ON-LINE MASS RESERVATION

Please click on the link below to make a reservation for attending a Mass on the Weekend of January 30 - 31, 2021 at the Cathedral Community.  Masses will be on Saturday, January 30 at 4:00 pm and on Sunday, January 31 at 9:15 am.  You are limited to a reservation for two individuals at one Mass for the weekend (we are strictly limited to 50 persons per Mass at this time). 

Mass Reservations for the Weekend of January 30 - 31, 2021 at the Cathedral Community

MASSES FROM THE CATHEDRAL COMMUNITY

The 12:10 pm Mass on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (which was live streamed on Facebook) is available on our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/CathedralCommunity) and here on our website. Click on the link below...

January 25, 2021 12:10 pm Mass from the Cathedral Community

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Scripture Study
 
An 8-week Scripture Study group will begin on Wednesday, February 3. We hope you’ll be able to join us for our Zoom sessions as we explore the Gospel of Mark. The sessions will be facilitated by Peter and Mary Knappen and will be available each Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. You can receive additional information and zoom instructions by emailing Peter and Mary at [email protected]
 
 
 

LIVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS (AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING)

The Covid-19 Pandemic has been even more disastrous around the issue of human trafficking as pornography use has gone through the roof during all the isolation. This has only added more money to the already bloated profits of this industry. IF it could be said, the LESS scrupulous members of the porno industry draw many of their victims into or from traffickers. Pornography at the very least feeds the beast which consumes these people, forever changing the trajectories of their lives.
 
I think a stations of the cross procession is a good starting point to enter the fight. Will you help by attending and spread the word?
Deacon Mike Kristan
 

CATHEDRAL TO REOPEN FOR LIMITED PUBLIC MASSES

CATHEDRAL TO REOPEN FOR PUBLIC MASSES

WEEKEND MASSES

On the weekend of January 30 - 31, 2021, the Cathedral will reopen for public masses. Due to the continuing presence of the COVID 19 Virus and our designation as an Orange Zone, ONLY TWO WEEKEND MASSES will be celebrated for the foreseeable future: 4:00 Saturday evening and 9:15 Sunday morning.

IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO MAKE A RESERVATION to attend, since Mass will be limited to 50 people.

To make a reservation please go to our Cathedral website www.cathedralcommunity.org or call (585) 254-3221 x107 beginning each week on Monday at 8:00 am.

No reservations can be made by email or by calling the parish secretary or staff.

All necessary safety protocols will be observed, including hand sanitizing, wearing face masks and safe distancing. We will continue to monitor directives from the Diocese of Rochester, New York State and Monroe County and will hopefully be able to increase the number of weekend masses and size of the congregation. We are grateful for your patience and cooperation.

WEEKDAY MASSES

Weekday masses begin February 1, 2021, Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 12:10 pm. We will be limited to 50 people, however NO reservations will be necessary.

MASS SCHEDULE

As we all know, planning during the COVID-19 crisis is difficult and requires fluid situations.  With each new announcement from the Governor’s Office and/or the Monroe County Department of Health, our plans may require change. Please continue to consult our website and our Facebook page regularly as we continue to monitor guidance from New York State and the County concerning the safest possible time to resume in person Masses. As you are all aware, our neighborhood is located within a microcluster hot spot and we must continue to be extremely careful about how and when we gather in large groups... and as you probably noticed as well through the media, there has been a great spike in the cases since Christmas. We have to be extremely cautious, so thank you for your patience during these challenging times. 

January 30-31 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

On the weekend of January 30 - 31, 2021, the Cathedral will reopen for public masses. Due to the continuing presence of the COVID 19 Virus and our designation as an Orange Zone, ONLY TWO WEEKEND MASSES will be celebrated for the foreseeable future: 4:00 Saturday evening and 9:15 Sunday morning.

IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO MAKE A RESERVATION to attend, since Mass will be limited to 50 people.

To make a reservation please go to our Cathedral website www.cathedralcommunity.org or call (585) 254-3221 x107 beginning each week on Monday at 8:00 am.

The 12:10 pm Mass on Monday, Wednesday and Friday can be joined via Live Stream  on our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/CathedralCommunity )and subsequently available on our website (www.cathedralcommunity.org) and YouTube Channel after the live stream has ended.

Confessions will be heard in person on Friday from 4:45 - 5:15 pm and on Saturday from 2:30 - 3:30 pm with all of the required COVID precautions in place.  

 

PUBLIC POLICY WEEKEND, FEBRUARY 13 - 14

NOURISH NEW YORK has provided $35 million in funding from May 1 to December 31, 2020. To date, over 4,100 New York farms have provided over 17 Million pounds of high-quality New York-produced food to New Yorkers in need.

We cannot let this initiative die! Learn more, and sign the petition in support of NOURISH NEW YORK at https://www.dor.org/petition/

For more state-wide Catholic action, visit the New York State Catholic Conference’s Catholic Action Network at www.nyscatholic.org/action-center. There you can see all the active alerts and register for updates. You can also sign up for text alerts by texting CAN to 50457.

#DORPublicPolicy #Catholic #FoodInsecurity #Feedthehungry #CatholicActionNetwork

COVID 19 - Orange Zone Designation for the Cathedral Community

COVID-19 ORANGE ZONE DESIGNATION FOR THE CATHEDRAL COMMUNITY

Portions of Monroe County have been designated as an Orange COVID-19 Focus Zone by New York State and are required to follow Orange Zone guidelines. The Cathedral Community falls within a NYS Orange Zone designated area, which includes limits on capacity for houses of worship.

For the health and safety of all parishioners and staff, there will be NO PUBLIC MASSES at the Cathedral Community this weekend.  We will announce any changes and/or updates here, on our website, and on our Facebook account.

Celebration of the Eucharist

Online Mass this weekend at the Cathedral Community

January 30-31 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

On the weekend of January 30 - 31, 2021, the Cathedral will reopen for public masses. Due to the continuing presence of the COVID 19 Virus and our designation as an Orange Zone, ONLY TWO WEEKEND MASSES will be celebrated for the foreseeable future: 4:00 Saturday evening and 9:15 Sunday morning.

IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO MAKE A RESERVATION to attend, since Mass will be limited to 50 people.

To make a reservation please go to our Cathedral website www.cathedralcommunity.org or call (585) 254-3221 x107 beginning each week on Monday at 8:00 am.

Celebration of Penance

Celebration of Penance

Friday 4:45 - 5:15 pm

Saturday  2:30 - 3:30 pm 

The Cathedral Community remains absolutely committed to following the precautions put in place in accord with federal, state and local protocols to ensure safety:

  • All who enter the Cathedral must wear a mask the entire time they are in the building;
  • Hands must be sanitized when each person enters the Cathedral;
  • A distance of six feet is maintained between parishioners, unless they are of the same household;
  • Access to the Cathedral is maintained through specifically identified doors;
  • The Cathedral is completely sanitized on a regular basis.

Pastoral Perspective

The Very Rev. Kevin McKenna, Rector, The Cathedral Community

The New Testament Scripture from Mark this weekend describes the first public act of Jesus in summoning people to follow him. We are just beginning to read from Mark’s Gospel  this is the year for Mark  and we will notice that every major section of his gospel begins with a story involving disciples: an invitation from Jesus: people called are involved in ordinary work; the call is a clear summons to follow Jesus; the response is immediate and unreflective, with a leaving of a former occupation; and the response is not a private affair but means joining with others who have responded as well.

Jesus’ call of the first disciples shows what is involved in becoming his follower. Fishers of men must leave their nets, their father, and the hired men with whom they have worked. Their occupation, their human relationships, even the most intimate, must be transformed.

Sometimes we are defined not so much by who we are or what we do, but by what we are willing to leave behind. The first disciples left behind their livelihood and families. All left their safety nets.

A life in Christ can demand the sacrifice of leaving behind the safety of what we think is solid and important and instead walking out into the unknown path of faith, without the appearance of a safety net. The trick is holding on to the guiding hand that others may not be able to see. What is the next step in my faith journey, to leave my “safety net” and respond to his call “follow me”? Perhaps it could be to work in our food pantry, Joseph’s Place. Perhaps to tutor at Mary’s Place. Perhaps to become a member of the Parish Pastoral Council. Perhaps it is to check on a nextdoor neighbor whom we have not seen in a while to see if they are OK.

Jesus, help me to leave the safety net that keeps me bound from an important initiative. Jesus, hold my hand and walk with me.

Thought for the week:   When it rains, look for rainbows; when it’s dark, look for stars.

Smile for the week :    What kind of paper makes music? Rapping paper!

God bless! Have a wonderful week and a blessed Christmas!
Fr. Kevin McKenna
 
 

Deadline for Bulletin and Church Announcements

Announcements and inserts/flyers for our weekly bulletin must be submitted to the Church Office by NOON on Monday. (Inserts and flyers must receive prior approval before submission). E-mail submissions must be sent to [email protected] and [email protected]

Please note : Articles may be edited due to space constraints & inserts/flyers must be approved by staff. Thank you for your consideration of these policies.

Sunday announcements must be submitted to the office by Thursday at NOON.

Updates During Crisis ..... Current Message (and News Note) from Father Kevin McKenna

Please click on this link to view Father Kevin's video message.

 A New Video from Father Kevin McKenna is on its way soon!!

January 15, 2021  "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  Current News Note

Please see the "Publications" tab on the menu above for past Video Messages and News Note Issues.

 

The Cathedral Office REMAINS CLOSED

The Cathedral Office remains CLOSED until further notice.

Our Mission Statement

The Cathedral Community is a Roman Catholic parish of the Dioceses of Rochester that gathers and worships at Sacred Heart Cathedral.  We are an ethnically, racially, and economically diverse community with unique gifts and challenges within an urban neighborhood. 

Our mission is to reach out with hope to all in our community, neighborhood, and beyond, to proclaim the Gospel with joy and enthusiasm, and to prepare disciples who will go forth to serve God and others, especially the poor, with mercy and compassion.

Cathedral Library and Cafe

Library

Cathedral Library and Cafe Hours : 

The Cathedral Library is currently closed until further notice.

What's Coming Up

 

Whats Coming Up : 

All meetings and events at the Cathedral Community are currently canceled until further notice.

THREE WAYS TO GIVE

Please click here to find the Three Ways to Give to the Cathedral Community!

Here's what we're doing to ensure that our children and vulnerable persons are safe: 

DOR Creating A Safe Environment Information (click here)

Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester 

1150 Buffalo Road

Rochester, New York  14624

 

Pastoral Letter Against Racism

"As (United States) bishops, we unequivocally state that racism is a life issue. Accordingly, we will not cease to speak forcefully against and work toward ending racism." (Open Wide Our Hearts)

Please click here to view the Pastoral Letter AGAINST RACISM

Bishop Matano's Statement

CRS Rice Bowl

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Please do not be concerned during this coronavirus health emergency about the collection of your parish/school/campus community's Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl alms. As you know, these alms usually begin coming in after Palm Sunday. However, collection of the alms offerings can be delayed until we are able to return to our normal parish Mass and school schedule. Thank you for journeying through Lent with CRS Rice Bowl.

Publications


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  • Sun, Jan 17th

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