March 16th, 2023

Upcoming Events

March 16: Dean's Lenten Book Club

March 17: Stations of the Cross

March 17: Phoenix Chorale Open Rehearsal

March 23: Dean's Lenten Book Club

March 24: Stations of the Cross

March 26: Lectio Divina Meeting

March 26: Dueling Divas Concert

March 31: Trinity Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children

April 2: Palm Sunday

April 7: First Friday Exhibition

Weekly Schedule of Services


Worship with Eucharist

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - Live Stream Worship Service

YouTube Channel

12:00 p.m. - Misa en Español


Worship with Eucharist

12:10 p.m.

Questions? Email the Trinity offices.

Sunday Worship Order of Service

Easter Flowers and Music Donations

We are beginning to accept donations for our special flowers and music on Easter.

Donation forms will be available in the Sunday bulletins for the next several weeks, or you can download this form and bring it with your payment to the Cathedral any time during the week or on Sundays.

The deadline to have your donation dedication included in our Easter programs will be Monday, April 3rd.

Holy Week Services

April 2: Palm Sunday

8:00 a.m. | Eucharist

10:00 a.m. | Choral Eucharist

12:00 p.m. | Misa en Español

April 3: Holy Monday

12:10 p.m. | Eucharist

April 4: Holy Tuesday & Renewal of Vows

11:00 a.m. | Eucharist

April 5: Holy Wednesday

12:10 p.m. | Eucharist

April 6: Maundy Thursday

7:00 p.m. | Eucharist (bilingual)

8:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Friday | Overnight vigil

April 7: Good Friday

12:10 p.m. | Good Friday Liturgy

April 8: Easter Vigil

7:00 p.m. | Easter Vigil Eucharist

April 9: Easter Sunday

8:00 a.m. | Choral Eucharist

10:00 a.m. | Choral Eucharist with incense

12:00 p.m. | Eucharist (bilingual) with Mariachi and Organ

Bring a bell to the Easter Vigil!

Saturday, April 8 | 7:00 p.m.


Our Easter Vigil service follows a worship pattern that was established in the fourth century. It is by far the most ancient of all the liturgies that we offer during the year. 

On that night, the people of God pass from death to new life in Christ, a new fire of resurrection is kindled (including actual fire!), adults are baptized, and Easter is proclaimed.

When the celebration of Easter begins, you are invited to bring a bell and ring it throughout the entire singing of the Gloria. It's a way that all in heaven and earth rejoice at the good news of the resurrection of our Lord.

If you've never participated in this service, don't miss out, as we immerse ourselves in God's story of our salvation.

Information Updates

As we begin another year, we will once again be asking parishioners to ensure we have the most up-to-date information about you and your families in our records.

Starting this Sunday, we will have Information Update forms at the desk in the Olney Gallery.

If you moved, got a new phone number or email address, or had another change to your personal information in 2022, please complete the form so we may ensure our records are as current as possible.

Weekly Sunday Activities

9:00 a.m.

Bible Study in conference room

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School in Auditorium


Sunday School in Auditorium

There are several ways to expand your faith beyond services on Sunday.

We hold a Bible Study which examines what the lessons for that day have to say to us at 9 a.m., between our 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.

We also offer Sunday School during our 10 a.m. and Noon services, which features activities, stories and games for those in K-5th grade. Children are reunited with their parents in time to receive communion.

Upcoming Sunday School Schedule

Sunday, March 19

10 a.m. and Noon

Sunday, March 26

10 a.m. and Noon

Sunday, April 2

10 a.m. and Noon

Sunday, April 9

10 a.m. and Noon

Stations of the Cross

Fridays in Lent | 6:30 p.m.


We invite you to join us as we commemorate 14 key events that led up to Jesus' crucifixion. The service allows us to put ourselves in our Savior's sandals along that journey.

Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on each Friday during Lent. All are invited to attend, but please note: the service will be conducted in Spanish, but a handout with an English translation will be provided.

Las Estaciones de la Cruz

Los Viernes durante la Cuaresma

a las 6:30 p.m.


Te invitamos a conmemorar los 14 eventos principales de la crucifixión de Cristo. También es una invitación para que nos coloquemos dentro de ese viaje.

Únase a nosotros mientras seguimos a Jesús a lo largo del Vía Crucis, todos los viernes de Cuaresma.


The Dean's Commentary

"For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known."

1 Corinthians 13:12

"Nothing will change unless I recognize that my aversion to so many other Christians may be revealing ways in which I am afraid of embracing the fullness of Christian faith."

Martin L. Smith, A Season for the Spirit, p. 87

Dear Friends,

Last Sunday, The Very Rev. Rebecca McClain, Dean Emerita, preached a beautiful sermon on her experience in engaging with the Jesus Movement in the late 1960s. In her sermon, she prefaced a few statements about herself and her experience with the movie “Jesus Revolution” by saying she would hang out with the Jesus freaks. She was very guarded about how she spoke about this movement, so that she could be heard by you and so you could hear the ultimate call God has for us to move closer to the heart of the Divine.

Read More

The Very Reverend Troy D. Mendez


Dean's Lenten Book Club

Thursdays through March 30 | 6:00 p.m.


The season of Lent invites us to dive into an exploratory time of learning and spiritual development. This year, the Dean's Book Club will have 4 sessions on Zoom to discuss the following two books: 

First, A Season for the Spirit by Martin L. Smith. In this daily meditation text, Smith invites us to use our imaginations on how we are walking with God on a day-to-day basis. Many readers go back to this book year after year because it offers endless opportunities for wonder and contemplation. To purchase the book from Amazon, click here.

Secondly, we will explore the classic theological treatise Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. In his writing, Thurman challenges us to radically change our views of Jesus and the world. To purchase this book from Amazon, click here.

We will check-in and discuss the two books concurrently at each meeting. All are welcome to join and participate!

Log in each Thursday through March 30 by going to:  

Lenten Book Club Zoom Link

If you have trouble logging in, you may also access the Zoom using these credentials:

Meeting ID: 884 5619 0182

Passcode: 123123

Invitation to Baptism

To be held on the Easter Vigil, April 8

Have you been worshiping with Trinity and wish to deepen your connection to the Episcopal Church by being baptized? We want to talk to you!

We are beginning plans to baptize adults at our Easter Vigil service at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.

If you are interested in receiving the sacrament of baptism at this service, please contact The Very Reverend Troy Mendez at

Lectio Divina Meeting

March 26 | 1:00 p.m.


All are invited to attend this month's gathering of Lectio Divina, an ancient contemplative practice where members gather to reflect and meditate on passages from scripture.

It differs from church traditions and services in that participants strive to interact with the quietness of Spirit, and access their faith practice from within and with fellow participants. 

The group meets on the fourth Sunday of every month in the early afternoon.

Visual Arts

First Friday Reception

April 7, 2023

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Exhibit Duration

April 3rd to April 26th


Mondays - Fridays

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Manny Burruel

Olney Gallery Director

Bordandos Devocionales

April Olney Gallery Exhibit

Artisans Beyond Borders presented April's exhibit in the Olney Gallery, titled Bordandos Devocionales, or Devotional Embroideries.

Artisans Beyond Borders is a bi-national ministry of Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Tucson. It began in 2019 to bring trauma-informed arts to asylum-seekers and their families waiting in shelters and on the streets in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

These embroideries are stitched by asylum-seekers stranded at the U.S.-Mexico Border from 2019 – 2022. Each bordado is a personal testimony to the lived experience of forced migration and family displacement and the role of faith in maintaining hope under the most challenging circumstances imaginable. 

Music at Trinity

Phoenix Chorale Open Rehearsal

March 17 | 6:30 p.m.


Phoenix Chorale will be holding an open rehearsal in the Cathedral on Friday, March 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

All are invited to come and watch them rehearse Handel's Dixit Dominus and Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass for the Endangered, both of which will be performed later this month.

For a look at their March concerts and to buy tickets, visit:

Dueling Divas Concert

March 26 | 4:00 p.m.


The Dueling Divas, Andria Fennig and Ashley Strawser, return to the Music at Trinity concert series March 26 in a lively performance for 4-hand piano.

The program, entitled “Dance,” focuses primarily on the genre of dance music

throughout the ages and from around the world. Fennig and Strawser will perform works by composers Edvard Grieg, Arthur Benjamin, and Scott Joplin, among others.

The Dueling Divas last performed in the Music at Trinity concert series in October 2018.

For more information on this and other Music at Trinity concerts, please visit


Now Recruiting Acolytes!

We are putting out another call for anyone interested in participating in our worship service as an acolyte! Duties would include carrying the candles during the processions, serving the chalice at communion, or carrying the cross during the processional and recessional. 

If you are interested in becoming an acolyte, there is a sign-up sheet on the desk in the Olney Gallery. This will allow us to contact you for a training session in a few weeks’ time.

Garfield Food Pantry Needs

As part of our ongoing support for the food pantry at Garfield Elementary School, each week this space will highlight some of the most in-demand items as reported by our volunteers.

Right now the pantry is most in need of:

  • Oil (24 oz. plastic containers)*
  • Jelly (18 oz. jars)*
  • Peanut butter (16 oz. jars)*
  • Canned corn (15 oz. cans)*
  • Dry cereal (14 to 20 oz.)*
  • Chicken or tuna (10 or 12 oz. cans)
  • Cheez-Its (12.4 oz. boxes)
  • Dry pasta (spaghetti or egg noodles)(1 lb. boxes)
  • Oatmeal (18 oz. boxes)
  • Dried milk (25 oz. package)
  • Elbow macaroni (1 lb. packages)
  • Mixed vegetables (15 oz. cans)

Items with an asterisk are considered the highest-priority items, as the pantry needs to rebuild its supply of these staples.

We ask for safety and weight reasons no food that comes in glass containers be donated. Please remember our food bags must be carried and cared for by elementary students!

Thank you to everyone who has helped to support and grow this ministry, and we hope by focusing on a few different items each week we can continue to offer balanced, healthy and nutritional meals to those in need.

Trinity Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children

March 31 | 4:30 p.m.

Feed My Starving Children

1345 S. Alma School Road, Mesa

Please join Trinity’s Youth and Family Ministry in volunteering to pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Mesa at the end of the month.

We will pack meals nutritionally designed to prevent and counteract malnutrition, and they are sent all over the world. In 2023 already, FMSC has provided meals in Ukraine, Haiti and South Sudan, among many other at-risk regions of the world.

We will meet at the facility at 4:30 p.m. and should be done around 6:30. We will share a meal together afterward. We have committed to bringing 20 people, so if you are interested, please sign up by clicking on the link below.

Register to Volunteer
From the Office
Prayers of the People

We pray for peace,

for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. Pray for justice and peace.

We ask your prayers for the poor,

the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison. Pray for those in any need or trouble.

We commend to your mercy all who have died,

especially Roberta Lindeman, Sheila Brown and David Quintana,

that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all

your saints in your eternal kingdom.

We pray for:

Patricia, David, Marie, Gene, Jim, Deborah, Tessie, Charley, Laureen, Denise, and Patrick.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 

Rick Avellone, Robb Barr, Keith Cook, Bob Rod, and Katie Vinger.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week:

Gilbert and Patricia Zermeno and Steven and Jennifer Valdez.

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