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 Corner

Published on May 30th, 2014

I. Birthday of the Church: Where would the early Church have been without the gift of the Holy Spirit? Where would we be today without this Paraclete, this Advocate, the one who helps us in our every need and is with us 24-7?  Is your image of this third Person of the Trinity? How would you describe the Holy Spirit? How is the Holy Spirit working in your life? How could the Holy Spirit be more alive in me/you? Let’s pray to the Holy Spirit!

II. Pentecost Potluck is next week, June 8. We will have a parish potluck that Sunday evening at 6:00PM. Families whose last names begin with the letters below are asked to bring a dish to serve 6–8 people: A–F: meat/fish; G–L: vegetable, pasta, or casserole; M-R: salad (vegetable, fruit, sweet); S–Z: dinner rolls/breads. Dessert will be a delicious surprise treat. You are invited to wear RED to Mass and the potluck, since RED is the liturgical color for Pentecost!  For inquiries, call 270-926-3032.

III. Parish Pastoral Council Discernment: We will be meeting a second time on Thursday, June 5, at 6:30PM in the Fr. Vaughan Community Center to continue calling forth leadership for the next Council. I ask everyone in the parish to be praying that the gifts needed at this particular time in our parish history will be embodied in the parishioners called forth to serve. The more diverse the membership, the better for our community.

IV. Congratulations to Ryan Purk who received the SLIM (Servant Leader in Ministry, by the Diocese of Owensboro). This award goes to a high school junior or senior who has made outstanding contributions to their parish, deanery and/or diocese through their leadership and involvement in youth ministry.  Ryan has taken advantage of retreats and camps offered in the Owensboro Diocese. He has been involved in St. Stephen Cathedral fish fries, Vacation Bible School, hospitality minister/usher, youth choir, and picnic, to mention a few, as well as Habitat for Humanity Club, National Honor Society, Beta Club, and Academic Team, at school. In our community, he has volunteered at Special Olympics Track, Dream Riders, and Right-to-Life Walk. Ryan inspires many with his friendly, warm smile, his outreach activities, open heart, and his desire to live a life of the Gospel. We are proud of Ryan! Congratulations!

Easter Joy and Hope,
Fr. Jerry

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