|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:
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 Picnic - September 15
Congratulations to the winners of our different raffles: money to Cotton Clark, Jacquie Miles, Pam Riley; quilts to Gladys Bishop and Susan Green, and child's picnic table to Therese Wilhite. Thanks to all for playing and supporting our Parish.
2018 Sophia Award
Congratulations to Mary Miller as this years Blessed Mother Parish recipient of the Sophia award. The Sophia awards were presented by Bishop Medley at a 2 PM Mass Sunday, Sept. 9th at St. Stephen Cathedral.
- Fr. Mike Clark, 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
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
Statement from Bishop Medley
Bishop Robert Barron on why to remain Catholic
Bishop Robert Barron on Why to Remain Catholic with so much scandal.
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
Do you want to be Catholic? 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. Feel free to stop by and/or call the office to register. Click here for more information on our website.
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? There are many questions about our Faith. Why not stop by and ask them.
This open forum will meet from 6 to 7 PM on the Wednesdays, with an opportunity for adults and teenagers with their parent/ guardian also in attendance to ask questions about their Catholic faith. We won't go into personal stories, but let's talk about those difficult 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.
Several times a year, we gather together to learn more about our faith and develop a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Our next series of programs are:
November 5- 7, 2018 for the Tri-Parish Mission with Fr. Tom McCarty
January 5, 2019 at the Epiphany Party w/ Norm Hayden, DRE on gifts
Sunday, April 28, 2019 for Divine Mercy Sunday w/ Fr. Thomas Petri
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM Catholic Family Trivia Night
If you can help in coordinating the event, please contact the office. Click here for more information from our website.
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.
ODYC November 9-10, 2018
Owensboro Diocese Youth Conference (ODYC) is an overnight conference for middle and high school students grades 7-12. The event will be held November 9-10, 2018 at the Owensboro Convention Center. Mark your calendars and let us know if you will be attending.
Disciple's Response Fund
"Roe" Prayer and Education Initiative
The Committee on Pro-Life Activities is initiating a Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life. The Novena takes place over 9 weeks from Friday, August 3, to Friday, September 28. Individuals are urged to sign up for the Novena as part of the USCCB Call to Prayer at www.usccb.org/pray.
Pray - May a change in the U.S. Supreme Court move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.
Our Father..., Hail Mary..., Glory Be...
Fast - Offer a sacrifice, i.e., fasting or almsgiving, for the intention.
- Roe and Doe legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.
- If Roe is overturned, the democratic process will determine abortion policy.
- Abortion is not health care.
- Roe's extreme abortion license is not widely supported.
- Roe is bad Constitutional law.
- Pro-life laws can and do reduce the abortion rate.
- Abortion fails women by telling them that the death of their children is the best answer.
- Abortion stops a beating heart.
- Chief strategist for legalizing abortion lied about mothers’ deaths from illegal abortions.
Marian Conference, September 29, 2018
Do you want to grow in your devotion to Our Holy Mother and deepen your knowledge of the Church? Then join Bishop Medley for "Mary, Mother of the Church," presented by the Diocese of Owensboro Marian Conference, on September 29, 2018 at the Owensboro Convention Center. This engaging event will be headlined by acclaimed author Father Donald Calloway, whose amazing conversion story and path to Marian devotion is a story you can't miss! Teresa Tomeo, the inspiring and informative EWTN star, will also be speaking.
Tickets are available at the Owensboro Convention Center Box Office, 501 W. 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY or at (270) 297-9932. For more information, go to www.marianshrineky.org
Women’s ICON Retreat
Ladies from around the diocese are invited to attend a women’s retreat Oct. 19-20 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. The title of the retreat is “Reclaiming True Femininity” with guest speakers Cindy Costello, Emily Sederstrand and Debbie Staresinic. The cost is $50 and lodging is a separate fee and must be completed by attendee. Rooms are blocked off and a discount code is available online. Find out more information, a schedule and online registration by visiting https://owensborodiocese.org/womens-icon-retreat/. This event is sponsored by the Office of Evangelization.
Come and See Weekend Oct. 12-14
Discover the joy of being an Ursuline Sister! Come and spend time with other young Catholic women, ages 18-40, interested in living their faith and discerning their call to be an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph. There is no cost to you for the Oct. 12-14 weekend. To reserve your spot, contact Sister Monica Seaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-229-0601. The Mount Saint Joseph Motherhouse is located 12 miles west of Owensboro on Hwy. 56.
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.