Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on all the
Fridays of Lent.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES DURING LENT
Wednesdays 3:30—5:15 p.m.
Saturdays 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Parishioners are strongly encouraged to use a Wednesday afternoon for your
Lenten confession. Saturday confession must end as close to 4:30 as possible
because of Mass. We often have to end confessions with many people left in line
because there are more people wishing to utilize the Sacrament than there is enough
time. Whenever possible, we do try to have two priests hearing confessions on
Saturdays, but this is not always possible.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Fridays following the 12:10 p.m. Mass A very large number of people participate in the Stations of the Cross
following the 12:10 Mass. Understandably, however, very few parishioners like to
come back downtown in the evenings. Consequently, very few parishioners have been
utilizing Friday evening Stations. Because of this, we will not have Stations of
the Cross on Friday evenings this year.
BIBLE AND PRAYER
Join us for the Bible & Prayer: a six week bible study from Dr. Scott Hahn
and the St. Paul Center. Led by Joan Watson, the Bible study will explore what
prayer is, how Scripture can help us pray, types of prayer, and more. The study
will run from March 4 to April 8 on Wednesday nights from 7:00 8:30 p.m. in the
Fleming Center. Workbooks are $10 and registration is required. Contact Joan at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 783-0263.
THE STORY OF LENT
Next Sunday, March 1, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, join Father Ed in Adult
Ongoing Education as he recounts the history of Lent. How did we begin to celebrate
Easter Sunday as opposed to all other Sundays? How did we end up with 40 days for
Lent? How did we end up with Ash Wednesday?
THE STORY OF HOLY WEEK
Sunday, March 8, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, join Father Ed in Adult
Ongoing Education as he recounts the history of Holy Week.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
ST. PATRICKS DAY FUNDRAISER
It's time to get your tickets for the 9th Annual Knights of Columbus St Patrick's Day Fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. We have some exciting changes in store this year, with a classic fish fry menu and a more relaxed yet festive atmosphere. There will be live entertainment and a Silent Auction. Admission is only $35 each (with tables of 10 available for $300). Knights will be in the vestibule and in the Fleming Center this weekend to take reservations and answer questions. Funds go to support the good work of Council 544 and the Cathedral.
SERVE YOUR PARISH
Become a Reader
God's living Word continues to be proclaimed to His people through this ministry. This ministry provides many blessings to both the Reader and the people of the Cathedral. As with all ministries of the Church, one must have the appropriate skills and feel the call to serve the Church in this way. We have a need for those who are interested in reading at weekend and daily Masses. If you are flexible and able to serve at any weekend Mass or any of the 7 a.m. or 12:10 p.m. weekday Masses, please contact Stephen Penton at email@example.com.
Become an Extraordinary Minister
More Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are needed at our weekend
Masses! If you are interested, please email Ken Leediker at KL2613@aol.com. Rising
juniors in high school and up are eligible to serve in this important ministry!
CATHEDRAL DAY SCHOOL
Now taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year. For a tour or more information, contact Kelly Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer childcare for ages 6 months to 5 years in a religious based academic program preparing each child for kindergarten and beyond.
Class for all age groups today! Pre-School during 8:30 or 11:00 Masses.
Kindergarten through 7th grade meets at 9:30-10:45 and Confirmation meets at noon.
Hungering for a Better Life
Our journey with CRS Rice Bowl begins in Tanzania where a simple soybean is
changing lives! What actions can you take this Lent to change lives at home and
around the world?
Be sure to pick up your CRS Rice Bowl from class today or in the vestibule
racks. Help us make a difference!
Parents of First Holy Communion prep students! Do not forget that today is
the First Reconciliation mini-retreat which begins at 9:30. Join your student in
Special thanks to the Confirmation Class for their hard work at St. Mary
Villa during their retreat. Our students cleaned playgrounds, moved mulch, wrote
encouraging notes to the teachers, and made treat bags for the teachers. What a
great experience it was for our students!
2015 Cathedral Confirmands at St. Mary Villa
The boys' basketball teams continue to do well. They will represent the
Cathedral in the tournament coming up this week.
Wish them luck!
All parish high school students—and their friends—are invited to join us
Sunday evenings at 6:00. We have some serious discussion, some deep reflection and
prayer, and a whole lot of fun. Our groups continues to grow. Parents, encourage
your teens to
check out a Neri Night!
SAVE THE DATE!
For more up-to-date information about monthly events, join us on the Cathedral Young Adults Facebook Group.
Take Care of You
Body: Be aware of your posture! Keep your head up and your back straight.
Mind: Surround yourself with people who you admire and build you up.
Spirit: Invite someone to church this week.
Green: Purchase products made from recycled materials. Look for the
recycling symbol when you shop.
DAILY LENTEN REFLECTIONS
Sign up to receive Daily Lenten Reflections from Fr. Bob Barron. These
daily reflections will help make your Lenten journey fulfilling and fruitful. Fr.
Bob Barron is well known by Fr. Steiner, and Fr. Steiner highly recommends these
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Come pray! Although 40 Days for Life is not a part of Lent this year, we
continue to have a small presence of devoted pro-life people who come on Tuesdays,
Fridays & Saturdays to pray in front of the Women's Center at 419 Welshwood Drive
for those considering an abortion. If you're looking for something to "give up"
during Lent, give up your time to pray for life. We gather between 9 and 11:00
a.m. across the street from The Women's Center. Park either at Grace Center at the
bottom of hill or the parking lot for Fraternal Order of Police at top of the
hill. Questions? Marilyn Cox, 766-4119.
Readings for the Week of February 22
||Gn 9:8-15/1 Pt 3:18-22/Mk 1:12-1
||Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Mt
||Is 55:10-11/Mt 6:7-15
||Jon 3:1-10/Lk 11:29-32
||Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Mt 7:7-12
||Ez 18:21-28/Mt 5:20-26
||Dt 26:16-19/Mt 5:43-48
||Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Rom 8:31b-34/Mk 9:2-10
||©Liturgical Publications Inc
ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER
CATHEDRAL is set-up to offer EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) for your parish offerings. Please CLICK HERE for more information about this program and to download the application form. You may also contact Lori Reddick in the parish office 327-2330 or by email at email@example.com
CATHEDRAL WEBSITE E-MAIL LIST
Sign up for our e-mail list. This is the list Father Steiner uses to
send out updates, reminders and thoughts he wants to pass on. You
can subscribe from any page on the website and unsubscribe at any time
Father Steiner is the only one with access to this list.
register in the parish or to let us know of a change of address,
kindly pick up a census card at one of the vestibule racks, complete
it and drop it in the Sunday collection basket. Or you may CLICK HERE
to register or send updated information.
NEWS AND EVENTS IN OUR DIOCESE AND COMMUNITY
CATHOLIC MEN OF FAITH CONFERENCE
Strong & Courageous
Saturday, March 7 8:30 –2:00 p.m.
St. Philip Church, Franklin
Mass with Bishop Choby and speakers Kevin Reilly former NFL player—amputee, cancer survivor and Xerox senior exec for 30 years; Tim Staple—former Marine and Seminarian, from Catholic Answers; Darrell Miller—former MLB player with a powerful conversion story. For brochure & tickets: www.catholicmenoffaithconf.com
When denying yourself something for Lent, ask yourself:
- Is this truly sacrificial?
- Will it help me identify with the sufferings of Christ on the
- Will the poor or someone's life be affected in a positive way?
FATHER RYAN H.S. THEOLOGY SERIES
Father Ryan high school's Theology Speaker Series is featuring Graham
Perry, Curator of Social History at the Tennessee State Museum and Father Ryan
alumnus on February 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on Father Ryan's
campus. The topic is the story of Civil Rights and the role Nashville played in the
movement and the issues in the South. This event is free and open to the public.
ST. BERNARD ACADEMY SUMMER CHILDCARE 2015
St. Bernard Academy offers a Summer Childcare program for children ages 4–11 years old. For more information or to request a registration form please call or
email the director, Suzanne Di Piazza: firstname.lastname@example.org or 298-1298;
SECOND ANNUAL AQUINAS COLLEGE CONVIVIUM
Aquinas College invites you to its Second Annual Convivium and Silent Auction. This year Aquinas will host the Convivium at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, February 28. It features country music star Collin Raye. Join us for fun, dancing, and festivities. Tickets available at www.bidcoz.com/convivium. Proceeds benefit scholarships for students at Aquinas College.
FATHER RYAN HIGH SCHOOL
Save the Date for the 36th Annual Legacy Gala. Saturday, March 7 at the Omni Nashville Hotel, Honoring 90 Years of Father Ryan. http://legacygala.fatherryan.org
Please look at the Catholic Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Is the church or parish in your will?
Many people struggle with
concerns like depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, etc.
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES offers individual, couple, and family
counseling. If you or anyone you know is interested in these services,
call Catholic Social Service at 352-3087 X 226 for more information.
We Believe - every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. on WNQM (1300 on
your AM dial). The TV version of We Believe
airs at 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday on Nashville
Cable Channel 19.
Announcements must be in the Church Office no later than Noon on Friday, one week before publication
CHURCH ON THE WEB
The Bible: www.usccb.org/bible/index.cfm
University Catholic: www.universitycatholic.org
Vocations within the Diocese: www.nashvillepriest.com
United States Bishops: www.usccb.org
Vatican & Pope: www.vatican.va
Vatican Information Service: visnews-en.blogspot.com
Catholic News Service: www.catholicnews.com
Catholic News & Encyclopedia: www.NewAdvent.com
Young Adult online magazine: www.bustedhalo.com
Catholic Charities of Tennessee: www.cctenn.org
Catholic Business League: www.catholicbusinessleague.org