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located in the heart of Boston
We are  A  House of Prayer for All God's People.
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WORSHIP WITH US

Thursday
8:30 a.m. 
Morning Prayer
(Chapel)

6 p.m.
The Crossing 
Dinner followed at      7:00 p.m. with Worship
(Sanctuary)
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Friday

12:30 p.m.  
Muslim Friday Prayers
(Sanctuary)
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Sunday

10 a.m.  
Sunday Morning
Holy Eucharist
(Sanctuary)

12:30 p.m.    
Chinese Ministry 
Holy Eucharist
in Chinese
(Sanctuary)
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Monday

1 p.m.  
MANNA Holy Eucharist
(Sproat Hall)
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Tuesday

11 a.m.  
MANNA Christian Meditation
(Sanctuary)
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Wednesday

10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist
(Sanctuary)

12 p.m.
Santa Misa en Español (Sanctuary)

EXCERPT FROM
THE 
PILGRIM
"Living This Thing"
by Roger Morris

Living this thing that makes no sense.
Yesterday's gone and not coming back, so do today as if tomorrow never comes.
Living one upon another
like a bunch of cockroaches in a big city.
The Charles River flows - a long, thin stream.
Tomorrow's here, you just don't see it
as the waters flow in the Charles.
Big river city of Boston.

The Pilgrim  is a literary magazine written by our friends of the  Black Seed Writers GroupSign up for an annual print subscription.
VISITORS' HOURS

The church will be open for visitors during the following hours:

Sundays
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mondays - Wednesdays
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursdays
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Fridays
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturdays
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
OFFICE HOURS

The Cathedral Offices will be closed Monday, April 16, for
Patriots Day.

Mondays - Fridays
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

New Faith Matters Series Underway


A new series of our after-church education program, Faith Matters, has begun. Come each week as we talk about Jesus' words to his disciples and others after his resurrection. 

Faith Matters takes place in the Lawrence Room following Coffee Hour, and everyone is invited to take part.
OUR CATHEDRAL AT A GLANCE

NEW AND ONGOING
    
Amy McCreath begins April 22 as new 
Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral



The Rev. Amy McCreath, who has been appointed by Bishop Alan M. Gates as the 9th dean of St. Paul's Cathedral in Boston, will begin her duties on Sunday, April 22. She will preach and be available at Coffee Hour for us to begin to get to know each other. 
 
Conscious Contact, Wednesdays 7-8 p.m.
This program, led by Deacon Cynthia Pape and Bill Comer and based on the 11th step of the Alcoholics Anonymous  program (improving conscious contact with God as we understand God...through prayer and meditation), continues every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the church. It's open to everyone.

SUNDAY MORNING COMMUNITY

Our Sunday Morning community, a merger with the former St. John's Bowdoin St., gathers together to worship God, while honoring the traditions, styles, and desires of all God's people.

This Sunday, April 15
Canon Cristina Rathbone, Preacher


  8:30 am               Coffee Klatch, Lawrence Room
10:00 am               Holy Eucharist, Cathedral nave
11:15 am              Coffee Hour, Lawrence Room
11:45 am              Faith Matters, Lawrence Room
12:30 pm              Sunday Morning Council, Lawrence Room

Faith Matters Sunday at 11:45
Please join us as we continue our Easter program of  Faith Matters on April 15, talking  "What were you discussing?" EstherDavid Steffens will be our discussion leader. Faith Matters takes place in the Lawrence Room on Sundays, 11:45 to 12:30 after coffee hour, and all are invited.  
 
The Sunday Morning Council will meet April 15 at 12:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Room. All are welcome to attend.

The Cathedral Offices will be closed Monday, 
April 16, for the Patriots Day holiday. MANNA Leadership Team, Monday Lunch, and Eucharist will take place as usual.

Stewardship Pledge Cards Still Available
The Greeters always have extra Pledge Cards for 2018 on hand this Sunday, or you can ask the Cathedral Office to send you one. Thank you for your support of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Serving at Worship
Please speak to Jeffrey Seamans or  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.

Education for Ministry
What does it mean to develop a personal faith?
What does it mean to discern God's call in your life?
What do the Scriptures really say?
  
If you like to learn in community,
If you like good questions better than easy answers,
Then you may want to join us for "Education for Ministry."  
 
At Trinity Copley Square, Wednesdays 6-8:30PM, September to May
For more information call Susan at  978-912-1990 (cell) or write to EFMTrinityBoston@gmail.com 
 
Cards for Vinnie Panico 
Vinnie Panico, a  long-time and faithful friend of the Cathedral is in nursing care and  would like visits or to hear from us via cards and notes! It would be especially nice this week as Saturday, January 27, is his birthday! Vinnie's at Milton House Center, 1200 Brush Hill Rd., Milton, MA 02186-2337. 

MANNA COMMUNITY

MANNA (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) is our ministry of and with the homeless in Downtown Boston. 

CoffeeKlatch
Sundays, 
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Lawrence Room
The CoffeeKlatsch is a community that gathers weekly for support, accompaniment, coffee, and conversation. More...

Leadership Team
Mondays, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Upper Sproat Hall 
The MANNA Leadership Team provides support to one another and to the broader homeless community.  More...

Monday Lunch Program
Mondays, 11:30 - 12:45 p.m.
Sproat Hall
The Monday Lunch program has been serving a freshly cooked hot lunch for anyone who desires it every week for thirty years.  More...

Homeless AA
Mondays 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Lawrence Room
Open to all.

Black Seed Writers' Group
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Upper Sproat Hall
The Black Seed Writers' Group produces a steady stream of poetry, protest, memoire, prayer and reportage. The Pilgrim, is their renown literary magazine.   More...

Christian Meditation Group
Join a group of between 12 and 20 folks who meet each week to share in silent contemplative prayer, the first homeless Christian Meditation group in the U.S. The C hristian Meditation Group meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  More...

The MANNA Singers
Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lower Sproat Hall
The MANNA Singers is a new music program where we gather to join in making a joyful noise! Accomplished musicians and New England Foundation for the Arts grant recipients Eve Boltax and Mary Joy Patchett are leading our community in this latest musical endeavor: learning to sing together as a choir while highlighting individual talents, composing and performing original songs, and sharing our love of music with the broader community. The MANNA music group welcomes everyone.  More...

THE CROSSING

The Crossing is our grassroots, justice-focused, do-it-yourself church community of hipsters, heretics, homeless, and other unlikely pilgrims. 

Thursday Worship in the Cathedral Sanctuary
The Crossing has returned to the Cathedral Sanctuary every Thursday with dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by worship at 7:00.

Stay Connected
To stay up-to-date on worship and other offerings of The Crossing,  subscribe to their weekly e-mail newsletterlike them on Facebook, and/or visit their website.
EPISCOPAL BOSTON CHINESE MINISTRY

Our Episcopal Boston Chinese Ministry (EBCM) serves the Chinese-speaking community in Downtown Boston, hosting both traditional and contemporary worship services in Mandarin and Cantonese. More...

The Rev. Ryan Lun Joins EBCM Worship
The Rev. Ryan Lun will be serving as Interim Priest the first two Sundays of each month (the first three when there are five Sundays in a month). Teresa Lai is now serving as Lay Ministry Associate of the EBCM. You can reach her at 617-482-5800 or tlai@diomass.org.

DIOCESAN EVENTS

Our Cathedral serves as administrative, event and liturgical host to the  Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts  (DioMass).

Stay Connected
To stay up-to-date on what's happening in DioMass,  subscribe to their monthly e-mail newsletterlike them on Facebook, and/or visit their website.