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St Francis Xavier Cathedral!
The oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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St. Francis Xavier Cathedral!
Located on West & West Hill Streets in Nassau, Bahamas.

First Sunday of Lent

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St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

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Sunday, February 18th, 2018

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What is Lent?

The liturgical season of forty days which begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with the celebration of the Paschal Mystery (Easter Triduum). Lent is the primary penitential season in the Church's liturgical year, reflecting the forty days Jesus spent in the desert in fasting and prayer. 

Catechism of the Catholic Church (#540, 1095,1438) 

Stations of the Cross

 Stations of the Cross will be held at 6:30 p.m. beginning on Friday, March 2, 2018. There will be no Stations of the Cross during the week of the annual Archdiocesan Lenten Mission.

Upcoming Archdiocesan Events

Lenten Mission

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese will host its City-Wide Lenten Mission on February 19-23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road. The theme is: “Our Vocation to Be Missionary Disciples.”

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Sick & Shut-Ins: 

Please pray for and visit the sick and shut-ins of our community.  Some of those persons are: Earl Thompson, Malinda Rahming, Arthur Symonette, Doris Taylor, Earl V. Thompson, Mariette Darling-Wilmore, Rita Wood and Zelma Worrell.

 

Yard Sale

On February 24, 2018, St. Martin Monastery will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are invited to this event.

Religious Education News

CCD

The CCD program will be on mid-term break from the 23rd – 26th February 2018. 

On Monday, 19th February 2018, there will be no CCD classes due to the City-Wide Mission. All students are encouraged to attend the Mission. 

 

Brownies & Scouts

The Brownies & Scouts will not meet on Saturday February 23th, 2018. 

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Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary group meet on Thursday’s at 5:30 p.m. in the Upper Room. New members are invited.

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Reflection

Noah endured the forty-day devastation of the flood. In a similar way, the Spirit today drives Jesus into the forty-day trial of the desert. Satan conspires to make Jesus compromise his relationship as Son toward his Father. But Jesus remembers how the flood ends with God’s promise, “I will establish my covenant with you.” The Father now perfects that promise in the flesh of his own Son who will “show sinners the way “so that “he might lead you to God.” The temptations make Jesus only more certain of his Sonship. Through our trials the Father’s care shines.

 The Magnificat, Vol. 19, No. 12, Feb. 2018, pg. 283.

The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Written by Super User. Posted in Weekly Bulletin

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

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Sunday, February 11th, 2018  

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Lent 

Wednesday 14th February 2018 is the beginning of Lent (Ash Wednesday). On that day Mass will be celebrated at 7 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. A joint Ecumenical Service with the parishes of Christ Church Cathedral, St. Mary the Virgin and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral will take place at Christ Church Cathedral at 7 p.m. Parishioners are encouraged to attend one of the Masses and also the Ecumenical Service.
 

What is Lent? 

The liturgical season of forty days which begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with the celebration of the Paschal Mystery (Easter Triduum). Lent is the primary penitential season in the Church's liturgical year, reflecting the forty days Jesus spent in the desert in fasting and prayer. 

Catechism of the Catholic Church (#540, 1095,1438)

Upcoming Archdiocesan Events 

Lenten Mission 

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese will host its City-Wide Lenten Mission on February 19-23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road. The theme is: “Our Vocation to Be Missionary Disciples.”

 Get On the Bus 

On Friday, February 16, 2018 from 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. The Archdiocesan Youth Ministry will have their annual “Get on the Bus.” At St. Thomas More Parish. All interested youth here at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral are encouraged to be present on Cathedral grounds at 7 p.m. for the bus service. 

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Sick & Shut-Ins: 

Please pray for and visit the sick and shut-ins of our community.  Some of those persons are: Earl Thompson, Malinda Rahming, Arthur Symonette, Doris Taylor, Earl V. Thompson, Mariette Darling-Wilmore, Rita Wood and Zelma Worrell.
 

Yard Sale 

On February 24, 2018, St. Martin Monastery will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are invited to this event.

Religious Education News 

CCD 

The CCD program will be on mid-term break from the 23rd – 26th February 2018. 

On Monday, 19th February 2018, there will be no CCD classes due to the City-Wide Mission. All students are encouraged to attend the Mission. 

Brownies 

The Brownies will meet on February 10th, 2018 at 11:30 p.m. All brownies members are asked to contact Ms. Lightbourne if these is any queries.

Scouts 

The Scouts will meet on February 10th, 2018 at 12 noon. All scouts are invited to be at attendance.

RCIA 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) will not meet on Wednesday, 14 of February, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Upper Room. 

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Legion of Mary 

The Legion of Mary group meet on Thursday’s at 5:30 p.m. in the Upper Room. New members are invited.. 

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Reflection

Jesus “stretched out his hand and touched him.” This was probably the first time the leper had ever been touched. That contact was just as compelling as his cure. The leper perceives in Jesus a compassion, a “pity”; like nothing else, the personal experience of sickness and suffering can make one acutely aware of the tenderness and goodness of another. Most likely the leper never would have begged Jesus in this way if he had not been afflicted in the first place. “I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble.” The leper presents himself to the Great High Priest who “fills him with the joy of salvation.” 

The Magnificat, Vol. 19, No. 12, Feb. 2018, pg. 151

The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Written by Super User. Posted in Weekly Bulletin

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

For this week's Bulletin in PDF please click here 

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Lent 

Wednesday 14th February 2018 is the beginning of Lent (Ash Wednesday). On that day Mass will be celebrated at 7 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. A joint Ecumenical Service with the parishes of Christ Church Cathedral, St. Mary the Virgin and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral will take place at Christ Church Cathedral at 7 p.m. Parishioners are encouraged to attend one of the Masses and also the Ecumenical Service. 

Upcoming Archdiocesan Events 

Lenten Mission 

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese will host its City-Wide Lenten Mission on February 19-23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road. The theme is: “Our Vocation to Be Missionary Disciples.”

 Get On the Bus 

On Friday, February 16, 2018 from 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. The Archdiocesan Youth Ministry will have their annual “Get on the Bus.” At St. Thomas More Parish. All interested youth here at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral are encouraged to be present on Cathedral grounds at 7 p.m. for the bus service. 

Youth Mission 

On February 7th-9th 2018, there will be a youth mission under the theme: “Elevate.” The expected age group is 15 years and up. 

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2018 Collection Envelopes 

Our 2018 collection envelopes are available for pick-up. Parishioners are asked to take the numbers they are presently using. Persons who have no numbers and would wish to have a set of envelopes are asked to take a set from the available envelopes. All persons are asked to write their names on the first envelope that is placed in the collection basket. 

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Sick & Shut-Ins: 

Please pray for and visit the sick and shut-ins of our community.  Some of those persons are: Malinda Rahming, Arthur Symonette, Doris Taylor, Earl V. Thompson, Mariette Darling-Wilmore, Rita Wood and Zelma Worrell. 

St. Vincent de Paul Society 

The president and members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society wish to thank all those persons who so generously donated to the Society through the poor box and goods during 2017.  Mention is also made of those who donated to the Society’s hurricane relief. We look forward to your continued generosity and support during 2018. 

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Religious Education News 

CCD 

The CCD program will be on mid-term break from the 23rd – 26th February 2018. 

On Monday, 19th February 2018, there will be no CCD classes due to the City-Wide Mission. All students are encouraged to attend the Mission. 

Brownies 

The Brownies will meet on February 10th, 2018 at 11:30 p.m. All brownies members are asked to contact Ms. Lightbourne if these is any queries. 

Scouts 

The Scouts will meet on February 10rd, 2018 at 12 p.m. All scouts are invited to be at attendance. 

RCIA 

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) will not meet on Wednesday, 7 of February, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Upper Room. 

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Legion of Mary 

The Legion of Mary group meet on Thursday’s at 5:30 p.m. in the Upper Room. New members are invited.

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Reflection 

Job asks, “Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery?” We, too, often wonder if we will “see happiness again.” Jesus responds, “Let us go on to the nearby villages.” The presence of Jesus is the antidote for our “months of misery.” When “the night drags on” and we are filled with restlessness, only one thing makes us want to get out of bed in the morning: Jesus Christ. The gracious God “rebuilds Jerusalem” one broken heart at a time. To the weak he became weak to win over the weak. In Christ’s preaching, “He calls each by name.” 

The Magnificat, Vol. 19, No. 12, Feb. 2018, pg. 67. 

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