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Epiphany House Blessing

  On the Feast of the Epiphany, it is customary to bless your home for the year with chalk blessed during Mass. Please be sure to pick up a piece of chalk after Mass on the weekend of 2/3 January 2021 and use the Rite below.     Epiphany House Blessing   Leader:            Peace be to this house. All:      And to all who dwell herein. Leader:            From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol

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Election 2020 – Message from Bishop Guglielmone

In this difficult year, we also face a complex election season. As Catholics, we cannot close our eyes to the difficulties around us. Please watch Bishop Guglielmone’s video and read his letter concerning the upcoming elections      Please remember to vote!   Click here for Catholic Voter Guides from the Diocese of Charleston   Simply Catholic Voter Guide  

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All Souls’ – Prayers for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

All Souls’ Mass Monday 2 November 2020 9:00 am  The Church provides a great opportunity to help the departed by performing acts of devotion, repentance and charity. These acts provide remission from temporal punishment and are called indulgences. During the Octave of All Saints, (November 1-8) the Church gives us a special opportunity to gain indulgences for the departed. A plenary or full indulgence, applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful who, 1. On any and each day from November 1 to 8, devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, if only mentally, for the departed;

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Guidelines

Guidelines on attending Mass at Cathedral during the COVID 19 pandemic:   Face Covering: Everyone entering the Cathedral building is REQUIRED to wear a face covering. The Charleston City Council mandated the wearing of face coverings in public areas effective 1 July 2020.   Attending Mass in the upper Cathedral: We ask that everyone continue to maintain social distancing when in the Cathedral building. Please note: The main door of the Cathedral is ENTRANCE ONLY. The side aisles doors are EXIT ONLY. Every other pew is available for seating. There are “X’s” on the pew seats to help in social

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Consecration of the United States to Mary Mother of the Church

On May 1, the bishops of the United States and Canada will consecrate our nations to Mary. The Diocese of Charleston will hold its consecration via livestream on Saturday, May 2, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, which will be broadcast on the diocesan Facebook page at facebook.com/DioceseChas and youtube.com/DioceseChas. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made the announcement that the U.S. will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in consecrating the two countries to the care of the Blessed Mother under the title “Mary, Mother of the Church.” Archbishop Gomez will lead the prayer May 1 at 3 p.m. (EDT) and has invited the

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May is the Month of 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,

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