Catholic school students portray Rosary on Cathedral site

Catholic school students portray Rosary on Cathedral site

On May 18th, Catholic school students from the Diocese of Raleigh gathered on the site of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral to pray a Living Rosary with Bishop Burbidge. Students from Saint Ann, Fayetteville; Saint Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest; Saint Mary Magdalene, Apex; and Cathedral School, Saint Raphael the Archangel and Our Lady of Lourdes in Raleigh attended the event.

A Living Rosary is when people are used to represent each bead of a rosary. Each school represented one Joyful Mystery, including the Our Father, ten Hail Marys, Glory Be and the Fatima Prayer. Students formed a circle, and individual students led each bead and prayer. Balloons and ribbon were used to connect the beads and released following the prayer.

Students enjoyed a bag lunch and ice treats on the lawn.

Spring comes to the Cathedral Campus

Since March, contractors have been grading and clearing the site of our future Cathedral, Holy Name of Jesus. This summer, they will begin placing footings for the Cathedral, which is scheduled for completion in 2017.

Stations of the Cross prayed on Cathedral site

On Friday, March 13, 2015, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge joined more than 200 of the faithful gathered on the site of the future Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral to pray the Stations of the Cross. At each station a different ministry/cultural identity brought a cross representing their community and joined the procession. Ministries represented were: African Ancestry, Native American, Human Life and Dignity, Home School Association, CHGS/JPII High,    Filipino Community, Youth Board, Religious, Cathedral School, Catholic Charities, Campus Ministry, Hispanic Ministry, Knights of Columbus and Young Adult Community.

The Campus Ministry station was shared by Sr. Rosemary McNamara, S.U. campus minister at UNC Wilmington, with students who were on their way back to school from a spring break service trip in Philadelphia. Instead of bringing a cross to their station, they placed hands on each other’s shoulders to form a human cross.

The cross at Sacred Heart Cathedral school’s station bore a heart signed by all the students in the school.

The Stations ended with the Veneration of the Cross.