An excerpt from Pope Francis'  February 12th, 2014 General Audience:

“Why must one go to Church, given that those who regularly participate in Holy Mass are still sinners like the others?” We have heard it many times! In reality, the one celebrating the Eucharist doesn’t do so because he believes he is or wants to appear better than others, but precisely because he acknowledges that he is always in need of being accepted and reborn by the mercy of God, made flesh in Jesus Christ. If any one of us does not feel in need of the mercy of God, does not see himself as a sinner, it is better for him not to go to Mass! We go to Mass because we are sinners and we want to receive God’s pardon, to participate in the redemption of Jesus, in his forgiveness. The “Confession” which we make at the beginning is not “pro forma," it is a real act of repentance! I am a sinner and I confess it, this is how the Mass begins!

Join us for the celebration of Mass, to hear His Word, be nourished by His Body and Blood and be one, as we go out to spread the Good News.

Sunday Mass

  • 5 p.m. (Vigil) - Saturday
  • 8 a.m.
  • 10 a.m. (live-streamed on Cathedral Facebook page)
  • Noon 

Daily Mass Schedule

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday | 6:30 a.m., Noon
  • Thursday | 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (Cathedral School Student Mass)
  • Saturday | 8 a.m.

Holy Days may vary; see Holy Day Schedule or call (901) 725-2700. 


  • Saturday | 3:30 - 4:30 pm, in Cathedral
  • Sunday confessions 9:40 - 9:55am and 11:40 - 11:55am
  • By appointment also. Please call (901) 725-2700.

Nursery and "Cry Room"

Child Care is available each Saturday during the 5:00 pm Mass and Sunday during the 10:00 am Mass. The nursery welcomes and cares for infants and toddlers; it is located on the 1st floor next to Marian Hall.  Four-year-old children are invited to attend our “Liturgy of the Word for Children” during 10:00 am Mass.  

The “cry room” at the Cathedral is actually the Narthex (the entrance vestibule at the front of the church).  It was made such in the renovation of the Cathedral.  The doors from the Narthex to the nave have glass throughout, so that parents with small children can see while the Mass is being celebrated. There is a speaker there so that all can hear well. During Mass, please feel welcome to take your child with you to the narthex if needed.  One of the Greeters/Ushers for Mass will then close the doors from the Narthex to the nave of the church.