My Dear Friends in Christ,

 

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.  This feast is a celebration of Mary’s motherhood of Jesus, our Lord.  The motherhood of Mary is an example of what we can expect when we seek God’s Will and open our hearts to the possibilities God has for us. Mary’s “yes” to God brought salvation into the world.  Our own yes to God in our lives can continue to build up the Kingdom of God here on earth.

 

May this celebration of Mary’s motherhood remind us of all the good things our Lord has for us and may the Lord bring you peace and many joyful blessings today and throughout the New Year.

 

Yours in Christ,

Monsignor Frank McNamee

Rector

My Dear Friends in Christ,

 

Welcome! Today we gather on the holiest of days to celebrate the miracle of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Receiving salvation from the Christ Child is truly a reason for joy.  It is with that spirit of joy that I welcome you to the Cathedral of Christ the King.  Whether it is your first Christmas with us or if celebrating Christmas Mass at the Cathedral is a tradition, I am glad you are here.

 

The world rejoices that the King of Kings has come.  As on that first Christmas, when Mary and Joseph welcomed the Christ Child into their family, we too can open our hearts and welcome the Christ Child into our lives.

 

It is my hope that through our Christmas Masses here at the Cathedral you will experience the joy and peace that only the Christ Child can bring.  May you receive a renewed faith throughout the Christmas season and may God grant you every blessing in the New Year.

 

Yours in Christ,

Monsignor Frank McNamee

Rector

 

My dear friends in Christ,

 

The reading from Philippians from the third Sunday of Advent tells us to “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!” We are just over two weeks away from celebrating the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ and experiencing anew the joy that the Christ Child brings to our hearts and homes. While Christmas is closer than ever, we still remain in Advent, preparing for Christmas.  (more…)

 

My dear friends in Christ,

 

Hurricane Matthew has already brought devastation to Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas. As it bears down on the United States, particularly our own state of Georgia, we encourage all Catholic families to act immediately to aid with these tragic natural disasters. When a natural disaster occurs in the United States, electronic donations may be made to Catholic Charities USA (click here to donate).  When they occur in other countries, electronic donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services (click here to donate).  

Both agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter and medical care, as well as to the long-term need to rebuild and recover after widespread destruction.

Thank you in advance for your participation in these important efforts.  Please continue to pray for all those left in Matthew’s wake and all who remain in its path. God bless you and your family.

 

In Christ,

Monsignor Mac

 

 

Catholic Relief Services

 As we come to the half way point of Lent, it’s a good time to reflect upon where you are with the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  Last week during out parish mission, Fr. Bruce Maivelett, SJ, showed us how to develop our prayer lives using the time tested methods of Ignatian Spirituality.

This weekend, we have Deacons Bill Monahan, Steve Swope, Fred Molina, Fred Toca and Fr. Vic Galier visiting with us at all of the Masses to share with us  (more…)

Lenten Parish Mission

Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. It is also a time to try out new ways to grow closer to the Lord. Next week (February 29-March 2), Fr. Bruce Maivelett, SJ, will lead our Lenten parish mission, “Living Ignatian Spirituality Today.”  St. Ignatius’ ways of immersing ourselves into a dialog with God has won many hearts for Christ.  (more…)

Feasts of July

The month of July is dedicated to The Precious Blood of Jesus. The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This     symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time.

The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward. July is usually hot and a time for relaxing. It is also the time when crops planted in the Spring are maturing and growing. Just as the crops are dependent upon summer rains not only to grow but to survive so our   spiritual development is dependent upon our frequenting the sacraments and receiving the Blood of Christ. (more…)

As our EDGE and LifeTeen programs continue to grow, it is necessary to make changes to our Sunday Mass schedule.  Beginning September 8, the LifeTeen Mass will take place at 4 pm in the Cathedral. This will provide our teens with a worship environment more appropriate to the great mysteries that we all celebrate.  LifeTeen and EDGE will both occur in Kenny Hall at 5 pm, following the 4 pm Mass. As a result of this change, the 5:30 pm regularly scheduled Mass will begin at 5:45 pm and the 7 pm Mass will move to 7:15.

We are excited about the upcoming school year and changes to our Mass schedule.  I am confident this will enhance and service our parish community as we continue to grow.

 

Fr. Frank and the Cathedral of Christ the King would like to thank the patrons of the 75th Anniversary Cathedral Ball for their generous support.

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