Photoessay: behind the scenes at Christmas

St Paul’s offers a variety of Christmas services, from the 5pm family Mass, to the “Midnight” mass at 10.30pm, to the morning service on Christmas day.  This doesn’t happen without our dedicated staff, clergy, and volunteers.  A lot goes on behind the scenes!  Here’s a look at what you didn’t see: The Choirs practice before … READ MORE…

Thanks, Team Torch!

This summer, our Cathedral Youth joined us on the Chancel to experience altar service ministry. They served as torches (candle bearers), crucifers, thurifers, and vergers.  It was a great experience for all, and they are welcome back any time! Thanks to Susan Hulbert for the photos.

The ministry of Verger: a testimony

The Vergers of St Paul’s Cathedral I think that, like submariners, our Vergers can be called the Silent Service.  They are always present, but seldom heard, unless on the very rare occasion when a lector is missing! The Verger’s Guild (VGEC) is writing a history of vergers in North America.  This builds on a wonderful … READ MORE…

Ministry Spotlight: Altar server (acolyte, chalice bearer, thurifer, verger)

MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT is a new feature. Please feel free to contact Vicki about a ministry you are involved in. Remember ministries are not only through the Cathedral–you may be sharing your spiritual gifts with ministries outside the Cathedral, (such as Hands Up Food Pantry or Uptown Faith). To Spotlight your ministry email Vicki Hoppenrath at … READ MORE…

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