St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on October 4th, 2013
I. Overcome the Fear; Make the Time; Reap the Rewards! In the six weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, you have the opportunity to join with other parishioners once a week for 90 minutes to talk about the Scriptures, Church, the practice of the greatest treasure we have–the gift of our faith. Call the office or sign up in the back of church for the next season of ARISE Together In Christ.
II. A Venerable Form of Meditation! The feast of our Lady of the Rosary is October 7, and traditionally October has been the month when the devotion of praying the rosary is emphasized. The Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, and Luminous mysteries of the rosary shed light upon the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and the key role of Mary, His mother. Most major world religions are enriched by a mantra type of prayer; the rosary has its origins based in the monastic life of the church and specifically in monks praying the 150 psalms. The rosary (crown of roses) is a humble, practical, powerful means of contemplation. Why not learn more about this devotion of the rosary during the month of October? Why not pray the rosary individually or as a family during the month of October?
III. Sophia Award: Bishop Medley celebrated Mass last Sunday, September 29, at St. Stephen Cathedral to honor people from every parish around the Diocese who have given exemplary service over and beyond the call of duty. The Sophia Award goes to a couple or a person over 65 who is selfless in giving, strong in faith, and generous with personal gifts. This year, the recipient of the Sophia Award for St. Stephen Cathedral is Fr. John Vaughan, who needs no introduction! Congratulations to Fr. John!
IV. New Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul: So much good is done in furthering the mission of Jesus to the poor through the St. Vincent de Paul Society. I thank all those in our parish who work one-on-one in being the face, hands, voice, feet, and ears of Jesus to those who are not so blessed at this particular time in their life. Last week, Richard Remp-Morris, a member of St. Stephen Cathedral parish, was named the new executive director to lead and oversee St. Vincent de Paul Society for our Diocese. Congratulations, Richard! I also wish to thank another parishioner, Chuck Payne, for the good job he has done over the years in this position. “Don’t talk to a hungry person about God; give him something to eat and you are showing him God” (Vincent de Paul).