Still another chance to see the highly acclaimed Cathedral Players Play, Nunsense!
Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of "Grease." Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show will make you laugh for weeks to come!
Nunsense will be performed next weekend March 7th, March 8th, and March 9th in the Fleming Center. Check out our website at www.CathedralPlayers.org for times and information. Tickets are ONLY $15 and proceeds will go toward establishing the San Gennaro Music Fest!
CALLING ALL CATHEDRAL COOKS…
We need your secret recipes to share in our new Cathedral Cookbook!!! Write them down and drop in collection or give to a committee member by March 10:
Susan Brigance at Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org, Bobbie O'Neill at Bobbieoneill@comcast.net, or Mary Mac Boyd at 269-9369. There will be a table setup in the Narthex after Masses this weekend, March 1st and 2nd, for you to write down your recipes!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ST. PATRICK'S PARTY
You are cordially invited!
8th Annual Cathedral
Knights of Columbus'
St Patrick's Day Party
Saturday, March 15th
Doors open at 6:00. Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Live Music from Floyd the Barber
Irish Step Dancing by the O'Brien Dance Academy
Gourmet Dinner from The Chef and I
Tickets are $65 ea, $550 for a Table of 10. Knights will be selling tickets in the Narthex & the Fleming Center after all weekend Masses.
Contact email@example.com with questions.
ADULT FORMATION SUNDAY CLASSES
This Sunday, March 2, at Adult Formation our topic is "Amendment One." This amendment to our state constitution is going to be on the ballot in November in the State of Tennessee. Since this amendment deals with abortion and the power of our legislators to regulate it in the State of Tennessee, it is important that we as Catholics be aware of what this amendment to our State Constitution will or will not do before we vote in November. Adult Formation is held in Room 305 in St. Albert Hall from 9:45 till 10:45 a.m. It will end in time for those who attend the 11:00 a.m. Mass.
RESPECT LIFE– 40 DAYS FOR LIFE 2014
From Ash Wednesday (March 5) through Palm Sunday (April 13), you are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life - 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You're also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside The Women's Center located at 419 Welshwood Drive, Nashville, TN, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can sign up for an hour or by going to http://40daysforlife.com/nashville.html and clicking on "Vigil Schedule." You're also invited to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you'd like more information and especially if you'd like to volunteer to help, please contact Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHEDRAL BOY SCOUT TROOP
The Cathedral now has a Boy Scout Troop! Boys aged 10-17 years are welcome to come meet us and find out what we're all about. Troop 1914 is holding a "Meet & Greet" for all interested boys and their parents on Monday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Room #202 in St. Albert Hall. The adult leadership of the Troop has lots of Scouting experience. Troop 1914 will be camping, canoeing, climbing & rappelling, shooting (archery, rifle, shotgun), white-water rafting, map & compass, wilderness survival, caving, and a whole lot more!
FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Did you know? The Religious Education Program at the Cathedral has students
from five counties and more than thirty schools? Because of that, we
are very deliberate with our Sunday classes to adjust to school breaks. Not
only do the students have breaks, but many of the catechists are parents
who have children with breaks. That being said, below is our March schedule, which includes Spring Break.
The March Religious Education class schedule:
- March 2: Preschool-7th grade classes meet
- March 9: Preschool-7th grade classes meet
Confirmation class meets
- March 12: Wednesday Confirmation class meets
- March 16: No Class
- March 23: No Class
- March 30: Preschool through 7th grade classes meet
On Thursday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m., the children in second level will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Pray for these children as they prepare for this special event.
CRS RICE BOWL
FOR LENT! FOR LIFE!
You're invited to participate in CRS Rice Bowl. Our Religious Education
program is participating in the Catholic Relief Services' Lenten program
Rice Bowl as a way to encounter Jesus through others, especially through
the most vulnerable in our world. Rice bowls will be available in
classrooms today and next Sunday. Please be sure to take home a Rice Bowl
and use this fun and easy resource to deepen your family's Lenten
experience and make a difference in the lives of the poor.
This Sunday, March 2, Neri Nights is having a Bake Sale to raise funds for
their programming. Bring your change and a sweet tooth!!
Neri meets tonight for a
FaTsUnDaY PaRtAy in Room #304!!!!!
Hey teens! Haven't been yet? It's never too late to join us! Programming is
different each week, so you're not behind!
We will be meeting to play flag football March 9th at 9:30 a.m. at Centennial Park, weather permitting. Look for the cones in front of the Parthenon. Join the event on Facebook (see below) for details and notifications of changes.
Follow us on Facebook by joining the Cathedral Young Adults Facebook Group.
For more information about the Young Adult Group CLICK HERE and enter your email address at the bottom of the website page to join our email listserve for the latest news and updates.
CATHEDRAL WOMEN'S GROUP
The CWG will NOT have a monthly meeting in March as we will be participating in Room in the Inn on March 11.
For more information or to volunteer please contact Bobbie O'Neill at email@example.com.
Take Care of You
Body: Take a list of questions to every doctor visit and insist on getting the answers and services you need.
Mind: Look back on a crisis as a learning opportunity.
Spirit: Listen to quiet, soothing music.
The 2014 CATHEDRAL BLOOD DRIVE dates will be April 6, June 1, October 19. PLEASE consider becoming a Cathedral Donor this year. More information to follow in next week's bulletin.
We greatly appreciate the following for providing meals to our homeless guests this month of February.
Breakfast: Judy Wolfsberger's group, Kimberly Forrest, Cathedral Women's group, Matthew Pariottt Lunch - Liz Thompson, Jennifer Falco, Judy Wolfberger's group, Dinner: Cathedral Young Adults group, Cathedral Women's group, Judy Wolfsberger's group, Sarah McLeod And to all who donated foods during our emergency nights, the guests and the RITI staff are grateful for the generosity!
WOMEN OF FAITH CONFERENCE
9th Annual Catholic Women of Faith Conference
Saturday, April 5, 2014
St. Philip Church
"Come Be Blessed"
Join 1,000 women, Bishop Choby, and speakers: Kelly Wahlquist, Lisa Hendey, Sonja Corbitt, and Lorraine Hess & band concert!
For brochure & tickets: www.catholicwomenoffiathconference.com
Readings for the Week of March 2
|| Is 49:14-15/1 Cor 4:1-5/Mt 6:24-34
|| 1 Pt 1:3-9/Mk 10:17-27
|| 1 Pt 1:10-16/Mk 10:28-31
||Jl 2:12-18/2 Cor 5:20--6:2/Mt 6:1-6, 16- 18
||Dt 30:15-20/Lk 9:22-25
||Is 58:1-9a/Mt 9:14-15
|| Is 58:9b-14/Lk 5:27-32
||Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7/Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17 -19/Mt 4:1-11
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Stations of the Cross
Friday's after the 12:10 Mass
and again at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays from 3:30-5:15 p.m.
Saturdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
(Please understand that Confessions on Saturdays must end at 4:30 so that the priest can get ready for Mass.)
FAST & ABSTINENCE
- Good Friday and Ash Wednesday are the major days for fasting and abstinence for those who have reached the age 18 and are not yet 60. Abstinence means no meat on those days for those who are age 14 or over.
- All Fridays are days of abstinence — meaning no meat — but if you have to eat meat, e.g. you are at a dinner party and do not want to offend the hosts, you should substitute some other form of penance.
- Fasting means having smaller meals and, if possible, all the food consumed in one day equals what would equal that of the main meal, e.g. the main meal is the only food for the day but it is spread throughout the day. Of course, there is to be no snacking.
- A person is not to put his or her health at risk! Those under 18 years of age or 60 or older are automatically dispensed from fasting.
FAQS FOR LENT
The key to understanding the meaning of Lent is simple: Baptism. Preparation for Baptism and for renewing baptismal commitment lies at the heart of the season. Since the Second Vatican Council, the Church has reemphasized the baptismal character of Lent, especially through the restoration of the Catechumenate and its Lenten rituals. Our challenge today is to renew our understanding of this important season of the Church year and to see how we can integrate our personal practices into this renewed perspective.
Why is Baptism so important in our Lenten understanding? Lent as a 40-day season developed in the fourth century from three merging sources. The first was the ancient paschal fast that began as a two-day observance before Easter but was gradually lengthened to 40 days. The second was the catechumenate as a process of preparation for Baptism, including an intense period of preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation to be celebrated at Easter. The third was the Order of Penitents, which was modeled on the catechumenate and sought a second conversion for those who had fallen back into serious sin after Baptism. As the catechumens (candidates for Baptism) entered their final period of preparation for Baptism, the penitents and the rest of the community accompanied them on their journey and prepared to renew their baptismal vows at Easter.
Lent, then, is radically baptismal. In this Update we'll consider some of the familiar customs of Lent and show how we can renew some of our Lenten customs to bring forth the baptismal theme.
What is "Fat Tuesday"?
Centuries ago, the Christmas season ended on the day before Lent began, so it was a festival. The "King Cake" we associate with Mardi Gras was made to celebrate Christ's birth, thus 'King' Cake. A small figurine of the baby Jesus was put in the cake to both call to mind the birth of Christ but also, and a little superstitiously, offered the person who ended up with the baby Jesus good luck. The three colors associated with Mardi Gras – gold, green and purple – actually come from the colors associated with our three virtues: Faith, Hope and Love.
As the Church anticipates the Season of Lent, the day before Ash Wednesday became called "Fat Tuesday" or "Shrove Tuesday." Customs and practices arose for Fat Tuesday wherein people would empty their pantries of many items restricted during Lent. This practice gave the day a sense of celebration because so many good and rich foods had to be consumed. Gradually, and unfortunately, rather than being seen as emptying things out of our lives in preparation for Lent, it became an excuse for big party.
One of the terms often used with Mardi Gras is "carnival." We picture huge public celebrations and parades. Anyone who visits one of the big carnivals held on this day usually bring back stories of self-indulgence and hedonism that make most people blush. Ironically, carnival finds its roots in the Church's spiritual practices, although now our current practices are, for the large part, now disassociated from their spiritual beginnings. The word carnival comes from the Latin "carne vale" which means "farewell to meat" or "farewell to flesh" indicating the end to certain pleasures has come.
In some parts of the Christian world the commonly used term for the day before Ash Wednesday is "Shrove Tuesday." To "shrive" means to present oneself for confession, penance and absolution. In some early practices, Lent was preceded by Shrovetide, the week before Lent. The faithful were called to go to confession during that time in preparation for the Lenten observance. The Catholic Encyclopedia explanation of Shrovetide includes a sentence from the Anglo-Saxon "Ecclesiastical Institutes." Translated from Theodulphus by Abbot Aelfric about A.D. 1000, it reads, "In the week immediately before Lent everyone shall go to his confessor and confess his deeds and the confessor shall so shrive him as he then may hear by his deeds what he is to do [in the way of penance]." During Lent, a person practiced the penance assigned. It is too bad we have forgotten the spiritual roots for Mardi Gras!
MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS
FOR LENT 2014
He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich
(cf. 2 Cor 8:9)
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SAN GENNARO MUSIC FEST & MIDTOWN BLOCK PARTY
The Cathedral's San Gennaro Music Fest will be an Italian street festival with just the right kick of Music City flair. We will take over the heart of Midtown, converting our already vibrant area surrounding the Cathedral into a place for the senses: the area strung with lights, live music, pasta, gelato, freshly brewed espresso, beverage gardens, an Italian restaurant, and more. Two stages will keep live music playing continuously. The Music Fest will also include guided tours of the Cathedral, nationally recognized speakers, and a children's activity area.
The Cathedral Midtown San Gennaro Music Fest will take place the third weekend in September, in honor of San Gennaro's feast day. The event will help us celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral church. Want to be part of planning and/or putting on this fabulous event? Contact Kevin Raymond at KFRaymond@comcast.net.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
MEETINGS AND EVENTS IN THE DIOCESAN COMMUNITY
CATHEDRAL TREASURE PICKERS PARADISE
|The parish is having a YARD SALE on Saturday, April 5. from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help raise funds for the San Gennaro MusicFest. Everyone has plenty of good "stuff" that they'd like to see go to a new home that needs it! We invite you contribute "practically new" & "gently used" items including, but not limited to:
Home & Garden
(Please, no clothing)
|Drop off your items in the designated boxes located in the Narthex every weekend in MARCH. Please contact Lindsay Thomeer at email@example.com or 426-8095 with any questions.
Calling all youth and young adults to come together for a night of religious music, community, worship, and Eucharistic Adoration! Glory Nights take place on the first Thursday of every month in the Upper Room at Church of the Assumption. The next Glory Night is March 6 at 7:00 p.m. Check out facebook.com/glorynightsnashville for details. All are welcome!
POLL OFFICIALS NEEDED
Recruiting Poll Officials for Davidson County
2014 Elections: May 6, August 7, and November 4
Pays $120 per election day, training provided.
Download application at www.nashville.gov/vote, click on: Poll Worker Information or call 615-862-4372.
ST. BERNARD ACADEMY SUMMER CARE 2014
St. Bernard Academy offers a Summer Care program for children ages 4-11 years old. Summer Care runs 8 weeks beginning June 2 and ending August 1. We are closed the week of July 4. The weekly fee is $200 per child. Summer Care is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or to request a registration form please call or email the director, Suzanne Di Piazza: 298-1298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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