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
By appointment or at weekday Mass. Communal anointing is also celebrated on the last Wednesday of each month during evening Mass.
COMMUNAL ROSARY Saturday, 4:30pm, Sunday 7:30am & 10:00am Questions, contact Mary June Cecil (502) 939-3633
CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
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 the sacrament of Marriage are asked to call the Parish Office (270) 684-6888 for an appointment with Fr. Suneesh Mathew 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.
Baptisms are usually celebrated during one of the regularly scheduled Masses. Parents are encouraged to call Sr. Rosanne at the Parish Office to make an appointment for instructions.
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
Call any member of the pastoral staff. It's often a simple matter of making a good Confession.
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”!
Mar. 5-18 – Registration Opens (current and new families – submit online) ($50 reg. fee applies to tuition regardless of when you register) – Please note: all registration fees are per family. Log on to www.owensborocatholic/admissions and select admissions process from the menu on the left. Returning families will receive a snapcode allowing them to register with prepopulated information.
March 8 - Open House - K-3 Campus and 4-6 Campus - 6:00pm
Mar. 19 – Apr. 1 – Registration ($50 reg. fee from current families does not apply to tuition) Apr. 2 – Registration (reg. fee increases to $75 for current families and does not apply to tuition) June 1 – Deadline to create FACTS account July 13 – Deadline to receive tuition discount for payment in full (3%)
Kindergarten Registration (please note) – Last year Kentucky Law changed the age cutoff date for students entering Kindergarten. The provision states: A child who becomes five (5) by August 1 may enter Kindergarten in accordance with KRS 158.031. Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year OCS will follow this new law for all incoming Kindergarten students. ALL Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by August 1 in order to register and enroll.
Tuition Assistance Still Available
If you have not yet submitted your need-based tuition assistance application, you still have time! Log on to www.owensborocatholic.org/admissions and select tuition assistance. About halfway down the page, you will find the application link.
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 1, 2018, NOW is the time to consider sending them to preschool. Please contact Cathedral Preschool to request a registration packet at (270) 926-1652 or email email@example.com
Every day, more children are coming into foster care and they need a good home in which to stay for a while! So, please consider becoming a foster parent and help a child!! for more information, please call 1-866-332-0014 or contact your local Department for Community Based Services at (270) 687-7491 ext 2631
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFE
A girl facing a difficult decision regarding the life of her unborn baby needs YOU. A baby whose mom is thinking about abortion needs YOU. You can help her and her baby. OFL is a ministry of the Kentucky Catholic Bishops serving abortion vulnerable women and men. Volunteers offer hope, compassion, options, counseling and resources to callers who find the courage to seek help. Volunteers are needed to staff the 24 hour helpline from their homes. If you have a heart for life affirming ministry, please call 1-888-496-3638 to learn more about this ministry and a training workshop in the diocese.
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
ST. BENEDICT'S EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR MEN - BED SPONSORS
(Owensboro) is in need of bed sponsors. Bed sponsors made it possible for the shelter to aid 460 men last year with laundry facilities, hot meals and a warm bed. These men also received life skill classes and assistance with mental illness or substance abuse. In 2017, 48 men were able to find permanent housing while 10 transitioned into independence. Two regular transitional homes and a Veteran's transitional house were opened this year. All of this is possible because of bed sponsors. Consider donating $500 to sponsor a bed this year for one of the men at the shelter. All donations are tax deductible and can be made online at stbenedictsowensboro.org/donate or call (270) 541-1003 or mail a check to 1001 W. 7th St, Owensboro KY 42301
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.
Bishop Medley Announces No Cost For Declaration of Invalidity for Marriage
On January 1, 2015, Bishop Medley, in consultation with the Tribunal Office has 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
ST. GERARD LIFE HOME
Provides free shelter and services for pregnant women ages 18 and older in a crisis pregnancy. A woman may come to us at any point in her pregnancy and may stay up to three months after the birth of her child. There are no limitations on race, nationality or religion. Let us help. Call (270) 852-8328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org A ministry of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Owensboro, KY
CROSSROADS TO HOPE
This is an emergency women's shelter that opened on September 1st, 2016. If you would like to make a donation or purchase items, they can be dropped at the shelter located at 1631 Breckinridge St. on Monday & Friday 10:am-2:00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
6:30pm Evening Meals every day for 20 people. Make at home and drop off
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