Registrations are now being accepted for Search #149, a retreat to help juniors and seniors in high school get to know themselves better, deepen their friend-ship with Christ, and find support in living out their faith. The summer Search is open to incoming juniors, seniors and recently graduated seniors. Search #149 will be held at St. John Center, Little Rock, over the dates of December 3—5, 2021. The fee is $135.00. For more in-formation and registration forms visit our website at: https://www.dolr.org/sites/default/files/documents/search-149.pdf. If you have questions you may contact Trish Gentry at firstname.lastname@example.org at the Diocese of Little Rock Youth
During the month of November, we remember those who have gone before us, whose names are written in the Book of Remembrance. Please feel free to write the name of the deceased, whose names have not been included in previous years, on the designated pages in the vestibule.
MOORE REQUIEM—The Cathedral of Saint Andrew Choir will present the Requiem Mass by British composer Philip Moore on Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. This setting of the Requiem Mass was composed in 2016 and has never been performed in Arkansas. Beau Baldwin, Cathedral Organist and Director of Music, will conduct the Choir. Colin MacKnight, Organist and Director of Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, will play the organ. All are invited to attend. The Book of Remembrance will be in the Narthex of the Cathedral for those who would like to include the names of deceased family and friends who passed away this past year. A light reception will follow in McDonald Hall. Please join us on All Souls Day for a prayer service for the souls of the faithful departed and glorious music.
The Diocese of Little Rock’s Refugee Resettlement Office through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration & Refugee Services will resettle up to 49 Afghan refugees who fled their country following the return of the Taliban to our Diocese. Bishop Taylor has called on the faithful to show compassion. The Cathedral will take-up a special collection this week-end and next weekend to assist with the resettlement needs of the families.
For a limited amount of time while the spikes of Covid continue, we are making masks mandatory at only one of the 4 weekend Masses. For those who are immune-compromised, unvaccinated or concerned, the Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Mass will require all in attendance to wear a mask. If you forget your mask, disposable masks are available in the back of the church.
Join us next Saturday, October 9 in McDonald Hall after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. The Cathedral Choir will present A Night with the Rat Pack!Tickets are available after all Masses or by contacting Beau Baldwin, 374-2794, #228 or email@example.com. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Cathedral’s Music Department.
The Cathedral Music Department is taking orders for Christmas Greenery now through November 7. The greenery will be available for pick-up the week after Thanksgiving. Various sizes of wreaths, door swag, and garland are available. Direct delivery is also available to send greenery to family/friends. Available items/order forms are in the vestibule, on the website or see any choir member. All proceeds benefit the Cathedral’s Music Department. Thank you for your support.
Please join us on Saturday, October 16 on the steps of the Cathedral at 12:00 Noon to answer Our Lady’s maternal request to “stop offending God.” We must listen to Our Lady’s request and stop sinning if we hope to enjoy God’s blessings and to avert His wrath. He will hear us, if we pray through the intercession of the His Blessed Mother. For more information, please refer to the insert in the bulletin/vestibule or contact Cathedral parishioner, Doug Young, 719-310-7580
Click the title of this event to download the flyer! What do the mysteries of the Holy Rosary have to do with your life? Have you given up trying to pray the Rosary? Have you felt discouraged by such a “repetitious” prayer? Come join your fellow Cathedral parishioners (and any guests!) each Saturday morning beginning October 23 at the Cathedral (9:30-10:30 AM) and let Mary bring you closer to Jesus through her Holy Rosary. Each week, we will discuss a short section from Pope St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter On the Most Holy Rosary. We will then pray one set of mysteries for our private intentions and the intentions of our Cathedral family. If you have never prayed the Holy Rosary you should come! If you already have a strong devotion to the Holy Rosary, you should come too! The Saturday Holy Rosary group will begin meeting October 23 at the Cathedral (9:30 AM), but please plan to attend the Public Square Rosary on Saturday October 16 at noon (front steps of the Cathedral). Contact T. David Bourne for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Are you living with shame, regret, or fear? Forgiveness, peace, and hope are possible after an abortion. Begin or continue your healing journey in a non-judgmental group where you are not alone. This group will meet on Thursday evenings* for 8 weeks beginning September 23. The exact meeting location in Little Rock will only be dis-closed to participants. Come experience God's unconditional love and mercy. Text or call our CONFIDENTIAL direct phone line 501-663-0996 for more information. (*Other days/times are possible. Please call if this doesn't fit your schedule.)
The location and time of the St. Thomas More Society 2021 Red Mass on Friday, October 1 has been moved the Christ the King at 12:00 Noon. A luncheon will immediately follow Mass in the CTK Family Life Center. For more information, contact Connie Phillips, 680-6919.
RCIA might just be for you! RCIA is for someone who is: 1) Interested in becoming Catholic (2) Unbaptized (3)Baptized in another Christian denomination. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Classes will meet Wednesday, September 22 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Education Room of McDonald Hall. For more information about R.C.I.A., please contact Fr. Joseph de Orbegozo at the Cathedral Office or Debbie King at 231-4193
A reception will be held Sunday, September 12 after the 12:05 Noon Mass. The Knights will be serving smoked BBQ pulled pork and chicken, and all the fixins. Please join us as we show our appreciation to Fr. Abraham for his compassion-ate pastoral guidance during his time as associate pastor of the Cathedral. Donations are being accepted for the Easa Akel Back-to-School fundraising drive to assist families in our parish with their back to school supplies and needs.
The Cathedral’s Scripture Study will begin Tuesday, September 7 through October 26. Scripture Study meets every Tuesday, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in McDonald Hall. Social distancing and masks will be required. This two part session is on Israel's Story. Part one is seven weeks. During this session we will explore ancient Israel's perception of God's active presence in the people's lives and some oft heir ritual responses to His divine care through-out their history, as well as how their hopes and dreams, failures and successes, and their entire existence is interpreted in view of their religion. The cost is $15 for the study materials. Please register at www.csalr.org or call the Cathedral office.
PRE classes begin Wednesday, September 8. Registration is now open. Registration Fees are $15 per student (max $50 per family; cost goes towards our class books) who is a parishioner of the Cathedral. (Note: In order to enroll in sacramental preparation courses for First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation, students mush have regularly attended religious education classes for at least one year prior.) Registration Fees for non-parishioners is $40. If the student has not already paid the registration fee for PRE. For more information and registration, please visit the Cathedral’s website, under Parish Family Life, then under Children and Youth, at www.csalr.org or contact Sr. Mary Rose, 374-2794, #231