March2017


Cathedral Faces – Canon David Staples



Cathedral Faces – Canon David Staples

Father David Staples, an honorary assistant and Canon of Christ Church Cathedral is a regular attendee at the Sunday 8:00 am and Wednesday 10:00 am Eucharist. Many have often remarked how much they enjoy his occasional playing of the organ. David requested that the interview be held in his home in downtown Fredericton, so that […]

Photo Directory 30 March update



Photo Directory 30 March update

We continue to get regular questions about progress on the 2017 Photo Directory. We’re all anxious to receive our copy of a new, shiny directory! At the Wednesday evening, 29 March, meeting of the Bishop and Chapter Communications Committee, final edits on the fourth (yes, fourth) draft were reviewed and finalized. We have made every […]

St. Joseph Guilds celebrate



St. Joseph Guilds celebrate

On Saturday, March 25th, Guilds of St. Joseph celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph at Christ Church Cathedral. Guilds from elsewhere in the Diocese of Fredericton were invited to attend. The following is the sermon by the Dean, part of the celebration of the Eucharist that day. Lections: 2 Samuel 7:4,8-16;  Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Mar 2017



Bishop and Chapter News – Mar 2017

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 20 March with nine of thirteen members present. Minutes of 15 February 2017 were adopted. A brief conversation was lead by the Dean based on Ephesians 5:8–20 encouraging consideration of what it means to be “light” and how we are light to one another and the wider community. Business […]

Cathedral Faces – Betty Cluthé



Cathedral Faces – Betty Cluthé

Betty Cluthé joined Christ Church Cathedral in 2011. She attends the 10am Holy Eucharist and currently volunteers with the Cathedral Visitors. She was born in Germany and raised in the Lutheran Church. Surviving World War II and the collapse of Berlin, Betty emigrated from Germany and arrived in Canada in 1954, following in her sister’s […]

Music Monthly – March 2017



Music Monthly – March 2017

01 March – Ash Wednesday 7.30pm: Holy Eucharist with Ashes (BAS) Missa l’hora passa – Viadana Psalm 103:8-18 Psalm 51 Hide not thou thy face – Farrant 170, 180, 558 Prelude on O Mensch, bewein’ BWV 622 – Bach 05 March 2017 – First Sunday in Lent 10.00: Choral Eucharist with Great Litany Mass of […]

Positive Piety



Positive Piety

“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them.” Matthew 6:1 The word “piety” rings with a negative tone in most ears. One who we describe to be pious is not one we hope to be. We know the pious one to be overly centred on the self, showing a […]