Sophia Awards

Pope Francis has named this a “Jubilee Year of Mercy” and has asked us all to be mindful of showing God’s mercy to others. The Diocese of Owensboro has created the Sophia Award to celebrate someone from each parish who is sixty-five or older and extends God’s mercy to those around them.

On Sunday, September 25, Bishop William Medley will celebrate Mass at 2 PM at St. Stephen Cathedral with all of our award recipients. 

Thank you to our nominees and recipients for extending the mercy of God to those you meet.

Who is eligible?

Anyone sixty-five or older who has not previously received a Sophia Award is eligible for nomination (lay person – individual or married couple, member of a religious community or an ordained deacon or priest). A person can be nominated on past outstanding contributions (living or deceased) and can be home bound.


The deadline to nominate someone to receive a Sophia Award has passed. Thank you for your nominations!