Around the Diocese

‘Walking together with Christ’

Diocesan Corpus Christi procession takes Jesus into the streets By Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, The Western Kentucky Catholic Joe Bland’s initial thoughts at the end of the June 2, 2018 diocesan Corpus Christi procession were, “İBien hecho! Well done!” Bland, the Diocese of Owensboro’s director of the Office of Evangelization, said he was “pleasantly surprised” at…

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Religious sister reflects on love for Mary

By Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, The Western Kentucky Catholic When Sr. Bellarmine Ezumah, DMMM, learned that Pope Francis had established a new memorial honoring the title of Mary, Mother of the Church, “I was excited about it,” she said.

Different cultures, one in Christ

Maya Catholic speaker coming to western Kentucky By Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, The Western Kentucky Catholic In May 2018, a speaker will come to western Kentucky to address the local population of Maya Catholics – communities who come from southern Mexico and Central America, speak numerous indigenous languages, and descend from native cultures of thousands of…

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Four Catholic school students named Governor’s Scholars; two alternates

The Catholic Schools Office for the Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to announce that four students from the three Catholic high schools have been chosen to participate in the 2018 Governor’s Scholars Program this summer. Both Owensboro Catholic and Trinity have an alternate in case someone is unable to participate.

Diocesan opportunities for ‘Encounter’

By Danny May, Special to The Western Kentucky Catholic When Bishop Medley called us to prayer during a Year of Encounter, he reminded us all of Pope Francis’ words from Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) to declare “a new chapter of evangelization full of fervor, joy, generosity, courage, boundless love and attraction” (No.261).…

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‘Something bigger than myself’

 New Catholics reflect on community, blessings of Catholicism By Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, The Western Kentucky Catholic Joining the Catholic Church is a daunting experience for many, even – or especially – for thosewho had great faith experiences when growing up in non-Catholic churches.

New Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools

The Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to announce that David Kessler has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools effective July 1, 2018. Kessler will join Superintendent Ann Flaherty and Administrative Assistant Lauren Johnson at the McRaith Catholic Center. “The Diocese of Owensboro Catholic School’s Office is thrilled to welcome David Kessler to…

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2018 parish picnics list is now available online

Parish picnics and cooking teams are a beloved tradition in the Diocese of Owensboro, dating back many generations. Parishioners and members of the local community enjoy gathering to celebrate great food, fun games and lively fellowship during the warmest months of the year. 

Futures in jeopardy

They arrived in U.S. as children; DACA recipients now fear changes By Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, The Western Kentucky Catholic Armando Zamarripa was only a few months old when his mother faced a painful decision: choosing which of her two sons to take with her to the United States. “She had to pick between bringing me…

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2018 Priest Assignments

Parish Pastor Barrera, Rev. JulioPastor, Holy Redeemer Parish in Beaver Dam and Holy Trinity Parish in Morgantown, effective June 12, 2018. Harpole, Rev. Ryan   Pastor, St. Joseph Parish in Bowling Green, effective June 12, 2018. Johnson, Rev. Brian Pastor, St. Pius X Parish in Calvert City and St. Anthony Parish in Grand Rivers, effective June 12,…

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‘Happy to be home’ St. Francis of Assisi Parish dedicated on Dec. 9

By Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, The Western Kentucky Catholic   The line of people processing from St. Francis of Assisi Parish’s fellowship hall into the new church building on Dec. 9, 2017 just kept coming – until the church was filled to capacity, with standing room only. However, the several hundred parishioners and friends of the…

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Diocesan Archives launches first online collections catalog

By Heidi Taylor-Caudill, archivist, Diocese of Owensboro The Diocese of Owensboro Archives has launched its first online collections catalog highlighting rare and historic documents and artifacts from the diocesan collections. As with most archives, the Diocese of Owensboro Archives faces the challenge of making historical information from our collections more accessible while preserving materials that…

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Horarios de las Celebraciones de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 2017

Horarios de las Celebraciones de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 2017 San Miguel en Sebree, KY 3-11 de Diciembre: Novena 11 de Diciembre: Novena final y procession a las 10:30 p.m. 12 de Diciembre: Mañanitas a las 12 a.m., Misa Solemne a las 12:30 a.m.

Community Encouraged to #iGiveCatholic

The Diocese of Owensboro invites you to kick off the charitable season on Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2017, with #iGiveCatholic – an online crowdfunding event that brings the Catholic community together to give thanks and give back. The Diocese of Owensboro is one of 17 participating archdioceses and dioceses for #iGiveCatholic. Considered the most successful…

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Bishop Medley’s Statement on Launch of ‘Share the Journey’ Campaign

Dear People of the Diocese of Owensboro, Today, September 27, 2017, Pope Francis is officially launching the worldwide, year-long “Share the Journey” campaign. This campaign is sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Catholic Charities USA and the Church’s global charitable network, Caritas Internationalis. The launch of this global campaign…

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