Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on all the
Fridays of Lent.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES DURING LENT
Wednesdays 3:30—5:15 p.m.
Saturdays 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Parishioners are strongly encouraged to use a Wednesday afternoon for your
Lenten confession. Saturday confession must end as close to 4:30 as possible
because of Mass. We often have to end confessions with many people left in line
because there are more people wishing to utilize the Sacrament than there is enough
time. Whenever possible, we do try to have two priests hearing confessions on
Saturdays, but this is not always possible.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Fridays following the 12:10 p.m. Mass A very large number of people participate in the Stations of the Cross
following the 12:10 Mass. Understandably, however, very few parishioners like to
come back downtown in the evenings. Consequently, very few parishioners have been
utilizing Friday evening Stations. Because of this, we will not have Stations of
the Cross on Friday evenings this year.
BIBLE AND PRAYER – BEGINS WEDNESDAY
Join us for the Bible & Prayer: a six week bible study from Dr. Scott Hahn
and the St. Paul Center. Led by Joan Watson, the Bible study will explore what
prayer is, how Scripture can help us pray, types of prayer, and more. The study
will run from March 4 to April 8 on Wednesday nights from 7:00 8:30 p.m. in the
Fleming Center. Workbooks are $10 and registration is required. Contact Joan at
email@example.com or 783-0263.
THE STORY OF HOLY WEEK
Next Sunday, March 8, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, join Father Ed in Adult Ongoing Education as he recounts the history of Holy Week.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
ST. PATRICKS DAY FUNDRAISER
It's time to get your tickets for the 9th Annual Knights of Columbus St Patrick's Day Fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. We have some exciting changes in store this year, with a classic fish fry menu and a more relaxed yet festive atmosphere. There will be live entertainment and a Silent Auction. Admission is only $35 each (with tables of 10 available for $300). Knights will be in the vestibule and in the Fleming Center beginning this weekend to take reservations and answer questions. Funds go to support the good work of Council 544 and the Cathedral.
SERVE YOUR PARISH
Become a Children's Missionary
The Children's Liturgy of the Word in need of Liturgy leaders and aides at the 11:00 Mass. Once Sunday a month is all that is requested. Parents and/or grandparents of those children whom already are participating are welcome to volunteer. A background check is a requirement for anyone working with children. Be a part of spreading the Word to the future. Contact Tracie Carter to sign up or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Reader
As with all ministries of the Church, one must have the appropriate skills and feel the call to serve the Church in this way. We have a need for those who are interested in reading at both weekend and daily Masses. If you are able to serve at any weekend Mass or any of the 7 a.m. or 12:10 p.m. weekday Masses, please contact Stephen Penton at 615-693-1446 or email@example.com.
Become an Extraordinary Minister
More Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are needed at our weekend
Masses! If you are interested, please email Ken Leediker at KL2613@aol.com. Rising
juniors in high school and up are eligible to serve in this important ministry!
This Sunday: Classes in all age groups & Confirmation class
March 4: Wednesday Confirmation class
March 5: First Reconciliation
March 8: Pre-School and grades K-7 meet
March 15: Spring Break. No classes for any age group.
March 22: Spring Break: No classes for any age group.
March 29: Classes in all age groups & Confirmation class
April 1: Wednesday Confirmation class
Kindergarten through 7th grade meets at 9:30-10:45 and Confirmation meets at noon.
Please pray for all of our students preparing for
First Reconciliation this Thursday night!
CRS Rice Bowl: Hungering for a Bountiful Earth
This week CRS Rice Bowl takes us to the coffee highlands of Nicaragua, where we're called to protect both the goodness of creation and the livelihoods of struggling families. How will this week's fast remind us of the sacredness of God's creation and our duty to protect it?
Forgot to pick up your Rice Bowl? They are available on the table on the second floor of St. Albert Hall.
Last Sunday's Neri Service Night was a hit! The teens helped the Cathedral's Room In the Inn Program blow up mattresses, make beds, cook dinner, serve dinner, and cleanup! Very proud of all of our participants that lent a helping hand!
All parish high school students—and their friends—are invited to join us Sunday evenings at 6:00. We have some serious discussion, some deep reflection and prayer, and a whole lot of fun. Our groups continues to grow. Parents, encourage your teens to check out a Neri Night!
CATHEDRAL DAY SCHOOL
Now taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year. For a tour or more information, contact Kelly Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer childcare for ages 6 months to 5 years in a religious based academic program preparing each child for kindergarten and beyond.
SAVE THE DATE!
For more up-to-date information about monthly events, join us on the Cathedral Young Adults Facebook Group.
Take Care of You
Body: Raise colorectal cancer awareness by celebrating "Wear Blue Day" (Saturday, March 7)
Mind: "Be" in the moment—notice each of your senses each day.
Spirit: Wait for peace before you act.
Green: Service gas-powered lawn equipment to get ready for Spring.
DAILY LENTEN REFLECTIONS
Sign up to receive Daily Lenten Reflections from Fr. Bob Barron. These
daily reflections will help make your Lenten journey fulfilling and fruitful. Fr.
Bob Barron is well known by Fr. Steiner, and Fr. Steiner highly recommends these
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Come pray! Although 40 Days for Life is not a part of Lent this year, we
continue to have a small presence of devoted pro-life people who come on Tuesdays,
Fridays & Saturdays to pray in front of the Women's Center at 419 Welshwood Drive
for those considering an abortion. If you're looking for something to "give up"
during Lent, give up your time to pray for life. We gather between 9 and 11:00
a.m. across the street from The Women's Center. Park either at Grace Center at the
bottom of hill or the parking lot for Fraternal Order of Police at top of the
hill. Questions? Marilyn Cox, 766-4119.
Readings for the Week of February 22
||Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Rom 8:31b- 34/Mk 9:2-10
||Dn 9:4b-10/Lk 6:36-38
||Is 1:10, 16-20/Mt 23:1-12
||Jer 18:18-20/Mt 20:17-28
||Jer 17:5-10/Lk 16:19-31
||Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Mt 21:33-43,45-46
|| Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
||Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17/1 Cor 1:22-25/Jn 2:13-25
||©Liturgical Publications Inc
ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER
CATHEDRAL is set-up to offer EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) for your parish offerings. Please CLICK HERE for more information about this program and to download the application form. You may also contact Lori Reddick in the parish office 327-2330 or by email at email@example.com
CATHEDRAL WEBSITE E-MAIL LIST
Sign up for our e-mail list. This is the list Father Steiner uses to
send out updates, reminders and thoughts he wants to pass on. You
can subscribe from any page on the website and unsubscribe at any time
Father Steiner is the only one with access to this list.
register in the parish or to let us know of a change of address,
kindly pick up a census card at one of the vestibule racks, complete
it and drop it in the Sunday collection basket. Or you may CLICK HERE
to register or send updated information.
NEWS AND EVENTS IN OUR DIOCESE AND COMMUNITY
CATHOLIC MEN OF FAITH CONFERENCE
Strong & Courageous
Saturday, March 7 8:30 –2:00 p.m.
St. Philip Church, Franklin
Mass with Bishop Choby and speakers Kevin Reilly (former NFL player, amputee, cancer survivor and Xerox senior exec for 30 years); Tim Staple (former Marine and Seminarian, from Catholic Answers); Darrell Miller (former MLB player with a powerful conversion story). For brochure & tickets: www.catholicmenoffaithconf.com
FATHER RYAN HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
Summer Camp registration is now available. FRHS summer camps begin June 1 and run through July 20. Camps are offered for rising K-12th graders in activities like sports, dance, debate, and art. Sign up by March 31 and save 15% at fatherryan.org/camps.
POPE JPII HIGH SCHOOL NEWS & EVENTS
On Monday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., Pope John Paul II High School will host Dr. Robin M. Jensen from Vanderbilt University as this year's "Pope John Paul II Distinguished Lecturer." Dr. Jensen is one of the nation's leading experts on Christian liturgy and art. Her talk, entitled "Sanctified Seeing: Visual Art as Praying and Praising," will explore the various ways that visual art supports and enriches our worship and prayer life. Come join us in the Monroe and Ann Carell Auditorium for an engaging evening!
JPII Presents "The Wizard of Oz"
Please join us for our spring musical "The Wizard of Oz" at the Ann and Monroe Carell Auditorium at JPII. Show times are March 6 at 7:00 p.m., March 7 at 2 & 7:00 p.m,, and March 8 at 2:00 p.m. To reserve tickets contact Zac Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. BERNARD ACADEMY SUMMER CHILDCARE 2015
St. Bernard Academy offers a Summer Childcare program for children ages 4–11 years old. For more information or to request a registration form please call or
email the director, Suzanne Di Piazza: email@example.com or 298-1298.
Please look at the Catholic Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Is the church or parish in your will?
Many people struggle with
concerns like depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, etc.
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES offers individual, couple, and family
counseling. If you or anyone you know is interested in these services,
call Catholic Social Service at 352-3087 X 226 for more information.
We Believe - every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. on WNQM (1300 on
your AM dial). The TV version of We Believe
airs at 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday on Nashville
Cable Channel 19.
Announcements must be in the Church Office no later than Noon on Friday, one week before publication
CHURCH ON THE WEB
The Bible: www.usccb.org/bible/index.cfm
University Catholic: www.universitycatholic.org
Vocations within the Diocese: www.nashvillepriest.com
United States Bishops: www.usccb.org
Vatican & Pope: www.vatican.va
Vatican Information Service: visnews-en.blogspot.com
Catholic News Service: www.catholicnews.com
Catholic News & Encyclopedia: www.NewAdvent.com
Young Adult online magazine: www.bustedhalo.com
Catholic Charities of Tennessee: www.cctenn.org
Catholic Business League: www.catholicbusinessleague.org