"If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do."
John 13: 14-15
The Memphis Chapter of Benedictine Oblates of St. Meinrad Archabbey is a group of individuals from the Diocese of Memphis who meet to chant Morning Prayer every Saturday after the 8am Mass in the Cathedral. Everyone is welcome to join us in prayer and discussion of the Rule of Benedict. For more information on the Benedictine way of life, email Jennie Latta, Chapter Coordinator, or Terry Starr.
The Finance Council is a consultative body which provides the pastor with advice concerning the stewardship of parish fiscal resources. This includes but is not limited to, long-range financial planning, developing and overseeing the budget, providing financial analysis and reports, and reviewing parish expenditures. If you are interested in serving on the Council, please email Father Robert Szczechura.
The Funeral Ministry assists Cathedral families in their time of need and loss of a loved one. Members serve to assure comfort and communication with the family of the deceased, coordinate funeral arrangements with the family, parish office, celebrant, music director, sacristan, and funeral home, and assist in funeral service setup and cleanup. If interested, please email Maggie Conway.
Gift Shop Ministry
The Cathedral Gift Shop is a smaller, Midtown location of St. Paul Bookstore on Sanderlin Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. We offer a great selection of traditional sacramentals for all ages including rosaries, medals, holy cards, statues, and icons. We also carry both newly released and classic prayer books, gifts for all Holy Sacraments, monthly devotionals and liturgical events such as Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. The shop is located in the Cathedral basement across from Marian Hall. shop hours are 7:30am-noon on Sundays and as needed during special Cathedral events. For information, email Yolanda Cullagh or call (901) 219-9795.
Hospitality is a ministry of welcoming for the Cathedral. In addition to greeting people at Cathedral events, we focus on supporting the parish with food. From desserts for the fish fry, to meals for the Youth Group and for those who are sick or mourning, we aim to assist our parishioners in small but much-needed acts of kindness. If interested, please email Susie Quinn.
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to promoting and conducting educational, charitable, religious, and social welfare works, rendering mutual aid and assistance to sick and needy members and their families. Locally, we put on fish fries, cook for numerous charities, and provide scholarships to active members and deceased members’ children for college. We help the widows of members and raise funds for seminarians and diaconate candidates. If interested, please email Mike Bandy.
The Cathedral Men’s Ministry meets to create ways to strengthen our faith together as men of the parish and to work together to make our parish stronger. We generally meet once per month in addition to assisting and supporting various ministries throughout the parish. If interested, please email Frank Howell.
Ministry to the Sick
The Ministry to the Sick is a pastoral ministry of caring for those hospitalized, in nursing homes or confined to private homes. The ministry’s purpose is to demonstrate the care and concern of the faith community to the sick and shut-ins and to provide them the opportunity to pray with others and receive the Eucharist. The coordinator also communicates with the priests when Anointing of the Sick is required.
The ministry is provided by trained and certified lay men and women, ordained deacons, and priests within our parish and the Diocese. You may shadow an experienced minister to determine if this is the right ministry for you. Volunteers must be trained through the Diocese of Memphis and be Virtus certified as well. A specific prayer book and pyx are required, with costs covered by the parish. If you are interested in serving God and His Church in this ministry, please email Anne White.
Elected and appointed advisory group to the Cathedral Parish administration. The standing committees of the council include: Education, Communications, Buildings & Grounds, Stewardship, and Parish Outreach. Contact: 901-725-2700
Have fun! Meet new people! Get some exercise! Casual fun for ALL level players. Monday and Wednesday from 6-8 pm and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 11:30am-1 pm in the gym. Email Kathy Frazier or call (901) 494-0486.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Provide service to needy persons within neighborhood and parish community through food distribution and financial assistance. Ongoing collection of non-perishable foods for on-site food pantry as monetary assistance for utility and rent. Assist at the Midtown soup kitchen which provides meals seven days a week. Call Wayne Holzemer at (901) 435-5346 for more information.
St. Joseph the Worker Ministry
Help keep the Cathedral campus in repair by using your skills to do minor repairs and maintenance for the parish and school buildings. Meets one Saturday a month. If interested, please email Bob Chin or call Tony Benson at 901-725-2700.
Sunday Coffee Ministry
Help set up coffee and doughnuts for the 8am and 10am Masses from September-May. Also involves pickup of doughnuts and cleanup afterwards. Text Maria text at (901) 786-2909 or email email@example.com
Wedding Coordinator Ministry
The wedding coordinator is responsible for ensuring all of the logistical aspects of a wedding go smoothly. To help with this ministry, volunteers need to be good communicators, willing to follow directions, physically fit, and have a professional demeanor. If interested, please email Karen Gephart.
Women's "Come as You Are" Ministry
Are you yearning for a faith community of women, but don’t really have time for another commitment? Do you feel called ot be a part of something, but you are not sure what? Please join us in the “Come as You Are” Community- a gathering of women who would like to walk our faith journey together. Email Stephanie Sweet at firstname.lastname@example.org.