May 19, 2019 – 5th Sunday of Easter

I.  Welcome to Fr. Frank Ruff, a Glenmary priest who has service served us generously in our diocese for many years. Having retired a couple of years ago, Father Frank now serves as a sub, and is a “champion” for the Unbound organization that has served more than 600,000 children, youth and elderly in 18 developing…

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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!  

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…

May 12, 2019 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

I.  Call Your Mother!  Honoring the mother of your family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society cannot be crammed into one day. No physical item can repay your mother for all the love she’s sent your way, but Mother’s Day is still a good time to give Mom…

May 5, 2019 – Third Sunday of Easter

I.  WELCOME BACK:  Would you like to reconnect with the Catholic Church or connect more deeply to our faith community? Do you know someone in this position? Why not invite a neighbor or friend and accompany them? No matter how long you have been away and no matter the reason, we invite you to consider…

April 28, 2019 – Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy)

I.  Resurrection Brings Possibilities: the mystery of the Resurrection is not just a tenet of our faith, it IS our faith. Resurrection is our hope, our promise, and our assurance. Easter expands into a season (7 days of 7 weeks—the perfect number—plus 1) which lasts a full 50 days overflowing into Pentecost. This is our…

April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday

I.  Welcome and Happy Resurrection! 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 love as Jesus did. Easter is about darkness giving way to Light, death giving way to Life, sacrifice giving way to Love.…

April 14, 2019 – Palm (Passion) Sunday

I. Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord: today we enter the holiest of all weeks of the liturgical year with Palm Sunday, which teaches us to “let God” be God; trusting  in God’s Wisdom will not only meet, but shatter and exceed our expectations.  Being in touch with our deepest emotions, we, too,…

April 7, 2019 – 5th Sunday of Lent

Keeping Safe & Secure Project Update Our porch is now open! We are pleased to have a safe, beautiful new structure. New railings and lighting have been installed and a “green space” for plantings has been built in front of the porch on the street level; bushes and plants were recently added. The gold panels…

March 31, 2019 – The Fourth Sunday of Lent

I.  WELCOME!  Parish Faith Formation: as you know, since Donna Murphy decided last year to go very part-time (10 hours per week) as Director of Faith Formation, we have been limping along. I am delighted to announce that I have called forth two qualified candidates who will be working with our parish faith formation:        Rick…

March 24, 2019 – Third Sunday of Lent

I.  Cathedral Fish Fry: plan to come to best Fish Fry in town this Friday, March 29, 5:00–7:00pm, in the Community Center. Plan to eat before or after the Stations of the Cross at 6:00pm. Special thanks to our coordinator, Laurie Hicks, who depends on volunteers to set up, serve, cleanup; call the office if…