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

 

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be July 9-13, 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  This year's program will feature Brother Francis presenting the Sacraments.  Each day, we will learn a new Sacrament and explain all 7 by the end of the week.  This is a Blessed Mother Church inspired curriculum, daily crafts each reflect the Sacraments, and the Diocese of Owensboro will provide a daily meal to the children. We have lowered the cost this year to $10 per one child, $20 for two children, and $25 for three or more children.  Click here for more information at our website.

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!

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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.  

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 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.

Scripture Study

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.  

Marriage Enrichment

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. 

Parish Staff

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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 richard.murphy@pastoral.org.  

Religious Freedom Week June 22 – 29, 2018

• The theme for this year is Serving Others in God’s Love.  Religious freedom is necessary if we are to have the space to continue to serve in areas like education, adoption and foster care, health care, and migration and refugee services.  USCCB has produced resources for prayer and action on these issues for each day of the week.  We encourage Christians to reflect on the importance of religious freedom so that the Church might have space to carry out her mission of service and mercy.  We also invite Christians to pray for our brothers and sisters who face intense persecution in other parts of the world.
 
• USCCB is providing “Pray – Reflect – Act” one-pagers—one for each day on different religious liberty topics.  The materials are meant to inspire people to learn more about religious liberty from a Catholic perspective, to pray about particular issues, and give them the tools to act on what they learn, whether it’s by finding ways for their parish to serve their community or perhaps even by calling their Member of Congress to promote legislation supporting religious liberty

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 alumni@saintmeinrad.edu. Registration is required to attend.

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.