September 22, 2019 – Celebrating 93 Years

I.  Do We Have the Responsibility for the Poor? The 16th chapter of the Gospel of Luke, which we read from this Sunday to the next, is focused on the proper use of wealth and the unjust distribution of goods between the very rich and very poor. This chapter is complemented perfectly in our first…

Cathedral Tours

Cathedral Tours are available on the first Sunday of each month, following the 11:00 am Mass. No reservations needed. Enjoy an enlightening, informative tour provided by our Cathedral Docents. Tours are free and also available by appointment for groups or individuals; call our Parish Office at 270-683-6525 to schedule a day/time.

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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…

September 15, 2019

I.  What Does the Word “Catechetical” Mean?  The root word, “catechesis,” is from a Greek word meaning “to echo, or resound.” Catechesis is the act of resounding or bringing the Church’s teachings to the world. A catechist is one who teaches and shares faith in the name of the Church. The theme this year is…

September 1, 2019 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Celebrate the Work of our Minds, Hearts, and Hands: On this Labor Day, we give thanks for all who labor in service to others, especially those who have served each of us. We pray for the under-employed, and for those seeking employment. May they discover the vocation to which God calls them and may…

September 8, 2019 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Grandparents Day is September 8! Celebrating generations of beautiful faith, rooted in the love of Christ, grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren the strength and wisdom that time and experience have given them. They make traditions live and offer them as a promise to their grandchildren. The active, living faith of a grandparent can tremendously…

August 25, 2019 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Those Struggling With the Church’s Sexual Abuse Crisis: I encourage you to read Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis, by Bishop Robert Barron. For me it is a wise and straightforward essay about the most painful episode in the history of the Catholic Church in our lifetime. It…

August 18, 2019 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Lighting A Fire Under You and Me!  Imagine, if you will, Jesus standing at the ambo in church or physically walking among the pews. What would Jesus say to you and me?         To some, Jesus would say, Peace! You are grieving the loss of a loved one, a job, a failed…

August 11, 2019 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Parochial Vicar – Fr. Sinoj Pynadath HGN When God finds us: Our Faith exhorts us to prepare to meet God. We are asked to be ready any time to meet Him. The Gospel praises the one who is ready. How do we want God to find us?  We would like God to find us…

August 4, 2019 – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Our Mary on a Short Journey! Hoping to make the Grotto honoring Mary more visible, we are moving it from the South side to the North side of our church. When the suggestion came, it seemed so simple and, quite honestly, many parishioners were unaware that the Cathedral had a Mary Grotto, honoring Mary,…