Children

The Faith Formation Office for the Diocese of Owensboro provides helpful resources for the 78 parishes in our Diocese.

Please see resources below pertaining to the catechetical needs of children in the Diocese.


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is taking place across the Diocese this summer. A schedule is listed below and will be updated as more information/dates are provided.

Precious Blood, Owensboro, KY
Dates: June 19-23
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Meal at 5:00 for anyone under 18)
Theme: Modern Day Saints–St Teresa of Calcutta, St John Paul II, St. John XXIII and Pope Francis.  End the week with Mass and Cookout
Cost: $1.00 per day
Who: Pre-K to Grade 6
Place: Precious Blood Parish
Contact: Sr. Rosanne (270-684-6888)

St. Stephen Cathedral, Owensboro, KY
Dates:  June 19-23
Time:  9:00am-Noon
Theme:  Tracking Mary Mysteries and Messages
Cost: $10.00 per child, $20.00 per family, need based scholarship available
Who: Age 4 and up
Place: McRaith Catholic Center Basement
Contact: Donna Murphy,  (270-683-6525) or donna.murphy@pastoral.org

St. Pius X, Owensboro, KY
Dates: June 19-23
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Theme:  At Home in Nazareth
Cost: Free (also free t-shirt)
Who: 4 year old – 5th grade
Place: St. Pius Tenth Parish Hall
Contact: Jeanie Lewis (270) 684-4745

Blessed Sacrament, Owensboro, KY
Dates: June 26-30
Time: 9:00 am – Noon (Breakfast and lunch served)
Theme: Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ LOVE is one of a Kind
Cost: Free
Who: K-3rd grade
Contact: Sr. Jeannette Fennewald (270-926-4741)

Our Lady of Lourdes, Owensboro, KY
Dates:  July 10-14
Time:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Theme: Maker Fun Factory – Created by God, Built for a Purpose
Cost: Free
Who: 4 year old – 4th grade
Place: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall
Contact:  Jessy Bennett (270-684-5369)

Blessed Mother, Owensboro, KY
Dates:  June 12-16
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Theme: Earth Keepers – Adventures for Creation Care Kids
Cost: $25.00 per family
Who: Kindergarten – Grade 3
Place: Blessed Mother Parish Hall
Contact: Norm Hayden, (270-683-8444, ext. 26) or email bmcreled@bellsouth.net

Immaculate, Owensboro, KY
Dates:  June 11-15
Time:  6-8pm
Theme: Drive Thru the Old Testament
Cost: $5.00 per child
Who: Pre-school – 5th grade
Place: Immaculate Parish
Contact:  Diane Willis (270-683-0689)

Holy Name, Henderson, KY
Dates:  June 5-8
Time:  8am-Noon
Theme:  Maker Fun Factory:  Created by God
Cost: Free
Who: 4 year old – 5th grade
Place: Holy Name Church
Contact: Rose Wheeler (270-826-2096)

Blessed Sacrament Church, Owensboro, KY
Dates:  June 26-30
Contact: Sr. Jeanette Fennewald,  jtfennewald@ssndcp.org

Paducah Deanery
Dates:  June 5-9
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Theme:  Mighty Fortress
Cost:  $20.00 per child
Who: Pre-K (aged 4 & potty trained) through 6th grade
Place:  St. Mary Elementary School, Paducah
Contact: Ging Smith

St. Mary of the Woods, Whitesville, KY
Dates:  June 26-30
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Theme: Maker Fun Factory- Made for a Purpose
Cost: Free
Who: Any child entering K through 5th grade
Place: St. Mary of the Woods Horn Community Center
Contact: Carrie Howard, choward522@gmail.com (270-233-4156)

Sts. Joseph & Paul, Owensboro, KY    
Dates: June 19-22
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. each night
Cost if any to participate:  None
Who can attend (ages/grade): Kindergarten – 5th grade
Place:  Father Tucker Center – 423 Clay Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
Contact: Kim Tignor

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Bowling Green, KY
Dates: June 12-16
Time: 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Theme for the VBS: Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose
Cost if any to participate: $25.00/child for 1st child, fee reduced for additional children
Who can attend (ages/grade): Ages 4 (must have turned 4 by January 1, 2017) through 5th grade
Place: Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Contact: Cheryl Powell, 270-842-7777, x102

St. Leo, Murray
Dates: June 5-9
Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
Theme for the VBs: Maker Fun Factory
Cost: None
Who can attend (ages/grade): 4 and up
Place: St. Leo Parish Hall
Contact: Megan Bell, megan@stleoky.org

St. Romuald Church    
Dates: July 10–13
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Theme for the VBs:  Operation Arctic
Cost if any to participate: N/A
Who can attend (ages/grade): 4 years old to completed 5th Grade
Place: St. Romuald Church
Contact: Kim Brumfield

St. Mary Magdalene, Sorgho
Dates: July 24-27
Time: 6:00-8:15 PM
Theme for the VBs: Bible Adventures
Cost if any to participate: $10 Donation
Who can attend (ages/grade): Any age up to 5th grade (must be old enough to be potty trained and ok to be away from a parent for the duration of the event unless parent wants to travel with the child)
Place: St. Mary Magdalene Parish Hall
Contact: Crissy Stevenson, crissystevenson1@yahoo.com

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Theme: Everywhere Fun Fair-Bringing God’s People Together Everywhere (2013 Cokesbury)
Date: July 25-28
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Costs: no charge 
Age: 4 -12  (7th & 8th graders are leaders for groups)
Contact: Gail Critchelow (270-256-1291)