The Ursuline Sisters will be selling raffle tickets at all Masses here at Precious Blood the weekend of August 11th & 12th or contact Sr. Rosanne at (270) 925-3712. Tickets are $5.00 each. The raffle will benefit the Retired Sisters.
Drawings will take place on Sunday, September 9th at the Eastbridge Arts Festival @ the Mount.
The Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph invite the public to join them for Eucharistic Adoration on the second Sunday of each month from 4:00-5:00pm at the Motherhouse Chapel. Adoration concludes with evening prayer. Upcoming date is August 12. The Ursuline Sisters also have Adoration that is open to the public on Fridays from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
Join us for Youth Group on Sunday, August 12th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm for food, fun and fellowship as we plan our next Group Activity. Everyone will receive a new prayer partner and get to relieve some of that back-to-school stress. We look forward to seeing you.
16th ANNUAL RURAL LIFE CELEBRATION
You are invited to a celebration of rural life in the air conditioned comfort of the Owensboro Convention Center on Sunday, August 12th at 5:00pm. A free meal will be served starting at 5:00pm with a short program. This year, special recognition will be given to the lives of service of Jerry & Vicky Morris with the first "Be Like Rick" Award. Sylvester Fischer with the Lifetime Achievement Award and an audio visual salute of the life work of Tom Curtsinger. Come help us honor their contributions to our community. Event sponsored by the Diocese of Owensboro Rural Life Committee.
RELIGIOUS ED NEWS
Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 15th at 6:45pm for any child in the city and county schools. This is for Kindergarten to Grade 8. We will have registration on this night and the students will attend their first get acquainted class. If you have questions, please contact Sr. Rosanne at the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY APPRECIATION DINNER
We invite all St. Vincent de Paul Society members to join us on Friday, August 17th at 6:00pm in the Rectory for an Appreciation Dinner. Please RSVP by calling the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888
Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped thousands of couples who are disillusioned or even experiencing misery in their marriage. This program can help you too. For confidential information about or to register for the August program beginning with a weekend on August 17th 2018, call the Family Life office at (270) 683-1545 or visit the website at www.retrouvaille.org
ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
Fr. Suneesh requests that all servers, new or experienced attend an Altar Server Training which has been scheduled for Saturday, August 18th starting at 9:00am in church.
The Office of Marriage and Family Life is sponsoring "Family Day at Gasper" Sunday, August 19, 2018. 10:00am-5:30pm.
Relax, Have fun. Laugh together. And go to Mass in your hiking boots. The day begins at 12:30pm (eat before you come!) and concludes at 6:00pm (after supper). Expect a mix of inside and outside activities, so please dress accordingly! Outside fun includes field games, a few adventure activities like the zipline and giant swing and free time to explore. The theme of the day is "Encountering Jesus in the Eucharist" with activities, reflections by Fr. Mike Williams (for parents) , and closing Mass with Bishop Medley.
We invite all Sacristans to join us on Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00pm in the Rectory for an Appreciation Dinner. Please RSVP by calling the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888
SISTERS OF CHARITY OF NAZARETH
Friday, August 24th at 1:00pm
Grand Prize - $20,000
Second Prize - $5,000
Third Prize - $1,000
Raffle tickets are $25 each. Only 3,000 raffle tickets will be sold. All proceeds will go towards the support of the SCN ministries here in the United States and around the world in Belize, Botswana, India and Nepal. You can join us for a live webcast, beginning at 12:45pm. Know, always, of our gratitude to you for all of your past support! So, now don't delay! Get your raffle tickets today! Remember, only 3,000 tickets will be sold. For more info on how to obtain your raffle tickets, please call (502) 348-1586 or (502) 348-1578 or go to our website at www.scnfamily.org.Thank you
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HOSPITALITY USER TRAINING
There will be training for all Ushers, new or experienced after all Masses the weekend of August 25th & 26th. Fr. Suneesh asks that you stay after whatever Mass you attend that weekend to meet with him.
BRANSON "SHOWTIME" FEATURING GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS
The Office of Stewardship and Development in conjunction with Faith in Travel are sponsoring the following trip to Branson, Missouri: 4 days/Aug 29-Sept 1st. Six Shows & Nine Meals included - $799.00 per person. This trip will be sure to bring out the oldies but goodies memories with six of the best shows: Rick Thomas Illusionist, Titanic, Showboat Branson Belle Southern Gospel Cruise, Hot Rod n High Heels, Clay Cooper and the fabulous Gary Lewis & The Playboys! (Remember This Diamond Ring and many more!) Enjoy your chartered comfortable bus ride, beautiful hotel accommodations and nine delicious meals! (Includes an extra surprise top attraction) Bus will leave from Owensboro, second pick up based on traveler's locations. For more info contact: Faith in Travel (270) 389-1002 or email email@example.com
Deposit was due by June 20th. Call early to hold reservation. Insurance available
OWENSBORO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
Class of 1978 40th year reunion
The weekend of August 31 - September 1.
For more info, please contact Lee Ann (Ebelhar) Norris at (270) 570-3041, firstname.lastname@example.org or Carolyn (Thompson) Mounce 1-406-498-7797, email@example.com or you can visit us on Facebook OCHS Class of 1978
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
The Rite of Christian Initiation is a process for anyone wishing to become Catholic or learn more about the Catholic Faith. This process will begin on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:30pm in Meeting Room 1. If you know anyone, please invite them and come with them or give their name to Sr. Rosanne or Fr. Suneesh.
The Fall Choir season begins on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:45pm. If you like to sing, we'd love to have you join us. Contact Ray Jones at (270) 685-4032 for more information
EASTBRIDGE ARTS FESTIVAL @ THE MOUNT
Mark your calendars for the Sept. 8-9 Eastbridge Arts Festival @ The Mount! The former EastBridge Art Festival that began in downtown Owensboro now becomes a new event at Maple Mount to benefit the Ursuline Sisters, sure to be a fun time for devoted fans and all who love coming to Maple Mount. Booths are open Saturday from 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm. The Ursuline Sisters will be selling quilts, jams and jellies as well as $5.00 tickets for their $10,000.00 Grand Raffle. Booth spaces for artists and food and souvenir vendors are available. Apply online at www.eastbridge-at-themount.com or call (270) 973-1810. Booth space deadline is June 1st. Applications received after the deadline are subject to additional charge.
UPCOMING PARISH PICNICS
Sept 15th - Blessed Mother 4:00pm
Sept 16th - St. Lawrence/St. William 11:00am
Sept 22nd - Immaculate (Drive through only) 1:00-3:00pm
Sept 30th - St. Mary of the Woods 11:00am
8th ANNUAL CAMP MEMORY
Saturday, September 15th, 8:30am - 2:30pm at Owensboro Memorial Gardens - 5050 Hwy 144. FREE TO ATTEND - For ages 6-16 who have experienced the death of a relative or close friend. Offers an opportunity for young people to commemorate and remember loved ones and to better understand the feelings associated with loss and grief.
To register, call Betty Medley-Wallace at (270) 683-1505
PARISH GOLF SCRAMBLE
We are having a Parish Golf Scramble on Saturday, September 22nd at Panther Creek Golf Club starting at 8:00am. We invite all Parish golfers to play. Golfers will pay the regular fee to play at the course. We have six T times reserved. Please contact Danny Triplett at (270) 993-2866 (leave a message if I don't answer) or the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888 ASAP if you are going to play
2019 MARCH FOR LIFE TRIP PREREGISTRATION
The Diocesan Gospel of Life Committee has under consideration an adults only (no minors) 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 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 complete an information sheet (Available on the bookcase in the Gathering Space) and mail it to Richard Murphy, 600 Locust St., Owensboro, KY, 42301, 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.