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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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What I Have Heard, by The Rev. Canon Tom Callard, Priest In Charge

My week begins and ends hearing. At the beginning of the week I sit down at the desk in my new office and hear the messages that have been left on the phone for me. Since I don’t work on Monday, I usually have a few messages so I hear them first thing on Tuesday. And then at the end of the week, which is on Sunday after the Spanish service, I spend some time in the sanctuary by myself. And there as well I spend a moment hearing—just hearing the voices and echoes of the day I have had and listening to what went well and what did not go so well, and thinking about what I might do differently next time. And I always hear something there.

And these past couple weeks since I have been Priest In Charge I have also spent a great deal of time hearing other things—meeting with different ministries, committees, leaders, and people who I have not known very well up to this point. It is a process of listening and hearing and trying to gather information so I can help do what I can to build on the great ministries we have and help our transition forward together. And it all involves hearing.

Here is what I have heard, at least some of it, in bullet points:

 People like the worship at the Cathedral.

 We need more ministries with youth and children.

 Some leaders are tired and ready to rest from things to which they have been committed.

 Other leaders are very excited about what they are doing and are in a great place.

 There is a lot we can do together, but we don’t always know what other groups or ministries are doing.

 People often wait to be asked to do something. But no one has to wait.

 Change is scary but people generally feel okay about the process here so far.

 We value the diversity and mix of people at the Cathedral.

We will see what happens as the result of all the hearing and listening, and I will keep you in touch as things progress, and continue to share with you what I have heard. For now, thank God that so many voices are here speaking.

Yours, Tom

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