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Religious Freedom Week 2018

June 18, 2018
18 Jun 2018

People of faith are committed to serving others in God’s love in healthcare, child welfare, migration and refugee resettlement, education, and more.

Religious freedom protects the space in which we can continue to serve.

Religious Freedom Week begins June 22, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More & John Fisher.

Join Catholics across the country to pray and act for the freedom to serve faithfully and with integrity.

Learn more at

www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek!

Nativity of St. John the Baptist

June 18, 2018
18 Jun 2018

Prayer to St. John the Baptist

I. O glorious Saint John the Baptist, greatest prophet among those born of woman, although thou wast sanctified in thy mother’s womb and didst lead a most innocent life, nevertheless it was thy will to retire into the wilderness, there to devote thyself to the practice of austerity and penance; obtain for us of thy Lord the grace to be wholly detached, at least in our hearts, from earthly goods, and to practice Christian mortification with interior recollection and with the spirit of holy prayer.

  • Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

II. O most zealous Apostle, who, without working any miracle on others, but solely by the example of thy life of penance and the power of thy word, didst draw after thee the multitudes, in order to dispose them to receive the Messiah worthily and to listen to His heavenly doctrine; grant that it may be given unto us, by means of thy example of a holy life and the exercise of every good work, to bring many souls to God, but above all those souls that are enveloped in the darkness of error and ignorance and are led astray by vice.

  • Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

III. O Martyr invincible, who, for the honor of God and the salvation of souls didst with firmness and constancy withstand the impiety of Herod even at the cost of thine own life, and didst rebuke him openly for his wicked and dissolute life; by thy prayers obtain for us a heart, brave and generous, in order that we may overcome all human respect and openly profess our faith in loyal obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our divine Master.

  • Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

V. Pray for us, Saint John the Baptist
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O God, who hast made this day to be honorable in our eyes by the commemoration of blessed John the Baptist, grant unto Thy people the grace of spiritual joy, and direct the minds of all Thy faithful into the way of everlasting salvation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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 Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving

 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!