|Saturday: 4 PM
Sunday: 7 AM
Sunday: 10 AM
Sunday: 5:30 PM
Monday: 6:30 AM
Tuesday: 6 PM
Wed: 6:30 AM
|Saturday: 12:30 - 2 PM, or
call office to make appointment
Tuesday: 6 AM - 11 PM
Monday to Friday:
2018 Vacation Bible School
Thank you to the 33 children, their families, 10 Adult Catechists & assistants, 20 Youth helpers, and 2 staff (Patty & Christina) who mobilized to learn about the Sacraments at Vacation Bible School. This was a Blessed Mother Church inspired curriculum, featuring a daily video lesson from Brother Francis, music, crafts, and outdoor games. The Diocese of Owensboro Summer Feeding Program provided a daily lunch to all under age 18. It was a challenging week with the water main break, missing remote controls, products not shipped, and a neighborhood dog mysteriously joining us one day. Still we survived and at our noon closing Mass on Friday, the children were able to answer Fr Mike’s questions about all seven Sacraments they learned that week. Please check out the photo display at the back of church or online and take the time to complete a survey about VBS. We look forward to seeing you next year!!!
Year of Encounter
In the life of Pope Francis, we see the journey of faith beginning with the simple act of people going out to meet each other, where they are. He calls this “encounter,” and says that because we experience God’s love there, it has the power to heal and transform. During this year of Encounter, Blessed Mother Church will conduct a monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 PM on June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, and November 28. Please join us.
Parish Feast Day & Program Registration
In honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Feast of the Assumption, our Parish Feast Day Celebration will be Sunday, August 19, 2018 following the 10 AM Mass. Please join us for food, fun, games, inflatables, and register for our programs – Religious Education, RCIA, Bible Study, Marriage Enrichment, Speaker Series coordination, and Youth Group.
2018 Student Leaders In Ministry
Please join us in offering a huge congratulations to our young people who were recognized as Student Leaders In Ministry for the Diocese of Owensboro!! Matthew Graviss and Joe Geralds were awarded certificates of recognition, and Lindsey Hargitt was one of only 16 throughout the entire diocese to win the award!! Your parish family is proud of you!
- Fr. Mike Clark, Pastor
- Fr. Emmanuel Udoh, Associate Pastor
- Mary Colburn, Office Manager
- Cyndi Vaughan, Office Assistant
- Patty Woerter, Coordinator of Liturgical Music
- Christina Barnard, Director of Youth Ministry
- Scott Wheatley, Maintenance Mechanic
- Norm Hayden, Director of Religious Education
- Bill Bach, Deacon
- Brett Mills, Deacon
- Becky Buck, Custodian
Religious Education Program
Our Religious Education program begins September 9, 2018 with the Safe Environment student training. Religious Education meets from 8:30 to 9:30 AM on Sundays, following the Daviess County school calendar. The cost for the entire year is $30 for one child, $50 for two children, and $70 for family. Registration forms, Safe Environment Training Forms, Code of Conduct forms, calendar, and Handbook are available on our website and in the lobby of the Parish Hall. Click here to access the forms and handbook from our website.
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
Do you want to be Catholic? What questions do you have? Do you know someone who wants to be Catholic? Are you Catholic and missing a Sacrament? Are you Catholic and want to know more about your Faith? The RCIA program meets on Sundays from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM and is open for you. You are invited to our Parish Feast Day Celebration on August 19. Feel free to stop by and/or call the office to register. Click here for more information on our website.
The Fall 2018 Bible Study will be the Eucharist from Bishop Robert Barron. Our parish will run two concurrent programs starting Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM and Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM. You are welcome to one or both sessions. This study will end the last week of September. The cost for the program is $15 for the study guide. To find out more information or to register, please contact or stop by the parish office. Click here for more information on our website.
Bishop Barron recently spoke at Google, Inc.
For married couples, we will present the Beloved marriage enrichment program over six sessions on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the Parish Hall. The first class will be September 23 and the last class will be November 4, off the two Sundays for Fall Break. The cost of the book is $25.00. For more information about the program or to register, please contact the office.
Container Collection for Mandeville, Jamaica
The Owensboro Diocese and the Mandeville Diocese are set to begin a collection of goods for a shipping container to provide needed items for education and healthcare for the children and needy adults in Jamaica. The collection will begin on May 1, 2018 and run through September 21, 2018. Parishes, Schools, Summer Vacation Bible Schools and other groups are asked to select an item or a collection of items and the number of each they can commit to for this project. They asked to report their selections, including the number of items, to Richard Murphy, the coordinator for the collection, by phone or email. He can be reached by phone at 270-683-1545, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How the Church Needs to Reach Out to the Millennial Generation
Fr. Dwyer is the publisher of BustedHalo.com, which has earned top awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Associated Church Press. He also hosts “The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave,” a call-in radio talk show airing five nights a week on SiriusXM, where he answers questions of faith for over 30 million subscribers.
The workshop, titled “Leaving the Upper Room: How the Church Needs to Reach Out to the Millennial Generation,” will be held on Monday, July 23, on the Saint Meinrad campus, St. Meinrad, IN.
The two-part workshop will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., with a break for lunch. Cost is $20, which includes lunch. All times are Central Time.
To register for the workshop, contact the Alumni Office at (800) 682-0988 or email@example.com. Registration is required to attend.
16th Annual Rural Life Celebration
The 16th Annual Rural Life Celebration is Sunday, August 12, 2018, 5:00 pm @ Owensboro Convention Center. A free meal will be served start at 5:00 pm with a short program. This year, special recognition will be given to the lives of service of Jerry & Vicky Morris with the first “Be Like Rick” Award, Sylvester Fischer with the Lifetime Achievement Award and an audio visual salute of the life work of Tom Curtsinger. Come help us honor their contributions to our community. Event sponsored by the Diocese of Owensboro Rural Life Committee.
Pilgimage to the Holy Land
At this time, there is a wait list. Please pray for those preparing for pilgrimage to the Holy Land November 8 - 17, 2018.
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.