Pastor’s Corner

I. Epiphany Hymn Festival and Potluck: Everyone is invited to our Third Annual Epiphany Hymn Festival at 4:00PM on Sunday, January 3, in the church, followed by a potluck in the Community Center at 5:00PM. Families with last names A-K are asked to bring salads; L-Q to bring vegetables/side dishes; R-Z to bring desserts. Todd Johnson is preparing the barbequed meat. The parish will provide the drinks (unless you would like to bring your own bottle of wine)! The Magi, the soothsayers, seekers, searchers, and kings, will journey in with a traditional king cake! We will also honor Ruth Ann Carrico, who is retiring after eleven years as office assistant at SSC. Deacon Dirck Curry and his wife, Chona, are coordinating “honoring” Ruth Ann. If you would like to assist in this fun gathering, contact Lupe Ellis, who is coordinating our Epiphany potluck, 270-240-2153.

II. Parish Retreat: Please reserve the first weekend of March for a parish retreat. This less-than-48-hour experience could change your life! It certainly will deepen your faith and deepen your sense of community. Beginning on Friday evening about 5:30PM, and ending on Sunday afternoon about 4:30PM, this Koinonia, Greek word for “community,” retreat is based on the Paschal Mystery. Could it be that this Lent, March 4–6, is the perfect time for a faith-lift? Think about it. Talk about it. Pray about it.

III. CALLING ALL MEN! Please be aware of the program That Man Is You (TMIY) which gathers every Thursday morning in our Community Center at 6:00AM. There is a video, and some opportunity for discussion. You are out promptly at 7:30AM. They will begin their second season of TMIY on Thursday, January 14. Every man over 18 is welcome!

IV. Elizabeth Ann Seton was born into a wealthy Episcopalian family. At an early age, she lost her husband and was left with five small children. An Italian Catholic family greatly influenced her decision to join the Catholic Church, a commitment which was not well-received by her husband’s family. Aware of the need for immigrants to be educated, she founded a girls’ school in Baltimore, which gave rise to the Catholic Parish School System in the USA. She was canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1975. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us!

V. Administrative Assistant Job Opening: This full-time person oversees all office procedures and other tasks assigned by the pastor. A minimum of two-three years’ experience of performing office duties, with the ability to communicate effectively and cordially both verbal and written form. Experience with Word, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook, and multi-tasking; possess good writing and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently and interactively. All interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter by January 8, to Saint Stephen Cathedral, 610 Locust Street, Owensboro, KY 42301–2130, or [email protected]

In Joy and Hope,

Fr. Jerry