A reader sent me a link to the announcement is on the front page of this week’s Sacred Heart Cathedral bulletin in Rochester.
College students from the Catholic Newman Community of the Eastman School of Music will present the
fourth annual "Concert at the Cathedral," today, May 4th,
at 2:00. Come enjoy an afternoon of beautiful classi-
cal and sacred music performed by some of the most talented young musicians in the church today. This year the
event will honor all the ordained men and women who are
celebrating special anniversaries this year. A reception
the dedication and blessing of our new Cathedral Community
and its liturgical ministers
Another part of the bulletin requests:
During all Masses on the Feast of Pentecost
next weekend, May 10th and 11th.
Red clothing is requested.
Cool, I was thinking of wearing my tongues of fire hat to Mass Sunday. Though wearing color coded clothing to Mass seems rather odd to me unless it is vestments, but not out of the question. But please don’t ask me to do this on Laetare and Gaudete Sunday.
I also found this interesting.
To help you enter into our blessing ritual next weekend, I will now describe the six stations at which we will
1. We will begin at the doors of the Cathedral where a
member of our Community will knock, symbolically seeking admission. The presider will then turn to the congregation in church and ask "why are you assembled in this
church today?" We will all answer “we have come at
God’s invitation to form a new community and worship our
maker as the Body of Christ.” Then the presider will welcome the community, acknowledging all involved in ministries of welcome, and we will all ask the Lord to bless the
doors of our church and keep them open always.
Please note that at each of the six stations the priest
will not only bless the sacred space but bless the members
of our community whose ministry helps to make the
space sacred for all of us.
I do wonder if I get my keyboard blessed if I can make a sacred space using the sacred spacebar.