Archive for “2014”

Maccabees 12:43-46; It Is Good And Holy To Think Of The Dead Rising Again

A reading from the Second Book of Maccabees

Judas [the ruler of Israel] then took up a collection among all his soldiers, amounting to two thousand silver drachmas, which he sent to Jerusalem to provide for an expiatory sacrifice. In doing this he acted in a very excellent and noble way, inasmuch as he had the resurrection of the dead in view; for if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again, it would have been useless and foolish to pray for them in death. But if he did this with a view to the splendid reward that awaits those who had gone to rest in godliness, it was a holy and pious thought. Thus he made atonement for the dead that they might be freed from this sin.

Daniel 12:1-3: Of Those Who Lie Sleeping In The Dust Of The Earth Many Will Awake

A reading from the Book of the prophet Daniel

[I, Daniel, mourned and I heard this word of the Lord:] “At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace. But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, and those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever.

Lamentations 3:17-26: It Is Good To Wait In Silence For The Lord God To Save

A reading from the Book of Lamentations

My soul is deprived of peace, I have forgotten what happiness is; I tell myself my future is lost, all that I hoped for from the LORD. The thought of my homeless poverty is wormwood and gall; remembering it over and over leaves my soul downcast within me. But I will call this to mind, as my reason to have hope: the favors of the LORD are not exhausted, his mercies are not spent; they are renewed each morning, so great is his faithfulness. My portion is the LORD, says my soul; therefore will I hope in him. Good is the LORD to one who waits for him, to the soul that seeks him; it is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the LORD.

Isaiah 25:6, 7-9: The Lord God Will Destroy Death Forever

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah

On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples. On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, the web that is woven over all nations; he will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; the reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken. On that day it will be said: “Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us! This is the LORD for whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!”

Wisdom 4:7-15: A Blameless Life Is A Ripe Old Age

A reading from the Book of Wisdom

But the just man, though he die early, shall be at rest. For the age that is honorable comes not with the passing of time, nor can it be measured in terms of years. Rather, understanding is the hoary crown for men, and an unsullied life, the attainment of old age. He who pleased God was loved; he who lived among sinners was transported–snatched away, lest wickedness pervert his mind or deceit beguile his soul; for the witchery of paltry things obscures what is right and the whirl of desire transforms the innocent mind. Having become perfect in a short while, he reached the fullness of a long career; for his soul was pleasing to the LORD, therefore he sped him out of the midst of wickedness. But the people saw and did not understand, nor did they take this into account.  Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and his care is with his elect.

Wisdom 3:1-9 or 3:1-6,9: He Accepted Them As A Holocaust

A reading from the Book of Wisdom

Wisdom 3:1-9

But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. In the time of their visitation they shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through stubble; they shall judge nations and rule over peoples, and the LORD shall be their King forever. Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and His care is with His elect.

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Wisdom 3:1-6,9
But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and His care is with His elect.

Job 19:1, 23-27: I Know That My Redeemer Lives

A reading from the Book of Job
Then Job answered and said: Oh, would that my words were written down! Would that they were inscribed in a record: that with an iron chisel and with lead they were cut in the rock forever! But as for me, I know that my Vindicator lives, and that he will at last stand forth upon the dust; whom I myself shall see: my own eyes, not another’s, shall behold him, and from my flesh I shall see God; my inmost being is consumed with longing.

St. Joseph Cathedral Mardi Gras Gala

Celebrate Mardi Gras and raise funds for Catholic education by attending the St. Joseph Cathedral Gala!

We would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the annual Mardi Gras Gala, on Saturday, February 9, at the Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad St.  The event raises funds for students to attend Catholic schools and aid to religious education programs.  Your $100 ticket includes live entertainment and great New Orleans-inspired food, silent and live auctions and great company! This year’s honoree is Cia McQuaide, superintendant of diocesan Catholic schools. For more information or to make reservations, contact Kimberly Mattox at kmattox64@hotmail.com or call (614) 203-2222.

St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Pasta Dinner

Enjoy food, drink and good company at this Saturday night’s pasta dinner.  Enjoy a pasta dinner with your fellow parishioners this Saturday, January 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Undercroft.  Tickets are available for $10 for adults and $5 for children 12-years-old and under through the Parish office Phone # 614-224-1295 or in the Narthex of the church (near the baptism font) after the weekend masses.  View flyer and join us this weekend!

Roberta Gary and the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra

Enjoy the sounds of the St. Joseph Cathedral Music Sunday, February 3, 2014 Dr.  Roberta Gary, Professor of Organ at University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music along with the Cathedral Organists and Cathedral Chamber Orchestra will be coming together to perform the works of Handel, Rheinberger, Bach and Mozart on Sunday, February 3 at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral. Tickets for the performance are available at the door.   For more information visit the St. Joseph Cathedral Music web-site.