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COVID-19 Update

March 31, 2020
31 Mar 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Cathedral Parish Masses, Confessions and Holy Hours, Sunday School and parish activities are cancelled until further notice.

 

Staff will be working remotely Monday-Friday. While staff are monitoring communications, this may cause a delay in returning emails of phone calls, which will be returned as quickly as possible. 

 

The lower Cathedral will still be open for private prayer Sunday-Friday from 9am-4 pm.

 

Cathedral will stream Masses on Sundays at 10 am with a special schedule for Holy Week:

Holy Thursday 7:00 pm

Good Friday 3:00 pm

Easter Sunday 10:00 am

Click here to go to page with Worship Aids to follow along.

Read Monsignor Brovey’s Letter here.

Read Bishop Guglielmone’s Letter to the Faithful here.

 

 

 

 

 

Live Streaming Mass from the Cathedral

March 28, 2020
28 Mar 2020

Live Stream of Sunday Masses and Holy Week Schedule

There will be a Live Stream of Sunday Mass at 10:00 am.

Click here to go to the Cathedral You Tube Page.

The stream will begin shortly before Mass.

 

 

Holy Week Schedule

Live Streaming

 

 

 

 

9 April 2020

Holy Thursday 7:00 pm

Click Here for Holy Thursday Worship Aid

 

 

10 April 2020

Good Friday 3:00 pm

Click Here for Good Friday Worship Aid

 

 

12 April 2020

Easter Sunday 10:00 am

Click Here for Easter Sunday Worship Aid

Links to Build your Domestic Church

March 20, 2020
20 Mar 2020

Rosary Mother Angelica Joyful
https://youtu.be/LPpL3tER5zI

Rosary Mother Angelica Sorrowful
https://youtu.be/Aacst-JEVvE

Rosary Mother Angelica Glorious
https://youtu.be/51CiJ8_P1ZU

 

Divine Mercy Chaplet
https://youtu.be/5pdnzUjmkzA

 

 

 

Stations of the Cross Ligouri – led by Fr. Z
https://youtu.be/456Y0ZQWxB0

EWTN US Watch Live
https://www.ewtn.com/tv/watch-live/united-states

Live perpetual adoration EWTN Poland
https://youtu.be/BKoweAT723g

Cathedral Parishioners have access for free to FORMED which has Catholic talks, e-books, movies and studies. If you have not made an account yet, you can do so by going to http://charlestoncathedral.formed.org.

The USCCB has a page of resources for this time of the Cronavirus http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/usccb-president-reflection-and-prayer-during-coronavirus.cfm

40 Days for Life

February 25, 2020
25 Feb 2020

The Charleston 40 Days for Life Campaign began February 26th and run through April 5th. Please join us in a peaceful and prayerful protest against the injustice of abortion.

Through prayer and fasting, constant vigils, and community outreach, 40 Days for Life wants to spread hope while also bringing to the forefront the true consequences of abortion–both for the unborn child and the woman and her family. With God all things are possible. As we stand witness, we pray. And through our prayers, we allow ourselves to be God’s instruments for change. Thousands of babies have been saved worldwide thanks to the 40 Days for Life campaigns. Until abortion is no more, we will continue to be a presence of love and mercy to the women and their unborn children.

Sign ups have begun, so please join us as a prayerful witness to those most in need at Planned Parenthood at 1312 Ashley River Road in West Ashley. Click the link here sign up or go to the Charleston 40 Days for Life Facebook page to learn more. Cathedral’s Vigil Day is Saturday 28 March.

abortion

For some, the reality of abortion and being present at an abortion clinic is too much. 40 Days for Life offers a daily prayer and meditation for the entirety of the campaign. I encourage everyone, even those who can’t sign up for a vigil outside the clinic, to consider praying the daily reflections and fasting for a change of heart in this country and for the women who feel they have no other option but abortion. 

 

Upcoming Events

12 March- Lowcountry Pregnancy Center Annual Banquet with Abby Johnson as speaker. Seats are limited. For more information or to donate please visit www.lpcfriends.com

 

 

14 March – 40 Days for Life “Mid-Rally”, Fr. Frank Pavone with Priests for Life will speak at 9 am in front of Planned Parenthood.

 

 

 

25 March – Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord 25th Anniversary of Evangelium Vitae.

This MARCH in 2020 the Solemnity of the Annunciation coincides with the Church celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Evangelium Vitae, Pope St. John Paul II’s  famous Encyclical, The Gospel of Life.  (Released appropriately on March 25, 1995), the Encyclical highlights the importance of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Annunciation of the Lord in the Church’s efforts to promote and defend human life. In it the Pope coined the term “the culture of death” in order to help “rebuild a culture of life and love.” The USCCB has provided and asks us to join together in praying a special novena March 16-24, “A Heart Open to God’s Will”,  in preparation for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on Wednesday, March 25. The Annunciation commemorates the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to inform her that she was to be the mother of our Savior. After giving her consent to God’s word, Mary becomes the mother of God. Let us follow the example of Mary and call upon her intercession to help us open our hearts to say “yes” to God!
For more information visit respectlife.org/gospel-of-life

Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.” Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need.

The 25th anniversary year of Evangelium vitae gives us a wonderful opportunity to assess, expand, and communicate resources to pregnant moms and families in need.  Join a nationwide effort from March 25, 2020 to March 25, 2021 entitled: “Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service.”

O Blessed Mother, you received the good news of the incarnation of Christ, your Son, with faith and trust. Grant your protection to all pregnant mothers facing difficulties. Guide us as we strive to make our parish communities places of welcome and assistance for mothers in need. Help us become instruments of God’s love and compassion. Mary, Mother of the Church, graciously help us build a culture of life and a civilization of love, together with all people of good will, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen.

Lenten Resources 2020

February 14, 2020
14 Feb 2020

On Ash Wednesday, 26 February we once again begin the penitential season of Lent with the imposition of ashes on our foreheads as a stark reminder of our mortality and need for on-going conversion. The Church invites us to embrace the traditional Lenten practices of prayer fasting and almsgiving to turn away from sin and selfishness and prepare our hearts for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Our Lord’s saving passion, death and resurrection.

 

Ash Wednesday  26 February

Masses 12:05 pm & 6:30 pm

 

Holy Week Schedule 2020

Palm Sunday 5 April

Vigil Mass, Saturday 4 April at 5:30 pm

Mass 7:00 am

Family Mass 9:00 am

Solemn Mass at 11:15 am with

Procession with Palms

Evening Mass 6:00 pm

 The Sacred Triduum

 

Holy Thursday 9 April

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 pm

Church open for prayer before

Altar of Repose until 11 pm

 

 Good Friday 10 April

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3:00 pm

 

Holy Saturday 11 April

The Easter Vigil with Bishop Guglielmone 8:00 pm

 

Easter Sunday 12 April

Easter Mass 7:00 am

Solemn Mass 10:00 am

Easter Mass 12:00 pm

Please note: there will be no 6:00 pm Mass on Easter Sunday

 

 

Confession Times during Lent

Saturdays 4:00p-5:00p

Wednesdays 12:45 pm (Except Ash Wednesday)

Click this link for an Examination of Conscience & Act of Contrition.

An Examination of Conscience Booklet is also available to pick up in the Cathedral.

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is Wednesdays of Lent (except Ash Wednesday) from 12:45-1:30 pm

 

Stations of the Cross

6:30 pm on the following dates:

6 March

13 March

20 March

27 March

3 April

Lenten Observances of Fasting and Abstinence

Fast: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast.

On days of fast, one full meal is allowed. Two lesser meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. Catholics who have completed their 18th year are bound by this law until the beginning of their 60th year.

Abstinence: Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence. On days of abstinence, meats should not be taken at any meal. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics who have completed their 14th year.

Ash Wednesday begins the time year for the solemn observance of the great central act of history, the redemption of the human race by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The beginning of the forty days of penance is marked with the symbol of ashes which is used in today’s liturgy. The use of ashes is a survival from an ancient rite according to which converted sinners submitted themselves to canonical penance. The Alleluia and the Gloria are suppressed until Easter. “The putting on ashes symbolizes fragility and mortality, and the need to be redeemed by the mercy of God. Far from being a merely external act, the Church has retained the use of ashes to symbolize that attitude of internal penance to which all the baptized are called during Lent”. — Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy

#1 of the Seven Habits to Holiness – the Morning Offering:

morning offering

 

 

Plan your Lent with this helpful worksheet:

Lent Worksheet

 

 

Other helpful resources to help you have a holy Lenten Season:

Dynamic Catholic Best Lent Ever sign up to receive emails each day of Lent

National Catholic Register: These 40 Days

Our Sunday Visitor: Lenten pdf

Our Sunday Visitor: Guide to Holy Week