Weekly Prayer Cycle
In our Parish Cycle of Prayer we pray for Fahima Yousseff; Jiawei Zhang; Patricia Ziegler; and Thomas Zeigler.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
In the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada we pray for the members of the Joint Anglican-Lutheran Commission.
In our Diocese of Niagara we pray for our Bishop, The Right Reverend Susan Bell; and for St. Paul, Shelburne, The Reverend William Willis, 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; Ernie Taylor; Susan Andrews; Cathy Johnston; Larry Andrews; Susan Worrall; John; Wayne & Michelle; Kim; Lisa LaRush; Rachel & James; Heather; Judy Robertson; Dawn Romig, Charlotte Read; Ann Fricker.
Those being baptized and reaffirming commitment Michael Hobbins; Friedrich Liu; Jasmine Christiansen.
Those preparing for baptism Riley Robinson.
SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER - THE LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30am - Holy Eucharist in person
10:30am - Choral Eucharist in person and on the
NOVEMBER 26 ORDER OF SERVICE
WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER
8:30am - Morning Prayer via Zoom followed by coffee and conversation
12:15pm - Eucharist in the Cathedral
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER - 12:15pm Litany of Reconciliation in Bishopsgate
SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER - FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
8:30am - Holy Eucharist in person
10:30am - Choral Eucharist in person and on YouTube
New Assistive Hearing System Now Active!
Handouts with helpful details will be ready for distribution in church next weekend, including information to take to your audiologist if you use a hearing aid or cochlear implant.
A Bible Tour - Sunday, November 26, 2023
In these sessions, we're taking a Bible Tour - an overview of what's in the Bible, where it came from, and how it came together in this extended survey of the scriptures.
Matthew Green writes: “Our faith is grounded in the Bible, so it might be handy to know what's in it. Let me take you on a tour, and I'll point out some of the wonderful (and frankly weird) things along the journey. Don't forget to bring your Urim and Thummim! (Don't know what those are? Then that's at least one thing you can learn!)”
Sundays in the Spence Room after the 2nd service at 12:15-1:15pm.
For further information, please feel free to contact Matthew Green at 905-865-9863.
Sale of Christmas Cards and Calendars
Christmas cards are again on sale on Sundays, and you can buy the Anglican Church calendar ($5.00) at the same table. Christmas cards were first sold in 2008 in response to requests from those who wanted “Christian” Christmas cards and the acknowledgement of Christmas in the message in place of “Season’s Greetings”. The price today is the same as in 2008, so you can save money and help the cathedral! Each card is $1.25 ( 4 for $5.00, $15.00 per dozen) – AND the price is 20% LOWER for orders of $50.00 or more.
An Open Time for Peace and Reflection - Sunday, November 26, 2023
Our doors will be open one Sunday per month after the 10:30 service until 2:00pm, for anyone to come and enjoy some quiet space in the middle of our busy city. Feel free to light a candle, say a prayer, or just sit quietly in this beautiful space.
UN World AIDS Day Vigil
The annual service for World Aids Day will take place in the Cathedral on Friday, December 1 at 6:30pm. You are invited to come and honour those in our community living with HIV and those we have lost.
Brass Monkeys Christmas Cleaning
Thursday December 21 from 9:00am
Any willing and available hands are invited to join us for one of our biggest cleaning and polishing event of the year. Come help make the Cathedral shine!
Advent Quiet Day
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.
Please RSVP by December 2nd directly to Susanne Prue by email.
PWRDF Challenge for Advent 2023
Will our Parish buy a farm or more? December 3rd is the first Sunday in Advent and the week of Hope. What a perfect time to take up a challenge to support the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) World of Gifts. Support for the World of Gifts will provide hope to alleviate poverty, promote sustainability, and support communities in need in Canada and around the world.
Here is the challenge for the Diocese of Niagara parishes! Can we collectively purchase 30 farms? There are approximately 79 parishes in our Diocese. If each parish purchases a few items or even the whole farm, we could easily reach our goal. Each farm costs $615 (it supports nine food security projects in eight different countries). Each farm includes:
A “Diocese of Niagara crowdfunding page” has been created to track the donations to this Advent Challenge. If donating online, please go to:
If sending in a cheque to PWRDF, please identify Diocese of Niagara Advent Challenge in the memo line.
For assistance, please contact your PWRDF Parish Representative, Louise van Woelderen, on 905-387-1820 or at email@example.com.
Every Step Counts!
November Climate Action Reflection
How did you do with this month's Cathedral Climate Action?
Did you drive less?
If so, talk with God about how you could maintain or even decrease your driving even more.
If not, talk with God about how you might begin today decreasing the amount you drive, even a little bit, because every step counts!
Stay tuned for next month's climate action from Climate Justice Cathedral!
Food Security Appeal Launched
Bishop Susan is launching a special appeal ahead of Giving Tuesday, designed to support the life-saving food security work happening across our diocese through community fridges, running food banks and community meal programs, cultivating community gardens, and delivering prepared meal boxes to those most in need in our communities. Thanks to a generous donor, all donations will be matched, up to $10,000. Funds raised will go directly to our parishes, missions, and affiliated food security agencies to help meet the overwhelming need, especially ahead of the Christmas season. Please consider sharing this special appeal or making a donation yourself. This is a great way to engage their friends and family in support of our ministries. Together we can help enhance our capacity to provide healthy and nutritious meals across the diocese!
Please visit the donation page by clicking HERE.
Cathedral Café Christmas Dinner
We are pleased to report that we now have all the volunteers that are needed to host the Christmas dinner for Cathedral Cafe! We are still hoping for more financial donations . If you note "Outreach: Cathedral Café dinner" on your cheque or eTransfer it would be appreciated! We are also looking for offers to make dessert for the dinner. For ease of serving we would prefer fancy squares / tarts / cupcakes. Please let Roseann Barry know if you can help out with this at 905-570-6527 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Lest We Forget...
Thank you to Sister Margaret Hayward from the Community of the Sisters of the Church for creating and knitting the poppies for Remembrance Day. A cheque in the amount of $160.55 is being forwarded to The Royal Canadian Legion from the free will donations received from the knitted poppies.
Tap to Pay
At the back of the Cathedral there is a Tap donation device. You can use your debit or credit card to "tap" and donate $5 to Christ's Church Cathedral. If you wish to donate more, you can tap up to four times! Your generosity is appreciated as it allows us to continue to maintain our beautiful facilities and offer innovative ministry to our community. Thank you!
Submission Deadline for Chronicle Items
Please forward items for the Chronicle by 1:00pm on the Wednesday prior to publication to the Parish Coordinator at email@example.com or 905-527-1316 ext 240.