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Monsignor Woy's Message for the Week: May 28, 2021

Dear Friends,

We have arrived at Memorial Day weekend and the “unofficial start” of the summer months. The feeling is palatable in the air for a return to normal summer routines of vacation, travel, family reunions and leisurely reading books on the beach. This Memorial Day, let us not forget to say a prayer for peace in our war-scarred world and for those who paid the supreme sacrifice to protect our American way of life.

After 6 years as director of liturgical music, Glenn Osborne has decided to take a brief sabbatical before exploring new opportunities in his professional career. He has been a marvelous co-worker and team player at the Cathedral. His ministry has included working with the contemporary ensemble, the traditional choir and the students of the Cathedral school. Glenn will conclude his work at the end of June. Please take a moment to thank Glenn and wish him well as he ventures into the future.

Graduation for The School of the Cathedral will take place this Friday afternoon at 3pm. It has been an extraordinary year for us all but especially for the faculty and students of our school. I want to congratulate our 28 graduates and their families and thank our school administration and faculty for their tremendous hard work and dedication this school year.

This Saturday’s 8:15 a.m. Mass will be a Memorial Mass for Thad Warszawski, who died on February 9th. He was a beloved member of our Cathedral family who served as head sacristan for over 30 years. Thad is survived by his sister and nieces who live in Garrett County. Thad was unique and we miss him. All are invited.

Next Sunday is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi and the beginning of the “Year of the Eucharist” in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. As Catholics, the Eucharist is the “source and summit” of the Church’s life. There is nothing more important or profound in our lives as Catholics than to celebrate Holy Mass and receive the Body and Blood of Christ in Holy Communion.

To inaugurate the “Year of the Eucharist,” there will be time of Eucharistic Adoration on Saturday, June 5th, from the conclusion of 8:15 a.m. Mass until 4:00 p.m. You will find resources on our webpage to assist you and your family in making this year special. Of course, the most important way to observe the “Year of the Eucharist” is to participate in Sunday Mass and invite a friend or family member to join you.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Msgr. Woy

Fun Friday:

In the Lady Chapel, how many shades of blue are there?

  • More than 70.
  • More than 80.
  • More than 90.

Good luck! The answer is found below Mass Registration. 


Fun Friday answer: There are more than 70 shades of blue in the Lady Chapel windows! One report we found said 77, though the exact number is not known.

Giving Resources:

  • Make a one-time gift on FaithDirect, via our PayPal link, 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), here via Paypal, 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.

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Questions? Email Beth Mayr.