Special Priest Friends

 Happy Father’s Day to all our fathers both biological and spiritual!

    March 25th brought us a wonderful visit with our new Bishop William Medley. He is a big Kentucky basketball fan and had to hurry off after this photo to watch the game!

     We recently had a visit with our retired Bishop John McRaith who celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood earlier this year. Thank you dear Bishop for your “yes” and your generous years of service to the diocese of Owensboro.

     Here Bishop McRaith shows us his pectoral cross.  Bishop grew up on the farm and has a great appreciation for God’s creation and being a good steward of that creation. He has several pockets of soil in his pectoral cross from various parts of the world.

     We finally had an opportunity for our brother in the Lord, Fr. Josh McCarty, to offer Mass for us. Fr. Josh made several retreats in our retreat house while he was in seminary and was ordained one year ago. Blessed be God!  We still await Fr. Daniel Dillard’s visit!

   Our diocese was fortunate to have 3 men ordained to the priesthood this year. Fr. Uwem Enoh (above) and Fr. Steve Hohman (below) were recently here to offer Mass for us. We look forward to Fr. Brandon Williams’ visit as well. What a blessing these young men are to our diocese and to the Church at large!

    On this Father’s Day let us remember our earthly fathers and our spiritual fathers, let’s encourage them and let them know how much they mean to us.  A new website is being launched on Father’s Day to aid us in showing our love and gratitude for our priests.  Thank you God our Father for the gift of the priesthood!

 

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