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Pray for Life

Posted on September 28, 2020 in: General News

Join in praying for Life with the Novena for the Cause of Life.  Each day reflect on the quote from Pope Francis, pray a decade of the Rosary and conclude with St. John Paul II's prayer.

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Because we are having a Security Camera System installed inside and outside the Cathedral, on Monday Sept 14 and Tuesday Sept. 15, there will be no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Church those days because of the noise and disruption.  

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Confirmation Meeting Sept 20

Posted on September 11, 2020 in: General News

We will have a meeting for the Parents and Confirmation Candidates on Suday, Septemer 20, 2020 at 2 PM in the school gym.  If your child is in 7th grade through 12th grade they are invited to join our Confirmation classes this year.  One parent must attend this meeting with the Candidate. If you have any questions you may contact Lisa Simmons or Brenda Kuhn in the parish office, 573-335-9347 or Christine Ostendorf in the grade school, 573-335-3840.

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The Fatima Movie

Posted on August 28, 2020 in: General News

NEW YORK (CNS) - "Fatima" (Picturehouse), a fact-based drama from director and co-writer Marco Pontecorvo, recounts what may rank as the most remarkable series of religious events of modern times. Namely, the 1917 apparitions of the Virgin Mary (Joana Ribeiro) to three shepherd children near the Portuguese city of the title. Despite a few flaws, believers will find Pontecorvo's chronicle congenial fare that's suitable for all but the youngest viewers. The narrative is told in flashbacks during a 1980s interview between fictional Professor Nichols (Harvey Keitel), a dyed-in-the-wool skeptic, and th...

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St. Monica & St. Augustine

Posted on August 24, 2020 in: General News

The Church celebrates the Feasts of St Monica and St. Augustine this week on August 27 and 28. 

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It is always fascinating how the Holy Rosary can touch many different lives, even of those who aren't familiar with it. In celebration of our Holy Mother and the Feast of the Assumption, here is an interesting article about how it touched the life of Elvis Presley.

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Queen of Peace Media". Fr. Tony Blount, (Vicar General of SoLT and his brother ) Fr.Jim Blount, make a plea in an attempt to get at least a million of the faithful to pray the 54 day rosary novena for blessing upon our election and peace in our country. It starts August 15th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6EjY6j6GKc

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RCIA Classes Beginning Soon

Posted on July 27, 2020 in: General News

RCIA Classes Beginning Soon
Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith?  Rite of Christian Initiation classes, also know as RCIA are beginning this fall at St. Mary Cathedral.  For more information or to sign up, contact Jim or Donna in the parish office, 573-335-9347 or JimK@stmarycathedral.net

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Do you know of someone who might be interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? RCIA classes will begin in September. Contact Jim or Donna at 573-335-9347.  

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Confirmation Mass and Novena

Posted on July 10, 2020 in: General News

Please note!  The Confirmation Mass will only be open to Candidates, sponsors and parents. Because of CoVid restrictions we do not have room in church for anyone else. Please look for another Mass to attend that weekend.  Also, the Confirmation Mass will be live streamed on the Parish Facebook page so you can watch it there. Please keep all of our candidates in your prayers.  You are invited to pray the Confirmation Novena which can be found on our Facebook, Instgram and by clicking here.

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This month, we're praying for mothers to receive ongoing care and support in raising their children. Prayer and action Prayer for Moms Novena to St. Anne & St. Jochiam

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This Week on FORMED

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: General News

FORMED - Watch Episode 7;  Why A Church  

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Formed Free Movie

Posted on June 17, 2020 in: General News

Formed is offering the movie: Am I Saved for free until June 18 2020.  Click here

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Religious Freedom Week Beginning June 22, the Feast of St Thomas More and St. John Fisher, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates Religious Freedom Week.  All people desire to know their Creator. All people have a natural impulse to seek the good and to live in accordance with that good. All people can flourish when they pursue the truth about God and respond to the truth. Religious freedom means that all people have the space to flourish. Religious freedom is both an American value and an important part of Catholic teaching on human dignity. When we promote religious freedom, we promote the co...

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Welcome New Catholics!

Posted on June 01, 2020 in: General News

Last Saturday, May 30, 2020, St Mary Cathedral welcomed several new Catholics to our parish! Kelsey Farrow, Billie Howell, Gary Ledbetter, Tina Macklem, Amanda Oliver and Tyler Propst. 

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Help Needed

Posted on May 15, 2020 in: General News

Help needed... We are looking for adults to help usher at Masses on the weekend Masses. Please call the Lisa in the office if you can help. Also, crafters! We need cording made out of yarn to reserve pews. If you can crochet, please call Lisa in the parish office for instructions. Thank you!

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Feast of St. Dymphna May 15

Posted on May 14, 2020 in: General News

Join us in prayer as we honor the patroness of mental health, St.  Dymphna Friday, May 15. more information on St. Dymphna can be found here.

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Catholic Man Night

Posted on May 13, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Man Night on the parking lot at St. Mary's, May 12.

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Masks Needed

Posted on May 08, 2020 in: General News

If anyone is making masks, would you be willing to donate some to Church for when we have Mass again? You can drop them by the parish office during the week from 9 AM - 4PM.  Thank you!

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Join us in praying the Litany of St. Joseph and listen to the meditation on St. Joseph the Worker. St. Joseph the Worker Meditation by Jesse Heitt and Lisa Simmons

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Prayer for Consecration to Mary for United States
Renewal of the Consecration of the United States to the care of the Blessed Mother Mary on Friday, May 1, 2020.  The consecration follows a similar action of the Bishops' Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM) who consecrated their nations to Our Lady of Guadalupe on Easter Sunday. The renewal of consecration planned in this country for May 1, does not change the designation of Mary as the Patroness of the United States under the title of the Immaculate Conception. Rather, this prayer reaffirms and renews previous Marian entrustments, and unites us i...

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Happy Anniversary Fr. Rayappa!

Posted on April 24, 2020 in: General News

       Fr. Rayappa "Roy" Chinnabathini, a former associate pastor at St. Mary Cathedral, will celebrate his 10th Anniversary of Ordination Sunday, April 26, 2020.  You can send him a message to:  stmarkchurch@centurytel.net or mail St. Mark Parish, 117 E. South Oak Crest Drive Houston,MO  65483  

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At Home Family Resources

Posted on April 02, 2020 in: General News

This powerpoint lesson is an excellent way to 'see' the Gospel for this coming weekend Palm Sunday readings. The link for the power point is within the April Lesson plan for Palm Sunday. Christ's Passion in Sacred Art   SEND US YOUR VIDEOS! How is your family being Church? The doors to the parish buildings may be closed, but the Church is alive and well in our diocese! We would like to invite you to share with us how your family is being the 'Domestic Church'. Send us a short video clip (no more than 60 seconds) of your family praying together, reading Bible stories, your family atte...

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On Monday March 30, St. Mary's Teachers stood outside school placing books and work on tables for students to pick up.  The learning process keeps going as students work from home with their parents' help during the Covid 19 virus situation.

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Bishops video message to all families in our diocese.

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In light of recent events, we have cancelled Bishop’s Walk, but are asking for you to join us for Bishop’s Prayer. On Saturday, April 4 at 10:00a.m., we will broadcast live via our Facebook page to pray the Rosary for our community during this challenging time and for those we serve. YOUR gift of $25 or more will be critical over the coming weeks and months as we seek to not only continue to help our existing clients, but also those who may need help in the near future.  You can send your gift to: Catholic Charities,  424 East Monastery Street Springfield, MO 65807

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Happy Feast Day St. Mary's

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Happy Feast Day St. Mary's
Happy Feast of the Annunciation St. Mary's! Please say a Hail Mary in honor of our parish Feast Day today, and another Hail Mary for the end of the Virus crisis.  We ask our Blessed Mother to watch over all of us and the world and bring everyone to safety.

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Online Marian Consecration Retreat April 1 - May 8 Please join us Wednesday, April 1 in taking part in a 33-day Marian Consecration online retreat. Registration for this program is $5 which includes a copy of 33 Days to Morning Glory by Michael E. Gaitley along with a retreat companion.   We will meet as an online group 6 times in an online format throughout the 33-days on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm beginning April 1 and concluding May 8 (Our Lady of Pompeii). Because this is an online format. If you wish to sign-up please contact Jesse Hiett at jhiett@usml.edu or 573-335-9347 directly for fu...

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At this time we have had to suspend all public Masses, Stations of the Cross, meetings, Bible Studies, PSR, Stations of the Cross and other activities because of the health concerns for the virus. Office of the Bishop March 17, 2020 Feast of St. Patrick, Bishop Dear Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, It is with a heavy heart, yet with confidence that this is the correct decision, that I decree that effective at 6 p.m., March 17, 2020, and until further notice, all public celebrations of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, including daily Mass, in the Diocese of Springfie...

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Radio Mass at 8:30 AM Sunday

Posted on March 18, 2020 in: General News

We will continue to broadcast the 8:30 AM Mass on Sundays on KZIM 960 AM and on www.960KZIM.com. Please use this opportunity for you and your family to participate in the Holy Mass for your Sunday obligation from home either by radio or internet.

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Following the example of Pope Francis, the supreme chaplain and I urge you to pray a Novena for Protection in Time of Pandemic during this difficult moment for our country and our world. At important moments in the past, the Knights of Columbus has urged its members to pray. We did this at the outset of World War II, after 9/11, and during papal conclaves and civic elections. Today, the world faces a pandemic illness for the first time in a century. Having lost our founder, the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael McGivney, to a viral pandemic 130 years ago, we know such situations can be very serious. We als...

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CCW Meeting Cancelled

Posted on March 17, 2020 in: General News

The meeting of the St. Mary CCW organization hasbeen cancelled for Thursday, March 19, 2020.

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Changes at Mass

Posted on March 05, 2020 in: General News

Bishop Rice has asked that precautions be implemented in order to protect parishioners from the spread of illness.  So until further notice we will suspend the distribution of Precious Blood and discontinue the Sign of Peace at all Masses.

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Lenten Activities

Posted on February 25, 2020 in: General News

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES LENTEN RICE BOWL COLLECTION When Jesus fed the 5,000, he said, “give them some food yourselves.” Reflect on the challenge of global hunger. How can you contribute to support the hungry in your community.  Visit crsricebowl.org for more information.Rice Bowls are available at the entrances to church.   Rice Bowls will be collected at the Mass of the Last Supper on Thursday of Holy Week.  Put them in the basket by the table in the center aisle.  THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU This Lenten Season Catholic parishes in our diocese will have confessions available...

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Ash Wednesday Masses

Posted on February 24, 2020 in: General News

Masses on Ash Wednesday 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM 9:30 AM (school Mass)  12:05 PM 7:00 PM

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FORMED Are you watching FORMED? the place to find great Catholic videos, bible and other religious studies. Our Parish has a paid subscription for FORMED which enables our parishioners to watch it for free.  Simply go to:   1.  Just go to www.FORMED.org,   2. Enter our parish code: X3DFF8  on the homepage.   3. Create a personal account with your user name/email and password.   4. Start enjoying the best Catholic content all in one place! You can also share this code with your family members. For more information on how to sign up for the FREE resource, contact Lisa in t...

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

Posted on January 30, 2020 in: General News

Do You Believe in Miracles?
See the video: http://www.sciencetestsfaith.com/cape/

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The parish library, volunteer room and library workroom were transformed into Santa's Workshop this week as donations for families in our parish arrived because of the Advent Angel Tree in the church. Thank you to everyone who helped by donating, collecting and distributing the Advent Angel Gifts at St. Marys.   St. Mary Cathedral and the  Students from Student Council at St. Ambrose Parish delivered a truckload of packages to local community families today making Christmas a little more exciting.  The packages included the makings of Christmas dinner and much more!

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Thanksgiving Day Masses

Posted on November 19, 2019 in: General News

Come give our Lord Thanks for all He's given us on Thanksgiving Day. Masses will be held at 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM.  

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Catholic Charities Collection

Posted on November 15, 2019 in: General News

This weekend there is a Catholic Charities Collection. To see more on how and why to donate, go to Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri.

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The Feast of All Saints, November 1 is a holy day of obligation. Mass times are:  Vigil Mass, Oct. 31 7:00 PM   Holy Day Masses:  6:00, 8:00 AM, 12:05, 5:15 PM  

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Fr. Rick Jones, from St. Vincent de Paul Parish and Father Andrew Williams along with  28 pilgrims (several from the Cathedral parish in Cape)  the parishioners back in Cape and our Bishop in our prayers! Click here for more pictures!    

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2019 Parish Picnic A Beautiful Day!
It was a beautiful day for a picnic! Thank you to everyone who helped make this day fantastaic! Mark & Jennifer Landewee for the Fried Chicken Dinner and fixings Joe & Andrea Bullock for the Children's Games St Mary Youth Groups for manning the games, helping with the dinner and concerts and Briana and Jamie Brown, Mary Kulla, Heather Karnes. All of our performers for the musical portion of the day:  Tom Emmendorfer, Taylor Emmendorfer, Jim Keusenkothen, Justin Keusenkothen, Jaci Keusenkothen, Josh Keusenkothen, Leann Hendrix, Landon Brown, Etha...

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Vigil Mass Wednesday, August 14:  7 PM August 15:   6:00, 8:00 AM, 12:05 & 5:15 PM

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Bishop Blesses Graduates

Posted on May 21, 2019 in: General News

Bishop Rice blesses the High School Graduates from St.Mary's Parish Sunday, May 19, 2019.

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The World Day of Prayer for Vocations is May 12.  You can watch an video on Vocations Here:    https://vimeo.com/260966960  

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Bishop Edward Rice and Pastor of St. Mary's Rev. Allan Saunders welcome the new Catholics at Easter Vigil 2019 to St. Mary's Parish. Bishop Edward Rice confirms a new Catholic at Easter Vigil at St. Mary Cathedral, April 2019.

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Relics of St. Padre Pio

Posted on April 04, 2019 in: General News

St. Mary Cathedral is blessed to host the Relics of St. Padre Pio on May 1, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM.  Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Rice at 12:15 PM.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place between 5 and 7 PM.

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Holy Day Masses January 1

Posted on December 31, 2018 in: General News

The Vigil for Feast of the Holy Mother of God, January 1 is 5:15 PM on December 31. There is a Mass at Midnight and also 7:00 and 8:30 AM on January 1st.  

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Christmas Novena, Christmas Masses

Posted on December 19, 2018 in: General News

Christmas Novena at St. Mary Cathedral  December 17-23 - at 7:00 PM with confessions following each evening. Christmas Vigil Mass 4:00 PM December 24th. Christmas  Midnight Mass at 12:00 AM Christmas Day:  7:00, 8:30, 10:30 AM      (Christmas Day Mass at OSV at 10:00 AM)

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Thank You For the Walk-In & Space

Posted on December 13, 2018 in: General News

Many many thanks to Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau for providing the space to place the new Walk-In Cooler for the Catholic Social Ministries Food Pantry.   SEMO Food Bank donated the walk in cooler so we can keep refrigerated items safely. 

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Looking For Good Books?

Posted on July 26, 2018 in: General News

Our Sunday Visitor has a website where you can shop for books for all of the family.  There is a new book out called "The Fisherman's Tomb" about the true story of the Vatican searching for St. Peter's Tomb.  There are also many books on teaching your children about the Catholic faith, your teens, and books for adults too.  Just go to Our Sunday Visitor website by clicking this link.

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Parents: Raising A Catholic!

Posted on June 21, 2018 in: General News

Parenting is hard, Catholic parenting is even harder, but there is a reason why you teach your child the faith, send your kids to a Catholic school, bring you kids to Mass and make sure they receive the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. You want them to have a solid faith to help them live happy lives and gain heaven.  Here are two articles with some helpful suggestions you can try in your own family life!   How to Build Catholic Character in your Children and How to get the most out of your child's Catholic education

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What We LOVE About St. Marys

Posted on June 18, 2018 in: General News

We are celebrating our 150th Anniversary as a Parish this year and we'd like to share GOOD NEWS with all those who worship here, both present, past and future about what is so wonderful about St. Mary's Parish.  Go to our Facebook page to read comments about memories and what makes St.Mary's wonderful! What I love about St Marys   If you would like to share what you love about St. Mary's too you can either add to our Facebook comments or email your comments to Lisa in the parish office.  We need to talk about the GOOD NEWS of Jesus and St. Marys is part of that GOOD NEWS!  ...

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  We've just added a new section to our Family Life portion of the website!  It contains short newletters on your to teach the faith in your home!  Check it out!

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Approximately 30 people attended the St. Paul Street Evangelization event April 28, 2018  to learn more about spreading the Catholic faith, and how to answer questions about the faith.  The meeting was held at St. Mary Cathedral.  

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Calling All Young Adults!

Posted on April 24, 2018 in: General News

Pope Francis is calling on all young adults, ages 18-29 to reflect on their call from God in living their Catholic faith.  He has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be focused on the theme of Youth People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.  It will be held in October 2018 and the will be an expression of the pastoral care of the Church for the young. Its aim is to accompany the young on their journey to maturity so that through a process of discernment they will discover their plan for life and realize it with joy, opening up to the encounter with God and human beings by a...

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Lent Begins! Lenten Activities

Posted on February 13, 2018 in: General News

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Masses are:   6:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:30AM (school attends) 12:05 PM and 7:00 PM.   Opportunities for Confession: "The Light Is On For You" - Confessions every Wednesday during Lent at St. Marys, St. Vincents in Cape, Immaculate Conception in Jackson from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in each church. If it's been some time since you've been to confession this is a wonderful opportunity to seek reconciliation.  Just go to one of the above churches on a Wednesday during Lent, from Feb. 21-March 28 between 6:30-7:30 PM. Fridays during Lent ...

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Celebrating 150 Years!

Posted on January 08, 2018 in: General News

St Mary Cathedral Parish celebrates 150 years as a parish this entire year.  We are beginning the year with our Parish Anniversary Prayer which you can download and read here.  There are copies in the church pews and we'll prayer this every Sunday before Mass begins for the entire year. Please watch for other Anniversary activites throughout the year including our Parish Picnic in August and Grade School Alumni Golf Tournament in August.  

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Masses for the Feast  Day of Mary, the Holy Mother of God on will be Monday, January 1, 2018  at 7:00, 8:30 and 10:30 AM.   There will be NO vigil Mass Sunday evening. Because the Feast falls on a Monday this year it is not obligatory in the United States.  But it is a wonderful way to begin the New Year by going to Mass.  The Parish Office will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018.

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Kingdom of Happiness Book & Video

Posted on December 15, 2017 in: General News

This Christmas,  St. Mary Cathedral will be gifting parish members with  the book  " The Kingdom of Happiness."  Copies will be at the entrances to church at Christmas Masses.   Find out more information about the book which gives insightful information about Living the Beatitudes every day by watching the informational video:  Kingdom of Happiness video

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Teaching Children to Pray

Posted on November 07, 2017 in: General News

    An article in Our Sunday Visitor Engage magazine  by Dr. Joseph White, a National Catechetical Consultant, encourages parents that one of the most important lessons to teach their children about the Catholic faith is that God loves them.  But to truly do this we must teach them to pray.  One lesson about prayer is that it is both talking AND listening.     In the book, "The Way of Prayer," Pope John Paul II states, "When we hold a conversation with someone, we not only speak, but we also listen. Prayer therefore is also listening." Children should be taught...

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How do we keep the faith alive for the next generation?  The following article has several good ideas:  Vibrant  Faith

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Bishop Rice celebrated a "Blue Mass" for all Law Enforcement and First Responders at St. Mary Cathedral on September 9,2017.

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150th Parish Anniversary

Posted on June 29, 2017 in: General News

Plans are getting underway for our 150th Parish Anniversary celebration.  There will be a meeting of those interested in helping with the celebration on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the parish library.  Anyone interested in helping plan for our anniversary is welcome to come. one of the first pictures of the inside of St. Marys church. circa 1890's.  Parish archives  

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Bishop Rice will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for a successful Diocesan Capital Campaign at St. Mary Cathedral on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:00  PM.  A reception will follow in the gym.  

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Divine Mercy Novena

Posted on April 13, 2017 in: General News

We encourage families to pray the Novena to the Divine Mercy. The novena begins Good Friday and ends on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23. The prayers of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, said on each day of the novena, can be found here. Divine Mercy Novena   Learn more about the devotion to the Divine Mercy by checking out the Knights of Columbus #MercyStories YouTube series. The series focuses on Catholics whose lives have been transformed by their devotion to the Divine Mercy message. To watch the videos, click here. 

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