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Director’s Newsletter

Director’s Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 2

Friday, August 26, 2016

Parish Support for OCS

This past week, I had the opportunity to meet our supporting parish pastors at the first OCS Director-Pastor Meeting on Wednesday, August 24. During this meeting, it was clear that our pastors are committed to supporting Catholic education in Owensboro. While the parishes sacrifice to ensure a quality catholic education is offered in our schools, it is important to recognize the gracious support they provide. Without their continued support, OCS cannot exist. Remember all of our parishes in your prayers and be thankful for their continued support! God bless our parish communities!

House Raffle

OCS is teaming up with St. Joseph and Paul Parish to raffle off a new home in Owensboro! The proceeds of the raffle will support both the OCS operating budget and the St. Joseph and Paul Parish Community.

Martin Custom Building is the builder of a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, brick home. The home has an open floor plan, granite counter tops, and a 2 car garage. The value of this home is $200,000!

Location:         Bon Harbor – 4135 Mayflower Drive

Open House:    OCS Families-Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Parishioners-Sunday, August 28 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Tickets are on sale now for $100 at the Central Office and at each of the four schools.  Only 4000 tickets will be sold. So act now to get the winning ticket!

Don’t miss this great opportunity and thank you for supporting the Catholic community!


Fr. Pat Reynolds’ Historic Exhibit at Brescia University

Fr. Pat Reynolds, Episcopal Vicar and Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes, has his personal art collection on exhibit at Brescia University. His unique collection, which is on display in the Administration Building, depicts the history of the Catholic Church. I had the opportunity to view the exhibit earlier this week when visiting Brescia University. The exhibit is great for those who appreciate art and are interested in learning more about the history of the church. I encourage all in the Catholic Community of Owensboro to take advantage of this opportunity to visit Fr. Pat’s exhibit!

Join Us to Celebrate Mass

Parents are always welcome to celebrate weekly Mass at our campuses. Please refer to the mass schedule below for updated mass times.

OCS Mass Schedule

Thursday (Weekly)      Holy Days

OCS K-3          9:00 AM                      9:00 AM          Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

OCS 4-6           9:00 AM                      9:00 AM          Blessed Mother Catholic Church

OCMS              1:45 PM                       1:45 AM          Immaculate Catholic Church

OCHS              10:30 AM                    10:30 AM        OCHS Gym

After School K-8 Shuttle Bus Proposal-Update!

A special thank you to all those who responded to our parent feedback survey regarding an after school shuttle bus service.

It is clear there is support and a need for a shuttle service; however, when implementing such a program, the school must consider the logistics of busing, supervision of students, and the overall safety of our school community.

OCMS Bus for After School Activities at OCHS

With those considerations, OCS will offer after school transportation from the OCMS Campus to the OCHS Campus. This service will provide OCMS students with convenient after school transportation to the OCHS Campus for after school activities (band, athletics, etc.). There will be a per family fee for this service. This service will begin on Monday, September 12. Registration information will be provided in the coming week.

*However, due to logistical and supervision issues, OCS will not offer a shuttle bus service between the K-3 Campus and the 4-6 Campus. While OCS strives to meet the needs of our families, we appreciate your support and understanding.

Thank you for supporting Catholic Education in Owensboro, Kentucky!


Gerald E. Schoen, Director

Owensboro Catholic Schools

“Be Strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. For the Lord, your God, will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9