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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 14 – December 20, 2014)
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Saturday
December 13
5:00 p.m.
St. Lucy
For the People of the Parish
Sunday
December 14
Third Sunday of Advent
8:30 a.m. † Ruth Elaine Nosal by Esther Cooke
11:00 a.m. † Mary Martha Moon by Diane Catignani
5:00 p.m. † In memory of John & Mary Schwarts on their 72nd Wedding Anniversary by the Schwartz Family
 
7:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Monday
December 15
Communion Service † Philip Job & Katherine Burns Davis  
Tuesday
December 16
† Alfred & Mary Jo Davis † Edgar C. Gentle, Jr. by the Gentle Family  
Wednesday
December 17
† Sr. Mary Coleman Burns, RSM † James Leo & Anne Tuohy Burns
 
Thursday
December 18
Intention of Father Pedro Opeka and the People of Akamosoa † Anne Bradley by Linda Borum  
Friday
December 19
† James Leo Burns, Jr.

Intention of Gabrielle Black by Jane Black and Suzanne Sousan

 
Saturday
December 20
5:00 p.m.
For the People of 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 Souls of
† MAMIE KITTLEBAND
† MARY WOLF

SPECIAL CONFESSION TIMES
FOR ADVENT

This Wednesday, December 17, is the last Wednesday for special Advent Confession time. 3:30—5:15


Bulletin Notices:

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

Music City Bronze Concert

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.

Christmas Candles

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

Christmas Eve
Family Mass in the Cathedral at 4:00 p.m.
Quiet Mass in the Fleming Center at 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Mass at Midnight
with Music beginning at 11:15 p.m.

Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. Mass

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Holy Day of Obligation
New Year's—
January 1
Vigil Mass at 4:00 p.m.
New Year's Holy Day Mass at 10:00 a.m.

Advent WorkshopADVENT WREATH WORKSHOP
Thank you to Pam Holzmer, Shawn Curley, and many others for making the Advent Wreath Workshop a success! Over 100 family members started their Advent with the Cathedral this past Sunday afternoon enjoying food, crafts, and fellowship. Also a special thanks to Deacon Joe Holzmer for blessing the wreaths.

 

CATHEDRAL KNIGHTS
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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Today is the last class session for the 2014 calendar year! Classes resume January 4 for preschool through 7th grade. Please enjoy the holidays and be safe in your travels.

Good News! Last Sunday was the annual Confirmation Class Bake Sale, and thanks to our parents and the great support of our parishioners, the bake sale made $646.86! Way to go confirmands! The money will be used to buy a class gift for the church. Thanks to everyone who baked, sold, or bought!

Confirmation class meets again on January 11. Joan Watson from the Diocese of Nashville will be our guest presenter.

Snowflake

Today is the last day of our Operation Snowflake collection for Catholic Charities' North Nashville Outreach. Thanks to everyone who has graciously donated laundry detergent and toilet paper already.


Please recycle your used ink cartridges. Put in the boxes by the elevator in St. Albert Hall.

Neri Nights

This past Sunday we enjoyed our Christmas Party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robbins. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. We wish all of our students the best of luck on their exams and a wonderful Christmas Break!




THEOLOGY ON TAP

Theology on Tap is a monthly gathering of young adults for a talk and beverages at Blackstone Pub across the street. The next Theology on Tap is this Tuesday, December 16. We gather at 6:30 p.m. Our speaker begins at 7:00. This Tuesday Fr. John Sims Baker will be giving a talk on "Conversion." Please join us for "2-for-1" and $1 unlimited soft drinks! For more information, email CatholicNashville@dioceseofnashville.com

PARISH NURSES
Take Care of You

Body:   Replace one coffee, juice or soda each day with a glass of water.
Mind:   Close your eyes and take a break from the activities and lights.
Spirit:  Keep a secret this Christmas—let your giving be a secret between you and God.

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.

FR. ED & FINANCES
As of the end of November, the parish is operating at a deficit. We are also being hit with some rather large, unbudgeted expenses. We must have $30,000 each week to meet our budget. We can
do better! The below is a sampling of expenses:

Unplanned expenses (November)
Replace doors on Fleming Center $108,000
Replace heating unit in parish offices $12,432
   
Recurring Monthly Expenses (November)
Electricity $7,386
Gas $2,176
Water $1,554
Facility Insurance $4,000
Repairs & Maintenance $13,317
Toilet Paper & Cleaning Supplies $1,400
Custodial Services $5,292
Diocesan Assessments* $27,296

*includes medical insurance & retirement for priests, Catholic high school assessment, administrative assessment

Readings for the Week of December 14
Sunday: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11 / 1 Thes 5:16-24 / Jn 1:6-8, 19-28
Monday: Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a / Mt 21:23-27
Tuesday: Zep 3:1-2, 9-13 / Mt 21:28-32
Wednesday: Gn 49:2, 8-10 / Mt 1:1-17
Thursday: Jer 23:5-8 / Mt 1:18-25
Friday:
Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a / Lk 1:5-25
Saturday: Is 7:10-14 / Lk 1:26-38
Next Sunday: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 / Rom 16:25-27 / Lk 1:26-38
 
©Liturgical Publications Inc

Christmas Service Projects 2014

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

MUSIC FOR THE SEASON
Raymond Christmas CDAs a parish we must be supportive of those who support us, for example, by using businesses that pay to advertize in our bulletin. In this case we would like to support one of our talented cantors and Director of RCIA who goes beyond the usual efforts expected of volunteers. Kevin Raymond has produced a Christmas CD! You can listen to 16 of your favorite holiday songs and truly celebrate "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year." You may order at: https://squareup.com/market/kevinfraymond/cd-the-most-wonderful-time-of-the-year or you may also contact Kevin directly at KFRaymond@gmail.com or (615) 428-8794.

FATHER RYAN NEWS AND EVENTS
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.

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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