Blessed Mother Catholic Church is a faith-filled community inspired by the Holy Spirit. Our parish family worships and grows together to accomplish the same God-given mission as Jesus through evangelization and active concern for all.

Mass Times

Confession

Saturday: 4 PM
Sunday: 7 AM
Sunday: 10 AM
Sunday: 5:30 PM

Monday: 6:30 AM
Tuesday: 6 PM
Wed: 6:30 AM
Thursday: Noon
Friday: Noon
Saturday: 12:30 - 2 PM, or 
call office to make appointment

Eucharistic Adoration

Office Hours

Tuesday: 6 AM - 11 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 11 PM
Friday: 6 AM - 9 PM

Monday to Friday:
8 AM - 5 PM, or call office to make appointment

 

 

2018 Tri-Parish Mission

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Christmas Music

We are recruiting musicians (vocalist and instrumentalist) of all ages for all Christmas Liturgies. Note: Children/Youth rehearsals begin Nov. 18th after the 10 am mass.

The Christmas Eve Mass schedule is as follows:
4 pm - Children/Youth/Adults:  Rehearsals are from 11 am – noon on Sun. mornings beginning Nov. 18th
8 pm - Adult Choir: Rehearsals are Wed. evenings from 5-7 in church except for Thanksgiving week.
Midnight – Small Ensemble: Rehearsals will be scheduled according to participant’s schedules
Christmas Day – 9 am Small Ensemble: Rehearsals will be scheduled according to participant’s schedules

Generally, we begin prelude music about 45 min. to an hour before mass times.  Please let our Music Director, Patty Woerter, know if you or your child/children will be joining this year, so that enough materials are prepared for rehearsals.

Parish Staff

Burgoo - Saturday, December 8

The Blessed Mother Church Burgoo Team will have a burgoo cook Saturday, December 8th at the burgoo barn on 22nd St. Sales will begin at 1:00 PM and the proceeds will go to the Blessed Mother Church, St. Vincent DePaul.

Bible Study

Are you an intentional disciple of Jesus Christ?  Is the Bible relevant in our lives today?  How much time do we spend with Jesus?  What is the Catechism of the Catholic Church?  If you have questions about your Catholic faith, then show up and ask them.  

This year long, open group will meet from 6 to 7 PM on the Wednesdays, with an opportunity for adults and teenagers (with their parent/ guardian) to ask questions about their Catholic faith.  We won't go into personal stories, but will start with the Gospel readings for the upcoming week and discuss topics on marriage, abortion, immigration, and anything else.  We will meet in the St. John Bosco room inside the Parish Hall. Click here for the schedule.

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Pilgimage to the Holy Land

Please pray for those preparing for pilgrimage to the Holy Land November 8 - 17, 2018. 

A Message from our Pastor

Below is the most erudite and contrite expression I have found to date regarding recent events that have angered, upset and challenged me and many others. My heart goes out to victims. My commitment to continue to work for the protection of all the vulnerable remains unperturbed. My dedication as a priest remains strong, by the grace of God. Join me in rededicating yourself to be Christ's disciple, admit shortcomings and sins, then move forward to be an agent of change in our Church and in the world.  May God strengthen and sustain us, Fr. Mike Clark
Click here to go to that letter.

Bishop Robert Barron on why to remain Catholic

Bishop Robert Barron on Why to Remain Catholic with so much scandal.

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Men’s Discernment Retreat

The Diocese of Owensboro Vocations Office invites you to participate in The Men’s Discernment Retreat, a retreat for men ages 18-30 who are seriously thinking about their vocation and who have the desire to courageously give their lives to Christ. This retreat is an opportunity to set some time out in silence to listen to the voice of God in your life, receive guidance for the discernment process, learn the tools of discernment, and sharpen your discerning skills. 

There will be time for prayer, reflection, and rest.  The Men’s Discernment Retreat will be held on December 14-16  at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.  There is no cost to participate in this retreat but registration is necessary.  Registration deadline is December 10th .   You may register online at www.owensborovocations.com

https://owensborovocations.com/vocationsevents/mens-discernment-retreat/

For more information and to register, contact the vocations office:  270-683-1545, jason.mcclure@pastoral.org,

Retrouvaille, January 11, 2019

Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even how to communicate this with their spouse. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about or to register for the January program beginning with a weekend on Jan 11, 2019 call the Family Life office at 270-683-1545 or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org.

Divorced and Separated Koinonia, April 5-7, 2019

Many people have encountered Jesus during Koinonia retreats in parishes throughout the Diocese of Owensboro. The Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, has developed a Koinonia specifically for those who are divorced and/or separated.  Several members of the Owensboro Koinonia community are collaborating with Springfield Koinonia to bring DASK to our Diocese for the first time. DASK will be held at Mount St. Joseph Retreat Center April 5-7th, 2019. This will be an overnight retreat.  Registration information will be released at a later date. For now, please pray for the retreat as plans develop and save the date if you plan to attend. If you are involved in your parish Koinonia community and would like to serve on the team for DASK, please contact Danny May at 270-852-8336 or email.

Statement from Bishop Medley

Please select the Diocesan Crest below for a statement from Bishop Medley on the ongoing revelations from the State of Pennsylvania.  

2019 March for Life Trip Preregistration

The Diocesan Gospel of Life Committee has under consideration an adults only trip to the 2019 March for Life in Washington DC.  The 2019 march will occur on Friday, January 18, 2019.  Travel would be by bus, leaving from the rear parking lot of St. Stephen Cathedral Church in Owensboro at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 and returning on either the late evening of January 19, or early morning hours of January 20, 2019.

The group would spend two nights (January 17 and 18, 2019) at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel. (The 2018 room rate was $230.75 per night and may likely increase for 2019.  Rooms can accommodate up to four persons so as to split the individual’s cost of staying for two nights.) The estimated cost to attend this event is $395 per person, based on two to three people sharing each room cost 

The Committee welcomes your interest in joining this group.  To preregister, please contact Richard Murphy, 270-683-1545, along with a $50 preregistration fee by September 14, 2018.  Note: There is a 40 person minimum threshold for those going on this trip.  If this threshold is not reached, the trip will not go forward, and those that have preregistered will receive their $50 deposit back.

Lazarus Retreat, February 15-17, 2019

We are pleased to announce a retreat opportunity for high school youth of the Diocese of Owensboro called the Lazarus Retreat at the Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp and Retreat Center.  

Who:  All High School Youth (9th-12th Grades)
What:  As we journey through the story of the raising of Lazarus, we truly see what it means to be dead in this world and called to life in Jesus.  This retreat is an intentional invitation to life in  Christ.
Where:  Boone Lodge at Gasper River 
When:  6pm, Feb. 15-1pm, Feb. 17
Cost:  $50 per youth (covers the cost of food and lodging for the retreat)
Further Details:  We are limited to 25 boys and 25 girls for the retreat.  Parishes are limited to sending 5 youth, so that several parishes can participate.
To Sign Up: Please send your Registration Sheet, as well as, Form A and the Youth Code of Conduct to the Office of Youth Ministry with your $50 payment before deadline.  We will work on a first come, first serve basis.