~ TakIng Place In our Parishes ~

NEXT WEEK IS “FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY” IN THE UNDERCROFT AT 11:30 A.M.: The Vocations Committee will serve refreshments next Sunday between the 10:30 a.m. and the 12:30 p.m. Masses in the Undercroft (use elevator at the back of the church by the Reconciliation Room). All new Parishioners are cordially invited to attend and meet other parishioners, Priests, Deacons, Liturgical Ministers, Pastoral Council Members & visitors. Everyone is encouraged to come enjoy the refreshments, fellowship with others & learn more about the Cathedral Events Committee.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS AND ALL-NIGHT EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – DECEMBER 5: 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, Devotional Prayers, and concluding with Benediction at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. This will continue, but with Holy Cross Church completing interior renovations the upcoming First Friday Mass, Confessions and Adoration will take place at the Cathedral on Friday, December 5th. 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 North Fifth Street side entrance only; park on the Cathedral lot. The Columbus Police will be providing all-night security.

FIRST SATURDAY MASS – FILIPINO COMMUNITY, DECEMBER 6: 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 completing interior renovations the upcoming First Saturday Mass will take place at the Cathedral on Saturday, December 6, 7:30 p.m., which is a Vigil Mass for the Second Sunday in the Season in Advent. Fr. Ramon will be the Mass celebrant.

CATHEDRAL CHOIR ~ THE OFFICE OF COMPLINE: 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.

THE COLUMBUS LEAGUE OF ST. DYMPHNA: St. Dymphna is the Roman Catholic patron saint for Mental and Nervous Disorders, including depression. The only shrine in North America is located in Massillon, OH. A devotional prayer group will meet immediately after the 12:30 Mass on the second Sunday of each month at St. Joseph Cathedral. For more information about this Columbus League of St. Dymphna, contact Josephine at 614-209-3337.