St. Stephen Cathedral Mass

7:00AM & 12:05PM
9:00AM & 5:00PM
7:00AM, 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Holy Days
7:00AM & 12:00PM(noon)

Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
(602 Sycamore St)






Pastor’s Perspective

Published on January 25th, 2013

Dear Parishioners,

The Diocese has commissioned an attractive history book of the Church in western Kentucky, titled, Freely You Have Received, Freely Give.  The cover of the hardback book features our beautiful rose window.  We have these books available for $30.  I think you will enjoy perusing this volume; it would also make a great gift.  We have some available in the sacristy, or you may contact the parish office to get your copy.

Have you read the Christmas present you were given, Rediscover Catholicism?  We are grateful to the parishioners who made this available for every household in the parish.  If you have not yet read it, I encourage you to do so.  Lent will soon be here and this book would make a wonderful Lenten project.

I have been asked about the color of St. Stephen’s clothing/vestments in the reredos.  In the first two panels he is clothed in red which is the symbol of martyrdom.  (Note the painting in the rear of the Church).  The third panel, his burial, depicts him wearing green which is the symbol of hope, specifically hope in the resurrection.

I will be away most of this week, leading a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Canon Law Society of America.  The twelve of us will meet in an airport hotel in Baltimore.  I wish you a good week and I hope I don’t get snowed in!!

Love, Fr. John

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