Welcome!

 
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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Join us - Worship Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m.
Visítenos - Misa domingo 12:15 p.m.

Our Annual Meeting
Nuestra Reunion Anual


We've all been to meetings where we're not sure why we are there, where someone is droning on and on in front of us, and we are not really involved or engaged in what is being said; whether we are there out of some sense of obligation. As we sit there, we wonder why we made this commitment, and in the bottom of our hearts. we would rather be doing something else. Anything else. Because meetings can be needless. And we don't need to go to another meeting. We've been to those meetings. 

I cannot promise you what the Annual Meeting of the Cathedral on January 22nd will be like, but I invite you to imagine this: 

In the Book of Acts, 1:12-26, we hear about a meeting. It was not an 'annual meeting,' but it was a meeting. It was held in a large upstairs room, and in attendance were 11 disciples, Mary and her sons, women followers and others, about 120 in all. The purpose of the meeting was the election of a disciple to replace Judas, who had betrayed Jesus and left the group. 

Peter was the facilitator of the meeting, and he offered some scripture from the Psalms, and invited the community to pray. The community nominated two candidates: Matthias and Joseph. They chose Matthias. It was, by all accounts, a successful meeting, and a great example we can follow.

We ask: Do we have a clear purpose for our Annual meeting, as clear as the purpose of the meeting in Acts?

Yes, the purpose is to discuss the business of the church, elect a few people, and gather for prayer as a body.

We ask: Do we have a clear sense of the stakes and the importance of our annual meeting?

Yes, it is an important time in the life of the Cathedral, a time of transition, and just like in Acts, everybody who holds a steak should be there.

And we ask: Do we have a clear sense of the presence of God in our deliberations for the annual meeting this year, just as the Disciples had in the time of Acts?

And the answer is also yes. We face an important time in the life of the church, a time when God's presence and guidance are desperately needed not just for the whole but for each of us individually. It is a time when we, too, must remember that the Lord knows our hearts and invites us to open our hearts to him.

It is not a small thing to meet as the Body of Christ and make deliberations, hear reports, and pray. It is a big thing. And we are part of the big thing, each of us.

It is a privilege to be that same body of Christians as those who met in Acts , that same body today. Our work is still important. God is still speaking to our hearts. And we are still needed to participate.

Hope to see you there, January 22nd, 1:30. Bring a dish to share,

Tom +


 
 
 
What’s on at your Cathedral…

Flowers on Sunday will be given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the lives of Marge and Ken Conway, given by the LaRochelle-Wheeler-Betsher Family.
 
THANK YOU to everyone who attended last week’s Ministry Fair, and special thanks to Sr. Warden Roland Holstead for organizing the fair. If you would like more information about getting involved with the ministries at the Cathedral, information will be available in the Annual Report.
 
PRE-ANNUAL MEETING ADULT FORUM: Following the 10 a.m. Sunday Service, the Adult forum will hold a discussion in preparation for the Annual Meeting, including copies of the proposed budget and the agenda and biographies of those running for the Executive Committee.
 
WOMEN’S MARCH FOR AMERICA - January 21, 2013. Women from various communities will gather in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington - on the Town Common in Greenfield at 12:30 p.m., and at 11 a.m. starting at the Boston Common in Boston. For information on Greenfield, call (877) 925-2999, for information on the Boston rally, visit: bostonwomensmarchforamerica.org.
 
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL ANNUAL MEETING 2017: Sunday, January 22 – Following the 12:15 p.m. Service. A potluck luncheon will be held after the meeting. A sign-up sheet is available in the Sanctuary. 
 
PARISH DIRECTORY: The 2017 Parish Directory is almost ready. Please take a moment and review your information in one of the 'Sample' directories on the table leading to the Foyer. Is everything correct? Please make any changes. If you would prefer not to list your information, including cell phone number, please make a note of that or email tomcallard@gmail.com.
 
CLERGY TRANSITIONS: The Executive Committee of Christ Church Cathedral voted unanimously to recommend to the Chapter of Christ Church Cathedral the appointment of Tom Adams Callard as the next Dean. The Chapter will vote on January 24, 7 p.m. in the Kendrick Room. Shortly after a new Dean has been named, we hope to appoint a new Canon (Assistant).
 
CHILREN’S MINISTRY: Meeting will be held on January 25, 1 p.m. in The Rev. Tom Callard’s office. For questions, please call him at 413-736-2742.
 
MEN’S MINISTRY:  Meeting will take place on February 3, 6:30 p.m., Kendrick Room.
 
OUTREACH MINISTRY – Meeting will take place on February 4, 9 a.m., Library.
 
STEWARDSHIP: Envelopes for 2017 are Available. Please pick them up. If you have not yet pledged, please fill out and hand in an Estimate of Giving card. Your support makes all our ministries possible. As of this week, we have received a total of 128 pledges for $259,619. Our goal is 200 pledges and $300,000 in money pledged, so we still need $40,381 more. As your heart is stirred and you are able, we ask all members to support the Cathedral financially and as volunteers. Pledges help guide our budget and the planning for the year.  If you want envelopes, you must complete a pledge card.
 
COFFEE HOUR: Please sign up to be a coffee hour host. It’s easy! Just greet people, and bring cookies or snacks, and cream. Coffee will be set up.  Please sign up for the following Sundays Feb. 5, 12, & 26. Thank you. If you have questions, contact Coffee Queen Judy Cooke, (413) 847-1298 or email: judith01028@aol.com
 
WEDNESDAY WORSHIP: Come for a boost in the middle of the week. 8 a.m. Lectionary Bible study in the Kendrick Room. 11:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the All Saints Chapel. 
 
FLOWERS: To contribute for flowers, please email, call or send a note to our Cathedral Administrative Assistant, Migdalia Vazquez at cccspfld@gmail.com, or 413-736-2742, at least one month in advance of the date for the flowers. Please provide the donor’s name and phone number, date for the memorial flowers, specific wording and flower-color preference. Each flower memorial costs $40. Please make a check payable to: Christ Church Cathedral.
 
PARKING: Please remember that in addition to parking at the Cathedral’s lot, you may park in the Museum’s parking lot on Edward Street for the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Services. Our new sexton, William Diaz, is available on Sundays to help with parking. NOTE: The lot across the street from the Cathedral is not available at this time. 
 
SPANISH CLASS: Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Dougout on the 2nd Floor. The class is open to everyone regardless of proficiency level and is conversation-based.  The setting is informal and fun! 
 
DONATIONS FOR THE DISENFRANCHISED: Due to the generous support for the homeless, we have exceeded our storage capacity for large items such as blankets and coats, but gloves, socks, underwear and mittens are always needed. Thank you.
 
COMING
January 21-10 a.m.:
Ordination of Richard Mahaffey to the Priesthood
January 22-1:30 p.m.:
Annual Meeting of the Cathedral, 1:30 p.m. Potluck.
January 25-1 p.m.:
Youth & Children’s Ministry meeting.
January 29-11:30 a.m.:
Adult forum led by Seminarian Duncan Hilton
February 2-6:30 p.m.:
Solemn Evensong (with incense) for the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus.
February 3-6:30 p.m.:
Men’s Ministry, Kendrick Room
February 4-9 a.m.:
Outreach Ministries, Library
February 11-9:30 a.m.:
Adult Education, Library
February 12 10 a.m.
Rabbi-in-Residence Mark Shapiro preaches
 
SAVE THE DAY! Sunday February 19 is our “Undie” Sunday event!  For those who are new or have forgotten (how could you?) we collect new men's underwear and socks for the Springfield Rescue Mission. We have a bit of fun with it - for a very good cause. Please save the date!
 
FEBRUARY EDUCATION PROGRAM
 “Everyday Holiness” - Learning from Judaism's Spiritual Path for Developing Virtue: Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22: Four conversations exploring the idea and possibility of BEING GOOD. Let's take a journey into the Jewish spiritual tradition called MUSSAR, a Hebrew word that means “ethics.” Mussar involves studying Scripture and other written sources, and various practices designed for cultivating our virtues.  The virtues to be explored include humility, patience, simplicity, gratitude, and enthusiasm.
 

Christ Church Cathedral
Iglesia Catedral de Cristo
Annual Meeting
January 22, 2017 - 1:30 p.m.
Reunion Anual
22 de Enero, 2017 - 1:30 p.m.

Potluck Luncheon


 
 
Lo Que Esta Pasando en tu Catedral...

Las flores este domingo son dadas en la gloria del Señor por las vidas de Marge y Ken Conway, y dadas por la familiar LaRochelle-Wheeler-Betscher.
 
EL DISCIPULADO: En el 2017 vamos a enfocar en el discipulado. El autor Dieterich Bonhoeffer escribió que, “La Cristiandad sin el discipulado es Cristiandad sin Cristo.” Cada miembro de la Catedral esta invitado a orar y pensar por ellos mismos y por el discipulado de los demás. Comenzando el 10 de enero vamos a tener unos cursos de seis semanas sobre “El Discipulado Básico.” Esperamos que pueden atender. Los Martes, Enero 17, 31, Febrero 7, 14, y 21, 2017, 6 p.m. en la Biblioteca.
 
MANIFESTACION DE LA MUJERES – 21 de enero, 2017. Este día en el pueblo de Greenfield varias mujeres van a tener una manifestación para apoyar la manifestación grande en Washington DC el mismo día. Se van a reunir en el centro (“Town Common”) de Greenfield a las 12:30 p.m. y en el centro de Boston a las 11:00 a.m. Si quieren información sobre la actividad en Greenfield, llamen (877) 925-2999, y por información sobre el evento en Boston, se puede visitar  bostonwomensmarchforamerica.org.
 
TRANSICION CON LOS CLERIGOS: El Comité Ejecutivo de la Catedral voto a recomendar el Padre Tom Callard para ser el próximo Deán. El “Chapter,” el grupo de líderes de la catedral, votara el 24 de enero. Después de un nuevo Deán esta nombrado habrá una búsqueda para el nuevo Canónigo (Asistente).
 
REUNION DE LOS HOMBRES DA LA CATEDRAL: El 3 de Febero, 6:30 p.m. en el salón Kendrick.
 
MAYORDOMIA: Hay sobres para los que han hecho el compromiso para el año 2017. Si usted todavía no ha hecho un compromiso, por favor llenan la Carta de la estimación y habrán sobres la próxima semana. Hasta esta semana hemos recibido 128 promesas por una cantidad de $259,619. Pídanle al Señor que somos dispuestos para ser sus discípulos dignos en el 2017.
 
FLORES: Si usted desea contribuir flores, pueden llamar, escribir, o mandar un email a Migdalia Vazquez la Administradora Asistente de la Catedral. 413-736-2742. Cccspfld@gmail.com. Por favor proveen el nombre del donador, el teléfono, la fecha para las flores, y lo que quiere que el memorial dice. Cada memorial de flores cuesta $40.
 
NINOS Y NINAS: El discipulado con los niños comienza con la Escuela Bíblica. Hay un “Tiempo con Jesús” para los niños de 3 años en adelante los domingos. Salen al comienzo de la Misa y regresan por la Paz. Habrán actividades, enseñanzas y oraciones. Dale buena educación al niño de hoy, y el viejo de mañana jamás la abandonará. Proverbios 22:6

 

  
 

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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.