Minnesota Boychoir

The Minnesota Boychoir takes the beauty of voice to the next level with more than 150 singers on stage for each performance. The harmonies are extraordinary, the music uplifting and the boys themselves, incredible members of their community. Founded in 1962, the Minnesota Boychoir has toured five continents and June 19 – 25 marks their first tour of Winnipeg. They land at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on June 22 (8:00 pm), St John’s Cathedral on June 23 (4:30pm) and St George’s Anglican Church on June 24 (10:30am and 2pm). All concerts are free to attend.

The choir’s vast repertoire includes challenging sacred, classical, folk and contemporary choral music sung in more than 30 languages and dialects. Each season, they spend hours in rehearsal, build community through music retreats and tour, and perform up to 30 concerts in churches, hospitals, schools, retirement homes and concert venues across the globe.

The Minnesota Boychoir trains young men to be outstanding musicians and strives to help them develop a sense of poise and self-confidence through education and performance. A choirboy is challenged to sing well, stand tall, stay on schedule, take pride in his appearance, respect others and tap into the best part of who he is and what he can accomplish. Please visit boychoir.org for more information.

Join us at the Cathedral on Saturday, June 23rd at 4:30 pm when we will be hosting the Minnesota Boychoir. For a preview of their music, click here.

 

Doors Open Winnipeg

The Cathedral will be opening its doors for visitors Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27 for ‘Doors Open Winnipeg’. Tours of the Cathedral and the Cemetery are at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm on Saturday and 1:00 and 3:00 pm on Sunday. If you have never taken the tour, this is a great opportunity to learn the history of St. John’s. To check out other venues, go to www.doorsopenwinnipeg.ca. There’s no charge for admission at any of the Doors Open sites.

‘Our Town’

Join The Shoestring Players at the Cathedral June 8th through June 14th for their presentation of ‘Our Town’. Tickets are $15. Proceeds from the play will be shared with the Hospitality House Refugee Ministry.

The Convening Circular for the 115th Session of the Synod of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land June 16, 2018

Electoral Synod at Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, Winnipeg – Saturday, 16 June 2018 Anno Domini

Through the link below you will find the Convening Circular for the Electoral Synod being convened for the
purpose of electing a Bishop coadjutor for the Diocese of Rupert’s Land. The Synod will be held on
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. John’s Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg. Registration will
open at 8:00 am with the synod convening at 9:30 am.
The Convening Circular contains:
• a list of the eligible clergy and elected lay delegates;
• Bishop’s Letter:
o information on how to make further nominations;
o information on voting procedures;
• an alphabetical listing of the nominees for Bishop Coadjutor, along with their CV, a photo, a link
to a video each has produced, and their response to eight questions posed by the Search
Committee.

A series of Town Hall meetings has been arranged throughout the Diocese for those who wish to gather and view the videos with other delegates, or those who do not have access to a computer. These meetings are open to all members of the Diocese, but are not mandatory for any to attend.

The following are the meeting dates and locations:

  • Monday 28th May, 7pm St Aidans, 274 Campbell Street, Winnipeg
  • Tuesday 29th May, 7pm St Mary Magdalene, 3 St. Vital Road, Winnipeg
  • Tuesday 29th May, 7pm  St Mary la Prairie, 36 2nd Street S.W. Portage la Prairie,
  • Wednesday 30th May, 7pm St Stephen, 220 Helmsdale Avenue, Winnipeg
  • Thursday 31st May, 7pm Christ Church, 227 McLean Avenue, Selkirk.
  • Saturday 2nd June, 10am All Saints, 175 Colony Street, Winnipeg
  • Saturday 2nd June, 11 am St Alban, 312 Main Street S., Kenora

Please hold this process in prayer! Pray for nominees, for the delegates who have been charged with the
responsibility to elect the Bishop coadjutor for Rupert’s Land. Pray for wisdom and guidance of the Holy
Spirit in this process.

http://www.rupertsland.ca/about/synod-2018/

 

Rest in peace, Nikki Hallett, beloved sister in Christ, beloved daughter of the Creator

Nicole Patricia Hallett (Nikki), beloved daughter of God her Creator, slept away quietly on Friday afternoon at Seven Oaks Hospital, with loving family around her.  Nikki was born on January 31st, 1978, and died far too soon on March 23rd, 2018.  
At her request, her funeral will be held at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue, in the North End of Winnipeg, where she, with Jaden and Todd had found a welcome place.  The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28th, with viewing available beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Nikki will be cremated, also at her request, with committal at a later date.  She asked ‘Rev Paul’ to do the service, and he is most honoured to do so.
Her own family will provide a light lunch following the service and hopes you can stay for a time of conversation and mutual consolation; her Cathedral family is also honoured to serve coffee and tea and juice.  We grew to love her and her children, and to appreciate the beautiful person she was, the strong woman, the adoring mother fierce in her love for her children, Joshua, Jaden, and Todd (TJ).
There is street parking available on most streets around the Cathedral; all the gates will be open.  Please, no general parking on the driveway.  We need to keep the building accessible to ambulances and fire trucks.  There are several handicapped slots and you are always welcome to drop off people at the Tower Door, and then park your car on the streets.  Thank you!
May she rest in the peace of Christ and rise in glory.

Readings for Holy Week


Monday, March 26
Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 36:5-11, Hebrews 9:11-15, John 12:1-11

Tuesday, March 27
Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 71:1-14, I Corinthians 1:18-31, John 12:20-36

Wednesday, March 28
Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 70, Hebrews 12:1-3, John 13:21-32

 

Readings for the Triduum (The Three Days)

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 8:00 p.m.
Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19, I Corinthians 11:23-26,
John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Good Friday, March 30, 10:30 a.m.
Isaiah 52:13–53:12, Psalm 22:1-18, Hebrews 10:16-25,
John 18:1–19:42

Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil, March 31, 8:00 p.m.
Genesis 1:1-2:4A, Genesis 22:1-18,Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21,
Isaiah 55:1-11, Ezekiel 36:24-28, Jonah 1:1-2:2,
Daniel 3:1-29, Psalm 114, Romans 6:3-11, John 20:1-18

 

Readings for Easter Day, April 1, 10:30 a.m.
The feast of the Resurrection of our Lord
Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 118:1-2;14-24,
Acts 10:34–43, Mark 16:1-8