St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on November 22nd, 2013
I. Faith In Action: There is a need in St. Stephen Cathedral parish for more people to be active with their time, their talent and their treasure. It is so easy for us to slip into a “status quo” type of living, even when it comes to our faith. Today on the feast of Christ the King, which is the culmination of the entire liturgical year, there is the opportunity to renew your faith by committing yourself to one of the many ministries that the parish offers. You are asked to return your Time, Talent and Treasure response form today. “No one ever became poor by giving” (Ann Frank, 1945). If everyone can get involved even in a small way, we are not overburdening the 15-20% of the people who seem to be involved in everything. “Stewards live each day as if Jesus were walking beside us, pointing out tasks of compassion for us to perform. In this way we act in Jesus’ name and manifest what we profess in our creed.”
II. Thanksgiving Day Mass: This traditional day of Giving Thanks is not a Holy Day, strictly speaking, yet we can make it such. You are invited to our 8:00am Thanksgiving Day Mass for one simple reason-–to give thanks to God publicly! What better way than to gather with parishioners of all different walks of life and with our servant leader, Bishop William Medley, to celebrate Eucharist, which literally means “thanksgiving!” We invite you to bring a brown bag full of groceries for those who are not so blessed. “If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.”
III. “Jesus Remember Me When You Come Into Your Kingdom”: Like the Good Thief, we too ask this of Jesus. Our faith teaches us that we seek life, journey toward fullness of life. And Jesus’ response to the Good Thief as to us is, “You will be with me in paradise.” What kind of King do we have? One whose throne is the cross. One whose crown is made of thorns. One whose kingdom is mercy and forgiveness. One who did not save Himself. Our King is one who gave His life for others. Read Luke 23:35–43.
IV. Congratulations to Jack Padgett! During the 2013 Excellence Rally for showing Christian Leadership at Owensboro Catholic High School, Jack, son of Pat and Suzanne Padgett, was honored. Jack Padgett is a leader!
In Joy and Hope, Fr. Jerry