Cathedral Cake on the Feast of the Dedication of Saint John Lateran Basilica in Rome
Today we celebrate the dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica which is our Holy Father’s church and also the “mother and head of all the churches of the city and the world.”
We will be having a potluck after Mass this afternoon and I’m bringing cake! When I realized that the potluck was going to fall on this great feast I knew I had to bake at least one cake in my Cathedral Cake Bundt Pan. It looks like Jenn and I were thinking along the same lines! (You can read her great article for today’s feast over at Catholic Culture.) I kept it simple and just baked Yellow and Triple Chocolate Fudge cakes with a couple Betty Crocker mixes, along with a Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cake.
The Cathedral Cake Bundt Pan
is so much fun and can easily be adapted for many different occasions. I’ve used it for birthdays
, various feast days including the feasts of St. Joseph
and St. Thomas Becket
, and it also makes a beautiful cake for Christmas
A certain little boy really wants a piece of one of those cakes… It won’t be too much longer!
I hope you all have a blessed Sunday!
O God, Who year by year dost renew the day of the consecration of this Thy holy temple, and dost ever bring us again in safety to the holy mysteries, hear the prayers of Thy people, and grant that whosoever entereth this temple to seek blessings may rejoice to obtain all that he seeketh.
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.