Fr. Bianco's Message for the Week: June 17, 2022

Dear Cathedral Parishioners,

This Sunday we celebrate the great Solemnity of Corpus Christi (The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ). On that day we give special honor to the Holy Eucharist, the great gift of Jesus Christ Himself (Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity) to us as spiritual food. The Eucharist is not merely a symbol of our Lord but is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ come down from heaven. Jesus loves us so much that He wants to remain with us even if it means lowering Himself to becoming spiritual food for us. At Mass, God provides us with nourishment to strengthen us in order to help us through the rigors of daily life. God delivers us from our worries and anxieties, fears and sufferings, by giving us the greatest nourishment and the greatest gift He could possibly give us. This is the true food from heaven that will sustain us through this valley of tears. This is what the world needs, and this is what we all need. God desires that we consume Him so that He can be even closer to us and transform us to be more like Him.

Please consider celebrating this great solemnity this Sunday at the 11:00 AM Mass with Archbishop Lori leading parishioners representing many parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Mass will be followed by an outdoor Eucharistic Procession around the cathedral concluding with benediction. This is a family-friendly event that includes free Kona Ice and kids’ bounce houses. First Communicants are welcome to wear their First Communion outfits.

Sunday, June 26th is the Cathedral’s Sunday to participate in Loaves and Fishes. We are in need of volunteers. Please use this link to sign up for Loaves & Fishes.

Please note that there will be no 8:15 AM Mass this Saturday, June 18th due to Priesthood Ordinations at 10 AM. Archbishop Lori will ordain five new priests for the archdiocese. We give thanks to God for these new priests.

Finally, I wish all fathers a very happy Father’s Day this Sunday. May God bless you and strengthen you as Christian fathers so that the example of your faith and love may shine forth. Enjoy the day!

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:

  • 6/17 – Parish Center Closed – Summer Hours
  • 6/18 – AOB Priesthood Ordination – Main Church – 10 AM
    • 8:15 AM Mass Cancelled
  • 6/19 – Corpus Christi (And Father's Day)
    • 11 AM Mass & Eucharistic Procession with Archbishop William E. Lori
  • 6/22 –  Adoration –  Lady Chapel –  6 PM-8 PM
    • Additional Confession –  7 PM
  • 6/25 – Opus Dei Mass for St. Josemaria Escriva –  11 AM
  • 6/26 –  Loaves & Fishes –  Parish Center –  2 PM


Giving Report:

Giving Report: Last weekend, offertory totaled $8,220.30. Poor Box donations were $222.03. Online giving in May totaled $57,333.50. 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. 

Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries


So far we have raised $226,105, which is ~91%  of our goal.

This year instead of our parish only receiving a portion of funds raised for the Appeal for Catholic Ministries, Cathedral will keep 100% of all donations up to $250,000. Any funds raised over our goal will support the many important ministries of the appeal.

The funds will go towards several projects that will benefit the entire Cathedral campus. For more details please visit our website. Thank you for your generous support!


Catholic 301: The Spirit of the Liturgy


What’s really happening when we celebrate the liturgy? 

Discover the spiritual wealth and transcendent grandeur of the Church’s liturgical prayer with Joseph Ratzinger’s book, The Spirit of the Liturgy. Over four weeks, Fr. Justin Gough will lead a study of this modern theological classic and explain how it is still relevant to issues surrounding the liturgy today. 

Classes will be held Saturday mornings in July from 9:00-10:30am in the Parish Center of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen starting July 9. Parishioners of any parish are welcome. Please register in advance.


Quo Vadis

REGISTER 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.