November 29, 2020 – First Sunday of Advent (Cycle B)

I.  Strengthen Our Fearful Hearts: Sustain us, O God, on our Advent journey as we go forth to welcome the one who is to come. Plant within our hearts your living Word of promise, and make haste to help us as we seek to understand what we went out to see in the Advent wilderness:…

2020 Cathedral Ornaments are Here!

Our Saint Stephen Cathedral ornaments aren’t only for Christmas–they’re lovely to display or for gift-giving 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.   

COVID-19 Resource List

Click on the document to view a list of area resources:   COVID-19 Resource List March 2020

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!  

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…

November 15, 2020 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  MUST CREMATED REMAINS be BURIED or ENTOMBED?  Yes. In 1997 the Vatican gave the bishops of the United States permission to allow the celebration of the funeral Mass with cremated remains (cremains) present, provided the local bishop permits it, and Bishop Medley does. Respectful final disposition of cremated remains involves interment or entombment. Burial…

November 8, 2020 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Theology of Stewardship is about being a disciple who realizes how we have been blessed; once we realize what God has done for us through Jesus Christ, we want to give back a generous portion of the blessings we receive. You will receive Time. Talent, and Treasure renewal materials in the mail before this…

Solemnity of All Saints – November 1, 2020

I.  What Does It Truly Mean To Live In God’s Kingdom? The Beatitudes Christ gives us in today’s Gospel call us to be more than our human nature allows. We don’t need to worry about human nature, because if we seek God in all things, God will fill our lacking nature with His love and…

October 25, 2020 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Mass Schedule Change:  the weekend  “Mass Time Survey” had a great response; based on your input, beginning the weekend of October 31/November 1 (the weekend that we begin Daylight Saving Time), our Mass schedule will be 8:30am & 11:00am on Sundays, and the anticipated Saturday Mass will be at 4:30pm. (We have lots of…

October 18, 2020 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  “Here Am I, Send Me!”  (Isaiah 6:8) Today, on World Mission Sunday, we respond, “Here I Am, Send Me,” to our Baptismal call to Mission, and we offer, at the Eucharistic celebration, our prayers and our financial support, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of Jesus. Catholics celebrate…

October 11, 2020 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I. How Are You at RSVP-ing? It is good to note that before flying into a rage, the king offers his guest multiple chances—there is the initial invitation before the wedding day and then twice personal invitations are given. The second time the king even sends the message, “Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my…

October 4, 2020 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Gratitude With Burgoo! The burgoo “giveaway” was a super and original idea to THANK YOU to our parishioners, for being so very generous during this COVID season! You have been tremendously generous to our Vincent De Paul outreach, our Cathedral food pantry, our Cathedral Soup Kitchen at the Pitino Shelter, and the parish during…