St. Stephen Cathedral Mass

7:00AM & 12:05PM
9:00AM & 5:00PM
7:00AM, 9:00AM & 11:00AM
Holy Days
7:00AM & 12:00PM(noon)

Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
(602 Sycamore St)






Pastor’s Perspective

Published on April 13th, 2012

Dear Parishioners,

Happy Easter!  As we continue our Easter celebration, today we observe Divine Mercy Sunday.  This feast is a beautiful reminder of the fruits of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.  Grace and mercy are offered to us in abundance, and today is a special celebration of that gift.  We will continue to reflect upon and to celebrate Easter for the next month.

Last week, I told you that there were no new pictures posted in the “Restoration Gallery” on our webpage.  Today, I am happy to tell you that we have received some new pictures taken in the Granda workshop in Madrid.  From these pictures, one can begin to get a clear idea of what the decor of the church will be.  There are photos of the Bishop’s cathedra and accompanying chairs, the altar, pulpit and baptismal font. There are also pictures of a clay model of what will be the wood-carved reredos that will be behind the altar and cathedra in the sanctuary.  I hope you enjoy the gallery.

I will be away this week attending a board (bored?) meeting of the Canon Law Society in Baltimore.  I will return to the Cathedral on Friday.  I am sorry that I will be unable to participate in the diocesan-wide “Rainbow Mass” for Catholic school students at the Sportscenter on Thursday.  That is always a wonderful event.

Periodically, we need a gentle reminder regarding a spirit of prayerful quiet that should prevail in the basement prior to Mass.  Such an attitude helps each of us prepare ourselves to enter into the Eucharistic Prayer and is also a gesture of kindness to others who are trying to recollect themselves for Mass. Thanks.

Love, Fr. John

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