Bishop Medley on COVID19
From Bishop Medley: …"I am granting permission for the public celebration of the Mass in the Diocese of Owensboro to resume on May 20, 2020."... "Because of the continued threat of COVID-19 and the limited access to Mass, I have chosen to extend the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday celebrations of the Eucharist."..."Please do not put yourself or others at risk by attending Mass. Those who are elderly, vulnerable or ill should continue to worship from home." For the whole statement, click here. The Parish Hall is only open to overflow for Mass. The Office is open by appointment.
Mass & Confession Times
Sunday Mass Times Confession
Saturday: 4 PM Saturday: 12:30 to 2 PM
Sunday: 7 AM or by appointment
Sunday: 10 AM
Sunday: 5 PM
Weekday Mass Times Office Hours
Monday: 6:30 AM Available only
Tuesday: 6 PM by appointment
Wednesday: 6:30 AM
Thursday: 12 PM
Friday: 12 PM
Mass, November 28/29, 2020
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Readings & Music for Nov. 28/29
Prayers and Responses at Mass
Blessed Mother Church Presents
An Advent of Hope in the Midst of a Global Pandemic: The Book of Revelation
Monday, November 30 – 6:30 PM: Where Did John Go? Rev. 4-5
Tuesday, December 1 – 6:30 PM: What Did John Hear? Rev. 18-19
Wednesday, December 2: 6:30PM What Did John See? Rev. 21-22
(Each evening will be taped and can be viewed the following day on the Blessed Mother Church website or on Blessed Mother Church’s You Tube.)
The Book of Revelation is the most misunderstood book in the Bible. The author of Revelation knew no more about when the world would end than you and I know. However, he did know how it would end…it would end in love! He then wrote the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse) to mentor his community through a crisis of persecution and suffering into the dawn of that Easter that would never end. With prayer, reflection and study the Book of Revelation can guide us as it has guided generations of Christians before us through our present pandemic crisis. Do not miss this God-inspired message of warning and hope! Fr. Anthony Shonis
Fr. Shonis, who recently retired, has been a priest of the Diocese of Owensboro since 1971. He spent 29 years teaching both at the high school and university level. For the last 20 years, he has worked in parish ministry while travelling the Diocese, teaching adult education classes. In 2005, he receive the New Wineskin Award from the National Conference Catechetical Leadership for his creative ministry of visiting over 500 parishioners at their workplace and meeting with them in small groups to discuss their relationship between faith and work.
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National Association of Black Catholic Administrators (NABCA) Response to Protests
June 2, 2020:
The horrible death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, caught on video for the world to see, has incensed our nation. His death and other recent incidents around the country have brought a piercing light on deep-seated problems in our country that need to be answered by each of us in a spirit of love and conversion of heart, as we embrace a culture of life and respect for all, remembering that every one of us is made in the image and likeness of God.
Saint Paul tells us, “God has reconciled the world to himself in Christ... entrusting to us the message of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). As racism continues to manifest itself throughout our country, we must strengthen our efforts in continuing Christ’s work of reconciliation. Our Christian faith calls us to see each other universally as members of God’s family; therefore, our faith also calls us to confront and overcome racism. While we pray for peaceful and non-violent methods to confront this sin, we also stand in passionate support of our communities that are understandably outraged. We, as a Church, must find ways to understand the pain of our brothers and sisters and respond to the hurt with the love that Christ demonstrates to us.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have called upon all Catholics to, “Pray and work toward a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the spirit of truth to touch the hearts of all in the United States and to come down upon our criminal justice and law enforcement systems.” Let us step up and be the Church of love, compassion, mercy, and understanding that Christ created us to be as we join those who are marginalized and on the peripheries in the pursuit of justice.
May the spirit of God unite us in love and respect and heal our broken society.
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