April 18, 2021 – Third Sunday of Easter

Prayer Service for Victims/Survivors of Abuse:  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Kentucky, for the second year in a row, continues to lead the nation in child abuse and neglect, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In a country so prosperous and so affluent and so scientifically and electronically advanced,…

April 11, 2021 – Sunday of Divine Mercy

Doubt and Faith: in his Asian Journal, Thomas Merton wrote: “Faith means doubt. Faith is not the suppression of doubt. It is the overcoming of doubt, and you overcome doubt by going through it. The man of faith who has never experienced doubt is not a person of faith. Consequently, the monk is the one…

April 4, 2021 – Easter Sunday

Happy Resurrection and Welcome! Easter is bigger than baskets and bonnets, colored or chocolate eggs. For Christians around the world, Easter celebrates Jesus’ Risen Life, but also our share in it. Easter celebrate Jesus’ love for all humanity, but also our call to love as Jesus did. Easter is about darkness giving way to Light,…

March 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday

Happy Resurrection and Welcome! Easter is bigger than baskets and bonnets, colored or chocolate eggs. For Christians around the world, Easter celebrates Jesus’ Risen Life, but also our share in it. Easter celebrate Jesus’ love for all humanity, but also our call to love as Jesus did. Easter is about darkness giving way to Light,…

March 21, 2021 – Fifth Sunday of Lent

Who Does Not Need Forgiveness? I believe it is impossible to live on this fallen planet without getting hurt, offended, misunderstood, lied to, and rejected. Learning how to respond properly is one of the basics of our Christian life. The word “forgive” means to wipe the slate clean, to pardon, to cancel a debt, to…

March 14, 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Welcome to Holly Pfeifer! After 26 years at our Cathedral Preschool, Pam Weafer is retiring at the end of this school year. Under Pam’s leadership our Preschool received the highest award of 5 Stars by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This enviable status was awarded because of several factors including a very high score on classroom…

March 7, 2021 – Third Sunday of Lent

Money Changers Taking Advantage of the Poor: The Jerusalem Temple was not merely a place of worship but also a market where sacrificial animals were sold, and a bank where the state treasury was kept (recall the poor widow who is contributing generously to the treasury in Mark 12:41–44). Jews throughout the world were obligated to…

February 28, 2021 – Second Sunday of Lent

It’s Not Too Late! Though Ash Wednesday was February 17, if you have not started Lent yet, it’s not too late! I loved the story about one of our catechumens last year at the Rite of Election. A lady decided to fast from all bread during the season of Lent, meaning that the next bread…

February 21, 2021 – First Sunday of Lent

Thank You, Beni Howell! Just recently, Beni tendered her resignation as Administrative Assistant at Saint Stephen Cathedral. Having held this position for almost 5 years, we appreciate her ability to multitask, to create a wonderful bulletin each week, to manage the front desk volunteers, oversee Mass intentions, and a host of other tasks. On behalf…

February 14, 2021 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Unclean, Unclean!  Do we sometimes feel unworthy? Are we our own worst critic? The Old Testament (Jewish Scriptures) in Leviticus 13:1-12, 44-46 paints a picture of separation and loneliness, being unaccepted by the majority because of a physical difference; being unclean in the body by disease. Today’s Scripture reading from 1 Corinthians 10:31—11:1 speaks…