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Fr. Bianco's Message for the Week: January 7, 2022

Dear Cathedral Parishioners,

This Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and thus marks the end of the Christmas season. But in case you haven’t had enough Christmas, you are welcome to take one or more of the poinsettia plants from the Cathedral after the 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday, January 9th. We will be removing the Christmas decorations and will make available all of the poinsettia plants to those who might want them. Any plants that are not taken on Sunday will also be available early in the week outside of the sacristy.

This year we are changing our practice of automatically mailing tax letters to all parishioners who have contributed to the Cathedral. However, if you would like to receive a tax statement for your 2021 contributions, please contact Mary Beliveau at either (410) 464-4003 or at [email protected]. She will be happy to provide you with a copy of your statement. If you make your offertory contributions through Faith Direct you may download your 2021 statement by logging into your account and clicking on “Tax Statements”.

The monthly Evening of Praise and Adoration will shift from the first Wednesday of every month to the second Wednesday of every month. Please join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6:00-8:00 PM every Wednesday with the Sacrament of Reconciliation offered from 7:00-8:00 PM. On the second Wednesday of every month, praise and worship music will be offered from 7:00-8:00 PM.

The annual March for Life in Washington, DC will be held on Friday, January 21st. The Cathedral is encouraging those who want to participate in the march to carpool to Penn Station and take the MARC train to DC. We will offer Mass at the Cathedral at 7:00 AM followed by a holy hour with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction, which will conclude at 8:30 AM. Then participants will carpool (if desired) and park at Penn Station to take the train. We will also provide snacks, but you are encouraged to either pack a lunch or purchase lunch in DC. There are many trains back to Baltimore; you have the freedom to come back on any of them as long as you have your transportation situation worked out upon your return. Please see the bulletin for detailed information about the day. You may sign up by going to our website at www.cathedralofmary.org/news/march-for-life.

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:

  • 01/08 – Renewal of Wedding Vows – After 5 PM Mass –  Lower Sanctuary
  • 01/09 – Renewal of Wedding Vows – After All Masses –  Lower Sanctuary 
  • 01/09 – First Year Connect Night – 7-8:30 PM 
  • 01/12 – Evening of Praise – 7-8 PM 
  • 01/17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Parish Center Closed


Giving Report:

Giving Report: Last weekend, offertory was $10,117.00. Poor Box donations were 254.16. 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.