Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), an encyclical written by Pope Paul VI in 1968, is a teaching of the Catholic Church regarding married life, responsible parenthood, and the rejection of artificial birth control. Please join us on July 9th, July 16th, and July 23rd from 7:00-8:00pm in the Cathedral Center Hall to hear Dr. John Bequette teach on these topics followed by a question and answer session. Dr. John Bequette, parishioner, is a Professor of Theology at the University of St. Francis. This event is free to all, but donations appreciated. Encyclicals will be available at the first session on July 9th. Please call Cate Forbing for more information: 260-402-7740.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, Cathedral Conference
Our St. Vincent de Paul Conference collects non-perishable food items and simple toiletries on a weekly basis. Please feel free to bring your donations to Mass and place them in the baskets located by all doors in the back of the Church. If you prefer a monetary donation, write your check to: St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral Conference and place it in the collection basket or send to the office at 1102 S. Clinton St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802 ATTN: SVdP
Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Cathedral Center 1102 S. Clinton St.
Food Distribution on the Third Wednesday of each month at 2:00pm First Come First Served.
This month needs include: canned fruits, canned dinners and canned meats
Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrimage Statue:
The pilgrimage statue is available in the Cathedral Center Library.
Sign out sheets are next to the statue for 2 weeks at a time.
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Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Sign up your Kroger's card to help the Cathedral. The Cathedral will begin earning rewards every time you use your Kroger Plus Card. This card is free and can be picked up at the main desk of any Kroger if you do not have one already. Click on the instructions on how to register your card.
A Parish of Faith, Hope, and Charity
As Parishioners of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, we are a culturally diverse Catholic Community united in the grace of God, under the mantle of Mother Mary, called to dedicate our lives to Christ. As Cathedral, we are a beacon of tradition and grandeur, hospitality, and sacred liturgy. We are missioned to serve God in our parish, our diocese, and in the broader community.
Immaculate Conception is the title of the Blessed Virgin as sinless from the first moment of her existence. In the words of Pope Pius IX's solemn definition, made in 1854, "the most holy Virgin Mary was, in the first moment of her conception, by a unique gift of grace and privilege of almighty God in view of the merits of Jesus Christ the Redeemer of mankind, preserved free from all stain of original sin". Her freedom from sin was an unmerited gift of God of special grace, and an exception to the law, or privilege, which no other created personal ever received. Solemn celebration of this special dignity is noted each December 8 in a special Mass on that Holy Day of obligation for all Catholics. The Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Immaculate Conception, is the patroness of the United States, our Diocese and this Cathedral.