THIS WEEK IS A SPECIAL FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY IN THE UNDERCROFT, 11:30 A.M.: This is an opportunity to meet our brothers and sisters in Christ from Holy Cross Church who will be joining the Cathedral Community for the next several weeks while the Church undergoes a major interior renovation. Please join us!

CATHEDRAL CHOIR ~ THE OFFICE OF COMPLINE ~ SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2: On the first Sunday of the month, the men of the Cathedral Choir chant the Office of Compline. The Office lasts about 30 minutes and consists of psalms, short passages from scripture, an office hymn, a canticle (Nunc Dimittis), a responsory, collect and additional prayers. In keeping with the earliest practices of the monastic communities, Compline is offered when the work of the day is completed, and the quietness of evening settles over the hearts and minds of those who have come together in thankfulness for the blessings of the day which has passed and in anticipation of God’s gift of a new day. The Office begins at 9:00 p.m. on the First Sunday of the month. We hope you will join us for this unique spiritual experience.

FAMILY ROSARY DAY OCTOBER 12: The Diocese of Columbus’ annual Family Rosary Day is 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 12, at Saint Joseph Cathedral. Bishop Frederick F. Campbell will preside at this event of prayer and devotion to Our Lady. All are welcome.

THE COLUMBUS MARATHON IS NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19: The Marathon begins at 7:30 a.m. from North Bank Park; the route of the Marathon includes East Broad Street, in front of the Cathedral, so getting to the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Mass on October 19 may take some extra effort. You may want to arrive at the Cathedral before the Marathon begins. During the Marathon the best way to get to the Cathedral is to approach from the north, coming down Third Street, and turning left (east) onto East Gay Street to park in the lot. There may be on-street parking restrictions during the Marathon, so please be attentive.

FIRST SATURDAY MASS – FILIPINO COMMUNITY, NOVEMBER 1: For a number of years the Catholic Filipino Community has gathered for a First Saturday Mass at Holy Cross Church. This will continue, but with Holy Cross Church currently undergoing interior renovations the upcoming First Saturday Mass will take place at the Cathedral on Saturday, November 1, 7:30 p.m., which is a Vigil Mass for All Souls. Fr. Lumpe will be the Mass celebrant as Fr. Ramon is out of town.

FEAST OF ALL SOULS – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2: The Feast of All Souls falls on Sunday this year.  On that day we will remember in a special way Holy Cross and Cathedral parishioners who have dined since the previous All Souls Day. This is a day when we also remember our family members, friends, co-workers, fellow parishioners, and special persons in our lives who have died. The Book of the Dead will be placed in the Cathedral during the month of November for all people to inscribe names; the names of those inscribed in the Book of the Dead will be part of the prayers of the faithful during all Masses in November. This is also a day to visit cemeteries to pray at the graves of our loved ones, and to tend to their graves, and to teach our children these faith practices.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS AND ALL-NIGHT EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – NOVEMBER 7: For years Holy Cross Parish has held an All-Night First Friday Eucharistic Adoration, beginning with Mass at 7:30 p.m., followed by Confessions for a period of time, concluding with Benediction at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. This will continue, but with Holy Cross Church currently undergoing interior renovations the upcoming First Friday Mass, Confessions and Adoration will take place at the Cathedral on Friday, November 7. Fr. Lumpe will be the Mass celebrant, will hear confessions, and will do Benediction on Saturday morning. Spread the word, as we need people to pray before the Blessed Sacrament throughout the night. As Jesus asked Peter “Could you not spend one hour with me?” Jesus also asks us this same question. Please contact Carol in the Cathedral Office to sign up for one of the hours of Adoration by calling (614) 224-1295 during regular business hours, or via e-mail: cathedral@columbus.rr.com. Following Mass, access to the Cathedral for Adoration will be available through the Fifth Street side entrance only; please park on the Cathedral lot.