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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)
NOTE: There will be no Morning Prayer on
Nov. 23

6 p.m.
The Crossing 
Dinner followed at      7:00 p.m. with Worship
(Sanctuary)
NOTE: The Crossing is not meeting on Nov. 23.
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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 (Chapel)
EXCERPT FROM
THE 
PILGRIM
"Fishing Trip"
by Joseph L. Haddad

Here I am today. We had a wonderful time on our fishing trip. We went to the Hale Reservation in Dover/Westwood MA with St. John's Church from Westwood. Took the train to Norwood depot. We got about 25 or 30 people along, it was very well organized and we did other things too, as well as fishing, like swimming, football, frisbee and everything else. We had a good time walking through the park, having a barbecue. Things are looking up.

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

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

Closed Nov. 23 & 24


Thanksgiving Eucharist & Dinner
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Holy Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.
Thanksgiving Feast at 12:00 p.m.


Join us!
OUR CATHEDRAL AT A GLANCE

NEW AND ONGOING
    
Conscious Contact at St. Paul's Continues 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.

Embrace Hope: Janet McKenzie Art on Exhibit
October 15-December 3, special reception Dec. 3 at 2:30 with the Artist 
Prints by Vermont artist Janet McKenzie will be on exhibit in the Cathedral church from October 15-December 3. Come and see this remarkable artist's moving and beautiful work.

On December 3 at 2:30 p.m., Ms. McKenzie will be with us to talk about her work at a reception in her honor in the church. This will be followed at 5:00 p.m. by a Labyrinth Walk for Advent led by former Dean Jep Streit and Susan Knight. Join us!

Cosponsored with the Bethany House of Prayer in Arlington and the Boston Harbor Deanery.

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.

The Cathedral & Diocesan Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

This Sunday, November 26
Our preacher will be Shaykh Yasir Fahmy, Imam of the ISBCC (Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center)

  8:30 am               Coffee Klatch, Lawrence Room
10:00 am               Holy Eucharist, Cathedral nave
11:15 am              Coffee Hour, Lawrence Room
11:45 am              Worship Committee, Acting Dean  
             Gossling's  office, 3rd flr

The Worship Committee will meet Novembe r 26
in Nancy Gossling's office on the 3rd floor.

Stewardship Mailing Is on Its Way
Keep a look out for your stewardship mailing, which is in the mail. Bring your completed card with you to church on Sunday, December 3rd, when we will collect them. Please consider your pledge prayerfully, and thanks to all who support St. Paul's Cathedral.
 
Cathedral Council Meeting Update
The Cathedral Council met November 19 and reviewed the role of the Council and why they serve on it; approved the 2018 Stewardship letter and pledge card; chose topics for January Faith Matters and began planning began for the 2018 Annual Meeting on January 28, 2018.
 
Serving at Worship
For the past several weeks we have been using 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 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 Cathdral is 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. 

Reminder: Pledge Payments
The end of the year is approaching. Please keep your pledges for 2017 up to date.
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...

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

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...

Canon Connie Ng Lam called to Los Angeles
The Rev. Canon Connie Ng Lam, Vicar of the Episcopal Boston Chinese Ministry, has been called as Rector of St. Gabriel's Church in Los Angeles. Canon Ng Lam will celebrate her last service with the EBCM on Christmas Eve.

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.