The Catholic Schools Office for the Diocese of Owensboro respects and appreciates Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s recommendation to begin the 2020-2021 school year with non-traditional instruction until September 28; however, after consultation with diocesan administration, the Catholic Schools Office for the diocese has made the decision to continue their plan to re-open all of their…
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Having fun and staying safe while growing in the Catholic faith
‘Gasper on the Go’ provides camp experience at parish sites BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC It is an understatement to say that Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp and Retreat Center is “significant” for the Reffitt family at St. Stephen Cathedral. “It has become a huge part of our children’s lives,’” said mom,…
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Planning committee announced to draft 2021-2025 diocesan Pastoral Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC By the end of 2020, the Diocese of Owensboro’s Office of Hispanic/Latino Ministry hopes to have drafted a 2021-2025 diocesan Pastoral Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry.
In prayer, outreach and looking ahead to better days, priests continue to serve their flocks
BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC In the afternoon of March 19, 2020, Fr. John Thomas of Holy Spirit Parish in Bowling Green took out his cellphone and, with fellow parish priests and seminarian intern, began to pray the rosary over Facebook Live.
A Word From Bishop Medley: An abundance of charity
My dear sisters and brothers, As communities across our country and indeed the whole world have struggled to adapt in an age of pandemic, almost all places have found it necessary to implement guidelines and restrictions. These have included stay-at-home directives, distancing guidelines, and the wearing of masks in public or any place where one…
‘You have to lean into God, his people, and grace’ – A conversation with retiring director of social concerns, Deacon Richard Murphy
Note: The following is edited from an interview with Deacon Richard Murphy on June 24, 2020. “I started in July 2001… The people of God are the greatest blessing to work here. Both in my work associates and the people that God’s given me to work with as well… they’re full of love and endless…
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