Weekly Prayer Cycle
In our Parish Cycle of Prayer we pray for Elizabeth Wensley; Oliver Wesley-James; Sheryl Wickens-Perrie; Ophelia Williams; and Kathy Wolsey.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Anglican Church of Mozambique and Angola.
In the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada we pray for the members of the Council of General Synod, and the members of the National Church Council.
In our Diocese of Niagara we pray for our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Susan Bell; and for St John, Rockwood, the Rev. Michael Mernagh, Priest-in-Charge, and the people of that parish.
As a community we pray for victims of war, terrorism and criminal violence.
Those who have asked to be remembered in our prayers Celina Liong; Bishop Ralph; Turner Shaw; Daniela Cruz; Justin Rego; Ernie Taylor; Susan Andrews; Cathy Johnston; Larry Andrews; Susan Worrall; John; Gregory Klassen; Wayne & Michelle; Jane; Helen; Kim; Lisa LaRush; Nancy; Rachel & James; Cathy; Berenice; Heather; Judy Robertson; Adam Pearce, Dawn Romig, Charlotte Read.
Those preparing for baptism Michael Hobbins; Friedrich Liu; Riley Robinson.
Flower Dedication Flowers at the Chancel Steps today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of their parents Ross and Sophie and their brothers Edward and Bruce Wright with love from the Wright family.
SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER - THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30am - Holy Eucharist in person
10:30am - Choral Eucharist in person and on the
NOVEMBER 12 ORDER OF SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER
8:30am - Morning Prayer via Zoom followed by coffee and conversation
12:15pm - Eucharist in the Cathedral
FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER - 12:15pm Litany of Reconciliation in Bishopsgate
SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER - THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30am - Holy Eucharist in person
10:30am - Choral Eucharist in person and on You Tube
Synod 2023 - The Bishop's Charge
On November 4, Bishop Susan Bell chaired the 149th Synod of the Diocese of Niagara. In her charge to members of Synod, Bishop Susan encouraged members to remember that God has trusted those in the Diocese of Niagara with much, and that “God calls us to engage in the risk of faith; to become more and more like Christ and to live into the health and diversity of the mixed ecology – mission and tradition – the new and ancient Church.” She invited the diocese to take up God's invitation to "a bigger vision than we could ever imagine on our own." The full text of the Bishop's Charge can be accessed HERE and the YouTube channel HERE.
Sunday, November 12, 2023
The Cathedral's own Lori-Lyn Bradley will receive the Order of Niagara this Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm, together with other nominees from Brock, Linclon and Hamilton-Haldimand. All are welcome at the service.
Since arriving at the Cathedral from a previous role as a Sunday School leader in the former Anglican parish of St. Peter’s, Hamilton, Lori-Lyn has served in formal leadership positions within the Cathedral and in many informal roles as well. She served capably as a Warden, co-led the St. Bede Team, and has been a server, a thoughtful and eloquent intercessor, a lector, a greeter, a baker for Cathedral Cafe and Sunday coffee hours, and a cheerful regular pourer of coffee. She excels at hospitality, and has co-hosted many Cathedral events including our first post-pandemic Newcomers’ Lunch, and informally, many events in her home to make parishioners welcome and strengthen parish community spirit. In her characteristic unassuming way, Lori-Lyn maintains a personal ministry of prayer support for all who are in any need or distress.
Thank you, Lori-Lyn, for all you've contributed and continue to contribute to Christ's Church Cathedral. And congratulations to all the recipients!
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November Art Display - Renewing a Legacy
The Rug-Hooked Cushions and Kneelers of Christ's Church Cathedral
Sundays, November 5 & 12, morning;
In the 1960s and 1970s, twenty women from Christ’s Church Cathedral were trained to use rug-hooking techniques to make kneelers used for stalls in the chancel.
Primary colors and heraldic devices were used, because in heraldry the images are simple and two-dimensional with no shading.
By 2023, the cushions and kneelers needed cleaning and the foam inside was disintegrating. They have, therefore, been cleaned and restuffed, and five cushions and three kneelers required some restoration of the hooking by a specialist in restoration.
The display tells the story of the creation of the cushions and kneelers to honor the work of the twenty women, and explains the symbolism used. The display also describes rug-hooking and the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild. The renewal in 2023 is also described.
Have you started to attend Christ's Church Cathedral in the last little while? Are you considering (or have you decided) to make the Cathedral your church home? If so, we'd like to get to know you better by inviting you to lunch in Myler Hall on Sunday, November 19 after the 10:30 service and coffee hour. You'll have a chance to meet our clergy, staff and key lay leaders, and to hear about how the Cathedral community is organized and how you can participate more fully should you wish to do so.
Please RSVP by calling or emailing the office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-527-1316 x240). If you have specific dietary needs, please let us know in advance.
This Fall's Theme: Choices - Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Join us monthly in the Spence Room to watch a movie and then engage in a lively discussion on what it says about choices and our faith.
This week we continue our theme of Choices by viewing Celine Song’s Past Lives, one of 2023’s most highly reviewed movies.
To join the movie night, please contact the Cathedral office at email@example.com, 905-527-1316 (ext 240), or drop by the Cathedral office in person!
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Lost for Words
Creative Ways to Pray
Thursday November 16 at 1:00pm in the Spence Room.
By popular demand, we are continuing to explore different prayer forms. Our next session will be on Lament Prayer. Please join us as we share our heart’s burdens with God.
Come Celebrate with Living Rock!
We are invited to Come Celebrate Living Rock’s 38th Anniversary Open House on November 17, 2023 at 12:00-2:00pm at 30 Wilson St., Hamilton.
Click HERE for more information.
Cathedral Café Christmas Dinner Volunteers
We are still looking for volunteers on Christmas Day to assist with greeting / serving food (12:30-2:30pm) and clean up (2:30-4:30pm). If you can help, please contact Kerry Lubrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-679-2818. If you wish to make a donation (financial preferred as we can access some discounts) for the food / gifts, you can see Roseann Barry at the back of the church at a special table after the 10:30 Sunday Eucharist during November, or contact her at email@example.com or 905-570-6527.
Thank you for all your donations and support for the Cathedral Cafe guest who will be housed on December 1. The required items listed have been received except for the wardrobe. Thank you again for quickly responding to the need. The individual is so thankful for your generosity and care.
The Vulnerability of God - Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 10:00am-4:00pm
Have you ever wondered why, to save us from ourselves, our almighty God would choose to become a helpless infant, dependent in every way? In the course of this Advent Quiet Day, we will explore how this remarkable vulnerability is revealed in the Incarnation and how we, as human beings on a spiritual journey, are called to live into this vulnerability in order to come closer to God and to deepen our relationships with each other.
Led by Susanne Prue, parishioner of Christ's Church Cathedral and graduate of the Education for Ministry Program.
Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.
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Capital Campaign Planning Study
Our diocese is conducting a feasibility study to gauge support for a possible $20 million parish-focused capital campaign.
Four town hall meetings, featuring a presentation by Bishop Susan Bell, will offer an opportunity to learn about the campaign, ask questions, and complete a survey. The meeting in the Hamilton area will be on Wednesday, November 15, 6:00-8:00pm at St. Michael’s, 1188 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton. An online survey, along with a fact sheet detailing the potential campaign priorities, is available at niagaraanglican.ca/survey.
Every Step Counts!
Monthly Climate Actions
Drive less! If you can, walk, carpool, ride a bike or e-bike, or take transit.
Why? The average Canadian vehicle emits 206g CO2 per km, and the average car lasts for roughly 320,000km. That equals 66 tons of CO2 for the lifespan of the car!
Impact? Living car-free can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 3.6 tons of CO2 per year!