Adopt a Family
Join us by adopting a family in need by providing nonperishable FOOD and a frozen turkey or canned ham for Christmas dinner and a NEW WRAPPED GIFT or gift card for each family member. Cathedral has sponsored the Adopt-A-Family program for more than 30 years, with our Sister Parish, Immaculate Conception on Mosher Street and Druid Hill Avenue, a site in the heart of much unrest in Baltimore City. We appreciate your support! Interested in joining in? Sign up for Adopt a Family for 2017 here!
Our Daily Bread
Join us on every fourth Sunday in the Undercroft after 9:30am Mass to assemble casseroles! Please bring:
- One 48-oz can of baked beans
- One 10-oz. can of tomato soup concentrate
- 2 packages of hot dogs (16 total)
Alternatively, you can make casseroles at home to drop off in the School circle on the first Tuesday of each month by 8am. Have questions? Contact the Parish office.
Thank you for your service!
Loaves and Fishes
Looking for volunteers to help feed those experiencing homelessness! Volunteers work in shifts, by shopping Saturdays, preparing the meal Sundays afternoons, and delivering the meal throughout Baltimore City on Sunday evenings. This a very fulfilling and direct way to carry out Jesus’ call to feed the hungry. Loaves and Fishes is a ministry of St. Ignatius that seeks to provide an evening meal to people living on the streets.
See the calendar on the right to sign up for the next Loaves and Fishes event!
Haiti Partner Parish
The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen has partnered with the Cathedral of St. Charles Borromeo, in Gonaives, Haiti, in a partner-parish relationship. Through the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Missions Office Haiti Project, we have joined more than 20 other parishes in partnering with a parish in our sister diocese in Haiti, the Archdiocese of Gonaives. Join us every fall for The Haiti Carnavale, an event where we come together as a school and parish community to celebrate the beginning of the school year and to host a fundraiser for our partner parish, St. Charles Borromeo, in Haiti. Interested in joining in? Contact the Parish office.
More about The Haiti Carnavale:
Tickets / donations: As the event approaches, you’ll see the event listed on the left-hand side of this page. There, you may purchase tickets (pick up the night of the event), donate (even if you cannot attend the event), and buy extras (second sandwiches, Haiti Dollars, etc.).
What happens the night of Haiti Carnavale? So many fun activities! We recommend bringing cash, for many of the options here:
- Family and carnival games, including relay races, balloon toss, moon bounce, basketball, craft table, and face painting (included with your ticket)
- Dunk tank (tickets available night of for purchase)
- 50/50 raffle (at 8:45pm – you do not need to be present to win)
- Silent auction
- Wine pull
- Money wheel
- Non-alcoholic beverages, popcorn, baked goods (available for purchase)
- Beer and wine ($5), included limited supply of Haiti’s in-country brew, Prestige
- Refillable cup for adult beverages ($20)
If it rains, we will still have our celebration, but we will move the activities into the gym and cafeteria.
A few other notes:
- Can my family attend the Carnavale without purchasing the online food if we do not want to eat? While this event is a “fun”raiser, it is also a fundraiser. All of the activities and games have a cost so we would ask that everyone who wants to partake in the evening please purchase a ticket. Thank you for your understanding.
- Can I drop my kids off and pick them up at the end? We would ask that you use your discretion. Please keep in mind that no adult supervision or babysitting is being provided; teachers, volunteers, and parents are there to have fun too!
CARES Food Baskets
GEDCO’s CARES ministry serves families and individuals in crisis by connecting our clients with resources that enable movement towards self-sufficiency. These resources include food and emergency financial assistance services. As often as you are able, please drop off non-perishable items in the narthex (the back of the church, as you face the altar) – the baskets are labeled. Have questions? Contact the Parish office. Thank you for your support!
Cathedral Knits meets often to knit prayer shawls, hats and scarves. They donate the completed items to the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (a homeless shelter in Baltimore), Johns Hopkins Hospital, and KasCare (a non profit group that supports children in South Africa). If you’re able to drop off any donations for the group, a basket is located on the right side of the narthex (back of the church as you face the altar). Interested in joining in? Contact the Parish office.
Other Organizations Cathedral Supports
Other wonderful organizations that Cathedral regularly supports include:
- Baltimore Station
- Catholic Relief Services Helping Hands
- Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl
- Gabriel Network
- Gallagher Services
- Habitat for Humanity
- Happy Helpers
- Parks and People
- Pregnancy Center North
- Resource Exchange of St. Vincent dePaul Church
- Ronald McDonald House
- St. Vincent dePaul Empty Bowls
- Weinberg Housing and Resource Center