St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on December 14th, 2012
We had many visitors come through the Church last Saturday following the Jubilee Mass at the Sportscenter. Thanks to all those who were present to offer hospitality and to welcome our guests. Among the visitors were Archbishop Kurtz of Louisville and Bishop Tiedemann of Mandeville, Jamaica. They, like all the others, were edified and very complimentary of the restoration. Many of the guests asked about the three panels in the reredos. The scenes are taken from the Acts of the Apostles, chapters 6-8. At the end of chapter 6, we read of the arrest and trial of St. Stephen before the Sanhedrin (first panel). The stoning of the first martyr is in chapter 7, verses 54-58 (center frame). The third section is from Acts 8: 2 which reads, “There were some devout people, however, who buried Stephen and made great mourning for him.”
Our communal Advent Penance Service is Sunday afternoon at two o’clock. As always, we will have several priests here to celebrate the Sacrament with us. If that service does not fit your schedule, we have several extra times scheduled for confession throughout the week. Please check the bulletin for those times.
I would like to remind our Sunday Eucharistic Ministers that as a rule, we do not bring the ciborium from the tabernacle to the altar at the time of Holy Communion. We will retrieve it, if necessary, during the distribution of Communion, and will put any remaining hosts in it after the distribution. The general principle is that we should be receiving Communion from bread consecrated at that Mass. We do make exceptions on weekdays in order not to keep too many hosts in the tabernacle.
Love, Fr. John