This apparently will be the new normal, as a few particular sinners are ruining things for the rest of us sinners. Deacon Richard Ramm announced in the May 21 bulletin:
Thefts continue in the Cathedral. We are even losing items that are bolted to the wall. Until further notice, the church will be closed except for an hour before Masses.THE CHURCH WILL OPEN:
Weekdays: ONE hour before each Daily Mass & on Thursdays for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. (11:00 AM-1:00 PM MTWF, THU 11:00 AM-6:45 PM)
As I discovered, not only do the cathedral doors have latches on the inside, they also have deadbolt locks that can only be operated with a key. So do not be late for call time (officially 4:15), but don't be too early either.Saturday: One hour before the morning Mass & from 2:00 PM until the end of the 5:00 PM Mass. (6:30-8:15 AM & 2:00-6:00 PM)Sunday: ONE hour before the 7:30 AM Mass until after the 11:30 AM Mass & from 5:00 PM Mass until the end of the Spanish Mass. (6:30 AM-1:00 PM & 4:00-8:00 PM) [Emphasis mine; I also made some slight edits for readability]
Thankfully, there was at least some air conditioning in the choir loft yesterday. May that also be the case at our June 18 season finale for Corpus Christi.