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March 2020 Newsletter

Coronavirus Updates- Livestream Masses

Beginning Saturday, March 21, 2020 the church will only be open from 3:15-4:45 p.m. daily for confessions and restricted to eight (8) people at any one time inside church. Park curbside on Selby Avenue as the parking lot has been closed. Currently, both daily Masses and Sunday Masses are scheduled to be livestreamed. Access it from the HOME page of the Cathedral of Saint Paul’s website. You may also access through Facebook/CathedralsaintPaul

Laetare Sunday Organ Concert with Mr. Christopher Ganza, Cathedral Choirmaster

Chris Ganza, Cathedral of Saint Paul Choir Master and organist

Join us Sunday, March 22, live at 1:00 pm for this special concert of meditative music.

How to watch?
The concert will be live streamed on the Cathedral of Saint Paul’s Facebook page. You many access it from the Cathedral of Saint Paul’s website, and it will be streamed on the HOME page. What is Laetare Sunday? It marks the fourth Sunday in Lent and

What is Laetare Sunday?
It marks the fourth Sunday in Lent and “Laetare” literally means “rejoice.” It’s a momentary reprieve from Lenten fasts and penance and often the organ is played.

Response to the Immigrant Exhibit in the Cathedral Museum

During the first three months of the museum exhibit honoring immigrants, a good many visitors have added their own immigrant stories. We are enduring difficult conditions currently with the public health concerns of COVID-19 Virus. It’s good to remember our resiliency as we read two stories posted on our display in the museum:

Lottie and Edward Bieniek

As told by Lottie Bieniek: We left Germany in 1951 on a US Army transport ship for a 21-day trip. I was sick and spent 18 days in the ship hospital. One woman on the trip died. We landed in New Orleans. It was my husband, 2 ½ daughter and me.
Click here to read more..

Women’s History Month feature: Ade Bethune

Monsignor Ambrose Hayden persuaded one of the most soughtafter artists of the 20 th century to create a mosaic for the Cathedral’s Baptistry. In 1984, Ade Bethune’s gold-and-blue hued mosaic of St. John the Baptist became the first and only art by a woman in the church. And the Cathedral had been fortunate to commission this work as Bethune received steady requests from around the world.

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