September 27, 2020 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Saluting Those Who Help Those in Need:  September 27th is the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. We would like to honor those members of the Cathedral St. Vincent de Paul Society, who speak with the needy on the phone, and assist with rent, utilities, medicine and so much more. We also have a…

Annual Financial Accountability Report

Click on the link below to view a copy of the 2019-2020 Annual Financial Accountability Report. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 270-683-6525. Financial Accountability Report SSC 2019 2020

Faith Formation Program Information

Our Faith Formation program is open to students in grades 1 through 8 who do not attend Catholic school.  For information about our program, please contact Hannah Bland, Director of Children’s Ministries, at [email protected] or 270-683-6525.   

COVID-19 Resource List

Click on the document to view a list of area resources:   COVID-19 Resource List March 2020

Cathedral Tours

April 1, 2020:  Tours are not available at this time; we are praying we will be able to offer them again in the near future. Please check back for updated information.   Cathedral Tours are available on the first Sunday of each month, following the 11:00 am Mass. No reservations needed. Enjoy an enlightening, informative…

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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…

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

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…

September 20, 2020 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  What does it mean to be a Catechist?  The word catechist from the original Greek, literally means “to echo,” “to resound,” “to teach by word of mouth,” i.e. a teacher of the principles of the faith. A catechist is one who “echoes” by word and deed what it means to follow Jesus, to live…

September 13, 2020 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Grandparents’ Day:  The wonderful vocation of being a grandparent is highlighted this Sunday, September 13th. Grandparents’ Day, which was proclaimed a national holiday on August 3, 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, actually originated through the efforts of one very dedicated woman, Marian McQuade. The Church celebrates Grandparents’ Day on the Feast of Saints Joachim…

Solemnity of the 94th Dedication Anniversary

I.  What’s in a Building? We hear so often the words “corner-stone,”  “rock,”  “living stones,” “holy city,” and our bodies as “temples” of the Holy Spirit. What does it all mean?  Christ, in a wonderful way, makes things easy for us to grasp. Theologians have studied, prayed, and discerned the meanings of Holy Scripture and…

August 30, 2020 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Solemnity of the Anniversary of the Dedication of a Church: The rhythm of our Church’s liturgical year assists us in identifying the rhythm of our life with that of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus; that’s why Sunday is key for us to gather as a community of faith.    There are two solemnities…

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary – August 23, 2020

I.  School Begins! All schools begin on August 26 in some fashion. Our Catholic Schools, under the leadership of  David Kessler, Tom Lilly, and Keith Osborne, have made the decision to have in-person, 5 days a week classes with every precaution taken. I hope every parent has read the letter from OCHS principal, Gates Settle,…

August 16, 2020 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  First Holy Communion:  Long awaited “First Meal” around the Table of the Lord, the privilege of receiving Jesus, the true Gift of the Father under the form of bread, on Sunday, August 16, 2:00pm. As a community of faith, as well as their parents, we congratulate Preston Calitri, Parker Calitri, Jude Carrico, Zane Hodskins,…