Liturgy Team members were preparing for the Easter Tridum

St Antony statue is decently colored with flowers

Removing the decorations for Easter Vigil.
Mike working for Easter or Resurrected Christ's glory
The Resurrected Christ's statue is made colorful.
Palm Sundady celebrations excellently done

Prepared for Holy Thursday Adoration up to midnight
preparation is taken up for adoration
Prepard beautifully for Holy Thursday Evening mass
cleaning and covering the statues due to Lord's suffering, 
passion and death
The Secretary of Liturgy team preparing for Holy Thursday
For Palm Sunday preparations done nicely
The President Mike is working hard for the preparation
Mike, Glenda preparing for adoration

On Thanksgiving day the Liturgy members prepared fruits and placed them closer to the altar.

 During the Lenten Season, the cross was decorated to promote great devotion into the hearts of all beliervers.

St. Anthony of Paduva is a great saint who is honored on Tuesdays. The flowers are beautifully decorated near his statue.

The flowers and flower pots are beautifully placed in and around the Holy Sanctuary. Our hearts are filled with joy.

Mary is given the best place after Christ in the Church. We the Liturgy team is honoring and showing respect to Our Lady of Gadualupe.

The Back of the Church is decorated so that we feel to pray in the church.
Liturgy team makes an efforts to promote devotion to all catholic believers  during lent season

Divine Mercy Sunday

posted Apr 10, 2015, 12:40 PM by Rev. Scott Harter   [ updated Apr 10, 2015, 1:31 PM ]

As the Liturgy team prepared for Divine Mercy Sunday Novena and procession. We begin with Novena Prayer and on April 30, Good Friday, 3:00PM and continue upto 12th April 2015.

Christmas blessings

posted Jan 13, 2014, 5:41 PM by Rev. Scott Harter

I think that we did another fantastic job: 1) with decorating and 2) with getting people of the parish involved.  How wonderful that we can build up St. Mary's Cathedral parish not only through our own labors, but in bringing people together as well!  
Nativity Scene

Animal Blessing

posted Oct 12, 2013, 11:27 AM by Rev. Scott Harter   [ updated Oct 12, 2013, 11:33 AM ]

Eve Linares was kind to send us some photos of the animal blessing.  It was windy, but many people brought their pets.  We had dogs, cats, birds and reptiles!  Always a menagerie at this event each year.  Thanks Eve!

Liturgical Geneology

posted May 2, 2013, 1:18 PM by Rev. Scott Harter   [ updated Oct 12, 2013, 11:29 AM ]

We come from a long line of Christians.  But what we know about our own rite, the Roman Rite, is only a portion of the richness of the Catholic Church.  Below are the two images that I handed out at the last meeting, showing developments and branches of the various Rites of the Catholic Church.  

Here is also a good list of the Rites, with their various liturgical branches:

UPDATE:  I've also included an article from the May 2013 issue of Columbia by the Knights of Columbus on the Eastern Churches. 

Palm Sunday

posted Mar 26, 2013, 6:42 AM by Rev. Scott Harter   [ updated Mar 26, 2013, 6:43 AM ]

I think that our decorating for Palm Sunday went very well.  We were helped by all our members, including our new ones!  Plus, we had some other parishioners come, too.  

While prepping the palms, I found these instructions.  I'll post them here and in the resources and pictures area as well.  

New Christmas Pictures

posted Mar 8, 2013, 10:45 AM by Rev. Scott Harter

The pictures from Christmas 2012 are up.  Thanks to Heather Sabatka for taking and sending these pictures.  We wish Heather and Bill well in their new home in Texas!  

The New Liturgical Movement

posted Feb 21, 2013, 3:43 PM by Rev. Scott Harter

As I spoke about at our last meeting, the new liturgical movement is going on around the world, though particularly in England and some parts of the U.S.  We in Grand Island are kind of insulated from these things, but the internet helps us keep up.  

The thrust of the movement is that by being faithful to the liturgy--which is inherited from the Lord and his Apostles through the centuries--we are able to encounter him.  The 'sense of the sacred' is part of the liturgy.  We have all been to masses that seem more like a party atmosphere or to churches that look like a failed warehouse design.  This is what is fading away as the Second Vatican Council comes to the fore.  

The new liturgical movement attempts to center us around the Mass.  Don't we say in the Catechism: "The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life" (n. 1324)?  Should not our celebration of the mass revolve around it, then, and not ourselves or our human fads and notions?  A return to Tradition involves some (though not necessarily total) use of Latin, the Extraordinary form of the Mass, chant, liturgical architecture, beautiful art, etc.  

More Information: 

Anniversary Mass

posted Feb 17, 2013, 7:01 PM by Rev. Scott Harter

Attached is an image of a thank-you card I received regarding the Anniversary Mass.  Way to go, team!  


posted Feb 17, 2013, 6:57 PM by Rev. Scott Harter

We were talking about candles at the last meeting, so I offer you this: the Cathedral Candle RightSizer™ Calculator.  Yes, trademarked!  

With this printable sheet, one can correctly determine the correct diameter of the various kinds of candles offered by the church-goods companies.  

Liturgical Calendar

posted Jan 28, 2013, 7:56 AM by Rev. Scott Harter

After my teaching on liturgical calendars, I thought I should share something here, so we can see what resources we have.  

The US Bishops have a calendar on their website (which I often use to look up the readings for the day), which can be found here: (with a simpler one on the main page:

The Office for Divine Worship has more information here:

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