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8:30 a.m. 
Morning Prayer

6 p.m.
The Crossing 
Dinner followed at      7:00 p.m. with Worship


12:30 p.m.  
Muslim Friday Prayers


10 a.m.  
Sunday Morning
Holy Eucharist

12:30 p.m.    
Chinese Ministry 
Holy Eucharist
in Chinese


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


11 a.m.  
MANNA Christian Meditation


10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist

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

"To Help"
by Indra Karan

What a little hurt,
to help someone,
in a world that is full
of desperation and need,
where it is filled with iniquities.
A knee in the back,
a slap on the cheek,
a hurled stone,
an insult thrown,
like a receding wave
that has no restraint.

What a little hurt...
that comes from a soul
that's lost in gain, and
when it is all in vain.

What a little hurt - 
to help some one.

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

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

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Ash Wednesday Services
February 14
8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

St. Paul's Cathedral will offer three services on Ash Wednesday. The 12:00 noon service will be bilingual (Spanish/English). Ashes will also be offered in front of the church following the 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. services.

La Santa Misa on Sundays on Hiatus
The Holy Eucharist in Spanish on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. is taking a break. We'll have more information when the program starts up again.

Pancake Supper, Shrove Tuesday, February 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Sproat Hall
There will be a Pancake Supper in Sproat Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Everyone is invited. Those who can stay afterwards can assist with the preparation of the church for Lent. A $10 offering is requested but not required, to help cover the cost of supplies.

The Pilgrim Reading: Brookline Booksmith
The Black Seed Writers group, who publish The Pilgrim journal of writings by members of the homeless community, will hold their annual reading at the Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St. in Brookline, on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. 
It's always packed so if you want to attend contact Kevin Neil to reserve space 

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 him...through prayer and meditation), continues every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the church. It's open to everyone.


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.

GOT PALMS? If you have dried palms from last year's Palm Sunday service, please bring them in this Sunday to be burned for ashes for Ash Wednesday.

This Sunday, February 11
The Rev. Laurie A. Rofinot, 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              Social Justice Committee meeting, 3rd fl

Faith Matters Feb. 11
Our Faith Matters program will continue this Sunday with the series "Why We Do What We Do" while we focus on setting the Altar Table at the Eucharist. Faith Matters takes place in the Lawrence Room and is open to all.

Social Justice Committee Meeting Feb. 11
The Social Justice Committee will meet on the 3rd floor following Faith Matters this Sunday.

Canon Tina Rathbone will be away for the next three Sundays visiting family and observing a pre-Lenten retreat. She'll return on Feb. 25.

The Sunday Morning Council will meet Feb. 18 following Coffee Hour.

Stewardship Pledge Cards Still Being Gathered
The Greeters will 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.

"From Fear to Hope" Lenten Preaching Series
Our Lenten Preaching series will begin on Thursday, February 15, with guest preacher the Rev. Katherine Malin. The services begin at 12:00 noon, last about half an hour, and are followed by conversation over brown-bag lunch with the preacher. Everyone is invited.

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.

Suggestion Box
Your suggestions are wanted and needed as we make plans for the fall. Write your ideas and place them in the suggestion box  at the back of the church on Sundays, or speak to ( or email ) Susan Butler, Council Convener.

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

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...

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.


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.

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.


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.