Parish Sanctuary/Church Renovation

Parish Sanctuary/Church Renovation

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 Parish Renovation 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!

As this exciting journey continues there will be opportunities in the future for input from parishioners. To facilitate a fruitful dialogue between the committee and parishioners we will be offering educational articles in the bulletin and on our parish website so that parishioners can join with the committee to learn about the renovation process. 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?
The committee was chosen by Fr. Tony 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 members are:
Fr. John Vaughan - Matt Gray - Dot Reid - Julie Renshaw - Lisa Prendergast - Lisa Sims - Sarah Ford - Bill Weikel - Rick Ebelhar - John Castlen (parish council rep.)
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.

WHAT?
The Parish Renovation Committee meets monthly to learn, discuss church documents, dream, brainstorm, and plan an enhancement of our worship space.

HOW? [SOURCES USED]
Outside of the leadership of Brother Martin, several resources are being utilized: “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. Currently, the meetings are only an educational experience, as Br. Martin is leading the group through presentations on the source materials. Actual “planning” is not expected to begin for quite some time when the group has gained enough knowledge to comfortably begin that phase.

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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)

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 the Month: 11:00 AM (potluck luncheon follows)

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