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Feb
8
Tue
World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking Diocesan Mass @ St. Stephen Cathedral
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm

February 8 is the feast day of Saint Josephine Margaret Bakhita. Saint Josephine was born in 1869 in Sudan, died in 1947, was beatified in 1992 and canonized in 2000. St. Josephine was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery. After being bought and sold numerous times, once freed, she became a Canossian nun. She is the patron saint of Sudan.

A diocesan Mass will be held on her feast day, Tuesday, February 8 at 6:00 PM at St. Stephen Cathedral, which is also the world day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking. All are welcome to attend to this Mass or view it via St. Stephen’s livestream on Facebook or YouTube. This Mass is being sponsored by the Bakhita Empowerment Initiative, which is a Catholic Charities of Louisville program to combat human trafficking, and the Diocese of Owensboro Catholic Charities office.

You can read more about St. Josephine and find a prayer here, which is an excerpt from the 2021 National Migration Week: A Collected Book of Prayers for Migrants from the USCCB (available here).

 

Feb
15
Tue
Immaculée Ilibagiza at St. Agnes @ St. Agnes Catholic Church
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm

St. Agnes Catholic Church in Uniontown, KY is pleased to welcome Immaculée Ilibagiza, New York Times best-selling author and Rwandan genocide survivor, on Tues., Feb. 15, 2022 at 7 PM. After the assassination of Rwanda’s president in 1994, months of massacres of Tutsi tribe members ensued. Immaculée, a college student at the time, was hidden, along with seven other women, in a 3×4 foot bathroom for 91 days. On Feb. 15, she will share her story of faith, hope and forgiveness. This is a free event and open to the public. For more information, please call St. Agnes at 270- 822-4416 or visit their website, stagnesuniontown.com.

Feb
18
Fri
Lazarus Retreat @ Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp & Retreat Center
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 20 @ 12:30 pm
Born out of the spirit of the Teens Encounter Christ movement. This is a retreat for high school youth seeking an encounter with Jesus Christ. This retreat is held various times through the year at different locations in the Diocese. Follow the link for additional details.

We are pleased to announce a retreat opportunity for high school youth of the Diocese of Owensboro called the Lazarus Retreat.  Please find a registration form here. The Lazarus Retreat will be held Friday, February 18-Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp and Retreat Center.  The cost is $50 and the deadline to sign up is Monday, February 7, 2022 Drop off will be at 5:00PM on Friday and pickup will be at 12:30PM on Sunday.  The goal and theme of the retreat is an intentional invitation to our young people to life in Jesus Christ. 

As we approach the retreat in February, we will follow all current diocesan protocol for gathering during the pandemic.  We will provide more detailed information closer to the time of the retreat.

 

Mar
8
Tue
Regional Synod Listening Session – Henderson @ Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pope Francis is inviting everyone, both in the mainstream of church life and on the margins, to voice their dreams, ideas and concerns for the Church in preparation for the Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in 2023. In response to the Holy Father’s request, the Diocese of Owensboro is calling for two phases of listening to occur in the coming months – parish-based listening and regional listening.

Bishop Medley is asking parishes to conduct a two-part listening session during the months of January and February (each will be two hours in length). Following all parish listening, Bishop Medley invites everyone to participate in a regional listening session in March where he will be present as the primary listener.

Mar
10
Thu
Regional Synod Listening Session – Bowling Green @ Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pope Francis is inviting everyone, both in the mainstream of church life and on the margins, to voice their dreams, ideas and concerns for the Church in preparation for the Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in 2023. In response to the Holy Father’s request, the Diocese of Owensboro is calling for two phases of listening to occur in the coming months – parish-based listening and regional listening.

Bishop Medley is asking parishes to conduct a two-part listening session during the months of January and February (each will be two hours in length). Following all parish listening, Bishop Medley invites everyone to participate in a regional listening session in March where he will be present as the primary listener.

Mar
11
Fri
Married Couples Retreat @ Pennyrile State Park Lodge
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day

It’s been a rough couple of years. Why not take some time away as husband and wife to reconnect and reinvigorate your marriage. This retreat will be a chance to get away, stay in a beautiful lodge, enjoy undistracted time together, and strengthen a few communication skills while you’re at it.  The Office of Marriage & Family Life wants to invest in your marriage, so we are covering a portion of the expense of this retreat to make it affordable. We only have room for 20 couples, so we do expect this retreat to fill up fast. Please use the link above to register.

Youth 2000 @ Brescia University
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 13 @ 12:30 pm

Youth 2000 leads young people to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, to live and proclaim the Gospel message with joy and enthusiasm, to become evangelizers of the New Evangelization.

Contact your youth minister or pastor to register to attend!

Mar
14
Mon
Regional Synod Listening Session – Hopkinsville @ Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pope Francis is inviting everyone, both in the mainstream of church life and on the margins, to voice their dreams, ideas and concerns for the Church in preparation for the Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in 2023. In response to the Holy Father’s request, the Diocese of Owensboro is calling for two phases of listening to occur in the coming months – parish-based listening and regional listening.

Bishop Medley is asking parishes to conduct a two-part listening session during the months of January and February (each will be two hours in length). Following all parish listening, Bishop Medley invites everyone to participate in a regional listening session in March where he will be present as the primary listener.

Mar
19
Sat
Sesiones de escucha regionales con el obispo Medley en Español @ Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

El Papa Francisco está invitando a todos, tanto quienes ya participan en la vida de la Iglesia como quienes se encuentran en las periferias, a expresar sus sueños, ideas y preocupaciones por la Iglesia en preparación para el Sínodo de los Obispos que se celebrará en Roma en 2023. En respuesta a la solicitud del Santo Padre, la Diócesis de Owensboro está pidiendo que ocurran dos fases de escucha en los próximos meses: escucha parroquial y escucha regional.

El Obispo Medley está pidiendo a las parroquias que realicen una sesión de escucha de dos partes durante los meses de enero y febrero (cada uno tendrá dos horas de duración).  Después de la escucha parroquial, el Obispo Medley invita a todos a participar en una de las sesiones de escucha regional en marzo, donde él estará presente como el oyente principal.

Mar
22
Tue
Regional Synod Listening Session – Paducah @ St. Thomas More
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pope Francis is inviting everyone, both in the mainstream of church life and on the margins, to voice their dreams, ideas and concerns for the Church in preparation for the Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in 2023. In response to the Holy Father’s request, the Diocese of Owensboro is calling for two phases of listening to occur in the coming months – parish-based listening and regional listening.

Bishop Medley is asking parishes to conduct a two-part listening session during the months of January and February (each will be two hours in length). Following all parish listening, Bishop Medley invites everyone to participate in a regional listening session in March where he will be present as the primary listener.