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Advent Tree Insert
Christmas at Cathedral Insert
(3:30 pm Pre-Mass Music)
(6:00 pm Pre-Mass Music)
in lieu of Midnight Mass
9:00 Pre-Mass Concert
Christmas Day Mass
Solemnity of Mary,
the Holy Mother of God
Monday 12:05 pm
Wed. - Fri. 12:05 pm
Saturday 5:15 pm
Sunday 9:00 am
Prepare for Sunday
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Bishop’s statement regarding death of Nelson Mandela
Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has issued the following statement:
“Today I join my prayers with people throughout the Diocese and around the globe who mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, a visionary man who sought justice for all South Africans through non-violence, persistence, humility, and reconciliation.
We thank God for President Mandela, a tireless leader for justice. During his long life, he inspired millions throughout the world, and we pray that his example will continue to stir countless others to work diligently for justice and the common good. May God grant Nelson Mandela eternal rest.”
Free Annual Christmas Concert in Commemoration of
World AIDS Day
Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will present its free Annual Christmas Concert in Commemoration of World AIDS Day, featuring The Cathedral Choir, Amy Grant Hruska & Patrick Carlin, directing; vocal soloists Michele Orr & Father Michael Renninger; Trumpeter Dr. Michael Davison; & Flutist Anthony Smith.
Parking is available at the Main & Laurel Deck for $6.75 through the
Monday, December 16, at 11:00 am
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will present a FREE one-hour Concert of Solo Vocal Christmas Music, featuring vocal soloists of The Cathedral, including Anne O’Byrne and Lisa Edwards Burrs, with Pianist Patrick Carlin. Following the concert a FREE LUNCH will be served. Reservations for the FREE Lunch are NOT required.
Tuesday, December 24, at 9:00 pm
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will present a FREE one-hour Pre-Mass Concert, featuring The Cathedral Choir and Vocal Soloists.
The Christmas Mass During the Night follows at 10:00 pm.
There will be NO Midnight Mass
Nights of Reflection on the Advent Virtues of Justice
Tuesday Dec. 10 at 7:00 pm – Deacon Charles Williams on Patience
Tuesday Dec. 17 at 7:00 pm – Deacon Mark Matte on Grace
All are invited to attend one or all of these special nights of prayer and spiritual preparation for Christmas. Come reflect on the scriptures and join in evening prayer in the Cathedral.
For more information, or to volunteer to help with these events,
please contact: Deacon Chris Malone at email@example.com or
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Monday, December 9
This Solemnity, because it falls on the Second Sunday of Advent this year, is transferred to Monday, December 9. The obligation to attend Mass does not transfer with it.
This year our Advent Giving Tree supports continued outreach to Haiti, All Saints Catholic School, Circle Center Adult Day Center, St. Francis Home and Miles Jones Elementary School. Ornaments are available the first weekend of Advent. The Giving Tree is located at the entrance of the Cathedral. Please return all gifts by Sunday, December 23, so they can be delivered before Christmas. Another way to participate this year is to make a donation through Cathedral’s E-giving link on our website. Click here to read more about it.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Wednesday, December 11 | 7:00 pm
The Sacred Heart Parish on Perry St. will present a Guadalupe Pageant followed by a bi-lingual (Spanish/English) Vigil Mass starting at 7:00 pm on December 11 here at the Cathedral. All are welcome to join in this spectacular celebration!
Breakfast with Santa!
Saturday, December 14 | 9:00 am
Come Join us for eggs, sausage and pancakes!
Santa will arrive and the children will have a chance to tell him what they want for Christmas! He will hand out gifts to all the children too.
Sign up sheets are in the back of the church or call the parish office at 359-5651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Memorial Service
Monday, December 9 | 7:00 pm | St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Questions: Rev. Weezie Blanchard | 804-288-2867
The holiday season brings on powerful memories and emotions, and it can be a particularly painful time for those who have lost a child. Several years ago, St. Stephen’s inaugurated an interfaith service for all who have experienced such a loss. The hosting of this service rotates among the sponsoring congregations. All are welcome at this service.
In her book of daily meditations, Healing After Loss, Martha Whitmore Hickman writes, “At this season of the year–-so filled with memories and, for most people, family occasions–-sometimes our grief seems all but unbearable. And grief is often especially sharp around holiday occasions.” But, she goes on, memory can also have a way of “nourishing the heart” and “easing the sharp edges of grief.” It is in that spirit, and with that hope that these congregations offer this memorial service dedicated to the sacred memory of children we have lost.
Since its inception, this service has been sponsored by Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Disciples of Christ and Jewish congregations.
CARITAS IS COMING!
Saturday, January 11 – Saturday, January 18, 2014
Our parish will be hosting 35 women participating in the CARITAS Overnight program, January 11 – January 18, 2014. Donations are needed and services requested to make our guests comfortable. Please visit the CARITAS bulletin board in the back of the Cathedral and consider how you might welcome our guests this winter. Thank you for your support of this demonstration of our faith at the Cathedral!
A Letter to Cathedral Parishioners
from Bishop DiLorenzo
2013 Annual Diocesan Appeal
Thank you! We've met our goal!
We wish to thank all those who have made gifts and pledges to the Annual Diocesan Appeal. To date 205 parishioners have made gifts and pledges amounting to $69,500. This equals 173% of our $40,000 goal. As of November 22, across the Diocese $3,433,834 has been raised from 16,618 donors which puts us at 140% of our overall target of $2,451,300! In addition, 106 parishes are now over target with many more very close. If you have not been able to make a pledge yet, we encourage you to do so. 20% of each dollar collected up to our goal of $40,000 and 50% of funds raised in excess of our goal will be returned to Cathedral to support it’s many ministries. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Diocesan Annual Appeal -
Thank you for Special Grant to Cathedral
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart extends special appreciation to the Diocesan Annual Appeal. We has received a $30,000 grant from the excess 2012 Annual Appeal contributions. We used this money for the installation of a fire detection system and the installation of security cameras Before now, Cathedral did not have these needed safeguards in place.
Please be generous to this year’s appeal.
How do I become Catholic?
Contact: Nick Stein | 804-212-3888 | email@example.com
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is designed to assist anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic, being Baptized, receiving 1st Eucharist or Confirmation as an adult, returning to the church or learning more about Catholicism. The RCIA program is year-round, so newcomers are welcome at any time.
Cathedral Pastoral Council 5 Year Goals
The Cathedral Pastoral Council, after consultation with parishioners, staff and friends over the past year, reaffirms its commitment to further the mission of the parish by seeking over the next five years to work towards:
• Supporting Worship and Prayer
• Promoting Service
• Increasing Evangelization
• Expanding Faith Formation
• Fostering Community-Building
• Stewarding our Physical and Financial Resources
To find out more about how the Pastoral Council is actively pursuing these goals, including specific projects, contact a Pastoral Council member. Please pray for the continued success of our efforts in service to our mission of bringing the Gospel to the city and the world.
To view the entire 5-Year Goals, click here.
Parish Planned Giving
A Note about Parish Planned Giving: A Simple Provision Leads to Immeasurable Impact
One of the most unique and impactful ways of ensuring the future of The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is through a legacy gift. A legacy gift can take many forms such as a simple bequest as a part of your estate plans and can be of great benefit in helping fulfill your personal financial objectives. Creating a provision in your will is simple and easy to do.
Questions or Comments: please email our webmaster, Jayne Hushen Last site update, December 6, 2013
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