The Cathedral community works through six areas of ministry:
Dean's Annual Charge to Vestry
Glorifying God through liturgy and music
▪ Special Services
Sunday at Twilight 4:30 services take place between November (All Souls) and Mid-May
▪ Diocesan Services
▪ Ecumenical and Interreligious Services
The Music Ministry, primarily a Worship ministry, contributes significantly to all areas of Cathedral ministry and is a distinguishing component of the Cathedral's offering and reputation.
The Music Ministry is dedicated to advancing excellence in sacred music. Its full and unique complement demonstrates that dedication.
ChoirsChoir of Men and Boys
Supporting each other in faith
Programs & Activities
Through the Pastoral Care Ministry, Cathedral Clergy, specially-trained lay personnel and volunteers support people dealing with all types of challenges, difficult situations and crises.
The Pastoral Care Ministry delivers programs and support actions - for individuals, families and groups - for youth, adults and seniors.
Prayer, care and counsel are provided to support people through difficulties related to relationship, family, emotional, spiritual, health, bereavement, and job/job-loss challenges.
The Clergy and Pastoral Care volunteers pray with and for fellow parishioners. A Prayer List is compiled by the Clergy; a group of Prayer Intercessors prays daily for people on that list.
Calls and visits are made to people who are alone or isolated, ill, or unable to travel to the Cathedral for worship and fellowship. Visits are made to homes, retirement residences, nursing homes and hospitals. To share Christmas and Easter joy, flowers are delivered to those parishioners not able to participate in services at the Cathedral.
Holy Communion is brought to parishioners. And, parishioners who are not physically able to attend the Cathedral on a regular basis are brought to the Cathedral for Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving 'Back Home' Eucharists... followed by lunch and a period of fellowship.
The Pastoral Care Ministry's programs encourage access by people in want or need of support. However, the Ministry is ultimately unprogrammed as it addresses the unique and highly personal needs of those who call upon it.
Building faith through learning
Learning by study
Learning through experiences
Education and learning to build faith and spirituality take many forms at the Cathedral. Education can be formal and/or informal. Learning can be gained by study and/or experience.
Life-long learning opportunities at the Cathedral begin at an early age. The Sunday School works with children three years and older. A Nursery receives younger children.
Youth are involved in all aspects of our community life in worship and service. Choristers receive a strong Christian education along with superb music instruction. Baptism and confirmation preparation is offered.
For adults, baptism preparation provides formation for those seeking initiation into the Body of Christ for themselves or their children. Anglican Faith, Bible Study and Book Review sessions, and Guided Reading Series are held regularly throughout the Liturgical Year.
Serving with each other
All Cathedral groups are open to all people interested in the Group and its activities. Visitors are sincerely invited and warmly received! Joiners are most welcome!
Reaching out to serve others
The Cathedral provides a forum for thought and discussion through a program of arts to promote awareness and stimulate dialogue on social issues and current events.
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