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Week of September 17

I think you will feel breathless after reading about all the whirlwind of events at the cathedral during the next three weeks – so hold on to your hats and grab your agendas

The winds start blowing this Sunday with three events scheduled after the end of the 10am Eucharist, all in Fulford Hall, beginning with our usual coffee and fellowship.

When everyone has their cup of fair trade coffee in hand and those who want to have visited the Fair Trade Kiosque, the Annual General Vestry meeting, Part 2, will convene to receive the financial statements and hear about the fund raising campaign for the spire.

This will be a short meeting, finishing in time for people to meet over a light lunch and talk with a group of farmers from Pragor, a Mexican fair trade cooperative who supply Fairtrade avocados & grapefruit.  Fairtrade Canada has invited them to attend the Canadian Fairtrade Awards on Sept 17th, and thereafter, they are doing a small tour of campuses as part of Fairtrade campus week.  They are visiting the cathedral this Sunday, so this is a wonderful opportunity to meet some real fair trade farmers!   You can read about  Pragor here.

Finally, Pain, partage et prière,the French Bible study and prayer group, will meet at 2:00pm in the Hollis Lounge.


A breath of fresh air will blow through the McGill campus on Monday, September 21 at 7pm when Divest McGill invites us to join with people of other faiths to call for action on climate change, pray for creation and the work of climate justice, and give thanks for the movement’s accomplishments so far.  On McGill Campus, inside the Milton Gates.

The gentle breeze will become a perfect storm the weekend of September 25, 26 and 27th when the cathedral participates in the nation-wide celebration of culture days – in Quebec Les journées de la culture. We have many wonderful events planned and hope very much that you will all visit and bring your family and friends with you. The complete programme can be found here. Please help us spread the word – our Facebook event page is an easy way to invite your friends and neighbours.

Our Promo Video!

There are several other activities that weekend – the end of the month lunch on Sunday for those down on their luck  and a bilingual, ecumenical worship service and supper for students and young adults at St. James United Church on Saturday September 26th at 6 pm hosted by the Anglican-United Chaplaincy at McGill. Anyone with questions or who would like to come may contact the chaplain, the ">Rev. Jean-Daniel Williams.

The storm of activities continues on Monday, September 28 with a meeting of the Public Theology Working Group.  Everyone interested in shaping this year’s program focusing on the ways that faith intersects with public life and the relationship between religion, ethics, and politics is very welcome to come.  6-7:30 pm in the Undercroft (enter via the mall)

Tuesday, September 29 sees the installation of Bishop Mary at 7 pm. You must have a ticket to attend.

On Wednesdays, the students and young adults meet for bible study and supper in the Undercroft at 6 pm.

Thursday the choir holds its usual rehearsal. Patrick is eagerly looking for singers to replace people who left Montreal during the summer. Please tell any singers you know who might be interested. They should contact Patrick for an audition.

The Cathedral Reading Group will meet on October 4 at 7:00pm to discuss Us Conductors by Sean Michaels. All are welcome to join. Speak to Ann Elbourne, Jane Aitkens or Diana Bouchard to find out where the group will meet.

There are many other things happening in October, but I will save most of them for the next newsletter.

But, if you are interested in going to the Conference Synod,October 16 – 17, take a look at the convening circular, now available online

 Wishing you all the blessing of inner peace at this busy time!

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