Cathedral of St. John the Baptist 222 East Harris Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401 - Located at Abercorn and East Harris Streets Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer OFM Conv.— Bishop of Savannah Most Reverend J. Kevin Boland — Bishop Emeritus Photo by Mary Clark Rechtiene Mass Schedule Saturday: 12 Noon & 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, & 11:30 a.m. Latin Mass 1:00 p.m. Weekdays: Mon thru Fri: 7:30 am & 12 Noon Holy Days: 7:30 am, 12 Noon, 6:00 pm Nursery: 10:00am Masses on Sundays. Sacraments Baptisms Arrangements should be made in advance. Confessions Saturday:11:00 am to 11:45 am & 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm Also by request at other times. Weddings Arrangements should be made at least four months in advance. Participation in a marriage preparation program is required. Please call parish office for more information. Anointing of the Sick Faith Formation Children’s Religious Ed Sunday 8:45 am to 9:50 am R. C. I. A. Tuesday 7:00 pm to 8:00pm Parish Staff Rector - Very Rev. J. Gerard Schreck, JCD In Residence - Msgr. William O’Neill, Rector Emeritus In Residence - Very Rev. Daniel F. Firmin, JCL, VG In Residence - Rev. Pablo Migone Permanent Deacon - Rev. Dr.. Dewain E. Smith, Ph.D. Pastoral Assistant - Br. Robert Sokolowski, S.M. Director of Religious Education - Mrs. Janee Przybyl Bookkeeper/Admin. Assistant - Ms. Jan Cunningham Office Assistant - Mrs. Brenda Price Music Director - Mr. McDowell Fogle www.sjbmusic.org Asst. Organist- Ms. Heidi Ordaz Cantors - Kelly Auer and Jillian Pashke Maintenance - Mr. Jimmy Joseph Sheehan III Housekeeper/Food Services- Ms. Alma Young Docents - Mrs. Peggy Baker, Mr. John Woods Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ۰Phone: (912)233-4709 Fax: (912)233-8229 ۰E-mail: [email protected] Cathedral Website: www.savannahcathedral.org ۰Diocesan Website: www.diosav.org ۰ USCCB: www.usccb.org June 29, 2014 Saints Peter and Paul Page 2 June 29, 2014 Saints Peter and Paul Page 3 Rector’s Corner One Debt Retired!!! I think we should all celebrate the fact that we have completed payment on a $1,600,000 debt for the renovations of the Cathedral which were done in 1999-2000! The total cost of those renovations was $11,700,000. The majority of the money was raised from all the parishes and missions in the Diocese of Savannah. We are most grateful to the Bishop, and to all of those generous Catholics, who helped make this possible. When the campaign was finished, in 2001, the remaining cost of $1,800,000 was left to be paid by you, the parishioners of the Cathedral. The Diocese of Savannah made two additional payments of $100,000 to help us with the debt. A capital campaign was begun within the Cathedral Parish and you contributed $1,265, 667. This left an indebtedness of approximately $175.000. It is my great pleasure to announce that as of this week, we have retired that debt! I want to thank each of you for your generous giving to the Cathedral which has made it possible for us to retire that debt. Monsignor O’Neill deserves our thanks and great praise for being such a good steward of the Cathedral’s resources. The members of our Parish Council and Finance Council also deserve our thanks for seeing this through to completion. I particularly want to thank the Chairman of our Parish Finance Council, Mr. Jack Stevens, for his guidance and determination to pay down our debts. It should be noted that while we were making payments on this debt we also paid for a new roof and new windows for the Cathedral Rectory which cost $250,000. We all know that we have the privilege of coming to Mass every Sunday and worshiping God in a magnificent Cathedral. It is big, and it is old, and the costs for its maintenance are great. We are now engaged in paying for the repairs to the Steeples which were completed last October. The total cost of that necessary work was a little more than $1,700,000. I want to encourage you, and thank you, for your continued generous giving to the Cathedral. Please remember the Cathedral in your wills, and in any bequests that you might be able to make. Our Great Grandmothers and Great Grandfathers had the courage and the dedication to build and rebuild this great Cathedral. I urge you to follow their example, so that we can hand on this magnificent place of worship for future generations of Catholics in Savannah. Rev. J. Gerard Schreck Rector Page 4 Saints Peter and Paul Today is a special day in the Church year. On this date, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. The Church holds these two figures in such high esteem that when their day falls on a Sunday it replaces the usual Sunday readings and prayers. As we continue with our celebration today, let us pray for the intercession of Saint Peter, the rock , and Saint Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles and all the nations. June 29, 2014 Mass Intentions for the week of June 29, 2014 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY Joseph C. Schreck (MM)’ Joseph H. Schulte Maria Carlinda Maya Santos (Anni) Fred & Josephine Doyle Elizabeth Lopez Floride Osteen Hal Beddow William Kehoe WEDNESDAY John Kavanagh (Anni) Paul Murphy THURSDAY Intentions of Sarah Bruyere Olivia Butler FRIDAY Michael Jordan Durran (Anni) Henry Galeska SATURDAY Marie DeGroat Dr. Edward J. Whelan Jr. (MM) Please Pray for: Sheila and Jaime Baldwin, Gary Bowers, Erica Brown, Michael Cavanagh, Amanda Mizelle Fanning, Linda Grotke, Pat Gullikson, Frank Hester, Patricia Jenalat, Kristal Justice, Gayle McGhee, Monica McGoldrick, Kathy Moore, Maureen O’Connor, Carolina Parson, Tiffany Pfhal, Michael Rechtiene, Kenny Rudd, Reid Thomas Sauers, Stephen Saunders. Michael Schulz, Jack Stevens, Jose Suyom, and Bob Weitermann June 29, 2014 Saints Peter and Paul Page 5 Peter’s Pence This Weekend Job Opening at Pastoral Center In his address of March 20, 2013, Pope Francis spoke of our responsibility before the world and creation. "There is much that we can do to benefit the poor, the needy and those who suffer, and to favor justice, promote reconciliation and build peace," he said. The Peter's Pence Collection is this weekend. Peter’s Pence unites us in solidarity to the Holy See and its works of charity to those in need. Your generosity will allow the Pope to respond to our suffering brothers and sisters. The Diocese of Savannah is seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Stewardship and Development. This position handles a number of secretarial/administrative duties including web design, print production and assists in data entry and donor record updates. Candidates must be Catholic in good standing with the Church, have experience with Raiser’s Edge software, marketing and fundraising. This is a full-time position that offers a complete benefit package and competitive salary. Resumes should be emailed to: [email protected] and will be taken until the position is filled. June “Item of the Month” The Christian Service Committee sponsors the “Personal Hygiene Packets” for the Social Apostolate Center. These packets are delivered monthly. We need white wash cloths, small .85 oz. travel size toothpaste and toothbrushes for the hygiene packets. Year to date, over 550 showers have been provided. Packets were also delivered to the Homeless Authority. Please contact Deborah Wade @ 507-6470 regarding any donations. Baskets will be placed in the vestibule during the month of June. Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel The Carmelite Nuns invite everyone to attend the Evenings of Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at the Carmelite Monastery. The Liturgy of the Word and Eucharist will be celebrated each evening July 14 - 16 at 7:00 PM. The following will be both celebrant and homilist. Monday Tuesday Wednesday July 14th July 15th July 16th Rev. Rodolfo P. Roxas Rev. Paul Cabrita, SM Rev. Gerard Schreck Those who cannot be present are encouraged to send their petitions to the Carmelite Monastery, 11W. Back St., Savannah, GA 31419. These petitions will be remembered during the services in the life of prayer of the Nuns. Job Opening at Catholic School Blessed Sacrament School is currently seeking high -energy, self-motivated, responsible, and creative individuals to fulfill positions in the after school program for the 2014-2015 school year. Position entails: preparing afternoon snack, assisting with homework, leading indoor/outdoor recreation, as well as designing art projects, science experiments, and crafts. Hours are M-F 2:00 to 6:00 PM (off school holidays) If interested, contact Rebecca Faucette at [email protected] St. Vincent's Teaching Opportunity St. Vincent's Academy is seeking a Science Teacher and a Math Teacher for our all girls school that instructs young women in grades 9 - 12. Please send resumes to St. Vincent's Academy Principal, Mr. Mary Anne Hogan, at 207 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401 or [email protected] Ladies AOH The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) is looking for new members. The qualifications are: any woman 16 years or older who is a practicing Catholic. Must be Irish or of Irish descent through a parent, or the mother or wife of a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH). Contact 920-0774 for more information. Saints Peter and Paul Page 6 All Cathedral Ornaments Now Available! We now have all Christmas ornaments available. We have years 2007 through 2014 (2014 is pictured here). All ornaments are $20.00 each and are available at the desk at the back of the church and at the Rectory office. You may also purchase online by visiting our website. These are very popular items and we usually sell out fast, so purchase early if you are interested. June 22, 2014 Pro Life Corner "Respect for the dignity of the human person demands a commitment to human rights across a broad spectrum...Yet abortion and euthanasia have become preeminent threats to human dignity because they directly attack life itself, the most fundamental human good and the condition for all others. They are committed against those who are weakest and most defenseless, those who are genuinely 'the poorest of the poor'" (US Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, 1998, n.5) During the relaxing time of summer, please consider attending a weekly prayer vigil; come for 20 minutes or stay 2 hours, once a month or visit once during the season. Prayer volunteers will be on the sidewalk of Savannah Medical Clinic, 120 E. 34th Street between Abercorn and Drayton Streets on Thursdays from 9:30am-Noon. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to volunteer: Geraldine Pufahl, 912-7132671 email [email protected] The Rectory office will be closed on July 4th for Independence Day. Photo by Mary Clark Rechtiene June 29, 2014 Saints Peter and Paul CATHEDRAL PARISH OFFERTORY Offertory June 22, 2014: $15,130.00 Offertory June 23, 2013: $12,500.00 VISITOR’S DEPOSITORY BOX Week Prior to June 22, 2014: $2,043.00 Week Prior to June 23, 2013: $1,440.50 2014 BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL Parish Target $ 86,411 Parish Pledges $ 131,186 Collected $ 111,477 PARISH LIABILITIES 2013 Steeple Repair Project $1,575,943.71 Page 7 WEEKLY REMINDERS Please turn off cell phones/pagers during Mass. Notify the rectory of hospitalized parishioners & their Room Number at 233-4709. Abuse Hotline Number 1-888-357-5330. Copies of the policy on sexual abuse of minors are available on the tables at the rear of the Cathedral. Please consider use of the Sunday nursery for children under four years old. Please send Mass Intention requests to the rectory office in writing with donation enclosed. Please do not call them in over the phone. PARTICIPATING CATHOLIC TUITION Jan Cunningham in the Cathedral rectory is a Notary. Please call in advance to make arrangements if you are in need of a Notary for documents. (No fee.) our Facebook Page “Cathedral of St. John the Baptist” to be updated on the different events going on at the parish! ACTIVE PARISHIONER STATUS We receive many requests for parishioners to qualify for weddings here, or to be godparents or sponsors for the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, and to rightfully enjoy the number of services offered at the Cathedral. Part of that request is to call 912-233-4709 be able to verify that a person is an “active member” of the Cathedral Parish. Because of the nature of our congregation, having so many visitors, it is difficult to know everyone. An “active member’ of this Parish is one who: Is properly registered and on the parish rolls. Faithfully attends Mass on Sundays and Holy Days Participates in parish activities when possible Uses the parish envelope system While assessments of an inquirer’s status will be made individually, the above are the main factors that will be considered in making that determination. Cathedral parishioners who have children in Catholic Schools and who wish to receive the parish participating tuition rate must be endorsed by Fr. Schreck. A participating parishioner is a parishioner who attends Mass on weekends and Holy Days of Obligation, participates in the activities of the parish, contributes to the offertory collection in a recognizable way by using envelopes or checks as a means of verification of attendance. NEW PARISHIONERS & ADDRESS CHANGES Those wishing to become a parishioner of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, should complete the following and drop it in the offertory collection basket. A census form will be mailed to you. Thank you. New Parishioner Change of Address Name _________________________________________ Address _______________________________ ________________________________________ Telephone Number ______________________________ Email Address __________________________________ Mail to: 222 E. Harris St., Savannah, GA 31401. You may place form in collection basket.
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