Fr. Bianco's Message for the Week: December 30, 2022

Dear Cathedral Family,

I pray that you are all having a wonderful and blessed Christmas season filled with many graces from God. May this season be a memorable time of much peace and love between family and friends.

How wonderful it was to have so many people worshipping with us at Christmas. I am grateful to all of our youth who participated in the Children’s Choir and Pageant at the 4:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass. Our youth give us a sense of joy and hope.

I am deeply grateful for all who assisted at our Christmas Masses and who made everything possible in so many ways: our liturgical ministers (servers, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, & lectors), sacristans, ushers, those who decorated the Cathedral so beautifully, and especially our singers and musicians, under the direction of Julie Grace Males, who helped us raise our minds and hearts to God. The entire Cathedral community is grateful for all of you.

Feast of the Holy Family
Today (Friday) is the Feast of the Holy Family. I take this opportunity to invoke God’s blessings on the many wonderful families of our Cathedral parish and school community. As Jesus Christ was part of a human family, may He protect and watch over your families so that, through His grace, you may enjoy prosperity, possess His peace, and bear witness to the world the glory of God.

Feast of the Epiphany & Rectory Open House
On Sunday, January 8th, we will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. Mass times are the normal Sunday schedule: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:00 AM. Confessions are heard at 8:45 AM and 10:30 AM. The Rectory Open House immediately follows the 11:00 AM Mass. All parishioners are welcome to attend the Open House.

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord will be celebrated on Monday, January 9th with our normal daily Mass schedule. Masses will be offered at 7:00 AM and 5:30 PM and confessions and adoration will be held at 4:30 PM.

I wish all of you a very happy and healthy New Year filled with many graces and blessings from the hand of the Child of Bethlehem.

May God bless you.

Father Louis A. Bianco
Rector


Welcome to The Next Ten! Every weekend, we'll include a list with what's happening in the next ten days at Cathedral. For more details, call the Parish Center (410-464-4000) or visit our website (www.cathedralofmary.org).

The Next Ten:

  • 12/30 – Feast of the Holy Family
    • Mass at 7 AM and 5:30 PM
    • Adoration and Confessions at 4:30 PM
  • 12/31 
    • Mass at 8:15 AM and 5 PM (Vigil)
    • Confessions at 4 PM
  • 01/01 – Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
    • Mass at 8 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11 AM
    • Confessions at 8:45 AM and 10:30 AM


Welcome!

New families who have joined our Cathedral Family in December:

John and Jennifer Heredia
Kristin Gattuso and Luke Dairsow
Jennifer Gattuso and Ozan Toy
Louie Silverio


Giving Report


Last week, the 1st collection was for Christmas and the 2nd collection was Regular Sunday Offertory.

This week, the 2nd collection is for Care of Diocesan Priests. 

Thank you for your generosity! 
Find out more information in how to enroll in Online Giving below.  



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Advent begins this Sunday! Follow along for this year's Advent reflection series in our Flocknote group, "O Great Mystery: Advent and Christmas at the Cathedral."


Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries


We are so close to hitting our goal of $250,000 for the Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries!  All funds raised over our goal will support the many important ministries of the archdiocese such as Camp GLOW, a summer camp for adults with disabilities. To learn more please watch the video. 

Thank you for your support!



Giving Resources: 

  • Make a one-time gift on FaithDirect, at the Archdiocesan giving page (select Cathedral), or by texting the word “Give” to 410-390-0999.
  • Set up recurring online giving with Faith Direct (Cathedral’s code is MD500) or by texting the word "Enroll" to 410-390-0999.
    • If you have set up an account with Faith Direct, please contact the Parish Center at [email protected] or call 410-464-4000 to cancel the  giving envelopes sent to your address.
  • Mail your donation to us at 5200 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210.
  • We've created this easy guide to set up online giving.




Resources:

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