Individual Confessions 3:30pm - 4:30pm on Saturday. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also celebrated during Adoration every Wednesday evening 5:00pm - 5:45pm
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Communal anointing is also celebrated on the last Wednesday of each month during evening Mass. Any parishioner who is ill may request anointing by calling Fr. Suneesh at the Parish Office or email email@example.com
COMMUNAL ROSARY Saturday, 4:30pm, Sunday 7:30am & 10:00am Questions, contact Mary June Cecil (502) 939-3633
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
Persons wishing to inquire about the Catholic Faith are invited to call any member of the pastoral staff for information. The RCIA meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm Sr. Rosanne directs RCIA
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Couples wishing to share their lives with one another in Christian Marriage are asked to call Fr. Suneesh at the Parish Office (270) 684-6888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for marriage preparation. The first appointment must be scheduled at least 6 months before the proposed date of marriage.
Parents call Sr. Rosanne at the Parish Office or email email@example.com for an appointment prior to child's baptism.
PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (K-12)
Wednesday evenings at 6:45pm. Contact Sr. Rosanne to register
OWENSBORO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS (K-12)
Register with the Catholic Schools Office at (270) 686-8896
Hospital / Nursing Home - Please notify the Parish Office upon admission of a family member into any hospital or nursing home.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Any parishioner who is ill may request the Sacrament of Anointing by calling the Parish Office. Anointing of the Sick is celebrated communally during Mass on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
Any homebound parishioner wishing to receive Communion is asked to call the Parish Office
HELP RAISE FUNDS, BUY SCRIP
Simply tell the SCRIP volunteer your family name is “Precious Blood.”
Buy GameStop, iTunes, Starbucks, Ozone LaserTag, ProNails, Legends, McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Arby’s, Colby’s, Kohls, Macy’s, Briarpatch, Dairy Queen, Cheddars, Culvers, Hallmark, Meijer, Miller House, Sammy’s Auto Wash, and the list goes on.
Some of our local merchants give up to 20% and Precious Blood Parish will receive three quarters of that at the end of the school year. If you do not already purchase SCRIP for your family or friends, we invite you to call the OCS SCRIP Office at 270-852-8033 with any questions you might have!
SCRIP Summer Office Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed on Wed.). The SCRIP Office is located at Owensboro Catholic High School!
Remember to tell them your family name is “PreciousBlood”!
OUTSTANDING CATHOLIC SCHOOL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Attention parents and students of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Owensboro. Has a teacher changed you or your child's life for the better? If so, nominate this teacher for the Outstanding Catholic School Educator of the Year!
OCS offers and education that combines Catholic faith and teachings with academic excellence
OCS sets high standards for student achievement and help them to succeed
OCS uses technology effectively to enhance education
OCS instills in students the value of service to others
OCS emphasizes moral development and self-discipline
OCS provides a safe and welcoming environment for all
OCS cultivates a faculty and staff of people who are dedicated, caring and effective
OCS prepares Leaders, Achievers, and Believers
IMPORTANT OWENSBORO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS UPCOMING DATES
Mar 11th: Open Registration (New and Returning Families)
Apr 1st - May 31st: $200 late registration fee charged to returning families
Jun 1st: $300 late registration fee charged to returning families
Jul 1st: Billing statements sent out
Jul 19th: Early pay discount deadline
Jul 29th: All families must be setup in FACTS or paid in full to avoid 2% penalty fee
Aug 7th: First day of school
Online registration began Monday, March 11. Returning families will be sent a code prior to registration opening giving them them access to their pre-populated information. New families will log on to owensborocatholic.org/admissions/admissions-process and create a "New Account" to begin the registration process.
NEW STUDENT AT OCMS OR OCHS
If you are going to be a new student at OCMS or OCHS and you are not coming from a Catholic Middle School or a Catholic Elementary School, we would like to get to know you better. We will need to schedule an interview with you and your parents/guardians prior to you enrolling.
After your interview, the school site will notify you if you are accepted. At that point in time, you can begin online registration, applying for tuition assistance, etc. OCS Central Office employees can help you through each step. Contact us at (270) 686-8896
CATHEDRAL PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
Now is the time... Cathedral Preschool began accepting registration for 2019-2020 at 7:30am on Monday, February 11th. Children who are 3,4 or 5 years old must celebrate their birthday prior to August 1st and have a current Kentucky immunization certificate to be eligible to register. The staff is eager to continue their mission in Christ, Creativity and Curriculum to help children succeed in preparation for kindergarten. For more information, please call the Preschool Office at (270) 926-1652 or stop by for a visit at 600 Locust St.
Their "After School Care Program" will begin Fall 2019 for children registered for preschool. Hours will be from 11:00am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday when school is in session. Please call (270) 926-1652 for details.
Also, preschool registration for 3, 4 and 5 year old is ongoing. Come check us out!
CATHEDRAL 5-STAR PRESCHOOL!!!
The Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, Division of Child Care and the Kentucky Department of Education certify that Cathedral Preschool has earned a 5 Star rating by meeting the standards for Level Five in the Kentucky All STARS Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System.
* Family and Community Engagement
* Staff Qualifications
* Professional Development Classroom
* Instructional Quality Administration
* Leadership Practices and an Early Childhood (on site)
* Environmental Rating along with the rating of 5 stars we will receive funds from the Commonwealth!
If you have a child that will be 3, 4 or 5 years old by August 1st and would like to enroll, please contact Cathedral Preschool to request a registration packet at (270) 926-1652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OCS RELEASE NEW VIDEO
A video celebrating the Owensboro Catholic School System. Faith integrated with academics creates an educational system that's great for the family, the Church, the community and for business! Preparing Leaders | Achievers | Believers - Video link: https://owensborocatholic.org/video/
B-I-N-G-O! CATHOLIC EDUCATION WINS!
Come play Bingo at the Big Blue Bingo Hall located on New Hartford Rd. Enjoy the smoke-free atmosphere, the good company, and support Catholic Education
Three sessions to choose from!
Saturday: Doors open at Noon, Bingo starts at 1:30pm
Sunday: Doors open at Noon, Bingo starts at 1:30pm
Sunday: Doors open at 4:30pm, Bingo starts at 6:00pm
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE OFFICE E-NEWSLETTER
The Diocesan Marriage & Family Office has created an E-Newsletter that contains marriage and family life related information, events and advice. To sign-up to receive this newsletter please visit our webpage: owensborodiocese.org/family-life
and click on the subscribe button on the left.
DIOCESAN EMAIL NEWSLETTER
The Office of Communications for the Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to announce the launch of a monthly e-mail newsletter! This newsletter will include brief and informative content to keep our parishioners and friends in the Diocese (and beyond) up-to-date on the Catholic failth and aware of upcoming events. Find news you may have missed, links to videos and picture galleries, and resources to assist you in living out your faith in a digital world. This e-mail newsletter will arrive in your inbox betwen the publishing of our newpaper, the Western Kentucky Catholic. Sign up at http://eepurl.com/bF4ZtX
Retrouvaille (retro-vi) is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don't know how to change the situation or even how to communicate this with their spouse. This program has helped thousands of couples who are experiencing difficulties in their marriage. This program can help you too.
For confidential information call the Family Life Office at (270) 683-1545 or visit www.retrouvaille.org
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MARRIAGE ANNULMENTS?
Bishop Medley Announces No Cost For Declaration of Invalidity for Marriage
On January 1, 2015, Bishop Medley, in consultation with the Tribunal Office lifted all charges for services rendered. This has been done in relation with Pope Francis' desire to make it more accessible for marriages to be annulled in the Catholic Faith. If you would like to talk about a marriage/divorce situation, please contact Fr. Suneesh at (270) 684-6888
The safety of our children is the responsibility of every Christian. Anyone aware of the abuse of a person under the age of eighteen is required by law to report this to the proper state authorities or the KY Child Abuse Hotline toll free 1-877-KYSAFE1; (1-877-597-2331). To report to the diocese abuse by church personnel (paid/volunteer) either past or present, call the Pastoral Assistance Coordinator at this confidential phone line; (270) 852-8380. The Diocese of Owensboro's sexual abuse policy is available at the Parish Office and on the diocesan web site: https://owensborodiocese.org/safe
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
No one should have to live with abuse, and the Diocese of Owensboro, in keeping with the laws of Kentucky and of the Church, encourages any victim of sexual abuse to make the abuse known by contacting local law enforcement (911), the Child Protection Hotline 1-877-KYSAFE (1-877-597-2331 toll free). If the abuse involves Church personnel, either paid or volunteer, please also contact the Diocese's Pastoral Assistance Coordinator at the confidential phone line: (270) 852-8380, to make a report and begin the healing process. The diocese's commitment to combat sexual abuse concerns can be noted in its revised sexual abuse policy, effective July 1st, 2014, which can be found in the Parish Office as well as on the diocesan website, www.rcdok.org/safe