Cathedral Notes


Blessing of the Backpacks

Sunday, August 7

Students and teachers are invited to bring their backpacks and book bags to church next Sunday.  We will bless the students and their bags, and wish everyone well for the new school year.  A cross keychain will be given to everyone to remind teachers and students of the love of their Cathedral family.

Upcoming EYC Youth Activities End of the Summer Youth Gathering

Rescheduled for Sunday, August 14 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Home of Lissa and Jay Watkins

18441 Scenic Highway 98, Fairhope

All Cathedral youth grade six and up are invited to the Watkins’ home on Mobile Bay for swimming, boat rides,

and snacks on the wharf.  Just bring your swimsuit and a towel, and we will see you there.  

Please RSVP to Lissa at (251) 533-2224. Please let her know if you need a carpool.


Jonathan Myrick Daniels Pilgrimage

Saturday, August 13

The 2022 pilgrimage begins at 11:00 a.m.  The commemoration begins with a walk from the Lowndes County courthouse to the jail and then to the site of the cash store, where Jonathan was shot, and then back to the courthouse, where his murderer was later found not guilty. A Eucharist follows in the courthouse with the judge’s bench transformed into an altar.

Youth Lock-in for the Pilgrimage

Church of the Ascension Montgomery has invited youth of our diocese to attend a lock-in and pilgrimage to Hayneville to commemorate the martyrdom of Episcopal seminarian Jonathan Myrick Daniels in 1968.

We will depart Christ Church Cathedral on Friday at 1:00 p.m., August 12, and return on Saturday by 4:00 p.m., August 13. We need driver/chaperones and all the youth who can make this important and moving 24-hour trek to a pivotal time in our nation’s history.  Please reach out to Eric+ if you have questions or want to sign up a youth member or serve as a chaperone.

Operation Backpack 2022

School supply drive for our partners at the Mobile Police Department’s

Family Intervention Team, and the Child Advocacy Center

This year we will gather supplies for 10 students in the FIT program and send requested supplies for the children at the Child Advocacy Center. 

Due to our late date in making the request, we ask that anyone who would like to help, please make a cash donation by going to our on-line giving platform, or by placing sending a check payable to Christ Church Cathedral with FIT Operation Backpack on the memo line.  Thank you for your support! We will organize and deliver the supplies on Monday, August 1, and Tuesday, August 2.  If you would like to help stuff backpacks, please contact Carolyn Jeffers.

If you will be Away this Summer…

Will you be away from home and Christ Church Cathedral this summer? We encourage you to worship wherever you are traveling. The link to the service is found on our website.   

Wilmer Hall Sunday

Annually we recognize the last Sunday of July as Wilmer Hall Sunday in support and honor of the thriving mission and ministry of Wilmer Hall Children’s Home, an agency of the diocese. Wilmer Hall was founded in 1864 as a home for orphans and widows. More than 158 years later, they continue to carry out their mission to serve young people in need. Wilmer Hall serves children and young adults through residential and educational programs, all aiming to provide each individual with the skills they need to be successful, contributing members of our community. They serve 130 children in their education programs and up to 36 young people in their residential programs at any given time. The residential programs serve young men and young women with children. Donations can be made online at or sent to Wilmer Hall Children’s Home, 3811 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608. Thank you.


The Cathedral Read

The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality

Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe by Richard Rohr 

 For nine weeks this summer we share resources around Richard Rohr’s book

The Universal Christ. 

This week, July 31, read pages 169-201—Chapter 14: The Resurrection Journey,

and Chapter 15: Two Witnesses to Jesus and Christ. 

Additional information is found at www.universalchrist.cac/org.

We will gather in September to share time together to discuss how we have grown. 

The Summer Cathedral Read is being sponsored by the Baptized for Life Team.

A Message from the Treasurer

Second quarter statements have been mailed.  If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Stanton, Financial Secretary, at

Christ Church Cathedral is blessed with ways for you to participate through worship and service.  We can offer these things based on the strength of congregational giving. Our pledges continue to grow every year. However, during the summer months when many of us are traveling, we experience a seasonal decrease in revenue. The operating expenses for the church, as we all know, do not change seasonally.


You can do several things to help:

· Keep your pledge up to date;

· Make a pledge for 2022 if you haven’t done so;

· Consider making your pledge an automatic payment from your bank account or  credit card.

Forward Day by Day

Forward Day by Day devotional booklets for August, September, October are available on the ministry table.

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Contact (including media inquiries)

Carolyn Jeffers // 251.438.1822 // email