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Candlemas-Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Candlemas – Feast of Presentation of the Lord is celebrated on Tuesday 2 February 2021. Mass will be at at 12pm. Candlemas is a solemnity celebrating Jesus’ presentation at the temple. It is one of the oldest feasts and has been celebrated since the 4th century. It is customary to bless candles on this day for use in the church and home. Candles are available to purchase in advance to be blessed at Candlemas. Please submit $5 offering in the offertory basket including your name and request for Candlemas candles. They come in sets of two. The deadline for payment

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Respect Life Events January 2021

9 Days for Life Novena 21-29 January 2021 9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information. Click here to sign up for notifications and information. 2021 March for Life will be Virtual Click here sign up for access to the livestream of the event.   22 January is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. Click here to find specific rosary intentions for the day.     Additional Resources: More resources may

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Answers to Key Ethical Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a new COVID-19 vaccine educational resource: Answers to Key Ethical Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines. The purpose of the document is to provide concise answers to the most frequently asked ethical questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to provide additional resources for further study. It is intended for wide distribution to people in the pews and beyond.   In addition, the USCCB now has a page on its website dedicated to providing Moral Guidance on Vaccines. This link is included, with others, at the end of the Q&A.

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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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