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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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Newsletter 14 May

14 May 2020 Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle Dear Parishioners: After almost two months we have officially begun celebrating public Masses at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist! Deo Gratias! In last week’s newsletter I announced the Mass schedule and outlined the procedures that we will do to sanitize the lower chapel and pubic areas following each Mass. You may read that newsletter here: https://charlestoncathedral.com/public-masses/. Our parish Mass schedule, effective this week: 5:30pm Vigil Mass (Saturday) 9am Sunday Mass 11:15am Solemn Mass Daily Mass: 9am Monday-Thursday We are limited to 35 people at Mass due to current social distancing requirements and, therefore, the three weekend Masses will be streamed live. I also want to make sure

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Live Streaming Mass from the Cathedral

Live Stream of Sunday Masses  To view Mass at the Cathedral via live stream please visit our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/cathedralst.johnthebaptist. The 9:00 am Mass is Live Streamed on the Cathedral Facebook Page each week. Click here for Worship Aid  

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