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Fr. Bianco's Message for the Week: October 22, 2021

Dear Cathedral Parishioners,

In this Sunday’s Gospel, we hear about Bartimaeus the blind man who calls out to Jesus to heal him. After being rebuked by many who were following Jesus, Bartimaeus was told that Jesus was calling him to Himself. Bartimaeus sprang up with joy and ran to Jesus to be healed. Our Lord is always calling us to Himself and waits patiently in the tabernacles of our churches for us to draw close to Him. Jesus is calling us to worship Him and to participate in His saving Passion, Death, and Resurrection every Sunday at Mass. If you haven’t come back to the Cathedral to worship in person since the pandemic began, I invite you to come back. Come back to worship in this beautiful setting, to pray and sing alongside your fellow parishioners, and to receive our Lord in the Eucharist. The worship we offer to God is not just an individual experience, but is also meant to be communal. The weekend of November 12-14 we will celebrate Homecoming 2021. How wonderful would it be if we were all intentional about taking that opportunity to “come home” to the Cathedral for in-person worship. That is the weekend when we celebrate the dedication of this magnificent structure. As beautiful as our cathedral church is, it is never more beautiful than when it is full of people.

For the next two weekends, (October 30-31 & November 6-7) raffle tickets for the Bull & Oyster Roast will be sold in the narthex after all Masses. We will accept cash, check, or credit card. Get your tickets in advance, especially if you can’t attend the event for whatever reason.

I am happy to announce that the School of the Cathedral will offer a Pre-K 4 Junior Kindergarten Program beginning next academic year. We are opening this program to Cathedral parishioners and families before it is publicly announced on November 1st. It is a full-day preschool option for children who are 4 years old by September 1, 2022. It is a program that models Cathedral’s K-8 school schedule, with a structured and vibrant curriculum to better prepare students for Cathedral’s Kindergarten curriculum. If needed, it can be included in Cathedral’s Extended Day Program (CED), and offers a one-stop drop-off for families, with hours and tuition rates the same as the rest of the school. The children will learn in a faith-filled environment with the opportunity to attend Mass and participate in community service projects. If you would like more information on the Pre-K 4 Junior Kindergarten Program, please visit: www.schoolofthecathedral.org

Finally, I just want to offer a gentle reminder that, because the Cathedral is located within Baltimore City limits, we are still following the masking mandate. Please be considerate of others and wear a mask while inside the Cathedral building. Thank you for your cooperation.

May God bless you.

Father Louis A. Bianco
Rector



In the month of October, our RCIA program will be exploring the question "What is Catholicism?" We're inviting all parishioners to attend in order to deepen their knowledge of their faith. Feel free to invite a friend! Meetings are at 7PM in the Parish Center (mask required). 

  • 10/28: Mary and the Saints in the Catholic Tradition – Father Justin Gough

The Next Ten:

  • 10/24 – Loaves and Fishes Meal Prep – 2 PM – Parish Center (Delivery is at 4:30 PM)
  • 10/24 – Second Year Connect Night - Session #2 – 7 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 10/25 – Cathedral Golf Open – 12 PM - 4 PM – The Country Club of Maryland
  • 10/28 – What is Catholicism? RCIA Meeting – 7 PM
  • 10/29 – Trunk or Treat and Halloween Bingo – 5:30 PM - 8 PM – Parish Parking Lot & Center
  • 10/30 – Coffee and Conversation: Vatican II – 9:15 AM – Belvedere Square's Atwater's
  • 10/31 – Family Faith Formation Meeting – 10:45 AM

Giving Report:

Giving Report: Last weekend, offertory was $5,617.56. Poor Box donations were $382.80. Online giving in September totaled $56,354.88. Thank you for your generosity! 


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. 


Homecoming 2021 

Homecoming will be November 12-14 this year! Buy your Bull & Oyster Roast tickets and Kids Events on our website at www.cathedralofmary.org/about/homecoming


Trunk or Treat 

Friday, Oct 29th @ 5:30 PM 

Join us for Trunk or Treat in the Cathedral parking lot followed by Pizza and Bingo! $12.50 per person, or $45 for families of 4+!  Sign up here: bit.ly/cmoqhalloween or click the link below!


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.