CATHEDRAL NOTES, NEWS AND EVENTS
Cathedral Family Mardi Gras Party
Sunday, February 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bring the whole family, your lawn chairs and parade food and drinks to enjoy the Neptune's Daughters Parade from our Church Street parking lot. Remember the barricades close at 5:30 p.m., and no glass containers are allowed during the parades.
Joe Cain Day
Sunday, March 3
Passes for attending church on Joe Cain Day are on the ministry table. You will not be allowed to pass the downtown police barricades that morning without a pass.
Ash Wednesday Eucharists
Wednesday, March 6
at Noon and 5:30 p.m. in the Church
Lent 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral
Ash Wednesday, March 6
Noon Holy Eucharist, Rite II with the Imposition of Ashes
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II with the Imposition of Ashes
Wednesday Lenten Weekday Eucharist
Noon Holy Eucharist, Rite II in the Chapel
Wednesday Evenings following Supper in the Chapter House
5:15 p.m. Supper served in the Chapter House
6:15 p.m. Meditation and Music in the Church
Wednesday, March 13-African-American Spirituals
The Cathedral Choir and friends will offer a program of African-American Spirituals and Gospel songs. The program will explore the many facets of these powerful styles of music. You will hear old favorites and maybe something new, as well. This concert features a special appearance by the men of the Mobile Kappa League.
Wednesday, March 20-Mollie Adams, soprano
A favorite of Mobile's musical community, Mollie Adams sings often with the Mobile Opera Company. She holds degrees in vocal performance from Huntingdon College and the New England Conservatory of Music. She will present a program focused on prayer, meditation, and beauty.
Wednesday, March 27-The Screwtape Letters
The Screwtape Letters are a series of imaginary letters written by a senior devil in hell, Screwtape, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior devil, who has been given the task of tempting a certain Human. The excerpts will be performed by Bill Watts, a local attorney and actor.
Wednesday, April 3-The Archduke Trio
This trio of musicians, violinist, Enen Yu, violoncellist, Guo-Sheng Huang, and pianist, Robert Holm are from the Mobile Symphony. The Archduke Trio is a favorite ensemble of audiences in Mobile and in the Gulf Coast region.
Wednesday, April 10-An Alphabet of Soldiers
Dr. Lori Guy will present a short lecture on the life and poetry of Krystyna Zywulska, a Polish Jew who survived Auschwitz-Birkenau. Dr. Guy and guest performers, Sarah Stembel, Harlan Mapp, and Christopher Powell, will perform songs based on Zywulska's life and poetry.
Episcopal Relief & Development
Sunday, March 10
The first Sunday in Lent is the day officially designated to encourage all Episcopalians to remember and support Episcopal Relief & Development's (ERD) life-saving mission. We have ERD envelopes and boxes available for you or your children to use for a Lenten offering.
Restore, Renew, Reimagine-Phase II
Notes from the construction zone.
Look for artist renderings of how the completed spaces will look.
* The storefront glass has been installed on the north side of the Huger House.
* All of the cabling and fire suppression equipment is being installed in the Brantley and Huger Houses.
* The electrical feed to the new transformer, located in the yard to the west of the Chapter House has been completed.
* Finish boards for interior finishes are being prepared.
* It will take three weeks for the main electrical feed to be installed.
* MAWSS has installed the new water lines, but still need to tie into the sewer system.
* The pad for the transformer will be poured after work is approved by Alabama Power.
* Spire (formerly Mobile Gas) has been given approval to bring the new main gas line under the county alley to the north side of the Brantley House. We will let you know when the alley will be closed.
* Interior work on the Brantley and Huger houses includes removing the old light fixtures and installing recessed lighting (in addition to chandeliers), examining all floors for repair or replacement, reinstallation of fireplace mantels in the Huger Parlor, repairing exterior window frames.
* The elevator pad is ready for waterproofing. When done the pad will be poured. Then it will be time to build the elevator shaft. Once completed, work can begin on the servery and new kitchen.
* The doors and windows stored in the basement will be removed and catalogued to determine if they can be used.
Notes from the office front porch
* Structural steel has replaced the rotten support beams.
* All of the rotted wood has been removed.
* Plans are being drawn for reconstruction of first and second floor porches.
* Please know that it is unsafe to come inside the fencing at the front of the rectory.
Sundays: 10:00 am
Wednesdays: Noon In the Chapel
We extend a warm welcome to all visitors. A nursery is available and Children's chapel for ages 3-8 is held in the Chapel. Please join us after the service for a time of hospitality in the Chapter House.