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Article | April 5, 2024

Congregation Update: Everything We Need

Blog|The Rev. Canon Mary Carter Greene

Dear Grace Cathedral Family,

Happy Easter!

Throughout Holy Week and to great heights at Easter, we were filled with “Collective effervescence,” what sociologist Emile Durkheim called the kind of group exuberance and unity of religious engagement.

One way to re-live the highlights, if you haven’t seen the footage yet, is to watch the recording of the 11 am Easter Sunday Choral Eucharist. With its soaring angles of the cathedral and procession, situated atop the hill with views all the way to the bridge, Grace Cathedral’s joyous welcome of the Easter Season for the city is on full display.

The joy we find and feel together in the new life of Easter continues this Sunday at 11 am when we will celebrate the Baptisms of several new Christians into our community and, through our readings, follow the disciples as they encounter Jesus’s return.

Excitement is also growing in anticipation of the ordination and consecration of The Rev. Austin Rios as Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of California at 11 am on Saturday, May 4, at Grace Cathedral. Registration is required to attend theordination and consecration, so be certain to register.

Singers from around the diocese and of all ages are invited to join a choir being formed to help lead the music for the ordination and consecration. If you’d like to join the choir, learn more about the specifics here and be certain to register for the ordination and consecration.

And finally, the countdown is over… our Annual Congregation Retreat registration is open! Join Grace Cathedral’s community of all ages and make new friends at the diocesan retreat center, Bishop’s Ranch, in Healdsburg, CA, from May 25 -27. Registration closes May 1, and last year we filled up before the deadline. Registration includes programming, two night’s lodging, and delicious, healthy food. Contact Kate Seagrave with questions.

With every blessing,

The Rev. Canon Mary Carter Greene
Canon Pastor

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