Table 5: Parish Regulations - June 1919

St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Corner of Broad and Fifth St.
Columbus, Ohio

Order of Divine Services

(Standard Time)

Sundays – Low Masses at 5:30, 7:00, 8:00 and Children’s Mass at 9:15 a. m. Instructions are given at all except the 6:00 Mass. High Mass and Sermon at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Hour Devotion - 3:00 p.m.

Holy days - Low Masses at 5:30,7:00 and 8 a. m. Children’s Mass at 9:15 a.m. High Mass at 10 a.m. Rosary and Benediction of Most Blessed Sacrament at 7:30 p.m.

Weekdays – Low Masses at 6:30, 7:00, and 8:00. Rosary ad Night Prayers every evening at 7 p.m.

First Friday of each month – Low Masses at 5:30,6:30, 7 and 8. Rosary and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Meeting of the League of the Sacred Heart at 7:30 p.m.

Confessions – Confessions are heard on Saturdays and the eves of Holy days from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and after 7 p.m. Also at the same hours on the Thursday preceding the first Friday of each month.

Baptisms – On Sundays at 4 o’clock. The father should always be present at the baptism of his child.

Marriages – Should be arranged for during office hours of the pastor, Notice of about three weeks should be given for the due publication of the banns.

Laws of the Church Concerning Marriage

Catholics who attempt marriage before others than a Catholic Priest are excommunicated by the very act and are not married at all in the sight of the Church. Mixed marriages are abhorrent to the Church. The banns are to be published three times. The contracting parties should go to confession, receive Holy Communion and be married at a Nuptial Mass.

Sick Calls – Attended at any time. Sick calls should not be sent in at night except in case of urgent necessity. Persons who live outside the parish and do not rent seats in the church cannot expect to be attended form the Cathedral. When there is sickness, and a priest is sent for, see that a table is prepared with a clean cloth, a candle (blessed, if possible) in a candlestick, some holy water, a tumbler of common water, and a crucifix. All who are present should kneel if they know that the priest brings the Blessed Sacrament; they should also kneel and say appropriate prayers during the giving of the Last Sacraments. It is a pious and commendable practice that when the priest comes in the morning to bring Holy Communion to the sick, one of the family should meet him at the door with a lighted, blessed candle.

Funerals – The time for funerals is 8:30 a.m. Sunday funerals are forbidden.

Regulations as to Seats - Everyone who attends divine service at the Cathedral should support religion by renting a seat, and thus also identify himself as a member of the congregation. Pew rent is payable quarterly, in advance. Tickets are issued to pew holders who are expected to show them to the ushers, at Mass on Sundays. Those who do not permanently rent seats, contribute to the support of religion by paying for the seat occupied at the Masses on Sundays and Holy days. Anyone who cannot comply with these regulations should inform the Pastor. Ample provision is made for such cases.

Pastor’s Office Hours – Every weekday from 9 to 10 a.m.