St. Patrick`s Breastplate

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St. Patrick`s Breastplate
THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT | MARCH 13, 2016
St. Patrick's Breastplate
(ca. 389-461 AD.)
I bind unto myself today
the power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need:
the wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, His shield to ward;
the Word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort me and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in the hearts of all that love me,
Christ in the mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the Name,
the strong Name of the Trinity,
by invocation of the same,
the Three in One, and One in Three,
of Whom all nature hath creation;
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
praise to the Lord of my salvation,
salvation is of Christ the Lord.
Amen.
CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PAUL
NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL
239 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
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Rev. John L. Ubel, Rector | Rev. Eugene Tiffany
Deacons Phil Stewart, Russ Shupe, & Nao Kao Yang
ARCHDIOCESE
OF
SAINT PAUL
AND
MINNEAPOLIS
Most Reverend Bernard A Hebda, Apostolic Administrator
Most Reverend Andrew H. Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop
LITURGY GUIDE FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT—BEGINNING OF PASSIONTIDE
PHOTOGRAPHY — The Cathedral welcomes all visitors to Mass
today. We encourage those who wish to take photos of this sacred
space to do so freely before and after Mass. Once the opening
announcement is made, please refrain from taking photos and videos
until Mass has concluded. Thank you.
OPENING HYMN
433
ROCKINGHAM
COLLECT
℟. Amen.
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
805
FIRST READING
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
Isaiah 43:16-21
USCCB/New American Bible
Saint Noël Chabanel
INTROIT (8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.)
Iúdica me Deus
Gregorian Missal, Mode IV
Iúdica me Deus, et discérne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab hómine
iníquo et dolóso éripe me: quia tu es Deus meus, et fortitúdo mea. Ps. Emítte
lucem tuam, et veritátem tuam: ipsa me deduxérunt, et adduxérunt in
montem sanctum tuum, et in tabernácula tua.
Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly nation; from
wicked and deceitful men deliver me, for you are my God and my strength.
℣. Send forth your light and your truth; these have led me and brought me to
your holy mountain and to your dwelling place.
Ps. 43:1, 2, 3
SECOND READING
GREETING
GOSPEL
Roman Missal
Celebrant: X In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
℟.
Amen.
Celebrant:
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the communion
of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
(or similar greeting)
℟.
And with your spirit.
Deacon:
℟.
Deacon:
℟.
Philippians 3:8-14
John 8:1-11
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
At the conclusion of the Gospel:
Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.
℟.
PENITENTIAL ACT
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done
and in what I have failed to do,
HOMILY
THIRD SCRUTINY OF THE ELECT AND
DISMISSAL OF ELECT AND CANDIDATES (10:00 a. m.)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
And striking the breast thrice, all say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
PROFESSION OF FAITH
I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
Orbis factor
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
All repeat
All bow while saying:
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
KYRIE
verses: Lectionary for Mass
Cantor, then all
All repeat
*
All:
∙∙
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
Ps 119:105
Please Stand
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
AGNUS DEI
Missa XVIII
Cantor: Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi:
℟.
Third time:
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi:
℟.
PREPARATION OF THE ALTAR AND OBLATION
IESU DULCIS MEMORIA
HYMN (when announced)
424
O Sun of Justice ECCE AGNUS DEI
Celebrant:
MOTET
(10:00 a.m.)
(5:00 p.m.)
ORATE FRATRES
Eripe me, Orlando di Lassus
Crucifixus, Antonio Lotti
℟.
Roman Missal
Celebrant: Pray brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be
acceptable to God, the almighty Father.
℟. May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the
praise and glory of his name, for our good and the
good of all his holy Church.
SANCTUS
Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away
the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the
supper of the Lamb.
HOLY COMMUNION
Missa XVIII All Catholics who have prepared themselves to receive Holy Communion
are invited to come forward. Our brothers and sisters of other faiths are
invited to approach with arms crossed over the chest to signal their desire to
receive a blessing.
COMMUNIO
Qui mihi minístrat
Gregorian Missal, Mode V
Qui mihi minístrat, me sequátur: et ubi ego sum, illic et miníster meus erit.
If a man would serve me, let him follow me; wherever I am, my servant will
be there too.
Jn 12:26
COMMUNION ANTIPHON
ATTENDE DOMINE
Hear us, almighty Lord, show us your mercy, Sinners we stand here before
you.
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION
Roman Missal
MOTET
(10:00 a.m.)
(5:00 p.m.)
CLOSING HYMN
434
COPYRIGHT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The English translation and Chants of The
Roman Missal © 2010 ICEL Corporation. Saint Noël Chabanel Responsorial Psalm by
Corpus Christi Watershed, © 2010 licensed in the Creative Commons.
www.ccwatershed.org.
Iesu dulcis memoria, Tomás Luis de Victoria
What Wondrous Love, Eric Thiman
PASSION CHORALE
O Sacred Head Surrounded
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NO SENSE OF DECENCY:
THE NUMBING OF CONSCIENCE
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Even criminals have consciences– or so I thought. One
might think that the petty thief, looking to snatch a purse,
might at least not do so while knocking a senior citizen to the
pavement. Last fall in Minneapolis, two women robbed a 90
year-old lady walking home, while pushing a stroller containing her groceries from the neighborhood store in a neighborhood five blocks from Lake Nokomis. Not exactly a high
crime neighborhood. “We need money. Give me your purse or I’ll shoot
you,” the charges read. I recall that the thieves were recently sentenced to
15 months in the clink for second-degree aggravated robbery. The logic
seems clear– “I need something– give it to me.” Obviously, I do not know
their circumstances (were they desperate for drugs, had they been unemployed?), but obviously nothing could possibly justify such a brazen threat
to a senior. Respect for our seniors is something that really needn’t be
taught because it should flow from the natural law.
Natural law posits that some things are self-evident, either from reason or
nature itself. Because many tend to think of law as something passed
through legislation, it is difficult to think in terms of a “law” that is known
through reason. But think of it– ought it not be self-evident that we do not
harm children or that we do not pass by someone who is injured without
concern for their well-being. Do we need to be taught that these are the
“right” thing to do? If, and I say, if, we desire a society in which people can
move about freely and pursue their lives in peace, then we ought to know
that for this to happen, people’s natural rights need to be respected. Seniors
do not leave the house for the corner market expecting to be robbed. I am
old enough to remember the “blue laws,” that is, when stores we mostly
closed on Sundays. At nine years of age, I could walk the block and a half
to the corner store (Dairy Superette) on Cretin Ave. and St. Clair, to pick
up a half gallon of milk on a Saturday night because my mother feared that
we might run out before the milkman (that’s right, the milkman!) would
come on Monday. Could a nine-year-old do that today?
The Second Vatican Council taught in Gaudium et Spes about the importance of conscience. It is illustrative: “In the depths of his conscience,
man detects a law which he does not impose upon himself, but which
holds him to obedience. Always summoning him to love good and avoid
evil, the voice of conscience when necessary speaks to his heart: do this,
shun that. For man has in his heart a law written by God; to obey it is the
very dignity of man; according to it he will be judged. [Cf. Rom. 2:15-16.]
Conscience is the most secret core and sanctuary of a man. There he is
alone with God, Whose voice echoes in his depths. [Cf. Pius XII, March
23, 1952: AAS (1952), p. 271] In a wonderful manner conscience reveals
that law which is fulfilled by love of God and neighbor.”
The news media, too busy covering the primaries, barely covered the horrific story of
the murder of four Missionaries of Charity nuns in Yemen caught in the cross fire
of a horrible civil war. They were killed by
Muslim extremists who masqueraded as
people visiting their own parents in a nursing care facility in Aden, Yemen. Instead,
they opened fire. One nun survived only
because she managed to hide in the walk in
refrigerator in the kitchen. She returned
Missionaries of Charity—Yemen
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home to India. Bishop Paul Hinder, OFM, Apostolic Vicar of Southern
Arabia said: “Let us not give space to hatred in order to avoid that the evil
one wins the battle. Let us continue to do what the four martyrs and their
collaborators did: to serve the poorest of the poor even if some radical
people do not like it. Let us continue to pray for the departed ones and
especially for the missing Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.” In a message related by the
Vatican Secretary of State, the Holy Father sent “the assurance of his prayers for the dead and his spiritual closeness to their families and to all affected from this act of senseless and diabolical violence,” adding that the Pope
“prays that this pointless slaughter will awaken consciences, lead to a
change of heart, and inspire all parties to lay down their arms and take up
the path of dialogue.”
One recalls the words of Tertullian, centuries ago: “The blood of the
martyrs is the seed of the Church.” (Apologeticum, 50.13) These brave women are truly martyrs, killed merely because they were Christians, even
though their ministry was offered to all in need, regardless of religion. The
poorest country in the Middle East, Yemen’s year old civil war involves two
factions: the Northern Shiite rebels assisted by Iran, and the south supported by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Lack of security provided the window through which ISIS entered. In September, they burned the last Catholic Church in that country. But even if buildings are burned, the faith will
remain. May God generously reward these brave nuns with the crown of
martyrdom they so richly deserve to wear. Requiescant in pace.
CATHEDRAL CALENDAR
Mass, Confessions, Eucharistic Adoration,
and tours are listed on page 4.
Sunday, March 13 - Fifth Sunday of Lent
8:00 a.m. Men’s Association Pancake Breakfast
- Hayden Hall
11:15 a.m. Rosary for Life - Cana Chapel
6:00 p.m. Rosary for Life - Chapel of the Blessed Virgin
Monday, March 14
8:00 a.m. Sung Morning Prayer - Chapel of Saint Joseph
Tuesday, March 15
8:00 a.m. Sung Morning Prayer - Chapel of Saint Joseph
Wednesday, March 16
8:00 a.m. Sung Morning Prayer - Chapel of Saint Joseph
9:30 a.m. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Level 1
- Assembly Room
4:00 p.m.. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Levels 1&2
- Assembly Room
4:00 p.m. Ss. Cecilia and Gregory Choir - Towers
4:00 p.m. St. Thomas Choristers - Gallery
6:30 p.m. Faith & Life Religious Ed - Saint Agnes
7:00 p.m. Cathedral Choir - Gallery
7:00 p.m. Lenten Series - Hayden Hall
·
Mathematics was never my best subject, but knowing that we had approximately 80 “slots” (one priest for one hour) at last week’s “24
Hours for the Lord,” I conservatively estimate that nearly 1000 people
celebrated the sacrament during that period. I am so grateful to my
brother priests, and I hope that this becomes an annual event.
Thursday, March 17
8:00 a.m. Sung Morning Prayer - Chapel of Saint Joseph
9:30 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day Mass - Main Church
10:30 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day Brunch - Hayden Hall
5:00 p.m. Vesper’s - Main Church
7:00 p.m. Chrism Mass—Main Church
·
A busy week ahead. On Thursday, we host both the St. Patrick’s Day
Mass at 9:30 a.m. and the Chrism Mass at 7:00 p.m. Due to the Vespers Service for Priests at 5:00 p.m., there will be no 5:15 p.m. Mass on
Thursday, though our 7:30 a.m. Mass will proceed as usual. On Saturday March 19 (Feast of St. Joseph), we have our annual pre-Easter
church cleaning from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Just show up, and we’ll put you
to work. Most know the routine– new faces are always welcome!!
Friday, March 18
8:00 a.m. Sung Morning Prayer - Chapel of Saint Joseph
12:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross - Main Church
1:30 p.m. Divine Mercy Cenacle - Hospitality Room
3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet - Cana Chapel
5:45 p.m. KC & CMA Fish Fry - Hayden Hall
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
·
Sadly, Jesuit-run Georgetown University defended its decision to
allow a student group to host Planned Parenthood president Cecile
Richards as a speaker. It is the nation’s oldest Catholic university. I am
reminded of the words that Bl. Mother Teresa spoke at the National
Prayer breakfast in the presence of President and Mrs. Clinton in
1994: “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to
love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the
greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”
Sincerely in Christ,
Saturday, March 19 - Feast of Saint Joseph
9:00 a.m. Parish Church Cleaning Day
9:30 a.m. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
- Assembly Room
6:30 p.m. CYA Saint Joseph’s Day Dance - Hayden Hall
Sunday, March 20 - Palm Sunday
9:00 a.m. Calix Society Breakfast Meeting
- Assembly Room
11:15 a.m. Rosary for Life - Cana Chapel
6:00 p.m. Rosary for Life - Chapel of the Blessed Virgin
Fr. John L. Ubel
Rector
IN GRATITUDE
Bulletin Deadline for Easter
After ten years of faithful and dedicated service, Mary Connelly is stepping back from her duties at the Cathedral. This brings mixed emotions to
be sure, as she has not only been involved in the Welcome Center operations, but also with Funeral lunches and numerous other activities. I sincerely thank her for her love of this church and care for the many visitors
who walk through these doors each and everyday. I join all in wishing her
all the best in the future.
Please note the following bulletin announcement deadline for Easter:
March 27, 2016 - Due March 15, 2015
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CATHEDRAL NEWS
MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday - Sunday, March 12 - 13
5:15 p.m. Jeanne Winter †
8:00 a.m. Virginia Blossom †
9:00 a.m. Rev. Michael O’Connell (SVdP)
10:00 a.m. Cathedral Parish~For the People
12:00 p.m. Carl Danielson †
5:00 p.m. Ramona and Paul Cusick †
Monday, March 14
7:30 a.m. Julie Borgerding
5:15 p.m. Patrick and Deb Sweeney
Tuesday, March 15
7:30 a.m. Ric Arndt †
5:15 p.m. Peter Quinn
Wednesday, March 16
7:30 a.m. Patrick Thomas Quinn
5:15 p.m. Mission of Christopher Inn Int’l
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST, TODAY
Today is the Day! Join your fellow parishioners for a delicious pancake and
sausage breakfast in Hayden Hall after the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Masses.
Irish music and dancers will perform for your enjoyment. Prices will remain as before, $5 for adults, $2 for children under 12 and a family package
deal for $12. It’s an all you can eat breakfast—so come on down!
EASTER COMMUNAL MASS INTENTIONS
Print the name of a loved one on a special Easter envelope found in your
pew and drop it in the collection basket, or visit the Information Table
after Mass to write the name of a loved one in our Communal Mass Intentions book. Several Easter Masses will be offered for those listed on the
envelopes and in the book. An offering, while appreciated, is not required.
WELCOME CHAMBER SINGERS
Thursday, March 17
7:30 a.m. Cathedral Benefactors
This Sunday at the 5:00 p.m. Mass, we welcome the Chamber Singers from
Trinity School at River Ridge to our Choir Gallery for Holy Mass, conducted by Mr. Jacob Flaherty. We thank them for their gift of time and talent.
Friday, March 18
7:30 a.m. Rockenstein family
5:15 p.m. E.L. Pudas
ORDER
Saturday, March 19
8:00 a.m. Michael and Violet Clarity †
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GOSPEL READINGS
Readings for the Week of March 13, 2016
Sunday: Is 43:16-21/Ps 126:1-6/Phil 3:8-14/
Jn 8:1-11
Monday: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or
13:41c-62/ Ps 23:1-6/Jn 8:12-20
Tuesday: Nm 21:4-9/Ps 102:2-3, 16-21/Jn 8:21-30
Wednesday: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95/Dn 3:52-56/
Jn 8:31-42
Thursday: Gn 17:3-9/Ps 105:4-9/Jn 8:51-59
Friday: Jer 20:10-13/Ps 18:2-7/Jn 10:31-42
Saturday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16/Ps 89:2-5, 27,
29/Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22/
Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
Next Sunday: Lk 19:28-40/Is 50:4-7/Ps 22:8-9, 17-20,
23-24/Phil 2:6-11/Lk 22:14--23:56 or
23:1-49
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CYA SAINT JOSEPH’S DAY
SWING DANCE, MARCH 19
Join the Cathedral Young Adults for a Saint Joseph’s Day
Swing Dance on Saturday, March 19 in Hayden Hall!
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with dance lessons from
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Open dance starts at 8:00 p.m. Cost is
$8 per individual or $22 per family. Refreshments will be
provided, and semi-formal attire is encouraged.
OF
HIBERNIAN MASS, MARCH 17
The Saint Paul-based, Archbishop John Ireland Division of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians in America cordially invites one and all to Holy Mass
and an a la carte brunch at the Cathedral of Saint Paul on Saint Patrick's
Day, March 17. Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. with brunch immediately following, downstairs in Hayden Hall. All are welcome!
CHRISM MASS, MARCH 17
All are invited to the Archdiocesan Chrism Mass on Thursday, March
17, at 7:00 p.m. During this Mass, the Archbishop blesses the oil of the
sick, the oil of catechumens, and the oil of Chrism. Note: We will not
have confessions on Thursday, March 17, due to the Vespers service at 5:00
p.m. The 5:15 p.m. Mass is moved to 7:00 p.m. on this day.
ANNUAL KNIGHTS
OF
COLUMBUS FISH FRY, MARCH 18
On March 18, the Knights of Columbus and the Cathedral Men’s Association will host their Annual Fish Fry in Hayden Hall at 5:45 p.m. Open to
one and all. A free will offering will be graciously accepted.
PRAY THE ROSARY AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD, MARCH 19
All are welcome to join the Knights of Columbus to pray the Rosary at the
Planned Parenthood on University and Vandalia in St. Paul. We meet at
11:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Please join our efforts to
build up a Culture of Life. Call Al Rohweder at 651.779.6171 for details.
ARE
YOU IN A
12-STEP RECOVERY PROGRAM?
Would you like to freely discuss how your Catholic Faith, Jesus Christ and
the Sacraments enhance your recovery? If so, The Calix Society is for you.
Please consider joining us for our monthly breakfast meeting where you
will enjoy a hot breakfast and warm fellowship. We meet at the Cathedral
of Saint Paul the 3rd Sunday of each month in the lower level Assembly
Room. Our meetings begin with a hot breakfast at 9:00 a.m. (immediately
following the 8:00 a.m. Mass). ALL ARE WELCOME.
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VOICES FROM THE ARICHVES
John Ireland of Ireland
Saint Paul held Minnesota’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1851. According to records, it was an impromptu event with about 300 participants.
From the first, temperance was an important part of Saint Patrick’s Day
theme with the Irish Catholic Temperance Society leading the parade. In
1856 the newly formed Benevolent Society of Erin “hosted a dinner complete with toasts of cold water.” By 1901, the Ancient Order of Hibernians
drew about 4,000 people to the parade—helped by James J. Hill who offered special railroad rates to Saint Paul for the participants. The following
year, “the Irish celebrated very quietly and religious,” when Archbishop
John Ireland stopped what he called “midnight orgies. . . .” In 1967, downtown businesses revived the parade which since then has become an organized affair with 100,000 attending.
Though Ireland was critical of his countrymen, his love of the Irish and
concern for them never wavered. With his brother bishops in the East, he
founded the Irish Catholic Colonization Association formed to help resettle Irish Catholics from urban slums. He served as director of the National
Colonization Association from 1876 to 1881. Working with Hill’s railroad
system, he brought more than 4,000 Catholic families from the slums in
the east to settle in 4000,000 acres of farmland in rural Minnesota.
Ireland’s largest effort, the Connemara Colonies in southern Minnesota,
came from Ireland’s deepest love for his countrymen—and concern for
their success in the United States. The concept was a good one: to resettle
Irish immigrants in southern Minnesota farm towns and assign a resident
priest to the each colony to act as pastor. There they could settle, raise their
families, work the land—and become Irish Americans. The actual settlement and development of the colonies was difficult—and much to Ireland’s disappointment, there were failures. But history does record that at
one time the towns of De Graff, Clontarf, Adrian, Avoca, Ione, Fulda,
Graceville and Ghent were all colonies established by Archbishop John
Ireland.
Excerpts from . . John Ireland and the American Catholic Church, Marvin O’Connell
Note: John Ireland Boulevard—from the Cathedral to the Minnesota State
Capitol was named in Ireland’s honor. The Ancient Order of Hibernians
actively lobbied for the name change, which was confirmed in 1961. The
feast of Saint Patrick is March 17. ACSP.
RITES
BAPTISM
We welcome those who have been newly baptized. Please
pray for them as they continue to grow in Christ.
Bordy Eoin McMahon
Anna Marie Coufal
MARRIAGE
Please join us in praying for all couples preparing for the
sacrament of Matrimony.
FUNERAL
Please remember in your prayers those who are in grief
because of the loss of a loved one.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
BAPTISM
The sacrament of Baptism is celebrated for our
parishioners on Sundays after the Noon Mass. Parents
must attend a preparation class. To inquire, call Marybeth
Gaetano at 651.357.1325.
MATRIMONY
To be married at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, one or both
persons of the engaged couple must be an active,
registered Cathedral parishioner for six months prior to
requesting a wedding date. Call Zachary Morgan at
651.357.1332 for information about wedding policies.
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ADULT CONFIRMATION
Please pray for the following adults who will be
Confirmed at the 5:15 pm Mass at the Cathedral this
Wednesday, March 16:
Kirsten “Bernadette Marie” Gorman – Cathedral of Saint Paul
Jessica “Francis de Sales” Schultz – Church of Saint Agnes
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KEEPING THE CATHEDRAL CLEAN
CATHEDRAL LENDING LIBRARY,
MARCH 20
PRE-EASTER CHURCH CLEANING, MARCH 19
All are welcome to join us for our pre-Easter Church Cleaning on Saturday,
19 March from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. If you are unable to clean but want to
be involved, we can still use your help! Call Julie at 651.343.2161 or email
her at [email protected] for further details.
VOLUNTEERS
FOR
ONGOING CHURCH CLEANING
Volunteers are essential in maintaining our historic Cathedral. You can help
preserve our beautiful church with as little as 20 minutes once per month
or as much as one hour per week. We have a wide range of light cleaning
for nearly all abilities. Please contact Julie at 651.343.2161 or email
[email protected] for more information.
The Cathedral Lending Library will make its second
appearance at coffee & donuts after the 10:00 a.m. Mass
on Palm Sunday, March 20. We have a donated collection
of Catholic books and media for all parishioners to use,
free of charge, in order to help us all learn more about
living out our Catholic faith and build fellowship with
one another. For more information, please see the
Cathedral website.

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