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…

Cathedral Preschool Registration for 2020-2021

Cathedral Preschool registration for 2020-2021 begins on Monday, February 3, 2019 for children currently enrolled and for families who are members of Saint Stephen Cathedral. Registration will be open to the public beginning Monday, February 10. Children who are 3, 4, or 5 years of age must celebrate their birthday prior to August 1, 2020…

Cathedral Tours

Cathedral Tours are available on the first Sunday of each month, following the 11:00 am Mass. No reservations needed. Enjoy an enlightening, informative tour provided by our Cathedral Docents. Tours are free and also available by appointment for groups or individuals; call our Parish Office at 270-683-6525 to schedule a day/time.

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Great news! No code is needed! Join the more than 100 St. Stephen Cathedral families who are taking advantage of this wonderful FREE resource for Catholic videos, audios, and ebooks–on demand, anytime or anywhere!  Just log in and create a user profile and password at https://ststephencathedral.formed.org to get started!  

Why Keep the Faith During the Abuse Crisis?

Why keep faith during the abuse crisis? In the midst of the church's sexual abuse crisis, why should we keep the faith?Executive Editor Sam Sawyer SJ shares his reflections in our first installment of "Short Takes," a new video opinion series.Read our full coverage of the sexual abuse crisis at americamag.org/abuse Posted by America Magazine…

Faith Formation Program Information 2019-2020

Our Faith Formation program is open to students in grades 1 through 8 who do not attend Catholic school. If you are new to our parish or have not yet registered your child, registration packets are available in the church vestibule, the Parish Office, or you may print the forms from the links below, and…

How Do I Become Catholic?

Do you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic? We are here to help! Call the Parish Office at 270-683-6525. The following video may also answer some common questions. https://vimeo.com/226019378

Tour the Cathedral

Cathedral Tours are available throughout the year for groups or  individuals. Our Tour Guides provide an educational, interesting overview of the beauty and history of St. Stephen Cathedral.  To schedule a tour, call the Parish Office at 270-683-6525.

Cathedral Preschool Earns 5-STAR Rating

Congratulations to Pam Weafer, Bonnie Stuart, and the entire team at Cathedral Preschool!   The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, Division of Child Care and the Kentucky Department of Education certify that Cathedral Preschool has earned a 5-STAR rating by meeting the standards for Level Five in the Kentucky All…

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…

December 29, 2019 – The Holy Family

I.  Family Is Perfect: 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 family of the…

December 22, 2019 – 4th Sunday of Advent

I.  Welcome College Students and Visitors!  On behalf of our St. Stephen Cathedral faith community, I extend a hearty welcome to everyone as you return home, whether geographically or spiritually, for this significant Feast of the Incarnation—God becoming one of us through Jesus. It’s always good to celebrate Eucharist with you at our Cathedral!  EVERYONE is…

December 15, 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

I.  Advent Communal Penance Service: St. Paul was one of those people whose life was transformed. “In him who is my strength, I have the strength for everything” (Philippians 4:13). The Good News (Gospel) is that none of us needs to stay where we are. The blackest sin can be forgiven. The most twisted life can…

December 8, 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

I.  Holy Day of Opportunity:  Because December 8th falls on a Sunday, the Church has transferred the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary to Monday, December 9th, with Masses at the Cathedral at 7:00am and noon. In any celebration of the Eucharist, our focus is always on Christ, through whom and by whose Spirit…

December 1, 2019 – First Sunday of Advent

I.  Advent to the “Max”: Know that God is present with you and ready to converse. Saint Ignatius taught his followers to seek God in all things. Spend an extra 10 minutes in prayer.  Reflect on the daily Scriptures. Go to daily Mass at least once a week. Make time for meaningful fasting. Write a…