The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord
Thursday, May 13th is The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation.
Masses for the Holy Day: 6:30 am, 12:10 pm and 5:20 pm
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Holy Day : The Ascension of our Lord, (Thursday May 13) (Fund Ending June 30, 2021)
Diocesan Missions Sunday (Fund Ending June 18, 2021)
Catholic Communication Campaign (Fund Ending June 30, 2021)
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Public and Live Streamed Masses at the Cathedral Community:
THERE WILL BE 4 WEEKEND MASSES celebrated for the foreseeable future: 4:00 Saturday evening (live streamed as well), 7:00 am and 9:15 am and 11:15 am Sunday morning. Attendance will be limited due to physical distancing protocols as required by the CDC and the Monroe County Health Department)
Monday through Friday 12:10 pm (Wednesday live stream)
***** Thursday, May 13th is The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation. *****
(Masses for the Holy Day: 6:30 am, 12:10 pm and 5:20 pm)
Reservations are NO LONGER NECESSARY for any of the Masses at the Cathedral Community!
Masses and Prayer Services which are live streamed (and/or recorded) on Facebook and Youtube are available on our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/CathedralCommunity) and on our YouTube channel. Click on the links below to view Live Streams for Masses and Services as they occur, and recorded versions after each.
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:
"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)
21-Day Catholic Enviro Justice Challenge: April 23-May 16
In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis invites all people to act on behalf of creation. This call to action is grounded in the principle of integral ecology—the idea that environmental, social, political, and economic systems are interwoven—and sustained by a sense of wonder before the interconnected nature of all life.
Join us in taking the challenge: igsol.net/interconnected
Join the Ignatian Solidarity Network as we explore these connections through daily emails challenging us to:
· enter into the complex work of understanding the connections between environmental injustices that disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), as well as low income communities;
· listen to and learn from the voices of environmental justice leaders from frontline communities;
· better understand the connections between current and historical environmental injustices;
· respond to the call to work towards a lived vision of a world in which all of God’s creation can flourish.
The Very Rev. Kevin McKenna, Rector, The Cathedral Community
telemarketer called the home of a prospective customer. “Hello”. Then the following conversation took place...
“Hello, what’s your name?”
“My name is Jimmy.”
“How old are you Jimmy?”
“I’m four years old.”
“Good! Is your mother at home?”
“Yes, but she’s busy.”
“Is your father at home?”
“Yes, but he’s busy.”
“I see. Who else is there?”
“The police? May I speak to one of them?”
“They’re busy too.”
“Any other grown ups there?”
"May I speak to a fireman?”
“Not now. They’re busy, like the policemen.”
“Jimmy, all those people in your house and I can’t speak to any of them? What are they doing?”
“Looking for me. I guess I’m lost.”
Whenever we get that “I guess I’m lost” feeling, Jesus is never too busy not to answer our call. “I am the Good Shepherd,” says the Lord. The shepherd walked out ahead, exercising tender, loving care. Often he risked his own safety to preserve the flock’s unity, protecting it against beasts of prey and thievery. It was his duty to lead the sheep toward green pastures, find them watering places, and search for those who had strayed too far. A real shepherd was born to his task. He was sent out with the flock as soon as he was old enough to go. He grew into the calling of being a shepherd. The sheep became his friends and his companions. It became second nature to him to think of them before he thought of himself. He was especially concerned for those confused and weak among them, lest they be lost or unable to keep up.
“I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own, and my own know me.”
Thought for the week: If you can’t give good advice, set a good example.
Smile for the week : Why did the dog cross the road ... twice? To fetch a boomerang!
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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.
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