December 4, 2018
Weekly Diocesan Update
TONIGHT!
Handel's "Messiah"
Woodrow Bynum leads The Cathedral of All Saints Choir of Men & Boys, and The Cathedral Consort in a performance of Handel's masterpiece, Messiah on Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. Still tickets available! T o purchase click here .
Attention Clergy & Parish Leaders
We are working on website updates and need your help.

Clergy: Please email a headshot and bio to Meaghan to be included in our new clergy directory.

Parish Leaders: Please send your website link and service times so they can be included on your church listing. If you do not have a website and want help creating one, please reach out to Meaghan.

Contact Meaghan by emailing mkeegan@albanydiocese.org.
Cathedral Lock-In
Survive the night!
As an unknown contaminate spreads and the world begins to spiral out of control, the Cathedral of All Saints is the last safe sanctuary in the north-east. A brave group of young people gather to work out what to do next. Will they discover a light in the darkness? Is it too late for the world and these young people? Will the barricades hold out all night? Join us to find out!
WHEN:  December 7-8th 2018
WHO:  7-12th Graders
PRICE:  $30​
DROP OFF : Fri. 6 PM
PICK UP : Sat. 10 AM
LOCATION:  Cathedral of All Saints,
62 South Swan Street, Albany, NY 12210 *Dinner, snacks & breakfast provided*
Healing Center & CtK
Upcoming Programs

with Sister Mary Elizabeth of the Community of Saint Mary
12/11/18 10am

December 7-9, 2018

December 18th, 10am
St. Michael's Chapel

March 31-April 2, 2019
Once again the Sisters of St. Mary and Christ the King Center will offer an ecumenical conference to address the topic of Holiness in personal and corporate life.

Click the link above to find out about upcoming School of Healing Prayer classes.
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Bulletin Board
Advent Holy Hour, Dec 5
An Advent Holy Hour will take place on December 5th at 7PM at Trinity Church, Watervliet, NY. It will be an opportunity for prayer and reflection in preparation for our Christmas celebration. It will be an evening to take time out from the the hectic pace that often takes over the Advent season. All are invited and there is no charge for this program.

Advent Taizé Service. Dec 8
An advent Taizé service will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 6:00 pm at St. Ann's, Amsterdam (37 Division St). A Taizé worship service involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and icons. There is no preaching. The style of prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many different denominations. The prayers consist of “short chants, repeated again and again,” according to an introduction in a Taizé songbook. “The words are sung over many times.”

Lessons & Carols, Dec 8 & 9
Join us at Christ Church, Ballston Spa, on Sunday, December 9 at 4:00 P.M. and Monday December 10 at 7:30 P.M. for our 25th year of Lessons and Carols for Advent from Celtic and African-American traditions featuring John Kirk and Trish Miller along with other friends. Refreshments follow in the Parish Hall. The ensemble has produced three compact disks which will be on sale at the performances.
Advent Lessons & Carols, Dec 15
St. James' in Lake Delaware will hold an Advent Lessons and Carols service at 4pm. This will begin with a brief organ recital by Curt Sather. Reception following in the Parish Hall.

Mid-Week Advent Prayer Vigil, Tuesday Dec 18 – 21
Prepare the way of the Lord. The Prayer Vigil is at the heart of the contemplative training on offer at Mons Nubifer Sanctus. Participants enter into a deep and regenerative silence, spending many hours together each day engaging the practice of still prayer (Christian meditation). This is punctuated by the chanting of the psalms at morning, noon, and evening prayer services, and a daily period of silent work helps us to carry our prayerfulness into everyday activities. All participants have an opportunity to take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) and/or to receive individual spiritual direction during the program. See  www.monsnubifer.org  for a full listing of programs and retreats this winter and spring, or contact  info@monsnubifer.org .