Water Wars cap off EYC year


May 18 will be our last Sunday of EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) before we break for the summer. That afternoon, we will have a big celebration called Water Wars for all fifth through twelfth graders. We will gather at the Deanery at 2142 Chilton Rd. from 2:30–5 p.m. for an afternoon of spiritual formation, food [read more…]

Fun is certain at lock-in

Youth pose for a group picture in front of the Art Car Museum

Destination Unknown is a lock-in for fifth through eighth graders scheduled for May 9–10. The purpose of Destination Unknown is to help us realize that, many times, we have to take a leap of faith, since we don’t know what the future holds or, perhaps, where our next step will take us. To practice this [read more…]

Celebrate children, spring at May Fete

Girls dance around the may pole at May Fete

Over the course of a year, there are many, many Cathedral events to enjoy. There are fascinating book and study groups and opportunities to hear wonderful music and attend theater productions. We have seasonal celebrations and all kinds of ways to be in fellowship, but one event is big enough to offer something for just [read more…]

Root for the home team at Episcopal Night at the Ballpark


It’s time for grilled hot dogs and to root, root, root for the Houston Astros. Last year, 125 Cathedral parishioners were joined by 200 Episcopalians from throughout the diocese for the Episcopal Night at the Ballpark pregame cookout. The Community Life Council served up 350 hot dogs in 90 minutes! We’re ready to do it [read more…]

Eileen O’Brien to return as curate

Eileen O'Brien

Cathedral seminarian and former youth minister Eileen O’Brien will return to the Cathedral this summer as curate following her graduation from Virginia Theological Seminary. O’Brien is bilingual, and her primary responsibility will be to work with the Latino congregation alongside Canon Jim McGill. A curacy is a two-year program for new seminary graduates intended to [read more…]

Dean to hold pilgrimage info session

Entrance to Newgrange Mound by Flickr user Stefan Jürgensen

From Saturday, June 21, through Thursday, July 2, 2015, Dean Barkley Thompson will lead a 12-day Celtic pilgrimage to Ireland. In the context of worship, prayer and study of the ancient Irish Celtic saints, the group will spend time in Dublin, Glendalough, Kildare, Kerry and the Aran Islands. They will see such wonders as the [read more…]

Youth prepare for summer mission trips


Mission trips are one of the most impactful opportunities for a young person to take. They 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 [read more…]

Art Callaham called to Cathedral as Canon Vicar

The Rev. Art Callaham

Dean Thompson is pleased to announce that the Rev. Arthur Callaham will join the Cathedral staff as Canon Vicar. Callaham comes to the Cathedral after five years as rector of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in Lufkin.

Christ Church Cathedral: An Early History in Photographs

Members of the choir stand in a courtyard at the side of the 1893 church

The March Cloister Gallery exhibit, “Christ Church Cathedral: An Early History in Photographs,” will feature rare photographs from the collection housed at the Houston Public Library Texas Room. There will be an exhibit opening and reception from 6–8 p.m. on Friday, March 7, so take this opportunity to meet with the people who worked on [read more…]