Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. (Live streamed)
Sundays at 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
1st Sunday of the Month:
2:00 pm Mass in Myanmar language
* Mass responses in Myanmar Language
* Readings in Myanmar Language for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 24th
Last Sunday of the Month:
4:00 pm Swahili Mass
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:00 a.m.
Wednesdays & Fridays at 12:05 p.m
Due to Covid-19 limited seating capacity policies, we ask that you please sign-up for weekend Masses Click here to sign up for Masses January 23rd & 24th. For the latest Diocesan requirements for attending Mass at Holy Spirit Church click here.
I pray you are having a blessed week!
We have recently been informed by our Diocese, that we are no longer required to wipe down our pews after each Mass - "There are now better and more reliable studies that suggest topical transmissions are extremely, extremely rare. Relaxing our topical cleaning recommendations does NOT mean we are taking the threat of transmission less serious. Studies suggest topical transmissions, even in hospital COVID-19 units, do not pose a serious threat for transmissions. We are still taking the threat of transmissions seriously as both infections and deaths are at an all-time high." - Tom Lilly, Chancellor Diocese of Owensboro. We will continue to wipe down door handles and restrooms after each Mass, though, as these areas are the most likely to contain germs. In addition, given that we are not experiencing overcrowding at Masses, we will discontinue the Mass sign-ups in February, on a trial basis - if we find this change to be counter-productive, we may need to resume the practice again. Thank you for your commitment, with regards to following this protocol, and for your patience, as we slowly continue a return to normalcy.
I am also pleased to inform you that we will begin in-person sacramental preparation classes in February. This includes 1st Sacrament and Confirmation classes. These will be held in the Parish Hall with all participants of separate households seated 6 feet apart, facing the same direction, with masks required. Specific dates and times for these classes will be published in the bulletin, and families participating in these programs will receive additional notifications.
I remind you that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been removed. If you are sick or compromised in any way or you live with anyone who is compromised, you should not attend and are encouraged instead to watch the livestream of the Saturday 4:30pm Mass on our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/hsccbg OR our website at https://holyspiritcatholic.org/livestreamed-masses. No account or login is required at either website in order to watch. In addition, we livestream the Rosary at 3pm weekdays on our Facebook page, and encourage you to pray with us. We also encourage you to download and read the bulletin weekly. It can be found here on our website...
Fr. Shijo Vadakumkara
Announcements & Events
On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis has released an Apostolic Letter about Saint Joseph and has declared a “Year of St. Joseph” which will be observed from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. The letter, Patris corde (“a Father’s heart”) is released on the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as patron of the Universal Church. For the full text if the letter, please click here.
Through a partnership with the St. Augustine Foundation, the Diocese of Owensboro is offering FREE instruction in the Billings Method of Natural Family Planning to any Catholic married couple in the Diocese throughout 2021! This offer includes 5 sessions with one of our trained instructors and any Catholic married or engaged couple in our Diocese (where at least one spouse is a practicing Catholic) is eligible. Contact Martha Winn to begin today! 270-796-2972 or 270-791-9434.
Parents: Would you like to jump-start communication with your son or daughter? Do you need help talking to your child about chastity, sexuality, marriage, dating and other important topics? The Office of Marriage & Family Life invites you to a webinar for parents presented by Family Honor. Parents of 7th or 8th grade students, we encourage you to register for the Real Love & Real Life parent-teen chastity webinar on Monday evenings, January 25th – March 1, 2021. Cost is $50 for all five sessions. Register at: owensborodiocese.org/parenting-resources or call 270-852-8336. *A webinar for parents of 6th grade students is coming in March.
Join other young adults (18-39 years old) around the diocese for a free, virtual Theology on Tap "Home Brew." Breaking Free from the Enemy’s Lies with Deacon Keith Strohm will take place at 7 PM on Monday, January 25, 2021. Dcn. Strohm is the Executive Director of M3 Ministries and a deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago. He is also an author and a sought-after international speaker and conference keynote. He has helped tens of thousands of men and women hear the Gospel message and encounter the mercy, love and power of Jesus Christ! For more details, please see https://www.facebook.com/events/856289578506822. You can register here and use this social media graphic to spread the word!
The Diocese of Owensboro is pleased to bring you Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, via a Zoom meeting "Consecration to St. Joseph in the Year of St. Joseph" on February 24, 2021 at 2 PM. This is a free event and just requires registration using the link here. For the first time in the 2,000-year history of Christianity, the Catholic Church is celebrating a Year of St. Joseph! It began on December 8, 2020 and ends on December 8, 2021. In this talk, Fr. Calloway will unpack what this means and how we can take advantage of this special year and consecrate ourselves to St. Joseph. There is a strong movement of renewed devotion to St. Joseph taking place in the Church today and Fr. Calloway will inspire you to want to get to know and love St. Joseph, your spiritual father, in a deeper and more profound way.
You can find a wide assortment of Online & Virtual Opportunities (some with a fee, some for free) here. We will continue to update this page as deadlines pass and new opportunities arise.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
4754 Smallhouse Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Phone: (270) 842-7777
Fax: (270) 796-6840
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
(Office doors may be closed due to limited staffing during COVID - if so, dial 270-842-7777 for someone to let you in)
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