Amid concerns of the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Diocese of Owensboro would like to take this time to share that in this rapidly changing situation, we will continue to monitor and provide updates as we receive more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH). The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops also has a web page devoted solely to this situation. You can find prayers, resources, links to live-stream opportunities and more here:

Eviction Prevention Funds

Catholic Charities is pleased to announce that as an agency we have been able to devote $308,600 in services to people hurting in the diocese since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of that help has been possible because of generous parishioners and grants. While our funds are running low for unrestricted grant funding for housing and utility assistance, we are pleased that we have a new $10,000 CCUSA Francis Fund for Eviction Prevention grant to help renters avoid eviction in our rural counties…basically our entire diocese except Daviess and Warren counties due to the population being over 100,000.

Rural residents at risk for eviction can call 270-852-8335 to see if we can assist.  We are also so pleased that the Li-heap program is available for utility assistance (the first stop for any utility help) in various agencies across the diocese ( for  Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster Counties; for Breckenridge and Grayson Counties; for Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties; for Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd and Trigg Counties; and for Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken Counties).  For rental assistance, Governor Beshear’s office has set up a program to pay up to 9 months of back rent and 3 months of future rent for those under 80% of median income who have experienced income loss during the pandemic, to apply for that assistance people can go to . Thank you all for your assistance and if you see someone who needs help, please don’t hesitate to refer them to us. Even if we cannot financially assist them with their need, we can likely accompany them in finding a solution.

COVID Antibody Testing for Anthem members:

In accordance with the federal mandate, Anthem will waive cost sharing for diagnostic testing, including antibody testing, for COVID-19. For FAQ information on COVID coverage for Anthem members, click this link.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Guidelines for Gatherings on Parish Property Outside the Liturgy

Please visit a web page where you can find guidelines for gatherings and events outside the liturgy, effective July 1, 2020. This information is available in English and Spanish.

Healthy at Work Guidelines for Parishes

Click to download a summary of the Diocesan Healthy at Work guidelines. (Updated December 7, 2020)

Click to download the full Diocesan Workplace Guidelines during a Declared Epidemic or Pandemic. (Updated December 7, 2020)

Click to download a Diocese of Owensboro COVID-19 and the Workplace guidance two-page flyer. (Updated March 3, 2021)

You may also find the Kentucky Healthy at Work Requirements for Office-Based Businesses (effective May 11, 2020).

Letter from Superintendent of Catholic Schools to Families – June 17, 2020

Please click here to download a letter from David Kessler, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Owensboro.

COVID -19 Notice in 23 Mayan Languages ​​+ Spanish/COVID -19 Aviso en 23 Lenguas Mayas + Español

Please click here for a PDF. Haga clic aquí para descargar como pdf.

More information available here: y en Español:

Live Stream Mass Opportunities/Oportunidades de la Transmisión de la Misa en Vivo

If you’d like your parish Mass included, please send information to [email protected].



Other Opportunities

Christ the King Catholic Church in Madisonville – Fr. Carl McCarthy leads the Rosary nightly at 6 PM:

St. Michael in Sebree :

Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM Adoration

St. Romuald in Hardinsburg will have their Mass aired Sunday at 10 AM on 104.3 WXBC

Sts. Joseph & Paul in Owensboro Wednesdays at 12 PM Noon- Stations of the Cross:

St. Agnes in Uniontown leads the Rosary daily at 3 PM:

St. Paul/St. Elizabeth Parishes, Grayson County leads Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 5:30 PM; Liturgy of the Hours Monday through Saturday at 10 AM and Sundays at 6 PM:

Holy Spirit in Bowling Green leads the Rosary Monday through Friday at 3 PM:

St. Mary Magdalene in Sorgho: Live musical offering Sundays at 11 AM:



For assistance and to speak to someone in Catholic Charities, please call 270-852-8335 (English); 270-852-8328 (Españo); and 270-421-4252 (Burmese).

The Catholic Charities Office for the Diocese of Owensboro has provided the following resources:

The City of Bowling Green has its own COVID-19 response page which has multilingual resources: La Nuestra Radio Program is where we are trying to disseminate the majority of the information in Spanish: United Way of Southern Kentucky 2.1.1 Call center:

Mental Health

Individuals, Couples, and Families: Optimal Psychological Survival in the Era of Coronavirus:

From the Positive Discipline Association website: / Español:

Dr. Jill Duba Sauerheber is offering a 25-minute telehealth hour psychoeducation session to anyone interested that focuses on (a) what is happening within the brain and (b) ways to incorporate that knowledge within the family system. Those interested can text Dr. Jill at 270.996.7396 or email her at [email protected]. These will be offered on Fridays for $25.

Reliable sources of information:

USCCB -Justice for Immigrants-Resources/RecursosJusticia para Inmigrantes-Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos

National V Encuentro

Resources for ministry available from the National V Encuentro Team, provided by their partners and Catholic organizations that are meant to assist Hispanic/Latino pastoral ministers, parents, and Catholics: This website is updated often, so please check back frequently. 

El V Encuentro ha compilado una lista de recursos para la pastoral durante la crisis de Covid-19:

Signs for the Church or Office

Phone Numbers

KY COVID-19 Hotline: 800-722-5725


Below are some communications that have been sent out to priests and/or parishes | Abajo encontraran algunos comunicados que han sido enviados a sacerdotes y/o parroquias: