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Cathedral of the Incarnation
Welcome to the
Cathedral of the Incarnation
 
The essence of the Cathedral of the Incarnation is not the brick and mortar out of which it is built; it is instead, the people who identify with it and who are bonded together by a common faith and a united sense of mission.

Our parish is a thriving community of more than 2,300 families representing more than 4,800 individuals in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The average age of our members is 35 although there is a good representation of individuals in their forties and older!  In this website you will find the breath of ministries active in this dynamic parish. The diversity of our ministries and parishioners is a reflection of God’s gift of Life.

The people of Cathedral rely on one another to build our parish, but their support extends much further than our corner on West End Ave.  Cathedral parishioners are active in outreach throughout our community and beyond our borders as we strive to reflect the Gospel message that “God so loved the world.”

We welcome you to our website. We hope it allows you to gain insight into the Cathedral of the Incarnation Parish Community.

May God bless you and strengthen you in mission and service.


Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00 PM Vigil Mass
Sunday: 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM,
5:00 PM
Weekday Masses
Monday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Mon-Thurs. 5:30 PM when Vanderbilt is in session
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TO REQUEST THIS WEEK'S HOMILY or a previous Homily
Please specify the date of the Homily with your request.
Request a Homily from
Rector - Reverend Ed Steiner
Rev. Jayd Neely, Associate Pastor
Request a Homily from
Rev. Mr. Jim McKenzie, Deacon
 
Request a Homily from
Rev. Mr. Mark Faulkner, Deacon
Request a Homily from
Rev. Mr. Thales Finchum, Deacon
Bishop David Choby, Diocesan Bishop

~~ Notices as of ~~

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK
(April 20-April 26, 2014)

EASTER SUNDAY

Saturday
April 19
Holy Saturday
7:30 p.m. Easter Vigil
Sunday
April 20
Easter Sunday
8:30 a.m. † Bill Blackie by Patricia & Jim Godfrey
11:00 a.m. Bishop's Mass for the Diocese
5:00 p.m. † Rev. William R. Nelson by the Parish
 
7:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Monday
April 21
Communion Service † Rev. Paul E. Wortmann by the Parish † Frances Imogene Allard
Tuesday
April 22
† Monsignor Merlin F. Kearney by the Parish † Rev. Edward Charles Arnold by the Parish † Frances Imogene Allard
Wednesday
April 23
† Monsignor William J. Kleiser by the Parish † Rev. Thomas J. Lynch by the Parish Special Intention
Thursday
April 24
† Monsignor Joel M. Wiggs by the Parish † Mrs. George Cooper by Elizabeth Earthman University Catholic Benefactors
Friday
April 25
† Rev. Louis J. Junod by the Parish † Edgard C. Gentle, Jr. by Jeanne and Diane Gentle  
Saturday
April 26

Mass for the Parish
Want to schedule a Mass Intention?   Contact Darleen Reilly: 615-327-2330


The Parish Office will be closed Monday
The Office will reopen for normal business hours (8:00 until 4:00) on Tuesday.

There will be no Coffee & Donuts or Nursery this weekend due to the occasion — Easter Sunday!

Thank you and have a grace-filled Easter Season!

Our Prayers Are Requested for the Repose of the Souls of
† TRACEY ORLANDA HARLAN, Nephew of Ernestine Harlan

Bulletin Notices:

The Bulletin is now available to download in PDF Format.
CLICK HERE for the complete bulletin for this week.

Christ Has Risen

A BLESSED AND HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OUR PARISHIONERS AND VISITORS!
Happy Easter

Our Room-in-the-Inn program has closed its doors until winter. I write now to offer my sincerest "Thank You!" and that of the parish's to the program's directors: Joji Javier and Jim Coode. It takes many hands to offer this program successfully, but it always begins and ends with the leaders. Not only did Joji and Jim conduct our regular program well, they helped us go above and beyond on holidays and especially on our coldest winter nights. Many responded to their calls for help; I'm glad we had them to make the calls! - Fr. Ed

RCIA SPONSORS NEEDED
RCIAHave you thought about being a sponsor for someone that wishes to join the Catholic Church? Our RCIA Program here at the Cathedral is looking for sponsors for Candidates and Catechumens on their journey into the Catholic Faith. The role of a sponsor is that of a Catholic "friend" to help walk the walk on a person's faith journey. You don't need to know everything there is to know! You simply need to give your time and your friendship to a person who may be searching. Our RCIA meets every Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. in St. Albert Hall. There is generally a lot of interest immediately after Easter as well as at the beginning of a new school year. Interested? Contact Kevin Raymond at KFRaymond@cathedralnashville.org or 615-327-2330 x1306 for more information on how you can help or to answer questions you may have.

ADULT FORMATION SUNDAY CLASSES
Adult Formation


Adult Formation will not meet Easter Sunday.



In the weeks ahead:

  • Amy Jill-Levine, world-renowned Scripture scholar
  • Some of the nine men to be ordained priests in July will speak on their decision to be a priest
  • Deep Scripture backgrounds
  • New rite of marriage and the changes in how we do weddings

YOUNG ADULTS

EASTER PARTY, APRIL 25TH
Join the Young Adults for a potluck dinner at the rectory to celebrate the Easter season. Watch Facebook for event details and a sign up sheet for bring food and drink.
Facebook for Cathedral Young Adults
Follow us on Facebook by joining the Cathedral Young Adults Facebook Group.


For more information about the Young Adult Group CLICK HERE and enter your email address at the bottom of the website page to join our email listserve for the latest news and updates.

FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
AlleuiaNo class Easter Sunday

Next Sunday, April 27, is the last day of classes for the 2013-2014 formation year.

Watch the bulletin for information regarding registration for the 2014-2015 formation year, which begins September 7.

During the past six weeks our parish community has prayed, fasted, and given alms with a special focus on the poorest members of our global community. Our lives were touched by stories from Kenya, Guatemala, the Philippines, Malawi, Haiti, and the United States. Through our Lenten prayers and donations to the Rice Bowl program, we have touched the lives of millions of people served by Catholic Relief Services, our representative to the poorest communities in the world. Please return your rice bowl next Sunday, April 27, if you haven't already done so. Thank you for your generosity! 

Children in CircleTOTUS TUUS
Bright yellow flyers/registration forms are available in the vestibule racks.  Join us for a great week of fun!
Grades 1-6 June 16-20, 9-2:30 p.m.
Grades 7-12 June 15-19 7-9:00 p.m.

 

Neri Nights

The remaining schedule for Neri Nights this semester is as follows:
April 27– Stressed Out!!!!!
May 4—Cinco De Mayo Party!

Watch the bulletin for summer activity dates!

CATHEDRAL PLAYERS TWO BY TWO
Two By TwoAuditions for the Cathedral Players musical, Two By Two will be held at the Cathedral of the Incarnation on Sunday, April 27. We will hold an open call casting for 4 men and 4 women from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. Auditions will be held in Room #304 of Saint Albert Hall.

Please prepare a verse and chorus of an up-tempo song and a ballad in musical theatre style. An accompanist will be provided. Please have music clearly marked and in the correct key. A CD/tape player will be available for those that have prepared tracks. No monologues are required as we will have you reading sides from the script. Dance auditions will be required of all auditionees. We will learn a short musical theatre style combination.

Visit our website at www.CathedralPlayers.org for more information!

PARISH NURSES
Take Care of You

Body:  Get at least 150 minutes of moderate—or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week.
Mind:  Take a break.
Spirit:  Take flowers to nursing home residents.

THANK YOU CATHEDRAL BLOOD DONORS!  
Because of the generosity of our donors 78 patients will be helped in our local hospitals. What a beautiful gift you have provided for those in need.   The next drive for 2014 will be June 1st.  Please consider becoming a donor if you have not already done so.

THANK YOU FROM ROOM IN THE INN
Room in the InnOn Tuesday, March 25th, we served up our last dinner at Room In the Inn (RITI) for this season. On behalf of the guests and staff of RITI, the leadership team offers its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for all the help and support that you have extended to our guests. Your contribution has made an positive impact on the lives of the people who are much less fortunate than ourselves.

Your volunteer spirit, enthusiasm and generosity are truly inspiring and encouraging. We hope to see you in the Fall when RITI opens its doors again.
Readings for the Week of April 20
Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/Jn 20:1-9 or Mt 28:1-10 or Lk 24:13-35
Monday: Acts 2:14, 22-33/Mt 28:8-15
Tuesday: Acts 2:36-41/Jn 20:11-18
Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10/Lk 24:13-35
Thursday: Acts 3:11-26/Lk 24:35-48
Friday: Acts 4:1-12/Jn 21:1-14
Saturday: Acts 4:13-21/Mk 16:9-15
Next Sunday: Acts 2:42-47/1 Pt 1:3-9/Jn 20:19-31
 
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Easter Flowers
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ABSOLUTE TOP CHEF CHALLENGE 
THURSDAY,  MAY 1st
for the San Gennaro MusicFest

Are you up for the CHALLENGE? On Thursday, May 1st, 2014, Absolute Restaurant Consultants (ARC) will be hosting a Culinary Challenge targeted for the Top 25 Chefs in Nashville at the Cathedral of the Incarnation as a part of the San Gennaro MusicFest. Nashville's local challenge will be the first of 10 local competitions throughout the country including Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Ohio, South Carolina, California and Louisiana. The 10 local challenges will also include a National Challenge which will be held in Nashville, TN with the winners from each local challenge.

Local executive chefs will nominate the chef contestants from within a 50 mile radius of Nashville. Only local chefs from restaurant groups that own less than 12 restaurants may compete in the challenge.

Music FestThe Challenge will include a private tasting for 400 guests created by the 25 competing chefs. The 400 tasting guests will judge the competition by scorecard. The Challenge will be judged on "Best Taste Profile," "Presentation," and "Creativity." Each Chef will prepare and display one main entrée paired by one side item and accompanied by one dessert. 

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the San Gennaro MusicFest as well as a local charity fund of the chefs' choice. What is great about this event?  Local! Local food distributor, local chefs, local guests, local charity, local culinary school mentoring, local music, and promoting a brand new local MusicFest! A caricature artist, mixology, and music will be part of each event. Complimentary wine, beer, cocktails and caricature drawings are included with the tasting tickets!  Each Chef will be encouraged to allow a "Chef in Training" from Nashville's Culinary School to assist them during the challenge.

Visit www.CathedralPlayers.org for more information, times and ticket prices.



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ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER
CATHEDRAL is set-up to offer EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) for your parish offerings. Please CLICK HERE for more information about this program and to download the application form. You may also contact Lori Reddick in the parish office 327-2330 or by email at lreddick@cathedralnashville.org

CATHEDRAL WEBSITE E-MAIL LIST
Sign up for our e-mail list. This is the list Father
Steiner uses to send out updates, reminders and thoughts he wants to pass on.  You can subscribe from any page on the website and unsubscribe at any time you wish. Father Steiner is the only one with access to this list. 

CENSUS INFORMATION
To register in the parish or to let us know of a change of address, kindly pick up a census card at one of the vestibule racks, complete it and drop it in the Sunday collection basket. Or you may CLICK HERE to register or send updated information.


MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE DIOCESAN COMMUNITY

HELP AQUINAS COLLEGE GET TO ITALY!
Last Fall, Sr. Mary Sarah, president of Aquinas College, announced the purchasing of a new campus in Bracciano, Italy, for the purpose of a new Study Abroad Program. Bracciano is located 45 minutes north of Rome. This May a pilot group of students will be traveling to the new campus to help with the renovations and to gather information for future Aquinas study abroad students. We are asking for prayers and donations of any amount. Please make checks payable to Aquinas College and mail them to 4210 Harding Pike Nashville, TN 37205 Attn: Bracciano Student Pilot Group, or donate online at www.aquinascollege.edu/bracciano.  Thank you for your support of this important endeavor for the College. If you have any questions contact Sr. Mary Cecilia at 615-297-7545. 

MARYMOUNT IN MAY
Camp Marymount will celebrate 75 years with dinner, a silent auction featuring one-of-a kind Marymount items and a Giving Tree on May 2, 2014. This adult gala will also honor Priests that have contributed to Marymount for the last 75 years. Whether you are a camp family, a Cursillista or attended Search here, join us as we come together to invest in the future of Camp Marymount! Invitations have been mailed. If you did not receive one and would like to attend, please call Pam at 615-799-0410 or email her at pam@campmarymount.com.

Cd Whameless
LIGHTHOUSE CD OF THE WEEK!
Born Again? Faith Alone?

In one of his most focused talks to date, Stephen Ray discusses salvation, the authentic biblical understanding of being "born again," and how we are saved by faith but not "faith alone." With great humor and doctrinal depth he goes all the way back to Abraham to show that we are saved by faith and obedience to all that Christ demands of us.

ST. HENRY CHURCH CHILD CARE POSITIONS
St. Henry Church child care position available June 1, 2014, for multiple parish events throughout the year including Sunday morning Masses.  Requirements: 21 years of age or older, experience caring for young children, satisfactory background screening, references, flexibility to work additional hours.  For a list of child care times and pay information and to apply,  please call Lynn Womack, 352-2259 or lwomack@sthenry.org.

LADIES OF CHARITY SALE
SPRING CONSIGNMENT SALE
OPENING FRIDAY, MARCH 28
Thru SATURDAY, MAY 10

Gently used and affordable clothes for the entire family!
  2216 State Street
(across from Jimmy Kelley's)


WANT TO LEAVE A LEGACY TO THE CATHEDRAL?
Please look at the Catholic Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
http://www.ccfmtn.org/
Is the church or parish in your will?


COUNSELING
Many people struggle with concerns like depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, etc. In response, CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES offers individual, couple, and family counseling. If you or anyone you know is interested in these services, call Catholic Social Service at 352-3087 X 226 for more information.

CATHOLIC MEDIA
We Believe - every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. on WNQM (1300 on your AM dial). The TV version of We Believe airs at 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday on Nashville Cable Channel 19.

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements must be in the Church Office no later than Noon on Friday, one week before publication
lstamps@cathedralnashville.org.

CHURCH ON THE WEB
The Bible: www.usccb.org/bible/index.cfm
Cathedral: www.nashvillecathedral.com
University Catholic: www.universitycatholic.org
Diocese: www.dioceseofnashville.com
Vocations within the Diocese: www.nashvillepriest.com
United States Bishops: www.usccb.org
Vatican & Pope: www.vatican.va
Vatican Information Service: visnews-en.blogspot.com
Catholic News Service: www.catholicnews.com
Catholic News & Encyclopedia: www.NewAdvent.com
Young Adult online magazine: www.bustedhalo.com
Catholic Charities of Tennessee: www.cctenn.org
Catholic Business League: www.catholicbusinessleague.org




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