Reflection on Sunday Readings PROCLAIM THE WONDER OF GOD The gift of the Spirit is given freely, not according to human expectations, but according to the generosity of God. Joshua wants Moses to stop Eldad and Medad from prophesying in the camp, when they were not with the others as the spirit was bestowed on them. Moses, so close to God’s mind in the matter, wishes everyone could possess the spirit of God and proclaim it to the nations. Psalm 19 celebrates the perfection of God’s law, and how it brings joy and delight. It is better than the finest gold or the sweetest honey. Moreover, God gives the wisdom of the prophets to everyone, especially the simple and lowly ones, even to children. It is the “little ones” who proclaim the wonder of God to all.
From the Rector’s Desk.... My Dear Parishioners: On August 1, the Administration’s contraceptive and sterilization mandate went into effect. Congress must take action now to protect religious liberty and conscience rights. Urge your Representative and two Senators to support and work for enactment of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (H.R. 1179, S. 1467) this year, whether as a freestanding bill or as part of other legislation. Recommended Actions: (1) Send an e-mail through NCHLA’s Grassroots Action Center (2) Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121, or call your Members’ local offices. Additional contact info can be found on Members’ web sites at: www.senate.gov and www.house.gov. Since Members monitor local media closely, write letters to the editor, especially in response to articles or editorials, and participate in radio or TV call-in shows. Suggested Message: “Please support and work for enactment of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (H.R. 1179, S. 1467) this year. By amending the new health care law, this measure will ensure respect for conscience rights in the face of the Administration’s contraceptive mandate that went into effect for most employers August 1. The mandate forces health plans to cover sterilization and contraceptives, including drugs that can cause an abortion, even when employers and employees have moral or religious objections.” When: Please contact your Members today! Congress will return after the elections for a lame-duck session. Current Members will serve until the new Congress is sworn in January 3, 2013. Background: Under the new health care law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) now requires most health plans under “preventive services for women” to cover services that many citizens find objectionable for moral and religious reasons. These objectionable services include sterilization, FDA-approved birth control (such as the IUD, Depo-Provera, ‘morning-after’ pills, and the abortion-inducing drug Ella), and “education and counseling” to promote these to all “women of reproductive capacity,” including minor girls. The HHS mandate allows only a very narrow exemption for a “religious employer.” Religious organizations providing education, health care and charitable services to all in need have a one-year delay in enforcement but do not qualify for the exemption. There is no exemption or delay for individuals, or for businesses owned and operated by individuals with moral or religious objections. Cardinal DiNardo, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, wrote to Congress on August 3 renewing the bishops’ call for prompt action. See: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/ conscience-protection/upload/Cardinal-DiNardo-s-August-2012-Letter-to-Congress-Regarding-ConscienceProtection.pdf. For a helpful fact sheet, see “Twelve Things Everyone Should Know About the ‘Contraceptive Mandate,’” at: nchla.org/ datasource/idocuments/12Things.pdf. The Respect for Rights of Conscience Act provides protection of the religious beliefs and moral convictions of those who participate in the health care system. By incorporating protection of conscience rights into the new health care law, it will ensure respect for conscience in the face of the new contraceptive mandate. It must become law as soon as possible.
Very Rev. Anthony McLaughlin, JCD, Rector/Judicial Vicar
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 1st - OCTOBER 6th CATHEDRAL 7:00 M 7:00 T 7:00 W 7:00 Th 7:00 F 8:30 S
CHAPEL OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
John Ewens, The Sauter Family Loretta Gillen, Joyce Reiner 12:05 M Henrietta Caveney, Jean Quick Special Intention, The Marshall Family 12:05 T Rosemary Johnson, The Family Ricardo Cruzan, Lola Cruzan 12:05 W Stan Kozak, The Family Lucila Nunez, Roxanne and Jennifer Nunez 12:05 Th Jack Barron (SI), Nancy Massey Holy Souls in Purgatory, the Legion of Mary 12:05 F St. Vincent de Paul Society The parish bulletin is available on-line at www.thecathedral.info.
SECOND COLLECTION: ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COMMEMORATIVE DAYS THIS WEEK Monday Tuesday Thursday Saturday
St. Therese of the Child Jesus The Holy Guardian Angels St. Francis of Assisi St. Bruno and Blessed Marie Rose Durocher
St. Vincent de Paul Center 410 S. College Ave * FOOD NEEDS: beans, rice, masa, and cooking oil * CLOTHING NEEDS: Men’s clothing and shoes in all sizes. Boy’s clothing in all sizes. * For pickup of large items which you are unable to bring to the Center, please call Shawn Pickett at 903-363-5225.
WHOLE COMMUNITY CATECHESIS (WCC) Has begun! We started classes Wednesday August 29th, but we still have plenty of room. Next WCC Class is Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 from 6:15-7:45. Classes for all ages from Level I (4-5yr old) to Adults! Child care offered at the angel house for those under the age of 4. Please call the Church office for registration information. 903.592.1617 or pick up a “blue” registration form in the foyers of the Cathedral and the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul. Forms are also available on the Cathedrals Web site, www.thecathedral.info The success of our Faith Formation Program depends on YOU! We are in need of building supervisors, Aides in the classrooms and 2nd & 3rd adults to be present in the classrooms to assure the safety of all the children. Please prayerfully consider giving up a few hours one evening every other week for the important mission of the Church of Handing on the Faith. Contact Eric Dietel at 903.592.1617 ext 30 for more information
RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION/ SIDE CHAPEL For those in the side chapel who are receiving Holy Communion, we ask that those who are able proceed to the back of the Cathedral and process up the center aisle with the main body of communicants. Return to your seats in the usual way. If you are in need of assistance, please remain seated and an extraordinary minister will bring you Holy Communion in the form of the Sacred Host. To avoid spillage of the Precious Blood the chalices will remain at the Sanctuary. We also encourage communicants to be patient and courteous while part of the procession to receive Holy Communion.
EMERGENCY If you need to contact a priest in an emergency, please call the pager at 903-531-1504.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL THRIFT STORE 500 S. Vine The Thrift Store is now open for drop-offs and sales on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 AM – 5:30 PM, on Tuesdays from 10 AM – 2 PM, and on the first Saturday of each month from 9 AM – 3 PM. Proceeds continue to benefit the needy that the St. Vincent de Paul Society serves at the V de P Center at 410 South College. The Thrift Store phone number is 903-747-3174.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SVdP THRIFT STORE Volunteers are needed for the SVdP Thrift Store on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. Truck drivers are also needed, 4 hours a week or even 4 hours a month; days & times flexible. NO SPECIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE IS REQUIRED.Contact Kelly Jackman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-570-1800.
PERPETUAL ADORATION Today we are completing our list of committed Adorers of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament! Do you have your Holy Hour? Your Church needs you! Your country needs you! Your family needs you! Do not delay! Jesus is calling you now! Venite adoremus” ”Come, Let us Adore” Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration begins on October 11th, 2012, at the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul. Please complete and return a commitment form which can be found in the vestibule of the Cathedral and the Chapel or contact Kaylene Mongeau, Coordinator at 903-894-7411, email email@example.com.
THE MACY CHENEVERT MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT This annual tournament will be held Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Cascades of Tyler. The last day to sign up for this year’s All proceeds will benefit: event is October 17th. * Make-a-Wish.* the Macy Chenevert Award of Courage Scholarship * Ronald McDonald House. To participate or to donate, please contact Steve or Becky Chenevert at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (903) 593-9337.
CON’T. BISHOP T.K.GORMAN
The Cathedral’s High School Youth Group Meets every Wednesday night from 6:00-8:30 PM. Please join us for FREE pizza, fellowship, games and an opportunity to learn more about our Catholic faith! For questions or more details please contact Rhapsody Onderko @ email@example.com or 903-705-4949.
CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWS THE TYLER CATHOLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION P.O. BOX 131175, TYLER, TEXAS 75713 (903) 526-5988 * The Tyler Catholic School Foundation cordially invites you to attend our Annual Appreciation Dinner Wednesday, October 24. The event is held at Willow Brook Country Club beginning @ 6:30 PM for a fee of $40 per person. Please make checks payable to the Tyler Catholic School Foundation. An R. S. V. P. by October 20th is requested. Mail, phone or e-mail: P O Box 131175 Tyler, TX 75713, 903-526-5988 - firstname.lastname@example.org *The Tyler Catholic School Foundation has received a “Challenge Grant” which is designed to attract donors interested in making a substantial contribution to the Foundation. Please contact Nancy Lamar at 903-5706767 or John Williams at 903-570- 7637 or the Foundation office at email@example.com if you are interested in establishing a new scholarship or endowment fund, or contributing to an existing fund, in support of our Catholic schools. * Gifts to the Jackman Family Academic & Fine Arts Endowment are matched by an established fund. * The Foundation thanks Group M7 Designs for their continued support of our web site www.tcsf.net
Dining Out Supports St. Gregory Please join us at the following restaurants. A portion of the proceeds are returned to St. Gregory if you tell your waiter. October 9th -Fuzzy’s Tacos, 4 PM until close October 23rd -Fish City Grill. All day, including lunch. November 6th -Sonoma Grill. All day, including lunch. Pet Blessing Please join us for the annual St. Gregory Pet Blessing, Thursday, October 11, 8:05 AM in the gym parking lot. All pets must be in carriers or on a leash. Thank you to our Fun Run and Carnival Sponsors The Louis and Peaches Owen Foundation, Resa and Brian Clarke, Classic Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Mentoring Minds, The Monaghan Family, Tyler Hematology Oncology, Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, PC, The David Zimmerman Family, H. Mark Trammell, DDS and Family, Kobee Japanese SteakhouseLongview, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Oscar and Kristina Paniagua, The Seamands Family, Giglio Distribution, Dr. Corey and Jessica Ball, Holland and Endres, Lomoco, Inc., Ben and April Mahfood and Family, Dr. Meg Reitmeyer, Robert H. Reuter, Rick’s on the Square-Rick Eltife, Coeli and Amanda Romeo and Family, Dr. Hans and Julie Schuricht, Enviro-Care, Jackson Sims and Family, Tyler Catholic School Foundation, Brad Vogler and Caroline McRae-Vogler, Richbourg and Associates P.C., Mrs. Dolly Wolf, Ragsdale Martin Optical, Laura and Robert Wilson, The David Green Family, Dr. and Mrs. Peter Siriani, Kent and Kathy Harry, Stephens and Stephens Orthodontics, The Brunson Family, Jerry and Victoria Ashworth, Renco Solutions, Southside Bank, State Farm - Yvette Brunette Agency, Kent and Paige Deatherage, Moe and Eileen Wiebe.
BISHOP T.K.GORMAN MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL GORMAN 10TH GRADE CLASS RETREAT Please keep the Gorman 10th grade class in your prayers as they go on retreat this Monday, October 1, 2012.
CONGRATULATIONS Bishop T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic High School has been selected for the eighth time to the Catholic High School Honor Roll. The announcement includes Gorman as one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in America by the Cardinal Newman Society. Selection criteria included demonstrated commitment to Catholic identity, academic excellence, and civic education. Nearly 1,300 Catholic high schools were invited to apply to the Honor Roll by completing measurement surveys. Cardinal Newman indicates, “With this high level of competition, inclusion on the Honor Roll indicates outstanding success in each of the disciplines examined.” Gorman is one of three Catholic High Schools in the nation to be included on the Honor Roll every year since its inception. EARLY DISMISSALS Classes will be dismissed at 2:20 PM. this Tuesday, October 2nd to allow time for the monthly faculty meeting. Also, classes will dismiss at 12:20 PM. this Thursday, October 4th to allow time for Parent/ Teacher Conferences. There will be NO SCHOOL this Friday, October 5th to allow time for the remaining Parent/ Teacher Conferences.
CONTACTING OUR PRIESTS Our priests are here to serve our parishioners and an important element of this service is their availability. Please do not hesitate to contact our priests by calling the Cathedral Office: 903-5921617, the Cathedral Rectory: 903-592-5462 or in an emergency, by paging: 903-531-1504. Our priests are committed to responding in a reasonable period of time. All calls to the pager are responded to promptly. Please note that Father McLaughlin’s day off is Monday, Father Braun’s day off is Friday and Father Bernhard’s day off is Tuesday.
VOCATIONS Do you believe that God might be calling you to serve the Church as a priest, a deacon, or in the consecrated life? Contact the Cathedral Office at 903-592-1617. You will be put in touch with the Diocesan Vocations Director who will help you with the discernment process.
FIFTH ANNUAL DIOCESAN YOUTH RETREAT “Youth Aflame” will be held from October 26-28, 2012 at YWAM Kerygama SST Village in Lindale. Students age 13 and older may sign up at http://tylervangelization.com.
CHRISTIAN INITIATION All who are interested in learning about the Catholic faith are welcome to join us at anytime. October 4th The Paschal Mystery: Present/Liturgy October 11th Baptism: Sacrament of Initiation October 18th Confirmation: Sacrament of Initiation Weekly sessions are available at 6:30 PM on Thursdays. Classes are also available for children 7 years or older who desire baptism.
All are welcome to join us at anytime!
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY 3 Hour Basic Training Session (English) will be offered on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 9 AM-Noon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler in the Cathedral Center. The session is free; however, there is a $10.00 fee for the background check. To register, contact Terri Bolton @ 903.266.2137 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 1.5 Hour Recertification Training Session (English) will be offered on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 1:30 -3 PM at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler in the Cathedral Center. The session is free; however, there is a $10.00 fee for the background check. To register, contact Terri Bolton @ 903.266.2137 or email@example.com
SPIRITUAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES AT WELLSPRING Tuesday Faith Sharing
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM
This is an opportunity for study, reflection and search for ways of nurturing steadfastness as a virtue. To be steadfast is to be firm in purpose, to be resolute, to be unwavering, to be tenacious, and to be faithful and loyal just as our God is. This series will explore steadfastness in all its dimensions and look at the possibility of cultivating steadfastness as our way of being - living and acting.
Sunday Scriptures has Moved to a New Day and Time!! - Tuesdays, 6:00 – 6:45PM Do you need help with understanding the Sunday Scripture Readings? Would you like to know and understand the background of the Sunday Scripture Readings? Join Fr. Gus for our Sunday Scripture series.
Beyond Retirement - 2nd Wednesday of each Month, 10:00AM -1:00 -PM Opportunity for retired men and women, irrespective of age, to meet for prayer and reflection, offering support to each other and nurturing. community. Lunch is provided.
For more information about the Wellspring programs, contact Fr. Gus at 903-839-1280 or firstname.lastname@example.org ALTAR SOCIETY The Altar Society of the Immaculate Conception invites all members and guests to our October 1st meeting. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in room #3 of the Cathedral Center. Our guest speaker will be Mrs. Pat Mallory. Mrs. Mallory is the executive director of the “Gateway to Hope” homeless resource center, an accomplished author of a number of books and a woman whose passion is serving God by helping others. She will be reviewing one of her books entitled, “Into Every Life A Little Rain Must Fall”.
SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH The Senior Lunch Bunch will meet on October 17th for the 12:05 PM mass at the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul. After mass we will have lunch together at Mamow’s located at1010 State Highway 110. We invite ALL SENIORS to join us. For further information call 903-581-1169.
ONGOING STRUGGLE FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM As Catholics, our faith plays an important role in our daily lives. We comfort the sick, feed the hungry, care for the poor and protect life. We strive everywhere to practice what we preach Across America, our right to live out our faith is being threatened – from Washington forcing Catholic employers to provide services that contradict our beliefs, to state governments prohibiting our charities from serving the most vulnerable. In a country founded on religious freedom, government should not force us to contradict our faith. During this critical time, we need your help to protect our religious freedom. By texting the word FREEDOM to 377377, we can keep you informed and provide ways you can help. Signup takes less than a minute, but your participation will have a lasting impact. Visit–www.usscb.org/freedom. Text FREEDOM to 377377 to defend your right to live by your faith. HELP Save Our Religious Freedom ...in 60 seconds or less.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN STATUS Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul
YOUR GIFTS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO US CATHEDRAL FINANCES: Donations for the weekend of September 22nd - September 23rd 1st Collection........................................................$20,747.18 2nd Collection (Altar Society)..................................... $2,956.00 Loose Cash............................................................ $3,032.00
Total Pledges to date (Aug 31, 2012)..................... 6,222,983.80 Total Pledge Collections .......................................5,630,236.91 Total Investment Income ............................................39,672.19 Total Campaign Expenses ........................................213,148.85 Total Construction Costs........................................4,994,702.67 Total Payment on Debt ............................................741,400.70 Cash on Hand as of (Aug 31, 2012)...........................55,434.19 Pledges Remaining to be Collected......................... 592,746.89 Funds Borrowed against remaining pledges............334,777.31 Pay your Chapel pledge online at: thecathedral.info. Click on Pay Chapel Pledge and follow the instructions.
THOSE WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO WORSHIP WITH US Visit, Send a Card, or Offer a Prayer for Those Unable to Attend Mass If others in our parish are unable to attend Mass and would like to receive Communion, or if you are interested in joining the ministry that delivers communion to the homebound, please call the Church Office and arrangements will be made. Jose Alvarez Mary “Liesa” Dirks Holey Hallmark Anne LaCroix Otis Moore Catherine Starkey Verna Baxter Priscilla H. Doherty Virginia Harris Sister Joan Langhenry Mary Morgan Joe & Cleo Smith C. J. Benedict Jean Dones Christina Hartshorn Richard Lerro Susan Palmer David Stevens Errol Broussard Elaine Dones Rodolfo Hernandez Marie Matteucci Pedro Perez, Sr. Mary Thompson Gary Brown Dolores Dorr Mary Hingtgen Anna Mayfield Doris Perkins Marely Vey Heather Brown Karen Doyle Cecelia Hinojosa Trae Mayfield Margie & OttisPerkins Margaret Wood Aquila & Charlotte Calhoun Casimira Drake Esther Hogenmiller Kathryn Milam Lula Pugh Lucille Yarbrough Louise Campbell Jack Duke Bill Hunter John McCart Connie Radford Justin Carrington Cristina Engtai Margaret Johnson Pauline Moiseve Larry Renihart Rose Coleman Carol Forsberg Jim Keele Faye Monzingo Maria Renteria Billie Cospan Hamlin Fox Priscilla Kelsey Dolores Moore Jerrye Scarborough
SACRAMENTAL FORMATION If you or someone in your family is interested in completing their sacraments of Initiation through the celebration of 1st Penance (Reconciliation, Confirmation and first Holy Communion please contact Peggy Hammett at the church office, 903.592.1617 ext 19 or email@example.com
BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS Due to the vacation schedule of our printer, bulletin submissions for the weeks of October 14th MUST be in the office by NOON on Tuesday, October 9th. If you have any questions, please contact the Cathedral Office at (903) 592-1617.
October 5th is the first Friday of the month. Masses at the Cathedral are at 7 AM and 6 PM. Mass at the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul is at 12:05 PM.
All interested candidates are asked to first attend a Sacramental Orientation. All interested candidates are asked to attend 6 Sacramental Workshops MASS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Mass for the celebration of Confirmation and First Holy Communion is generally scheduled in the spring and in the fall..
FLOWERS AT THE CATHEDRAL ALTAR are in loving memory of the Hancock/Clancy Family from Jerry and Thelma Clancy.
FALL PARISH PICNIC Circle the date on your calendar! October 14th is the date for our Fall Parish Picnic on the Cathedral grounds. We will begin with Mass at 4 PM (replacing the 6 pm Mass that day). The ethnic food and games will begin about 5:15, when Mass ends. If you wish to participate in the food event, please contact April Mahfood <firstname.lastname@example.org>. If you have a group that would like to provide entertainment, please contact Eileen Kosnik (email@example.com) at 903-535-7864. We need to know IN ADVANCE who will participate so that we can provide a place for food, and a time to entertain. Please direct questions to 903-535-7864 rather than to the Cathedral Office.
TK GORMAN DINNER AND AUCTION The Bishop T. K. Gorman PTO Dinner/Auction, A Night with Jeff Allen will be held at the Cascades Country Club on Saturday, November 3rd from 6 PM to midnight. NEW TO THE EVENT: Reserved tables for all attendees, dinner theater format, glow golf competition during the after party and 10% of individual ticket sales going to our First Responders to fund child safety programs. ROCK THE RAFFLE! The 2012 raffle prize is an electric guitar autographed by the Rolling Stones! Special thanks to our raffle sponsor - Classic Toyota, Mercedes-Benz of Tyler. For additional information please contact Vickie Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or Keri Fender at email@example.com
WOMENâ€™S BIBLE STUDY Womenâ€™s Bible Study is looking for volunteer help in the nursery. They meet on Tuesdays from September through May. You would need to have the Ethics and Integrity training. Right now they are in need of someone the first Tuesday of every month and as needed for other times. Please contact April Mahfood at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
CANDLE MONEY If you have candle money for votive candles that you wish to dedicate to a deceased person, please DO NOT put the money in the metal box. Please put that money in one of the white envelopes marked candle money that you will find on the window sill. Deposit the white envelope with money in the collection or turn the money in to the office. Thank you.
PRINCE OF PEACE YARD SALE
RESPECT IN CHURCH Respect the space around you. After the Dismissal Rite, put the missalette and hymnal back in the rack, take your bulletin with you, check for any papers or trash. Make your place clean and welcoming for those who will come to the next Liturgy. Thank you for accepting these reminders in a spirit of love for the Mass.
Prince of Peace Catholic Church will be having their annual fall yard sale on Friday, October 5th, from 8AM-5PM and on Saturday, October 6th, 8AM-2PM at the Prince of Peace Community Center on Hwy 110 between Tyler and Whitehouse. This is a large parish wide sale and is the main fund raiser for our Altar Society. We would appreciate your support of this event
ALTAR FLOWERS If you are having a special birthday, anniversary, or event, call the Cathedral Office to arrange for a floral piece to be placed at the altar or ambo. The basic donation is $50. If you have a special floral request, please contact Cathedral office at 903-592-1617.