Corpus Christi 2023 Procession & Block Party
The Solemnity of Corpus Christi is 11 June 2023 The Solemnity of Corpus Christi is a time of rejoicing and thanksgiving for the incredible gift of the Holy Eucharist. On Sunday 11 June, there will be a Solemn Mass at 11:15 am celebrated by the Very Rev. Gregory Wilson, V.G., Rector at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, followed by a Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Charleston and then Solemn Benediction in the St. John the Baptist Garden. A Catholic Block Party will follow on the Cathedral Campus. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and drinks provided by the parish.
Stewardship Fair 3 April 2022!
Stewardship Fair Sunday 3 April after the 9:00 am & 11:15 am Masses! Come see what activities you can get involved in here at the Cathedral. There are opportunities for everyone!
Click here to View our Catholic Family Guide for a Holy Lent On Ash Wednesday, 22 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 22 February Mass & Imposition of Ashes 12:05 pm & 6:30
Treasures of the Church 20 March 2022
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist welcomes you to a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics. Over 150 relics will be shown, some as old as 2,000 years. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Maria Goretti, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. There will also be a fragment of the Veil that belonged to Our Lady and some of the largest remaining pieces of the Wood of the True Cross in the world. Presented by
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Mass Schedule: Saturday 31 December 5:30 pm Sunday 1 January 9:00 am & 11:15 am Prayer in Honor of Mary, Mother of God Hail, Mary, Mother of God, venerable treasure of the whole universe, lamp that is never extinguished, crown of virginity, support of the true faith, indestructible temple, dwelling of him whom no place can contain, O Mother and Virgin! Through you all the holy Gospels call blessed the one whom comes in the name of the Lord. Hail, Mother of God. You enclosed under your heart the infinite God whom no space can contain. Through you the
Christmas Novena Begins 16 December!
HAIL, and blessed be the hour and moment At which the Son of God was born Of a most pure Virgin At a stable at midnight in Bethlehem In the piercing cold At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, To hear my prayers and grant my desires (mention request[s] here). Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother. A longer version of the Novena with reflections is available at Pray More Novenas