Week of February 12

This Sunday is not only Valentine’s Day but also the first Sunday in Lent, causing a difficult ethical dilemma – is it alright to eat chocolate? I expect most of us will. However, we can put guilt aside and take up Rhonda’s excellent suggestion for a Lenten spiritual practice which...

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Week of February 4

This week we will focus on three very important topics: Lent, Reconciliation and the Cathedral’s participation in Nuit blanche on February 27. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday next week, February 10th. There will be three Eucharists, each including the imposition of ashes emphasizing the words spoken by the priest “Dust...

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Week of January 28

Have you taken down your Christmas decorations? According to ancient tradition next week – the feast of Candlemas – is the time to do it. As the medieval carol says: Make we myrth For Crystes byrth, And sing we yole tyl Candelmes Or as Robert Herrick wrote in the 17th...

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Week of January 14

There was no newsletter last week so a rather belated wish for a happy New Year! Probably by now most of you will know that Rhonda’s husband, Thomas, is leaving Montreal for an interesting new job in Ottawa, and of course Rhonda and Gilbert are moving too. Rhonda’s ministry has...

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Week of Dec. 18

Woo hoo! God is good! These exclamations echoed round the cathedral office when Paul and the wardens received the latest pledging update from our treasurer, Jane. There are more pledges to come, but so far 37 people have pledged a total of $91,472, an impressive average of $2,472 per annual...

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Week of Dec 10

December 10 was International Human Rights Day and the world’s biggest grassroots event for human rights, Write for Rights organised by Amnesty International. The Cathedral’s Amnesty Action Amnistie will meet in the Chapter House after the 10 am service on Sunday when you are invited to join in writing letters or signing...

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Week of Dec 4

It’s a wonderful time of year! Last weekend was full of joyful celebrations culminating in a beautiful service of lessons and carols for Advent. Do make a note in your diary of the Christmas service of music, readings and dance taking place on Sunday Dec 20 at 4 pm. You can...

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Week of Nov 18

This week our hearts are full of sadness as we hear about acts of violent terrorism around the world. Our prayers are with the victims and their families. Perhaps we remember with Madeleine L’Engle that It was a time like this, War and tumult of war, a horror in the...

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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...

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