Christ Church Cathedral is the Cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.  

Dear friends,

Welcome to the website of Christ Church Cathedral.

The most important thing that I can tell you about our Cathedral is that it is marked by Easter joy – as a parish family, and as the mother church of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. ...more.

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April 11, 2014


Holy Week at Christ Church Cathedral

April 13 Palm Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Passion Gospel and Liturgy of Palms
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Passion Gospel and Liturgy of Palms
12:15 PM La Santa Eucaristía, La Pasión y La Liturgia de Las Palmas
6:00 PM Compline

April 14 Monday in Holy Week

Noon Holy Eucharist

April 15 Tuesday in Holy Week

11:30 AM Holy Eucharist & Diocesan Clergy Renewal of Ordination Vows

April 16 Wednesday in Holy Week

Noon Holy Eucharist

April 17 Maundy Thursday

11:45 AM Holy Eucharist
6:00 PM Holy Eucharist with Choir, Foot Washing and Stripping of Altar
7:00 PM Agape Meal, Foot Washing and Tenebrae (Spanish)
9:00 PM All-Night Prayer Vigil

April 18 Good Friday

11:00-Noon Coffee and Hot Cross buns in the Brook Foyer
Noon 'Stations in the Streets' – Way of the Cross in downtown Springfield
1-3 PM Silent Prayers in the Cathedral
5:30 PM Good Friday Liturgy with Choir
7:00 PM Oficio de Viernes Santo y Camino de la Cruz

April 19 Holy Saturday

9:00 AM Proper Liturgy
7:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter

April 20 Easter Day

6:00 AM Sunrise Service in the Fitch Courtyard
8:00 AM Festival Choral Eucharist
10:00 AM Festival Choral Eucharist
12:15 PM La Solemne Pascua del Señor

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Opportunities for Spiritual Nurture during Lent

'Letting Go for the Sake of Life' – Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

The adult education offering this Lent is a series of discussions on 'Letting go,'
at St. Andrew’s Church in Longmeadow – led by Dean Munroe and area clergy.

Confirmation/Reception/Reaffirmation – Mondays at 7:00 PM

Dean Munroe prepares parishioners for Confirmation with classes that examine
the Christian faith through the lens of the Anglican tradition.

Pastors’ Council Services – Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

The Pastors’ Council of Springfield holds Lenten services of worship at a different
church each week. Dean Munroe and Canon Dwyer help lead the services.

Practicing Resurrection – Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Dean Munroe leads a study on Irresistible Revolution, by Shane Claiborne and
Jim Wallis, a book on extending our faith out into a broken world.

Centering Prayer – Saturdays at 10:30 AM

On Saturday mornings, all are invited to gather in a quiet space to experience
Centering Prayer, listening for the voice of God.

An Un-Quiet Day – Saturday, March 8, at 10 AM

Bishop Fisher leads a Lenten 'Un-quiet Day' at St. Mark’s Church
in East Longmeadow. We’re all invited.

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood – Saturday, March 22, at 9 AM

Dean Munroe offers a half-day Lenten Retreat for Cathedral parishioners,
which includes a 20-minute 'Prayer Walk' around the Cathedral neighborhood.

Compline – Sunday Evening, March 23 and April 13

Compline is a simple, meditative service led by the Compline Choir, giving
thanks for the blessings of the day and commending the night hours into God’s care.

Morning Prayer – Monday through Friday at 8:45 AM

Cathedral clergy and parishioners gather for Morning Prayer in All Saints
Chapel. All are welcome.

Bible Studies

Mondays – 8:00 to 9:00 AM, Kendrick Room
Sundays – 9:00 to 9:45 AM, Diocesan Common Room

Faithfully, in Christ, Jim