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Cathedral Offices
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main phone number: 713-222-2593

For emergency after-hours pastoral care, call 713-826-5332

Mailing Address
1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002-3183

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The Treehouse

Cathedral Youth Ministries foster spiritual growth


Cathedral Youth  Ministries offer high-quality spiritual formation opportunities within the context of a supportive community of adult sponsors.

Sunday school is key in this process, but spiritual formation happens in many different contexts outside of the Sunday school classroom including Seed and Root groups, community and diocesan events, outreach and missions projects and leadership development opportunities. For more information, contact Minister for Youth Marcia Quintanilla.

Learn more about Christ Church Cathedral's holistic vision for children's and youth spiritual formation and community service by downloading our "Roots to Fruits" flyer.

Summer Shade 

This summer, the Cathedral Youth won’t be taking a hiatus. We will continue meeting weekly through our Summer Shade program. Every Thursday we will gather at 6 p.m. via ZOOM to either: have game night with awesome prizes, watch a movie, or do an activity together (think cookie decorating, mask making or painting with a twist zoom style). This is a great opportunity to gather as a community for fellowship and fun! 

For movie dates, we will offer $5 “Movie Packs” that you must register for. Pick up will be the Wednesday before the movie date.

For activity dates, we will offer complimentary "Supply Packs," and pick up will also be the Wednesday before the event. Be sure to register.

You must register to pick up all movie or supply packs.

Sign up for the Youth enews and follow us on Instagram @ccctreehouse to stay up to date with each week’s offering. We will make sure that details go out by Tuesday for that week’s program. If you have any questions contact Minister for Youth Marcia Quintanilla.


June 11

Movie Night - "Trolls" 

June 18

Game Night – Bingo (win a $10 gift card to Canes!)

June 25

NO Summer Shade

July 2

Activity – Let’s Make Cookies with Canon Kathy Pfister!

July 9 

Game Night – Bingo Night with St. James, Austin (win a $10 gc to Amazon!)

July 16

Activity – Painting with The Treehouse with Lia Rodi!

July 23

Movie Night – "HAMILTON"

July 30

Game Night – Trivia/Scavenger Hunt (win $10 gf to Starbucks)

August 6

Activity – Let’s Make Masks! 

Summer 2020 Mission Trips 

Each year, youth ministries has three mission trips during the summer.

June 22-24: Houston Mission – Join the Treehouse as we serve God in the midst of the city together with CUSE (Cathedral Urban Service Experience) and your Treehouse friends! Each missioner will receive a packing list, a mission devotional, a pack of supplies, and service hours! Friends are invited and scholarships are available. You will return your pack with the amazing donations you have created during your Cathedral Urban Service Experience. Here's what you need to know:

  • This mission trip is open to current 5th grade through 12th grade students.

  • It will be virtual, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, via Zoom.

  • Registration is $30, and missioners will pick up a "Mission Kit" the week before.

  • The group will meet with leaders from The Beacon, New Hope Housing, and other Houston nonprofits.

  • Download this packing list.

  • Deadline to register was June 15.

Missionpalooza, postponed for 2020  Missionpalooza is an annual diocesan-wide youth mission trip focusing on disaster relief. It is for youth ages 12-18 (rising 7th graders through high school seniors).

Episcopal Youth Event (EYE), postponed for 2020  Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) is a triennial event for the youth of the entire Episcopal Church. About 1500 Episcopal youth, adult chaperones, and bishops gather together for worship, workshops, and five days of living in Christian community in college dorms.

Trips include all transportation, meals, fellowship, and fun. There are also leadership opportunities at each of these mission trips for older youth.

Sunday School

Will run Sept. 13, 2020 through April 25, 2021

When in-person worship resumes: Sundays in the Ballard Youth Center, third floor of the McGehee Building, aka The Treehouse

1011 a.m. 
Youth Sunday school is a place to come together as a community and grow in our faith through teaching, discussion, and doughnuts. 

2:30 p.m. 
Sunday school (grades 9–12) is an opportunity for young people to ask the big questions and explore the richness of our faith in a safe and fun context. (in English)

Seed and Root Groups

Will run Sept. 13, 2020 through April 25, 2021

Seed and Root Groups give youth a chance to meet in small groups in their neighborhood for fellowship and Bible study. Read more about them here.

Seed Groups (6th-8th gr) Root Groups (9th-12th gr)

Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m.

Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m.

Branch Out

Thursdays during the school year, Minister for Youth Marcia Quintanilla visits youth at area middle schools and high schools for lunch, extracurricular events, or a quick visit.


Connect with us

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Check back later this summer for our Fall Events Calendar.

Learn more and stay up-to-date with the Treehouse Blog: ccctreehouse.org

Sign up for our enews here.