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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
Iglesia Catedral de Cristo

Father's Day

The Rev'd Canon Tom Callard, Priest In Charge.

Nick Wedlake took this amazing photo of a father and son at Christ Church Cathedral. We're not sure who they are. If it's you, please let us know. 

What I love about the photo is the absolute surety of the bond shared between the two of them, this man's arms around his son and this boy's resting body lying comfortably in the father's arms. It's a model for the divine love shared between us and God, and it invites us to examine our relationship with God and to ask: How strongly do we feel that love? How aware are we of God's presence holding us every moment of the day, just like this? 

It has been a week when we all need to feel the strength and love of God. With terrible news like the tragedy in Orlando, it goes without saying that we are in need of God's embrace. 

We celebrate Father's day this Sunday with prayers and a drawing for gift baskets at the Cathedral. And there is also something more: we also lift up and acknowledge this very important and primal role, that of the strong presence of loving arms, the arms of the Celestial Father. For whom do you provide loving arms?

For whom do you care in this way? Family members, friends, children, loved ones, perhaps the sick or the destitute? For whom are you the face of the Heavenly Father? Or Mother? And who does this for you, someone you know, someone in your life, someone you love, or someone you've met just once or twice in passing? 

And, importantly, do we feel God? Do we feel God's arms? 

I pray we all do. May the divine Father open our hearts and clear away the clutter of our lives so we can see God's presence here, right now. 

Tom 

 
 
Tuesday, June 21:  A Solstice Picnic and Architectural Tour beginning at Christ Church Cathedral, examining the role of Christ Church in the development of the Quadrangle, led by Cathedral’s architect in residence, Steve Jablonski. 6:00 PM. Please bring picnic food.
 
7 TH ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy memories. July 4th. Summer is here. Be a kid all over again — drip ice cream all over yourself. There will be lots of chocolate and caramel syrup, sprinkles and whipped cream! — and napkins! 

The social will be held after the 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. services.
 

 
 
 

Sunday The Reverend Pamela Porter begins as our new Assisting Priest.  We invite you to get to know Pam today at the Coffee Hour.
 
Sunday for Father’s Day there will be special prayers and blessings for all the men present and a raffle during the 8 AM service and after the 10 AM service in the Coffee Hour.
 
Congratulations to all those from the Cathedral community who graduated, including Maggie McCarthy; C.J. Straughter; Emily Garcia; Yasmin Duran-Ibes, and Azadora Autumn Ray.
 
Thursday, June 23: Meeting of the Stewardship Ministry Team. 5:00 PM
 
Saturday, June 25, St. Peter’s in Mason Square is inviting us to its summer Pig Roast. Drop by any time between 3 and 6 PM.
 
Sunday, June 26, Intern Kevin Smallwood’s last day. Please say goodbye to Kevin as he heads off to Seminary at Sewanee, Tennessee. Kevin will speak during Coffee Hour.
 
Sunday, June 26, Meeting for those interested in going to the 2017 mission trip to the Dominican Republic. 5:00 PM. Pizza will be provided.
 
Sunday, July 10, Bishop Fisher will be here for all the Sunday services.
 
Intentional Dinners, July and August. We are organizing six dinners over the course of the summer where you can chat, gather and eat in an informal setting with friends and strangers from the Cathedral. We have two hosts identified and are looking for four more families to host us – preferably in the greater Springfield area (not Stockbridge, sorry). If you are interested, please let Tom Callard know. Hosts: consider how many people we can comfortably invite into your home. We will have a sign-up sheet for guests to bring a dish. Hosts provide the main meal. Guests sign up for side dishes, drinks and dessert. Dates are: Wednesday, July 12; Wednesday, July 20; Tuesday July 26; Tuesday, August 2; Wednesday, August 10, and Tuesday, August 30.
 
Thank you everyone for supporting NuDay Syria’s project to build a new school in Syria. Last Sunday, we were blessed to hear from Nadia Alawa, and see a powerful video about the struggles and joys in the Syrian community where the school will be built. We had a good crowd at the banquet with a successful silent auction, wonderful music and delicious food. So far, we have raised $11,905 and approaching our $13,000 goal. We’re almost there!
 

UPDATE - WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL - THANK YOU

Weekly English Classes Tuesday, 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the Canon’s office. The class consists of general conversation with beginning level texts. The only requirement is the desire to learn in an informal and fun setting.
 
Weekly Spanish Classes Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 PM in the Dougout on the 2nd Floor. The class is open to all people regardless of level. The classes conversation based in an informal and fun setting.
 
Please pray for the Choir on their trip to Washington D.C. (July 14-19). They will be singing at the National Cathedral.
 
ATTENTION LICENSED REGISTERED NURSES:
The Executive Committee recently approved implementing a Faith Community Nursing program. This type of nursing is a blend of nursing and ministry that promotes the health and well-being of body, mind, and spirit for individuals of all ages. Faith community nurses are committed to the care of the spirit, as well as the promotion of health, the prevention or reduction of illness, and injury within the church and the community. If you are an actively licensed Registered Nurse who wants to learn more about participating in our Faith Community Nursing program, please call the Cathedral office at 413-736-2742 or speak with Fr. Tom Callard.
Today, The Reverend Pamela Porter begins as our new Assisting Priest.  We invite you to get to know Pam today at the Coffee Hour.
 
Happy Father’s Day. There will be special prayers and blessings for all the men present and a raffle during the 8 AM service and after the 10 AM service in the Coffee Hour.
 
Congratulations to all those who graduated, including Maggie McCarthy; C.J. Straughter; Emily Garcia; Yasmin Duran-Ibes, and Azadora Autumn Ray.
 
Tuesday, June 21:  A Solstice Picnic and Architectural Tour beginning at Christ Church Cathedral, examining the role of Christ Church in the development of the Quadrangle, led by Cathedral’s architect in residence, Steve Jablonski. 6:00 PM. Please bring picnic food.
 
Thursday, June 23: Meeting of the Stewardship Ministry Team. 5:00 PM
 
Saturday, June 25, St. Peter’s in Mason Square is inviting us to its summer Pig Roast. Drop by any time between 3 and 6 PM.
 
Sunday, June 26, Intern Kevin Smallwood’s last day. Please say goodbye to Kevin as he heads off to Seminary at Sewanee, Tennessee. Kevin will speak during Coffee Hour.
 
Sunday, June 26, Meeting for those interested in going to the 2017 mission trip to the Dominican Republic. 5:00 PM. Pizza will be provided.
 
Sunday, July 3, 7th Annual Ice Cream Social, after the 10 and 12:15 services. There will be chocolate and caramel syrup, sprinkles and whip cream. A million thanks to Friendly’s Ice Cream for donating the ice cream. Get there before it melts!
 
Sunday, July 10, Bishop Fisher will be here for all the Sunday services.
 
Intentional Dinners, July and August. We are organizing six dinners over the course of the summer where you can chat, gather and eat in an informal setting with friends and strangers from the Cathedral. We have two hosts identified and are looking for four more families to host us – preferably in the greater Springfield area (not Stockbridge, sorry). If you are interested, please let Tom Callard know. Hosts: consider how many people we can comfortably invite into your home. We will have a sign-up sheet for guests to bring a dish. Hosts provide the main meal. Guests sign up for side dishes, drinks and dessert. Dates are: Wednesday, July 12; Wednesday, July 20, Tuesday July 26, Tuesday, Tuesday August 2, Wednesday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 30.

 

 
 

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.