SCHEDULE OF HOLY MASSES

Sunday: 4:00 P.M. Vigil Mass (Saturday)
8:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 5:00 P.M.
Weekdays:  6:45 A.M. Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M. Friday (when school is in session)
First Saturday of the Month: 8:00 A.M.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Monday through Friday: 7:15 A.M. until 7:30 A.M.
Saturday: 3:00 P.M. until 3:45 P.M.

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Children: Scheduling must be made by calling the rectory at 234.1166. Attendance at a Baptismal Preparation Session for parents and godparents is required, as well as registration in the parish and active participation in parish life and worship.

Adults: Adult Baptisms and Reception of Adults into the Catholic Church follows upon the completion of the Catechumenate (RCIA); enrollment is made by contacting Sister Theresa Markus at the rectory at 234.1166.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

Those planning to marry should call the rectory at least four to six months prior to the marriage date for a Pre-Cana interview and preparation. If you have a previous marriage, set no marriage date until you have discussed this with one of the priests.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

Celebrations of the Seven Sacraments are moments of grace for all of us as a parish community. When elementary age children are approaching the sacraments, it is likewise necessary that their parents accompany them through preparation. Parish policy requires a full year of regular instruction before a school age child can be enrolled for the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.

LECTORS

The Lectors aid the congregation in full participation at Mass. They proclaim the Scriptures at Sunday, Holyday and daily Masses.

Contact: Monsignor John T. Myler, 234.1166

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

Eucharistic Ministers assist the priests and deacons in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ at Sunday, Holyday and daily Masses.

Meetings: Annual training sessions and update sessions are required.

Contact: Sister Theresa Markus, 234.1166

MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY

Parishioners welcome and greet people at the Cathedral, at the entrances to the church. This ministry is open to all people in the parish (families, single adults, single parents, widows, widowers, divorced).

Meetings: No meetings are scheduled except training sessions.

Contact: Sister Theresa Markus, 234.1166

USHERS

This ministry includes taking up the Sunday collection, distributing bulletins and taking care of the needs during the Liturgy (especially emergency needs). This ministry is open to all women and men of the parish.

Meetings: No regular meetings are held, but special ones may be called occasionally.

Contact: Sister Theresa Markus, 234.1166

GIFT BEARERS FOR SUNDAY LITURGY

Parishioners bring forward the gifts at Mass. It is possible to sign up for the Mass you attend.

Meetings: No meetings are held.

Contact: Sister Theresa Markus, 234.1166

CHALICE VOCATION PRAYERS

The opportunity for families, single parent families, extended families, singles, sisters, priests, widowed, couples to “take a chalice” home for one week and pray for vocations using the prayers provided.

Meetings: No meetings

Contact: Sister Theresa Markus, 234.1166

WOMEN’S CHOIR

The Women’s Choir enhances the beauty of the Sunday Masses through liturgical music and hymns. All women (including high school students) are invited to join. The women’s choir sings at the 10:30 A.M. Mass on Sundays.

Meetings: Rehearsals are held every Wednesday from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the Cathedral choir loft.

Contact: Dennis York, 234.1166

MEN’S CHOIR

The Men’s Choir enhances the parish liturgical celebrations and helps our parish family more fully praise God. The men’s choir sings for the 8:00 A.M. Mass on Sundays as well as other liturgical celebrations.

Meetings: Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 P.M. in the Cathedral choir loft.

Contact: Dennis York, 234.1166

YOUTH CHOIR

The Youth Choir leads the music at 5:00 P.M. Mass on Sundays. It consists of musicians and singers from high school age through adult who wish to dedicate their time and talents to liturgical music.

Meetings: Practice is held in the Cathedral Church at 4:00 P.M. before 5:00 P.M. Sunday Mass.

Contact: Paul Lindauer, 234.6595

CHILDREN’S SCHOLA

The Children’s Schola is open to all grade school aged students. The group sings at every first Sunday 4:00 P.M. Mass and other special Masses or events.

Meetings: Thursdays from 3:30 A.M-.4:15 P.M. in the Parish School.

Contact: Ashley Gutridge, 401.2564

CANTORS

Cantors are men, women and high school students who lead the congregation in song during the Mass. Some musical experience is suggested.

Meetings: No meetings are held but training is offered once a year.

Contact: Laura Veach, 233.3062

ALTAR SERVERS

Altar Servers are young men and women (fourth grade through high school) who are willing to assist at the altar at weekday, Sunday and Holyday Masses as well as other liturgical celebrations.

Meetings: Training sessions are scheduled for all servers.

Contact: Msgr. John T. Myler, 234.1166

ADULT ALTAR SERVERS

Men and women, as well as parent/child teams, who are willing to serve at Sunday Masses, funerals & other liturgical services.

Meetings: No meetings; training is provided upon request.

Contact: Josie Weiler, 234.1166

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Liturgy of the Word for children is to provide children, in Grades K, 1, 2 and 3, an opportunity to gather and discuss the Sunday Scripture readings at the same time the adults listen to the Scripture readings. It takes place during the 4:00 P.M. Saturday evening Mass and during the 10:30 A.M. Sunday Mass. The children are dismissed after the Opening Prayer and return after the petitions. A number of adults volunteer for this ministry. Any child in Grades K, 1, 2 and 3 (whether from Cathedral or another parish) who is present at the 4:00 P.M. Saturday or 10:30 A.M. Sunday Mass is welcome to join us.

Meetings: Training is provided and scheduled as needed.

Contact: Sister Theresa Markus, 234.1166

CATECHUMENATE/RCIA (RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS)

Prepares adults for conversion to Christ, and initiation into the Catholic Church. The RCIA consists of a team of parishioners and parish staff who share their faith and life with those who are interested in the Church.

Meetings: The Catechumens and Candidates meet on Sundays.

9:00 A.M.-10:15 A.M.

Contact: Sister Theresa Markus, 234.1166

LITURGY COMMITTEE

The Liturgy Committee organizes the various ministries involved in liturgical celebrations. This committee also assists the priests in preparing special liturgies as well as art and environment settings.

Meetings: Meetings are held seasonally.

Contact: Monsignor John T. Myler, 234.1166