MARRIED COUPLES NEEDED!
The Cathedral Marriage Preparation Team is in need of married couples to participate with the Cathedral Marriage Preparation Team for the Diocesan Engaged Couples Retreat scheduled this year on July 13. There will be an organizational meeting for interested couples on Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m. in the rectory. For more information contact Tom Samoray in the Vocation Office at 783-0754 or email@example.com.
SUNDAY ADULT ONGOING FORMATION
Now that our Tuesday evening series on the Church Fathers has ended, we are gearing up for more Sunday morning programs following the 8:30 Sunday Mass. These programs cover a variety of topics. We obtain excellent speakers who are experts on the topics that are addressed. Some scheduling is already done, but we are looking ahead. What are some topics that you would like to learn more about? What speakers would encourage you to attend? Send your thoughts and suggestions to:
Deacon Jim McKenzie firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Ed Steiner email@example.com
CATHEDRAL IS GOING TO BUILD A HOUSE!
The Cathedral parish will be joining three other parishes to build a house for Habitat for Humanity in October. Called a "Faith Build," we will join forces in October to make someone's life a whole lot better. Be thinking about volunteering with fellow Catholics to build a home. We have a parishioner who has graciously agree to help organize us for our part in the build. If you are interesting in serving on the organizing committee, please email Judy Wolfsberger: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the Lord does not build a house, in vain do the builders labor.
FATHER ED'S ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION
May 28 is the 31st anniversary of Father Ed's ordination to the priesthood!!! Help us mark this memorable occasion! Next Sunday, May 26, immediately following 11:00 Mass, join us in the Fleming Center for a reception in Father Ed's honor. Cake and punch will be served.
CATHEDRAL BLOOD DRIVE
Our next Cathedral Blood Drive will be Sunday, June 2, in the Fleming Center from 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Please note new times for this drive. You may sign up by calling Sally Stack at 298-2932. You can also sign up on line by going to www.redcrossblood.org. Go to Account Login at the top right hand side of the page. Login as a donor. Enter our sponsor code "cathedral 019." Schedule your appointment. We will also have sign-ups in person after the 8:30 and 11:00 Masses this Sunday, May 19, and next Sunday, May 26, in the vestibule of the Church.
If you are 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh a minimum of 110 lbs., and in good general health, you may be eligible to donate. The Cathedral hosts three drives a year in March, June and September The donation numbers have been down slightly for the last two drives so we are very hopeful that the June event will get us back to our goal of 40 units. PLEASE consider donating.
Take Care of You
Body: Be careful in the sun. Wear sunscreen and be mindful of what time of day you will have sun exposure.
Mind: Reach out to someone with a mental health disability.
Spirit: Exercise your faith to build spiritual muscle.
Green: Fix leaky faucets.
CATHEDRAL PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES
Our parish pictorial directories are being distributed. If you had your photo taken, your free directory is available after Mass (in the vestibule after the evening Masses, at Coffee & donuts after the Sunday morning Masses), or stop by the office Monday—Thursday 8 to 4:00 or Friday 8:00—Noon to pick up your directory. Contact Lois Jones (327-2330 or email@example.com to make arrangements for another way to receive your free directory.
If you did not have your picture made for the directory, after all the free directories are picked up, directories will be made available for a small fee on a first come/first serve basis while our supply lasts.
FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
- The Religious Education program (formerly CCD) provides formation for children 3 years old through 8th grade, meeting from September through April. The program is staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in the program, please contact Robin Baskin, the director of Religious Education for more information at
- The Religious Education program will continue to recycle used ink cartridges over the summer. Please drop yours in the boxes by the elevator on the first and second floor of St. Albert Hall.
Neri Nights ends the semester with a "End of the Year" party in Room #304 tonight at 6:00. Be there!
On June 15th Neri Nights will spend the day at Center Hill Lake house boating! Interested? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info! Rides available.
CATHEDRAL WOMEN'S GROUP MONTHLY MEETING
The Cathedral Women's Group meeting is this Wednesday, May 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in St. Albert Hall Room #202. Please bring wine, small appetizer or dessert to share !!! RSVP - Bobbie O'Neill (615) 948-7448.
A CALL FOR FASTING ON FRIDAYS
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns at their annual meeting last November. Part of the strategy encourages Catholics to fast and abstain from meat on Fridays during this Year of Faith for the intention of the protection of Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty in our country.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, explained that this pastoral strategy is "part of a movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty, which engages the New Evangelization and can be incorporated into the Year of Faith. Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty are not only foundational to Catholic social teaching but also fundamental to the good of society."
Sign the Pledge to Fast for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty at www.usccb.org. Follow the links Beliefs and Teachings > How We Teach > New Evangelization.
RCIA Sponsors Are Needed!
Have you ever thought that you might like to serve in some way but aren't quite sure how? RCIA has several people in our Inquiry group that will soon be moving or have moved to the Catechumenate and we need sponsors! You don't need to be a theologian or someone with a vast knowledge of Catholicism, just someone with a heart to walk this journey of faith with a person who is entering the Church. In fact, most of our volunteers talk of how valuable being a sponsor is because they are deepening their own Catholic faith at the same time as the person they sponsor. We meet on Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in St. Albert Hall.
If you are interested, please call Kevin Raymond in the RCIA office for more information at 327-2330 x1306 or email KFRaymond@cathedralnashville.org.
HAVE YOU BEEN CONFIRMED?
Are you over the age of 18, and a practicing Catholic who missed Confirmation for one reason or another? If so and you wish to be confirmed please call or email Kevin F. Raymond at 327-2330 x1306 or KFRaymond@cathedralnashville.org. Preparations to complete the initiation sacraments for those who fall in this category will begin soon.
Follow us on Facebook by joining the Cathedral Young Adults Facebook Group.
- Sunday Night Dinner – Sunday Night Dinner will be at Noshville following 5:00 Sunday evening Mass. Please meet in the back Narthex.
- Planning meeting
Does our calendar look rather empty to you this month? If so, then come get involved; we welcome your ideas for new events or activities for the group. We will meet during the Sunday night dinner tonight, May 19th. Contact: Fr. Neely at email@example.com
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. You can also download the May YA calendar at this link.
YEAR OF FAITH PROJECT
Do you want to better understand what we Catholics believe? Listen, at your convenience, to
short presentations on the key tenets of our Catholic Faith. These podcasts are from the "We
Believe" radio show hosted by Nashville Catholic Deacon Jim Walsh with commentary from a
Protestant minister. These shows strengthen Catholics in what we believe and show us what
we have in common with our Protestant neighbors. This is a free service of Catholic Media
Productions. Find the recordings at www.webelieveshow.org.
Readings for the Week of May 19
||Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
||Extended Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/Ez 37:1-14/Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
||Day: Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17/Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26
||Sir 1:1-10/Mk 9:14-29
||Sir 2:1-11/Mk 9:30-37
||Sir 4:11-19/Mk 9:38-40
||Sir 5:1-8/Mk 9:41-50
||Sir 6:5-17/Mk 10:1-12
||Sir 17:1-15/Mk 10:13-16
||Prv 8:22-31/Rom 5:1-5/Jn 16:12-15
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MEMO: FROM FATHER ED
LOAVES AND FISHES NEEDS YOU!
We are in need of volunteers to help serve food and provide desserts during Cathedral's volunteer days at Loaves and Fishes on the following dates:
- Monday, June 3
- Monday, July 1
- Monday, August 6
- Monday, September 2
If you would like to volunteer please email Shawn Curley at Smcurley@comcast.net or call 497-1513.
Loaves & Fishes is a ministry at Holy Name Church that provides hot lunches to needy families at the church. High school students are invited!
HELP! HELP! HELP!
Our budget is cut to the bone in order to meet expenses and continue to pay our monthly note on our parish loan for building the Fleming Center and renovating Saint Albert Hall. We have NO wiggle room for the unexpected, and as Dave Ramsey says, this is when "Murphy moves in!" Murphy is here …
If you can financially help with any of these urgent items, please contact me or Lori:
- We need $10,000 to replace our parish computer servers. Everything runs through our servers—heat & air, email, phones, security cameras, magnetic locks on outside doors, exterior lights on the Cathedral, and more. This is urgent! Our phones are making trouble now!
- In a several week period we have had to replace the rectory kitchen appliances: microwave, two refrigerators, a freezer. $6,000 is needed.
- A family in the parish has experienced an extreme situation involving grandchildren. While the details must be confidential, I'm trying to assist in putting some parish children in a much better, safer, and healthier situation: $10,000.
WANT TO GO TO ROME?
LAST CALL! Seminarian Phillip Halladay spent a pastoral semester with us. He will be ordained a deacon at Saint Peter's Basilica on October 3. Fathers Ed & Jayd, and Deacon Jim will be attending. Are you interested in going? Some interest has been expressed, but not enough to warrant the effort of planning a tour. We need to know how much initial interest there is before proceeding. It will be about a 10-11 day trip and cost $3,000 (probably less). The approximate dates are October 1-11. If you have some interest: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN YOU HELP?
Help me send our Religious Education Director, Robin Baskin, to a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of DREs from around the world in Rome. The cost is about $2,600. Please send any donation amount to the Cathedral Office or drop a donation in any Sunday collection marked "Robin" in the subject line.
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 email@example.com.
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
Father Steiner is the only one with access to this list.
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
DISMAS HOUSE FORGIVENESS BREAKFAST
Dismas House Forgiveness Breakfast (May 22), 7:30-8:30 a.m., Renaissance Hotel, 611 Commerce St., Nashville. Dismas House provides transitional housing and support services to men coming out of prisons and jails. The featured speakers will be Derrick Scholfield, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Corrections, and Richard Sims, a Dismas House graduate. Info: Dan Surface (615) 476-6364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2ND ANNUAL AQUINAS COLLEGE GOLF SCRAMBLE
The Aquinas Alumni Association presents the 2nd Annual Aquinas College Golf Scramble benefiting the Aquinas College Annual Fund. Proceeds support the ongoing work at the College and bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost to educate a student. The scramble will be Saturday, June 8 at McCabe Golf Course, 7:30 a.m. Cost: $75 for individual, $60 for Alumni, and $38 for student. Fee includes: 18 Holes, Cart, Breakfast, Lunch, and donation. INFO: 297-7545 x492, email@example.com
ST.CECILIA ACADEMY NEWS AND EVENTS
St. Cecilia Academy invites all alumnae to the 108th Alumnae Mass & Luncheon Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. Sister Mary Louise Baltz, O.P., and Veronica Strobel Seigenthaler, both from the Class of 1957, will be honored as Outstanding Alumnae of the year. For more information or to RSVP: Chenoa Jacobs in the alumnae office 298-4525, x288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer approaches and St. Cecilia Academy has dozens of camps to keep your daughter busy. Camps include cooking camps, academic camps, sports camps, art camps and more. Girls ages 4-17 can enjoy camps at St. Cecilia . Entire listing at www.stcecilia.edu. Register online today. Camps begin June 10.
FATHER RYAN SUMMER CAMPS
The Summer 2013 Camps schedule is out with plenty of new camps as well as the traditional favorites. Campers have dozens of choices: basketball, art, cheerleading, web design to name a few. For a full list of camps and weeks offered or to register: www.fatherryan.org/camps. Sessions begin May 27 and run through July 2. For rising K – 12th graders. Lunch can be purchased. Info: Patty Needham at 383-4200 or email@example.com.
WANT TO LEAVE A LEGACY TO THE CATHEDRAL?
Please look at the Catholic Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Many people struggle with
concerns like depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, etc.
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.
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.
Announcements must be in the Church Office no later than Noon on Friday, one week before publication
CHURCH ON THE WEB
University Catholic: www.universitycatholic.org
Vocations within the Diocese: www.nashvillepriest.com
United States Bishops: www.usccb.org
Vatican & Pope: www.vatican.va
Catholic News Service: www.catholicnews.com
Catholic Charities of Tennessee: www.cctenn.org
Catholic Business League: www.catholicbusinessleague.org