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 June 20th, 2014

I. Corpus Christi Eucharistic Devotion: This is Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). For the diocese and the parish, St. Stephen Cathedral is hosting Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6:00-7:00PM, with a Prayer Service at 7:00PM, including a procession with the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction (this will last about 45 minutes). Afterwards there will be an Ice Cream Social in the Fr. Vaughan Community Center. Invite your friends; everyone is welcome!

II. Our Festival: The Planning Committee, under the leadership of Deacon Dirck Curry, is moving forward with our 11th annual Picnic/Festival to be held September 20, from 2:00-6:30PM. If you have any suggestions or would like to help out in any way, please take the time to attend the next planning meeting on Monday, June 24, at the parish office, 6:00PM. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Dirck. This event builds community and helps support our parish finances. This is a great opportunity for one-time involvement. We need you!

III. Welcome to Fr. Titus! Having spent six years in our diocese working in the Marriage Tribunal, living three years at St. Stephen Cathedral and three years at St. Pius X Church, Fr Titus Ahabyona returned to Owensboro on June 12, for two months. He will be helping Fr. Mike Clark in the tribunal and will be residing in our St. Stephen Cathedral Rectory. Two years ago, when Fr. Titus returned to Uganda, he was named pastor of a 5000 people parish of St. Charles Lwanga Church in Fort Portal, Uganda. He also is head of the Marriage Tribunal for his Diocese of Fort Portal. The building of his rectory is in progress. We welcome Fr. Titus back to Owensboro and to St. Stephen Cathedral!

IV. United Nations Monastery! With Fr. Titus Ahabyona from Uganda joining Deacon Michael Charles Ajigo from Kenya, Father Suneesh Kalathanapatikal from India, and me from Kentucky, USA, we are truly a United Nations Monastery. Thank God, we all know English. With a surname like Kalathanapatikal, you now know why your parochial vicar is called Fr. Suneesh or Fr. Mathew!! This international reality at the cathedral rectory is a stark reminder that the Catholic Church is universal, a world Church open to all. Truly, our concerns in Owensboro, Kentucky pale in comparison to some of major issues in countries around the world. Lord of the universe, pray for us!

V. Vacation Time! A classmate and friend, Greg Esty, a priest from St. Paul-Minneapolis Diocese, will be visiting me in Kentucky this week. Therefore, I will be on vacation June 23-30. The parish is in the capable hands of Fr. Suneesh, along with the parish pastoral team. Continue your prayers!

Joy and Hope,
Fr. Jerry

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