THE OFFICE IS CLOSED... No entry is permitted. 

 Please call (585) 254-3221 and leave a message. We will try to return your call within 24-48 hours. 

COVID 19 UPDATE

As of Friday, August 7, 2020, we have not been notified of any potential exposure or issues related with the COVID 19 virus since the 11:15 am Mass on July 12, 2020. The Public Announcement regarding the July 12, 2020 issue appears below.

COVID-19

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 after each Mass.

The Cathedral staff, and your fellow parishioners, thank you for your full cooperation with these procedures.  Be assured that the Cathedral staff will continue to monitor the Coronavirus pandemic in our community, as well as continue to follow the necessary procedures for health and safety.  We will keep you informed of any changes or developments as needed.

If you are concerned about your own health or exposure to the virus, please contact your primary care provider or the Monroe County Health Department at 585-753-5555.

Pastoral Perspective

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

When someone close to us passes away, we become aware that part of us has also died. There is a corner of our hearts to which no one else has access, a part of us that came alive in the presence of the deceased that no one else can animate, which now exists only in shadowy memory. Human personalities do not come into existence through spontaneous generation: they are drawn forth and shaped by scores of relationships with other persons. You would not be the person you are without relationships throughout your life, of parents, siblings, family, friends, spouses, children....It is true: “Tell me your friends, and I will tell you what you are.”

God has made us for himself, and without God we will be no more than a shadow of what otherwise we could have become. The necessary conclusion is that God’s absence in our life will result in our being stunted in our growth as human beings. We can never reach our full potential.

May we receive this gift - a wonderful relationship with God as a sign that we are friends with God and nourished in that relationship with a new life and grace that makes us new and alive.

Thought for the week: “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that he didn’t trust me so much!” (Mother Teresa).

Smile for the week:   How can you tell if a cat burglar has been in your house? The cat is missing.

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.

NOTE: There will be NO Confessions on Friday, August 28, 2020 due to St. Bernard's Graduation Ceremony

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.

August 7, 2020    Father Kevin's latest video message

    Father Kevin's next video message will be posted soon....  Stay tuned...

July 31, 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 31, 2020  Father Kevin's 18th Video Message

July 24, 2020  Father Kevin's 17th Video Message

July 10, 2020   Father Kevin's 16th Video Message

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

July 24, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 28

July 17, 2020  "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 27

July 10, 2020  "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"  News Note Issue 26

July 3, 2020   "Welcome to the Cathedral Community"   News Note Issue 25

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.

Sunday Televised Masses

Beginning Aug. 2,you are invited to view the WHEC Mass celebrated by Father Mull on the Catholic Courier’s website at https://catholiccourier.com. The Mass can be found in the Worship section under the website’s Faith & Family tab and at the following link:

https://catholiccourier.com/articles/channel-10-sunday-mass

THREE WAYS TO GIVE

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

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

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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