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Fr. Bianco's Message for the Week: January 14, 2022

Dear Cathedral Parishioners,

The Cathedral is participating in the worldwide Synod (a Greek word for ‘meeting’) organized by Pope Francis. Over a two-year period, Synod listening sessions and discussions are happening at the parish level, the diocesan level, and finally the global level. At these meetings, we want to know two things: Why are you Catholic? and Why are you a Cathedral parishioner? (We want to hear from non-Catholics too.) The synod is an opportunity to share our personal experience of the faith and where we think the Holy Spirit is working in the Church today. We invite all Cathedral parishioners and school families have the opportunity to contribute to this discussion and to listen to each other’s ideas on four different occasions, listed below. Once we complete these listening sessions, the information will be compiled with those of other parishes of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and then be sent to the Vatican.

You may choose one of four times to participate, and please invite a friend:
Monday, January 24 @ 12:30 PM in the Parish Center
Tuesday, January 25 @ 7 PM in the Parish Center
Monday, January 31 @ 7PM in the Parish Center
Tuesday, February 1 @ 7 PM on Zoom.

The in-person sessions will have pizza available an hour prior to the session and childcare will be available, if you need it. Please register at www.bit.ly/synodCMOQ or scan the QR code below with your smartphone camera.

I am happy to announce that work has begun on an exciting project in the Narthex. The project includes cleaning the limestone in the Baptistry and the entire Narthex as well as the installation of two glass doors on either side of the stone pillar in front of the two main bronze doors. Once the glass doors are installed, the two large bronze doors will remain open during the hours the Cathedral is open, which will allow natural light to shine in the Narthex. This will make the Narthex brighter and more welcoming and appealing to all who enter the Cathedral.

The work of cleaning the stone should take approximately another three weeks. Depending on where the workers are cleaning in the Narthex, either the north or south front door will be closed and locked at any given time. You will be able to access the Cathedral using one of those doors and always the side doors of the church. I am very much looking forward to the results.

As always, thank you for your love and support of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

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:

  • 01/17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Parish Center Closed
  • 01/21 – March For Life
  • 01/21 – Adoration in solidarity with March For Life – 7:30 AM-5:15 PM
  • 01/23 – Loaves & Fishes – 2 PM
  • 01/23 – Second Year Connect Night – 7 PM
  • 01/24 – Synod Listening Session #1 – 12:30 PM

Giving Report:

Giving Report: Last weekend, offertory was $7,760.95. Poor Box donations were $123.24. Online giving in n December totaled $68,102.53.  Thank you for your generosity!


Find out more information in how to enroll in Online Giving below.  


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.
  • Drop off donations at the rectory - there is a secure box at the front door to leave envelopes/letters.
  • Mail your donation to us at 5200 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210.
  • We've created this easy guide to set up online giving. 

March For Life


Join us for the Annual March For Life on Friday, January 21st, 2022.
Feel free to join for all or part of the day. 

Register and find out more here:
 www.cathedralofmary.org/news/m...

Please just keep in touch with Seminarian Tommy O'Donnell about how you are participating, so no one gets left behind.


Synod 2021


Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself on synodality:
a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church.

Join Cathedral's Parish Synod Listening session on one of the four listening sessions in January 2022. Prayer, pizza, and fellowship will occur 1 hour before the listening sessions.

Click this link or visit our website at www.cathedralofmary.org/faith-formation/synod


Catholic Charities of Kentucky - Tornado Relief Fund


Archbishop Lori has suggested that parishes give parishioners an opportunity to contribute to the effort of providing relief funds to help our brothers an sisters in Kentucky who are suffering in the aftermath of the tornado.  Many towns within the Diocese of Owensboro suffered severe damage and that Diocese is making considerable efforts to assist those affected by the natural disaster.  This a way for our Cathedral Community to respond to the acute need.  

Consider making a contribution to this effort.

DONATE HERE


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.
  • Reflections: Sign up here for our weekly email Reflection series.

Pass this along to a friend! Encourage someone you know to sign up for one or more of these options:

Questions? Email Lisa Kantz.