On Sunday October 14th, the Cathedral Church will celebrate being 90 years young. While the 14th is no longer the liturgical celebration for the Cathedral’s dedication, since its dedication anew on December 2nd, 2009, we will still celebrate this important day in our parish life of faith with a concert of sacred music on Saturday evening, October 13th at 7:00PM in the Cathedral. The choirs of the Cathedral, Blessed Sacrament, Christ the King, and St. Boniface in Edwardsville have been working to provide what will surely be a wonderful evening of song and praise. I hope to see you there.
I described the Cathedral’s birthday as “90 years young” because, while the building may need some care here and there due to time, the church itself is the epicenter for many great things happening in the parish. If you have not noticed in past issues of the Cathedral Weekly, there are many things happening in our parish. The parish’s faith formation program is in full swing with weekly offerings from talks on various theological topics, to Bible and book studies, to the Forge young adult ministry, and the parish high school youth group. The Parish School of Religion program is running, as is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. And if you are looking for service and fellowship opportunities, I invite you to check out the parish choir and other liturgical ministries, the Cathedral Council of Catholic Women, or the Father Tolton Knights of Columbus Council. If you have any questions about any of these offerings, please contact Vicki Compton at the parish office.
Each week, Katie Price drafts our publication of the Cathedral Weekly and I am very happy to share with you that Katie and her husband Darren welcomed twins this past Monday, October 1. Please join me in thanking the Lord for the gift of Anne Marie and John Eugene. I would also like to thank Katie’s brother, Chris, who is filling in for Katie for the next several weeks to help keep the Weekly coming to you.
Blessings to you and yours for the week ahead!
Father Christopher House is the Rector of the Cathedral and serves in various leadership roles within the diocesan curia, namely Chancellor and Vicar Judicial.