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Cathedral of the Incarnation
Welcome to the
Cathedral of the Incarnation
 
The essence of the Cathedral of the Incarnation is not the brick and mortar out of which it is built; it is instead, the people who identify with it and who are bonded together by a common faith and a united sense of mission.

Our parish is a thriving community of more than 2,300 families representing more than 4,800 individuals in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The average age of our members is 35 although there is a good representation of individuals in their forties and older!  In this website you will find the breath of ministries active in this dynamic parish. The diversity of our ministries and parishioners is a reflection of God’s gift of Life.

The people of Cathedral rely on one another to build our parish, but their support extends much further than our corner on West End Ave.  Cathedral parishioners are active in outreach throughout our community and beyond our borders as we strive to reflect the Gospel message that “God so loved the world.”

We welcome you to our website. We hope it allows you to gain insight into the Cathedral of the Incarnation Parish Community.

May God bless you and strengthen you in mission and service.


Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5:00 PM Vigil Mass
Sunday: 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM,
5:00 PM
Weekday Masses
Monday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM &12:10 PM
Mon-Thurs. 5:30 PM when Vanderbilt is in session
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TO REQUEST THIS WEEK'S HOMILY or a previous Homily
Please specify the date of the Homily with your request.
Request a Homily from
Rector - Reverend Ed Steiner
Rev. Jayd Neely, Associate Pastor
Request a Homily from
Rev. Mr. Jim McKenzie, Deacon
 
Request a Homily from
Rev. Mr. Mark Faulkner, Deacon
Request a Homily from
Rev. Mr. Thales Finchum, Deacon
Bishop David Choby, Diocesan Bishop

~~ Notices as of ~~

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK
(February 22 – February 28, 2015)
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

Saturday
February 21
5:00 p.m.
St. Peter Domain
For the People of our Parish
Sunday
February 22

The First Sunday of Lent

8:30 a.m. For an end to the atrocities of ISIS
11:00 a.m. † Frank J. Patchett by Heather & Joe Rohan
5:00 p.m. Gregg Spierling by Thomas Schwartz
 
7:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Monday
February 23
Communion Service † Bob Frensley by the Parish TBA at Mass
Tuesday
February 24
† Christopher William Langlais by the parish † Michael & Emily Donelson Cain, Jr. TBA at Mass
Wednesday
February 25
† Michael & Margaret Nolan Cain For the Seminarians of the Diocese TBA at Mass
Thursday
February 26
† Anthony & Mary Agnes Dineen McMahon For all the Religious Men & Women Serving in our Diocese TBA at Mass
Friday
February 27
† Susanna Marie "Susie" Neligan † Cheryl Watson by Mary Alice Bishop  
Saturday
February 28
5:00 p.m.
† Jean Marie McAuley Jenkins
Want to schedule a Mass Intention?   Contact the church office: 615-327-2330 or lstamps@cathedralnashville.org

Our Prayers Are Requested for the Repose of the Souls of
† ROBERT "BOB" OLIVER FRENSLEY
† CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM LANGLAIS

Bulletin Notices:

The Bulletin is now available to download in PDF Format.
CLICK HERE for the complete bulletin for this week.

DURING LENT

MEATLESS FRIDAYS
Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on all the Fridays of Lent.

CONFESSIONS
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.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES DURING LENT

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 joan.watson@dioceseofnashville.com 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

ShamrockIt'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 stephenjpenton@gmail.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 kdoyle@cathedralnashville.org. We offer childcare for ages 6 months to 5 years in a religious based academic program preparing each child for kindergarten and beyond.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Religious Education
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.

Rice Bowl
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 Room #304!

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!

Confirmands

2015 Cathedral Confirmands at St. Mary Villa

Neri Nights

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!

Spring Fashion Show

YOUNG ADULTS
Facebook for Cathedral Young Adults

For more up-to-date information about monthly events, join us on the Cathedral Young Adults Facebook Group.

PARISH NURSES
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 daily reflections!

www.lentreflections.com

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
Sunday: Gn 9:8-15/1 Pt 3:18-22/Mk 1:12-1
Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday: Is 55:10-11/Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10/Lk 11:29-32
Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Mt 7:7-12
Friday:
Ez 18:21-28/Mt 5:20-26
Saturday: Dt 26:16-19/Mt 5:43-48
Next Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Rom 8:31b-34/Mk 9:2-10
  ©Liturgical Publications Inc

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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 lreddick@cathedralnashville.org

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 you wish. Father Steiner is the only one with access to this list. 

CENSUS INFORMATION
To 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

LENTEN CHOICES
When denying yourself something for Lent, ask yourself:

  • Is this truly sacrificial?
  • Will it help me identify with the sufferings of Christ on the Cross?
  • 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: sdipiazza@stbernard.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.
http://www.ccfmtn.org/
Is the church or parish in your will?


COUNSELING
Many people struggle with concerns like depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, etc. In response, 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.

CATHOLIC MEDIA
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.

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements must be in the Church Office no later than Noon on Friday, one week before publication
lstamps@cathedralnashville.org.

CHURCH ON THE WEB
The Bible: www.usccb.org/bible/index.cfm
Cathedral: www.nashvillecathedral.com
University Catholic: www.universitycatholic.org
Diocese: www.dioceseofnashville.com
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


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