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‘THIS WEEK IS FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY’ IN THE UNDERCROFT AT 11:30 AM: The Vocations Committee will serve refreshments next Sunday between the 10:30a.m. and the 12:30p.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.

Advent is a time of waiting and preparing:  It’s time for preparing the Cathedral for Christmas by cleaning it. Please join us and other parishioners in preparing the Cathedral for the Christmas celebration. A sign-up binder is located on the table at the Broad St. entrance, or  by emailing me as to your willingness to help with the Cathedral  Christmas Cleaning on Monday, December 15, 6-9 pm. A pizza, pop and sandwich supper will be  ready for you at 6 pm in the Undercroft. Please sign-up so we can get an accurate count for the amount of food we order. Call or email Deacon Tom  at 267-1903 or thomjohnst@aol.com if you need more informaton. You will enter from the alley at the door to the Undercroft.

THIS SUNDAY~ 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.

Simbang Gabi! Come and join us at Holy Cross Church in celebrating the Filipino Nine Day Novena in preparation for Christmas! The Nine Day Novena will start on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:30 and will end on Tuesday, December 23 concluding with Mass at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Cross. Our presider is Fr. Ramon Owera, CFIC. A reception at St. Patrick Church will follow the Mass on December 23rd.

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.