The Latest Cathedral News

Refugee Journey Simulation

May 25, 2023

On Sunday, June 11, St. James Cathedral will host a Refugee Journey Simulation with Exodus World Service. Join us from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. for a thought-provoking and interactive experience! Our group will take on the roles of refugees forced to flee their homeland, making tough decisions along the way. We will:

  • Learn about who refugees are and how they get to the United States.
  • Be engaged physically and emotionally by this facilitator-led experience.
  • Gain a better understanding of a refugee’s complex and difficult journey.

This interactive event is open to participants of all ages. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the simulation, contact the Rev. Canon Steven Balke.

Author: Jocelyn Colao

Mental Health First Aid Training

May 24, 2023

1 in 5 adults and youth live with a mental health condition, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse disorders, and risk of harm to themselves or others. We teach people first aid training for the risk signs and how to help with choking or heart attacks. We can also teach people Mental Health First Aid to help friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors in times of mental health care needs.

The Rev. Canon Steven Balke, a certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, will be leading a Mental Health First Aid training at St. James on Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. RSVP HERE.

Author: Jocelyn Colao

Liturgical Ministries Mini-Retreat & Training Day

May 24, 2023

Have you ever thought about how many human hands it takes to offer our regular round of worship services at the cathedral?  Have you ever considered that you might want to become part of one of the teams who make it all happen?  
Would you consider helping to set the altar, or reading a lesson; carrying a torch or helping to offer hospitality and welcome those who come through our doors? These tasks belong to our ministry teams: altar guild, readers, acolytes and ushers. As we emerge from the more streamlined times of the pandemic, we need to rebuild our membership of these critical ministry teams. Many hands make the work light, and all are welcome!
If you are curious to try, I hope that you will consider joining us for a morning of training with experienced liturgical ministry team members and other new recruits. 
Please RSVP HERE, and indicate which group you are interested in exploring. If you are not sure, simply indicate your general interest and I will be happy to help you in finding your place.
Author: Jocelyn Colao