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Ten teenagers from Boston, Quincy, and Lynn traveled to the cathedral and spent their Wednesday night sharing their stories and their tears with us. They did this on a busy school night. They missed soccer practice to do this. Why? Because they need us to speak up for them. They need us to convince our nation's legislators to protect their parents' right to stay in this country. 

If their parents are deported, some of them will have to leave school to raise their younger siblings. Some of them will have to move to other states to live with relatives. All of them, already traumatized by the fear of their parents being taken from them, will experience a loss that will shatter dreams and fray spirits irreparably.

These are the children of TPS holders. Their parents came to the US to escape rampant violence and devastation in their homelands and were granted protected status here. Our federal government now plans to shut down the TPS programs and deport those who came here through it -- people who have raised families, started businesses, paid taxes, and contributed to our nation's strength in many ways.

​Learn more about the fight for permanent residency here . Bring these teens and the documentary they have created to your church so others can learn. Click here to find out how. And, in the name of our compassionate Savior, whose family fled the threat of violence when he was an infant, add these teens and the children of TPS holders around our country to your prayer list in the days ahead.

Our Cathedral at a Glance...
10 AM service - Sanctuary

11:45 FaithMatters - Sproat Hall
Sept 22:  Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 15:1-6 and 17: 1-8)
The preacher this Sunday is:

The Rev. Cynthia Pape

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What's Going On...
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Back Row (Left to Right) : Ian Gendreau, Allison Singer, Laila Bernstein, Frank Mangini, Charlie Munroe, Sara Reid, Mayor Martin Walsh, Al Kelly, John Ahern, Khalil Saddiq, Gerry Thomas
Front Row (Left to Right) : Kevin Neil, Kate Swain-Smith, Rev. Jennifer McCracken, Mark St. John, Barbara McClure, Rachel Banderob, Delphia Bizzell
Upcoming Events...
FaithMatters series: The Story of Abraham
Later this fall, the cathedral will be hosting a globally-acclaimed art exhibit featuring work by three artists – one Jewish, one Christian, one Muslim – exploring the story of our common ancestor, Abraham. To prepare ourselves to host this exhibit, the Sunday congregation will be studying key stories from the Book of Genesis about Abraham (and Sarah and Hagar!). We will use text and artwork to delve into the stories and find their connection to our own stories.
No preparation is necessary, but those who would like to delve more deeply into Abraham’s life and meaning in the three Abrahamic faiths may want to read Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths , by Bruce Feiler.

Sundays at 11:45 am, Sproat Hall
Sept. 22: Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 15:1-6 and 17: 1-8)
Sept. 29: Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar (Genesis 16:1-15, 17:15-23, and 21:8-20)
October 6: Abraham and Sarah entertaining angels (Genesis 18:1-15)
October 13: The binding of Isaac (Genesis 22:1-19)
Tomorrow, Friday, September 20, 2019!

Climate Strike, September 20: The social justice committee of the cathedral invites you to join them in raising your voice in defense of this good earth.

Join us on the portico of the cathedral the morning of Friday, Sept. 20 th , for a brief time of prayer and to walk together to the Boston Climate Strike on City Hall Plaza.
9:30 – 9:45 am – gather on the portico - Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston
9:45 am – prayers
9:55 am – walk together to Boston City Hall Plaza (5 min walk)
10:00 am on -- participate in as much of the day as you are able

The Boston Climate Strike, on Friday Sept 20th,  is part of a worldwide, youth-led initiative growing out of the Fridays for a Future school strikes calling for a global week of action on Climate Sept 20-27. These actions are timed to coincide with the U.N. Climate Action Summit starting on Sept 23, to push global leaders to take the climate emergency seriously. The young people leading this effort locally have called on all of us to assemble at City Hall Plaza at 10 AM. Details on the day and registration here .
B lessing of the Animals - Sunday, October 6th, after the 10:00 service. To celebrate the feast of St Francis we will be blessing the animals on the plaza of the cathedral at roughly 11:20.
Abraham: Out of One, Many - An exhibit of art by acclaimed Jewish, Christian, and Muslim artists presented by CARAVAN , will be on display at the cathedral from October 27 to December 6 . Mark your calendar now for the exhibit opening party - October 27 at 4 pm. Learn more about the exhibit at the cathedral here .
Volunteer opportunities...
Docents for the upcoming Abraham Exhibit . We are looking to fill a few volunteer docent positions for our upcoming Abraham Exhibit. The exhibit runs October 27 - December 6 2019 and we are looking for a three-hour commitment each week. No experience needed. Qualities which make for a good docent are enthusiasm, patience, flexibility, and the ability to take a visitor-centered approach to touring an exhibition. If interested, please contact Joyce Chae .

Cathedral Corps : Part of our core ministry as a cathedral is hosting diocesan events like ordinations, confirmations, and special programs. To exercise this role well, we need a corps of people who have a call to hospitality, enjoy large events, are reliable, and want to help our diocese thrive. The dean is now recruiting such folks from parishes, chaplaincies, and the cathedral congregations for a “Cathedral Corps.” Corps members will:
  • Be oriented to the space and safety procedures at the cathedral.
  • Be trained to serve as greeters, vergers, crucifers, or subdeacons at diocesan events.
  • Be invited to take roles at large events well ahead of time, so they can plan ahead for it.
  • Enjoy dinner with the dean once a year to celebrate and reflect on their experience.

Interested? Please contact Cathedral Administrator Kevin Vetiac ( kvetiac@diomass.org )

Sure as day comes,
the nightingale sings of tomorrow.
Songs never bought at bargain price,
from a shelf stacked with days.

The nightingale comes
singing lullabies soon forgotten,
singing another sporty song of day,
singing soft as bounty of money,
singing at night, the lights still bright,
softly settling down.

The day is dry and long.
The nightingale sings,
soft and feathered.
He sings softly through the night
from the regiment of songs
he must know.

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

To stay up-to-date on what's happening in DioMass:

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

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Parishes of the North Shore Deanery

St. Michael’s Church , Marblehead

Congregations: Secretaries and Administrators

Our Sunday congregation welcomes you to beautiful worship and life-giving fellowship. Our motto is
“When in doubt, we choose love.”

Join us Sundays at 10 a.m.!
The Crossing is our grassroots, justice-focused, do-it-yourself church community of hipsters, heretics, homeless, and other unlikely pilgrims. In August we do house church. Visit the Crossing website, or check their newsletter each week for more information.
MANNA (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) is a ministry of and with the homeless community in downtown Boston. We need each other. And this is why we gather each week to serve, to pray, and to create together. Join MANNA throughout the week for any number of our programs!
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. We invite you to join us Sundays at 12:30pm.