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Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit

May 9, 2018
09 May 2018

 

The Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit

Friday, 11 May – Saturday, 19 May

Click here to download PDF of Novena!

Priestly Ordination of Deacon Rhett Williams & First Mass

April 30, 2018
30 Apr 2018

Join us at the Cathedral for Fr. Rhett Williams’ first Mass

 Sunday, 10 June at the 11:15 am Mass

Reception to follow on the lawn at the Cathedral.

May Crowning Sunday,6 May 2018

April 29, 2018
29 Apr 2018

May is the Month of Mary!

Join us at the 9:00 am Mass on Sunday, 6 May for a special May Crowning of our Blessed Mother!

All are invited to bring a flower to present to Mary.

To the Blessed Virgin Mary for May

O most august and blessed Virgin Mary! Holy Mother of God! Glorious Queen of heaven and earth! Powerful protectress of those who love thee, and unfailing advocate of all who invoke thee! Look down, I beseech thee, from thy throne of glory on thy devoted child; accept the solemn offering I present thee of this month, specially dedicated to thee, and receive my ardent, humble desire, that by my love and fervor I could worthily honor thee, who, next to God, art deserving of all honor. Receive me, O Mother of Mercy, among thy best beloved children; extend to me thy maternal tenderness and solicitude; obtain for me a place in the Heart of Jesus, and a special share in the gifts of His grace. O deign, I beseech thee, to recognize my claims on thy protection, to watch over my spiritual and temporal interests, as well as those of all who are dear to me; to infuse into my soul the spirit of Christ, and to teach me thyself to become meek, humble, charitable, patient, and submissive to the will of God.

May my heart burn with the love of thy Divine Son, and of thee, His blessed Mother, not for a month alone, but for time and eternity; may I thirst for the promotion of His honor and thine, and contribute, as far as I can, to its extension. Receive me, O Mary, the refuge of sinners! Grant me a Mother’s blessing and a Mother’s care, now, and at the hour of my death. Amen.

Click Here to download the Rite of Crowning in a PDF to Crown Mary at home!

Corpus Christi Procession and Block Party 2018!

April 22, 2018
22 Apr 2018

Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession & Block Party

3 June 2018

Solemn Mass—6:00 pm

        with music by the Cathedral Choir

Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession—7:15 pm

              Join us through the streets of historic downtown Charleston as we bear witness to all

the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist!

Benediction

Upon arrival of procession back at the Cathedral

Party

at Cathedral under the tent until 10:00 pm

“God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.”

-St. Maximilian Kolbe

 

St. Anthony’s Relics at Cathedral 8 April!

March 8, 2018
08 Mar 2018

Saint Anthony’s Relics

Visit The Cathedral

Sunday, April 8

Veneration all day

Masses: 9 AM, 11:15 AM & 6 PM

 

The Franciscan Friars from Padua, Italy, invite you to join them in welcoming Saint Anthony of Padua to The Cathedral.  St. Anthony will be visiting us in the form of “two precious and first class” relics from the Pontifical Basilica in Padua, Italy.

The relics will be accompanied by Fr. Bortolino Maistrello, a Franciscan Friar from Padua, Italy, where the Saint is buried. According to Fr Mario Conte, who is Editor of the Messenger of St Anthony, “There is nothing superstitious about relics. The real meaning of a relic is love – they are a link of love between the person who venerates and the saint.”  St Anthony intercedes with those trying to find a job, housing, faith, love, hope, harmony within the family, good health, peace of mind and mercy.

Pope Benedict Emeritus said of relics “By inviting us to venerate the mortal remains of the martyrs and saints, the Church does not forget that, in the end, these are indeed just human bones, but they are bones that belonged to individuals touched by the living power of God. The relics of the saints are traces of that invisible but real presence which sheds light upon the shadows of the world and reveals the Kingdom of Heaven in our midst.”

Prayer petitions with holy cards will be distributed by Friar Bortolino and volunteers to allow parishioners to write their prayer petition to the saint.  The writing of a prayer petition is a worldwide tradition when venerating a relic of

a saint.   Father Bortolino will bring the petitions back to the Basilica in Padua and place them at the tomb of Saint Anthony.  The tour officially ends back at the Tomb of Saint Anthony where the Friars will gather to pray for the saint’s intercession upon our intentions and petitions.

To learn more about St. Anthony of Padua, please visit: www.saintanthonyofpadua.net