Water Wars wrap up EYC spring semester with wet, wild games


On the afternoon of Sunday, May 17, we will mark our last week of EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) with Water Wars, a big end-of-year celebration for all students in grades five through twelve. We will gather at the Deanery (2142 Chilton Rd.) for an afternoon of crazy, messy, and wet games, food, and fun by [read more…]

Astros welcome Episcopalians at annual Night at the Ballpark


Get out your Astros gear and get ready for the annual Episcopal Night at the Ballpark cookout and game on Friday, June 12, when the Astros will take on the Seattle Mariners. We’ll start at 5 p.m. with a free pregame cookout in the Bishop’s Courtyard, featuring hot dogs, popcorn, and cool beverages. At 6:30 [read more…]

May Fete celebration honors children, spring

The May King and Queen cut the ribbon to open the festival.

For more than 100 years, the children of our parish have helped us mark the beginning of spring by proudly dancing around the maypole as we crown the May King and Queen from the ranks of the fifth-grade Sunday School class. Since (at least) 1899, May Fete has been an important part of spring at [read more…]

Changes coming to garage ticket system, rates

The Cathedral parking garage

Effective Monday, April 20, the Cathedral garage will employ a new automated system for entry and exit. A new exit lane is also being added to be used by contract parkers and pass holders.  Parking on Sundays and for major events will not change — the gates will remain open as before. However, there are a few changes you [read more…]

Youth to travel, serve during summer mission trips

Cathedral youth volunteer on a trip to New York in 2013

Mission trips enable us to practice our calling as Christians, to go out in the world proclaiming the name of Jesus and to love our neighbors. The memories will last a lifetime along with the lessons learned from the experience. This year, the Cathedral youth have three mission trips in which they can participate. Fifth-grade [read more…]

Giving Tree fundraiser supports youth missions

Youth painting the Giving Tree

Each summer, the Cathedral sends more than 50 students on short-term mission trips. The impact that these trips have on those they are serving and on the missioners themselves will last a lifetime. It is on these missions that they experience the benefit of hard work, [read more…]

Cityscapes and Escapes: Emily Wahl

A watercolor painting of a cityscape at night

In the month of April, the Cloister Gallery welcomes watercolor painter Emily Wahl, who will exhibit “Cityscapes and Escapes.” An opening reception will be held Friday, April 10, from 6–8 p.m. “I am pulled in two directions,” Wahl says, “by the excitement of the city and the peacefulness and majestic beauty of the mountains. Both [read more…]

Brooke Summers-Perry named as director of new Hines Center

Brooke Summers-Perry

Dean Thompson is pleased to announce the hiring of Brooke Summers-Perry as the executive director for the Bishop John E. Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer. Summers-Perry brings a unique combination of skills, gifts, and interests to the role. Her experience includes 20 years of design and project management, 10 years of innovative community development, and eight years [read more…]

KariAnn Lessner called as minister for children, families

KariAnn Lessner

Dean Barkley Thompson is pleased to announce that KariAnn Lessner will join the Cathedral staff on June 1 as minister for children and families. Lessner has 20 years of professional experience in the church working with both children and youth. Since 2005, she has served as director of parish life at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church [read more…]

Dean’s Book Club selections

Cover of "Lamb"

The Dean’s Book Club discusses a different book at each meeting, including novels, nonfiction, and books on spirituality and faith. Books are selected by the group and are available for purchase from the Cathedral Bookstore. All are welcome. The club meets in the McGehee Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, April [read more…]

Quarterly update from the Vestry

The 2015 Cathedral Vestry

By Bess Wareing, Senior Warden I’m happy to report that the first quarter of 2015 has been a productive and exciting one for the vestry. Hopefully it comes as no surprise to hear that the 2015 Every Member Canvass campaign exceeded expectations, raising more than $3,090,000 from 603 pledges. Thanks again to chairs Scottie and [read more…]