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.


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.
    • Kentucky’s COVID-19 Vaccine Website, vaccine.ky.gov, shows Kentuckians which phase they are in specifically. Individuals can sign up for notifications so state officials can communicate with them when doses become available at new and existing sites. Vaccine.ky.gov also lists regional vaccination partners statewide, so Kentuckians can search their county or region and see how to schedule an appointment. Kentucky is still in the Phase 1C.

    • Kentucky’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 855-598-2246 or TTY 855-326-4654 (for deaf or hard-of-hearing Kentuckians), has the same features as the website. Kentuckians can get assistance completing the vaccine eligibility questionnaire and scheduling an appointment when doses are available. The hotline is available 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

    • Locate vaccine by zip code: https://vaccinefinder.org

    • When can you get a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky?

Other resources:

CDC news from this week for those who are fully vaccinated:

The CDC released interim guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals’ social practices. CDC said that those who are fully vaccinated — whether the two doses required by the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or the single Johnson & Johnson dose — may eschew masks or physical distancing when gathering with other fully vaccinated individuals in small groups in their homes. They can also visit indoors with unvaccinated people from a single household without wearing masks or physical distancing if that household’s occupants are at low risk of severe COVID-19 disease.


Vacunas Contra el COVID-19 

Busque una vacuna por código postal, https://vaccinefinder.org

El sitio web de Kentucky sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19vaccine.ky.gov, muestra a los habitantes de Kentucky en qué fase se encuentran específicamente. Las personas pueden registrarse para recibir notificaciones para que los funcionarios estatales puedan comunicarse con ellos cuando las dosis estén disponibles en sitios nuevos y existentes. Vaccine.ky.gov también enumera los socios regionales de vacunación en todo el estado, por lo que los residentes de Kentucky pueden buscar en su condado o región y ver cómo programar una cita. Kentucky todavía se encuentra en la Fase 1C.

Línea directa de Kentucky sobre vacunas contra el COVID-19855-598-2246 o TTY 855-326-4654 (para residentes de Kentucky sordos o con problemas de audición), tiene las mismas herramientas que el sitio web. Los residentes de Kentucky pueden obtener ayuda para completar el cuestionario de elegibilidad de vacunas y programar una cita cuando las dosis estén disponibles. La línea directa está disponible de 8 a.m. a 7 p.m. EST de lunes a viernes. 

Otros recursos:

Pautas actualizadas de los CDC para personas completamente vacunadas

  • Pueden visitar a otras personas completamente vacunadas dentro de los edificios sin usar mascarillas ni mantenerse a una distancia de 6 pies (2 metros).
  • Pueden visitar a personas no vacunadas que no viven con ellos dentro de los edificios sin usar mascarillas ni mantenerse a una distancia de 6 pies (2 metros) si todas las demás personas tienen un riesgo bajo de contraer una enfermedad grave.
  • No tienen que hacer una cuarentena ni pruebas del COVID-19 si no tienen síntomas del COVID-19 después de entrar en contacto con alguien que tiene el COVID-19.

Se considera que una persona está completamente vacunada dos semanas después de recibir la última dosis requerida de la vacuna del COVID-19. 


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.


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 (www.Audubon-Area.com for  Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster Counties;  www.CKCAC.org for Breckenridge and Grayson Counties; www.CasoKy.org for Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties; www.PACS-Ky.org for Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd and Trigg Counties; and www.wkas-ky.org 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 https://teamkyhherf.ky.gov/ . 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.


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 March 23, 2021)

Click to download a Diocese of Owensboro COVID-19 and the Workplace guidance two-page flyer. (Updated March 23, 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: 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

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

Diocesan/Diocesanas:

 

Other Opportunities

Christ the King Catholic Church in Madisonville – Fr. Carl McCarthy leads the Rosary nightly at 6 PM: https://www.facebook.com/ctkmadisonville/

St. Michael in Sebree : https://www.facebook.com/smsebree/

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: https://www.facebook.com/stjpcc/

St. Agnes in Uniontown leads the Rosary daily at 3 PM:  https://www.facebook.com/St-Agnes-Roman-Catholic-Church-370425936471392/

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: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulcatholicchurchleitchfieldky

Holy Spirit in Bowling Green leads the Rosary Monday through Friday at 3 PM: https://www.facebook.com/HSCCBG/

St. Mary Magdalene in Sorgho: Live musical offering Sundays at 11 AM: https://www.facebook.com/MaryMagdaleneKy/

 



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:

The City of Bowling Green has its own COVID-19 response page which has multilingual resources: https://www.bgky.org/coronavirus. La Nuestra Radio Program is where we are trying to disseminate the majority of the information in Spanish: https://www.facebook.com/lanuestrabg/. United Way of Southern Kentucky 2.1.1 Call center: https://www.facebook.com/theUWSK/

Mental Health

Individuals, Couples, and Families: Optimal Psychological Survival in the Era of Coronavirus: https://www.adlerpedia.org/concepts/55#resource-561

From the Positive Discipline Association website: https://www.positivediscipline.org/Family-Resources / Español: https://www.positivediscipline.org/Recursos-familiares-COVID-19

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

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: