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

Children’s Liturgy

Our Parish offers Children’s Liturgy at the 4pm, 9am and 11 am Masses on the weekends (excluding a few holidays) for children aged 4 through the second grade. Thanks to volunteers who rotate so as not to miss the liturgy too often themselves, we are able to provide these children with an experience on their level and in their own words. Children are taken to a space where they can move and sing and interact with the Word of God and ask questions and learn so that they can understand and learn why we do what we do during Mass. This is open to all children whether members of our parish or not. Volunteers are trained and Safe Environment vested. Volunteers are always needed. If you are interested please contact Carrie Howard at the office at 270-233-4196 or choward522@gmail.com.


Youth Group

At Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, our youth group is involved in several aspects of spiritual life:

  • Sustain and grow St. Mary’s vibrant youth programs for both middle and high school parish youth groups.  This includes but is not limited to retreat experiences; religious, catechetical and social events.
  • Continue to work with an advisory team of adults.
  • Develop a means of outreach to non-involved parish youth.
  • Support and participate in diocesan sponsored programs.
  • Develop fundraising activities to supplement the support of youth programs as needed.

Dinner is always provided!

Youth Group meets on Sundays from 5pm – 7pm for grades 8 to 12.Middle School Youth Groups monthly for grades 5 through 7 from 5pm to 7pm. All meetings occur in the Horn Community Center Activity Room unless otherwise noted.

Scheduled Dates are below

September 2No Youth Group
September 9Middle School YGHCC Activity Room Get to Know You Games
September 16High School YGHCC Activity Room Trust? Fall? or Run?
September 23High School YGHCC Activity RoomMovie Night
September 30No Youth GroupPICNIC
October 7No Youth GroupFALL BREAK
October 14Middle School YGHCC Activity RoomScary Facts and Fun
October 21High School YGHCC Activity RoomMystery Night
October 28High School YGHCC Activity Room Saints and Goblins

To learn more about youth group, contact the parish front office at (270) 270-233-4196 to contact our Director of Faith Formation, Carrie Howard or email her at choward522@gmail.com.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a yearly event scheduled during the summer to bring children from ages four through fifth grade together for a week of fun and learning about each other and God’s love. Many adults and teens volunteer to put on a week long event for the kids of our parish to show that they are all special in God’s eyes! Watch for more details in early spring and for registration and volunteer information! For more information contact Carrie Howard at 270-233-4196 or choward522@gmail.com.