Welcome to the Cathedral of St. Peter
Most Reverend David J. Malloy, D.D., J.C.L., S.T.D.
Bishop of Rockford
Cathedral of St. Peter is a Roman Catholic Church whose mission is that of Jesus Christ: the conversion of sinners and the salvation of souls. This is accomplished by preaching the Gospel, celebrating the Sacraments and evangelizing the world around us.
Remembering the Faithful Departed
During November, we are called in a special way to remember our brothers and sisters who have gone to their rest. The Book of the Names of the Dead is near the Baptismal Font and the Paschal Candle during November, so that all may inscribe the names of their beloved dead who will be remembered in prayer during this month. Please join us as we remember and pray for, our beloved brothers and sisters in faith.
The table under the Bishops’ pictures is set up for you to bring framed pictures of your beloved dead to be displayed. Please include your name and phone number on the back of your framed picture so that the pictures can be returned to you at the end of the month. Join us as we remember and pray for, our beloved brothers and sisters in faith.
The month of November, especially All Souls Day, is a traditional time for visiting the graves of loved ones, as is the anniversary of death. An indulgence is granted to the faithful who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray for the departed. “The souls of the just are in God’s hands. Christ, the Good Shepherd, died for us while we were still sinners. He is the resurrection and the life.”
|Christmas Choirs at the Cathedral of St. Peter
Wednesday, Dec. 24 4:00 p.m. Warm-ups in Music Room for 5:00 p.m. MASS
*Anyone interested in singing for Christmas Eve - Midnight Mass (12:00) must attend at least 3 of the Rehearsals in December (Thurs., Dec. 4, 11, 18, Mon., Dec. 22) from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.... in addition to Thurs., Nov. 20, Tues., Nov. 25) from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.*
All those who commit to singing for Christmas Eve - Midnight Mass are also asked/expected to attend/sing for Lessons & Carols on Sunday, Jan. 4 at 1:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars now so that you are able to be in attendance!
CATHEDRAL HANDBELL RINGERS:
Any students in grade 3 and up are invited and encouraged to join us to sing for the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve. Students are expected to attend at least 3 of the 4 scheduled rehearsals (ideally all 4)!!
Saturday, Nov. 29 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Rehearsal in Choir Room
If you would be interested in playing handbells for any of our Masses, please contact me as soon as possible so that we can get rehearsals scheduled!
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS CHOIR:
Saturday, Dec. 6 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Rehearsal in Choir Room
Saturday, Dec. 13 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Rehearsal in Choir Room
Saturday, Dec. 20 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Rehearsal in Choir Loft
If you would like your child(ren) to sing, just come to the first rehearsal on Saturday, November 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the CHOIR ROOM (located down the steps, below the Sacristy in the Church) If you cannot attend the first rehearsal, but would still like to sing, please contact me to make other arrangements.
Many thanks and blessings!
Gregory J. Buchberger
Director of Music & Liturgy
Cathedral of St. Peter