717 Frederica St
Owensboro, KY 42301
The Diocesan Disabilities Awareness Committee invites all persons to attend the sacred liturgy of the Mass celebrating persons with disabilities and their families, called the “Mass of Inclusion” with a reception following in their honor on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm. The Mass will be celebrated at Brescia University’s Chapel at 717 Frederica St. in Owensboro Kentucky.
The main celebrant will be Fr. Jamie Dennis, the Associate Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods Parish in Whitesville Kentucky. This liturgy will offer those in attendance the opportunity to actively participate as ministers of hospitality, lectors, petition readers, gift bearers, and Eucharistic Ministers. Those who would be interested in serving in a ministering role or for volunteering at the reception should call Richard Murphy at 270/683-1545. The reception with refreshments will follow the Mass and will also be held in the Student Center.
All Pastors and Associates are also invited to join in this celebration, that they may see how persons with disabilities can be easily integrated into all aspects of liturgy and worship. Persons with one or more disabilities often find it difficult to experience that they are welcome in their Parish church for a wide variety of reasons. Reaching out on the part of the faith community is essential to holding open the door to membership and to express the sense of worth to these individuals.