Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:33

Welcome to the Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral is the principal Church of the Diocese of Sandhurst and the home Church of the Cathedral Parish serving the people of central and north west parts of the city of Bendigo and many visitors to the church and the city.

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As a visible sign of the Church in Bendigo, we aim to be welcoming and hospitable. By using our gifts to build a prayerful, well informed community, we celebrate liturgy and strive to serve each other and those beyond our Parish with missionary spirit. (Parish vision statement)facebook

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GRAND ORGAN MASTER SERIES (GOMS) RECITAL BY THOMAS HEYWOOD & EVENING PRAYER AT SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL – Sunday 6 November 2022, 3-4pm

On Sunday 6 November 2022, Thomas Heywood will offer the next recital in the GOMS recital series at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo. Tom’s exciting programme will include Walton's Orb and Sceptre – Coronation March (1953), Parry's Bridal March and Finale from ‘The Birds’, Handel's Minuet from the Opera ‘Berenice’, Guilmant's March upon a Theme of Handel and a special performance of Light Cavalry Overture by Franz von Suppé (1819-1895), trans. Thomas Heywood (b.1974). Transcribed for, and performed at, the 150th Anniversary Concert for the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ. Come and hear a world renowned recitalist play the 1904 Bishop & Son Grand Organ!

Admission at the door includes program. Adults $30, concession $25, Under 18 free. Tickets are also available at www.trybooking.com/CDIYD The recital series is supported by both the Cathedral and the Aspire Cultural and Charitable Foundation (see www.aspirefoundation.org.au). For more details about the recital series, see www.grandorgan.com and Facebook & Instagram @grandorganmasterseries

Sung Evening Prayer of the Church will follow from 4:30-5pm to which all are invited. Based on the early Jewish and Christian traditions of praying at the beginning, middle and end of the day, Evening Prayer (formerly called Vespers and conducted in Latin) is part of the Catholic Church’s Liturgy of the Hours or Divine Office (from the Latin, officium, meaning “duty”) which forms part of the ministry of many priests and religious. Since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), the Liturgy of the Hours has increasingly been celebrated communally in the vernacular in larger churches and Cathedrals as the prayer of the whole Church – including clergy, religious and laity. The prayer comprises short responses, psalms, canticles, scripture readings and intercessory prayers and is a tangible way for Christians across the traditions to sanctify the day through prayers of praise, thanksgiving and intercession to God, particularly given the important needs of the world at the present time.

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An invitation from Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst
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