Around the Diocese

Collection for Eastern Kentucky Flooding

As you know, the situation in Eastern Kentucky is dire. Torrential rainfall has caused devastating flooding. People have lost lives and families have become homeless. Our sisters and brothers in the eastern part of our state are going through a desperately difficult time. You’ll recall that the dioceses of Kentucky responded with great charity when…

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Co-Coordinator for Office of Worship

The Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to announce the appointment of Dcn. Ken Bennett as a Co-Coordinator in the Office of Worship. He joins Fr. Brandon in the Office of Worship, who has been a part of that office since October 2018. Dcn. Ken will assume his role at the diocese on August 1, 2022.…

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Kentucky Bishops Release Joint Statement on Supreme Court Decision

Kentucky’s four Roman Catholic bishops have issued a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Please click here to access a PDF copy of the statement. For centuries, the Catholic Church has proclaimed a rich social teaching based upon a deep respect for the sacredness of every…

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Reception of Holy Communion

In April, Bishop William F. Medley informed pastors at the 78 diocesan parishes that he intended to restore the option of receiving Holy Communion on the tongue and Holy Communion under both the species of bread and wine. This change takes effect on the Feast of Corpus Christ, June 18-19, 2022. In his letter to…

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A Rosary for Healing & Protection

The month of May is dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. During this month we have provided below a special Rosary by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection.  Together, we can ensure that all are safe from sexual abuse and can provide assistance and support to survivors/victims who are…

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Priest Assignments for 2022

The priest assignments for 2022 are listed below. Please keep our priests and those they serve in prayer as these changes take place.  Parish Pastor Abiero, Rev. Michael Charles, Pastor, St. Rose of Lima Parish in Cloverport and Holy Guardian Angels Parish in Irvington.  Effective June 14, 2022. Ighacho, Rev. John, Pastor, St. Joseph Parish…

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Special Collection for Ukraine

Please find an excerpt below from a letter Bishop William F. Medley sent on March 1, 2022 to all the pastors in the Diocese of Owensboro: Dear Fathers, As we watch the war in Ukraine unfold, our hearts are torn by the suffering of so many innocent people. Today I heard that more than 500,000…

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2022 Fish Fry Dates

Editor’s note: Canons 1250 and 1251 state that all Fridays are days of penance in the Catholic Church. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops requests that Catholics abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, and practice some form of penance on the other Fridays throughout the year. Due to fish being a popular Lenten Friday…

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Papal Message for Tornado Victims

#PopeFrancis at Angelus: “I pray for the victims of the tornadoes that hit Kentucky and other areas of the United States.” 🔊 pic.twitter.com/uC9h15q1Kg — Catholic News Service (@CatholicNewsSvc) December 12, 2021  

Bishop Medley Requests Prayers and Special Collection for Tornado and Storm Victims

Dear Parishes, In light of the recent catastrophic devastation across our diocese, I am requesting that each parish takes up a special collection at this weekend’s Masses. Many of those injured in the Mayfield candle factory were parishioners, and others represented migrants and the marginalized in our communities. The Diocese of Owensboro, through our Catholic…

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A Musical Reflection in a Time of Pandemic

The Music Ministers of Saint Stephen Cathedral— including James Wells, Director of Music and organist, the Choir of the Cathedral, a newly formed quartet of singers, and violinist Emily Wills— will present Musical Meditations on the Stations of Cross on Friday, November 19th at 6:30pm in the Cathedral.  Conceived by James Wells and based on…

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Additional Priest Assignments

Bishop Medley, upon the recommendation of the Priest Personnel Board, has made the following priest changes: Rev. Ray Clark:  Chaplain at Carmel Home in Owensboro effective September 1, 2021.  (Fr. Richard Cash will continue as the Coordinator of Catholic Pastoral Care at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.) Rev. Gary Clark:  Pastor of St. Francis de Sales…

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COVID-19 Parish Guidelines

Diocese of Owensboro COVID-19 and the Workplace Guidance **Updated October 5, 2021 | **Actualizado el 5 de octubre de 2021 We continue to strongly recommend that everyone mask indoors and to please postpone unnecessary meetings. Please encourage parishioners to wear a mask as they enter Church. **For gatherings that include a meal, attendees are asked…

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Letter from Superintendent David Kessler

Dear Catholic School Families and Staff, We are committed to beginning the 2021-2022 school year on time and with the best opportunity for uninterrupted, in-person learning for our students and staff.  We share the concerns of our state health officials and healthcare professionals on the rising transmission rates of this virus and the variants that…

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National School Lunch & Breakfast Program

The Diocese of Owensboro Division of School & Community Nutrition will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option of National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.  As part of this program, Owensboro Catholic Schools, Mary Carrico Memorial School, St. Mary of the Woods, Trinity High School, St. Joseph School, John Paul II Catholic…

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