March 24, 2019 – Third Sunday of Lent

I.  Cathedral Fish Fry: plan to come to best Fish Fry in town this Friday, March 29, 5:00–7:00pm, in the Community Center. Plan to eat before or after the Stations of the Cross at 6:00pm. Special thanks to our coordinator, Laurie Hicks, who depends on volunteers to set up, serve, cleanup; call the office if…

March 17, 2019 – Pastor’s Corner

The Beaches of Goa & Saint Francis Xavier: The last leg of my journey in India landed me in Western India on the Arabian Sea in Goa, known for its sandy and beautiful beaches. However, it was a treat for me to visit the Basilica of Bon Jesu (the Good Jesus) where the body and relics…

March 10, 2019 – First Sunday of Lent

I. Many thanks to everyone who has completed a Parish Survey. The results are being tabulated by Liturgical Publications (LPi) and meetings will be scheduled soon to discuss the results and take the next steps toward a parish long-range plan. Details will be available in the bulletin in the coming weeks. “Be with me Lord,…

March 3, 2019

I. SURVEY leading to a LONG RANGE PLAN: A vibrant, growing parish should always be looking toward the future—toward moving forward in a positive, fruitful manner. To some, the idea of long-range planning may mean “brick and mortar” plans (such as a parking lot, a parish hall, or classrooms). While brick-and-mortar plans may be a…

February 24, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ,         I am very glad, and I am sure you are too, that Fr. Jerry is back home with us. Welcome back Fr. Jerry. He will have a lot to tell us from his first experience of India especially that which would help us to widen the horizon of our understanding…

February 17, 2019 – The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ,          The Gospel this weekend is the Beatitudes according to Luke. This sermon of Jesus takes place on a plain. Luke’s sermon on the plain and Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount are closely corresponding to each other and both start with a series of beatitudes. Both are different in their versions,…

February 10, 2019 (Pastor’s Corner)

From Fr. Sinoj Pynadath HGN, Parochial Vicar Dear Friends in Christ, I am very glad to reach you all once again through the bulletin. I thank God for all of you and for the abundance of His blessings upon us as a parish family. I am really happy and encouraged to see a good percentage…

February 3, 2019 (Pastor’s Corner)

 I.  Planning for our Future!  We are at the beginning of a process to create a long-range plan for the future of Saint Stephen Cathedral Parish. The first step in this process is our parish survey, now available online on our website at www.ststephencathedral.org.  Please take a few minutes (about 5 is all it takes!)…

January 27, 2019 (Pastor’s Corner)

I.  Planning for our future: We are in the early stages of creating a long-range plan which should encompass not only practical aspects such as “brick and mortar” and care of our facilities, but also our spiritual growth, our sense of community, parish leadership, and more. The first step is an online survey, which takes less than…