Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Have you been Baptized, but never received Confirmation? Our RCIA class for this year is forming now! For more information visit: https://rosarycathedral.org/get-involved/becoming-catholic-rcia/.
Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 Religious Education classes! Children from kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome to join us Sunday mornings from 8:45-9:45am in the parish office. This includes sacramental preparation for First Communion and Confirmation. For more information and to fill out a registration form, visit: https://rosarycathedral.org/get-involved/journey-of-faith/.
A reminder that the 2023 Annual Catholic Appeal – “This Is the Day” has begun and you are asked to pray over and consider what your gift will be to help support the ministries in the diocese. You should have already received a letter from me in the mail with a brochure and an envelope/pledge card for you to make your gift. All gifts can be either placed in the Sunday collection, dropped off in the parish office or mailed to the diocese in the enclosed envelope you have received in the mailing. Please pray for the success of this annual appeal throughout the diocese. Please see this link for more information and giving electronically: Annual Catholic Appeal (acatoledo.org) Our parish goal is $18,555.00
Let us pray for the success of the ACA.
Monsignor William J. Kubacki
“Through the Living Christ campaign, we will fulfill our responsibility as faithful Catholics to serve those in need. This campaign will address the physical and spiritual poverty of the communities that seek God’s grace in every corner of the diocese. Each of the case elements that the campaign will fund gives depth to our diocesan obligation to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ, wherever they may find themselves on their personal faith journey.”
Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas
Bishop of Toledo
For more information please see this link” https://www.livingchristcampaign.org/
Launching on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. On Sunday, June 18, 2022 after the 10 AM Mass, we processed to three altars and offered prayers and song. Thus, we opened the National Eucharistic Revival in the Diocese of Toledo in America. More information about Diocesan events will be forthcoming. A contest is being held, for more details see this link: https://toledodiocese.org/diocesan-news/announcing-the-what-does-the-eucharist-mean-to-me-contest
The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops has established a website for more information about the National Eucharistic Revival. It can be found at https://www.eucharisticrevival.org/ .
Diocesan Synodality Draft Document
The Draft Synthesis Document has been completed for the Diocese of Toledo Diocesan Preparatory Phase: “For a Synodal Church”. You may read and download the draft document by going to http://toledodiocese.org/synodality. You will also find a document with the raw data received from the meetings and online survey. The final copy will be submitted to the USCCB by the end of June.
Prayer for the Synod on Synodality
Every session of the Second Vatican Council began with the prayer Adsumus Sancte Spiritus, the first word of the Latin original meaning, “We stand before You, Holy Spirit,” which has been historically used at Councils, Synods and other Church gatherings for hundreds of years, being attributed to Saint Isidore of Seville (c. 560 – 4 April 636). As we are called to embrace this synodal path of the Synod 2021-2023, this prayer invites the Holy Spirit to operate within us so that we may be a community and a people of grace. For the Synod 2021-2023, we propose to use this simplified version, so that any group or liturgical assembly can pray more easily.
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever.
Rosary Cathedral Parish has a gift shop! It’s located in the parish offices and features imported rosaries that were specially crafted for our Cathedral. A compilation of research that has been done about the cathedral itself was compiled and put into a series of 8 booklets. Also, votive candles, post cards and Rose Window notecards. The gift shop is open Monday thru Friday, from 9:00am till 4:00pm. Please click here for more information: Gift Shop – Rosary Cathedral Parish
We are in the process of the formation of a Cathedral Guild. The Cathedral Guild, a new endeavor of the Cathedral Parish, is meant to assist with the cleaning of the interior areas of the cathedral. It is also meant to be an educational experience, to learn about what is inside a Cathedral building. We plan to have a kick-off event when the weather is cooler. People wishing to assist with the guild can ‘adopt’ an area of the cathedral. A schedule can be set up to accomplish the work. It is especially important to clean before the major Liturgical Celebrations/ Seasons and Events of the year. Click here for more information:
Stewardship of Time and Talent is an important ministry in the life of any parish community. Without you, we could not do all that we do.
Please visit our Activities page, to see the link to our new ‘Stewardship of Time and Talent brochure.’ The informational guide is also linked on that page. This will explain the various and new ministries/ jobs for people of all ages to share their time and talent with the community. Please go to this page: https://rosarycathedral.org/get-involved/activities/
Meaning of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church
During the Annual United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Spring General Assembly, held the third week of June, Bishop Daniel E. Thomas joined his brother Bishops to discuss many important topics. One of the decisions following this conversations was to draft a document on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church, about which there have been many questions and media misinformation. You are invited to read the statement from the President of the USCCB, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which can be found here. In addition, you are invited to read the Q&A document intended to provide further clarity on the subject here.