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…

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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…

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

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…

March 17, 2019 – Pastor’s Corner

The Beaches of Goa & Saint Francis Xavier: The last leg of my journey in India landed me in Western India on the Arabian Sea in Goa, known for its sandy and beautiful beaches. However, it was a treat for me to visit the Basilica of Bon Jesu (the Good Jesus) where the body and relics…

March 10, 2019 – First Sunday of Lent

I. Many thanks to everyone who has completed a Parish Survey. The results are being tabulated by Liturgical Publications (LPi) and meetings will be scheduled soon to discuss the results and take the next steps toward a parish long-range plan. Details will be available in the bulletin in the coming weeks. “Be with me Lord,…

March 3, 2019

I. SURVEY leading to a LONG RANGE PLAN: A vibrant, growing parish should always be looking toward the future—toward moving forward in a positive, fruitful manner. To some, the idea of long-range planning may mean “brick and mortar” plans (such as a parking lot, a parish hall, or classrooms). While brick-and-mortar plans may be a…

February 24, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ,         I am very glad, and I am sure you are too, that Fr. Jerry is back home with us. Welcome back Fr. Jerry. He will have a lot to tell us from his first experience of India especially that which would help us to widen the horizon of our understanding…

February 17, 2019 – The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ,          The Gospel this weekend is the Beatitudes according to Luke. This sermon of Jesus takes place on a plain. Luke’s sermon on the plain and Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount are closely corresponding to each other and both start with a series of beatitudes. Both are different in their versions,…

February 10, 2019 (Pastor’s Corner)

From Fr. Sinoj Pynadath HGN, Parochial Vicar Dear Friends in Christ, I am very glad to reach you all once again through the bulletin. I thank God for all of you and for the abundance of His blessings upon us as a parish family. I am really happy and encouraged to see a good percentage…

February 3, 2019 (Pastor’s Corner)

 I.  Planning for our Future!  We are at the beginning of a process to create a long-range plan for the future of Saint Stephen Cathedral Parish. The first step in this process is our parish survey, now available online on our website at www.ststephencathedral.org.  Please take a few minutes (about 5 is all it takes!)…