Week of Prayer for
Our Father, We seek you in so many ways and places in our life. We seek
you for guidance and for comfort. But you have told us that when there is hunger, it is
up to us to feed the hungry. We ask you to help us see you in other Christians and
humbly ask you for strength in the search for what we have in common. Bless our efforts
to look at all the ways we are united in faith, and grant us courage to change our
hearts and minds to realize your will. We ask all this through Christ our Lord and
brother, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
SERVE YOUR PARISH
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!
Become a Reader
God's living Word continues to be proclaimed to His people through this ministry. This ministry provides many blessings to both the Reader and the people of the Cathedral. 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 weekend and daily Masses. If you are flexible and 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 email@example.com.
READY AND HUNGRY FOR SERIOUS LEARNING?
This Sunday January 18, Father Steiner will be offering a bit of Liturgical History in our Sunday Adult On-Going Formation Program. It will be a series on the history of our Mass from the beginning to the present. The program is on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room #305 of St. Albert's Hall. All are welcome!
January 25 – The Breaking of the Bread: What the first Christians did. How did Sunday become Sunday?
February 1 – The Liturgy Moves into Churches: What happened? How did we get Bishops, Priests and Deacons?
How did the ritual develop?
February 8 – Taking Control: Who's in charge of the Liturgy? Some hard decisions about what stayed in, and
some blood is shed over the decisions!
**In case of snow or inclement weather, presentations will be delayed a week.
CATHEDRAL KNIGHTS ANNUAL
S*PER BOWL PARTY
The Cathedral Knights invite parishioners and friends to their annual S*per Bowl Party/Chili Cook-Off on February 1, in the Fleming Center. The Knights' party is widely considered to be the best in town with the vote for the best chili at halftime (only for those who want to enter their chili in the cook off). There will trivia contests, games to participate in for adults and children's activities. All attendees are encouraged to bring either chili, a side dish, a tailgating item, or small donation as the price of admittance. The party will begin at 5:00 p.m.
RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE
The Respect Life Committee will be having a meeting on Sunday Jan 25th after
the 8:30am Mass. We will be meeting in the Cathedral rectory. The meeting should get
over in time for the 11am Mass.
Please plan on attending. Last year was really big for us, and we want to keep
on with that momentum. Please bring your ideas, energy and time. Contact Roy at
firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
LOOKING FOR ALTAR SERVERS
Serving is important, and we need servers! All parish students from 5th grade up may taken on this important role during Mass. Parents, encourage your students to think about giving their talent and time to God. Email Fr. Neely with questions or to express an interest! email@example.com
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.
Cathedral Day School 80's Party/Fundraiser!
Mark your calendars for our awesome 80's Night! We will have food and drinks,
as well as a DJ to dance the night away! Prizes for the best dressed 80's couple!
Saturday, February 7th! 6:00 p.m.-?? In the Fleming Center. For tickets or more
information, please call Kelly Doyle at 557-1307 or e-mail
All classes resume today! Preschool meets during 8:30 and 11:00 Masses, grades
kindergarten through 7th grade meet at 9:30, and Confirmation class meets at noon.
A big thanks to everyone who has signed up to provide dinner, breakfast, and
lunch for Room in the Inn this Tuesday night (January 27). We are still in need of a
few items. If you need the link for the Sign Up Genius, please email Robin at
email@example.com . Remember, we need volunteers that evening too. Hope
to see you all there.
The Confirmation class will hold its mandatory retreat on February 14. Please
watch your inbox for starting time and more details. The retreat will end after the
5 p.m. Mass. Parents are welcomed to join us at Mass.
Congratulations to our sixth grade catechist, Ms. Nini Mullis, who was married
at the Cathedral yesterday! We wish her the best as the new Mrs. Michael O'Keefe!
The Neri Nights youth group had a very successful MLK weekend Ski Retreat. The
group enjoyed two full days of skiing at Perfect North in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, daily
Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and much, much, more! Thanks to all the parents who
trusted their teens with us for such a great event. Special thanks to our adult
chaperones: Chloe Stegeman, Lindsey Stamps, Sarah Kuechle, and Bill Staley. Also,
thanks to our bus driver, Bobby Baskin, and to Father Jayd Neely for providing Mass and
(No Neri Nights on Feb. 1 because of the big game.)
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: Enjoy the winter scenery hiking on nature trails or ice skating.
Mind: Be specific in your goals
Spirit: Find a convenient blood drive near you and donate blood.
Green: Avoid unnecessary engine idling—turn off your vehicle engine when parked for more than 30 seconds.
RELICS IN THE NEW ALTAR
The first-class relics (bones) in the sealed box inside the new Altar are of Saints Athanasius the Great, Benignus of Dijon, and Eulalia of Barcelona. St. Athanasius (c. 296–298 – 02 May 373) was bishop of Alexandria and a Doctor of the Church. He was exiled five times from Alexandria because of his faith. St. Benignus brought Christianity to Dijon in France. He was martyred at Epagny in Burgundy under the Emperor Aurelian sometime between 270 & 275 A.D. St. Eulalia (c. 290 – 12 Feb 303) was a 13-year-old Roman girl who suffered martyrdom in Barcelona during persecution in the reign of Emperor Diocletian.
These relics were in the original altar in the Pro-Cathedral, where Masses were said here from 1909—1914. In addition to these relics, a second class relic (part of a dress) of St. Katherine Drexel who founded St. Vincent de Paul parish, has been added.
Readings for the Week of January 25
||Jon 3:1-5, 10/1 Cor 7:29-31/Mk 1:14-2
||2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-
|| 2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-
||Heb 10:11-18/Mk 4:1-20
||Heb 10:19-25/Mk 4:21-25
||Heb 10:32-39/Mk 4:26-34
||Heb 11:1-2, 8-19/Mk 4:35-41
||Dt 18:15-20/1 Cor 7:32-35/Mk 1:21-28
||©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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
FATHER RYAN HIGH SCHOOL
Save the Date for the 36th Annual Legacy Gala. Saturday, March 7 at the Omni Nashville Hotel, Honoring 90 Years of Father Ryan. http://legacygala.fatherryan.org
FATHER RYAN'S THEOLOGY SPEAKER SERIES
Father Ryan's Theology Speaker Series is featuring Tallu Quinn, Executive Director of the Nashville Food Project, on January 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on Father Ryan's Campus. The Nashville Food Project is a nonprofit working to get to the root of hunger and poverty in Nashville. This event is free and open to the public
JPII HIGH SCHOOL TASTE AND SEE
Join us January 26 at 11:15 a.m. and enjoy lunch in our dining hall with our headmaster, administrative staff, and departmental chairs. After lunch, visit a live classroom to get a glimpse into our dynamic educational environments. Send your RSVP to Sherree DiMenno at 615-590-6014 or email@example.com.
JPII COMING HOME
Our Coming Home basketball game is Friday, January 30th at JPII. The girls take
on Harpeth Hall at 6pm, followed by the varsity boys verses MBA at 7:30pm. Go Knights!
OPEN HOUSE AT ST. CECILIA MOTHERHOUSE
To celebrate this Year of Consecrated Life declared by Pope Francis, the
Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia will join religious communities around the country
in hosting an Open House on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at their
Motherhouse in Nashville, Tennessee (801 Dominican Drive). All are invited to visit the
sisters at the Motherhouse and share something of the joy of their Dominican religious
JAZZ MASS FOR WORLD PEACE
Please join Holy Name Church Community for the first presentation of the Jazz
Mass for World Peace by composer Marlene Tachoir on Thursday February 12 at 7 p.m.
Find out more about this special event Mass by watching a video
at www.marlenetachoir.com Enter site and click on Peace Mass, right corner. The Church is located at 521 Woodland Street in Nashville, parking entrance on
Main Street in back of Church. Let's gather and pray for World Peace!
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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