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

News and NotesJanuary 2015

Epiphany Adult Formation Series
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: LIFE | TRANSFORMATION | THEOLOGY Garrett Parlor, 9:35 a.m.  This five-week course will be led by SMU doctoral student, Dallas Gingles, and Rev. Stephen Setzer. Please RSVP to

“How to Speak Episcopalian”
Led by Dean Michell. This course is for those wanting to know more about St. Matthew's, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican way of being a Christian; for those interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church; and for those wanting a “refresher course” in what it means to be an Episcopalian. This 12-week class will meet each Sunday until April 5. This week's topic: How Do I Join? Baptism, Transfer of Membership, Confirmation.  Questions? Please contact Dean Michell @ Great Hall, Stage End, 9:35 a.m. on Sundays. Bring your coffee and questions.

Parenting Class
New session of the Parenting Class begins January 11 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  

Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 25 at 5 p.m.
Come for Evensong at 4 p.m., stay for dinner at 5 p.m., and the meeting will follow.  This is an important time for you to learn about what’s going on at the Cathedral and elect your new Vestry members.  Childcare will be provided for those 5 and under during Evensong and the Annual Meeting.

Choral Evensong
Choral Evensong is Sunday, January 25 at 4 p.m.

Parish Choir
Parish Choir will sing Sunday, January 25 - Rehearsal is at 9:30 a.m. in the choir stalls. Parish Choir is for singers who would enjoy participating in music leadership at the Cathedral but do not have the time to commit to the regular rehearsals. The only requirement is to be present at the rehearsal an hour prior to the service. Adam Frame conducts this choir. Questions? Contact Adam Frame at

Men of the Cathedral Work Event at Camp All Saints
Men of the Cathedral—The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is sponsoring an outdoors work weekend at Camp All Saints on Lake Texoma the weekend of February 6-8.   The Camp will provide lodging and food for free and we will spend the weekend sprucing up the Camp, working with men from other parishes in the Diocese.   Necessary tools will be provided.  We are welcome to spend the whole weekend at Camp All Saints, checking in Friday evening and leaving by noon on Sunday morning, but we are also welcome to arrive at the Camp Saturday morning and put in a good day of work on Saturday.   If you are interested, please go to or contact Kenny Rogers (214-651-5951 or 214-926-0080) for more information.   Working outside on a brisk winter day in a beautiful setting will be fun.   Let’s put together a good group to help at Camp All Saints.

Moms Connect 
Moms Connect is a ministry for mothers with young children. Mom’s Connect will meet Saturday, February 7 at 3:00 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

Dr. Jeremy Begbie, Lecture and Reception
On Sunday, February 8, 5 p.m., St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts will host a free lecture and reception. The lecture is a feast of sight, sound, music, and theology. Dr. Begbie is a Professor of Theology at Duke University. His particular interest is the interplay between music and theology and how they can interact and illuminate  each other. 

Valentine's Day Dinner/Dance 
Heart and Soul Dinner Dance - to be held at St. Matthew's Saturday, February 14 from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Great Hall. Reservations can be made after services and at the Annual Meeting tonight. Tickets are $25 per person and $45 for a couple (special price for Cathedral Gardens folks). Diners will have the choice of salmon or steak and will include a glass of wine. All proceeds will benefit the upcoming Peru Mission to Arequipa in May. Come alone, bring a friend or your honey! Nursery provided for children 5 and under. Love, love, love!

Good for your Soul
Halifax Minster Choir Special "Immortal, Invisible" -  Go here. I love this hymn. I love that it is just a bunch of people singing it. I love hearing the descant. (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.

The Cathedral Church of St. Matthew
5100 Ross Ave. @ Henderson
Dallas, TX 75206


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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