Holy Year Popes Exhibit @ Brescia University Administration Building Lobby
Sep 16 @ 2:02 pm – Nov 20 @ 3:02 pm

The Holy Year Popes History and Memorabilia 1300 – 2016.
This exhibit is presented by the Office of the Vicar General and the Reeves/Helder Legacy and hosted by Brescia University. This exhibit will run from September 16 through November 20, 2016.

The exhibit can be viewed at the Brescia Administration Building Lobby, 120 West 7th Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. It is available Monday through Friday from 7 AM until 6 PM.
For groups of 20 or more or for weekend tours please contact Sally at (270) 686-4236 or

Mercy Walk/Run @ St. William Church
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am

St. William and St. Lawrence Parishes in Knottsville and Philpot open an invitation to everyone in the Diocese to attend their Year of Mercy Walk/Run on October 1, 2016. You can walk or run the three miles from St. William Church to St. Lawrence Church.

Entry fee is $20 per person, or $50 for a family. Each registrant will receive a t-shirt. All proceeds will benefit local charities as part of the parishes’ “Works of Mercy.”

Deadline to register is August 31. You can pick up a registration form at both parishes or call the number provided.

New Pastor Installation, Rev. Suneesh Mathew, HGN @ Precious Blood Parish
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Criminal Justice Policy Advocate Meeting @ Frankfort, KY
Oct 11 all-day
McRaith Catholic Center Staff Mass and Meeting @ McRaith Catholic Center
Oct 12 @ 8:45 am – 10:30 am
The Camino of Mercy | The Way of Mercy @ Diocesan Shrine of Mary
Oct 15 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

In Misericordiae Vultus, the Bull of Indiction of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis states, “The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim travelling along the road, making his way to the desired destination. Similarly, to reach the Holy Door in Rome or in any other place in the world, everyone, each according to his or her ability, will have to make a pilgrimage. This will be a sign that mercy is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice. May pilgrimage be an impetus to conversion” (MV 14).

The Holy Father desires that everyone be given the opportunity to experience pilgrimage.  For this reason, he has asked each diocese to designate particular shrines or churches as places of pilgrimage for the faithful.  Bishop Medley has designated six pilgrimage sites for the Diocese of Owensboro.  Two of those sites are located in the Bowling Green Deanery:  The Shrine of Mary on the campus of Saint Joseph Parish and the Chapel of Divine Mercy on the campus of the Fathers of Mercy in Auburn.

Entering into the history and tradition of the Church, a pilgrimage between the Diocesan Shrine of Mary and the Chapel of Divine Mercy on the campus of the Fathers of Mercy will take place on Saturday, October 15.  Join other pilgrims in walking the Camino of Mercy.

Schedule for Saturday, October 15:

Check-in begins                                  7:00 AM

Diocesan Shrine of Mary on the campus of Saint Joseph Parish

Rosary                                                 7:30

Mass                                                    8:00

Continental Breakfast                         8:30

Blessings and Departures                    9:00

Registration Fee:                     $20 per person             $50 per natural family

Registration deadline:             October 7, 2016

Registration is available through the Saint Joseph Parish Office.


† † †   Proceeds to benefit Disaster Relief in Baton Rouge, Louisiana   † † †

75th Anniversary Mass – Glenmary Sisters @ St. Stephen Cathedral
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
75th Anniversary Celebration – Glenmary Sisters @ Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebration of Mass at Old St. Stephen’s Parish @ Land Between the Lakes
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Priests’ Personnel Board Meeting @ McRaith Catholic Center
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am