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April 2019
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If you are interested in Confirmation, Renewal of Baptismal Vows, or Reception into the Anglican Communion on Easter Eve, April 20, 2019, please email Dean Paul Smith.
 
Be mindful that Easter Memorials must be received by Monday, April 15 for inclusion in the Easter bulletins.  For information email Cathedral Office
 
SAINTS ALIVE in April
You are encouraged to attend Lenten Quiet Day, offered by students studying at the Atlantic School of Theology. It is at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Bridgewater on Saturday, April 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
For registration information contact Cynthia Pilichos
 
OUTREACH IN APRIL
Look for the blue box near the bulletin board, where the Outreach Committee collects different items each month, based on various needs.  Your contributions are most appreciated: 
The April request – Ball Caps
 
Sunday, March 31 at all Services
MOTHERING SUNDAY
Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent. Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants, were given a day off to visit their mothers and family.   The related Simnel Cake tradition continues at the Cathedral.  It will be served post 10:30 a.m. service in The Great Hall.
 
Sunday, March 31 after 10:30 a.m. service
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
 
Tuesday, April 2 and 9 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
FAITH FORMATION – CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY
The program on Christian Spirituality continues.  These tried and true sessions have been in use for centuries and are still widely accepted and anticipated today. The exercises are meant for anyone who wishes to participate. They do not require any knowledge of theology; there is no pressure, and what you learn is totally up to you.  Heather and Ray Carter will be giving the exercises, and all you have to do is show up to receive them!  Come and participate. 
Coffee, tea, and maybe some treats that will not break your Lenten Fast will be available.
For more information email Rev. Ray Carter
 
Wednesday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m.
EVENSONG
sung by the University of King’s College Chapel Choir
Note that the Wednesday Evensongs during Lent include a guest speaker who offers a brief reflection.
 
Saturday, April 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Smitty’s Restaurant on Cathedral Lane 
CATHEDRAL BREAKFAST
Members of the Cathedral and friends are welcome meet at Smitty’s on the first Saturday of the month for fun and friendship.
 
Sunday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAYS AT FOUR
CONCERT – J.S. BACH’S ST. MATTHEW PASSION 
It has been five years since the University of King’s College Chapel Choir last performed Bach’s magnificent St Matthew Passion. Scored for double choir, double orchestra, and soloists, this masterwork tells the story of Christ’s Passion using the narrative from the Gospel of St Matthew and additional texts by Bach’s librettist, Picander.
 
Directed by Paul Halley
Featuring the University of King’s College Chapel Choir
With Ensemble Regale chamber orchestra led by David Greenberg, the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis, and soloists
 
For tickets visit Ticket Halifax, call 902-422-6278, or purchase at the door
For more information visit Chapel Choir
 
For a complete series listing visit Sundays at Four
Wednesday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m.
EVENSONG
sung by the University of King’s College Chapel Choir
Note that the Wednesday Evensongs during Lent include a guest speaker who offers a brief reflection.
 
Thursday, April 11 at noon
CLERGY QUIET DAY SERVICE
The public is welcome to attend this service for clergy taking part in Quiet Day activities.
 
Friday, April 12 a 1:00 p.m. in the Cathedral
MAKING PALM CROSSES
Many hands are needed to prepare palm crosses for Palm Sunday. If you have never made one before, this is an opportunity to learn.  Bring your scissors.  All are welcome.

Sunday, April 14
PALM SUNDAY
with Holy Eucharist at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAYS AT FOUR
READINGS AND MUSIC FOR PASSIONTIDE
sung by the Cathedral Choir
This service, focusing on the Passion according to St. Mark, uses musical settings of the great Passiontide texts interspersed with the spoken word.
For a complete series listing visit Sundays at Four

Monday – Thursday, April 15 - 17 at 7:30 a.m.
ECUMENICAL SERVICES IN HOLY WEEK
with a Continental Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. 
 
Monday, April 15
Cathedral Church of all Saints – seating in the choir stalls
Contributions to the Cathedral breakfast are welcomed – please see the sign-up sheets at the church entrance for more information
 
Tuesday, April 16  
First Baptist Church
1300 Oxford Street

Wednesday, April 17
St. Mary’s Basilica
1531 Grafton Street

Monday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.
READING OF THE PASSION NARRATIVE
with Holy Eucharist
 
Tuesday, April 16 at 12:15 p.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST

Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m.
THE GREAT LITANY IN PROCESSION
sung by the Cathedral Choir with music by Bach, Victoria and Brahms
 
Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 a.m.
HOLY EUCHARIST
  
Wednesday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m.
ST. CATHERINE’S GROUP
Group members assemble Easter gifts for those who are homebound.  Note time change from previous years.
For information about the St. Catherine’s Group e-mail Judi MacDonald
 
Wednesday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m.
INDOOR YARD SALE PREPARATION
In conjunction with St. Catherine’s Group, all are welcome to come and help bag jewelley for the upcoming Indoor Yard Sale.

Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Wednesday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m.
SERVICE OF TENEBRAE
sung by the University of King’s College Chapel Choir with music by Victoria, Asola and the “Lamentations of Jeremiah” by Tallis
This service of “shadows” is distinctive for its gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of readings and psalms are chanted or recited.
 
Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
MAUNDY THURSDAY
Commemoration of the Last Supper with foot washing, stripping of the Altar and Vigil and Eucharist
Sung by the Cathedral Choir with music by Duruflé, Tallis, and Sheppard
 
Friday, April 19 at noon
GOOD FRIDAY
MEDITATIONS ON THE CROSS
sung by the Cathedral Choir with music by Victoria, di Lasso and Tallis

Saturday, April 20
HOLY SATURDAY
THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER
11:00 a.m. Devotions
8:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter with Service of Confirmation sung by the Cathedral Choir with music by Drake, Harris and Halley

Sunday, April 21 at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
EASTER SUNDAY EUCHARISTS
At 10:30 a.m. the Cathedral Choir will sing the “The Resurrection Mass (Jazz Easter)” with sax, drums, bass, piano, and organ.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
There is no Sundays at Four event on Easter Sunday
 
Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
CONGREGATIONAL COUNCIL

Friday, April 26 all day in The Great Hall
INDOOR YARD SALE PREPARATION
This is the time to drop off your donations for the Saturday sale or come and help set-up and sort. There will be sign-up sheets at the church entrance for workers on Friday and/or Saturday and for cookie makers
For more information contact Cynthia Pilichos or Margy Withrow

We welcome Books, Collectibles, Household items, Jewellery (there is a box on the greeters table each Sunday for early jewellery donations), Small furniture, Lamps, Electronics, Sporting goods, CD's and Art,

We regret we are unable to accept Text Books or Clothing

Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
in The Great Hall
INDOOR YARD SALE
to raise funds for St. Catherine’s Group ministries  
Entry fee is $2.00 and coffee and a cookie is provided
Free parking has been arranged at the Victoria General College Street lot from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come and Enjoy!!

Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAYS AT FOUR
EVENSONG
For a complete series listing visit Sundays at Four

Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 
FAITH FORMATION– POST EASTER REFLECTIONS
Post Easter reflections on four Gospel stories which explore the question “were you there?”  To be continued in May.  Facilitated by Dr. Gordon Young.
For more information email Rev. Ray Carter
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
 
Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m.
MORNING COFFEE AND CONVERSATION FOR GREETERS
Enjoy a morning of refreshment with fellow Cathedral Greeters and those who would like to participate in this ministry.  It is an opportunity for schedule updates, education and socializing.

WEEKLY EVENTS
 
Study Groups:
 
Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. - Book Study with Rev. Dr. Davena Davis
 
Fridays from 10:00-11:30 a.m. – Bible Study with Rev. John Swain 
 
Choir Practices:
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
 
Services:
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:15 p.m. HC BCP
Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., HC BAS
 
Sunday Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Refreshments served after 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services
Nursery and Sunday School available at 9:00 and 10:30 services.

 

 

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Regular Sunday Service Schedule

8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
9:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS)
10:30 am Choral Eucharist (BAS)
Special choral services and concerts are held on Sundays at 4 p.m. September through June. Please check our events page for details

Regular Weekday Service Schedule

Tue 12:15 pm HE (BCP)
Wed 7:30 am HE (BAS)
Thu 12:15 pm HE (BAS)
Fri 12:15 pm HE (BCP)

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