Weekly Prayer Cycle
In our Parish Cycle of Prayer we pray for Rory Jones; John Juurinen; Judi Mansfield-Jones; Kristen Jones; Anne Kaewmongkol and Ted Chrysler; Debbie Kempe; Ron and Diana Kennedy.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for The Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada we pray for The Assistant to the Bishop and the staff of the Manitoba – Northwestern Ontario Synod.
In the Anglican Church of Canada we pray for The Rt. Rev. Mary Irwin-Gibson, Bishop, and the people and clergy of the Diocese of Montreal.
In our Diocese of Niagara we pray for our Bishop, The Right Reverend Susan Bell; St. Jude, Oakville, the Reverend Canon Dr. David Anderson, Interim Priest-in-Charge; the Venerable Harry Dawson, Pastoral Assistant; the Reverend Canon Dr. Patrick Patterson, Priest Assistant, and the people of that parish.
As a community we pray for those who struggle with, are recovering from, or have recovered from substance abuse and addictions.
Those who have asked to be remembered in our prayers: Susan Andrews; Gary Hanna; Sally & Willow; Celina Liong; Janet Wude; Heather Glass; Norm Foley; Donelle de Vlaming; Jonathan James, Bishop Ralph; Turner Shaw; Gary and Sue; Gary and Katie Hanna; Carole Nixon; Shirley Schmirler; Daniela Cruz; Justin Rego; Josh; Maryse Fisher; Ernie Taylor; Colin; Brenda Gallagher; Joanne Thompson & Family.
SUNDAY, March 19
The Fourth Sunday In Lent
8:30am Holy Eucharist - in person
10:30am Choral Eucharist- in person and on You Tube
WEDNESDAY, March 22
8:30am Morning Prayer—Via Zoom Followed by coffee & conversation.
12:15pm- Eucharist in the Cathedral
FRIDAY, March 24
12:00 pm Litany of Reconciliation Via Zoom & in person in Bishopsgate
SUNDAY, March 26
The Fifth Sunday In Lent
8:30am – Holy Eucharist - in person
10:30 am — Choral Eucharist - in person and on You Tube
Every Wednesday March 1 - March 29, 2023
Join us every Wednesday evening from 7-9:30 pm in the Living Room here at the Cathedral as we explore the theme of Doubt in a series of movies throughout the Lenten season.
We'll watch the film and then discuss together what it brings up about doubt and faith.
*To join our movie nights, please contact the cathedral office email@example.com, 905-527-1316 (ext 240), or drop by the Cathedral office in person!
Every Monday March 6 - April 17, 2023
Also, please join us for an interesting and vitally important series exploring Climate Justice.
Every Monday afternoon from 1-3pm here in the Cathedral Living Room we will gather to enjoy a series hosted by speakers from the Niagara School of Missional Leadership titled Climate Justice: Following Jesus in a World of Climate Breakdown.
*This series requires registration. To register, please contact the Cathedral office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-527-1316 (ext 240), or drop by the cathedral office in person.
Sunday, March 19 we are celebrating Mothering Sunday!
We are inviting all mothers, mentors and role models to take away a carnation with them today from the Cathedral. We are celebrating you!
For those interested in donating towards Easter Flowers please note that the deadline to do so is Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023.
Please mark your envelopes or e-transfers with Easter Floral Donation and provide any memorial names either on the envelope, via email to email@example.com or in person to the Cathedral Office.
MISSION ACTION PLAN FINAL MEETING TODAY
Thanks to all who were able to join us for the planning session
The session focused on our mission, vision, values,
The findings from that session are still being compiled and will be shared shortly.
The next step in the Mission Action Plan (MAP) process is to explore what actions we should undertake under each of the three MAP theme areas. The remaining planning session will be held after the 10:30 service on March 19. We plan to keep this session to an hour. The theme for our sesion is listed below. There is no need to register- please join us!
March 19 - Fullness of Life in the Neighbourhood
AROUND THE BAY ROAD RACE
The annual Around the Bay Road Race will take place next Sunday, March 26, and the famous "Cathedral Flyers" will have SEVEN participants!
We've used this in the past as a fund raiser for the Choral Scholarships - a line in our budget that supports our four choral leads. In view of your excellent support to Coldest Night of the Year, you may be feeling tapped out. But if you are able to contribute to the Cathedral; for this cause, just go online or write a cheque and say it's for the Around the Bay appeal. And cheer us on!
Please note! Plan your route to the 10:30 service on the 26th as some roads will be closed. The route map is here. If you’d like to wave at the runners going by the Cathedral, please be at the Cathedral by 9:30am as it won’t take long for the runners to reach James Street North!
Come talk and explore more about the week’s readings and Sunday’s homily as we dig deep (but hopefully avoid puncturing any water mains down there).
We meet in the Living Room after the second service each Sunday around 12:15pm.
Bring questions and insights, and we’ll do our best to make connections between scripture and our lives together.
To top it off, we'll provide a little something to eat as well!
This Lent, PWRDF presents a collection of some of its favourite reflections from the “Praying with PWRDF” Zoom meetings with music, videos, PWRDF stories, and more.
Go to www.pwrdf.org/lent2023/ to subscribe and receive a daily email message during Lent.
The contributors for the remaining weeks in Lent are:
Lent 4— Heather Smith, Executive Director of Rayjon Share Care, Haiti
Lent 5— Sophia Gebreyes, Lutheran World Federation, Ethiopia
Palm Sunday and Holy Week - The Rev. Patrick Stephens, PWRDF Representative for the Diocese of Ottawa
Also during this Lenten season, please continue to keep in your prayers the people affected by the
Donations can be made to support PWRDF’s earthquake response by visiting PWRDF's website at
For any questions regarding other ways to support PWRDF, please contact your Parish Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-387-1820
CALLING FOR COUNTERS
The Cathedral is looking for counters to assist with counting weekly donations as part of a team. The maximum time requirement for this volunteer position is an hour or so a month. Volunteers count and balance donations from the Sunday and midweek services, Diocesan services, and fundraising activities. Those interested, or for more information, please contact George Down or the Cathedral office at email@example.com or in person.
Thank you to all volunteers!
Prayer Shawls and Blankets
The Prayer Shawl Knitters Group has made available to the parish a wonderful abundance of both prayer shawls and lap blankets. If you happen to know of anyone who might be in need and might benefit from one of these beautiful items, please contact the parish office either in person or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cathedral has now resumed the passing of Offering Plates. The plates will be passed by the Greeters and brought to the altar with the elements. You may recall this was suspended at the beginning of the pandemic, when there was uncertainty about how the virus was spread, and replaced by a box near the Narthex. At the Offertory, we offer back some of what God has given us, symbolically in the bread and wine, and in our contributions toward the work of the church. All are invited to support the sharing of God’s love with the world through giving by Pre-Authorized Giving, online through our website (for details, please use link below) or by weekly envelope.
For those interested in Pre- Authorized Giving, you can also contact our Cathedral office at email@example.com (or in person) for more information.
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Masks Strongly Recommended
Current guidelines encourage mask wearing, particularly in crowded, enclosed, and close-contact settings. Effective immediately, Bishop Susan is strengthening guidance to mirror the chief medical officer of health's strong recommendation that masks be worn in indoor settings. By doing so, and applying additional layers of protection, we will not only protect ourselves but our most vulnerable neighbours. In this way, we are also bearing strong witness to God's call to love our neighbours.
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