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With a holy and profound religious background, as well as a strong and supportive family, Msgr. Kenneth Steffen made numerous media appearances. In fact, since the day he was ordained as a priest, his presence within the Catholic community grew exponentially.

Exclusive Interviews

Over the last few decades, Kenneth has made a lot of appearances in exclusive interviews. More specifically, Monsignor Kenneth Steffen appeared on both Hobby Jam and Inspirery. On Inspirery, he discusses his early life and how religious his family is. In addition, he goes in-depth and talks about how important religion is to him and how he became a priest, and eventually a reverend. Furthermore, he talks about what a typical day is like and how he stays productive as an individual. On the other hand, in his Hobby Jam interview, Kenneth talks about some of his hobbies. He talks about how these hobbies define him as an individual as well as how he uses them to de-stress and maintain work-life balance.

Feature Articles

Aside from the interview appearances he appeared in, Monsignor Kenneth Steffen also appeared in feature articles. On Patch, he discusses the origins of Catholicism and how the religion spread and grew over the centuries. He explains the importance of remaining religious and believing in faith as well as how religion defines him as a person. In addition, on Prague Post, he expresses his views on modern religion and how secular the world has become. While pessimistic about the future generation and their involvement with religion, he remains hopeful that religion will become important again in the future.

Monsignor Kenneth Steffen as Seen in the Media

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Monsignor Kenneth Steffen on Meditation and Prayers | Prague Post

Msgr. Kenneth Steffen is a co-pastor of the Saint Katharine Drexel Parish. He simultaneously began serving in this role and became a chaplain for the Saint Patrick Catholic School in 2001. He was ordained a priest in 1984 and currently holds an associate’s, bachelor’s, two master’s, and a doctorate’s degree.

Monsignor Kenneth Steffen Compares ET and Parkinson’s Disease

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with this disease every year. Additionally, the latest statistics indicate that men are 1.5 times more likely to fall victim to such diseases. Sometimes, however, Parkinson’s disease is connected to other conditions. The most common one that people mistake it for is called Essential Tremor (ET).

Monsignor Kenneth Steffen – Exclusive Inspirery Interview

The Reverend Monsignor Kenneth Steffen, is a priest at St. Peter and Paul Church in St. Alton, Illinois. He was fifth of 15 children who were born to his parents in Effington, Illinois and has lived in the state his entire life.

Monsignor Kenneth Steffen – Exclusive HobbyJam Interview

Monsignor Kenneth Steffen was born in Effingham, Illinois. He was the only one of fifteen siblings who took on the calling to the priesthood. He attributes his family with seeding and nurturing him to his vocation.

Second Annual Blue Mass Held at Sts. Peter and Paul Proto-Cathedral |

Every year on the anniversary of 9/11, people all over the country gather to remember the lives lost in the terrible attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. In the Alton area, Monsignor Kenneth Steffen, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Proto-Cathedral, held the second annual Blue Mass to remember the fallen and to honor area first responders.

Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimages 2020 – 206 Tours – Catholic Pilgrimages

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Monsignor Kenneth Steffen | St. Peter and Paul Church

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Official Appointments

Official appointments from the Office of the Bishop Reverend Christopher A. House is appointed Director of the Office for the Diaconate of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, while retaining duties as Chancellor, Director of the Department of Canonical Services and Policy Development, Pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, and Chaplain of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, effective May 1, 2015.

Dr. Wujek Earns Rural Physician Award

Seated in the front, from the left, are grandson Anthony Bader, Dr. Roger Wujek as well as his wife, Donna Wujek. In the back are Margaret Vaughn, executive director of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Abby Radcliffe of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, Ken Ryan of the Illinois State Medical Society, Monsignor Kenneth Steffen, son-in-law and daughter Roy and Michelle Schieferdecker, son Dr. Dan Wujek and Chief Nursing Officer as well as Interim CEO John Peipert.