I. Vacation Bible School Theme: Living in God’s Kingdom!
Monday, June 20th through Friday, June 24th, is a good time, not only to learn more about our faith, but also to help create community! The success of this week, 9:00am to 12:00 noon each day, depends on good volunteers–parents and teen helpers. Childcare is provided for volunteers. Contact Donna Murphy at 270.852.8424 or [email protected]
II. Welcoming the Thirties! Very soon, Fr. Jamie Dennis will celebrate his 30th birthday! On Saturday, June 25th, Fr. Jamie will begin enjoying another decade! Happy Birthday to our new “Parochial Vicar!”
III. The Nativity of John the Baptizer (Memorial/Feast Day, June 24th) brought forth a great prophet and herald of Jesus the Messiah. A “bridge” between the Jewish and Christian covenants, he prepared the way of the Lord and revealed Jesus to others as both the Messiah and the Lamb of God. St. John exemplifies the Christian life as one who proclaims the Gospel message of healing and repentance while he points out Christ to others and shows them the way to become united with God.
VI. Three Years of Support, Involvement, and Hospitality! It’s hard to believe, but it will be three years on June 18th that Fr. Suneesh and I arrived at the Cathedral to begin our ministry along with you. A quick three years, might I add! This is an opportune time to thank you for your many expressions of support, friendship, and hospitality. You edify us by your involvement in church ministries, committees, and that which creates a vibrant parish community! Together, we are called to build the Kingdom of God here at 610 Locust Street, and beyond! Thank you!
IV. Friday, June 24th, is also the birthday of your former shepherd at Saint Stephen Cathedral, 1995–2013, Fr. John Richard Vaughan. Shower him with cards! His address is: Christ the King Church, 1600 Kingsway Dr., Madisonville, KY 42431–5826.
V. Habitat for Humanity partners with churches and groups who help a family, who put in sweat equity hours, own a house. The Cathedral committed to $3000, and you have already contributed $1,910.00 toward this most achievable goal. If you have not contributed but would like to, simply mail or bring your donation to the parish office before June 30. Make check out to St. Stephen Cathedral, with “Habitat for Humanity” in the memo line.