Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 26, 2017 “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon” -Matthew 6:24 Feb. 25, Saturday, Weekday, BVM 12:05 Patrick Arey 5:15 Lauren Kennedy Feb. 26, Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:00 Pro Populo - For the People of the Parish 9:30 April McElwee 11:00 Tommaso Berarducci 12:30 Manuel Delgado 6:30 Pro Populo - For the People of the Parish Feb. 27, Monday, Weekday 7:15 Helen Horan 12:05 Elizabeth Schwartz Feb. 28, Tuesday, Weekday 7:15 Helen Horan 12:05 Rosemary McCarthy Mar. 1, Ash Wednesday 7:15 AM (Chapel) - 12:05 PM (Basilica) 12:35 PM (Chapel) - 5:15 PM (Basilica) Mar. 2, Thursday after Ash Wednesday 7:15 Special intention 12:05 Tara Lynn Scutari Mar. 3, Friday after Ash Wednesday, St. Katharine Drexel, Virgin 7:15 Living& deceased members of the League of the Sacred Heart 12:05 Michael Donatucci Feb. 4, Saturday after Ash Wednesday, St. Casimir 12:05 For the spiritual & temporal benefit of Charles Drummond 5:15 Mary Rau Feb. 5, First Sunday of Lent 8:00 Pro Populo - For the People of the Parish 9:30 Arthur Quici 11:00 Nicola Berarducci 12:30 Carmen Martinez 6:30 Pro Populo - For the People of the Parish Dear Parishioners, This Wednesday, March 1, 2017 is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Please see the insert in this edition of the Parish Bulletin for a complete listing of our Parish observances of Lent. Lent is an occasion for the whole Church to go on a forty day retreat to prepare for Easter. The biblical readings and prayers of the Sacred Liturgy during the six weeks of Lent speak loudly and clearly that these are the days for repenting our sins and living out the ways of the Gospel with greater fidelity and conviction. If this is the invitation to the whole Church, then it is the invitation to every member of the Church. Each of us has a responsibility before God and for the benefit of one another to embrace the observance of Lent with Christian maturity and honesty. The Church prescribes in minimal ways how we are to keep the abstinence and fast of this holy season. As individual members of the Church, we are encouraged to go beyond the minimal and voluntarily to carry out the practices of Lent to a degree that actually assists our journey of focusing more on the Lord and the work of our own personal conversion from sin to grace. So, I invite you to have real plan for your own observance of these forty days that will make this time truly an opportunity for penance and renewal. The change of heart and life of each individual Christian brings a change of heart and life to the whole Church. Among all the possible observances for Lent, I would like to highlight a few. Every liturgical time is enriched for us when we participate in Mass more than on Sunday. We have the opportunity to enter into the saving Mystery of Christ, to hear his word and receive his holy Body and Blood, with a focus on the liturgical time at hand. The discipline of Lent is fostered by also attending Mass on the weekdays. Also, a regular part of the Christian Life is going to Confession. Many of us are not in a good habit of going to Confession with consistency. Lent gives us the opportunity to make a very good Confession and also to establish a pattern for a year round practice. Additionally, the Word of God is the primary mentor for living a Christian life. Many of us settle for what we hear from the Lord at Sunday Mass in his Word. We can bring this same Word into our hearts every day when we prayerfully and reflectively ponder the Scriptures in our home. Lent is a good time to make this a daily or frequent practice. As Lent begins this week, let us pray for one another that we will all make a good Lent. Let us encourage one another by a personal commitment to keep Lent faithfully. May this Lent have us truly prepared to encounter the Risen Lord within us and among us in just a few short weeks. The second collection at Mass next Sunday will be for the support of religious education programs in the Cathedral Parish. Thank you so very much for all of your goodness and generosity to the Cathedral Parish in so many ways and to the annual Catholic Charities Appeal. God bless you, -1- 062 cathd Father Dennis Gill FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT Adoración Eucarística el primer viernes del mes Friday, March 3, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Cathedral Chapel The Most Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration before the 12:05 PM Mass. Please come to adore the Lord! The Sacrament of Penance will be available on the First Friday of each month, beginning at 11 am El Santísimo Sacramento será expuesto para adoración antes de la Misa de las 12:05 pm el primer viernes de cada mes a partir de las 11:00 am en la Capilla de la Catedral. Confesiones en ingles a las 11am. Por favor ven a adorar al Señor "If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this Sacrament, I am sure that the thought of Christ's love for us would transform the coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude." - St. Angela of Foligno AID FOR FRIENDS AT THE CATHEDRAL PARISH Aid For Friends is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers to prepare meals in their homes and/or to deliver food for those unable to prepare their own meals. These prepared meals are a tremendous service to the elderly and disabled who cannot afford their meals and/or have difficulty getting to the food store. Please consider helping A id for Friends by picking up the meal trays in Chapel Hall on Sunday mornings during the Mass times, from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM. These trays are located next to the A id For Friends freezer with further instructions in Chapel Hall. Please return prepared meals any weekday between 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM or Sunday mornings during the Mass times. If you are interested in taking meals to the homebound, especially in the Cathedral Parish area, please contact Mrs. Lynn Trumbetta, by phone (215-464-2224) or email [email protected] You must first register with A id For Friends to deliver meals. Aid for Friends encourages a visit with the persons receiving the meal as well. 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN HONOR ROLL MARCH 1 - APRIL 8, 2017 We would like to congratulate parishioner Laylah Santiago for achieving academic excellence. Layla achieved Second Honors at St. Hubert Catholic H.S. for Girls Help save lives in Philadelphia! You can protect mothers and children, here’s how to take part: Through prayer & fasting, peaceful vigils & Community outreach, 40 Days for Life has inspired 725 K volunteers! ♦ Vigil location: Outside Planned Parenthood, 12th & Locust in Center City. ♦ Vigil hours: 8 AM to 5 PM, M-F • 8 AM to 3 PM, SAT. ♦ Local Contact: Pat Stanton 267-718-4851, Monique Ruberu 469-231-9084 [email protected] The Cathedral Basilica is responsible for signing up parishioners/participants to the prayer vigil on APRIL 4 Please join us! Sign up in the link below or by calling the Parish Office 215-561-1313 Learn more & get involved by visiting our campaign at 40daysforlife.com/philadelphia Readings for Mass for this Week Please see the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. usccb.org/bible/readings Las lecturas de la semana están disponibles en el enlace de arriba PARISH FINANCIAL SUPPORT The Financial Support of the Cathedral Parish is the duty of our parishioners. Here at the Cathedral Parish we are greatly supported as well by our many visitors. If you only put $1 in the collection would you consider $5, if you put $10, would you consider $20? The Offertory Collection for Sunday, 02/19/2017 was $7,9253.50. Thank you very much for your generous financial support. Please remember these parishioners and friends of the Cathedral Parish in your prayers/ Ora por los enfermos: Nancy Rice, Frank Byrne, Gerald Leo, Eileen Swartz, Dan Moyer, Rose Johnston, William Zawacki, Carla McCollaum, David Hernandez, Edward Panek, Irene McCarthy, Paige Bednarsky, Patrick DiGiovanni, Patricia Capone, Rosemary Lovett, Grace Teti, Nick Capozio, Darcel Burney, Fred Hankinson, Renee Kenny, Thomas J. Kenny, Stacey Smit, Anadelia Cacique, Alis de Pachecho, JoAnn Stein, Francis Pham, William Spiro, Scott Towers, Daniel Moyer Sr., James Pinto, Pearl Hammond, Loretta Braccili, Dorothy Tomassini, Pam Buccelli, Charlotte McLaughlin, Amberlyn Boland, Wendy Cornel, Michelle, Oscar Rodriguez, Enrique Rodriguez, Randy Burbage, Rosa Maria Santos, Amy Fife, Marissa Kostrzewa, David Kaplan, Marilyn Mullen, Kathleen Aponik, April DeMatto, and those in nursing homes or hospitals and all the sick.. Please call the Parish Office with the name of anyone who is sick, to be included in our prayer list. Por favor llamar a la oficina parroquial para añadir a la lista los nombres de personas que estén enfermas. -2- 062 cathd What’s Happening at the Parish Outside the Liturgical Schedule Mar. 1 Ash Wednesday (refer to the inser t) Morning Scripture for Lawyers, Neumann Room, 8:00 AM Charismatic Prayer Group, Neumann Room, 6:00 PM Mar. 2 Hallahan H.S. Ring Mass, Basilica, 6:00 PM Catechetical Session, Neumann Room, 7:00 PM MIÉRCOLES DE CENIZA, 1 DE MARZO Las cenizas serán distribuidas durante cada una de las Misas: 7:15 AM, 12:05 PM, 12:35 PM y 5:15 PM. El Miércoles de Ceniza “inicia el tiempo litúrgico de la Cuaresma en el que, durante 40 días y a través de la vivencia del ayuno, la oración y la limosna, los fieles se preparan para la Semana Santa en la que se actualizan los misterios de la Pasión, Muerte y Resurrección del Señor Jesús. En este tiempo los fieles están llamados a trabajar de manera especial en la conversión personal, exhortación que durante la imposición de las cenizas expresa el celebrante con las palabras: ‘Convertíos y creed en el Evangelio’.” Leer mas en: aciprensa.com Sacramento de la Reconciliación Los domingos a las 12:00 PM en la Capilla El Via Crucis (Estaciones de la Cruz) En español, los viernes a las 7:00 PM en la Capilla En ingles, los Viernes después de la Misa de las 12:05 PM en la Capilla Plato de Arroz de CRS A través de Plato de Arroz de CRS, escuchamos historias de nuestros hermanos y hermanas necesitados en todo el mundo, y dedicamos nuestras oraciones, ayuno y donativos de Cuaresma para cambiar las vidas de los pobres. Cada día durante la Cuaresma, los participantes están invitados a utilizar el Calendario de Cuaresma—incluido en cada cajita o Plato de Arroz de CRS—para guiar sus donativos. Las actividades diarias en el Calendario de Cuaresma—por ejemplo, dona 25 centavos a su cajita por cada llave de agua en su casa—ayuda a familias a reflexionar en las realidades de nuestros hermanos y hermanas alrededor del mundo y cómo puedan ser solidarios durante la temporada de Cuaresma. Retiro de Sanación Post-Aborto Marzo 10 al 12, 2017 - Malvern-Frazer, PA Es diseñado para ayudarle a experimentar la Misericordia y la compasión de Dios. Le ayudara a sanar heridas que tal vez estén escondidas, en un ambiente seguro, donde no la van a juzgar y la trataran con amor. Le ayudara a tener esperanza en su futuro y le ayudara a liberarse del dolor en su corazón y en su alma. Para información, llame a Geri al 610-399-0890 o a Priscilla al 215-906-6337. El Viñedo de Raquel de Greater Philadelphia. Todas las llamadas son confidenciales. Es posible recibir ayuda financiera. Sitio web nacional: www.rachelsvineyard.org LA CORRESPONSABILIDAD ¿A quien le pertenece este mundo? Un buen administrador—hombre o mujer—es una persona responsable en quien el dueño puede confiar sin tener que supervisarlo. Sin embargo, aunque el administrador haga muy bien su trabajo nunca se convertirá en dueño de eso que administra. Tú podrás creerte que eres dueño de muchas cosas, desde una casa hasta un negocio o una propiedad. Si de verdad fueras el dueño podrías llevártelo todo cuando te mueras. Imagínate mejor mirar las cosas no como algo que “posees” sino algo que “administras”. ¿Te aferrarías menos a “tus” cosas y más a ver a quién podrías ayudar con ellas? ¿Cómo ayudarías a las generaciones futuras? Hacerte el hábito de pensar como administrador puede alterar positivamente tu forma de pensar, tus palabras y acciones. Empieza por decirte: “No soy dueño, sino que tengo una corresponsabilidad por lo que Dios me ha dado”. El verdadero dueño es Dios, que conoce las intenciones de tu corazón. Después de todo, ¿a quién le pertenece este mundo? La Corresponsabilidad Vivida Ahora Considera hacer un testamento o actualizar el que ya tienes. Deja provistos a aquellos que amas y, si tienes los recursos, haz alguna donación a la Iglesia y a tu obra de caridad preferida. Son legados que siguen multiplicándose dejando tu huella más allá de tu vida terrena. Copyright © 2009, World Library Publications. All rights reserved CAMPAÑA 40 DIAS POR LA VIDA Marzo 1 — Abril 8 ¡Ayuda a salvar vidas en Filadelfia! Puedes proteger a madres e niños participando por medio de la oración y abstinencia, vigilias pacificas y ayuda a la comunidad. ¡40 Días Por la Vida ha inspirado a mas de 725.000 voluntarios! ♦ Lugar de la vigilia: Afuera de Planned Parenthood, 12th & Locust en Center City ♦ Horario de la vigilia: 8 AM a 5 PM, L-V 8 AM to 3 PM, Sab. ♦ Contacto: Pat Stanton 267-718-4851 Para más información en ingles y para registrarte visita nuestra campaña en: 40daysforlife.com/philadelphia o llama a la oficina parroquial, Nora te explicará en español de que se trata esta campaña y también te puede registrar, 215-561-1313 o [email protected] Nuestra parroquia esta encargada de conseguir feligreses y otros participantes para orar en frente del centro abortista el día 4 DE ABRIL. Por favor suscríbase especialmente para ese día. Bendiciones! -3- 062 cathd CATECHETICAL SESSION FOR ADULTS THIS WEEK Thursday, March 2, 7:00 PM Meeting in the Neumann Room The weekly catechetical session is primarily for the adults among us who are preparing to receive the Easter Sacraments. However, anyone interested in the topic for better understanding and faith formation is most welcome to attend. Anyone, especially our parishioners, seeking more information on the reception of the Sacraments or assisting as a sponsor, please call the Parish Office., 215-561-1313. The Cathedral Parish has been very pleased to commission several men and women as official greeters or Ministers of Hospitality, at each of our entrances. We will complete the Rites of Commissioning this Sunday morning before the 8:00 am Mass. The Blessing of our volunteers and the Blessing of their pins is a formal way of calling on God to be with them as they reach out to all who come and go from the Cathedral. The many who pass through our doorways are in one way or another seeking God who is Truth, Beauty and Goodness. Some come to worship, others to tour our sacred and beautiful space. We make every effort to make all feel welcome and answer any question they might have. We ask you as well, to pray for them and if possible, join their ranks by speaking to one of our priests or S. Eleanor McCann, RSM. Parish Coordinator: Joseph Bednarz Mike Leigh, Lou Ferrero, Joseph & Cynthia Bausano, Philip McDonald, Anne Kimani & Ruthie Njagi, Philomena Stephen-King, Joseph Weiss, Aida Santiago, Rosa Ramos, Antonia Marie Pugliese, Jonathan Nidock, James Herman, Sandra M. Lavini, Laura Baciu, Julia Veres, Irene Polomski, Jose Lopez, Luis Arcila, Ray Welsh, Nick & Jessica Baker, Barbara Plocharski, Paul Devine, Albert Ferrigno, Richard DiLorenzo, Frank Di Angelo, Joseph & Cynthia Bausano, Philip McDonald, Rosa Ramos, James Herman, Sandra M. Lavini, Laura Baciu and Julia Veres. We thank each reliable service! of them for their devoted We are thrilled to announce our upcoming social event, Lenten Kick-off and Game Night, being held Friday, March 3rd at 7 PM at the Pastoral Center (222. N. 17th St). Father Gill will begin the evening with us and offer a brief Lenten meditation followed by food and games. We will have meatless pizzas and beverages, so plan to have your one meal that Friday with us! We hope each of you can join us for this wonderful start to Lent. Holy Rosary before Mass: We hope that each of you will consider joining us every second Sunday of the month at 5:45 PM prior to the 6:30 PM Mass to pr ay the Rosary as a group. If you are interested in the Young Adults of the Cathedral Parish or wish to receive the most up-to-date information on our group’s events please e-mail us. Please search for our Facebook page (search: Young Adults at the Cathedral). Friday, April 7, 2017: Discipleship Series - Session Two Living as an Intentional Disciple of Jesus as a Member of his Church. Presenter: Fr . Dennis Gill, Rector & Pastor of the Cathedral. Where: The Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, 222 North Seventeenth St., Philadelphia, PA, beginning at 7:30 PM. [email protected] C ATHEDRAL B ASILICA OF S AINTS P ETER AND P AUL F RIDAY , J UNE 23, 2017 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Cocktail Reception, Dinner and Entertainment Black Tie Optional /Complementary Parking at the Cathedral T HE L OGAN P HILADELPHIA H OTEL and O NE L OGAN S QUARE P HILADELPHIA , P ENNSYLVANIA 19103 Opportunities to support the Keys & Sword Event AD BOOK Full Page Ad (8 ½ ” x 11”) SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM $1,500 ½ Page Ad (5 ½ ” x 8 ½ ”) $750 ¼ Page Ad (5 ½ ” x 4 ¼”) $375 Queen of the Apostles Saints Peter & Paul St. John Neumann & St. Katharine Drexel Rector’s Circle $3,000 + $2,000 - $2,999 $1,000 - $1,999 $100 - $999 EVENT PARTICIPATION Purchase Table (10 tickets) $3,000 Individual Tickets $125 Ticket Sponsorship (tickets will be distributed by the Rector) $125 For more information please visit: Cathedralphila.org Call: 215-531-1313 or Email Mary Ann Leigh at: [email protected] -4- 062 cathd OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST Man-Up Philly: Men's Spirituality Conference Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:30 AM-5 PM Come be a part of this special experience and stand with your Brothers as true Men of God. Speakers: Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D., Kevin Reilly, Damon Clarke Owens, Mark Forrest. Location: St. Joseph's University, Hagan Arena, Phila. More info & registration: manupphilly.com Archbishop Chaput’s new book “Stanger in a Strange Land" will be sold in the Cathedral Shop starting Saturday February 25th The Cathedral Shop is open Wed. 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM / Sat. 11:00 AM - 5:15 PM Sun. 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM / 215-665-9032 Mary and the Miraculous Metal Wednesday, March 8th – 6:00 PM Speaker: Father Michael J. Shea, C.M. Location: Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 121 Allison Road, Oreland, PA Post-Abortion Healing Retreat March 10 to 12, 2017 - Malvern-Frazer, PA This retreat for healing after abortion is designed to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God. It will help you focus on the buried emotions of the past and begin healing in a non-judgmental, safe, loving, and confidential environment. It will give you hope for your future and freedom from the pain within your heart and soul. For information call Geri at 610-399-0890 or Priscilla at 215-906-6337. Rachel Vineyard of Greater Philadelphia. All inquiries are strictly confidential. Financial aid is offered if needed. National website: www.rachelsvineyard.org Deliver Us From Evil: A Lenten Reflection on the Nature of Evil Friday, March 10, 2017, 7-9 PM In this Lenten reflection, you will learn how evil operates in our lives and how to defend yourself against its power. Reservations required. Speaker: Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, staff journalist for Women of Grace and frequent guest on EWTN. Location: St. Agnes Church, 445 N. Main St., Sellersville, PA. More info & registration: Visit the Events page at www.womenofgrace.com or call 800-558-5452 to register. Our Lady of Fatima Movie Night, The 13th Day Friday, March 10, 2017 - 6:30 PM A family movie night in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. Location: St. John Bosco Parish Center Library, 215 E. County Line Rd, Hatboro, PA St. Charles Borromeo Seminary presents: The 24th Annual Marian Day. Topic: Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood Sat. March 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Wynnewood. 9 AM Registration • 9:30 AM Conference One, Fr. Mark Mary (from EWTN’S Life on the Rock) • 11:15 Holy Sacrifice of the Mass • 12:00 PM Lunch • 1:15 PM Conference Two, Fr. Mark Mary • 2:45 Holy Hour Please RSVP before March 1st at [email protected] or 610-785-6270 indicating your name and the number of persons attending with you. A donation of $10 to cover box lunch is requested of lay attendees at the time of registration. Breakfast & other snacks will not be provided Print Publication for local Catholic news The Archdiocese is considering resuming a print publication containing local Church news that would come out every other week. The subscription rate would be $40 to $50 annually. If you think you would subscribe to a regular archdiocesan publication, please email or call the rectory to say that you are interested in a print publication. [email protected] LIVING STEWARDSHIP NOW Whose World? A steward is the trusted manager of a household, farm, or landed estate. He is counted on to act for the owner without oversight. Yet however well a steward does his job, he never becomes the owner of what he manages. You may believe you own a lot of things, from a house to a business, to property. If you really owned them, you could take them with you when you die. Imagine, then, looking at things, not as what you “own” but what you “steward.” Would you cling less to “your” stuff, or think who else you could assist with it? How might you benefit future generations? Changing to a stewardship habit can alter your thoughts, words, and actions. Start by saying, “I no longer own; rather, I am responsible for what I have.” The true owner is the Lord, who knows the motives of your heart. Whose world is this after all? Living Stewardship Now Consider making a will or updating the one you already have. Make provisions for those you love and, if you have the resources, make gifts to the Church and favorite charities that will go on giving beyond your lifetime. Copyright © 2009, World Library Publications. All rights reserved Tours of the Cathedral Basilica A guided tour of the Basilica is available after the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass. Please gather in front of the Side Altar of the Sacred Heart, which is located to the -5- 062 cathd right of the Main Sanctuary.
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