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Week of Nov 13

What’s happening at the cathedral in the next few weeks? We are asking you to help in many ways but also offering you many opportunities for spiritual, physical and cultural refreshment. The demands are not great, the offerings are very rich, the personal rewards are great. We hope there is something here for you. If you have suggestions, please share them as part of the stewardship campaign.

Asking if you are able to:

Receive a friendly stewardship campaign visitor

  • Contribute something to the silent auction on November 28
  •  Offer help to the refugee committee
  • Offer help cooking, serving at the parish Supper November 28
  •  Bake fair trade goodies to be sold at Christmas Boutique November 29
  •  Help SJAG with the boutique on November 29


Offering you the opportunity to attend:

  • Christmas Cake Stir-up, Nov 22, 11:30 am
  • Cathedral Forum, Tuesday, Nov 17, at 6:30 in St Anselm’s Chapel, Fulford Place.
  • Parish Supper, Nov 28, 6 pm
  •  Fair trade Christmas Boutique, Nov 29
  •  Advent carols, Nov 29, 4 pm
  •  Advent Prayers for Peace (Tuesday evenings 5:45 – 6 after Evensong)
  •  Advent Bible study (Monday evenings 6 – 9 in Fulford Hall. Supper included)
  • Hungry Minds (Bible study and supper for young adults) on Wednesday evenings
  •  Family and Friends Retreat at Villa du Brôme, Nov 20 – 22
  •  LGBTI group
  • Pain Partage et Prière (French bible study and lunch) November 29, December 13.
  • L’Oasis Musicale concert, every Saturday at 4:30. Donation $5 -$10 supports the musicians.
  • Sing-Along-Messiah, Dec 12th, 4:30
  • Bell ringing Thursdays 5 – 7 in the chapter house on a mini ring of tower bells.
  • Reading group, meets one Sunday a month. Movie night Dec 13, 7 pm, hosted by Jane

Here are details of some of these events

Music And Readings For Advent 4pm on Sunday 29 November – a splendid service of light and darkness, advent music and readings.

Bible Study – From Advent to Easter: the story of Jesus’ life 16 Mondays, beginning November 30th and ending April 4th from 6-9pm in Fulford Hall.  $100 includes suppers and participant’s book.  Bursaries are available.  To register contact Rhonda – – or call the office.

This Sunday’s Fair Trade Kiosque will feature a sample of 5 different fair trade Christmas gift hampers for you to order in time for collection at the Christmas Boutique on Sunday 29th November 11 – 3pm.  The attached pdf document shows pictures and information about each hamper, and the word document, just the information.

Also there will be a range of fair trade ingredients for volunteer bakers to help raise funds for the cathedral’s Refugee Sponsorship programme. The ingredients are free of charge for our volunteer bakers. Please contact Jonathan if you would like to bake for the Bake Sale, which (etc)

The Bake Sale will take place at the Christmas Boutique.

Christmas cakes Nov. 22. Stir up your Christmas cakes in the Undercroft between the 10 and 12.45 services. Bulk buying of materials for a traditional dark fruit cake, good fellowship and recipe, bring your own utensils, and cook it at home.  Gluten free flour etc included on request. Call Leah at 514-912-3435 or   before Nov.13.


Parish Supper and silent auction on Nov. 28th

The delicious dinner will be cooked by members of the congregation who will be repaid the cost of their ingredients. The suggested donation for the dinner is $15 regular, $10 reduced rate and $5 for children. No cathedral member will be turned away for lack of funds. Music will be provided by a jazz trio and there will be a silent auction during the evening. Jan suggests, “Perhaps you have something that would make another person very happy, and help us raise money for our refugee sponsorship ministry. Please remember that we are also collecting services that could be auctioned: so far we have donations of computer skills, Esperanto lessons, and baby-sitting. You might wish to put in a request for services. Requests so far include:

1) Hemming trousers and other basic clothes-sewing jobs

2) Instruction on how Dropbox works ($25 per hour)

3) Instruction on i-tunes and downloading music on an i-phone ($25 per hour)

We need to have the donations no later than November 19th so that we can create our catalogue.”

Contact Janet King (514 481-6523, ) or Jan Jorgensen (514 725-5047, ) for more information.


Oasis Concert  this Saturday
Tradition and Innovation: a story in music will present a programme of all-time favourite pieces from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern styles, underlying the continuous dialogue between tradition (Bach and Brahms) and innovation (Haydn and Ravel).  Kainé Newton, violin, Ian Gibbons, cello, Viktor Lazarov, piano.

All Cathedral members are invited to attend this meeting on Tuesday next week. The agenda and other documents are attached. The meeting at 6:30 is preceded by refreshments.


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