Chrism Mass – Owensboro Sports Center
Don’t forget to attend the Chrism Mass in the Owensboro Sports Center tomorrow night at 6:30. This is a beautiful ceremony of where the priest’s of the Diocese renew their commitment to the Bishop and their ministry. It is also a way that the Bishop shares in the Baptisms, Confirmations, sick-calls, etc. throughout the Diocese as he can’t be present at each one. Through the Bishop blessing the Holy Oils for use throughout his Diocese (Which only he can do.) He shares in the lives of all Catholics.
Please join Bishop William F. Medley and all of the priests of the Diocese of Owensboro in our Chrism Mass. I hope to see you there!
In his Mercy,
I am getting ready to head out to the Mass for the Installation of Ministries for 5 of my brother seminarians. Please pray for and with them as they mark this important part of their discernment journey. I invite you to come and attend this Mass if you are able. It will be a time of beautiful witness of those studying for the priesthood in our Diocese. (And you can see our beautiful, newly renovated Cathedral!) Hope to see you there and remember to pray for these men!!
March 9, 2013
Installation of Ministries
5:00 PM Vigil Mass
St. Stephen Cathedral
LECTOR- Jared Kaelin and Nick Higdon
ACOLYTE- Jamie Dennis, Nicolas Ajpacaja, and Basilio Az
You are invited to join the
Most Rev. William Francis Medley,
Bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro,
and the Catholic community of Union County,
in our Ground Breaking Ceremony
for the new John Paul II Catholic School.
Date: March 15, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM cst
Location: 307 S. Church Street
Morganfield, KY 42437
(across the street from St. Ann’s Church)
Reception to follow in the St. Ann Parish Hall.
John Paul II Catholic School – Morganfield, KY
A dream that has been in the making for quite a long time now is starting to really take shape. Glad, I’ll be back in Kentucky for the groundbreaking ceremony with Bishop Medley as it will take place during my spring break. To see the design for the new school and keep up-to-date on it, visit: http://jpiischool.com. Please pray that what God has begun, he will bring it to fulfillment!
Bishop William Medley Statement on the resignation of His Holiness, Benedict XVI
Today, February 11, 2013 is in our Roman Catholic calendar the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, and for many years now has been observed as World Day of Prayer for the Sick. It is no simple coincidence that Pope Benedict XVI has chosen this day to announce that he will resign at the end of this month as Bishop of Rome, and thus the visible head of the universal Church.
The Holy Father notes in his statement announcing this historic resignation that his strength of mind and body has deteriorated. His act is one of humility and generosity, one of recognizing that he has served the Lord well and may with confidence trust that the Holy Spirit will guide the College of Cardinals in choosing his successor.
Pope Benedict inspires the world again by noting that he wishes to “devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer.” Given that he has been one of the most renowned theological scholars of the past half century, we might expect that he would continue to write and publish as he is able.
As the tenure of a great man ends, we ask about his legacy. Pope Benedict’s legacy will be multi-faceted. He has been a man of faith passionate about the New Evangelization, the unity of Christians and ecumenism, the world’s care for the poor, and he has been an apostle of peace, always calling nations and peoples to seek nonviolent resolution to conflict.
In the interim that will come upon the pope’s resignation, the Roman Catholic Church will enjoy the protection and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
May God bless Pope Benedict XVI and the Church as we move forward through this period of transition.