How to Unleash Showers of Graces for Catholic Priests

There’s a new prayer initiative at the Catholic Churches of Jennings County. Father Jerry Byrd announced a Prayer Cenacle of support for priests and the seven men  in seminary from the Catholic Community of Jennings County.  “We need to allow ourselves to be transformed and converted to be made into the men and women God wants us to become,” Father Byrd … Read More

Why encouraging others to consider the priesthood makes an amazing difference

Are you among those who encourage others to consider a vocation as a Catholic priest? If there’s one question every parishioner should be asking–this is it– because it makes a world of difference according to the most recent statistics on what makes men want to be priests. One of the leading indicators of who inspired their vocation to the priesthood … Read More

Corpus Christi Celebrations and Other Exciting Upcoming Events


Corpus Christi and priestly ordinations fill the bulk of upcoming June events. Join us for our Corpus Christi Celebrations through the month of June and July. This feast honors Jesus Christ, truly and substantially Present under the appearances of bread and wine. This Presence happens through the change which the Church calls transubstantiation (“change of substance”), when at the Consecration … Read More

Bobby Vogel Ordination as Transitional Deacon

The ordination rite of transitional deacon is ancient but ever-new. Bobby Vogel bears witness to this sacred rite as he was ordained a transitional deacon on April 15 at St. Meinrad Archabbey. It marks his transition to the presbyterate when he will eventually be ordained a priest next year. Two other men, Sam Rosko and Anthony Armbruster were also ordained … Read More

30 No-Fail Ways to Have a Holy & Catholic Lent

We can enter into Lent by preparing with no-fail ways to have a truly Catholic and holy Lent.  Christ helps us carry our burdens and sees our our efforts to conquer our weakness in practical, do-able, and helpful practices. 30 Ways for a Holy Lent Father Jerry Byrd has prepared a Lenten Plan to help parishioners enter into Lent. Many … Read More

All About the St. Therese Novena Prayer

st therese novena prayer

The St. Therese  Nine-Day Novena Prayer is starting for the Catholic Community of Jennings County. Father Jerry Byrd, who has a deep devotion to the Carmelite saint, is asking all his parishioners to join him. The petition to St. Therese is for seminarians and priestly vocations especially from our parishes. Father Byrd feels a deep desire to pray for priests … Read More