January 17, 2021 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

I. Respect Life Sunday:  Churches recognizes the third Sunday in January as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states. Churches around the our country use January 22 to celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and…

Preschool Director Job Opening

Saint Stephen Cathedral Preschool – Owensboro, KY Director Position – 2021/2022 School Year Saint Stephen Cathedral Preschool is seeking a Full-Time Director starting the 2021-2022 School Year.  We are seeking an individual who is energetic, organized, a problem solver and possesses great communication skills. The candidate needs to be passionate about early childhood education. This…

The Baptism of the Lord – January 10, 2021

I.  Year of Saint Joseph:  December 8, 2020- December 8, 2021:  In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the…

The Epiphany of the Lord- January 3, 2021 (Happy New Year)

I.  What’s in a gift?  Since the early days of Christianity, Biblical scholars and theologians have offered varying interpretations of the meaning and significance of the gold, frankincense and myrrh that the magi presented to Jesus. These valuable items were standard gifts to honor a king or deity in the ancient world. In addition to…

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph – December 27, 2020

I.  Family Can Be Marvelous and Messy:  Mary, Joseph, and Jesus were a family deeply immersed in rituals and traditions of their people. In today’s Gospel we hear how they kept the feast of Passover by traveling to Jerusalem to celebrate this holy day. In our lives we are given a family and also the…

Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 20, 2020

I.  Plenty of Room! The Mystery of the Incarnation: God sending His only begotten Son to us as a baby, born of Mary; God taking on our humanity so that we can share His Divinity. Jesus born 2000+  years ago, Jesus will come in glory at the end of time, Jesus with us now as…

December 13, 2020 – Gaudete Sunday – Third Sunday of Advent

I.  REJOICE! Today has traditionally been called “Gaudete Sunday.” The Latin tag is derived from Paul’s appeal in the second reading to “rejoice always in the Lord.” The irony and paradox of this Christian joy is underlined by the fact that Paul wrote those words from prison. Even from jail, Paul could see the progress…

Second Sunday of Advent – December 6, 2020 (Cycle B)

I.  Let the Light of the Second Candle of Advent Shine! Not all prophets wear camel skins and eat locusts! There are prophets among us right now who proclaim in their ministries, in their compassion, in their kindness, in their courageous commitment to what is right because it’s right, that Jesus the Messiah has come.…

November 29, 2020 – First Sunday of Advent (Cycle B)

I.  Strengthen Our Fearful Hearts: Sustain us, O God, on our Advent journey as we go forth to welcome the one who is to come. Plant within our hearts your living Word of promise, and make haste to help us as we seek to understand what we went out to see in the Advent wilderness:…