Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Fourth Sunday in
Ordinary Time
February 1, 2015
The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes. Mark 1:21-28

Fellowship Sunday Social
February 1,2015
Service Commission will host Sunday's social
after the 8:30AM Mass in the Undercroft.
Confirmation Updates

Our next class is Thursday,
February 5th and February 19th, 2015 at 7-8:30PM.
in the Parish Center

Confirmation Service Opportunities
  • CLOW on Jan. 4th, 8:30-9:30AM (1 hr)
  • Church Cleaners - For more information contact Shirley Davis,
  • Little People's Church - 8:30-9:30AM (1hr)
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"Music Notes"

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 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 the afternoon.

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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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.

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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.