Rector


#1

My pastor has been names rector of our Cathedral. He starts in October. What is a rector and what do they do? I know he’ll be saying Mass there but that’s all I know.


#2

A rector of a cathedral is essentially the pastor of the cathedral parish. His duties will be little different from the pastor of any other parish. Only the title really differs.


#3

Different how?


#4

Different only based on the needs of the community he is serving. His basic duties remain the same, only at a different church and in a different community. A rector essentially is a pastor, but of a community based at a cathedral or a basilica rather than at a simple parish.


#5

I never much cared for him but last night I was almost teary eyed at his leaving. I told him “goodbye” and he said not to say goodbye but “see you later”. I plan to attend one of his Masses.


#6

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