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

Hello, on behalf of Christ Church Cathedral, welcome. We are happy to share our ministry with you and certainly hope you will join us in person. Our Cathedral is a house of prayer for all people and you are welcome here. We are in historic and diverse downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, feet away from the Doctor Seuss Museum and the Quadrangle. Our ministries are guided by our love for Jesus Christ and our desire to seek and serve Him in our neighbors and ourselves. We strive to serve Christ through our worship, study, service and fellowship, and please see our website for more information. Again, welcome and please join us. 

Hola, bienvenidos a la Cathedral de Cristo. Somos una catedral Episcopal: Catolicos pero no Catolicos Romanos. Somos Anglicanos. Estamos felices a compartir nuestros ministerios contigo y esperamos que nos vas a visitar en persona pronto. Nuestra Catedral es una casa de oracion para todos, y estas bienvenido y bienvenida aqui. Estamos en el centro de Springfield, un lugar historico y diverso, bien cerca del museo de Dr. Seuss y el Quadrangle. Nuestros ministerios son basados en el amor de Jesus y en el projimo. Tratamos de buscar a Cristo y servirlo en el projimo. Nuestras misas, estudios, programas de servicio y todo lo que hacemos son ofrecidos para ti y tu familia, y les esparmos pronto. Bienvenidos. 

 

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Christ  Church  Cathedral
 Catedral Iglesia de Cristo
Celebrating 200 years of serving Springfield and the world
'Community Gatherings...' 
By The Very Reverend Tom Callard

This week and last many of us have been blessed to be able to participate in the Community Dinners hosted by members of the Cathedral. We started Community Dinners last summer, and the original impetus was so I could eat out more - just kidding. The original desire for the Community Dinners came from a longing to have community gatherings during this time of the summer when we are not heavy with other church programs that would give us the opportunity to see and interact with each other. 

Interacting with each other is important. It is perhaps one of the key components of Jesus's mission which we continue in our traditions to the present day, that we are gathered. Jesus gathered a lot of people together over the course of his ministry. He called them directly, pulled them in passively, invited them across boundaries and differences, and always made a point to know that they were all welcomed and accepted and included. 

We do not get that enough in our life. It is not enough to have the passive invitation of television, or Netflix, or entertainment on the computer, or the electronic gathering space of Facebook. Gathering together is people sharing space without any major agenda or aim other than each being a part that helps make the whole stronger. 

I am happy that there has been a good attendance at this summer's gatherings and I think we will look for more opportunities to do the same soon. As Psalm 133 says, 'How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity.' 


Blessings to you all.
Tom+


 
 
What’s on at your Cathedral…
 
On Sunday, the flowers will be given in thanksgiving for the life of Alexander Stewart, V Bishop of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, by Laurel Stewart.

CANON EDDY LOPEZ has begun his ministry at the Cathedral and he is eager to meet new people. Canon Eddy will work with Dean Tom in the service of the entire Cathedral with a special emphasis on the ministries of the 12:15 p.m. Spanish-speaking community.  

COMMUNITY DINNERS are nearing their end for the summer. We thank those who opened their homes to their fellow members and invite everyone to consider hosting in the future.

THE MUSIC DIRECTOR SEARCH continues as the Committee reviews resumes and contacts applicants. Please keep them all in your prayers, including those who have applied.
 
FLOWERS: Come closer to God, come closer to nature. Come find the artist within you, and share in the beauty of the Cathedral. Find your ministry in the Flower Guild. We will train you in the basics and join you in the journey. You and God will do the rest. Please speak to Father Tom, or any member of the Flower Guild: Susie Shaffer-Bartley; Ruth Bradley; Gilda Garcia; Nilsa Velez, Cecil Perez, Xiomara Reyes.

FREE NARCAN® TRAINING EVENT: Narcan® has saved tens of thousands of lives by reversing opioid overdoses, especially now that there is greater access by the general public.   Yet there are still 90 fatal overdoses per day in the US, so the need continues.  If you would like to join us, you will learn about opiate addiction, where to get Narcan®, when to administer it, and how to use the simple nasal spray.  Tues, Sept 5th, 1 – 2 p.m. in the Kendrick Room.  RSVP Donna Barten, 860-916-5640, barten.d.m@gmail.com. 
 
COFFEE HOUR CONTINUES in the summer and everyone is invited to the Library after the service, out the doors on the North side of the sanctuary and up the steps.
 
CENTERING PRAYER group will not meet this Saturday, Aug. 12th  or next Saturday, August. 19th, but resumes the weekly schedule on Saturday, Aug. 26th . The Centering Prayer service meets in the All Saints Chapel (first floor), and it is a time of quiet reflection inviting us to a deeper relationship with the living God. It is open to beginners.

BIBLE STUDIES are held on Wednesday at 8-9 a.m. in the Kendrick Room, and Sunday from 9-9:45 in the Dougout on the second floor of the Diocesan offices. People are invited. 
 
PARKING for those attending the Cathedral is also available at the Museum Parking lots on Eliot Street, just past the Cathedral on the right. Just so you know.

 
AHEAD
 
Sunday, September 10, END OF SUMMER PICNIC, on the front lawn, following the 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. services. Please contact Hospitality Coordinator Judy Cooke at 413-847-1298 if you are able and interested in helping.
 
Sunday, September 17, THE CHOIR RETURNS and RABBI MARK SHAPIRO will be our preacher.

Sunday, September 24, THE REVEREND CANON ANTHONY GUILLEN, the Latino/Hispanic Missioner for the Episcopal Church, will be our guest preacher for all three services. Anthony works directly with the Presiding Bishop and coordinates the Ethnic Ministries for the Episcopal Church.
 
Sunday, October 15, PRESIDING BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY, will be at the Cathedral. There will be an 8 a.m. service and 10 a.m. service in the morning (no 12:15 p.m. service) and a 4 p.m. Evensong. A BICENTENNIAL LUNCHEON will follow the service, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel. The cost is $39 for the buffet luncheon with special guest Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
 
ANNOUNCING OUR FALL EDUCATION PROGRAM:
'CHANGE OR DIE' 
                            

  
   








  

Examining how and when religious communities change or reform so they can stay active, responsive, and alive in their communities. Tuesdays, September 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24, 6:30-8:00 p.m. What is reformed about reformed Judaism? How did Judaism respond to the Enlightenment? This year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. What was the reformation? Why has there been such huge religious shift in Latin America? How do congregations in our own Diocese make changes to keep drawing in new people? What can we do? Come and find out!
 
Lo Que Esta Pasando en tu Catedral...

BIENVENIDOS A LA CATEDRAL. Es un honor compartir el dia del Señor con ustedes este domingo. Nuestro Dean, El Muy Reverendo Tom Callard, esta disponible a compartir información sobre la Catedral o orar, hablar sobre Dios, etc. Le puede llamar a 413-314-0030, o email tomcallard@gmail.com.
 
El domingo, las FLORES se dan en acción de gracias por la vida de Alexander Stewart, V Obispo de la Diócesis de Massachusetts Occidental, por Laurel Stewart. Si desea donar flores para un domingo el costo es de $ 40 y puede hablar con uno de los clérigos.
 
FLORES: Acércate a Dios, acércate a la naturaleza. Ven a encontrar al artista dentro de ti, y comparte la belleza de la Catedral. Encuentra tu ministerio en el Flower Guild. Te entrenamos en lo básico y te acompañamos en el viaje. Tú y Dios harán el resto. Por favor, hable con el padre Tom, o cualquier miembro del Flower Guild: Susie Shaffer-Bartley; Ruth Bradley; Gilda Garcia; Nilsa Vélez, Cecil Pérez, Xiomara Reyes.

CANON EDDY LOPEZ  ha comenzado su ministerio en la Catedral y está ansioso por conocer gente nueva. Canon Eddy trabajará con Dean Tom al servicio de toda la Catedral, con un énfasis especial en los ministerios de la comunidad de habla hispana de 12:15
 
Eventos en la Catedral
 
EVENTO GRATUITO DE FORMACIÓN NARCAN®: Narcan® ha salvado decenas de miles de vidas mediante la inversión de las sobredosis de opioides, especialmente ahora que hay un mayor acceso por parte del público en general. Sin embargo, todavía hay 90 overdosis fatales por día en los EE.UU., por lo que la necesidad continúa. Si desea unirse a nosotros, aprenderá sobre la adicción a los opiáceos, dónde obtener Narcan®, cuándo administrarlo y cómo usar el simple aerosol nasal. Martes, 5 de septiembre, 1 - 2 p.m. En la Sala Kendrick. RSVP Donna Barten, 860-916-5640, barten.d.m@gmail.com.

PRIMERAS CLASES COMUNIÓN comenzará en octubre. Registros abiertos en septiembre. Usted puede hablar con Canon Eddy Lopez para inscribirse
 
PRIMERAS CLASES COMUNIÓN comenzará en octubre. Registros abiertos en septiembre. Usted puede hablar con Canon Eddy Lopez para inscribirse.

 
 ADELANTE
 
Domingo, 3 de septiembre, MISA DOMINICAL, Padre Tom predica y celebramos con los cumpleanos de Septiembre en el convivio.

 
Miércoles, 6 de septiembre, GRUPO DE PLANIFICACION Se reunirá a las 6 p.m. en la biblioteca.

Domingo, 10 de septiembre, FIN DE PICNIC DE VERANO, en el jardín delantero, siguiendo los servicios de 10 a.m. y 12:15 p.m. Por favor comuníquese con la Coordinadora de Hospitalidad Judy Cooke al 413-847-1298 si usted es capaz e interesado en ayudar.
 
Viernes, 15 de septiembre, 6:00 p.m. EL GRUPO DE DAMAS se reunirá con la Profesora Jocelyn Linnekin en la casa de Dean Callard y Sagrario (39 Oregon Street, Springfield, MA 01118). El grupo está abierto a todas las mujeres de la comunidad, hijas, tías, abuelas, primas, etc.

 
Domingo, 24 de septiembre, EL REVERENDO CANON ANTHONY GUILLEN, el Misionero Latino / Hispano para la Iglesia Episcopal, será nuestro predicador invitado para los tres servicios. Anthony trabaja directamente con el Obispo Presidente y coordina los Ministerios Étnicos para la Iglesia Episcopal.
 
El domingo 15 de octubre, PRESIDE OBISPO MICHAEL CURRY, estará en la Catedral. Habrá un servicio de 8 a.m. y 10 am servicio en la mañana (no 12:15 p.m. servicio) y uno a las 4 p.m. Vísperas. Un ALMUERZO BICENTENARIO seguirá el servicio, 12:30 a 2:30 p.m. En el hotel Marriot. El costo es de $ 39 para el almuerzo buffet con invitado especial el obispo Michael Curry.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Parking at the Cathedral can be a challenge, but we aim to accommodate you. We are reserving some handicapped spaces for those who attend 10am service. Spaces are along the back of the Cathedral, facing the Dr. Seuss statues. Sunday morning you may also park in the museum parking lots, past the Cathedral on the right on Edwards Street.