THE EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL
In Downtown Salt Lake City
The Very Rev. Raymond J Waldon, Dean The Rev. Tyler Doherty, Assisting Minister
Canon Becky Ball, Christian FormationMr. John O'Shea, Sexton
Mr. Branden Burningham, Senior Warden and Mr. Kurt Cook, Junior Warden
This temporary site. Our official website launches soon.
" YOU ARE INVITED TO EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF OUR MUSIC AND LITURGY AS WE WORSHIP THE RISEN CHRIST. BE NOURISHED BY OUR MANY EDUCATIONAL, SPIRITUAL, AND ACADEMIC CLASSES AS WE JOURNEY TOGETHER. WE OFFER AN INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT THEOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDINGS MAY PARTICIPATE IN MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION. MY VISION AS THE DEAN IS TO FOSTER AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE ALL WHO WISH MAY SEEK AND FIND JESUS!"
- The Very Rev. Raymond J. Waldon, Dean
OUR YEAR ROUND STEWARDSHIP CONTINUES
Please make your 2016 Pledge TODAY. The pledges will be blessed on Pentecost with a Cathedral Celebration BBQ on Trinity Sunday. The Executive Director of TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) will preach on Pentecost with the Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi celebrating and Dean Raymond J. Waldon, blessing the Pledges. Your RADICAL giving is needed. This summer we will focus on TIME.
DEAN RAY RETURNS INVIGORATED
"I spent a wonderful time in Erie, Pennsylvania with the other North American Deans as we gathered to pray, listen, and speak about finding hope in places of loss," said Dean Ray. Dean Ray and his wife, Lisa, joined the Deans and their spouses/partners for four days with Sister Joan Chittister as the spiritual retreat leader and Dean Downey of Erie as the facilitator. They heard a variety of speakers including a talk about the building up of England's Coventry Cathedral, which was facing dire economic circumstances and speakers from the Erie school system as they face a $100,000 cut in budget. They also heard from a nation-wide children's network and say the reclamation of Lake Erie, first-hand. The group prayed at the Benedictine House and took a tour of the local Erie harvesting grape farms. Dean Ray says that the ideas that he is brining back will serve tyhe Cathedral well as it transforms into a CATHEDRAL FOR THE CITY, not just a Cathedral in the city.
NEW YOUNG ADULT VESTRY IS FORMING
The Cathedral is forming a Youth Vestry to foster and train church leadership for fast growing youth. In the next five years it is projected that our Junior and Senior Youth group will be one of the largest in recent history. Already our elementary group is commanding a lot of our resources and our Nursery program is expected to grow over the next three years. Our Youth Vestry, which will meet 4 times a year, is being formed by the Dean to give their advise on the direction of the youth programming and to help create programs that are meaningful.
THE CITIZEN'S POLICE GROUP WILL MEET AT THE CATHEDRAL
The Salt Lake City Police Department and Interim Police Chief, Mike Brown, have accepted Dean Ray's invitation to use the Cathedral for community gatherings to dialogue about building trust and exploring ways of unity as well as ways of positive changes within our community. Details will be announced soon.
EASTER WAS WEBCAST AROUND THE WORLD!
LATEST: Diocesan Convention is coming April 29-30th to the Cathedral. Dean Waldon is up for re-election as a clergy on the Disciplinary Board as well as re-election as a Deputy to General Convention 2018. Mr. Bill Leach, former vestry member and chair of lay services scheduling, is up for election to the Standing Committee.
Morning Prayer 8:30 AM Monday - Friday
Holy Eucharist Monday/Tuesday/Friday 12:10 PM - Wed 7:00 AM - Thursday 10:00 AM- Saturday 5:30 PM- Sunday 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Bible Study 11:00 AM Thursday Christian Formation Adults and Children 9:15 AM Sunday Confirmation Class 12:15 PM Sundays
"Deans Tea" & "Deans Book Club" as announced
CATHEDRAL HOME OF 2015 GENERAL CONVENTION
OUR NEW WEBSITE IS UNDER REPAIR. We were hit by a major hack into our Cathedral, called a ransomware. No private files or coded files were compromised, but we lost all of our web files due to our security. But it means we are behind in re-creating our site!
CATHEDRAL HOME OF 2015 DIOCESAN CONVENTION
On behalf of the Vestry and Members of the Cathedral know that we so enjoyed hosting our annual convention. In April we will welcome you back! Until then, our Bishop Paul Jones exhibit will remain on display. If there is anything I or my staff can do for you or your ministry, just call us at 801-322-3400. Remember that our clergy are available to help in any way that we can. Our motto is- WELCOME to Salt Lake City's Downtown Episcopal Cathedral. See our calendar for more information. -The Very Rev. Raymond Joe Waldon, Dean
-Make note- The Winter Solstice Jazz concert IN THE CATHEDRAL will take place December 21 at 7:00 PM!
-A fund raiser for Hiledegards Pantry is being scheduled.. Stay tuned for details!
-Confirmation classes are underway! See a member of the clergy any Sunday for details.
If you are passing by and feel that life is fragmenting into a vast number of irreconcilable, shattered pieces, then please know that Cathedral Church of St. Mark holds an outrageous hope that, in God alone, all aspects of life are in unity. We believe that God is the Alpha, the beginning and that God is the Omega, the ending of all things. So we are called to extravagant hospitality in the confidence that a gracious welcome is central to a cathedral’s purpose. And yes, we are part of a specific religious tradition. We are so, not because one religious tradition exclusively contains all truth, but because when one goes on a long journey toward ultimate unity, one has to depart from one specific place. Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Episcopal Diocese of Utah, is our point of departure. Our companion and ultimate confidence in the journey is Jesus Christ. We believe Him to be the clear manifestation of God’s love for the whole world and the expression that all of our lives are in ultimate unity even beyond the finality of death. In the midst of what appears to be an ever-increasing fragmentation of life, Cathedral Church of St. Mark offers a House of Prayer for all people, an abiding hope that there is a Oneness at the center of human life. Enter, pray, and may your time here be blessed.