Temporary Church Steels Faith of Parish After Destructive Tornadoes

It’s been about four months since the Resurrection Parish community in Dawson Springs, Ky., relocated into a 20-by-20 foot steel shed after a tornado destroyed their church, and parishioner Rhonda Mills says there are still Masses where a wave of emotion comes over everybody for the simple reason that they’re worshiping together.

‘No One Expected This Outpouring of Support’

On Friday, Dec. 17, the scene at the parish center of Christ the King Catholic Church in Madisonville, Ky., was organized chaos anchored on a single purpose: to meet the needs of those reeling from devastation.

In One Town, Survivors Cherish Life As Best Christmas Present

On Saturday, Dec. 18, Elko was out in front of his house loading a U-Haul truck with whatever he could save from his home, which was crushed by a fallen tree. His neighborhood was in the direct path of the tornado, only about a mile from the candle factory where eight people died.

An Eyewitness to The Storm’s Wrath

We are used to severe storms in Western Kentucky, but it was unusually warm and humid for December, and that’s never good.

Mass Goes On in Makeshift Quarters in Hard-Hit Kentucky Town

At the 10 o’clock Mass for Resurrection Parish on Sunday, Dec. 19, musician Karen Wallace couldn’t hold back tears as she sang and played her 12-string guitar. It was her first Mass since a tornado destroyed her home, and much of the city, on Dec. 10.


Sisters Of Charity Relief Team Clears Away Tornado-Wrought Debris; Leaves Hope Behind

Bowling Green resident Janet Jessie was home on Dec. 16, six days after a tornado tore through her property. At that point, the dismantled part of her metal roof was patched. However, debris was still littered throughout her yard. Then, unexpectedly, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, disaster relief team arrived.