Catholic Community Comes Together to Build a Habitat for Humanity Home

PADUCAH, KY (September 5, 2013) - The Catholic Community of
Paducah and McCracken County is sponsoring a Habitat for Humanity home build to
honor the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Owensboro. The Catholic Parishes including St. Thomas More, St.
Johns, St. Francis de Sales, and Rosary Chapel are joining together with
Lourdes Hospital, the St. Mary School System, local Catholic organizations, and
the Paducah-McCracken County Habitat for Humanity to provide a new home for a
special family.

Executive Director of the Paducah-McCracken County Habitat
for Humanity Angie Wilke and Board chair Bobby Koehler are excited to announce
the new build which is number 68 for Paducah.  "The Catholic Community of
Paducah is sponsoring the construction of a new home.  All of Habitat for
Humanity feel so blessed by their support and are overjoyed to announce this
wonderful news to the public."  Wilke notes Regina L. Morton, a single mom
with 2 children has been selected to receive the home and is "overjoyed with
this news and so excited." 

The home is being built at 1109 Monroe Street under the
leadership of St. Thomas More parishioner, Rick Schipp who recently retired
from the Army Corps of Engineers and serves on the Habitat for Humanity Board.
Volunteers from all the parishes and organizations are generously giving their
time and talent, as well as donations, to make this a very special home for the
Morton family with the goal of completing it before Christmas.

A short blessing and prayer service will be held Monday,
September 9, 2013 from 9:00am - 9:30am at the building site, 1109 Monroe
Street, Paducah, Kentucky. Fr. William Brandon, Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas
More will lead those gathered in a special prayer service. All in attendance
will have an opportunity to sign the corner post that will be incorporated into
the house and a ceremonial nail driving by parish, hospital, school, and
organization leadership will officially begin the build.

 Special media notes:

Ø      Please join us
for the service on Monday for photos and interviews

Reporters with additional questions may contact Rick Schipp - build
coordinator (270) 349-0426; Angie Wilke - Habitat Ex. Dir. (270) 703-1047; Fr.
Pat Reynolds - Pastor, St. Thomas More (270) 534-9000 

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