A parish of the Diocese of Owensboro located in Whitesville, Kentucky
Confirmation

Celebrating a Sacrament is an important step in the life of your child as a Roman Catholic Christian.  To make these celebrations joyful and successful, the following dates and times have been set for formation.  Early preparation allows the families to take the time necessary to plan and organize their calendars to alleviate any potential conflicts and to help to make another great year of Sacramental celebrations.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

 

Important Dates:

Thursday
09/20/18
Parent Meeting6:00-7:00pmParish Hall
Sunday
02/17/19
Confirmation Prep2:00-4:00pmParish Hall
Sunday
02/24/19
Confirmation Prep2:00-4:00pmParish Hall
Sunday
03/03/19
Confirmation Prep2:00-4:00pmParish Hall
Sunday
03/10/19
Confirmation Prep2:00-4:00pmParish Hall
Sunday
03/17/19
Confirmation Prep2:00-4:00pmParish Hall
Sunday
03/24/19
Confirmation Prep2:00-4:00pmParish Hall
Saturday
04/13/19
Confirmation RetreatGasper River
Saturday
04/27/19
Confirmation Practice9:00amSt. Mary's Church
Sunday
04/28/19
Confirmation2:00pmSt. Mary's Church

 

Confirmation Candidates will need to be accompanied by either a sponsor or proxy for their scheduled preparation dates.  The sponsor for the confirmation Candidate must be an active and fully initiated member of the Catholic Church.  All our youth preparing for the Sacraments must have also participated in formal religious education for the past two years at St. Mary of the Woods School, Parish Religious Education Program, or an approved home school program.  Through the Sacramental preparations, your child will continue to grow and learn from God, from you, and the Church community.  A wonderful gift is given to us through Jesus Christ our Lord.  We look forward to working with our youth and their families.

Download Confirmation Letter

First Reconciliation

Celebrating a Sacrament is an important step in the life of your child as a Roman Catholic Christian.  To make these celebrations joyful and successful, the following dates and times have been set for formation.  Early preparation allows the families to take the time necessary to plan and organize their calendars to alleviate any potential conflicts and to help to make another great year of Sacramental celebrations.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Important Dates:

Thursday
09/13/18
Parent Meeting6:00-7:00pmParish Hall
Saturday
10/27/18
Prayer Day9:00am-12:00pmParish Hall
Saturday
11/03/18
Reconciliation Service9:00amSt. Mary's
Thursday
03/21/19
1st Communion Parent Meeting6:00-7:00pmParish Hall
Friday
05/03/19
Retreat/Practice5:00-8:00pmHorn Center Activity Room
Sunday
05/05/19
1st Communion Mass2:00pmSt. Mary's

 

One or both parents need to attend the Parent Meetings for the Sacraments.  All our youth preparing for the Sacraments must have also participated in formal religious education for the past two years at St. Mary of the Woods School, Parish Religious Education Program, or an approved home school program. A wonderful gift is given to us through Jesus Christ our Lord.  We look forward to working with our youth and their families.

Download Reconciliation Letter

First Eucharist

Celebrating a Sacrament is an important step in the life of your child as a Roman Catholic Christian.  To make these celebrations joyful and successful, the following dates and times have been set for formation.  Early preparation allows the families to take the time necessary to plan and organize their calendars to alleviate any potential conflicts and to help to make another great year of Sacramental celebrations.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Important Dates:

Thursday
09/13/18
Parent Meeting6:00-7:00pmParish Hall
Saturday
10/27/18
Prayer Day9:00am-12:00pmParish Hall
Saturday
11/03/18
Reconciliation Service9:00amSt. Mary's
Thursday
03/21/19
1st Communion Parent Meeting6:00-7:00pmParish Hall
Friday
05/03/19
Retreat/Practice5:00-8:00pmHorn Center Activity Room
Sunday
05/05/19
1st Communion Mass2:00pmSt. Mary's

 

One or both parents need to attend the Parent Meetings for the Sacraments.  All our youth preparing for the Sacraments must have also participated in formal religious education for the past two years at St. Mary of the Woods School, Parish Religious Education Program, or an approved home school program. A wonderful gift is given to us through Jesus Christ our Lord.  We look forward to working with our youth and their families.

Download Reconciliation Letter

Sacraments

Sacraments

At Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, we are prepared to help you through the sacraments. Please see the following individuals for each sacrament:

Baptism
Debbie Aud
Debbie.aud4211@gmail.com
-or-
Carrie Howard
choward522@gmail.com
(270) 233-4196

Reconciliation
Carrie Howard
choward522@gmail.com
(270) 233-4196

First Communion
Carrie Howard
choward522@gmail.com
(270) 233-4196

Confirmation
Carrie Howard
choward522@gmail.com
(270) 233-4196

Marriage
Fr. Brian
roby042569@gmail.com
(270) 233-4196

RCIA

RCIA – How To Become Catholic

RCIA meets every Tuesday in the Parish Activity Room from 6:30pm-8pm. Please contact Carrie Howard at (270) 233-4196 or choward522@gmail.com if you would like more information about our Catholic faith or joining our church. If you know someone that would like more information, please contact Carrie Howard and she will be happy to reach out to this individual.

Here is our current schedule for the 2018-2019 season.

DateTopicPresenter
August 7What is FaithFather Jamie
August 14The Holy TrinityFather Brian
August 21Jesus ChristFather Jamie
August 28The Bible/Sacred ScriptureFather Brian
September 4Sacred TraditionFather Brian
September 11The ChurchFather Brian
September 18 PrayerSharrie Cinnamond
September 25Church TourCarrie Howard
October 2The MassFather Jamie
October 16The Liturgical YearFather Brian
October 23Shepherding the ChurchFather Jamie
October 30Mary and the SaintsMartha Crabtree
November 6The Last ThingsFather Lou
November 13Prepare for the Rite of Acceptance and WelcomeFather Brian/ Carrie
November 20People of GodSharrie Cinnamond
November 25Rite of Acceptance and Welcome 111 AM Mass
November 27Advent/ ChristmasFather Jamie
December 4Church HistoryFather Ray Goetz
December 11Introduction to the SacramentsJoe Bland
December 18BaptismFather Brian
January 8EucharistFather Jamie
January 15ConfirmationFather Brian
January 22Penance/ ReconciliationFather Jamie
January 29Anointing of the SickFather Brian
February 5MatrimonyJoe and Cathy Bland
February 12Holy OrdersFather Jamie
February 19Moral Living/Ethic of Life/ Social JusticeDeacon Richard Murphy
February 26Preparation for the Rite of Sending/ Rite of Election/ Living LentFather Brian/ Carrie
March 5Scrutiny PrepCarrie Howard
March 12Scrutiny PrepCarrie Howard
March 19Scrutiny PrepCarrie Howard
March 24First Scrutiny9 am Mass
March 31Second Scrutiny11 AM Mass
April 6Third Scrutiny4 PM Mass
April 9 Holy WeekFather Jamie
April 16Chrism Mass at the Sportscenter6 PM Owensboro
April 18Holy Thursday Mass6PM
April 19Good Friday Service7 PM
April 20Easter Vigil Practice9 AM in the Church
April 20Easter Vigil7 PM
April 21Easter SundayAlleluia He is Risen!!!
April 23Call to Holiness/ Role of the LaityBob & Sharrie CInnamond, Joe Bland, Martha Crabtree
April 30Spiritual Gifts / StewardshipFather Brian
May 7EvangelizationJoe Bland
May 14Closing Meal for all members and Families6 pm in the Parish Hall

View the following link for more information about: How To Become Catholic

  https://owensborodiocese.org/become-catholic

Prep

PREP

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is currently going on for K-8th grade. PREP begins at 6:45 pm and ends at 8 pm on Wednesday evening. The classes meet in the Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic School classrooms. It will continue throughout the school year. Continue to check the page often to see what sorts of updates will be coming your way. If you have any questions or would like to enroll your child in our PREP program, you can contact the parish front office at (270) 233-4196 to contact our Director of Faith Formation, Carrie Howard or email her at choward522@gmail.com.

Below are links to registration forms. If you missed signups you can get paperwork here.

FORMS COMING SOON…

  • Registration
  • Medical
  • Safe Environment
  • Code of Conduct
  • Student Handbook
Safe Environment

Safe Environment

Safe Environment Training is valid for 5 years and must be updated when needed. Background check is paid for by you. Any questions please contact the office at (270) 233-4196.

DIOCESE SAFE ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION
Please visit the Diocese of Owensboro website to complete all information to become Safe Environment trained:

  https://owensborodiocese.org/safe

The mission of the diocese’s “Safe Environment Program” is to insure the safety of children and young people who have been entrusted to our care in our parishes, schools, religious education classes, and other programs.

We pursue this mission in four ways:

  1. By thoroughly screening and supervising all Church ministers, employees and volunteers who work with children and young people as part of their ministry.
  2. By providing appropriate training in recognizing and reporting child abuse.
  3. By verifying that all Church ministers, employees and volunteers who work with children and young people are prepared to follow Christ-centered and professional codes of conduct and respond appropriately to allegations of sexual abuse.
  4. By providing the opportunity for every minor in Catholic schools and parish faith formation programs to participate annually in a safety training covering the topics of sexual abuse prevention and the need to tell if abuse is occurring.

To report suspected abuse call the Kentucky Child Protection Hot Line: 1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597-2331 (Toll Free) or contact your local Commonwealth Attorney.

To report abuse to the diocese, current or past, by anyone acting in the name of the Church, please call: (270) 852-8380 | Pastoral Assistance Coordinator

Schools

Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic Church has two schools:

Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic School (PreK-8) and Trinity High School (9-12).

If you would like to learn more about these schools, please visit the following websites or feel free to contact our school at  (Trinity) or  (St. Mary’s)

Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic School
“Excellent in education – steadfast in faith”
(270) 233-5253

www.stmarywoods.com

 

Trinity High School
“Faith centered education – lifelong relationships”
(270) 233-5253

www.trinityhs.com