Covid-19

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: http://www.usccb.org/coronavirus.

Guidelines for Resuming Parish Gatherings Outside the Liturgy

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Effective immediately (May 27, 2020), parish gatherings outside the liturgy (Religious Education classes, RCIA meetings, small groups, etc.) may resume with ten people or less, with the following guidelines:

    • All must continue practicing physical distancing of six feet from those not living within the same household.
    • All must wear a mask if closer than six feet to anyone not living within their household.
    • No communal food may be shared.
    • Encourage all to wash hands frequently before, during, and after the gathering.
    • Encourage all to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Those at high risk over 65 with heart, lung, or kidney disease, are still asked not to gather.

Directrices para Reiniciar las Reuniones Parroquiales Fuera de la Liturgia

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Con vigencia inmediata (27 de mayo de 2020), las reuniones parroquiales fuera de la liturgia (clases de educación religiosa, reuniones de RICA, grupos pequeños, etc.) pueden reiniciarse con diez personas o menos, con las siguientes directrices:

    • Todos deben continuar practicando el distanciamiento físico de seis pies (dos metros) de aquellos que no viven dentro de la misma casa.
    • Todos deben usar una mascarilla si están a menos de seis pies (2 metros) de cualquier persona que no viva dentro de la misma casa.
    • No se puede compartir comida (comunal) en grupo.
    • Animen a todos a lavarse las manos con frecuencia antes, durante y después de la reunión.
    • Animen a todos a evitar tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca.
    • A las personas de alto riesgo mayores de 65 años con enfermedad ya sea cardiaca, pulmonar o renal, aún se les pide que no se reúnan.

More information available here: https://owensborodiocese.org/return-to-public-mass/ y en Español: https://owensborodiocese.org/la-celebracion-publica-de-la-misa/

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].

Diocesan/Diocesanas:

 

Other Opportunities

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

 



Resources/Recursos

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

https://justiceforimmigrants.org/covid-19-resource-page/

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: https://vencuentro.org/resources-for-ministry-during-covid-19-outbreak/. 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: https://vencuentro.org/resources-for-ministry-during-covid-19-outbreak/

Signs for the Church or Office

Phone Numbers

  • KY COVID-19 Hotline: 800-722-5725

Statements/Comunicados

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: