February 23, 2020 – 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A.  Ash Wednesday:  A Day of Public Catholicism.  Lent begins with the sobering awareness that we are different, our world is different, and our lives are different than they were one year ago. It is true that the sign of ashes carries with it better memories of both personal and social sin. Ashes are also…

Grace Marriage Registration Now Open

Marriage is worthy of investment. Grace Marriage is a proactive, intentional, wellness approach to marriage enrichment. Couples spend six hours every 90 days to enrich, protect, and grow. During these six hours, the couple will be refreshed by the grace of Christ; engage with one another utilizing concepts and strategies; learn how to apply those concepts…

Lent 2020 at Saint Stephen Cathedral

  View our  Lenten Mailer 2020 for information a listing of Lenten liturgies, spiritual offerings, and almsgiving opportunities at Saint Stephen Cathedral.          

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 16, 2020

I.  Bishop Medley Celebrates 10 Years as Shepherd! Someone mentioned recently that only one in three priests who are asked accept the call to be a bishop—not a surprising statistic with our present climate. We are grateful to Bishop William Francis Medley for his servant leadership as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of his ordination…

February 9, 2020 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Anointing of the Sick will be offered on the World Day of Prayer for the Sick, Tuesday, February 11, which is also the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes. The Sacrament of Anointing is appropriate for those suffering from physical or psychological illness, facing major surgery, or enduring the difficulties of advanced aging. Through…

The Presentation of the Lord – February 2, 2020

 I.   Feast of the Presentation of the Lord is rooted in every day life. In faithful observance of the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph present Jesus in the temple to consecrate him to the Lord. There they meet the faithful Simeon and the prophetess Anna, for whom “temple worship” was part of every day…

January 26, 2020 – Sunday of the Word of God (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)

I.  Christian Unity: January 18-25, 2020 is the annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, whose theme chosen for 2020 is “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness” (Acts 28:2). Throughout 2020, join Christians everywhere in praying “that they may all be one” joining our prayer with that of the Lord Jesus Christ. For…

January 19, 2020 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Music To My Ears. The cry of a baby is the sound of new life and growth in our community. We are blessed with many young families at St. Stephen Cathedral, and we wish to support these young families as vigorously as possible. I applaud parents’ “sixth sense” in knowing when their child needs…

January 12, 2020 – The Baptism of the Lord

I.  Feast of the Baptism of the Lord: today’s feast marks the end of the Christmas season within our liturgical year. During the Christmas season, we might have experienced a time of “being” instead of “doing.” With the chaos and business of Christmas preparation over, I discovered these last few weeks have been a time…

January 5, 2020-The Epiphany of the Lord

I.  Epiphany Vespers & International Potluck with BUNCO:  Please join our parish community for Vespers (“official” Evening Prayer of the Church) at 4:30pm on Sunday, January 5th, followed by followed by an International potluck at 5:00pm. We ask you to bring a dish from your country of origin! The parish will provide the drinks (unless…