Advent and Christmas at the Cathedral, 2020

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Advent Formation: Each Sunday in Advent at 5:10 pm, join Mtr Heather for an exploration into four Christmas hymns from the Hymnal during our Vicar’s Forum time together. See more about this series here!

Advent Lessons and Carols, Sunday, December 6, 5:30 pm live-streaming on our Cathedral Facebook page. Join in our annual Advent Lessons and Carols from the comfort of your own home! — Nine lessons and tons of anthems and carols, all for the Advent season, as we prepare the way for the birth of Jesus. Invite your friends and family to join in, too!

Other Sunday evenings in Advent, 5:30 pm, premiering on the Cathedral Facebook page – the Vicars will be streaming the devotions for the week as found in the Advent wreath kits. More copies of the devotional will be available in the Cathedral on Sundays.

During the week: 9:00 am, Cathedral Facebook page: prayers, scripture, hymns, and a little teaching for the Advent season each day. Share the invitation far and wide — go tell it on the mountain! All are welcome!


Because of safe distancing practices, tickets will be needed for all services — contact the Cathedral office to reserve your spot.

Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols– in Cars!
Christmas Eve, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Remember drive-in movies?! It’s like that, but Christmas!

The only way it is safe for us to be together and sing together is to not be together — BUT we can be in our cars (with our household), singing at the tip top of our lungs! Led in prayer by Bishop Fitzpatrick, join with our Queen Emma Square community as we come together on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus in this new, different, and as-safe-as-possible way.
Once you arrive and are parked, you will be able to tune to a specific FM radio station in your car to hear the readings and the music for your own Christmas “car-eoke!” The 5:30 pm service will be live-streamed on the Cathedral Facebook page!

Contact the Cathedral Office to RSVP for your spot – Specify Car RSVP for a parking spot –or– Lawn RSVP for a distanced spot on the lawn (up to 5 people, same household). Plan ahead to be with us! (we will not be able to accommodate walk-ups.)

Christmas Midnight Mass, 11:00 pm; Christmas Morning Mass, 10:00 am
As beautiful and moving as always, gather in your Cathedral home for the first Mass of Christmas. With stunning music from the Orvis Scholars and Leohone Magno, Music Director, Bishop Fitzpatrick will preach and celebrate. The 11:00 pm service will be live-streamed on Facebook, and available for viewing in the next several days.

Before the 10:00 am service on Christmas day there will be a ‘concert’ of seasonal music streamed on Facebook starting at 9:00 am.

Because of safe practices, there is limited seating in the Cathedral. Contact the Cathedral Office to reserve your ticket.

**Please note — there will be no congregational singing at any of the live liturgies.