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May 2020 Newsletter

Brothers and sisters,

These are very difficult days. I cannot remember a time in my lifetime like this. And we acknowledge that people are scared. We need to pray for peace. We need to pray for justice to play out. And as Christians, that we are doing all we can by our actions to foster peace.

Please continue to pray for peace and tranquility to come upon our cities today, now. We need it more than ever. And let us do everything in our power to ensure that what we are doing with our lives is respecting the dignity of every human being and living the gospel values that Jesus taught us.

Fr. John L. Ubel, Rector of the Cathedral of Saint Paul/National Shrine of the Apostle Paul & CHF Board Member
as shared in the homily on May 29, 2020

Coronavirus Updates- Public Masses resume

Public Masses at the Cathedral will begin on Saturday May 30th at 5:15 p.m. Please click here to familiarize yourself with Cathedral Protocols for Mass. Attendance will be limited to 250 people.

Meanwhile, daily Masses and weekend Masses will continue to be livestreamed. Cathedral Rector, Fr. John L. Ubel, and his staff have honed their video production skills during the Covid-19 quarantine, and the quality continues to improve. You may access these events through the website, www.cathedralsaintpaul.org, or the Cathedral’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/cathedralsaintpaul/ Photo courtesy Star Tribune.

Congratulations!

Dr. John Dowdle, CHF Board Member

One of our CHF Board Members, Dr. John Dowdle, has been named “Alumnus of the Year,” by his medical school alma mater, Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine. Congratulations, Dr. Dowdle! We’re happy the CHF has been the focal point for a few of your creative innovations. Read on to learn about his first medical innovation.

Voices from the Archives: Saint Joan of Arc
by Celeste Raspanti, Ph.D.

The embodiment of patriotism and of religion . . . From the Pioneer Press, October 3, 1920: “How A Mother’s Day Organ Concert Tribute performed by Chris Ganza Tune in here for your very own organ concert with Chris Ganza, Ph.D., Cathedral Choirmaster, recorded on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020. There’s always a story behind his selections and in this instance, Chris shares how the brilliant composer Archbishop Ireland Obtained a Prison Stone from the Prison of Joan of Arc for St. Paul’s Cathedral.”

Click to read on and see photos.

A Mother’s Day Organ Concert Tribute performed by Chris Ganza

Tune in here for your very own organ concert with Chris Ganza, Ph.D., Cathedral Choirmaster, recorded on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020. There’s always a story behind his selections and in this instance, Chris shares how the brilliant composer Archbishop Ireland Obtained a Prison Stone from the Prison of Joan of Arc for St. Paul’s Cathedral.” Click to read on and see photos. Marcel Dupré came to receive a commission from the CEO of RollsRoyce Motor Cars. The story beings with ‘he was attending Mass….'”

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