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Cathedral of the Incarnation
Welcome to the
Cathedral of the Incarnation
 
The essence of the Cathedral of the Incarnation is not the brick and mortar out of which it is built; it is instead, the people who identify with it and who are bonded together by a common faith and a united sense of mission.

Our parish is a thriving community of more than 2,300 families representing more than 4,800 individuals in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The average age of our members is 35 although there is a good representation of individuals in their forties and older!  In this website you will find the breath of ministries active in this dynamic parish. The diversity of our ministries and parishioners is a reflection of God’s gift of Life.

The people of Cathedral rely on one another to build our parish, but their support extends much further than our corner on West End Ave.  Cathedral parishioners are active in outreach throughout our community and beyond our borders as we strive to reflect the Gospel message that “God so loved the world.”

We welcome you to our website. We hope it allows you to gain insight into the Cathedral of the Incarnation Parish Community.

May God bless you and strengthen you in mission and service.


Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00 PM Vigil Mass
Sunday: 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM,
5:00 PM
Weekday Masses
Monday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Mon-Thurs. 5:30 PM when Vanderbilt is in session
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TO REQUEST THIS WEEK'S HOMILY or a previous Homily
Please specify the date of the Homily with your request.
Request a Homily from
Rector - Reverend Ed Steiner
Rev. Jayd Neely, Associate Pastor
Request a Homily from
Rev. Mr. Jim McKenzie, Deacon
 
Request a Homily from
Rev. Mr. Mark Faulkner, Deacon
Request a Homily from
Rev. Mr. Thales Finchum, Deacon
Bishop David Choby, Diocesan Bishop

~~ Notices as of ~~

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK
(December 20 – December 28, 2014)
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Saturday
December 20
5:00 p.m.
For the People of the Parish
Sunday
December 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent
8:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. † Ginny Luna by Holy Rosary CYO
5:00 p.m. Intention of Nathan Too by the Kerman Family
 
7:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Monday
December 22
Communion Service For persecuted Christians  
Tuesday
December 23
St. John of Kanty
For an end to terrorism † Mr. and Mrs. Walter James Harlan, Sr. by Ernestine Harlan  
Wednesday
December 24
4:00 p.m. Church The children of the Parish
Fleming Mr. and Mrs. James Harland, Sr. by
Ernestine Harlan
7:00 p.m. For the people of the Cathedral Parish  
Thursday
December 25
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Midnight For the people of the Diocese of Nashville>
10:00 a.m. † Souls in Purgatory by the Purgatorial Society
Friday
December 26
7:00 a.m. † Sr. Catherine Steiner, MSBT
Saturday
December 27
5:00 p.m.
Saint John
For the People of the Parish
Sunday
December 28
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
8:30 a.m. † For the deceased members of St. Mary's Bookstore family
11:00 a.m. † Jena Marie McAuley Jenkins by Trish Stackhouse
5:00 p.m. † Elie Semaan by the parish
Want to schedule a Mass Intention?   Contact the church office: 615-327-2330 or lstamps@cathedralnashville.org

Our Prayers Are Requested for the Repose of the Soul of
† ELIE SEMAAN

Bulletin Notices:

The Bulletin is now available to download in PDF Format.
CLICK HERE for the complete bulletin for this week.

2014 Christmas Schedule

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
Christmas Mass!

Finding True Happiness

SEE'S CANDY SALE ORDER PICKUP
See's CandiesThis 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
CHRISTMAS WISHES
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, mstack@cctenn.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
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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Merry ChristmasNo 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

Neri Nights is on break until January 4.

Last call for ski trip forms! Email Mrs. Baskin at rbaskin@cathedralnashville.org 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.

Advent Wreath

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.

PARISH NURSES
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.

YOUNG ADULTS
Facebook for Cathedral Young Adults

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
Sunday: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16/Rom 16:25-27/Lk 1:26-3
Monday: 1 Sm 1:24-28/Lk 1:46-56
Tuesday: Mal 3:1-4, 23-24/Lk 1:57-66
Wednesday:
Morning:
2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16/Lk 1:67-79
Thursday
      Vigil:

Is 62:1-5/Acts 13:16-17, 22-25/Mt 1:1-25 or 1:18-25
     Midnight: Is 9:1-6/Ti 2:11-14/Lk 2:1-14
     Dawn: Is 62:11-12/Ti 3:4-7/Lk 2:15-20
     Day: Is 52:7-10/Heb 1:1-6/Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9- 14
Friday:
Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59/Mt 10:17-22
Saturday: 1 Jn 1:1-4/Jn 20:1a, 2-8
Next Sunday: 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
 
©Liturgical Publications Inc

Fourth Sunday of Advent

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 lreddick@cathedralnashville.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 you wish. Father Steiner is the only one with access to this list. 

CENSUS INFORMATION
To 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: frjoe@holyfamilycc.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.
http://www.ccfmtn.org/
Is the church or parish in your will?


COUNSELING
Many people struggle with concerns like depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, etc. In response, 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.

CATHOLIC MEDIA
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.

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements must be in the Church Office no later than Noon on Friday, one week before publication
lstamps@cathedralnashville.org.

CHURCH ON THE WEB
The Bible: www.usccb.org/bible/index.cfm
Cathedral: www.nashvillecathedral.com
University Catholic: www.universitycatholic.org
Diocese: www.dioceseofnashville.com
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



 


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