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:

COVID-19 Vaccines

  • Please find a statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican here.  
  • You may also download a statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)  by clicking here.

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 December 7, 2020)

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

As a reminder, none of these are open to the public. If you’d like your parish Mass included, please send information to [email protected].



Other Opportunities

As a reminder, none of these are open to the public.



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:

Mental Health

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 $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: