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Deans' Note | November 14, 2021

This Sunday, after a long time of waiting through Covid, we have the joyful opportunity for the baptism of a child into the new life of Christ. Matt and Susy Jimenez will bring one year old Elisa to the font where she will be placed in the water baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity and anointed with oil. All these elements are symbolic, but baptism is not a metaphor. 

When Elisa is plunged into that water as most of us have been, something real happens. We become children of the covenant and of God, and part of a new creation in Christ. On Sunday morning we will say that Elisa and all of us have been sealed by the Holy Spirit in baptism and marked as Christ's own forever. Just like the people of Israel left Egypt and slavery behind, we leave behind the old world order and our slavery to sin and begin a new journey into God's new creation. We are somebody different after we are baptized than before -- we belong to Christ and we all are on a journey of transformation, to become who we are uniquely created to be. That's why we can't think of Christianity as a hobby or the church as just another voluntary organization to which we belong. Being Christian is a life long vocation to which we give ourselves.

So Sunday, when together we renew the vows of our baptism, we recommit to our vocation and our destiny. It will be a wonderful day finally we welcome this little one into the life of Christ and the family of the Church. We encourage as many members of our community as can to be there physically to support Matt and Susy in their vocation as parents and to support one another in our common journey. We are all traveling this road together, marked as Christ's own forever.

Vaccination Policy

Don't forget to bring your vaccine card to mass if you have not already done so! Facial coverings continue to be required.

Vestry On-Call

This Sunday's Vestry Person On-Call

Kelly Coyne (2023)

Vestry members are partners with clergy, encouraging the growth of community and the establishment of common ground in the spiritual life of the congregation. Parishioners are always welcome to speak with these individuals on Sunday morning; they assist in making sure our questions, comments, or concerns are heard.


Upcoming Events


Newcomer Gathering

Sunday, November 14, 2021

at 11:30 am

  • Ten minutes after the end of the 10:00 mass the brief tour of our historic cathedral begins followed by lunch.


Pathways To An Open Heart: Rosary

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

at 7:00 pm via Zoom

There are many ways that one can draw closer to God. In this series, Mother Lyn shares four that, with practice, can serve as doorways into a deeper relationship with God. The remaining class will meet on November 17, at 7:00pm via Zoom.

Zoom link will be posted on the St. John's Cathedral Facebook Group on the day of the class.

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Evening Prayer

via Facebook Live

Join us for evening prayer every Tuesday and Thursday via Facebook Live at 6:30 pm.

St. John's Cathedral Facebook Page

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Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 10:00 am

Elisa Madeleine Jimenez, daughter of Matthew and Susana Jimenez, will be baptized at the 10:00 am Choral Mass.


Trans Day of Remembrance 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Join the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles and the Lang Lang Foundation Young Piano Prodigy Scholar Carey Bryron in a music program of Remembrance and Resilience. Join us as we lift our voices in the memory of those who have fallen and had the courage to be who they are. 

When: Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 6pm 

Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church 514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007 

Since 2015, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles-TCLA has made an impact in the choral world by using our unique voices to be visible, bold and proud. TCLA is the premiere all Trans-identified chorus in America. We are a Chorus of transgender, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, gender fluid, and intersex individuals. We celebrate diversity and acceptance in appearance and vocal presentation so that others can see and feel the joy we share. Through our music we bring to everyone, awareness, understanding, power and victory for the Trans community.


Our vision is, through song and our voices, to embrace all members of the trans community and to bring awareness of the trans experience by developing understanding, caring and support in the community at large. We celebrate diversity and acceptance in appearance and vocal presentation so that others can see and feel the joy we share in our music.


"On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor their lives — and recommit to the work that remains to ensure that every transgender and gender-nonconforming person in America has the opportunity to live authentically, earn a living wage, and be treated with dignity and respect in their communities and workplaces,"


Transgender rights are human rights. To transgender and gender-nonconforming people across America and around the world: from the moment I am sworn in as president of the United States, know that my administration will see you, listen to you, and fight for not only your safety but also the dignity and justice you have been denied.


 -Joe Biden, President Elect, November 2020 Transgender day of Rememberance

Vestry Nominations

The vestry has appointed a selection committee to gather names of potential candidates for our Vestry, Names will be reviewed and a slate determined by the Vestry. Members of the committee include Michael Tracy (Junior Warden), Carol Nicholas, David Oakes, and Linda Brown.

"To be eligible for election to the Vestry, a candidate shall be a baptized person of sixteen years or over, attendant upon the services of this parish, who for at least one year prior to election shall have been a pledging contributor to the support of this Parish." (Parish Bylaws)

In addition, candidates should

  • Demonstrate leadership potential and understanding or willingness to learn the nature of a parish and cathedral as a whole
  • Have the ability to empathize with expressed broad views
  • Have problem-solving skills with an understanding of group process, and demonstrate respectful open communication skills
  • Be willing to learn from each other and subordinate their own preferences to the common good
  • Be able to embrace group process, accept its inevitable frustrations, and work as team players 
  • Be mature, active Christians, who understand the theology of Christian stewardship, have consistently given of their financial resources
  • Embrace the vision and mission of St. John’s as articulated by our Deans and work well with other Vestry members as a team

Please submit names to any member of the committee no later than Sunday, November 14.


Office Hours

Office Will Be Closed Between

November 24 through November 26

The Cathedral is open for parishioners and visitors:

Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday from 8:00 am - 11:00 am

(Appointments only through our Sexton, Ada Galindo)

Sunday Mornings starting at 7:00 am

Monday and Friday Office is Closed

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