DON'T FORGET YOUR PARISH
At this very festive time of year when we are drawn to acts of kindness and charity, please do not forget our parish. With all the many needs we see around us, and with all the requests that besiege us this time of year, we tend to forget our own place of prayer and worship. More than a place to attend Mass, our Cathedral parish does much, much more. We are all aware that ministry and programs are not free. Help your parish by remember it on your Christmas gift list!
A Christmas Gift
Due to the generosity of a parishioner, this Christmas' gift to parishioners is the book,
Finding True Happiness
By: Fulton Sheen
Receive your free copy after every
SEE'S CANDY SALE ORDER PICKUP
This weekend is the LAST CHANCE for those who ordered See's Candy from the Knights of Columbus Council #544 to pick up their orders after the Sunday morning Masses. All boxes not claimed will be in the parish office to be picked up during regular business hours. Thank you for your ongoing support!
CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS SERVICE PROJECTS
Thank you to everyone who adopted a Star through the Christmas Wishes program. Over 200 Stars were adopted from the Cathedral! If you still want to adopt a Star, please contact Megan Stack at Catholic Charities Tennessee, firstname.lastname@example.org, gifts and monetary donations are accepted and still needed. Big Thank Yous to Judy Wolfsberger, Megan Stack, and all those at Catholic Charities that make this service possible!
Project Backpack provides Christmas gifts (warm clothing, toiletries, and gift cards) to our Room in the Inn guests who stay with us on Christmas Eve. Cathedral parishioners have been supporting this project for over 16 years! The approximate cost for a backpack is $75 and more funds are needed. Please consider a donation. Any amount will help purchase the items needed. Make your check out to the Cathedral, mark it "Project Backpack" and place in the collection. If donating cash, place in envelope marked Project Backpack.
No classes for any age group throughout Christmas break. Classes resume January 4. Merry Christmas to all!
Special thanks to everyone who brought toilet paper and laundry detergent to our Operation Snowflake collection!
Thanks also to all the parents who brought goodies for our Christmas parties last Sunday. We couldn't do it without your support!
Save the date! January 27, 2015 will be Religious Education's annual night to serve dinner for the folks at Room in the Inn. Plan to attend!
Neri Nights is on break until January 4.
Last call for ski trip forms! Email Mrs. Baskin at email@example.com if you need a form. The trip is January 16-19.
Neri Nights has two basketball teams in the West End Sertoma Church league this year, a senior high team and a junior high team. Watch for updates!
CATHEDRAL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Attention all Cathedral hoopers! The Cathedral's Knights of Columbus is hosting a Free Throw Competition for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 at St. Pius X School on January 11. Competition will begin at 1:30 p.m. and conclude around 2:30 p.m. There is no cost to participate. The winners from the competition will advance to compete against winners from other parishes and schools in the regional contest at Christ the King School. The Cathedral Knights will have great prizes for the winners. Please call Stuart at 491-2020 if you have any questions.
NEW ADVENT WREATH–THANK YOU
We are very grateful to parishioners Jim and Sarah McLeod and Santa's Trees for donating the beautiful Advent Wreath in the Cathedral. We are grateful for Jackson Schoos who set it up.
Take Care of You
Body: Be aware of the calories consumed when tasting while cooking.
Mind: Collect loose change around the house for the Salvation Army kettle.
Spirit: This season, remember the best gift you can give is yourself—be loving, be supportive, be present.
For more up-to-date information about monthly events, join us on the Cathedral Young Adults Facebook Group.
Readings for the Week of December 14
||2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16/Rom 16:25-27/Lk 1:26-3
||1 Sm 1:24-28/Lk 1:46-56
||Mal 3:1-4, 23-24/Lk 1:57-66
|2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16/Lk 1:67-79
|Is 62:1-5/Acts 13:16-17, 22-25/Mt 1:1-25 or 1:18-25
||Is 9:1-6/Ti 2:11-14/Lk 2:1-14
||Is 62:11-12/Ti 3:4-7/Lk 2:15-20
||Is 52:7-10/Heb 1:1-6/Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9- 14
||Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59/Mt 10:17-22
||1 Jn 1:1-4/Jn 20:1a, 2-8
||Gn 15:1-6; 21:1-3 or Sir 3:2-6, 12-14/Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 or Col 3:12-21 or 3:12- 17/Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40
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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–PEARL GAME: 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Father Ryan will play Pearl-Cohn at Municipal Auditorium on January 5 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first game played between an all African-American school and an integrated school–Father Ryan vs. Pearl, the Game that Changed the South. Pre-Game events 5:00 p.m. Tipoff: Girls game at 6:00 p.m., Boys at 7:30. Tickets and event RSVP: www.fatherryan.org/pearl50 or on Ticketmaster.
MARRIAGE RENEWAL RETREAT
Your Marriage: Thriving or Just Surviving?
What: A weekend renewal for married couples. Come experience the ministry of Lloyd and Jan Tate from New Orleans and Fr. Joe McMahon as they offer reflections and hope for building a marriage that can do more than just survive the pressures of daily life.
When: January 16 - 18, 2015, Begins with dinner at 5 p.m. on Friday and ends with Mass on Sunday.
Where: Garner Creek Retreat Center, 700 Sam Hollow Rd., Dickson, TN 37055 Phone: 615-446-3279
Cost: $350 per couple (Make checks payable to Fr. Joe McMahon)
Contact: Fr. Joe McMahon, 615-373-4696, ext. 224 or email: email@example.com
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 opened in 1983 and 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. This program operates five days a week, 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.
JPII MAKE-UP PLACEMENT EXAM
Pope John Paul II will have a Make-Up Placement Exam on Saturday, January 24, 2015 for all students who have not already applied. You may go to our website, www.jp2hs.org, and click on the Admissions tab to fill out your application and choose the Placement Exam date of 1/24/15.
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