Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
In observance of
Memorial Day the parish office will be closed on
Monday May 25th.
May 24, 2015
Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.
John 20:23

Fellowship Sunday Social
May 24,2015
The Worship Commission will host Sunday's social after the 8:30AM Mass in the Undercroft.

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Men of the Parish

The first meeting of the newly formed CMOQ Men’s Club will take place on May 30that 6:30PM in the Parish Center. All men of the parish who are 18 years of age and older are welcome to join. Saturday’s meeting will be primarily social (“Brats & Beer”) with an opportunity to discuss what the club might do in the future. Those planning to attend should register at

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Vacation Bible School

Camp Discovery Vacation Bible School,

At Camp Discovery Vacation Bible School, kids will learn
that Jesus gives us….courage, wisdom, faith, and his love to share. We will teach this through songs, crafts, games, etc.

Each day your children will learn how Jesus gives us courage, His wisdom, faith, and His love to share.

August 10-13 (Mon-Thur)
8:30 - 12:30
In the School Cafeteria
Limit of 85 children!
Ages 4 -9 years old.
Cost - $65.


For more information contact Sherri at 410-464-4010 or

Everest Vacation Bible School,

At Everest Vacation Bible School, kids learn one important Bible point each day. We will teach this through songs, crafts, games, movies, etc. Each day your children will learn how God has the power to provide, comfort, heal, and forgive.

June 22-25 (Mon-Thur)
8:30 - 12:30
In the School Cafeteria
Limit of 85 children!
Ages 4 -9 years old.
Cost - $65.


For more information contact Sherri at 410-464-4010 or

"Music Notes"

The story of Pentecost where everyone was able to speak different languages and share the message of the Gospel demonstrates clearly for me that from the beginning of the church, the Gospel was not meant to be proclaimed in only one way, but in a multitude of ways so that it can reach and be understood by a large diverse group of people. Music is a language of communication, and just as the spoken word exists in multiple languages, so does music. While we recognize French, Spanish, and Chinese (for example) as foreign languages, it is possible to learn to communicate using these languages (so that they no longer are foreign). Musical languages are called styles and include classical, romantic, contemporary and a whole host of other classifications depending upon how refined you wish to be.

“Liturgical music today must reflect the multicultural diversity and intercultural relationships of the members of the gathered liturgical assembly. … Liturgical leaders and musicians should encourage not only the use of traditional music of other languages and peoples, but also the incorporation of newly composed liturgical music appropriate to various cultural expressions in harmony with the theological meaning of the rites.” (Sing to the Lord, #60)

I know from my experience learning French that when we try to speak or understand a new language, we may encounter some difficulties, but it is also an opportunity to expand and grow. Changing our language requires us to shift perspectives. When we have to think about our words, we become more aware of our choices and can learn more about our own perspective.

In the next few weeks, we will be learning a new musical setting of the Eucharistic acclamations. The words will be familiar, but where the music we have been singing was adapted from music for the previous translation or for other sets of words, this music was written specifically for the most recent translation. As we learn the new music, trust in the Holy Spirit to give you the voice to proclaim God’s praise in a different tongue just as on the Feast of Pentecost.


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As you may have noticed the next phase of the Charles street improvement work is well under way with the street repaving phase started this week. While we hope the paving will be completed before the weekend please allow additional time when traveling to the Cathedral and Cathedral School.