We invite you to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.
See our schedule and offerings for Holy Week and Easter here.
Lent resources for adults and children are available in the Tower entry and in Founders’ Hall. These are free and are provided to assist you with your observance of a holy Lent. Visit the Cathedral Bookstore Sundays for additional resources.
Sundays: Holy Eucharist at 8 & 10:15 a.m., 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 10: Choral Evensong at 5 p.m.
Weekdays: Holy Eucharist at 12:05 p.m.
Wednesdays: Contemplative Eucharist at 12:05 & 5:45 p.m.
The Nave will be available for quiet prayer for 30 minutes before both services.
The Dean’s Book for Lent
Let’s read for Lent. I invite everyone to read a book that deals with things we need to hear, talk about, and act on as a church. The book is Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass. Copies of the book are available through the Cathedral Bookstore. Opportunities to discuss the book will be announced in the March issue of The Angelus, and on the website and Facebook.
February 24-March 17
Paul was a community organizer for the earliest urban Christians. He was a missionary of the risen Christ to the Gentiles of the Greco-Roman world. He was something of a thorn in the side of the Jewish-Christian leadership in Jerusalem. He was almost assuredly a mystic, an argumentative theologian, and a prolific letter writer. We will, in this class, look … and look again … at some of the major texts of the Pauline literature in an attempt to bring the Apostle more fully into the understanding of contemporary faith. The class will be led by Fr. Michael Johnston and is repeated on Wednesday evenings.
Following the Mystics through the Narrow Gate
The forty day journey of Lent is a familiar one; perhaps too familiar. William Maestri reminds us that “the call to repentance and conversion can strike the ear as a noisy gong and clanging cymbal. The path of penance, fasting and alms-giving are well traveled. The sermons of Lenten renewal can arrive stillborn and fail to awaken our spirit to the Holy Spirit.” This Lent you are invited to deepen your relationship with God as we follow the Mystics through the narrow gate to discover hopefully, as they did, God in all things.
Beginning Monday, February 11 from 7-9 p.m. in the Common Room, we will begin a six week spiritual journey into deepen our relationship with God. With the help of Richard Rohr, James Finley and Cynthia Bourgeault we will be invited to look at the long mystical heritage of opening our hearts to the Divine Mystery in which we live and are surrounded. Each session will include Centering Prayer.
If you are interested in knowing more about this Lenten experience contact Jerry Grabher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-590-6205. Space is limited.
Women’s Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study meets every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Common Room. We study the Old Testament and Gospel readings assigned for the following Sunday. Join us for lively, thought-provoking conversation. Sunday readings may be found online at www.lectionarypage.net.
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Bible Study has started reading and studying The Gospel of Luke as part of our study for Lent. Join us Tuesday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. in the Youth Room. You will find a group that has a deep interest in the sacred, but with a sense of humor — who looks at biblical interpretation openly and through different windows. We sometimes amaze even ourselves with where a particular passage of scripture leads us in our discussions. Come and join us.
Wednesday: Lenten Academy
February 20 & 27, March 6 & 13
5:15 p.m. Nave open for quiet prayer
5:45 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist
6:15 p.m. Dinner
6:45-8 p.m. Lenten Academy Classes
Lenten Academy Dinner
Dinner is provided each week by ministry groups at the Cathedral. We ask that you make a donation of $5 per individual or $10 per family, though free will offerings of any amount are accepted as all are welcome at our table. Donations are given to the ministry groups who provide the dinners. Each week’s dinner is provided by a different Cathedral group.
Childcare will be offered (for infants to grade 5). So that we can plan appropriately, please contact the Cathedral office if you need childcare, letting us know how many and the ages of each child. A modest donation to cover the cost of childcare is appreciated. Contact email@example.com.
Persons new to the Cathedral, those desiring baptism, confirmation or reception, and those who would like to grow in their journey of faith are welcome to join in The Way, Wednesdays, February 6 through March 20, 6:15 p.m. for dinner; class begins at 6:45 p.m. in Founders’ Hall.
The Way is for those who would like to understand what it means to follow Christ as part of the Cathedral congregation and as Christians in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition. Each evening includes a simple meal, teaching and/or presentations and group discussion. Links are made between daily life and work and the worship and practice of the church.
Persons participating in The Way will be prepared for baptism or affirmation of faith at the Great Vigil of Easter, March 30. Questions? Contact the Dean’s office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul was a community organizer for the earliest urban Christians. He was a missionary of the risen Christ to the Gentiles of the Greco-Roman world. He was something of a thorn in the side of the Jewish-Christian leadership in Jerusalem. He was almost assuredly a mystic, an argumentative theologian, and a prolific letter writer. We will, in this class, look … and look again … at some of the major texts of the Pauline literature in an attempt to bring the Apostle more fully into the understanding of contemporary faith. The class will be led by Fr. Michael Johnston.
Health and Wellness
February 20: Faith, Health and Wellness: The Connection, presented by Larry Ehren, director of Spiritual Health Services at Truman Medical Center
February 27: No class is scheduled.
March 6: Prevention of Falls, presented by Ellen Spake, Physical Therapy instructor at Rockhurst University
March 13: Nutrition and Cardiac Disease, presented by Jessica Logan, Registered Dietitian
Trinity Teens Youth Group
Our time together will consist of learning, service and fellowship during these four weeks.
Words Becoming Actions
You are invited to continue your baptismal ministry in the world.
Provide for Pantries
Place non-perishable food for St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s Pantries in the big baskets in the Tower and Founders’ Hall entrances.
Week of 2/17 Peanut Butter
Week of 2/24 Canned Beans
Week of 3/3 Mac & Cheese
Week of 3/10 Canned Tuna or Salmon
Week of 3/17 Canned Chicken
Week of 3/24 More Peanut Butter
Easter 3/31 More Mac & Cheese
Pack Bags with BackSnacks
Every week we take 265 bags with food to area schools for children who may not have food to eat over the weekend.
You are invited to help fill bags with food. During Lent, we will fill the bags Sundays, February 24, March 3 & 10 at 11:45 a.m. in the back hallway of Haden Hall.
Join the Cathedral Cook Team
Work with other Cathedral parishioners to either serve lunch from 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. or work in the evening to prepare the next day’s lunch. The Kansas City Community Kitchen is located at 8th and Paseo. It is safe location with on-site parking.
Lunch Serving Team: Needed on the first Thursday of each month and every Wednesday.
Evening Prep Team: Needed the second or fourth Thursday of each month.
Interested? Contact the Cathedral office, 816-474-8260 or email@example.com.
Donate for or Make Easter Baskets
Members of the Social Outreach Commission’s Foster Children’s ministry will be distributing Easter baskets to foster children in residential treatment centers at Kaw Valley Center and Crittenton Children’s Center. We are requesting donations from the congregation for healthy snacks and individually-wrapped candy.
Some examples of items we need include:
100 Calorie Snack Packs
Rice Krispies Treats
Packaged Fruit Snacks
Lip balm in multi-packs
White no-show socks
We will be collecting donations in Founders’ Hall through March 24.
Baskets Assembly in Founders’ Hall:
Palm Sunday, March 24, 11:45 a.m.
Cathedral Work Day
Inside and outside jobs to bring up the Cathedral spaces and to prepare them for Easter and our ongoing ministry of worship and service.
Saturday, March 23 (Please note the date change!)
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come for an hour or two, or the whole day.
Pray for Ministries
Maison de Naissance
Kansas City Community Kitchen
Meals on Wheels
Habitat for Humanity
Episcopal Relief and Development
Local Food Pantries
Crittenton Children’s Center at St. Luke’s Hospital