Bishop Medley on COVID19
"With the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and after consultation with other Kentucky bishops and our pastors, I am calling for the suspension of the public celebration of the Holy Eucharist (the Mass)." For the whole statement, click here.
Priests are expected to continue to offer the Mass privately. Blessed Mother Church has cancelled all programs and events; however, our office remains open. Please ring the bell for assistance during office hours.
As of 3:41 PM on 4/3/2020, "This means that palms are not to be distributed in any way, whether by drive-thru, or leaving them in the Parish for people to come and pick up. They may be distributed when public worship is reinstated".
Fr. Mike Mass, April 3, 2020
Statement from our Pastor
Dear Blessed Mother Parishioners,
I, Rev. J. Michael Clark, your pastor, extend greetings and prayerful encouragement. I exhort you to join me in any and every form of prayer possible. In light of the mandate from Bishop Medley, our communal prayer gathering opportunities have been severely limited. This does not mean that we lack occasions and avenues to strengthen our connection to one another. Below, I offer you a few suggestions and in turn solicit from you your thoughts and constructive suggestions for keeping our community of faith vibrant. Ways to stay connected include:
Pray “Pope Francis’s Prayer to Mary During Coronavirus Pandemic”. This prayer card is located at the doors of church and in the pews. It can also be found online.
Pray the Liturgy of the Hours – the universal prayer of the Church. You can download the app iBreviary for free.
Attend Eucharistic Adoration – we normally offer this three days per week in the church. Now we are expanding to Monday through Friday. Adoration times have now become: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Wednesday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pray the Rosary, The Divine Mercy Chaplet and The Stations of the Cross at home. Watch a televised or livestreamed Mass and make a “Spiritual Communion”.
Stop by church for a visit, offer a prayer for our world, our community and our parish. The door near the stain glass depiction of Mary will be open during our normal business hours and on the weekends, Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Join me in praying for our parish and our world and for fuller, active participation in the life and mission of our parish. May each of you find hope and courage to reach out to neighbors, family, fellow church members and strangers alike and draw them into a closer encounter with Jesus the Christ. St. Patrick, pray for us. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Yours in Christ, our Lord,
Rev. J. Michael Clark Pastor
Blessed Mother Church will offer Eucharistic Adoration during the following times. For additional information, specifically for after 4 PM access, please select the "Eucharistic Adoration Banner".
Monday: 7 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 6 AM – 11 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM – 11 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 7 AM – 4 PM
"The Light is on" during Lent
Confessions are also available from 6 to 7 PM on Wednesdays.
Mass & Confession Times
Sunday Mass Times Confession
Saturday: No 4 PM Saturday: 12:30 to 2 PM
Sunday: No 7 AM or by appointment
Sunday: No 10 AM
Sunday: No 5 PM
Weekday Mass Times Office Hours
Monday: No 6:30 AM 7 AM to 4 PM weekly,
Tuesday: No 6 PM or by appointment
Wednesday: No 6:30 AM
Thursday: No 12 PM
Friday: No 12 PM
If you know someone who has left the Church or does not believe in God, share this 25 minute YouTube video with them. Then, contact us so that we can reach out to them.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be Monday through Thursday, June 29, 2020 through July 2, 2020, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. We will not be in session that Friday with the 4th of July Holiday. The Diocese of Owensboro Food Services will be providing a meal each day around 10:30 AM. We will have a closing Mass on Thursday at noon, where the children can sing some of the songs they learned the week of VBS.
- Fr. Mike Clark, Pastor
- Fr. Jamie Dennis, Parochial Vicar
- 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 Office of Worship has created a resource for prayer at home during the Coronavirus outbreak called the Diocese of Owensboro Prayer Companion. Click here for that website information.
Joy Camp - April 18, 2020
Diocese of Mandeville Container Collection
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, 2020 and run through September 21, 2020. At the request of the Diocese of Owensboro, the Mandeville, Jamaica Diocese sent a list of needed supplies for their Schools, Boys Home, Health care providers and outreach work with the poor.
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 protected]