Christ Church Cathedral offers the following services for in-person worship:
9 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
11 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
*The Cathedral is not holding services for Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m. at this time.
Register to Attend Sunday Services
Due to limited space available for social distancing, registration is required to attend all in-person worship services. This Sunday we will have in-person worship at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. Register for in-person worship by following these links:
Childcare registration is now available for the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will we hold in-person worship this week?
We plan to hold in-person worship this week.
Will we hold all the services on that day?
This Sunday we will hold in-person worship at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and at 1 p.m. in Spanish, and The Well at 5 p.m.
Can I still stay home and participate in the service?
Yes! Online livestreamed worship continues at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. Livestreamed services are available on the Cathedral website, Vimeo page, and Facebook page.
What do I need to do to attend a service?
Advance registration is required for all services.
Is there a way to make a reservation by phone?
Yes. You may call the Cathedral main number 713-222-2593 and ask to leave a message for Elizabeth Cuevas.
Are there any restrictions about who can come to church?
Everyone is welcome to come to church!
Should I come to church or continue to participate online?
Vaccinated people and those at otherwise low risk of COVID-19 are encouraged to come to church in-person. If you are in any at-risk category or have concerns about your health or safety, or the health and safety of the people in your household, you are encouraged to consider continuing to worship with the Cathedral from home, through our livestreamed worship. We love you and want you to do what is best for you and those you love!
What will our return to in-person worship look like?
Because COVID-19 continues to be a daily reality, Bishop Doyle has issued guidelines to keep us all safe. At least for a season, in-person worship will look and feel different from the worship to which we are accustomed.
How many people can come to church with the distancing guidelines?
At least initially, attendance will be limited to approximately 120 worshipers per service, so that we can ensure physical distancing guidelines.
How will the seating process work?
Plan to arrive at the Cathedral at least ten minutes before your registered service time. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed a seat.
At the time of the service you are registered to attend, please come to the Cathedral with confirmation of your reservation, whether that is with a printed copy of your “ticket” or with the confirmation viewable on your mobile device. If you’ve reserved your seat by calling the Cathedral office, a greeter will have your name on a list. Once you’ve arrived on campus, a friendly Welcome Team member will walk you through your next steps, and an usher will show you to your seat.
Will people be wearing masks?
As required by diocesan guidelines, we will all wear masks that cover both mouth and nose while on the Cathedral campus, with the exception of small children (age 3 and under).
Will we have Communion?
We will celebrate the Holy Eucharist at each service, though only bread will be shared. We will not share wine at this time. This is called “Communion in one kind,” and it is a full measure of grace.
How can I take Communion with a mask on?
Please remove your mask only long enough to consume your wafer.
What about my children?
Children of all ages are welcome in church, as always. We will not initially offer childcare. Children over the age of 3 are encouraged to wear masks.
How will I get to church with impaired mobility issues?
Our valet service will be available for the principal morning services. For those in need of wheelchair access or extra assistance, please arrive 15 minutes early. This will allow extra time to get you checked in for the service. An usher will escort you into the cathedral via one of our transept entrances.
Will we have the Dean’s Hour?
The Dean’s Hour will continue as the “Dean’s Hour Matinee” at 2 p.m. on Facebook Live and Zoom through May. Join Dean Thompson and other leaders for programming of interesting topics and faith-filled lectures and programs!
What about Sunday School?
Virtual Formation Hour will continue online at 10 a.m. for children and youth. We have great fall programs planned! Email Minister for Children and Families KariAnn Lessner for the children's Zoom link at [email protected].
and email Minister for Youth Marcia Quintanilla at [email protected] for the youth Zoom link.
What do you mean “livestreamed?”
Those at home will encounter worship live alongside those gathered in the Cathedral. Worship is streamed at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. If you choose to watch livestreamed worship on the Cathedral’s Facebook page, a priest will be on Facebook to interact with you and take prayer requests throughout the service.
If the livestream has problems, what can I do?
Even the best technology sometimes doesn’t work perfectly. Sometimes this is an issue with our host site, Vimeo. If the livestream freezes or doesn’t air as it should on the platform you are watching, we encourage you to switch to another platform. If the Cathedral website freezes, go directly to Vimeo’s website. If Vimeo’s site doesn’t play correctly, try the Cathedral’s Facebook page. Also know that the livestream is retained as a recorded video on the website. You can always watch it after 11 a.m. The recorded video may stream with no problems.
Is there anyone at the Cathedral who can walk me through technical issues?
Minister for Pastoral Care Jody Gillit has a team of people who can work with you to improve your ability to access online offerings, including worship services, classes, and events. You can reach her at [email protected].
What if there is another surge of the virus?
We will monitor local COVID-19 conditions weekly. It is possible that we may need to suspend in-person worship again in the future.
Supporting the Cathedral
The Cathedral is continuing to be engaged in ministry. Our pastoral care, outreach, worship, and program ministries carry on, and supporting Cathedral ministries is as important as ever. You can make your offering in any of these ways:
· Visit the Cathedral Give page to find out the many ways you can support our church.
· Make an offering or give in other ways using PayPal.
· Text the word “Give” to 888-998-1634.