May 17, 2020 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

I.  Spotlighting Our High School Graduates, Class of 2020: Congratulations on successfully completing this milestone in your life: Cecelia Clemens, Noah Edelen, Andrew Ellis, Etienne Forsythe, Maria Fuchs, Mary Grace Hemingway, Danielle Henning, Isabella Henning, Ashlin McCarthy, Emma Mills, Lily Moore, Will Murphy, Taylor Norton, Kevin Payne, Kate Weafer, and Isabella Wright. As you move…

May Calendar 2020

Print or view this handy calendar to use for daily prayer inspiration for the month of May.  Our Pastoral Team at Saint Stephen Cathedral is keeping you in prayer! May Calendar 2020

The Bird and the Bees, a new Christian Fiction Novel

Dear Church, Our beautiful faith offers much inspiration. Since your warm welcome of my family and me into the Catholic Church, I’ve been blessed to publish a Christian fiction novel, The Bird and the Bees. As Pope Paul VI said, “Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to…

Faith Formation Program Information

Our Faith Formation program is open to students in grades 1 through 8 who do not attend Catholic school. Check back soon for information about the 2020-2021 Faith Formation year. If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact Hannah Bland 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

Saint Stephen Cathedral Long-Range Plan

A parish-wide survey was conducted in 2019 to examine the present and future needs of our parish. At that time, a group of parishioners gathered with a representative from LPi, our bulletin publisher and a company dedicated to equipping the Church to be more intentional disciples who live a life of stewardship. We began the…

Now Accepting Nominations for Parish Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council is about Serving During this time while we are not gathering for Mass, we are still able to accept nominations from the community of Saint Stephen Cathedral parish to serve on our Parish Pastoral Council for a three-year term (beginning date TBA). The purpose of the Council is to assist in carrying out…

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…

Sign up today for FORMED.org. No Code Needed!

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…

Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2020 – Happy Mother’s Day

I.  Mothers, Grandmothers, and Godmothers: today is a great day to connect with our godmothers as well as our mothers and grandmothers (living and deceased). We remember those who have nurtured, exemplified unconditional love, and have connected us with God. We include prayers for mothers facing challenges, including those who are pregnant, facing infertility issues,…

May 3, 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Easter/Good Shepherd Sunday

I.  Half Way There! We are midway in Eastertide. Only three more Sundays remain until we begin our preparation for the Feast of Pentecost! ++The Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:14a, 36-41) is the same reading the church gives us for All Saints Day, reminding us that we belong to a holy family, because we…

April 26, 2020 – Third Sunday of Easter – Alleluia

I.  Child Abuse Prevention Awareness: Every April, the Nation engages in Child Abuse Prevention Awareness. In a country so prosperous, affluent, scientifically and electronically advanced, we suffer from a huge disease—the children of our country need our help. So many are neglected, mistreated, starved and unloved. Join the faithful in prayer and action to bring about…

Divine Mercy Sunday – April 19, 2020 (Second Sunday of Easter)

When this is over, may we never again take for granted A handshake with a stranger Full shelves at the store Conversations with neighbors A crowded theatre Friday night out The gift of Holy Communion A routine checkup The school rush each morning Coffee with a friend The stadium roaring Each deep breath A boring…

April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday

I.  Happy Resurrection and Welcome! Easter is bigger than COVID-19, bigger than our fasting from Eucharist/Mass, bigger than the inconveniences of life because of this terrible pandemic. For Christians around the world, Easter celebrates Jesus’ Risen Life, but also our share in it. Easter celebrate Jesus’ love for all humanity, but also our call to…

April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

I.  A Coronavirus  Holy  Week with Meaning:  We are living in an unusual time riveted with fear and uncertainty. We have no control over this virus which has turned our lives upside down. The Gospel story last week of raising of Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-45) is full of uncertainty, doubt, grieving, and confusion;…