This Week in the Cathedral Monday, November 28
Matins: 8:45 am, Eve. Prayer: 5:15pm
Matins: 8:45 am, Eve. Prayer: 5:15pm
Office Staff Meeting-Deanery
CCC School Chapel Service: 9:30 am
Daphne Reed memorial Service-Lady Chapel
Eve. Prayer at West Doors: 5:15 pm
Finance Committee Meeting-Deanery
Wednesday: Thursday: Friday:
Matins: 8:45 am
Holy Eucharist Weekdays
Thursday (breakfast to follow In Chapter Room):
12-Step Eucharist-St. Christopher’s Chapel
Cathedral Choir Rehearsal—Choir Room
Spiritual Practice and Meditations on “Incarnation”- Chapel of the New Jerusalem
Thursday, December 1
Sunday, Dec.4th, 2011 Second Sunday of Advent Selkirk Regional Sunday 8:00 am
CONTEMPORARY HOLY EUCHARIST
Presider: The Very Rev. Dr. Logan McMenamie Preacher: The Ven. Nancy H. Nagy, Archdeacon of Selkirk Region 11:00 am
Presider: The Very Rev. Dr. Logan McMenamie Presider: The Ven. Nancy H. Nagy, Archdeacon of Selkirk Region 4:30 pm
Saturday, December 3
Presider: The Very Rev. Dr. Logan McMenamie
Presider: The Ven. Bruce Bryant-Scott
Parish Notes & Announcements
First Sunday of Advent November 27, 2011
Tuesday, November 29
Wednesday, November 30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
Family Potluck Meal & Activities—Chapter Room
DECEMBER 10 HUMAN RIGHT DAY SHINE-A-LIGHT-FOR RIGHTS On Saturday, December 10, International Human Rights Day, join me in the Chapter Room for a worldwide Amnesty International Write for Rights Event. I will bring all the background information, paper and envelopes. Bring your favourite pen and we’ll write letters together for an hour. Your letter writing will help bring about the release of people who have been wrongfully detained and influence world leaders to protect people whose human rights have been denied. Please give me a call to let me know you are coming. Susan MacRae 250.598-3140 *************************************** PRIMATE’S FUND Thanks for supporting the Primate’s Fund through the purchase of Christmas cards. These will be available today at the Coffee Hours. After this, the cards will be available at the Parish Office. Warm regards, Gavin Rumsey, Parish Rep, P.W.R.D.F.
MAN BITES DOG (PART IV) I began these reflections at the beginning of the month, a month in which we have been thinking and praying about stewardship - stewardship as a personal spiritual journey. The tithe was an Old Testament tax that has become the standard for giving to the church. Jesus does not say, however, that we should give 10%; he says we should give all and follow him. One of the voices that oppose stewardship and financial giving to the church is the voice that seemingly speaks for the poor. It says: “What about the poor who can’t afford to tithe?” In my experience being poor does not stop tithing. On our spiritual journey we decide, in prayer and conversation with our family, what we should give. We set a target and work to that target. When the target is reached, we set a new one. If we do not reach the target we don’t beat ourselves up but we just start again. Nobody will be measuring how we do except us. We are being asked to fill out a pledge card. Nobody will see these cards except
the envelope secretary and she is bound by confidentiality. Finance Committee and Parish Council only receive general figures, with no names attached. The information that we receive in the mail quarterly is to inform us how we are doing, and is for our eyes only. It is important, however, to pledge in order for the leadership to know what they can expect as they prepare the budget for the upcoming year. Please take time, in prayer, to think about what the mission and ministry of this cathedral has given you, the diocese and this city in which we live. Living and working in this part of the world, we have so many things for which to be thankful. Let us continue to live and serve together to make known the love of God, that we have known in Jesus Christ, a reality for others.
Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Ave., Victoria, BC 250-383-2714 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DIOCESAN ORDINATION—WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 4:30 PLEASE NOTE:
...the Celtic Prayer Service is cancelled due to this event. We will have another Celtic Prayer Service on December 7th, meeting in the Deanery at 7:00pm. This will be the last one before we recommence in January, 2012!! BREAKFAST FOR THE STREET COMMUNITY: SATURDAY,
DECEMBER 3, WITH SETUP ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 AT 9AM. HOPE ALL OUR USUAL VOLUNTEERS WILL BE ABLE TO HELP. THANK YOU FROM MARY AND DAVID BARLOW.
RECOVERY-TWELVE STEP EUCHARISTS
‘Tis the Season...Explore it with us
Christ Church Cathedral will be holding three of these special services during Advent. These services are for anyone and everyone. They will be held on December 1, 8, and 15 at 5:15pm. Please contact the church office at 250.383-2714 for further information.
Today—Advent Carol Service 4:30 pm
ELECTION OF SYNOD DELEGATES AT PARISH COUNCIL ON DEC.7
SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AND MEDITATION ON
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
Parish Council will elect two Synod Delegates and an Alternate for Synod, January 13-15, 2012. Standing for nomination are Dyan Davison and Susan Rand; any further nominations should be forwarded to the Wardens by Wednesday, December 7, 2011.
“INCARNATION” (CHAPEL OF THE NEW JERUSALEM) Led by family Life Minister Ruth MacIntosh
Wednesday December 14, 7:00 pm
INVITE THE HOLY FAMILY TO YOUR PLACE FOR DINNER!
Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 7:30-8:30 pm
As we enter the Advent season, we want to begin a new tradition at Christ Church Cathedral. A travelling crèche will begin its journey through the households of the cathedral. The idea is that individuals and families take it in turn to host the crèche for an evening and have a short time of reflection about Christmas. This symbolizes Mary’s and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus. The crèche will be sent out today and return on Christmas Eve. Please let Ruth know if you’d like to participate! email@example.com ANYONE UP FOR SOME HOCKEY?? FAMILY HOCKEY NIGHT!
DECEMBER 9TH Victoria Royals invite the Anglican Diocese of BC to join them for Family Hockey night. As this will be their last home game before Christmas, it will also be their annual Teddy Bear Toss night, collecting teddies for children in need. Tickets are just $10. Please call Su McLeod by December 1 to reserve your tickets: 250.386.7781 FAMILY LIFE POTLUCK—SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Gather for an easy get-together with other families. food, fellowship, games and fun! This will be a wonderful way to spend some time in community with one another before the craziness of December sets in! KIDSPACE (GRADES 3-8) DECEMBER 9; 6:30-8:30 IN THE DEANERY!
A wonderful engaging blend of content and chaos! TODAY’S PREACHER is The Ven. Dennis Hayden. You may remember Dennis from his time at Christ Church Cathedral, prior to The Dean’s appointment! Welcome back Dennis!! VISUAL ARTS AT CCC:
the Visual Arts committee is excited to announce the launch of our first event—a series of banners created by our own members for the Advent and Epiphany seasons. Today’s two banners, representing ’Hope’ can be seen hanging in the nave and a short description is in our bulletin on page 12. CHURCH ENVELOPES NOW READY TO BE PICKED UP FROM THE BACK OF THE NAVE.SUNDAY TO SATURDAY
8:30AM TO 5:30 PM DAILY. New requests for envelopes? Please put a note in the offertory plate or phone the office at 250.383-2714
NINE LESSONS & CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS
Sunday December 18, 4:30 pm FAMILY MEAL & ACTIVITES (CHAPTER ROOM)
Saturday December 3, 4:00-7:00 pm
CAPRICCIO VOCAL ENSEMBLE:
“THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE” SELKIRK REGION DAY AT THE CATHEDRAL:
Friday December 23, 7:30 pm
SUNDAY DECEMBER 4
9:15am and 11:00am Services - Guest Preacher, The Venerable Nancy Nagy, Archdeacon, Selkirk Region CELTIC PRAYER SERVICE
(DEANERY) Wednesday December 7, 7:00 pm (LAST ONE THIS YEAR—WILL CONTINUE IN THE NEW YEAR) CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL CHILDREN’S PAGEANT
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Saturday, Dec.24; Holy Eucharist 8:45am Family Christmas Eve Service 4:00 pm Solemn High Midnight Mass 11:00 pm CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES
Sunday, December 25: Holy Eucharist 8:00 am Holy Eucharist 10:00 am
Sunday December 11, 9:15 am NIGHTWATCH SERVICE CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY: “INAUSPICIOUS EVENTS”
A Dramatic & Musical Presentation Sunday December 11, 2:00 pm
BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE CATHEDRAL BELLS !
Saturday, December 31, 11:00 pm SERVICE AND READINGS FOR EPIPHANY
Sunday, January 8, 2012, 4:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Ave., Victoria, BC 250-383-2714 (firstname.lastname@example.org)