Parish Sanctuary/Church Renovation

Parish Sanctuary/Church Renovation

SPECIAL MESSAGE ABOUT CHURCH RENOVATION: As you know, all parish meetings are cancelled during the Coronavirus Pandemic, causing a pause in our renovation planning. However, now is the time more than ever to pray for this project and remember the many struggles past generations faced when moving forward with the ministry of the Church. Although there is a lot of uncertainty in the air, we must remember that God is still watching over us and helping us through difficult times. The celebration of the Resurrection reminds us that God, through Christ Jesus, is above all struggles and all uncertainty.  If the beautification of our worship space is to be an inspiration for those who worship here to go out and spread the Good News by their very lives, then the Holy Spirit will move us to bring this project to fruition. Be safe, be well, and pray hard! --------- 

In 2016, a Parish Planning Committee was formed and developed a strategic 3-year plan for our parish; a copy of which was mailed to every household. In this plan, five major vision statements address areas of parish life that will benefit from some enhancement to better spread the Gospel to our community and beyond. One of the vision statements reads, “Build. To Develop and improve the Church space to enhance the quality of worship.”

renovationA Renovation Design Committee has been formed to address this vision statement with a goal to develop a plan to enhance the beautiful worship space that we already enjoy, and update materials that have become the source of consistent maintenance concerns. (such as carpet/flooring, ceiling, lighting/electrical, HVAC system, to name a few) Some of these elements have been on the agendas of many parish council meetings over many years. Since the church was built in 1966 the only renovation was in 1994. Now is an exciting time to enhance our worship space to take our parish into the future!

Now is the time to join together in prayer and call upon the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Let us work together to plan an enhancement of our worship space that will ignite and sustain the fire of God’s Love within the hearts of all who worship here, and inspire them to take that Love to the world!

WHO?
Treno mtg archhe committee was selected by the former pastor Fr. Tony Jones and staff members based on several qualifying attributes: history of membership in the parish, variety of ages, knowledge of building, engineering, liturgy, interior design/decorating, art and environment in Catholic worship, etc. The current members are:
Fr. John Vaughan - Matt Gray - Dot Reid - Julie Renshaw - Lisa Prendergast - Lisa Sims - Sarah Ford - Bill Weikel - Rick Ebelhar - John Castlen - Steven Weaver.
Our Bishop requires every church renovation be guided by a qualified liturgical design consultant. We secured the services of Brother Martin Erspamer, OSB, a monk of St. Meinrad who is officially recognized as a Liturgical Design Consultant.

HOW? [SOURCES USED]
Several resources are consulted: “Built of Living Stones,” “Environment and Art in Catholic Worship,” “God’s House is Our House,” and The Roman Missal.

WHEN?
The committee began meeting in October of 2017 and plans to meet monthly until project completion.

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

 

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MASS SCHEDULES

Ordinary Time

  • Saturday Vigil: 4:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
  • Daily: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7 AM
    Wednesday: 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: Owensboro Catholic
    Middle School Mass at 1:45 PM
    per school calendar

Holy Days

  • 5:30 PM (Eve of the Holy Day)
  • 7:00 AM
  • 1:45 PM (if School is in session)

*Please see calendar for Christmas, New Year’s & Easter Mass times

Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Wednesday: 4:30 - 5:00 PM (when 5:30 PM Mass is scheduled)
  • Saturday: Following the 7 AM Mass Until 9 AM
  • or by appointment

Sacrament of Anointing Mass

  • Last Wednesday of January, April, July and October 11:00am
    (Potluck luncheon follows)

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