Enjoy photos from Gaudete Sunday's Lessons and Carols, with Msgr. Jameson presiding, seven of St. Matthew's finest lectors, and the Schola Cantorum and Festival Singers directed by Thomas Stehle, with Paul Hardy as Organist. Thanks to all, including our Cathedral servers!
"A Cantor Takes a Chance" is the title of a delightful story in the November 2016 issue of The Liturgical Singer. Written by our own Thomas Stehle, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Director of Music Ministries, it brings the Year of Mercy to life from a unique point of view.
A treasure chest full of St. Matthew's memories was collected during our 175th Anniversary Year. We belatedly share two memories (complete with photos) with an interesting common feature: St. Matthew's social life as the backdrop for meeting a spouse! It's never too late to share your St. Matthew's memories!
Soul, Mind, and Heart: Personal Reflections on Saint John Paul, Pope Benedict and Pope Francis by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan is available compliments of Our Sunday Visitor Catholic Publishing Company. At only 40 pages, this ebook is a great read and introduction to these 3 Popes from Cardinal Dolan’s inimitable perspective.
St. Matthew's Advent and Christmas brochure listing the special liturgies and events marking these holy seasons is available online (English) (en español). As we enter this special time of preparation for the coming of Christ, let us focus on the "intermediate coming" of the Lord spoken of by St. Bernard of Clairvaux - an invisible coming in which Christ becomes our rest and consolation. To read St. Bernard's powerful and inspiring homily on the three comings of the Lord, click here.