St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on January 11th, 2013
Although she has been on the job since January 2nd, I again want to welcome Donna Murphy to our parish staff. Donna, her husband Richard, and their family are long-time members of St. Stephen. In fact, Donna was a member of the parish staff before I became pastor here. After completing Brescia’s Ministry Formation Program, Donna received her Master’s in Theological Studies from St. Meinrad School of Theology. She has been involved in various aspects of faith formation for many years, particularly in adult faith formation. She brings many gifts to our parish as she embarks upon this new role, and I and the parish staff look forward to working with her in the coming years.
I want to acknowledge another parishioner, Art Hodde, who has just retired from his position as the director of Catholic cemeteries here in Owensboro, after twenty-two years of service. Art has done an excellent job for us; we thank him for his commitment and dedication and wish him well as he enters this new phase of his life.
Congratulations to our new members of the Parish Pastoral Council. On December 30th we selected Norman Froehlich, Jenny Likens, Richard Remp-Morris and Sarah Payne Roby as new members of the Council. We officially welcomed them at the meeting last Thursday evening. At that time we also thanked the departing members, Eddie O’Bryan, Rose Ann Payne, Sandy Carden, and Rita Roberson. Thanks again to all the other nominees who expressed a willingness to serve if chosen.
Fr. Brandon and I will be on our annual Presbyteral Convcation with Bishop Medley and the priests of the diocese this week. As is our custom, we will meet at Lake Barkley. Our focus is “Evangelization.” Please pray for us. Note that there will be no Masses or Communion Services here from Monday through Thursday, except for the 7:00am Mass on Monday. Our normal schedule will resume on Friday. There is Mass each morning at the Carmel Home at 7:00am.
Love, Fr. John