|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:
Fr. Emmanuel Farewell Brunch
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!
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.
2018 Vacation Bible School
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
"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.
Pastoral Leadership in a Missionary Church
“Raising the Dead: Pastoral Leadership in a Missionary Church” by Deacon Keith Strohm will be presented at The McRaith Catholic Center on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Please submit registration and $45 fee no later than Monday, September 10. Deacon Keith is the former Director of the Office for the New Evangelization and a deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago. A well-known international speaker and conference keynote, he is also the Executive Director of M3 Ministries (www.m3catholic.com). You can follow him on Twitter (@KeithStrohm).
Disciple's Response Fund
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.