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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

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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

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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

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Holy Family Novena Begins 17 December

  The Feast of the Holy Family is the first Sunday after Christmas. For 2021, it is the day after Christmas! The Holy Family consists of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. They serve as a holy example for our families and us. As Blessed Pope Paul VI said, we meditate on the Holy Family that it may “teach us what family life is, its communion of love, its austere and simple beauty, and its sacred and inviolable character.” In this novena, we will reflect on different aspects of the members of the Holy Family and different events that took place in

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Advent Devotions

During the Holiday Season, it is easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of it all. Advent is the time for quiet preparation of our hearts for the coming of the Lord. Take some time to enter more deeply in the the Season of Advent with these blessings and activities: Blessing of the Advent Wreath: The use of the Advent Wreath is a traditional practice which has found its place in the Church as well as in the home. The blessing of an Advent Wreath takes place on the First Sunday of Advent or on the evening before the

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Christmas Concert at Cathedral

    Dear Cathedral family, I am sorry to announce the postponement of the Cathedral Christmas Concert on December 13th. Over the past week, I learned that a number of our essential musicians, both choral and instrumentalist, had flu and Covid symptoms which made it impossible to both rehearse and perform this concert. We rely on a number of community musicians, as far as the upstate, to make a performance like this happen, and a decision had to be made to postpone this celebration. I apologize to those who had made plans to join us this Tuesday. I hope that we will be able

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