16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 21, 2019

I.  Are you a Martha or a Mary? Read and reflect upon Luke 10:38-42. Martha is consumed with work and necessities of living and surviving in 2019. There are careers to establish, mortgages to meet, food and clothing to buy, college tuition payments to cover, bills to pay, meals to prepare, children to taxi, meetings…

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Cathedral Preschool Registration for 2019-2020

Cathedral Preschool registration for 2019-2020 begins on Monday, February 4, 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 11. Children who are 3, 4, or 5 years of age must celebrate their birthday prior to August 1, 2019…

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…

July 14, 2019 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I. Anointing of the Sick:   in illness and suffering, we experience our powerlessness, our limitations, and our finitude. Every illness can be a glimpse of death for us! Illness can lead to anguish,self-absorption, sometimes even despair and revolt against God. It can also make us more mature, helping us discern in our life what…

July 7, 2019 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Handing On of the Baton of Leadership:  Pat and Alison Serey will be moving from Owensboro soon. We hate to see them go—both of them wasted no time offering their service to our parish community and beyond:  As a member of our “Keeping Safe and Secure” (The Porch) Capital Campaign Committee, Alison shared her…

June 30, 2019 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Excuses! Excuses! Excuses! Like the people in Jesus’ day, we also can come up with some very creative “excuses” for not committing ourselves more wholeheartedly as disciples of Jesus.  “Set your hands on the plow, and never look back“ (Luke 9:62):  Jesus highlights total commitment as the foundational requirement for following him. Even family…

June 23, 2019 – Corpus Christi

from the desk of Fr. Sinoj Pynadath HGN I.  Corpus Christi:  This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi. It is a Feast that signifies three important aspects of the Blessed Sacrament: the sacrifice, the Sacrament and the Real Presence. This doctrinal feast gives us an…

June 16, 2019 -Trinity Sunday

I.  At the Heart of the Mystery of the Trinity is Relationship! The Trinity reveals to us who God is. The Holy Spirit (Sanctifier) is the bond of communion between the Father (Creator) and the Son (Jesus, Redeemer). The Trinity is THE model relationship for us. The whole impact of Revelation is this: “relationship” is what…

June 9, 2019 – The Feast of Pentecost

I.  The Spirit Breathes On You: In today’s Gospel of John, Jesus gives the gift of the Holy Spirit by “breathing” on the disciples. In the first and second readings we see the effects of the Spirit. In the first reading (Acts 2:1-11) and second reading (1 Corinthians 12: 3B-7,12-13), the apostles proclaim “the mighty…

June 2, 2019 – The Ascension of the Lord

I.  Welcome to Martin Ling, a Burmese seminarian, who just finished his second year of Theology at St. Meinrad, to our parish. Martin will be with us for 10 weeks during his summer internship, visiting the homebound, and hospitalized, helping with VBS, assisting with RCIA, Vespers on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm, sitting in on…

May 26, 2019 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

I.  A Day to Remember:  Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of the summer season in the United States, while Labor Day (first Monday of September) marks its end. Many people visit cemeteries, participate in Mass, and attend memorials to honor those who have died in military service. Especially if you know a loved…