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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 ~~

(July 20–July 26, 2014)

July 19
Blessed Virgin Mary
For the People of the Parish
July 20
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:30 a.m. † Leroy Phillips by the Parish
11:00 a.m. † Robin & Bobby Baskin (18th wedding anniv) by Hank Baskin
5:00 p.m. † Edgar C. Gentle, Jr. by Jeanne & Diane Gentle with love
7:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
July 21
St. Lawrence of Brindisi
Communion Service Rev. Michael Meagher by the Parish  
July 22
St. Mary Magdalene
† Rev. Martin Walsh by the Parish † John Seigenthaler by the Parish  
July 23
St. Bridget
† Deacon Frank Vaccaro by the Parish † Deacon Bernard J. Beltz by the Parish
July 24
St. Sharbel Makhluf
† Monsignor John A. Elliott by the Parish † Clarence & Julia L. Doyle by the Reillys  
July 25
St. James
† Rev. Patrick McNamara by the Parish

† Bishop Thomas S. Byrne by the Parish

July 26
Sts. Joachim and Anne
10:00 a.m.For the newly ordained Priest by the Parish
5:00 p.m. – For the People of the Parish
Want to schedule a Mass Intention?   Contact Darleen Reilly: 615-327-2330

Our Prayers Are Requested for the Repose of the Souls of
† John Seigenthaler
† Raphel Antino White

Bulletin Notices:

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

Two by TwoTickets are now available for Cathedral Players production of "Two By Two" being presented August 1st, 2nd, 3rd; August 8th, 9th, 10th; and August 15th, 16th, 17th! Friday/Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Fleming Center.

Join our all-star cast featuring Cathedral Choir member & cantor Kevin F. Raymond as Noah and Cathedral Choir Members Keith Hardy as Ham, Lauren Pratt as Goldie, and Cassie Langjahr as Rachel. Nashville theatre favorites include Pat Street as Esther, Adam Horn as Shem, Francine Berk-Graver as Leah and Josh Stutts as Japheth. We're certain you'll enjoy the timeless Richard Rogers & Martin Charnin story of Noah and his family on the ark in this classic musical! Admission is only $15 and we're selling fast! To make a reservation, visit our "Tickets" page at!

More Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are needed at our weekend Masses! If interested please email Ken Leediker at This is a great way to help give back to your parish! Rising juniors in high school and up are eligible to serve in this important ministry!

RCIAHave you thought about being a sponsor for someone that wishes to join the Catholic Church? Our RCIA Program at Cathedral is looking for sponsors for Candidates and Catechumens on their journey into the Catholic Faith. Contact Kevin Raymond at or 615-327-2330 for more information on how you can help or to answer questions you may have.



San Gennaro MusicFest
at the Cathedral of the Incarnation

September 20-21
Sat 10 am - 10 p.m.
Sun Noon - 8 p.m.

The Cathedral is hosting a Midtown block party to help celebrate our 100th Anniversary and to kick-off an historic preservation fund for the Cathedral. This festival is a true block party! 20th Avenue and Terrace Place will be shut down to allow for music, food, and special guests.

"An Italian street festival with Music City flair"

Get your all day wristbands for $10 per day
Kids 6 & under free

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. Contact Lindsay Thomeer at for more information.

Music Fest T-shirt


If you're not sure yet how can support the Cathedral's San Gennaro MusicFest in September but you want to do something, buy a T-SHIRT! Each T-shirt is $15 and the funds will be used to help fund our MusicFest! They are a durable cotton T with the San Gennaro logo on the front. Sizes range from SMALL to XXLARGE. T-shirts can also be ordered at .




Registration will begin soon for Religious Education, which will begin September 7. Watch your email for a form! 

Does your child need to be enrolled in the Religious Education program? The answer is YES, unless your child attends a Catholic school or has already received the sacraments through Children's RCIA. The sacraments are received at the completion of a two year program. Second grade is when children typically receive First Holy Communion and these students must complete the first and second level Religious Education classes. Confirmation is conferred in eighth grade and students must complete seventh and eighth level sacrament prep. For more information email the Director of Religious Education, Robin Baskin at

The Religious Education program thanks all those involved in making Totus Tuus a big success in our first year of having the program at the Cathedral! A special thank you must be given to Sarah McLeod and Shawn Curley, who served as co-coordinators of Totus Tuus this year.

Take Care of You

Body:   Shop the perimeter of the grocery store first—that's where you'll find the fresh fruits and vegetables.
Mind:   Redecorate.
Spirit:  Each time you are interrupted today, stop and pray.

Facebook for Cathedral Young Adults

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


Want more information about Scouting at the Cathedral? Email our scoutmaster, Mr. Dave Lavell, at

Scouts on Boat

Readings for the Week of July 13
Sunday: Wis 12:13, 16-19/Rom 8:26-27/Mt13:24-43 or 13:24-30
Monday: Mi 6:1-4, 6-8/Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Wednesday: Jer 1:1, 4-10/Mt 13:1-9
Thursday: Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13/Mt 13:10-17
Friday: 2 Cor 4:7-15/Mt 20:20-28
Saturday: Jer 7:1-11/Mt 13:24-30
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:28-30/Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46
©Liturgical Publications Inc


This upcoming Saturday morning, July 26, at 10:00, Bishop Choby will ordain nine new priests!

One of the most special moments in the life of a priest is to celebrate Mass for the first time. It is humbling, intimidating, terrifying, and exhilarating all at the same time. The First Mass is typically called A Mass of Thanksgiving.

Two of those being ordained as priests on Saturday will celebrate their Mass of Thanksgiving here at the Cathedral next weekend.

Fr. Phillip Halladay will join us at our 5:00 Saturday Vigil Mass to celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving. Father Halladay is from Mobile, Alabama, and found his home here with us through his brother, Father Paul Anthony Halladay (a military chaplain now serving as the Chaplain of West Point) who at the time was serving as a chaplain at the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell. Father Paul Anthony became great friends with Father Steiner and with Bishop Choby.

Father Phillip spent time as a seminarian assigned to St. Phillip Church in Franklin and spent almost a year as a seminarian and deacon with us here at the Cathedral. Father Halladay will return to studies in Rome for one more year to finish an advanced degree in Dogma.

Fr. Dan Reehil will join us at our 5:00 Sunday evening Mass to celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving. Father Reehil has been living with us at the Cathedral while working at the Catholic Center. He has spoken several times to our Sunday Morning Ongoing Adult Formation Program. Father Reehil comes to us from Long Island, New York. He had been a hermit with the order Intercessors of the Lamb, but the order disbanded. Father Reehil was great friends with Nashville priest Father Mark Nolte, who asked Father Reehil to speak with Bishop Choby about settling here with us. Father Reehil stayed! Father Reehil will become the Associate Pastor of St. Edward Church and continue to work part-time at the Catholic Center.

These are part of our regular Cathedral Weekend Masses, so clearly everyone in the
parish is invited and encouraged to attend.


Pope FrancisVatican City, 15 July 2014 (VIS) –Yesterday (Monday) Pope Francis sent a message to the organizers, speakers and participants in the "Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development," which was read during the inaugural session of the event by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. In the text, the Pontiff urges the international community to promote the adoption of new forms of legal and safe migration and called for protection and a suitable reception for the many children who migrate cross the border with the United States unaccompanied. He also highlights the need for policies to inform potential migrants of the dangers of such a journey and above all, for initiatives to promote development in their countries of origin.

"Globalization is a phenomenon that challenges us, especially in one of its principal manifestations which is emigration. It is one of the 'signs' of this time that we live in and that brings us back to the words of Jesus, 'Why do you not know how to interpret the present time?' Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.

"It is a phenomenon that carries with it great promise and many challenges. Many people forced to emigrate suffer, and often, die tragically; many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes.

"Faced with this situation, I repeat what I have affirmed in this year's Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees: 'A change of attitude towards migrants and refugees is needed on the part of everyone, moving away from attitudes of defensiveness and fear, indifference and marginalization– all typical of a throwaway culture – towards attitudes based on a culture of encounter, the only culture capable of building a better, more just and fraternal world.'

"I would also like to draw attention to the tens of thousands of children who migrate alone, unaccompanied, to escape poverty and violence: This is a category of migrants from Central America and Mexico itself who cross the border with the United States under extreme conditions and in pursuit of a hope that in most cases turns out to be vain. They are increasing day by day. This humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children be welcomed and protected. These measures, however, will not be sufficient, unless they are accompanied by policies that inform people about the dangers of such a journey and, above all, that promote development in their countries of origin. Finally, this challenge demands the attention of the entire international community so that new forms of legal and secure migration may be adopted.

"I wish every success to the laudable initiative of the Mexican government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in arranging a colloquium of study and reflection on the great challenge of migration."

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

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. 

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.


Celebrate Christmas in July and join us at the Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, for a Dinner and Movie for Haiti.  Our feature presentation is Polar Express. This will be our second annual summer event at the Belcourt, and we will serve a holiday dinner and a hot chocolate station, offer a brief welcome, then show the movie, and give small favors to the children. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 21. Tickets are $30 per adult and $15 per child under 18 with a maximum of $100 per family with children, and can be purchased either at the Box Office located at 2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville 37212 or online at  The event is sponsored by A-1 Appliance of Nashville. Proceeds will benefit Visitation Hospital Foundation, which is providing health care and health education to a rural community in southwest Haiti of over 300,000 people.  We have seen an 85% reduction in child malnutrition and have provided clean water to over 2,400 families.  For more information visit us on the web at www.visitationhospital.orgor email us at

Camp MaryMount AnniversaryReconnect, Remember, Rekindle and celebrate 75 years of camp with your family and friends! Join us for Reunion Camp Weekend, August 8 – 10.  Activities include swimming, fishing, archery, bonfire, arts and crafts, 5K Trail Run and Mass. Go to  to see a full list of activities and the Reunion Camp Weekend schedule. Camp out or rent a cabin. Day rates and overnight rates available. Don't miss your chance see old friends and share memories!

Purchase your tickets for a historic year of Irish athletics - the 90th season in the school's history - to ensure your seats for every exciting home game. There is a very limited number of parking passes for campus football game parking so order your season tickets today! To order and for more information, go to

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