Celebration of Eucharist
4:00 Saturday evening
7:00 am and 9:15 am (live streamed as well) and 11:15 am Sunday morning.
Monday - 12:10 pm:
Tuesday - 7:30 am:
Wednesday - 12:10 pm;
Thursday - 12:10 pm;
Friday - 12:10 pm.
Sacred Heart Cathedral Office Hours...
Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Celebration of Penance
Fr. Van Lieshout will be available for confessions from 11:30am until noon before every 12:10 weekday Mass. The full confession schedule here at the Cathedral is as follows:
Sacred Heart Cathedral Rector, The Very Reverend Father Peter Van Lieshout
The Cathedral Community’s Catholic Ministries Appeal Goal is $76,232.
The active phase of our parish CMA campaign continues. By now, past CMA donors have received a special letter in the mail with a personalized pledge card. Thank you to everyone who has responded with a gift or pledge. The CMA provides funding for important programs, services and ministries that strengthen our whole Church. Every gift to the CMA helps those in need, supports the mission of the Church and comes back to help our parish. Thank you, let us continue to pray for the success of our efforts.
Watch the CMA Video - click this link.... Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) Video
Donate... Make a Donation to the CMA Appeal
2021 Thanksgiving Basket Gift Card Drive
There has been a long-standing tradition at Thanksgiving for the Cathedral Community to come together to provide the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner to those in the Cathedral neighborhood who might otherwise be unable to afford to celebrate.
Last year, necessity became the mother of invention. Unable, because of COVID, to physically collect donations and to pack them up in baskets, parishioners donated gift cards from Aldi’s which were then distributed, according to the size of the family, enabling our neighbors to make the kind of Thanksgiving dinner most familiar, and near and dear to them.
Being that it is still unwise to bring large numbers of people together to pack baskets for distribution, we are requesting monetary donations again this year.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP SOMEONE IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY, we invite you to participate in our Thanksgiving Gift Card Drive. There is no better way to give thanks than to give back! This is an opportunity to help those living in our community who are making difficult decisions between buying food and paying the rent.
We are asking for donations of Aldi’s gift cards in $5, $10, and $25 denominations. If you are unable to purchase the gift cards, please consider a contribution in the form of cash or a check (made payable to the Cathedral Community - with “Thanksgiving Baskets” in the memo section). We will purchase gift cards with your donation. Please place your donations in an envelope labeled “Thanksgiving Baskets”. Donations can be dropped into the collection boxes located in the church, mailed to the Cathedral or dropped off at the Cathedral during normal business hours Monday - Thursday 9:00am-3:00 pm and on Friday’s from 9:00 am - Noon.
Our goal this year is the same as last year, to provide Thanksgiving meals for 200 families in the Cathedral neighborhood. $10,000 in Aldi’s gift cards will enable us to achieve that goal. We would greatly appreciate receiving all donations by November 15th.
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”...Mother Teresa
Men’s Retreat Weekend
October 29-31, 2021
“Finding God in Life’s Transitions” Notre Dame Retreat House Canandaigua, NY (585) 394-5700 or www.notredameretreat.org
Come and explore how to find God in the midst of Life’s graces and challenges. We all experience transitions throughout our lives. Especially within this past year and a half. How we cope with the unexpected; how we discern ‘what’s next’ and how we draw strength and wisdom from others will be the focus of the talks and prayer experiences throughout the retreat weekend. Give yourself the gift of retreat this year. To learn more about this retreat contact:
Jim Schell 880-6352
Chuck Murrman 944-3093
Don Taylor 727-7344
Beginning July 25, 2021 (The 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time) , the Gospel readings were taken sequentially from Chapter 6 of St. John’s Gospel. This is Jesus’ great teaching on the Eucharist! And it is section of Scripture that all Catholics should know and be able to explain.
What follows is Fr. Van Lieshout’s homily series on this mystery which is the “source and summit” of the Christian life!
Thanksgiving Gift Card
If you are a parishioner or live in the Maplewood Edgerton neighborhood and find yourself struggling to make ends meet this holiday season, we invite you to sign up for a Thanksgiving Gift Card. Due to the COVID pandemic, we cannot prepare the traditional Thanksgiving Baskets so we are offering gift cards instead.
Call the Joseph’s Place Food Pantry appointment line at (585) 505-7800, someone is available to take calls for appointments on the following times listed below:
Monday from 1:00-3:00 pm
Tuesday from 9:00-11:00 am
Saturday from 9:00-11:00 am
No appointments will be taken by the Cathedral office.
Please do not leave a message, you must speak to a Resource Minister to make the appointment. If you cannot get through to a Resource Minister, continue to call during these time frames to make your appointment. Requests for a Thanksgiving Gift Card will be taken until November 10th or until spots are taken. The distribution date for gift cards will be on the afternoon of November 22, 2020.
Save The Date Trunk OR Treat and a Meal to Go Sunday, October 31, 2021
Come in Costume and go trunk to trunk to collect treats, bring a bag for candy! Pick up a meal to go too at the Cathedral Community’s Ridgeway parking lot. Please be respectful and wear a mask. If you would like to help, please contact the office at 254-3221 during normal office hours. Thank you.
Support Joseph’s Place at the Grocery Run!
Please join us on the first weekend in November for the East Avenue Grocery Run 5k to benefit Joseph’s Place and other local food pantries!
When you register and join the Joseph’s Place team, your registration fee will go directly to Joseph’s Place! Joseph’s Place also receives a percentage of the overall proceeds based on the number of people we have on our team. Last year we received an additional $600 with only a handful of people signed up. Let’s see how many we can get on our team this year!
Click here to register: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/EastAvenueGroceryRun
The in=person 5K event is November 6th at 8:30 am. Participants will enjoy a fast, flat 5k down beautiful East Avenue, across the Genesee, along the Riverway Trail and back or chose the virtual option and run, walk, bike or stroll any distance, anywhere, anytime November 5-7! Either way, you’ll feel great knowing your registration fee will go directly to local food cupboards like Joseph’s Place.
For more information visit www.groceryrun.com Thanks for your support!
Please click on the link above for Regular Sunday Online Giving Options at the Cathedral Community!
World Mission Sunday (Fund Ending November 19, 2021)
Catholic University (Fund Ending December 10, 2021)
Joseph's Place (Fund Ending December 31, 2021)
Penny Fund (Fund Ending December 31, 2021)
Catholic Courier (Fund Ending December 31, 2021)
School Support (Fund Ending December 31, 2021)
Fuel Fund (Fund Ending December 31, 2021)
Please click on the link above for the Second Collection Online Giving Options at the Cathedral Community!
Thank you for your generosity!
Seating with NO SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED and MASK WEARING IS OPTIONAL
(An area will be provided for Social Distanced, Mask Required seating)
We continue to make adjustments to our worship space as we receive guidance from the CDC, New York State and the Diocese of Rochester.
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.
A JOINT MESSAGE FOR THE PROTECTION OF CREATION
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, England wrote a joint statement calling for Christians and all people of good will to change their ways. In a short statement they issue a prophetic call saying, "We must decide what kind of world we want to leave to future generations. God mandates: ‘Choose life, so that you and your children might live’ (Dt 30:19). We must choose to live differently; we must choose life."
To read the joint statement, please see the Green Team tab in the Menu above. (Go to the Green Team tab under the "Ministries" tab. then under the "Outreach Ministries" tab.
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.
"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)
Here's what we're doing to ensure that our children and vulnerable persons are safe:
Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester
1150 Buffalo Road
Rochester, New York 14624
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