Upcoming Services & Events


Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 3:30 pm in the Cathedral
In the spirit of Saint Francis, bring your feathered, furry, multi-legged, scaly, and other best friends and companions for a celebration and blessing. Pets are welcome to sit with you in the pew.  Donations of pet food for less fortunate pets will be welcomed! There will be a reception on the West Lawn following the service with treats for all.

All Saints’ Day Eucharist
Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Noon in the Cathedral. 
The Daughters of the King of the Diocese of Colorado will hold their annual conference at the Cathedral,
culminating with the Holy Eucharist at Noon in the Cathedral.


All Saints’ Sunday
November 2, 2014, at 8:00, 9:00, 11:15 am, & 6:00 pm The Wilderness.
Please join us as we celebrate through worship the Communion of Saints.
Holy Baptism at the 9:00 and 11:15 am services.


All Souls’ Requiem
Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 3:00 pm.  This requiem eucharist will feature the music of Maurice Duruflé's beloved Requiem, with chamber orchestra. The names of all those who have died this past year and years past will be read by the clergy. To submit a name for the prayer list of loved ones who have died, please email your names to billyb@sjcathedral.org, write them on the Necrology lists in the Welcome Center, Memorial Hall, or outside of Saint Martin’s Chapel, beginning on October 1, 2014.

Thanksgiving Day Eucharist
Thursday, November 27, 2014, at 10:00 am. Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day service where we gather around the Lord’s table in gratitude for God’s generous blessings to us all. The service includes joyous music, featuring members of the Denver Brass, and lessons and prayers of thanks and praise. Our Thanksgiving Offering this year will benefit the Saint Francis Center and its ministry to the homeless.


Advent Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 3:30 pm. Begin your observance of Advent with this service of candlelight, lessons, and music, emphasizing the Advent themes of waiting and watching for the coming of Christ.

Christmas Lessons & Carols
Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 3:30 pm.
The coming of the Christ Child is told through a series of nine lessons and carols with the Saint John’s Cathedral Choir.  The Nursery will be open for those with small children.  The services are followed by Cider and Cookie receptions in Dagwell Hall.

 
Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 8:00, and 11:00 pm.
The 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 pm services are especially suitable for children and their families, and include children bringing forward figures to make the crèche. Saint Nicolas and Saint Cecilia Choirs (our boys and girls choirs) will sing.
The Cathedral Choir will sing at the 8:00 and 11:00 pm services.
At all services: Carol singing with organ and brass.
Nursery will be provided for the 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 and 8:00 pm services.


Christmas Day

Thursday, December 25, 2014, at 10:00 am.
Be a part of this festive Eucharist and rejoice by singing favorite carols. 


The First Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, December 28, 2014.
The Eucharist at 8:00 am. Christmas Lessons & Carols and the Eucharist at 9:00 and 11:15 am.
We continue the celebration of Christmas with our favorite readings and carols.
The Wilderness at 6:00 pm.


The Holy Name of our Savior Jesus Christ - New Year's Day
Thursday, January 1, 2015, 10:00 am in the Cathedral.


The Feast of the Epiphany
Sunday, January 4, 2015, 8:00, 9:00, 11:15 am, and The Wilderness at 6:00 pm


The Baptism of our Lord
Sunday, January 11, 2015. Baptisms at 9:00 and 11:15 am.
Cathedral Breakfast following the 9:00 am service.
The Wilderness at 6:00 pm.


Candlemas
Sunday, February 1, 2015
On Sunday we observe the great feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, a feast that is also called the Purification of the Mother of God or Candlemas. The association with candles comes from the Gospel of the day, when the aged Simeon takes the child Jesus in his arms and proclaims that he will be "a Light to enlighten all peoples." Until fairly recently in our human history, of course, for most people light came from candles and lamps, and so the tradition developed early on for people to bring their candle supply to the parish church on Candlemas to be blessed.

This year we shall bless candles at the 9:00 and 11:15 am services. You may bring candles that you use for your devotions at home, or for other domestic use. Please label your candles clearly and place them on the table next to the pulpit before worship. You can then collect them after worship is over. This wonderful tradition is a reminder to us, every time we light candles at home for prayer or for dinner, that we follow the One who is the Light that the darkness can never overcome.


Ash Wednesday

February 18, 2015 7:00 am Ash Wednesday Liturgy in Saint Martin's Chapel
12:00 pm Noon Ash Wednesday Liturgy in the Cathedral
5:30 pm Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of the Ashes for Families with Children in the Saint Francis Chapel. All ages welcome.
7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Liturgy in the Cathedral with Choral Eucharist. Nursery Service provided.
The Labyrinth Walk is available all day on Ash Wednesday in Dagwell Hall from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Ash Wednesday is a day of particularly solemn observance, and it is one of the days in the year when all Christians are invited to be united at the Eucharist.   It is also a time when we are encouraged to fast if our health and circumstances permit.  There will be Imposition of the Ashes at the worship at 7:00 am, 12:00 pm Noon, and 7:00 pm.

Please join us for this first day of Lent as we set out, once again, on this special journey with Jesus to the Easter Feast.  Please also note that our 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Liturgy in the Cathedral is Cathedral Nite for everyone together on this day.  There are no other Cathedral Nite activities on this evening. The Nursery is open for the 7:00 pm service.


The First Sunday in Lent
Sunday, February 22, 2015. The Great Litany will be sung in procession at the 9:00 and 11:15 am services.
At 11:15 am The Rite of Enrollment of Catechumens and Candidates.

 

Lenten Quiet Evening
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Cathedral Nite
The forty days of lent are a time of repentance, a time of turning from those things which distract us back to God.  One way to turn back towards God in the lenten season is to join us for our Quiet Evening on Wednesday, March 12.  Our formation time together will include a variety of choices, from the adoration of the blessed sacrament, to walking the labyrinth, to hearing a Godly Play story.  Feel free to invite a friend to join you in this lenten quiet evening!  

The schedule for the quiet evening is as follows:
5:00 pm                    Evening Prayer (Chapel)
5:30 pm                    Sung Eucharist (Chapel)
6:15 pm                    Supper (Dagwell Hall)
7:00 –   8:15 pm        Lenten Spiritual Preparation for all
8:30 pm                    Compline and Benediction (Chapel)
The Nursery will be open.


The Feast of the Annunciation

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 5:30 pm in Saint Martin’s Chapel. The Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrates the angel Gabriel's appearance to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38), his announcement that the Blessed Virgin had been chosen to be the Mother of Our Lord, and Mary's fiat — her willing acceptance of God's holy plan. Music will be provided by a vocal quartet.


Stations of the Cross
Fridays during Lent. 6:00 pm in the Cathedral


Holy Week 2015
The nursery will be open for all evening services.

Palm Sunday - March 29
7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:15 am
Solemn Eucharist, the Blessing of Palms, and the Passion
No Christian Education classes today.
6:00 pm The Wilderness

Holy Monday - March 30
8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
7:00 pm Eucharist and Address
 
Holy Tuesday - March 31
8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
7:00 pm Eucharist and Address
 
Holy Wednesday - April 1
7:00 am Eucharist
8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
5:30 pm Holy Week Family Service, Saint Francis Chapel
5:30 pm Eucharist, Saint Martin's Chapel
7:00 pm Tenebrae

Maundy Thursday - April 2
8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
6:00 pm Parish Soup Supper
7:00 pm The Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper
9:00 pm - 8:00 am, Friday, All-night Watch of the Passion (Prayer Vigil) in Saint Martin's Chapel

Good Friday - April 3
8:30 am Morning Prayer
12:00 noon Good Friday Liturgy
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
7:00 pm Good Friday Liturgy
 
Holy Saturday - April 4
8:30 am Morning Prayer
5:00 pm Evening Prayer
7:00 pm Easter Vigil, Baptisms and Confirmations, and the First Mass of Easter
  
Easter Day - April 5 7:30, 9:00, 11:15 am Festival Eucharist of Easter Day No Christian Education classes today
Easter Egg Hunt for our children after the 9:00 am service
6:00 pm The Wilderness


Kirkin' o' the Tartan

Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 11:15 am at Saint John's Cathedral. Please join Saint John's and the Saint Andrew Society for this annual tradition that incorporates Scottish music, provided by the Denver District Pipe Band and our Cathedral Choir, with the liturgy of the Eucharist. Following the service, please join us for a reception featuring the Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers. The reception is sponsored by Walkers Shortbread.


Feast of the Ascension
Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 5:30 pm in Saint Martin's Chapel
Join us to hear a quartet of musicians from the Cathedral choir as we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension.


Pentecost
Sunday, May 24, 2014 at 8:00, 10:00 am, and The Wilderness at 6:00 pm
Pentecost is the feast day that marks the revealing of the Christian Church in the gift of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter. The color of the Feast of Pentecost is red, symbolizing both the fire of the Holy Spirit and the blood of the martyrs who have helped to spread the life of the Church. We invite you to wear red on this day in celebration of this great feast.

 

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