July 22, 2018

Dear Friends in Christ, I am very happy to reach you through this Bulletin. I would like to use this opportunity to once again thank you for the warm welcome you have given me to the St. Stephen Family. You have been very kind and generous to support and encourage me as I take up…

Blessed Sacrament Chapel Community Fest – August 4, 2018

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 4 for Blessed Sacrament Chapel’s annual Community Fest! Don’t miss it: delicious barbeque chicken and ribs and fixin’s (eat in our air-conditioned hall or take out). Great food and more! Cornhole Tournament: Gather at 10:00 am, play starts at 10:30 am. Entry $5 per person; split the pot!Dinners &…

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

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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!  Call the Parish Office at 270-683-6525 and ask for our parish code, then log in at FORMED.org to get started!  

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.

Women’s Faith Sharing Group

Beginning Saturday, June 9th St. Stephen Cathedral is pleased to offer a Women’s FAITH SHARING group from 9:30-11:00 a.m. each Saturday morning. Join us in the Media Center (in the parish office building) to share faith and support other women in prayer. For more information call the Parish Office. 

Time, Talent, and Treasure Renewal for 2018

  Time, Talent, and Treasure Renewal 2018 — New this year: View our ministry opportunities and submit your annual pledge online. Click on the link below to get started. Extra pledge packets are available in the vestibule or Parish Office. God bless you for your participation and support! If you haven’t returned a pledge, there’s still…

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…

Financial Accountability Report 2016-2017

The St. Stephen Cathedral Financial Accountability Report 2016-2017 may be viewed by clicking on each of the 4 pages, below. If you have any questions, please contact Eddy McFarland, Business Manager, at the Parish Office at 270-683-6525 or [email protected] We are grateful for our parish families, who so generously share their blessings of time, talent,…

July 15, 2018

I.  Uncluttered Lives/Traveling Light:   in sending the 12 on their first mission, Jesus instructs them to “travel light”—to focus on the journey and the mission with which they have been entrusted, not on accumulating wealth, status, and power along the way. Clearing out the clutter of our lives in order to make room in our…

July 8, 2018, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I. Welcome Fr. Titus Ahabyona!  Many of you know Fr. Titus, but for the sake of our new parishioners, I want to introduce him to you. Ordained a priest in 1997 for the Diocese of Fort Portal, Uganda, Fr. Titus spent six years working in our Marriage Tribunal, living three years at St. Stephen Cathedral…

July 1, 2018

I.  Connection Between Saint Thomas and Fr. Sinoj! The people of Kerala in southern India, where Fr. Sinoj Esthappanu Pynadath was born, fervently believe that it was Thomas who evangelized them—Fr. Sinoj’s birthday is Saturday, June 30th.  He is represented in art with a spear, the instrument of his martyrdom. Thomas (first century), also called…

June 24, 2018

I.  The Nativity of John the Baptizer (June 24th): The great “bridge” prophet between the Jewish and Christian covenants, and herald of Jesus the Messiah, John the Baptizer prepared the way of the Lord and revealed Jesus to others as both the Messiah and the Lamb of God. John exemplifies the Christian life as one who…

June 17, 2018, 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Bless Fathers & All Who Show A Father’s Love!  Faithful, trustworthy, teacher, example, leader, protector are some words used to describe a dad. “My father gave me the best gifts that any child could ever have wished for: he truly loved me, he taught me and more importantly he believed in me” (anonymous). Following…

June 10, 2018 Pastor’s Corner

I.  Pope Francis: A Man of His Word: an absorbing, inspiring movie (96 minutes) introduces the visible head of our universal Church as an engaging person of humility, courage, compassion, and humor, visiting migrant camps, prisons, hospitals and gatherings of the faithful. Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a consistent message…