October 25, 2020 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Mass Schedule Change:  the weekend  “Mass Time Survey” had a great response; based on your input, beginning the weekend of October 31/November 1 (the weekend that we begin Daylight Saving Time), our Mass schedule will be 8:30am & 11:00am on Sundays, and the anticipated Saturday Mass will be at 4:30pm. (We have lots of…

October 18, 2020 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  “Here Am I, Send Me!”  (Isaiah 6:8) Today, on World Mission Sunday, we respond, “Here I Am, Send Me,” to our Baptismal call to Mission, and we offer, at the Eucharistic celebration, our prayers and our financial support, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of Jesus. Catholics celebrate…

October 11, 2020 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I. How Are You at RSVP-ing? It is good to note that before flying into a rage, the king offers his guest multiple chances—there is the initial invitation before the wedding day and then twice personal invitations are given. The second time the king even sends the message, “Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my…

October 4, 2020 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Gratitude With Burgoo! The burgoo “giveaway” was a super and original idea to THANK YOU to our parishioners, for being so very generous during this COVID season! You have been tremendously generous to our Vincent De Paul outreach, our Cathedral food pantry, our Cathedral Soup Kitchen at the Pitino Shelter, and the parish during…

September 27, 2020 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Saluting Those Who Help Those in Need:  September 27th is the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. We would like to honor those members of the Cathedral St. Vincent de Paul Society, who speak with the needy on the phone, and assist with rent, utilities, medicine and so much more. We also have a…

September 20, 2020 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  What does it mean to be a Catechist?  The word catechist from the original Greek, literally means “to echo,” “to resound,” “to teach by word of mouth,” i.e. a teacher of the principles of the faith. A catechist is one who “echoes” by word and deed what it means to follow Jesus, to live…

September 13, 2020 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Grandparents’ Day:  The wonderful vocation of being a grandparent is highlighted this Sunday, September 13th. Grandparents’ Day, which was proclaimed a national holiday on August 3, 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, actually originated through the efforts of one very dedicated woman, Marian McQuade. The Church celebrates Grandparents’ Day on the Feast of Saints Joachim…

Solemnity of the 94th Dedication Anniversary

I.  What’s in a Building? We hear so often the words “corner-stone,”  “rock,”  “living stones,” “holy city,” and our bodies as “temples” of the Holy Spirit. What does it all mean?  Christ, in a wonderful way, makes things easy for us to grasp. Theologians have studied, prayed, and discerned the meanings of Holy Scripture and…