Pastor’s Corner

Today is Catechetical Sunday:  we are reminded of the promise parents make at Baptism to mold and form their children in the practice of the faith. This whole year we are challenged to focus on“Prayer: The Faith Prayed,”This theme invites all of us to devote themselves to a deeper study and practice of prayer, for their own spiritual good and for the good of those they serve. Supporting parents in this essential role are our catechists; special thanks to: Brenda Pierce & Haley Mahoney (1/2 grade), Melissa Ashby & Laura Lewis (3/4 grade), Ross & Jill Leigh (5/6 grade), Meghan Payne (7/8 grade), Katelyn West – Confirmation catechist along with Fr. Jamie.

Welcome Corey Bruns! From Quincy, Illinois by way of Marion, Kentucky, Cory achieved a BA in Philosophy/Catholic Studies over the last four years in Indianapolis, Indiana at Simon Brute Seminary  on the campus of Marian University, under the auspices of the Franciscan Sisters of Oldenburg, Indiana. We are privileged to have Cory at the Cathedral for his “pastoral year” before he begins his theological studies. The entire parish has a hand in forming a future priest. Invite him to your home, to do lunch, to walk your dog, to your meetings, to listen to your faith story! Let’s give Corey a St. Stephen Cathedral welcome!

Parent/Child Reconciliation: is there anything more important than teaching our children the necessity of forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and our own example. Parents, you model forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing to your children and your every day experiences in your home. Meet Monday, September 19 at 6:30 in the community center.

Celebrate your Marriage: Bishop William Medley will celebrate Mass and preach at our Cathedral on Sunday, September 18 at 2:00pm, followed by a reception. Everyone is invited. This celebration is sponsored by the Diocesan Family Life office. Thanks to our St. Stephen Diocesan Event Welcomers who will provide hospitality in our name to people from all over the Diocese!