Public Masses have resumed at the Cathedral Community

Weekdays - Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:10 pm

Weekends - Saturday 4:00 pm; Sunday 7:00, 9:15, 11:15 am, and 5:00 pm

WELCOME BACK!!!

We received a surprise announcement by the Governor on Saturday June 6 that churches could reopen with 25% normal occupancy. We will be able to accommodate 150 people for Mass. So, we have REOPENED  with our usual weekend Mass schedule : 4:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday at 7:00, 9:15 and 11:15 am, and 5:00 pm. We have also resumed weekday Masses on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:10 pm.  IT IS REQUIRED THAT ALL WHO ATTEND MASS WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING. If you are sick or have any concerns about your health, please remain at home. 

................................................................A 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

Pastoral Perspective

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

It was a hot, uncomfortable day in Miami, and the line at the post office was long and slowmoving. As a young man waited his turn, he marveled at the patience of the woman behind the window. She had a pleasant smile for everyone, in spite of the complaints about the heat, the slow mail delivery service and the high price of postage. At last his turn came. He was about to ask her how she remained patient in the face of so much complaining when he noticed the small black earrings she was wearing. On one was inscribed the word “in”; on the other was inscribed “out.”    

How often does the Word of God for us go in one ear and out the other?    

The Scriptures speak about the formation of those who will eventually spread the gospel to the ends of the earth. Jesus gives them authority. But when he spoke of power, he did something unusual. He wedded power and authority with love and humility. Jesus teaches us to use it for the good of our neighbor. Following Jesus is a risk, as every new way of life is. Each of us is called to teach as Jesus taught and to heal boldly and compassionately as he did. It can be done.    

Spend some time this week reflecting on how the Lord has called you to be a disciple. Don’t let the voice of Jesus go “in one ear and out the other.” To whom are you being sent, to teach and to heal? Are you ready?

Thought for the week:  A big leap demands preparation; even Superman had to get a running start.

Smile for the week:  What is a baseball player's least favorite Star Wars movie?  The Umpire Strikes Back!

 

God bless! Have a wonderful week! 

Fr. Kevin McKenna

 

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.

CRS Rice Bowl

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.

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.

Celebration of the Eucharist

WEEKEND MASS TIMES

  • Saturday at 4:00 pm 
  • Sunday at 7:00, 9:15, and 11:15 am and 5:00 pm 

WEEKDAY MASS TIMES

  • Monday at 12:10 pm 
  • Wednesday at 12:10 pm
  • Friday at 12:10 pm
  • There are currently no Public Masses on Tuesday or Thursday as yet.

 

Celebration of Penance

 CONFESSIONS:

Parishioners wishing enter the Cathedral to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation must wear cloth face coverings or masks in order to enter the church.

Friday from 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

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

July 10, 2020    Father Kevin's latest video message

July 3, 2020    "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  Current News Note

Please see below for past Video Messages and News Notes

 

The Cathedral Office REMAINS CLOSED

The Cathedral Office remains CLOSED until further notice.

Update During Crisis : Past Messages and News Notes

July 3, 2020   Father Kevin's 15th Video Message

June 26, 2020  Father Kevin's 14th Video Message

June 19, 2020   Father Kevin's 13th Video Message

June 12, 2020  Father Kevin's 12th Video Message

June 5, 2020    Father Kevin's 11th Video Message

May 29, 2020   Father Kevin's 10th Video Message

May 22, 2020    Father Kevin's 9th Video Message

May 15, 2020    Father Kevin's 8th Video Message - Technical Difficulties

May 1, 2020      Father Kevin's 7th Video Message

April 24, 2020    Father Kevin's 6th Video Message

April 15, 2020    Father Kevin's 5th Video Message

April 7, 2020      Father Kevin's 4th Video Message

March 31, 2020  Father Kevin's 3rd Video Message

March 27, 2020  Father Kevin's 2nd Video Message

March 25, 2020  Father Kevin's 1st Video Message

June 12, 2020  "Welcome to the Cathedral Community

June 26, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 24

June 23, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"   News Note Issue 23

June 19, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"   News Note Issue 22

June 16, 2020  "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"   News Note Issue 21

June 12, 2020  "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"   News Note Issue 20

June 9, 2020  "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"   News Note Issue 19

June 5, 2020  "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"   News Note Issue 18

June 2, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"   News Note Issue 17

May 29, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 16

May 26, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 15

May 22, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 14

May 19, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 13

May 15, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 12

May 12, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 11

May 8, 2020      "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 10

May 5, 2020     "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"   News Note Issue 9

May 1, 2020     "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"   News Note Issue 8

April 28, 2020    "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 7

April 22, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"   News Note Issue 6

April 15, 2020    "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 5

April 7, 2020       "Welcome to the Cathedral Community" News Note Issue 4

April 3, 2020       "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 3

March 28, 2020  "Welcome to the Cathedral Community" News Note Issue 2

March 25, 2020  "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 1

What's Coming Up

 

Whats Coming Up : 

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

Live Stream

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano celebrates Mass for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 12, 2020 (11:00 am)  #SundayMass #Mass #DOR #DioceseofRochester #BishopMatano #OrdinaryTime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyI9o35v6vg

 

THREE WAYS TO GIVE

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

US BANKRUPTCY COURT INFORMATION ("BAR DATE")

Please click on the following link to see the notice published by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York regarding the "Bar Date" established by the Bankruptcy Court.

In re Diocese of Rochester Case No. 19-20905

Message from the Bishop

 

Please click on the image above to see the Message from Bishop Matano regarding Protecting our Children.

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

 

Cathedral Library and Cafe

Library

Cathedral Library and Cafe Hours : 

The Cathedral Library is currently closed until further notice.

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