January 20, 2019 – The 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection for the Unborn Children:   on Tuesday, January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision known as Roe versus Wade, which made abortion legal throughout the United States, and struck down many states’ laws restricting abortion. Since that decision, more than 50 million abortions…

Blessed Sacrament Chapel’s “Share Night” at McDonald’s January 24

Mark your calendar for Blessed Sacrament Chapel’s “Share Night” at McDonald’s on Parrish Avenue, Thursday January 24  from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A portion of all proceeds during that time will benefit Blessed Sacrament.  Take a break from the kitchen and support Blessed Sacrament. Your support is appreciated!

Dr. Edward Sri – February 1 at 6:30

Mark your calendar for a wonderful spiritual opportunity! Dr. Edward Sri will be at Saint Stephen Cathedral on Friday, February 1 at 6:30 pm in the Community Center. Dr. Sri is a well-known author and theologian who has inspired people around the world. View the link below for more details. Don’t miss it! Dr. Edward…

33 Days of Merciful Love

Take this opportunity to grow in holiness and learn more about this Year of Accompaniment! Deacon Dirck Curry is hosting a 5-week book review beginning Wednesday, January 9th at 6:00 pm in the Saint Stephen Cathedral Community Center. Please read the book given out as the parish Christmas gift* and obtain from Maximillian Book Store “The…

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…

That Man Is You!

A new season of That Man Is You is underway! All men of Saint Stephen Cathedral Parish age 18 and over are invited and welcome to attend. Join us at 6:25 am on Thursday mornings in the Community Center.   This is a completely new TMIY program featuring 9 new dynamic speakers, new topics, and a…

Faith Formation Program Information 2018-2019

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

FORMED.org

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!  Call the Parish Office at 270-683-6525 and ask for our parish code, then log in at FORMED.org to get started!  

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 13, 2019 – The Baptism of the Lord (Pastor’s Corner)

I.  Good News!  Because of a generous donor, soon we will be receiving 25 new chairs, most of which will be used in the present choir area; several others will be used in the sanctuary, especially when we have additional priests concelebrating. These chairs will match our pews; thus, we will gladly take the metal…

January 6, 2019 – The Epiphany of the Lord

I. Epiphany Vespers and International Potluck & 11th Anniversary of Ordination for Fr. Sinoj Pynadath! An Epiphany is a Revelation, a Manifestation of God’s unconditional love for each one of us. People diligently search for love, acceptance, meaning, success, fulfillment. Left to our own seeking, we almost always come up short. We need guidance, others’…

December 30, 2018 – The Feast of the Holy Family (Pastor’s Corner)

I.  Family Can Be 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 family of…

December 23, 2013

I.  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 in Bethlehem, Jesus will come in glory at the end of time, Jesus with us now as Emmanuel,…

December 16, 2018 – Rejoice/Gaudete Sunday (Pastor’s Corner)

Keeping Safe & Secure Project Update:  We are excited about the great progress being made! The porch deck and steps have been poured, the heating elements are installed, and the brick work on the front is well underway. The limestone center of the front brick work will feature the coat of arms of the Diocese…

December 9, 2018 – Second Sunday of Advent

I.  Instrument of God’s Presence: just as Mary and Joseph, Zachariah and Elizabeth, John the Baptizer, Isaiah and other prophets, were instruments of God’s presence, so are we called be to the presence of God—indeed, the presence of Jesus—as we journey through this season of Advent. May the following prayer challenge you as it challenged…