Cathedral News

What's happening here at your Episcopal Cathedral
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Coming This Week:

Thursday, June 29
6:00 pm   
The Crossing Worship followed by Fellowship

Friday, June 30
12:30 pm  
Muslim Friday Prayers 

Sunday, July 2
10:00 am   
Holy Eucharist, Tamra Tucker, preacher
12:30 pm  
Holy Eucharist in Chinese  
3:00 pm 
The Redeemed Christian Church of God Worship Service 
Monday, July 3
9:00 am - 3:00 pm  
MANNA Library Hours
10:00 - 11:30 am 
MANNA Leadership Team Meeting
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Monday Lunch
1:00 pm  
Holy Eucharist (Sproat Hall)
2:00 pm 
Alcoholics Anonymous (Lawrence Room) 

Tuesday, July 4
9:00 am - 3:00 pm  
MANNA Library Hours
9:30 am  
MANNA Writers' Group (Sproat Hall)
11:00 am  
Christian Meditation 

Wednesday, July 5
12:00 pm Santa Misa en Espanol (Chapel)

In the Spotlight  

Summer Hours Under Way
Beginning June 23 the Cathedral and Diocesan Offices will be closed on Fridays (the Muslim Friday Prayers will take place as usual in the church), through Labor Day. 

Our summer Sunday services will continue to be Holy Eucharist at 10 am and Eucharist in Chinese at 12:30 pm, both in the sanctuary.

Visitor Open Hours this Summer
The church will be open for visitors this summer the following hours:
Sunday - 8 am-5 pm
Monday - 10 am-5 pm
Tuesday - 10 am-5 pm
Wednesday - 10 am-5 pm
Thursday - 10 am-8 pm
Friday - 11 am-2 pm
Saturday - 10 am-4 pm

Creation Care Sunday July 30
Fifth Sundays have been designated times for creative liturgy at the Cathedral, and the first of these will be Creation Care Sunday on July 30 at the 10 am service. The Cathedral Schola will return to help us celebrate our planet and our care for the earth.

Spanish Service Wednesdays at 12 in St. John's Chapel
We're pleased to announce that beginning on Wednesday, June 28, there will be Holy Eucharist in Spanish in the Chapel of St. John the Evangelist at 12:00 noon every Wednesday. The Rev. Edgar Gutierrez-Duarte and Deacon Ema Rosero-Nordalm will preside. 

New Signage Coming in Front of the Cathedral!
New electronic signage is being installed in the kiosk (the small structure with the copper roof in front of the Cathedral where signs have been hung). We're very excited about this new opportunity to have our message seen day and night. If you're coming by take a look. It should be operational in the next few days.

Please keep your pledge payments up to date
We have received pledges from 21 households/individuals totaling almost 2,600 hours of service to our community, almost  6 ,000  hours of prayer, and over $50,000. Please stay up to date with your pledges payments so that we can stay on target with our budgeting. If you need a pledge card you can contact the Cathedral office or pick one up on Sunday in church.

The Pilgrim

Ethereal Gazebo
by Troy Anthony Brown
Cries of our souls rest there
along with all desires.
Wind is trapped while only love
penetrates and flourishes.
Beauty shines at night.
Lavender is present for those who dream.
Mistakes vanish.
Promises absorbed.
Forgiveness is the rule.
Clean water for all.

The Pilgrim Journal is written by our homeless friends of the Black Seed Writers Group. Sign up for an annual print subscription for $25 by designating your gift to the Monday Lunch Program on our giving page (make sure you specify that your gift is for a Pilgrim Subscription), or send a check to the Cathedral Offices with "Pilgrim Subscription" in the memo line.
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Congregation Corner
Prayers Requested
Please keep in your prayers especially these members of our congregation:
  • Jennifer Cheong How
  • Margaret Ellen Comer
  • Andrew Del Pilar
  • Gail Farmer
  • Valrie Harris
  • The Rev. Brian S. Kelley
  • Margarita Sanchez-Nutting
  • Vinnie Panico
  • The Rev. Kathryn Piccard
  • Julie Uhler
  • Martin
  • the soul of William McConaga
  • the soul of Richard Madden
This Sunday
July 2, 2017

See In the Spotlight for details about this Sunday.

During the summer we will have a reduced number of servers at the altar: vergers, sub-deacons and acolytes will be given a break from their duties during this time.

Please speak to Deacon Cynthia Pape if you are interested in serving at the altar during our services, or serving with the Altar Guild to assist with preparation and cleaning up after services. Churches rely on their members to help make our services possible, so please consider committing to help out.
Rosters and Readers 
Lessons for July 2, 2017

For the lessons for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8),  click   here.

  Le aders of Worship - July 2 , 2017
The Rev. Bryan Pearson
Presider The Rev. Nancy E. Gossling
Assisting The Rev. Canon Cristina Rathbone
Deacon The Rev. Cynthia D. Pape
Tamra Tucker
Chalice Ministers
Susan Butler, Jeffrey Seamans
Claire Cocchi
Lectors, 1st Lesson
Jeffrey Seamans
             2nd Lesson  Carole-Jean Smith
Louis Tsien
Healing Minister
James Van Looy
Organist/Choir Director
Louise E. Mundinger
Jennifer Cheong How, Mary Hancock, Ambrose Spencer
Coffee Hour Host
Jeffrey Seamans

Coming Up and Reminders
The 8:00 Sunday Eucharist is on hiatus until further notice.

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a lay education program sponsored by the School of Theology in Sewanee that provides the opportunity for scriptural and theological exploration and discernment of how God is at work in the world and in us, in small groups with a trained mentor. Participants commit for 0ne year at a time for a four-year program. Sessions are on Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8:45 pm, September through May, at Trinity Church in Copley Square. The cost is $350 with some scholarship available. Contact  or call Susan Butler, 617-232-4135. There will be an Open Session in May for those considering the program for 2017 - 18.
Two of the Cathedral's and St. John's long-time and faithful friends, Vinnie Panico and The Rev. Kathryn Piccard , are in nursing care and would like visits or to hear from us via cards and notes! Vinnie's at Milton House Center, 1200 Brush Hill Rd., Milton, MA 02186-2337. Kathryn's address is 417 South Ave., Holmes, PA, 19043.

The Crossing, our church community for young adults and others who are searching for a less structured approach to worship, offers Holy Eucharist every  Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the cathedral sanctuary, followed by fellowship in our church building or at a nearby restaurant.  For more information about worship and The Crossing's many other offerings, go to or email

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