A Little Nudge from the Holy Spirit: The Eucharist is celebrated here every day! We now offer 8am daily mass Monday through Saturday at the Cathedral. I invite you to ATTEND but beware! There are dangers to attending daily Mass. What do I mean? One of the folks who comes to my Bible Study (offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month) said she loves coming because she always leaves “happier” than when she arrived. The same goes when we attend daily mass. Who couldn’t use an extra half hour each day to recharge? Going to Mass, and making it a daily habit, causes us to refocus and energize our mission. God is faithful and going to daily mass allows us to see that more clearly. Plus, you will have a genuine encounter with Christ. That is not a euphemism, you will LITERALLY encounter Christ in the Mass. Also, you will be surrounded by powerful people who will change you. You will learn from them, and they will influence you to be open and holier. They may even inspire you to put your faith into action. You will be influenced by the Holy Spirit more readily. And… if you are not careful, you just may leave happier than when you arrived.
Changing Faces: In “un-clustering” from our sister parish, a lot of restructuring has occurred. We are saying goodbye to some folks who have served us well here at the Cathedral and we are going to say hello to some others. Yvonne Graves our Coordinator of Discipleship Formation has assisted our young people to be baptized, receive First Communion, Confirmation, and attend such things as Vacation Bible School. Kelley Daley our Wedding Coordinator has organized all the many details needed and worked with the more than 60 couples who come here yearly to enter the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Both ladies are moving on to use their charisms in other places. I want to thank them both for their hard work and for helping people here at the Mother Church experience Christ more fully. They will be greatly missed!! Please pray for them.
Beginning this week, three new folks come to be a part of the staff: Donna Frentrup, a member of the parish, will help as our Operations Coordinator; she will help move us forward with all the paperwork, etc. that is needed to run the Cathedral. Anna Romano is someone else who may look familiar to you. Anna has assisted us with many of our events in the past and will be joining us as our Liturgical Coordinator. She will be calling upon you to help make all of the liturgies and ministries go smoothly and grow. Finally, Mary Morasso will be stepping in to fill Kelley’s shoes as our new Wedding Coordinator. We are delighted to have them on the team! Please pray for them as well and if you see them around the campus, please make them feel at home!