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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
February 15, 2015
St. Mary Magdalene
Catholic Church
FEBRUARY 15, 2015
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
8:00 & 10:30 am
7:00 am
Holy Day:
Contact Parish Office
BAPTISM: Contact Pastor for Instructions.
CONFESSIONS: Saturdays at 3:30pm;
anytime by appointment.
MARRIAGES: Contact the pastor six
months in advance to begin marriage
Pastor: Rev. Mark A. Buckner
[email protected]
DRE: Debi Hopkins
[email protected]
Office Manager: Patti J. Bartley
[email protected]
Bookkeeper: Sherleye Goff
[email protected]
Youth Minister: Crissy Stevenson,
[email protected]
Minister of Music: Jacob Hein
[email protected]
Bryan Ebelhar, Mike Jones
Brad Cecil, Sarah O’Bryan and Mark Payne
Larry Elder; Kenny Knott;
Rebecca Schwartz, Rita Wood
Contact the Parish Office- 771-4436
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LITURGICAL MINISTERS for Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
Joey Smith
Tony Ebelhar
Linda Rickard
Mitch Knott
Jennifer Nonweiler
Joe Blandford
Kurt & Melissa
Blake Knott
Kristi McCabe
Shannon Offerman
Sandi Boswell
Zeke & Jeffrey
Audrey, Brandon & Cameron Horsley
Cameron Fulkerson Adam McCabe
Feb. 16th
No Mass
7:00 AM
Feb. 17th
John D. Byrne, Jr.
7:00 AM
6:00 PM
Feb. 18th
Fr. Carl Glahn
June Ebelhar
Ushers/Greeters Keith Blandford
7:00 AM
Feb. 19th
Herman Goetz
Feb. 20th
Jim & Dan Kamuf
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
Feb. 21st
George Ballard
Rose Isbill
8:00 AM
10:30 AM
Feb. 22nd
Mary Pheobe Ebelhar
Jimmy Gilles
Kenny Clouse
Sydney Clouse
Glenn Knott
Mike Horsley
Minister to the Sick: Chris Payne the weekend of Feb. 22nd (270) 314-7256
February Church Cleaners: Terry Knott (Captain), Mary Ann Knott
Sabrina Ebelhar, Christy Gilles, Susan Knott, Lisa Knott, Lorie Knott
Carol Shepherd
The entire history of the Jewish people is directed toward one goal: that
God might be glorified through the chosen people. Christians, too, are called
to “do everything for the glory of God.” In today’s scriptures Paul reminds
us that the best way for us to glorify God is to seek to benefit “the many,” as
Christ did when he shed his blood for all of humankind.
The reading from Leviticus explains one way the Jews sought to benefit
the many, by keeping lepers and leprosy away from the chosen people. Jesus finds a better way. He cures the leper, who immediately re‑enters the
community to spread the good news about Jesus to everyone who will listen. In this way both Jesus and the leper fulfill their calling to glorify the
God who fills us “with the joy of salvation.”
Monday: Gn 4:1-15, 25;
Mk 8:11-13
Tuesday: Gn 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10;
Mk 8:14-21
Wednesday: Jl 2:12-18;
Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Dt 30:15-20;
Lk 9:22-25
Friday: Is 58:1-9a; Mt 9:14-15
Is 58:9b-14;
Lk 5:27-32
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First Reading — The leper will
dwell apart, making an abode outside the camp (Leviticus 13:1-2, 4446).
Psalm — I turn to you, Lord, in
time of trouble, and you fill me with
the joy of salvation (Psalm 32).
Second Reading — Do everything
for the glory of God; be imitators of
Christ (1 Corinthians 10:31 —
Gospel — The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean
(Mark 1:40-45).
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Welcome to our newest member
Baptized into our
Catholic Faith
Spencer Michael Medley
February, 15, 2015
Child of
Michael & Krystal Medley
"Thank you to Father Mark, staff and
members of St. Mary Magdalene for
the beautiful Memorial Mass for our
brother, Bill Kamuf. Also thank you
for the bereavement meal served to
our family and friends. May God
bless you for your kindness to our
~Margie Merimee, Dan and Jim
Sister Cheryl Clemons will present a
during 4 Tuesdays of Lent at Precious
Blood Church. The dates and topics
are: February 24 - TAKEN, March 3 BLESSED, March 17 - BROKEN and
March 24 – GIVEN from 6:30 – 7:30
p.m. There will not be Adoration that
February 15, 2015
Rummage Sale on March 6th and 7th
Please, Begin Saving Items!!
Help needed: pricing items during the week, helping with the sale on
Friday and Saturday, and clean up on Saturday after the sale. If you
can donate an hour of your time or all day it will be greatly
appreciated. I promise you will not only benefit the parish but yourself
as well. This is a great opportunity to meet different members of your
parish family and have a good time!! Please call the Parish Office or
email [email protected] and let us know. Thank you!!
LENT, A DAY OF PUBLIC CATHOLICISM: This Wednesday, Catholics will be
visible at work, at the store, in school, and everywhere inbetween. Conversations may naturally turn to religion, to Catholic
tradition, and to the meaning of LENT. The wearing of ashes is a preChristian expression found in the Book of Judith 9:11, Daniel 9:3, and Jonah
3:6. Jesus was familiar with the practice (Mt. 11:21), and the early Church
made it a sign of public penance. Ashes were sprinkled on penitent's heads.
Around the year 1000, ashes came to be used by all the faithful. In 1091,
Pope Urban II recommended the custom to all Churches in communion
with Rome. We are "branded" with the sign of our Baptism, reminding us
of the purpose of Lent as a time of baptismal renewal, the acceptance of
penitence, and participation in community. The Ash Wednesday
Mass schedule is as follows: 7:00am and 6:00pm.
FAST & ABSTINENCE: there are only two days in the liturgical year when
Catholics are obligated to fast and abstain: Ash Wednesday & Good
Friday. Fasting can help us be aware all day long that Lent, this season of
looking more intently at our spiritual lives, is beginning. Everyone is
encouraged to embrace fasting according to one’s ability, i.e. sickness, very
young. While what’s important is the spirit of this challenge, the Church
gives the following for us as a guideline: FASTING...eating no more than
one full meal (two smaller ones), no solid food between meals for persons
18-59 years of age; no snacking. A person is to ABSTAIN from meat on Ash
Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent for all 14 year olds and older.
K of C Fish Fry on Friday, February 20th at 5:00 PM
Fiddlers, Fillets, Cole-Slaw, French Fries, Hush Puppies, and Drink (Tea &
Coffee) Adults $10 Children 4—12 $5.00 each Under 4 Free
In preparation for the October, 2015 Synod of Bishops, Pope
Francis is encouraging widespread consultation in dioceses
around the world on questions concerning marriage and family
life. Bishop Medley invites your input at Town Hall Meetings
to be held across the diocese. Add your voice to those of Catholics across the
There is one more Town Hall Meeting:
Thursday, February 19 – Blessed Mother Parish, Owensboro,
6:00-8:00 PM
Your input will be conveyed to the Synod of Bishops in a report submitted by
Bishop Medley at the conclusion of the listening sessions.
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Parish Religious Education Program
NOTE: PREP resumes sessions this Sunday, Feb. 15th and on Feb. 22nd.
Good help may be hard to find, but we had just enough last Sunday.
Thanks, God, for our beautiful parish.
Sincere thanks to the wonderful people who helped with the Confirmation reception:
John, Claudia, Ben, Nick, and Gabby O’Bryan; Amanda and Olivia Clary, Kaden Howard;
Tracy and Carsyn Settles; Sue O’Bryan; Steve Hopkins, and Frances Gaddis. They made
a very special day even better, THANKS!
Please pray for our 3 young people who are in formation to receive the Sacraments of
Initiation at the Easter Vigil, on April 4:
Sedia and Cayden Storm, and Mason Shepherd. The Storm sisters are catechumens, and have been
coming here for catechesis (R.C.I.A.) since March 24, 2014. They will receive all 3 Sacraments of
Initiation at that service. Mason is a “candidate,” as he is already baptized, and will be confirmed and
receive Eucharist for the first time, at the Easter Vigil. He has been in faith formation since
November, 2014. Cayden and Mason are students at Sorgho Elementary, in the 5th and 4th grades,
respectively. Sedia is a 6th grader at Burns Middle School. These 3 “inquiring minds” are a joy to work
with, and will soon be full members of the Church. Please keep them in your prayers as they
approach Lent and the weeks leading up to their full participation with us.
FYI: There are 2 young men (candidates) who recently started catechesis toward full
reception into the Catholic Church, here at St. Mary Magdalene. It’s a bit early to say
more, but they are 2 great blessings to us. Through God’s grace, they will continue
weekly sessions, and be ready for “full welcome” in the summer. Your continued prayers
for all those seeking the Fullness of Truth, in the Roman Catholic Church, is
God is GOOD!!!
God is VERY good!
Owensboro Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance
Owensboro Catholic Schools in partnership with our local parishes provides $900,000 in
needs-based tuition assistance.
If you would like to learn more about how the tuition assistance process works, or would
like a tuition assistance packet – contact Ashley or Keith at Owensboro Catholic Schools 270-686-8896.
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Upcoming Youth Dates
February 15– No Youth Group (3 day weekend with Presidents Day)
February 20-22– TEC at Gasper River
February 22– 6:30-8:30 Middle & High School Bowling Night 6:30-8:30 PM at the Bowlodrome
March 1– Mass Practice 5:00-6:30 PM; High School Youth Group 6:30-8:30 PM
Youth 2000: is scheduled for March 13-15 at Brescia University. This is for anyone who is
at least 13 years old. This is a Eucharistic Centered 3-day retreat. For applications, please
see Crissy. The registration fee is $50 (which includes snacks and 2 meals). Parents are
needed as chaperones for this event– please let Crissy know if you can do so. If we do not
have chaperones, we cannot participate in this event.
Youth Group Outing: Come out to the Bowlodrome on Sunday, February 22 from 6:30-8:30
PM for a fun night!! This is for the youth group
(grades 6-12). Pizza and drinks will be provided
for dinner.
Please pray for our youth and the youth from across the diocese who are attending TEC
170 at Gasper River Retreat Center next weekend…
Although we are in the heart of winter, it’s not too early to start
making plans for the summer!! Be sure to check all that is offered for the 3rd grade and up!! There are not only opportunities to attend camp, but for our older youth and adults, there are
lots of volunteer opportunities for the summer. Camp registrations have already started to be turned in. Camp is a great way
to continue building a foundation in your faith, broaden your
comfort zone, experience the beauty of God in nature, and to make great connections
with other youth from around the diocese and beyond!! Please visit for information regarding camp and application
forms. You may also contact Crissy for more information.
High School Retreat: is scheduled for March 14-15. Please, mark your calendars. This
is a great opportunity to spend time away, unplugging from what is going on in our fast
paced lives, and focusing on ourselves and our relationship with God. More information
to come…
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15– PREP 9:00-10:20AM
17– Men’s Club Meeting 6:00 PM
18– Ash Wednesday Services 7:00 AM & 6:00 PM
18- Scripture Study after 7AM Mass
18– OCS Parent Information Session and pick up
Parish Sponsored Voucher at 7:00 PM
22– PREP 9:00-10:20AM
22– Youth Group Bowling at Bowlodrome 6:30-8:30 PM
23– Choir Rehearsal 6:30 PM
24– Finance Council Meeting at Noon
24– Parish Council Meeting at 5:30 PM
25- Scripture Study after 7AM Mass
25– Adoration 3:00-6:00 PM
25– Stations of the Cross with Benediction 6:00 PM
26– Picnic Committee Meeting 6:00PM
The Ash Wednesday Collection on 2-18-15 will again be for our
Sister Diocese of Mandeville Jamaica.
As the Priest begins the Eucharistic Prayer at Mass, he says, “Let us
give thanks to the Lord our God” and our response is “It is right and
Just.” As we share from our sacrifices for the needs of our Sister
Diocese in Mandeville Jamaica, we respond not only with words, but
also with deeds to thank the Lord for His many blessings to us and
share in His ongoing mission to tell the whole world of His kindness.
Please consider a generous response to this collection again this
Right to Life of Owensboro Annual Chili Supper
Date: February 28, 2015
Time: 5:30- 7:30 pm
Location: Blessed Mother Catholic Church
601 E. 23rd Street
Adult tickets:$7
Child (age3-12): $5
Under 2: Free
You can get tickets at the door or at the office. Thank you.
Come for a night of family fun.
Please join us for our next Covenant of Love Date Night on
Friday, February 20th in the Immaculate’s Parish Hall from
6:30-8:30 pm. This is open to all married and engaged
couples; childcare is provided and the evening is free. Wine
and snacks are provided, but all are welcome to BYOB. Please
bring your friends, and remember, each time you attend, your
name will be entered into a raffle to win a free weekend trip
to GATLINBURG! Refer to Facebook for more details & please
RSVP by Monday, February 16th to Haley & Matt Fitzgerald at
270-993-1111, or Rachel & Keith Evans at 270-570-2170
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Bobby Collignon, Frances Hayden, Carolyn Knott, Jean McCarty, Michael O’Bryan,
Pearl O'Bryan
We ask that you pause a moment and say a prayer for the sick in our community.
Remember in prayer, those sick in our Community:
Michael Alvey, Toya Ashby, Marion Cecil, Joe Bill Clark, Martha Clark, David Clouse,
Mary Alice Crowe, Maria Daughtery, Steve Dean, Jean Ferrel, Audrey Fogle,
Samuel George, Jeff Green, Susan Riney Guernsey, Billy Johnson, Benjamin Halbig,
Robert Haire, Jerry Harris, Frances Hayden, Joe Hayden, Pat Hayden, Bill Head,
Marie Hester, George Hooper, Leslie Jackson, Martha Johnson, Amelia Jones,
Sarah Kamuf, Bill Knott, Mary Ann Kurz, Leiann Lashbrook, Mary Lasley, Joe Lewis,
Bill Loudermilk, Dora McCarty, Joe Bill & Margie Merimee, Gary Miller, Diane Minton,
Michael & Sue O’Bryan, Larry Oller, Chuck Pinkston, Jamie Potter, Gary Reynolds,
Matthew Reynolds, Jason Roberts, Christian Ruiz, Melanie Russelburg, Cindy Smith,
Norbert J. Smith, Jr., Norbert Smith Sr., Barbara Smith, Kim Terry, Alma Topper,
Darryl Warren, Kevin Warren, Phil Warren, Mary Jane Young.
*Please note: Names will remain on the list for one month.
Prayers for our Military- As a parish family, we at St. Mary Magdalene pray for all the
members of our parish. We especially pray for our parishioners and their relatives who are
currently on active duty in the military. James Calhoun, Jessica Chase, Christine Kugele,
Frank Murphy, Chad Norris, Jeff & Sarah Odell, Ryan Offerman, Jonathan Tucker.
Good Deeds:
Father John Meredith has been assigned to prayer and penance and would
like to be of assistance to people of the diocese. If you would like to send
him a prayer request his email address for your intentions
is [email protected] Thank you for considering this and let us
pray for each other.
Happy Birthday to You!!
Parishioners celebrating
Birthday’s this week
14- Jim Gilles; Beth Greenwell
16– Patty Beyke; Greg Coomes;
Rachel Fulkerson; Ron Knott;
Rachel Krampe
17– Riley Krampe; Nancy Mann
18– Amanda Clary; Rob Gillim;
John Hartz; Jim Kauffeld;
Katelyn Murphy; Tricia Murphy
20– Frances Hayden; Sheila Hodskins
Shannon Offerman; Ruth Oller
21– Brooklyn Fogle; Leslie Ebelhar
Hannah Payne; Drew Keller
22– Karen Booth; Hillary Thomas
Happy Anniversary!!
Parishioners celebrating
Anniversaries this week
15– Eddie & Alo Byrne
17– Jim & Barbara Schwartz
20– Bernie & Cindy Krampe
If your birthday/anniversary is omitted
from this list, or incorrectly dated, please
call the parish office.
Offering: Sunday, February 8, 2015
Weekly Actual
$ 7,350.00
Weekly Budget
$ 8,534.00
Year to Date Actual
$ 268,059.64
Year to Date Budget
$ 273,088.00
Youth Fund Collection:
Building Fund Collection:
Building Fund Total:
$ 34,326.10
Thank You for Your Continued Support
St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery
Please contact Patti, to
purchase a cemetery plot.
(270) 771-4436.
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