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St. Anthony’s Relics at Cathedral 8 April!

March 8, 2018
08 Mar 2018

Saint Anthony’s Relics

Visit The Cathedral

Sunday, April 8

Veneration all day

Masses: 9 AM, 11:15 AM & 6 PM


The Franciscan Friars from Padua, Italy, invite you to join them in welcoming Saint Anthony of Padua to The Cathedral.  St. Anthony will be visiting us in the form of “two precious and first class” relics from the Pontifical Basilica in Padua, Italy.

The relics will be accompanied by Fr. Bortolino Maistrello, a Franciscan Friar from Padua, Italy, where the Saint is buried. According to Fr Mario Conte, who is Editor of the Messenger of St Anthony, “There is nothing superstitious about relics. The real meaning of a relic is love – they are a link of love between the person who venerates and the saint.”  St Anthony intercedes with those trying to find a job, housing, faith, love, hope, harmony within the family, good health, peace of mind and mercy.

Pope Benedict Emeritus said of relics “By inviting us to venerate the mortal remains of the martyrs and saints, the Church does not forget that, in the end, these are indeed just human bones, but they are bones that belonged to individuals touched by the living power of God. The relics of the saints are traces of that invisible but real presence which sheds light upon the shadows of the world and reveals the Kingdom of Heaven in our midst.”

Prayer petitions with holy cards will be distributed by Friar Bortolino and volunteers to allow parishioners to write their prayer petition to the saint.  The writing of a prayer petition is a worldwide tradition when venerating a relic of

a saint.   Father Bortolino will bring the petitions back to the Basilica in Padua and place them at the tomb of Saint Anthony.  The tour officially ends back at the Tomb of Saint Anthony where the Friars will gather to pray for the saint’s intercession upon our intentions and petitions.

To learn more about St. Anthony of Padua, please visit:

Stations of the Cross and Benediction

February 22, 2018
22 Feb 2018

crucifixion window fix

Stations of the Cross and Benediction

6:30 pm

Every Friday in Lent at the Cathedral

23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March, 23 March

Join us every Friday evening to pray the Stations of the Cross and Benediction. 

A great addition to your Lenten devotions!

Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2018

February 22, 2018
22 Feb 2018

holyweekblendHoly Week Schedule 2018

 Tuesday of Holy Week, 27 March

Chrism Mass 11:00 am

The Sacred Triduum

Holy Thursday, 29 March

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 pm
Church open for prayer before Altar of Repose until 11 pm

 Good Friday, 30 March

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3:00 pm

Holy Saturday, 31 March

The Easter Vigil with Bishop Guglielmone 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday, 1 April

Easter Mass 7:00 am
Easter Mass 9:00 am
Solemn Mass 11:30 am with Cathedral Choir

Please note: there will be no 6:00 pm Mass on Easter Sunday

Lent Fest / Mardi Gras 2018 Recap!

February 12, 2018
12 Feb 2018

Many thanks to all who attended, cooked, and served at the Lent Fest this past Sunday. Special thank you to the Charleston Catholic School band who performed for everyone’s enjoyment!

A great time was had by all who attended, and everyone is now armed with their Lenten Toolbox to make this the best Lent ever!


Parish Planning Survey

January 19, 2018
19 Jan 2018

JOIN US as we plan for the future of parish life at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

TAKE 5 MINUTES to complete an online survey.

SHARE YOUR IDEAS with your brothers and sisters in Christ,

HELP SET A COURSE for the future of our parish community.

OFFER A PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT to guide us as we plan our future.