Cathedral News

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

Thursday, June 15
6:00 pm   
The Crossing Worship followed by Fellowship

Friday, June 16
12:30 pm  
Muslim Friday Prayers 

Saturday, June 17
10:30 am  Holy Eucharist with confirmations and receptions, Bp. Gayle Harris presiding

Sunday, June 18
10:00 am  
Holy Eucharist, The Rev. Cynthia Pape, preacher
12:30 pm  
Holy Eucharist in Chinese  
3:00 pm 
The Redeemed Christian Church of God Worship Service 
Monday, June 19
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, June 20
9:00 am - 3:00 pm  
MANNA Library Hours
9:30 am  
MANNA Writers' Group (Sproat Hall)
11:00 am  
Christian Meditation 

Wednesday, June 21
10:00 am  
Holy Eucharist

In the Spotlight  

Diocesan Confirmation Service Saturday, June 17, at 10:30
Bp. Gayle Harris and Bp. Donald Hart (retired from the Diocese of Hawaii) will welcome 80 new candidates for confirmation, reception and renewal of vows, at a service at St. Paul's Cathedral on Saturday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m. 

Summer Hours
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), throughLabor Day.

Spanish Service Begins at the Cathedral June 28
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. 

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
A Brighter Future
by Nadiyah Mohammed
Waiting for a friend
Can't wait no more
Left, say no more
Tired, Weak, the day is long
Just came from gym
Sweaty, sleepy and hungry
Looking out of the window
Looking at the hills
How high and so captivating
Can't I see the clouds
Can't I see the birds so high
So precious and so tranquil
When was that? Been there,
done that, and now looking
for a brighter future and not
the past.

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
  • William McConaga
  • Margarita Sanchez-Nutting
  • Vinnie Panico
  • The Rev. Kathryn Piccard
  • Julie Uhler
  • The soul of Liza Meyer
  • Mark Felt grieving for his son Colin
This Sunday
June 18, 2017

See In the Spotlight for details about this Sunday.

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 June 18, 2017

For the lessons for the Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6),  click  here.
Canon Cristina Rathbone
Deacon & Preacher The Rev. Cynthia D. Pape
Claire Cocchi
Chalice Ministers
Jan Rowe, James Van Looy
Crystal Skeritt
Acolytes Richie Lizine, Stephen Tulloch
Lectors, 1st Lesson
Mark Felt
             2nd Lesson  Jan Rowe
EstherDavid Steffens
Healing Minister
James Van Looy
Organist/Choir Director
David Eaton
Choir Cathedral Schola
Jennifer Cheong How, Donna Browne, Cynthia McConaga
Coffee Hour Host
Susan Butler

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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