So much has changed for Cathedral parish over the past year. After many years ministering to children through our school, we regretfully said good bye to that apostolate. As sad as that was for many, the loss of a school left space for something new to grow. This fall we began to explore some new ways of being Christ to our community. Alpha, a process for introducing people to a relationship with Jesus Christ, was successfully launched in June, and we look forward to welcoming more Alpha guests in January. Our priests have undertaken a wide-ranging schedule of adult faith formation opportunities to help us grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. We have prayerfully considered our response to God’s generosity in our lives during our Season of Stewardship. Our music director, Mark Gifford has expanded opportunities to pray and worship through music ministry, including our first ever Lessons and Carols, and the exciting new First Friday Concert series. We have started a conversation about trauma in order to better serve those in need in our neighborhood and community. In February we will participate in University of Dallas’ pilot for Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture. And we are hoping to offer bereavement ministry to accompany those who are suffering through a loss.
Much has changed and will continue to change at the Cathedral, but what remains constant is our mission to make Christ known to the “ends of the earth”. It is a mission shared by all the faithful. Our parish will continue to evolve and discern how to live as disciples of Jesus Christ and how to invite others to their own relationship with Jesus in the Catholic Church. It is so important for each of us to be part of this. I invite you in 2019 to take advantage of all Cathedral has to offer to connect with the parish and deepen your relationship with Christ.
May God bless Cathedral parish and all who come through our doors.
Vicki Compton is the Coordinator of Faith Formation and Mission at Cathedral.
You’re Invited…to pray
Mon- Fri, 7:00am and 5:15pm
Saturday, 8:00am and 4:00pm
Sunday, 7:00am, 10:00am, 5:00pm
Mon-Fri, 4:15-5:00pm, Saturday 9:00-10:00am, 2:30-3:30pm, Sunday 4:00-4:45pm
Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve, 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Christmas Day, Midnight and 9:00am
Mary Mother of God Holy Day
Vigil mass, December 31st, 5:15
January 1st, 9:00am
You’re Invited…to serve
Helping Hands Volunteer Planning Meeting
A team of faithful Cathedral volunteers has provided a home cooked meal each month to the men at the Helping Hands Homeless Shelter for 13 years. Anyone who would like to be a part of this volunteer group is invited to join us as we prepare for our 14th year of service. Those who do not cook can help in other ways. If you are interested in participating in this ministry to “feed the hungry”, please join us for a 9:00 am breakfast meeting on Saturday, January 5, 2019 in the Cathedral School Hall. It is very important to attend this planning breakfast to meet with your group and plan meals for the entire year. Please RSVP by calling 487-7824 no later than January 2nd.
Ministry of Altar Servers
The Cathedral is looking for more youth (5th grade and older) and adults to assist at the altar in the ministry of altar server. Altar serving provides a beautiful opportunity to serve the Lord and help to keep the liturgies at the Cathedral running smoothly. Training for all youth servers (current and newly beginning) will occur on Monday, January 21 at 11 am, with a pizza party to follow. Parents are invited as well! Training for all adult servers (weekday and weekend, new and experienced) will occur on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6 pm, with a dinner hosted in the Cathedral rectory to follow. For interest and to RSVP to the training, please contact Fr. Friedel at 522-3342 or email Vicki Compton at [email protected].
You’re Invited…to learn
Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, Volume One
In this film series, Bishop Robert Barron helps to unlock the truth behind some of the Catholic Church’s most influential people. From St. Francis of Assisi to St. Catherine of Siena, from St. Thomas Aquinas to Michelangelo, all the way to Blessed John Henry Newman and G.K. Chesterton Christ’s Incarnation is on display through the minds and lives of his Church’s members. Facilitated by Vicki Compton, Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Cathedral school basement, beginning January 8th
The Gospel According to St. Luke
The beginning of a new liturgical year brings a new cycle of readings with this year’s focus on the Gospel of St. Luke. Join Father Friedel in exploring the Gospel’s teachings, structure, and themes. Cathedral Atrium, Thursdays, January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, 7:00pm
The Writings of Flannery O’Connor
Georgia native Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) is considered by many to be “one of America’s greatest fiction writers and one of the strongest apologists for Roman Catholicism in the twentieth century.” Join Father Stock for a look at her life and writings. Cathedral Atrium, Tuesdays February 12th, 19th, & 26th, 7:00pm
You’re Invited…to listen
Carols at Noon
Mark Gifford, Cathedral Organist plays an hour of Christmas Carols on the Cathedral Pipe Organ. Free and family friendly. Cathedral, Wednesday, December 26th, Noon
First Friday Concert
Lukas Hasler, Organist from Graz, Austria begins his Winter US Tour at the Cathedral. Free and open to the public, you will not want to miss this kick off to our 2019 First Friday Concert series! Cathedral, Friday, February 1st, 7:00