National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2018 is “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.
Please contact your Catholic school to learn the activities that will take place during this week.
The Office for Ecumenism of the Diocese of Owensboro is sponsoring an ecumenical prayer service for Christian Unity on Sunday, January 27 at 7 PM at St. Stephen Cathedral. Members of the clergy from various local Christian churches will participate in the service. Fr. Ray Clark will speak on his seven-month sabbatical in Jerusalem as a pilgrimage in ecumenism. Those who would like to take part in the choir are asked to be at St. Stephen’s by 6 PM. If you have questions about the service you may contact Fr. Ray Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the 8th annual Catholic Men’s Conference of Western Kentucky. Speakers are Dr. Edward Sri, Kevin Reilly and Mike Michalak. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students. Visit kycatholic.com for more information and to obtain tickets.
Our Church has been rocked by the horrid sin of the abuse of children by some who represent Christ on earth. Sometimes things are so breathtakingly awful, there is nothing to do but lament. Our Jewish forebears understood this. When we lament, we bring our brokenness, our desperate need to God with the expectation that God will hear and respond. Please join Bishop William F. Medley in offering lamentation to God and asking for God’s wisdom, guidance, and intervention in repairing what is broken and keeping safe the most vulnerable among us. Bishop Medley will be presiding at a Prayer of Lament and Reparation at St. Stephen Cathedral at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, the memorial of St. Agatha, patron saint of sexual abuse victims. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Office for Evangelization for the Diocese of Owensboro and Sts. Joseph & Paul Parish are co-sponsoring the Abundant Life Conference: Introduction to Healing Ministry with Deacon Keith Strohm on Saturday, February 16 from 9-3 PM.
The cost is $20 per person to cover the materials and lunch. Please use the online registration form found here: https://owensborodiocese.org/abundant/.