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Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead 1 hour this Saturday night!


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)

"The Call of the Owl"
by Jason Moore

The clock struck twelve
and we heard the call of the owl
singing Ooh Ooh.

Today the owl flew
out the window on his journey,
looking for some food.

He was cooing and cooing
and munching and munching
to his heart's content.

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.

From Fear to Hope
Cathedral Lenten Preaching Series
continues March 8
Bp. Bud Cederholm, Preacher

Our Lenten Preaching Series continues March 8 with 
the Rt. Rev. Bud Cederholm, Retired Bishop Suffragan of the  Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.

Join us at 12:00 noon for the 1/2-hour service and 
stay for lunch and conversation with the preacher. 
Everyone is invited.

Amy McCreath appointed new dean of Cathedral Church of St. Paul

The Rev. Amy Ebeling McCreath has been appointed by Bishop Alan M. Gates as the new dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.  The Cathedral Chapter approved the appointment at its Feb. 27 meeting. 

McCreath will be the ninth dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, succeeding former dean Jep Streit who retired last February after a 21-year tenure.  McCreath is the first woman to serve as cathedral dean in the Diocese of Massachusetts.  She begins in her new position on Sunday, April 22.

Bishops of Massachusetts Diocese Issue Joint Call: "From Lamentation to Action"

The Bishops of the Episcopal diocese of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts have issued a joint call, "From Lamentation to Action," in which they urge solidarity in response to a call from the Bishops United Against Gun Violence coalition. Here are ways to participate:

1) They have designated March 14 as a Day of Lamentation for the lost and for the guilty, asking people to gather in their congregations, or pause at some time on that day, to remember. A Litany of Lamentations will be included in the 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon (in Spanish) services that day. There is also a call for students, teachers and allies to take part in a National School Walkout at 10:00 a.m. for 17 minutes. Information about this can be found at tim@ststephensbos.org.
2) The Bishops encourage participation locally and nationally in the March 24 "March For Our Lives." The Cathedral will offer hospitality and a gathering place that day beginning at 10:00 a.m., in partnership with the Diocese and Episcopal City Mission. Those taking part in the sister march here in Boston should plan to meet at the Cathedral by 11:30 a.m. Additional youth-led organizing activities are being planned. For more information on these contact The Rev. H. Mark Smith at hmsmith@diomass.org.

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.

This Sunday, March 11
The Rev. 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
12:15 am              Social Justice Committee, 3rd Fl Teen Rm

Faith Matters March 11
Faith Matters this Sunday continues with "Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John".  This week's topic is I Have Called You Friends: Hope and Resurrection School . Hope and Resurrection School is providing the only secondary education in South Sudan. Come and hear about how far the students have come and the work to keep the school going.

With this Journal we are guided through Lent with a short quote from the Gospel of John, with suggestions for private and personal prayer, and with space for us to respond daily in whatever way we choose: writing a prayer, poem, or brief reflection; or drawing an image of some kind. We hope also to be able to collect our responses and gather these reflections into our own Lenten booklet for next year. Booklets are available in the Lawrence Room on Sunday.  Faith Matters takes place in the Lawrence Room and is open to all.

The Sunday Morning Council will meet on Sunday, March 18, following Coffee Hour.

Easter Memorials Being Gathered
Dedicating Easter flowers is a wonderful way to remember those who have died who held a major place in your life and memory. The Cathedral office is gathering names and donations for our Easter Memorial dedications. You can use the forms in the Sunday bulletins or email your names in to the Cathedral office. Checks in any amount would be very much appreciated to help with the cost.

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.

"From Fear to Hope" Lenten Preaching Series
Our Lenten Preaching series will continues through March 29. See the flyer above for details.

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...

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 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.