Fr. Gough's Message for the Week: November 4, 2022

Dear Friends,

The Cathedral will celebrate the 63rd anniversary of its dedication and formal opening next weekend. As the Cathedral community, we give thanks to Almighty God for the many graces poured upon his people in this mother church of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. We will observe the Solemnity of the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral at all Masses next weekend and enjoy several events for parishioners of all ages, including waffles, donuts, coffee, and hot chocolate after all Masses on Sunday, November 13th.


Friday evening (Nov. 11), there will be a Middle School Mixer in the school gym from 7:30-9:00pm and a High School Night in the Parish Center from 9:00-11:00pm. Saturday evening (Nov. 12), Kids Night Out (for K-5) in the Undercroft from 6:00-8:30pm. We also are in desperate need of volunteers to chaperone Kids Night Out. You can register for and sign up to chaperone our youth events at

Sunday afternoon (Nov. 13) will kick off this year’s concert series, with a recital by The Borisevich Duo at 3:00pm in the church. Pianist Margarita Loukachkina and violinist Nikita Borisevich are an internationally acclaimed duo who perform frequently across the United States and Europe. Following the concert, all are invited to a Wine & Cheese reception in the rectory. While there is no cost, we do ask you to register for the reception.

Cathedral Colloquium

The Cathedral Colloquium continues on Monday, November 7 at 7:00pm in the Parish Center with a lecture by Mr. Samuel Rowe, Director of Music at the Basilica of the Assumption, on the use and development of the Requiem Mass since the Middle Ages. The previous two lectures are available on the Cathedral YouTube channel.

Thanksgiving Collection

Our annual Thanksgiving Collection has begun. We are donating turkeys to Walking with the Wise ministry that supports the Immaculate Conception and St. Cecilia communities downtown. You can make a donation online or in person at the Parish Center by check. The collection will conclude on November 20.

Open House

The School of the Cathedral will host another Open House on Tuesday, November 15 at 9:00am. Hear first-hand from parents, students, teachers, and administrators about their Cathedral experience. Please encourage your friends and family to consider Cathedral as an option for their children. Learn more and register at

Schedule Changes

Finally, this week the Cathedral will host the USCCB’s Institute on the Catechism, which necessarily impacts our regular schedule. While the church will be closed to the public throughout the day on Thursday and Friday, only adoration and confessions on Thursday will need to be cancelled. All other liturgies on those days will continue as scheduled. Additionally, there will be no 8:15am Mass on Saturday, November 12 and the church will open that day to the public at noon. Thank you for your understanding.

In Christ,

Father Justin Gough
Associate Pastor

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 (

The Next Ten:

  • 11/04 – First Friday Eucharistic Adoration – 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
  • 11/06 – Confirmation – 7 PM – Parish Center
  • 11/07 – Cathedral Colloquium: The Requiem Mass through Ages – 7 PM – Parish Center
  • 11/10 – Church Closed to Public – 7:30 AM - 4:00 PMRCIA – 7 PM – Parish Center
  • 11/11 – Church Closed to Public – 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 11/12 – No 8:15 AM MassHomecoming Kids Night Out – 6 PM – Undercroft
  • 11/13 – Homecoming:Waffles, Coffee, & Donuts After All Masses
    • Homecoming Concert – 3 PM – Main Church
  • 11/14 – Cathedral Colloquium: Dante Imagine Paradise – 7 PM – Parish Center
  • 11/15 – The School of the Cathedral Open House – 9 AM

Thank you for your generosity!

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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.
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Welcome New Families!

New families and parishioners who have joined our Cathedral family! Join us in welcoming the new families. 

Jonathan Marks 
Joseph Casella and Jasmine Hitt 
Sean and Kiley Murphy 
Curtis and Kelly Pierce 
Tina Sandkuhler 
John Makowski and Bridget Weininger

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!

Homecoming 2022




Cathedral Colloquium

Over 4 weeks, the Cathedral Colloquium will consider how we see heaven in the theology, art, music, and literature of the Middle Ages. Join us October 17 & 24  and November 7 & 14 at 7 PM in the Parish Center.


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