October 17 – Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Parishioners: The theme of the willing servant matches the missionary ideal perfectly. The ideal missionary is so devoted to the good of the people whom s/he is sent to serve that they plan both their activities and their life-style to match the real needs of those people. There is a huge effort of…

Mass Intentions Information and Guidelines

What does it mean to have a Mass “offered” for someone?  ~ A Message from Father John Thomas  An individual may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday), or, as is most common, for the repose of…

Annual Thanksgiving Collections

We are deeply grateful for the generous, continued support from our parishioners for our annual Thanksgiving collections. Please see the graphic below for information about items being collected; monetary donations are also gratefully accepted. Envelopes are available, or you may give online with WeShare (accessible from our website homepage). Here’s a little information about the…

Grace Marriage 2021-2022

What is Grace Marriage? Grace Marriage is an ongoing, parish-based, small group approach to marriage enrichment. This exciting ministry designed to enrich, protect, and grow your marriage! Using Biblical, grace-based materials, you will have time to talk with your spouse and explore ways to enrich your relationship. Our marriage ministry is an intentional commitment to…

St. Vincent de Paul Society Update

St. Vincent de Paul Society Update Your continued generosity to those struggling with food insecurity, homelessness and the inability to pay their utilities and rent is amazing.  Thank you so much! Since the beginning of our fiscal year, October 1, you have assisted 510 households with a total 1,008 members.  Your kindness is so apparent…

Cathedral Commemorative Ornaments Make Great Gifts

Our Saint Stephen Cathedral commemorative ornaments lovely to display and make great gifts all year through! The 2020 ornament is 9th in a series and features the image of our beautiful Tabernacle. The cost for the 2020 ornament is $20.00 each; ornaments from previous years are available for $15.00 each.   

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.   

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…

October 10 – Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Parishioners: At first sight the young man comes across as an exceptionally good person, deferential to Jesus and somehow searching for the way of eternal life. He had kept God’s commands since his youth, and Jesus looked on him with love. An ideal person, you would think, to receive the gospel. And yet…

October 3 – Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Parishioners: According to Genesis chapter 2, God created man from the earth and God created woman from the side of man. This account has often been misinterpreted to suggest the subordination of woman to man. The translation ‘helpmate’ is not an accurate translation of the Hebrew word. Something like ‘indispensable partner’ would be…

September 26 – Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Parishioners: More than once I have had the experience of walking along and then suddenly falling forward, having stubbed my foot against a slightly raised paving slab. Sometimes the very paving that is meant to help us walk safely can prove to be a stumbling stone because they are out of alignment with…

September 19 – Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

What does it mean to have a Mass “offered” for someone? An individual may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday), or, as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died.…

September 11 – Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Parishioners: I think we would all agree that it is never easy to get to know someone really well. A husband and wife who have lived together for many years probably know each other really well. They have come to know each other’s qualities and limitations and have learned to accept one another.…