The Cathedral Chronicle, March 27, 2011

dates to remember…

Thursday, March 31

Noon | Friendship Circle

Friday, April 1

9 a.m. | Sewing of Choir gown scapulas
10 a.m.| Bible Study

Sunday, April 3

7:30 p.m. | Diocesan Mothering Sunday Service

Wednesday, April 6

7 – 9 p.m. | Baptism Preparation

Wednesday, April 13

7 – 9 p.m. | Baptism Preparation

Maundy Thursday, April 21

St. Martin-in-the-Fields will host a Seder Supper with Holy Eucharist and Foot/Hand -Washing at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 to cover the cost of the meal and are available from Shirley Godfey.

Simnel cakes

Sunday evening, April 3rd, at 7:30 p.m., the Cathedral will be welcoming the Diocesan community for the annual “Mothering Sunday Service”. This particular Sunday comes out of English Church history, where the dioceses were much smaller in area. The Cathedral, the centre of diocesan life and where the bishop’s teaching chair resided, became a focus for the scattered congregations and was known as the Mother Church. Also associated with the fourth Sunday in Lent, as the tradition evolved, was the use of specific lectionary readings such as a passage from the fourth chapter of Galatians which included verse 26 “Jerusalem…which is our mother”.

This special eucharist will also include the reaffirmation of baptismal promises and ordination vows, as well as the blessing of oils by the Bishop for distribution to Diocesan parishes.

Traditionally, simnel cake is served on this special occasion. Please assist us in hosting this evening by baking a simnel cake. Recipes and a sign up list can also be found in the Narthex.

Choir Gown Scapulas

The sewing of choir gown scapulas takes place in the choir room on Fridays at 9 a.m. Please join us if you are able to help out. Many hands make light work!

The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

is presenting a Spring Concert at St. John’s Cathedral. Silver collection, reception to follow. All are welcome!

Seven Oaks Historical Society of Winnipeg Inc.

will hold their Annual General Meeting on April 26th, at 7:30 p.m. here at the Cathedral in the John West Hall. The Moderator will be Bruce Cherney, Editor of The Real Estate News. Everyone is welcome to attend!

St John’s Cathedral – Verger Position

The St. John’s Cathedral Verger position is an honorarium based position with part time hours. more information

Prayer Circle

Cathedral members are reminded that an email Prayer Circle operates from the Cathedral.
learn more about the Prayer Circle
make a prayer request

St John’s Prayer List

We invite you to take Sunday’s bulletin home with you and to pray for the persons on St. John’s Prayer List in your devotions.

Coffee Time

We are still looking for volunteers to donate baking for our coffee time after the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. Thank you so much to those who have made baking contributions!


When Jesus asked the Samaritan woman for a drink of water, he opened the door for a life-changing relationship with him. Stewardship likewise can be life-changing. When we open our hearts to Christ’s call in our lives – when we use our gifts in the service of others – we like the Samaritan woman will draw many others to Christ through our witness. Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of Winnipeg,

Weekly Announcements

Any congregation member who wishes to have an announcement made on a Sunday is asked to give a written copy of the announcement to Canon Condo at least fifteen minutes prior to the service. Canon Condo will, in turn, make these announcements each week prior to the start of the Sunday service.

Periaktoi News

Be sure to check the periaktoi at the back of the church for current information announcements which may be of interest to you. You may also wish to check the Diocesan website: