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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 September 1, 2021 | Actualizado el 1 de septiembre 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. Large gatherings that include a meal are also being…

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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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Pandemic Recommendations

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases throughout our country (and Kentucky and our diocese), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is making recommendations that would impact all in-person meetings held indoors in our parishes (e.g. weekday and Sunday liturgies, youth events, parish meetings, religious education, RCIA groups, parish social events, etc…). Please…

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Letter From Bishop William F. Medley Regarding Sunday/Holyday Obligation and Liturgy Guidelines

Sunday/Holyday Obligation and Liturgy Guideline Updates | Effective June 11, 2021 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we move beyond the worst of the coronavirus pandemic and access to the COVID-19 vaccine has become more widespread, the time has arrived for the good of all the faithful when the general dispensation from the…

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New Director of Faith Formation

The Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to announce the appointment of Dcn. Jay VanHoosier as the new Director of Faith Formation, effective July 6, 2021.   Dcn. VanHoosier comes to us from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Newburgh, Indiana, in the Diocese of Evansville, where he has been the Director of Faith Formation…

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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, to be prayed.  Together, we can ensure that all children are safe from sexual abuse and can provide assistance and support…

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Priest Assignments for 2021

The priest assignments for 2021 are listed below. Please keep our priests and those they serve in prayer as these changes take place.  Parish Pastor Buckman, Rev. Thomas, Pastor, St. Mary Parish in Franklin and Christ the King Parish in Scottsville.  Effective June 8, 2021. Kulathumkal, Rev. Babu, Pastor, St. Pius X Parish in Owensboro. …

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A Statement from Bishop William F. Medley on Situation in Myanmar

(Also available in Burmese and Spanish below) The Diocese of Owensboro is enriched by the presence of migrants and refugees from the country of Myanmar, also known as Burma.   Last month the military in this country took control in a coup, arresting many democratic political leaders and activists.   Turmoil and uncertainty have followed in the…

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NCYC 2021 Announcement

From the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry After much conversation and discernment with Bishop Medley and other diocesan leadership, we have decided not to try to lead a diocesan delegation to NCYC 2021 in Indianapolis, IN Nov. 18-20, 2021.  There are too many unknowns regarding guidelines for travel and lodging at this time…

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A Word From Bishop Medley: Silent Night and Joy to the World

  Joy to the world. The Lord is come. Let earth receive her king. Let every heart prepare him room. Let heaven and nature sign. … Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright, Round yon virgin, mother and child, Holy Infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace.

Diocese releases new policy for displays of priests removed from ministry

BY ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD, THE WESTERN KENTUCKY CATHOLIC Louanne Payne is the diocese’s Pastoral Assistance Coordinator, which means she answers the hotline for callers to report abuse by someone acting in the name of the Church. Payne explained that when a space is named after someone, or their picture is displayed in a prominent place,…

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