Claudia Valladares, one of the Diocese of Owensboro’s delegates to the gathering.
The Roman Catholic Church, along with many other Christian denominations, honors all those who “have gone before us marked with the sign of faith” as saints.
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC When Sr. M. Bernadette Niehaus, DCJ, and three other Carmelite sisters came to Owensboro from Wisconsin in 1952, it was a culture shock to say the least.
The Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to announce that Susan Montalvo-Gesser has accepted the position of Director of Catholic Charities effective January 2, 2019. Montalvo-Gesser will assume the position at the McRaith Catholic Center left vacant in June 2018 by retiring director, Rita Heinz.