WEEKLY PRAYER CYCLE
In our Parish Cycle of Prayer we pray for Chaplain & Celina Monoja & Family; Inez Morgan; Paul Munro; Ralph Nablow; Michael Nash; Annette & David Nauss; Hazel Naylor; Jim & Wendy Newman; Carole Nixon; Justin Okomi; Robert Oldham.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for The Church of Ireland.
In the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada we pray for The Bishop, clergy, and people of The Territory of the People. Every child matters. Remember the Indigenous children who did not return home from residential school. For survivors and their families. For truth, healing and reconciliation.
In our Diocese of Niagara we pray for our Bishop, The Right Reverend Susan Bell; Grace Church, Arthur; the Reverend Kevin Cull, Interim Priest-in-Charge, and the people of that parish.
As a community we pray for all victims of discrimination.
Those who have asked to be remembered in our prayers
SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER - THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 am Holy Eucharist in person
10:30 am Choral Eucharist in person and on the
4:00pm - Ordination to the Priesthood in the Cathedral
SEPTEMBER 24, 2023 ORDER OF SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
8:30am Morning Prayer - Via Zoom followed by coffee and conversation
12:15pm - Eucharist in the Cathedral
FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER- 12:00 pm Litany of Reconciliation in Bishopsgate
SUNDAY 01 OCTOBER - THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 - Holy Eucharist - in person
10:30 - Choral Eucharist - in person and on You Tube
CAMPAIGN PLANNING SET TO BEGIN
Monday marks the launch of our planning study and Bishop Susan Bell is asking for your help. In the coming weeks, we’ll be canvassing people across the diocese about what you believe are most important priorities for our ministries, where you see the Spirit leading our diocese, and to gauge support for a major parish-focused fundraising campaign.
The primary focus for this campaign will be to resource parishes and missions to support their Mission Action Plan (MAP) initiatives.
In addition, we are also hoping to support several other major projects and initiatives, including:
• creating an endowment to provide ongoing funds for lay and ordained missional leadership, including support for curacy positions and church planters;
• fostering Indigenous healing and reconciliation initiatives; and
• equipping our shared ministries facilitated through St. Matthew’s House, Canterbury Hills, and Christ's Church Cathedral.
The goal of the proposed campaign is to lift up the ministry of our parishes and missions and to resource these vitally important ministries, which serve as the face and hands of Christ in our community.
The planning study will include personal interviews, a mail and online survey, and a series of town halls and listening sessions. We’re looking forward to hearing your valuable opinions.
ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Please join the Cathedral as we celebrate the Ordination of Nicola Zhang &
Robert Miller on September 24 at 4pm. Congratulations to the Ordinands!
A WORD FROM THE CLIMATE JUSTICE CATHEDRAL COMMITTEE
Are you worried and confused about climate change and fearful that it is too late to make a difference? The people at Project Drawdown don’t think so. For their creative and uplifting presentation about climate change solutions, visit this site. We think you’ll be glad you did.
- Climate Justice Cathedral Committee
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR GENEROSITY TEAM
In an effort to provide an easy and efficient way for visitors to give to the life of our community, the Generosity Team has installed a “Tap” device at the back of the church near the baptismal font. Matthew Green worked with the team to design a banner to draw visitors attention to this option. The banner depicts snap shots of our collective life together. Each “tap” provides a $5.00 donation to the Cathedral, minus an administrative fee of approximately 5%. During Art Crawls and other open Cathedral events, we will also continue to provide donation boxes strategically placed throughout the Cathedral if visitors wish to donate by way of cash. While we anticipate that Tap will be used primarily during open Cathedral events, it is available at all times for anyone who is visiting us, including during any of our service times.
PWRDF WILD RIDE
Join your fellow parishioners for an hour as we walk to raise funds for The Primate's World Relief & Development Fund!
Visit www.pwrdf.org/wild-ride/ to join our team
or make a donation.
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 10:15 am – 11:30 am (approx.)
Where: Waterfront Trail at Bayfront Park (200 Harbour Front Dr., Hamilton)
We will meet at the main Bayfront Park parking lot (south-east corner)
LOOK FOR OUR YELLOW SIGN!
Remember to wear comfortable shoes and to bring water, a hat, sunscreen and, of course, your camera!
Note: There are benches and portable toilets along the route!
Let's help PWRDF reach its ambitious goal of $50,000 to support refugees and internally displaced persons.
For more information on the “Wild Ride”, please contact your Parish Representative at email@example.com or at (905)387-1820.
Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Carol Spence and in thanksgiving for the anniversary of my consecration as Bishop.
-Given by Bishop Ralph-
SUPERCRAWL THANK YOU
Please see below a lovely thank you from Out of the Cold Hamilton! We enjoyed sharing our space with them!
We are reaching out to thank you sincerely for allowing our organization to participate in Super Crawl 2023. We were welcomed and supported by your wonderful staff which allowed our team of volunteers to spread the word in the community about our upcoming season of free meals.
We were able to connect with our guests and potential volunteers and donors with support from your staff and congregation. We were especially fond of working with Turner who went out of his way to facilitate our needs and help us at every opportunity. It is always a pleasure to connect with the wonderful people at Christ's Church Cathedral.
DIGGING DEEPER ANGLICANISM 101
Anglicanism is rich with symbolism and history, but even if you've been Anglican for years, you might not know why we do all the things we do.
This series of talks is aimed at explaining the basic structure of the liturgy, some simple Anglican history (if there is such a thing), and a little about the structure and culture of the church.
(I could certainly still learn more from some of you!)
Cathedral Cafe is recruiting volunteers (18 years of age and over) to assist in the expansion of our ministry of hospitality for homeless and precariously housed members of the Hamilton community.
Effective November 2023 we will be partnering with Hamilton Out of the Cold (HOOTC) to open the Cafe on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm.
The Cafe will continue to be open on Thursday and Friday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm.
If you or someone you know are interested in being an on-site volunteer, please connect with the Cathedral Café Site Lead, Kerry Lubrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-679-2818.
An orientation and training will be provided on-site.
LOST FOR WORDS: CREATIVE WAYS TO PRAY
Robert James and The Rev. Monica Green are offering teachings this fall on new, engaging ways to pray, with repetitive prayer, writing collects, and scribbling prayer. Our first teaching – on repetitive prayer - will be offered on Wednesday Sept 27 at 7 PM and again on Thursday Sept 28 at 1 PM. Feel free to choose which time works best for you. Please RSVP to the Cathedral office at email@example.com, 905-527-1316 (ext 240), or drop by the Cathedral office in person!
Helping Hands Street Mission's Gala
It would be wonderful if we could purchase a table (8 seats) for Christ’s Church Cathedral to support our neighbours on Barton St. N. The cost of the ticket would be $48.75. Please connect with Kerry Lubrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-679-2818 if you are interested in attending.
MOVIE NIGHT IS BACK!
Join us this Wednesday, Sept 27 evening from 7:00-9:30 pm in the Spence Room as we explore the theme of Choices.
The next movie in our series is titled Stranger Than Fiction.
We'll watch the film and then discuss together what it brings up about choices and our faith.
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 email@example.com
Do you enjoy gardening and working on outdoor projects?
Watch This Space for opportunities to share your talents helping Bishopsgate to look its best.
ALSO - DID YOU KNOW?
You can contribute to Bishopsgate expenses by giving the Cathedral’s phone # at Holland Park if you make any purchases there.
If so, please use phone number 905 527 1316.
If you are interested in making a flower dedication, please be in touch with coordinator Anne Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org
A parishioner has very kindly offered a hospital bed to anyone who might have a need. For further information please contact the Parish Coordinator at 905-527-1316.