Alert On November 24, 2022 there is only 8:15 AM Mass. There will be no 7 AM or 5:30 PM Mass, Confessions, or Adoration. All weekend Masses will remain as scheduled. Read More

Fr. Bianco's Message for the Week: October 28, 2022

Dear Cathedral Family,

This coming week we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints and the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day). All Saints Day is a feast that the Church would celebrate beginning with the Vigil. The evening before All Saints Day was known as All Hallows Eve, taken from the old English term for holy, which was hallows, and a truncation of the word “evening”, spelled e’en. That is how we get the word Halloween. This now secular holiday has Catholic roots.

All Saints Day/All Souls Day
Since it falls on Tuesday, All Saints Day is a holy day of obligation this year. The Vigil Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 5:30 PM in the main church and the solemnity itself on November 1st will be celebrated in the main church at 7:00 AM, 8:15 AM (School Mass), & 5:30 PM. All Souls Day, commemorated on November 2nd, is the day when we remember all of the faithful departed. Everyone is invited to the Mass of Remembrance at 5:30 PM that day as we remember, in a special way, all those who have died this past year from the Cathedral parish. Also, you will find All Souls Day envelopes on the tables by the doors of the Cathedral to enlist the names of your deceased loved ones in our All Souls Day Novena. Offering Mass for the Faithful Departed is the most important thing we can do for them, as we know our prayers aid the souls of the faithful departed to heaven.

Homecoming Weekend
Homecoming weekend (November 11-13) is quickly approaching and spots are filling up, so don't forget to register for our Kids Events and the post-concert Wine and Cheese Reception. After Sunday Masses on November 13th, enjoy free waffles, coffee, and donuts. Then, at 3 pm, join us for the first in our concert series, a performance by The Borisevich Duo, an internationally acclaimed violin and piano duet frequently performing across the United States and Europe. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available. Please register or find more information here: www.cathedralofmary.org/about/homecoming.

Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries
I am happy to report that the total gifts pledged for the Annual Appeal so far is $240,635.75, putting us at 96% of our goal of $250,000. I am grateful to all of you who have participated in this year’s Appeal. Please remember that the Appeal runs a full calendar year, so there is still time to pledge.

 To help get us to goal, you may pledge here: 
www.cathedralofmary.org/give/annual-appeal-for-catholic-ministries.

Cathedral Colloquium
The Cathedral Colloquium will return on the Mondays of November 7th and 14th at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center. Please note that there is no Cathedral Colloquium on Halloween, Monday, October 31st. Join us on November 7th for a lecture by Samuel Rowe, the Director of Music at the Basilica of the Assumption, on "Singing to Heaven: The Requiem Mass through the Ages." Our final Cathedral Colloquium will be on Monday, November 14th by Deacon Fritz Bauerschmidt, Professor of Theology at the Loyola University of Maryland and Permanent Deacon here at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. His lecture is entitled "The Cosmic Spheres and the Heavenly Rose: Dante Imagines Paradise."

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:

  • 10/28 – Trunk or Treat & Bingo – 5;30 PM  – School Parking Lot
  • 11/01 – All Saints Day Mass – 7 AM, 8:15 AM, & 5:30 PM – Main Church
    • Confessions and Adoration at 4:30 PM
  • 11/02 – All Souls Day – 7 AM & 5:30 PM – Main Church
    • Confessions and Adoration at 4:30 PM
    • Additional Eucharistic Adoration – After Mass until 7 PM
  • 11/03 – RCIA – 7 PM – Parish Center
  • 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




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


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



SPONORSHIPS

KIDS EVENTS REGISTRATION

[NEW!] WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION REGISTRATION



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.


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.

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Questions? Email Lisa Kantz.