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. . . to the website of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky. We hope these pages will prove to be a useful tool for you in learning more about our Catholic faith and the ministries and services available in our Diocese.

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Upcoming Events


September 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Owensboro Convention Center, 501 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301, United States

All are welcome! VOCARE 2015 will be an exciting evening of celebration of Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life and commemorating the Year of Consecrated Life. Tables can be purchased or sponsored at $500 for a table of eight. Individual tickets can be purchased for $65 and couples may purchase a pair of tickets for $125. Tables/tickets may be reserved by contacting Kathy Rasp in the Bishop’s office at 270-683-1545 or by email at

Project YM Training

September 18, 2015 - September 19, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Gasper River Catholic Retreat, 2695 Jackson Bridge Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101, United States

For more information contact Diocesan Youth Ministry Office

Family Day/Middle School Day at Gasper

September 19, 2015

Where: Gasper River Catholic Retreat Center

For more information contact Diocesan Youth Office or Family Life Office

Presbyteral Day

October 2, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Where: Catholic Pastoral Center, Locust Street, Owensboro, KY, United States

J. Bryan Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also the Secretary for Social Services in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Sophia Awards

October 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: Saint Stephen Cathedral

Priests Retreat

October 5, 2015 - October 9, 2015

Where: Mount Saint Joseph, Maple Mount, KY

Cost for Directed Retreat: $450.00 per person Directed retreat will begin with the evening meal at 5:00 pm Retreat will end October 9th after Mass and Breakfast Mass Daily, Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered Meal: Breakfast at 8:00 AM, Lunch at 12:00 Noon, Dinner at 5:00 PM Contact: Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or for registration

TeamRCIA -- The Rites Institute

October 16, 2015 - October 17, 2015

Where: St. Pius X Catholic Church, Owensboro KY

The Dioceses of Owensboro and Evansville are co-sponsoring this institute for all RCIA teams in both dioceses. For more information, contact Martha Hagan at

Chastity Project with Jason Evert

October 25, 2015 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street, Owensboro, KY 42303, United States

5:30-6:45 p.m. Parent Session River park Center, Owensboro 7:00-8:15 p.m. Youth Session RiverPark Center, Owensboro (Grades 7-12 only)

Chastity Project with Jason Evert

October 26, 2015 - 9:45 am to 11:15 am

Where: Owensboro Sportscenter, 1215 Hickman Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42301, United States

9:45 - 11:00a.m. Youth Session Owensboro Sports Center (Grades 7-12 only)

Chastity Project with Jason Evert

October 26, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Where: St. Mary School System, 1243 Elmdale Road, Paducah, KY 42003, United States

6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Parent Session St. Mary High School, Paducah 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Youth Session St. Mary High School, Paducah (Grades 7-12 only)
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