In the midst of the current pandemic, known as COVID-19, the Diocese of Owensboro is excited to offer an opportunity to support your favorite parish, school or ministry in this time of need. We have partnered with iGiveCatholic, an online giving platform. This campaign is branded as #iGiveCatholicTogether. With Mass in our parishes currently suspended…
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Fr. Joe Mills: September 6, 1927 – April 4, 2020
Please click here to download the Funeral Mass worship aid in a PDF format. The Rev. Joseph M. Mills, Owensboro, passed away at the Carmel Home on Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was 92 years old. Fr. Mills, son of the late L.K. and Helen Mills, was born in Owensboro on September 6, 1927. He…
Separated physically, yet not spiritually: As public Masses are suspended for foreseeable future, parishes press on
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC On March 16, 2020, Bishop William F. Medley made an announcement that was similar to statements released by bishops all across the United States, but that did not make it any easier: he was calling for the diocese-wide discontinuation of all public Masses.
Girls learn virtues, lives of the saints, via St. Therese-themed club
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Sixty-two little girls filled the hallway inside Owensboro Catholic School’s K-3 Campus in the afternoon of March 3, 2020, their voices raised in happy chatter as adult leaders organized them into a line. Though they were of varying ages – kindergarten through third grade – all had…
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Hopkinsville parish kicks off anti-porn project with Safe Haven Sunday
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Hopkinsville recently launched a new anti-pornography program from the Diocese of Owensboro and according to parish team member Dee Dailey, “the response from parishioners has been good.”
Sweet, but not surface level: Local author hopes her ‘Christian contemporary romance’ helps readers fall in love with Jesus
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Neena Gaynor, a local author and member of St. Stephen Cathedral, believes that reading fiction can become a “holy way to spend your time.”
Outposts of a missionary Church: There is hope for the Church, says evangelization speaker
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Tim Glemkowski, the president and founder of L’Alto Catholic Institute, likes to use the example of explorers Lewis and Clark when talking about the challenges facing parishes in the 21st century.