Fr. Bianco's Message for the Week: January 6, 2023

Dear Cathedral Family,

This weekend we celebrate the great feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. Epiphany means ‘manifestation’ and it initially referred to the first and final comings of Jesus. As we celebrate the feast when God revealed Himself to the Magi and, therefore, to the world, we recognize that God is continually manifested among us through our prayer, the sacraments, and through others. May we make the daily effort to manifest, through our words and actions, our Lord to all whom we encounter.

Rectory Open House
Please join your fellow parishioners for the annual Rectory Open House after the 11:00 AM Mass this Sunday. Light refreshments will be served.

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
The Christmas season ends on Monday, January 9th with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. We will offer our regular Mass, Confession, and Adoration schedule on Monday.

Christmas Collection
I want to sincerely thank all who contributed to the Christmas collection. Your generosity is truly a blessing to this parish. Final numbers will be forthcoming. 

Poinsettia Plants
If you want to take a bit of Christmas home with you, we will make available next week the red and white poinsettia plants that decorated the church and chapels after the plants have been removed from the church. They will be individually bagged and placed outside of the sacristy to the right of the high altar. Those who have contributed to the flower offering may have first choice by picking up any wanted plants on Wednesday. Everyone else may feel free to stop in during the remainder of the week to take poinsettias home with you.

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:

 
  • 1/07 –  Catholic 301 –  9:30 AM – Parish Center
  • 1/08 –  Epiphany Sunday Rectory Open House –  Following 11 AM Mass –  Rectory 
  • 1/09 –  Feast of the Baptism of the Lord 
    • Mass at 7 AM and 5 :30 PM
    • Confessions and Adoration at 4:30 PM 
  • 1/11 – Additional Eucharistic Adoration – 6-7 PM
  • 1/12 – RCIA – 7 PM – Parish Center
  • 1/14 – Catholic 301– 9-10:30 AM – Parish Center
  • 1/16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Parish Center Closed
    • 8:15 AM Mass only
    • No Confessions or Adoration
  • 1/18 – Additional Eucharistic Adoration – 6-7 PM

Giving Report



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.  



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:

  • Mass webcast here - all Masses are livestreamed
    • Mass is broadcast Sunday at 11am on Ch.24 (MyTV Baltimore): Comcast (24), Verizon (509), DirecTV/DISH (41).
  • myParish app: Download by texting "app" to 88202 or visiting the App store.
  • Rosary: Watch on our YouTube channel playlist here.
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