Services

The Cathedral of Sts. Francis and Anthony is a reformed Catholic church. We are not in union with Rome. We offer the 7-Catholic Sacraments (Baptism, Penance, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Matrimony, Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick [aka: Extreme Unction]), appropriate preparation for sacramental reception, Wedding Officiators both liturgical and civil, End of Life Transitions,  Sunday School, and Diverse prayer times, retreats and days of recollection. We are also reaching out to you to help us spread the Gospel. please read below.
Liturgy (Mass), Weddings and Funerals

The Cathedral parish of Sts. Francis and Anthony is a Catholic Church.  As such we offer the 7-Sacraments.   

 

 We are looking for church space.  However, in order to use local churches until we have a place of our own, we need at least 15 people in attendance on a regular basis, and grow from their.

 

Come as you are. Formal attire not necessary!  If  you wish, I will celebrate mass or the sacraments at your home or other suitable place by request.  I would love to come over and give a house blessing if that be your desire.

Wedding Option #1

The Civil Ceremony

Suggested Donation starting at $300.00

(Does not include travel expense at .50/mile. Local Sacramento weddings within 10 miles of Elk Grove are free of travel expense)

 

The Civil Ceremony Includes the following

  • One optional premarital class (highly suggested)

  • Up to three meetings to plan the wedding

  • Optional: Putting the ceremony together in booklet form and sending it to you for up to 2 times for corrections, additions, and subtractions

  • Optional: Free booklets for up to 25 people on 8 ½” x 11” Card Stock (Avery) in white or another available color from Staples. A fee of $40 will be assessed for copies 26 to 50.

  • Wedding vows can be standard, or I can create them for you, or you may write your own but I would have to see them first to insure they meet legal standards for the State of California.

  • The rehearsal usually takes place the night before the ceremony

  • The Wedding Ceremony at a venue of your choice

  • Marriage license must be present at time of the ceremony and will be signed during the ceremony. Please bring a copy of the license along with the original. Be sure the copy is an exact copy.  If the original is double sided then the copy must be double sided. Please note, no license-no ceremony.  That is the law!

Wedding Option #2

The Liturgical Celebration

Suggested Donation starting at $500

(Does not include travel expense at .50/mile. Local Sacramento weddings within 10 miles of Elk Grove are free of travel expense)

The Liturgical Celebration includes the following:

  • Catholic Eucharistic Marriage Mass or any interdenominational service of choice including mixed theologies in one service.  For example, I will blend a Buddhist Wedding Service with a Roman Catholic Liturgy, or have a concelebrant from another faith join me and work on the liturgy with me, for example a Jewish person wishes to marry a non-Jew and their Rabbi is in agreement. The Rabbi and I will put the liturgy together and officiate together.

  • All interdenominational/interracial/intercommunion/gender diverse joining are honored and performed to your specifications and a little creativity from the officiant.

  • An interviewing and preparatory sessions ( minimum 3 maximum 5) of the couples wishing to blend diverse religious traditions into one ceremony including faith believers and non-believers excluding Satanists and Wickens. It is unheard of for a Christian Minister, even doing a civil ceremony to deal with Satan in any form or manner. This is the only exception where exclusivity is a theological must.

  • A Creative Liturgy.  If you prefer, we will sit and plan the entire celebration from start to finish, or I will plan it in total after gathering some essentials like music.

  • Booklets will be included up to 25 free of charge for the participants with a fee of $45 for copies 26 to 50.

  • There will be at least one rehearsal at the venue the night before.  The couple must contact the venue if this has not already been arranged.  I will check out the venue at least a day before the rehearsal to familiarize myself with the venue.

  • The ceremony will be held

  • Marriage license must be present at time of the ceremony and will be signed during the ceremony. It is the job of the couple to obtain the license from your local licensing agent. Please contact your local City Hall, or Google : “Where do I get a wedding license in ______ county, _____(State). Please bring a copy of the license along with the original. Be sure the copy is an exact copy.  If the original is double sided, then the copy must be double sided. Please note, no license-no ceremony.  That is the law!

 

Wedding Option #3

The Renewal of Wedding Vows

Suggested Donation $250

(Does not include travel expense at .50/mile. Local Sacramento weddings within 10 miles of Elk Grove are free of travel expense)

  • A meeting with the couple at least once but more if needed up to 3 visits to prepare the ceremony

  • Your choice of either a full Christian (Catholic) liturgy of your denomination or mixture thereof or a simple vow exchange as if in front of a Justice of the Peace.

  • Vows can be your own, or standard that I will prepare

  • The Ceremony will be held

  • 15 free booklets if you wish. If you need more let me know.

  • Marriage license must be present at time of the ceremony and will be signed during the ceremony. Please bring a copy of the license along with the original. Be sure the copy is an exact copy.  If the original is double sided, then the copy must be double sided. Please note, no license-no ceremony.  That is the law!

 

Also, please be advised that it is your responsibility to obtain the proper marriage certificate from your local licensing agency.  No license, no wedding. Signing of the wedding documents will be done either during the ceremony or right after the ceremony before festivities to ensure all parties involved sign the documents.  The wedding documents will be given back to you right after the ceremony, or I will mail them immediately after the ceremony.  I suggest either the couple or designate mail the materials using the USPS registered and signed envelope.  If I am to mail the documents that will not be done, it will just be dropped off at the local post office. Please make a copy of the marriage license before the ceremony. I will keep that document for my records if something should happen.  All involved parties will sign both documents.  One will be mailed according to the law, and the other I will keep in your file in my chancery office in perpetuity. All couples will be given a complementary frameable non-governmental wedding certificate and your particulars will be in my chancery wedding registry for future use.

Services will not be denied due to inability to pay. If in financial difficulty we ask that you prove the difficulty and complete a fee waver.  

 

Funerals are a second source of income.  Fees start at $300.00 as like the weddings, inability to pay will not be cause to deny the service. We ask, again, for proof of financial hardship through the completion of a fee waver form.

 

 
Sunday School

Our children and adults are important to us in growing the Body of Christ.  Once we have established a congregation, there will be Sunday school offered. Parishioners will be asked to volunteer as Sunday School Teachers.  School times will be set at the convenience of the families and the liturgy schedule. There is no fee for this ministry but donations are appreciated.

 

Christian Initiation School

 

For non-Catholics wishing to join the Catholic Church Bishop Tony and volunteers will teach a full range of Catechetics (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) in preparation to be received into the church and in preparation to receive all 7-Sacraments in their proper order. Details can be sought by e-mailing Archbishop Tony at bishoptonyscuderi@gmail.com.  There is no-fee for this ministry, donations are appreciated.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Anointing

 

The sacrament of reconciliation and anointing is offered at your request as a service to you. Contact Archbishop Tony if the need arises either e-mail him at bishoptonyscuderi@gmail.com or call at 650-455-5508.

Evening Prayer-Days of Recollection/Reflection and Retreats.

Prayer is essential. Once a space is rented or built The Cathedral parish  will have regular evening prayer around 6 PM.  All are welcome.  We also offer, for a fee (to be announced) Spiritual Retreats.  As a service we also offer days of reflection and reconcilliation at no formal cost.

 

Outreach

We are a new congregation. We need volunteers to start up. Hopefully, we will be able over time to pay people for there services and offer diverse benefits.  However, for now Archbishop Tony needs your help!  He is looking for people to volunteer as secretaries, parish council members (6), Computer and Marketing people, Grant Writers, and outreach volunteers to gather new parish members.  We are also looking for at least two volunteers who will help us serve the poor and needy in our community. Please contact Archbishop Tony if interested at bishoptonyscuderi@gmail.com.

AOD Treatment

Archbishop Tony is a California Certified and Licensed Addictions Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Denial Management Specialist. He specializies in Alcohol, Drug, Forensic and other counseling needs. This is a fee- for- service offering. Appointments and Fees can be discussed and made, by calling          650-455-5508 or e-mail at bishoptonyscuderi@gmail.com

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