DEDICATION OF NEW ALTAR IS MONDAY
Everyone is invited to participate in the Dedication of the new Cathedral Altar this Monday, January 19, during 12:10 p.m. daily Mass. Most of the priests of the diocese will be present as well as many of our diocesan deacons and representatives of other parishes. This will be a special moment in our Cathedral history!
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 18 – The Furniture in the Sanctuary: What is there? Why is it there? Why did some of it get moved?
Why is the Tabernacle in a special place and not in the middle of the Sanctuary?
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.
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.
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHEDRAL DAY SCHOOL
Now taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year. For a tour or more information, contact Kelly Doyle at email@example.com. We offer childcare for ages 6 months to 5 years in a religious based academic program preparing each child for kindergarten and beyond.
No classes today in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Classes resume next Sunday, January 25, including the Confirmation Class. See you then!
DON'T FORGET! Religious Education is hosting Room in the Inn on January 27. There are opportunities to bring food, volunteer that evening, and donate items. Have questions? Email Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep your eye out for the Sign Up Genius email. This is a great opportunity to get involved with YOUR parish!
Still getting back to a routine this new year? Here's a prayer for your whole family:
Classes begin at 9:30 for grades 1-7. Please be on time!
Pray for the 20 teens and 7 chaperones who are participating in the annual Neri Nights Ski Retreat this weekend. This year's retreat theme is, "The Edge." The retreat includes daily Mass and the opportunity for confession. Also, pray that Father Neely returns with no broken bones!
No Neri Nights January 18
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
For more up-to-date information about monthly events, join us on the Cathedral Young Adults Facebook Group.
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.
Take Care of You
Body: This is Healthy Weight Week. Watch out for "portion distortion." Choose smaller portions or share
Mind: Keep an open mind.
Spirit: List 4 or 5 of your talents and consider ways you can use them to serve.
Green: Participate in this year's MLK Day of Service (January 20)
Readings for the Week of January 18
||1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19/1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17- 20/Jn 1:35-42
||Heb 5:1-10/Mk 2:18-22
|| Heb 6:10-20/Mk 2:23-28
||Heb 7:1-3, 15-17/Mk 3:1-6
||Heb 7:25--8:6/Mk 3:7-12
||Heb 8:6-13/Mk 3:13-19
||Heb 9:2-3, 11-14/Mk 3:20-21
||Jon 3:1-5, 10/1 Cor 7:29-31/Mk 1:14- 20
||©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
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
Nashville Catholic Business Woman's League
Wednesday, January 21
University Club on Garland Avenue
5:30 p.m. - Registration ($32 at the door)
6:00 - Dinner
7:00 - Program
Agent Scott Augenbaum, FBI
Cyber and Internet Crime
Please make your reservation NO LATER THAN
tomorrow, Monday, January 19 by 12:00 Noon to
CATHOLIC CHARITIES ADULT DAY PROGRAM
Are you a caregiver for a parent, spouse, or loved one? Are there times you need to be away from home but don't want/can't leave your loved one? Do you know an older adult who could benefit from activity out of the house?
Catholic Charities Adult Day Program is a licensed, quality daytime care for seniors that takes place in a supervised and caring setting. The Adult Day Program offers a variety of activities (from music to exercise) and opportunities for socializing within a consistent, structured environment. The program operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fees are determined on a sliding scale. A hot meal and snacks are provided. Please contact Linda Edwards at 615-352-3087 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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