Fourth Sunday in
February 1, 2015
The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them
as one having authority and not as the scribes.
Fellowship Sunday Social
Service Commission will host Sunday's social
after the 8:30AM Mass in the Undercroft.
CMOQ STRATEGIC PASTORAL PLAN
Together as one parish community ...
let us move onwards ...
towards the realization of the directions
the Parish Strategic Pastoral Plan with
greater zeal and commitment
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February 1, 2015
From time to time throughout history, the church has provided guidance regarding the role of music in
worship. The latest document from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is Sing to the Lord, and
it begins with a section on why we sing:
A cry from deep within our being, music is a way for God to lead us to the realm of higher things. As St. Augustine says, "Singing is
for the one who loves." Music is therefore a sign of God's love for us and of our love for him. In this sense, it is very personal. But unless
music sounds, it is not music, and whenever it sounds, it is accessible to others. By its very nature song has both an individual and
a communal dimension. Thus, it is no wonder that singing together in church expresses so well the sacramental presence of God to his
people. (Sing to the Lord, #2)
Music doesn't exist on paper. Nor does it exist in the instruments. For music to sound, a person has to give life to
the ink on the page either through the voice or through an instrument (which becomes an extension of the body).
If we are gathered here to do as today's psalm proclaims, then be sure to open the hymnal and sing. God gave
each of us the gift of life, let us express our joy and thanksgiving by giving life to the music on the page.
Lent is coming soon…
As part of a special celebration of Lent this spring, we will have several Friday evening soup and
bread suppers with prayers and almsgiving. To give of ourselves we are working on the possibility
of: an event to decorate ceramic bowls as part of the Empty Bowls program; an event to assemble
toiletry bags for residents of local shelters [looking for a coordinator of this activity]; a meal packaging
event to prepare non-perishable meals that can be shared near and far [looking for leadership
sponsors to cover the cost of meal packaging supplies]; and finally, a Beans and Franks Casserole
making event to serve our brothers and sisters through Our Daily Bread.
If you would like to get
involved in any of these events, please contact Carol Gould at email@example.com or 443-956-
9431. We look forward to these opportunities to bring our Cathedral community together in service
to others and with prayers and fasting in the season of Lent.
Cathedral of Mary our Queen Parish
Inclement Weather Policy
The Parish office follows the
Baltimore City Public School system.
If the Baltimore City school system opening is delayed: The 7am weekday Mass is cancelled but 8:15am and
5:30pm Mass will be celebrated. The Parish office will be open with a flexible arrival time and the evening activities
will go on as scheduled. Please call the office before visiting in the early morning.
If the Baltimore City School system is closed: All Masses will be cancelled and all activities scheduled in the
Cathedral and Parish Center will be cancelled. The Parish office will operate on a liberal leave policy so please
call before visiting.
If Baltimore City schools dismiss early: All evening activities scheduled in the Cathedral and Parish Center
will be cancelled. The Office staff will operate on a liberal departure time so please call ahead before visiting in
On Weekends: Mass will be celebrated as scheduled unless the Archbishop of Baltimore grants a general dispensation
from the Sunday obligation. Visit the Parish website or call the Parish office to confirm whether Masses
are being celebrated.
Note. There is no obligation to attend Mass when weather causes dangerous road conditions.
Please exercise prudent judgment and do not take unnecessary risks given your individual situation.
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Concert Series Schedule:
February 8th at 5PM
The United States Naval Academy Band, "The Navy's Oldest and Finest," has been providing music for the Brigade of
Midshipmen and surrounding community since 1852. This premier military band offers world-class ensembles which
perform a variety of musical styles, ranging from classical to contemporary. Under the direction of Lieutenant Diane
Nichols, the Naval Academy Band Brass Ensemble takes pride in preserving the rich heritage of brass music while embracing
and promoting new music in a meaningful and entertaining manner suitable for all audiences. The concert is
free and open to the public with no tickets required.
Discover the Beauty of Our Faith
Going to the Cathedral &
We have been notified that starting Monday November 10 the Baltimore City Department of Transportation will begin to replace sidewalks and resurface the road surface on Charles Street from Northern Pkwy South to the intersection of Homeland Ave. It is expected to take 90 days to complete the work so please plan for possible delays when traveling to the Cathedral and Cathedral School.