Dear Members of the Grace Community,
While we ride the Easter tide, we are reminded that there is so much to celebrate in this season of new life. After two long years of covid restrictions, it’s wonderful to see long-beloved programs coming back. Two notable returns include Seniors with Grace and the Congregation Retreat.
Seniors with Grace resumes a once-a-month in-person gathering and Eucharist beginning next month. Seniors (and those who identify as seniors) are invited to join us from 10-1 for brunch, programming and the Eucharist on the second Wednesday of each month, beginning May 11. RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org
The Congregation Retreat is back too! From May 28-30, join clergy, staff and new and old friends from the cathedral for fun, delicious food and spiritually enriching programming at the relaxed and spacious Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg. A limited number of prime spaces are available for registration and we invite you to sign up early. Scholarships for new attendees are also available. Contact Petey@gracecathedral.org for more information.
Celebrate Charles Shipley’s 30 years at Grace Cathedral and join the blessings on his next adventure at Evensong on Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 pm, followed by a festive reception.
Finally, next week we mark and bless the lives of two beloveds who have died during the Covid pandemic.
Margaret Leonetti’s service will be held on Monday, April 25 at 11 am in the Chapel of Grace. Margaret served on the cathedral’s Board of Trustees, on several liturgical ministries and with assiduous attention to detail as head of the Altar Guild.
Jim Durfee’s Requiem will be Wednesday, April 27 at 10:30 am in the Chapel of Grace, where he is missed as a regular 8:30 am attendee. Known for his brilliant art restoration, Jim donated a generous set of vestments which will be in use during his service.
May new life continue to sustain you and bring you joy.
The Rev. Mary Carter Greene
Minister for Congregational Life