St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on February 10th, 2012
We are having First Reconciliation with sixteen of our young parishioners and their families on Sunday afternoon. We congratulate them and continue to pray for them as they prepare for their First Communion in the Spring. I am grateful to Fr. Suresh and to Fr. Mark Buckner who will assist Fr. Brandon and me with confessions this afternoon.
The staff and some members of the Parish Pastoral Council will participate in a preparation meeting for ARISE a program of spiritual renewal centered on Jesus Christ. The diocese is offering this program in conjunction with the celebration of our 75th anniversary as a diocese. I hope you have read articles about ARISE in the Western Kentucky Catholic. It is structured on the RENEW format with which many of you are familiar. You will be hearing much more about this in the near future.
I am writing this before the Men’s Conference takes place on Saturday, February 11, but I am confident that the day will be a true blessing to those men who participate. We have prayed for you and we thank you for your witness. I know that your own faith-life, your families and our parish will be blessed because of the day. I wish that I could have gone, but I stayed home so Fr. Brandon could participate since he has been involved in the preparation for the Conference.
It is good to have our staff member, Joe Beard, back to work. Joe has had some health issues and has been off work since the first of the year. He is only working half-time at the moment, but we are grateful for his improved health and happy to have him back with us; he is also glad to be back on the job.
Don’t forget to check out the Restoration Gallery on our website to follow the progress of the work being done on Church. The pictures are posted in sequence and the date of each one is printed on the picture. We will add more photos as progress is made.
Love, Fr. John