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HOSPITALITY

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The Hospitality Ministry organize and provide hospitality at Cathedral events.  They coordinate the volunteers for the coffee time refreshments served after the 9:15am and 11:00am Sunday services.  They also provide and coordinate the meals for special church occasions.  This ministry group are also sometimes called upon to help the Bishop for Diocesan conferences and meetings held at the Cathedral. To inquire about the work of this ministry, or possibly participating in it, please contact the Cathedral Office.

VESTRY & CORPORATION

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Vestry is made up of an elected group of the All Saints’ parish members.  These include the People’s Warden and Deputy People’ Warden.  Also on Vestry are the Rector’s Warden and Deputy Rector’s Warden who are appointed by the Dean.  The Dean and other members of the clergy are also on Vestry.

This group carries out a ministry of leadership in the community and meets monthly, typically on the second Tuesday of the month.

Corporation is the executive ministry and comprises the wardens and the Dean.

Vestry and Corporation report to the congregation at the Annual General Meeting held in the Cathedral Hall.

BREADMAKERS

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“And He took bread and broke it”

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At the Cathedral, we use homemade bread for the 9:15am and 11:00am Sunday services.  There is a group whose task is to bake bread for each of these services, and for other special services throughout the year.  The recipe is provided to the breadmakers and we take turns baking for a month at a time… though, as with other things homemade, it doesn’t always turn out the same – such are the joys and benefits of anything homemade!

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Traditional thin white communion wafers are used at the 8:00am Sunday service.

Gluten free wafers are always available for those who cannot tolerate wheat.

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If you would like to take a turn at baking our communion bread, please contact the Cathedral Office.

CENTERING PRAYER

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Centering Praying is a silent Christian Prayer in which we attempt to be present to the presence of God within us, in much the same way as very close friends can enjoy each other’s company, sitting together in silence.

The challenge is the stream of thoughts which inevitably go through our minds, and we deal with them by the mental repetition of a “sacred word” whenever we find ourselves dialoguing with our thoughts instead of just letting them go by. This is all we “do” in the prayer, we believe that this discipline disposes us to receive God’s gift of being present to God’s presence within us. We find that over the course of time this practice deepens our faith and at the same time helps us to become less self-centered and more open and available to the people and events around us. We follow the method and conceptual background taught by the American Trappist monk, Thomas Keating.

Anyone attempting this sort of thing is going to need a support group, so we meet each Monday at the Cathedral from 7.00pm to 8:30pm.  We spend twenty minutes in Centering Prayer and another half hour or so watching DVDs, listening to CDs, or reading books on contemplative themes and then discussing them.

Anyone interested is welcome to join us any Monday night. For further information, contact the Rev. Mike Lynch or the Rev. Terry Dunn through the Cathedral Office: (780) 28-6323 or admin@AllSaintsCathedral.com.

THURSDAY 12:10pm EUCHARIST

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Going away this weekend? Need a mid-week spiritual boost?

Join us Thursdays at 12:10pm for a short Eucharistic celebration.

A little prayer, a little music, and a brief meditation on God’s Word, followed by holy communion.

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