Week of July 2

Dear Friend of the Cathedral The newsletter this week will have 3 broad headings. Cathedral Outreach  St Catherine’s Street Fair  – Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12, 10am to 6 pm The Cathedral will take part with two tables on the street right in front. Helpers are needed on...

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Week of June 11

The most exciting news this week is the election last Saturday of the first woman bishop of Montreal. In his Purple Prose newsletter Bishop Barry writes: “The Very Reverend Mary Irwin-Gibson, Rector of St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario and Dean of the Diocese of Ontario, was elected the 12th Bishop of...

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Week of June 4th

This week, your prayers can make an enormous difference. Please pray for the Electoral Synod that will take place on Saturday: for the candidates and their families, for the synod delegates, for our diocese as a whole.  Details regarding the synod, including vision statements and responses from the candidates may be...

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Week of May 28

This week’s spiritual practice, suggested by Vivian: It’s no coincidence that as we celebrate Trinity Sunday May 31, we also prepare to receive the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and to move forward in a new relationship with First Nations people. That’s why the bells of the Cathedral...

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Week of May 21

Because Sunday will celebrate Pentecost, the theme of the letter this week is new beginnings; beginnings which embrace cleansing, reconciliation and hope for the future, all under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Cleansing will start with a clean-up of the church grounds on Saturday at 10 am. We are...

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Week of May 14

Whether or not you have recently been on retreat, you might enjoy reading about Thomas Merton’s experience of the life in the busy city when he came to Louisville, Ky., from the monastery of Gesthemane where he had lived for many years. He credits the discipline of solitude for his ability to be...

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Week of May 7th

What a joy to see Spring finally bursting into bloom, and what an abundance of joy we experienced during the Parish Retreat last weekend. Sally Harrington-Philippo, our retreat leader, led us in a series of meditations about living a life of prayer and Paul and Vivian created wonderfully enriching liturgies....

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Week of April 29

The cathedral is looking for a new head verger. This is a full time position with flexible working hours and a salary plus benefits. The general responsibilities are to •             Create, maintain and monitor the interior and exterior environments of the Cathedral and surrounding grounds to be a safe, welcoming...

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Week of April 23

Let’s talk about prayer. As you know, our Bishop, Barry, is retiring at the end of August and a new bishop will be elected by synod on June 6. Paul is celebrating the noon Eucharist at the Cathedral each Wednesday with a special intention for the discernment of the Holy...

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Week of April 16

Spring is certainly in the air in and around the Cathedral. The Fair Trade Kiosque Commerce Equitable, this Sunday 19th April, 11:30 – 12:30  is inspired by the Easter hymn ‘Now the Green Blade Riseth’ and will feature spring planters on special offer (herb trio was $24 now $15, a...

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