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Seeking the Welfare of the City of Dallas since 1857—Jeremiah 29:7

News and NotesApril 2015

Adult Education 
Beginning this Sunday, April 12, Bishop James Stanton will be presenting an Easter formation series on Resurrection: In Christ’s Life and Ours. Please don’t miss this exciting new series! To RSVP please contact Rev’d Stephen Setzer at Due to the large attendance, this class will meet in the Great Hall, Stage End

Parenting Class
New session of the Parenting Class at 9:30 in Room 204  in Garrett Hall. This class uses the ARK or Adults Relating to Children program for Christian Parents. The foundation of this program is unconditional love received by God and shared with each other. Topics for this session are, “Convening a Family Meeting, Setting Boundaries, Avoiding Over-Reaction, Instilling Responsibility, Focusing on Communication and Handling Sibling Fighting.” For more information contact Varita at 

Sunday School Picnic
Sunday School Family Picnic is after church this Sunday at the Hofland Family Ranch in Parker. Bring some food, blankets and chairs for an old-fashioned picnic. The address is 3910 Bois D'Arc Lane, Parker, TX 75002  (Directions:  Take 75 north to Parker Road; go east 6 miles and turn right on Bois D'Arc. The farm is a yellow farmhouse — the second house on that road. Please bring a side dish to go along with hot dogs.  Drinks will be provided.  Please RSVP to Amy Hofland at or

The Kneelers are Still Missing
The kneelers used at the Communion rail have been removed and taken to the upholsterer to be cleaned, restuffed, and refitted. Until they are completed, we will be receiving Communion at stations for each of our services.

Mom's Connect
Moms Connect is a ministry for mothers with young children. Mom’s Connect will meet Saturday, April 18 at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral. We will begin with a Godly Play lesson for the moms and toddlers and then sitters will watch the children in the nursery while the moms have a snack and topical discussion in the Library. The nursery will be available for children five and under. For more information contact Keeley Chorn at

Peru Mission Team
Peru Mission Team meets TODAY, April 19, at 2:30pm in the Library.

Help the Cathedral Peru Mission Team with a special mission offering over the next several weeks. We are very pleased to send eight people from the 10:30 and 12:30 congregations to Peru (including three youth) to help Padre Mesco in Via Ecologica (the place where our mission team has built a church over the past nine years!) to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to the community with Vacation Bible School, women's Bible studies, the Jesus Film, prayers for the sick, soccer balls, tooth brushes and more! Please make your offering and participate in this Cathedral mission to share with the poor the message of Jesus's love. Offering envelopes are provided. All contributions are tax deductible. Thank you!

Peru Mission Prayer Team.  One of the most important ways we support those who are going to Peru to witness Christ’s love is to pray for them. The Prayer Team members are given information and prayer requests from the Mission Team members. We pray at home each day, starting as they are preparing for their trip until they return safely home. If you would like your name added to the Prayer Team, please let Deacon Diana or Fr. Tony know. You can contact us at or or simply speak to us. Thank you.

CREW Events for Girls and Boys
May 1-2 — CREW is sponsoring a Boys’ Campout in Flower Mound. The boys will sleep under the stars in tents, grill, and talk about God's love and fish.  The CREW GIRLS will be meeting at the Lodge for a retreat exploring their Beauty — Inner Beauty and Outer Beauty! The retreat is for girls 12-18 and will be on Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. We will have a brunch, music, art projects and sharing about what God says about beauty! Please RSVP at or call 214-621-0379.

Damin Spritzer - Organ Concert
Sunday, April 26 at 3:30 pm — Artist-in-Residence Recital and Choral Evensong.  Organ recital by Dr. Damin Spritzer, Organist and Artist-in-Residence followed by the final Evensong of the season at 4 p.m. The Cathedral Camerata will sing music by Charles Wood, Bruce Neswick, Charles Villiers Stanford and H. Balfour Gardiner. Please join us and bring a friend. A reception will follow the service in the Justus Sundermann Gallery.

SMCA - Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Friday, May 1, 7 p.m. — Dallas Black Dance Theatre II will be performing ballet, modern, jazz and ethnic works in the Great Hall. Free admission. For more information visit

New Parish Directory
The Cathedral is planning to publish an updated directory of names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of members and associates of the Cathedral community. If you do not want any part of your contact information published, please notify Peggy Dickson at

Good for your Soul
Thine is the Glory. Go here. From where else? BBC Songs of Praise. I love watching people sing through their eyes and with their brows raised. Wow!. (Dean Michell) 


Our Mission

The Episcopal Book of Common Prayer says that the mission of the Church is to reconcile all people to God and one another through Christ.

This is also the mission of the Cathedral Church of St. Matthew. All aspects of the Cathedral's life seek to make the love and compassion of Jesus Christ known to all and to seek reconciliation among all people.

The three words that hold us together are Christ + Community + Compassion. These express our core values. We want to make Christ known to all. We also want to live as a community of compassion to one another and to the world around us, specifically to the East Dallas community.

While we have services in English and Spanish, we strive to be one congregation of diverse people. We believe there is room for all people in God's family and we welcome all to our community.

As the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Dallas, we are also the "Bishop's Church." St Matthew's is the oldest Episcopal Congregation in North Texas, and was the first church during the formation of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Bishop Garrett named St. Matthew's as his Cathedral in 1875 and we continue to be one of the leading congregations of this vital and healthy diocesan community. We host many diocesan events, and we offer the Stanton Center for Ministry Formation. This intensive center for study prepares diocesan deacons for ordination, and provides for in depth theological education for lay leadership of the Diocese.

The Cathedral Church contains some of the most beautiful stained glass and art work of any Texas churches. While we believe the Cathedral itself is a beautiful and holy place, we also strive to be an alive Christian Community of Sacrament and Word in the Catholic expression of the Episcopal Church. Join us for worship, fellowship, and service.


Sunday Services
      with Holy Communion

8 a.m. — Traditional Holy Eucharist (Rite 1 with music)

9 a.m. -  Breakfast - "Best Breakfast in Town" 

9:30 a.m. — Adult Class

10:30 a.m. — Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Full Choral

12:30 p.m. — Santa Eucarista (Spanish)

Workday Services

8:30 a.m.   — Morning Prayer

6 p.m.  — Evening Prayer

10 a.m. — Holy Communion

10 a.m. — Holy Communion and Healing Prayer

5:30 p.m. — Centering Prayer

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