From the Rector, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8/9/2020

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If we look to the Old Testament, we can see numerous instances when the Lord instructs Israel to hold a memorial of some significant event God’s plan to restore fallen man. The most famous example is the Passover, the Paschal Sacrifice and Feast. The Passover, the memorial of the Israelites’ being freed from Egypt, was …

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From the Rector, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8/2/2020

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We are making plans for the upcoming Parish Religious Education Program. As you might have anticipated, this fall’s program will be affected by the continued restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. These restrictions we are required to follow are related to the number of students that can be put in a classroom while keeping them …

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From The Rector, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 26, 2020

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Sacred Heart Cathedral School 2020 – 2021 Preschool-8th Grade The plan in place for our Parish school: •Classical Catholic curriculum •pre K- 8th grade •Opening on August 17, 2020. •Five days a week in- person schooling •7:40am-3pm •10 students per class •Mass each day at 8 am •Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation (2nd grade), First …

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From the Rector, July 19, 2020, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Recently, my parish bulletin had a short article on St. Simon stock and the scapular. When I was growing up, I remember the brown scapular and the green one. Could you please tell where the scapular came from? Are there different kinds of scapulars? A reader in Springfield: the scapular originates in the habits worn …

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From the Rector, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 12, 2020

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July is the month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. LITANY OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS Lord, have mercy, Lord have mercy Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy. Jesus, hear us, Jesus, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. …

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From the Rector, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 6/28/20

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If you have been watching Mass from the Cathedral online, or have returned to Mass in person, you may have noticed a difference in what happens after the First Reading. Given the restrictions on congregational singing, and rising from a desire to help expose the parish to an ancient practice, we have often been using …

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June 14, 2020, The Most Holy Body & Blood of Jesus Christ

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History of the Feast of Corpus Christi by Father Francis Weiser HISTORY AND LITURGY ORIGIN — On Maundy Thursday, the day on which the Church commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist, it is impossible to honor the Blessed Sacrament with appropriate solemn and joyful rites. Such a festival is precluded by the sad and …

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