Friday, 30 January 2015

Parish Update: January 30, 2015

Hello St. Paul’s Family
Here are a few things you may need to know

You can buy tickets at the door – BUT you need to call Roger to confirm – 250-374-2316

Men’s Dinner & Silent Auction- January 31 with a Caribbean theme. Parish members can wear bright clothes. Tickets are available at the office and cost as follows – Adults - $15, Children - $7, and a Family is $40.00. Come for the food, entertainment Caribbean Music & songs etc.

SUNDAY!!!! Calling all Quilters and Appliquers – With the end of the art show, we have realized how little colour is found in the Cathedral at times. We would like to discuss the possibility of making quilted liturgical season hangings. Please join us in the Chapel after the 10:00am service on FEBRUARY 1 to look at this exciting project.

Circular submission deadline:  Wednesday, February 4th.  Theme:  holy places.  
Where have you experienced God?  Tell us about your own ‘thin places’, in words and/or photographs.

Pancake Supper – February 17 from 5 – 6:30pm in the hall. There is a suggested donation of $5. Come out and enjoy pancakes, crafts and laughs.

The February Winter Retreat, "Keep Calm and Stay Cool" is scheduled to take place at Sorrento Centre, February 6-9, 2015. This weekend is for youth and young adults ages 13-25 and is being organized by Sorrento Centre, the British Columbia and Yukon Anglican Youth Movement and the Diocese of New Westminster Youth Movement. Louise Peters is this year’s theme speaker! 
The Cathedral is offering to pay half of the $150 registration fee for any youth or young adult who wants to attend this retreat. All you need to do is register online (register soon as space is limited!) and under "further description of payment" write that St. Paul's Cathedral will cover half of the cost. You pay for the other half however works best for you! (Don't let the cost keep you from attending: talk to Melissa if this is a concern!). After you've registered online email Melissa ( and let her know too!
More information and online registration at:

Cathedral Committee Selection Process – Members of the Cathedral Committee are either appointed or elected at our annual vestry meeting. Those elected to one year terms are the People’s Warden, two Delegates to the Assembly of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior, two Alternate Delegates and two Youth Delegates. Elected for two years terms, each year, are three Members at Large. This allows for a total of six Members at Large at any time. Our next vestry meeting is scheduled for February 15, 2015. We ask that you prayerfully consider being a part of this important ministry in our communal life at St. Paul’s. If you are interested please speak to the nominating committee: Kathryn Brisco, Islay Oatway or Verna Albright.

ANNUAL VESTRY MEETING Sunday February 15th, following 10 am service.  Mark your calendars – Reports are due January 28th.

February Faith Lecture
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Sunday February 22, 2015
7:30 pm


The Rev. Canon Dr. Richard LeSueur

In the wake of another tragic episode of violence between Gaza and Israelthis past summer, and disturbing trends sweeping across Syria and Iraq, one wonders whether this region can ever know peace. In this one address Richard will draw on his first-hand experience of recent history in Israel/Palestine, and provide an overview of the past century with maps and charts that illustrate the fundamental changes underway.  

The Rev. Canon Dr. Richard LeSueur
Richard is a former resident of Jerusalem. He continues to facilitate programs of pilgrimage and study in the biblical lands annually. He was the former Director of the Desert Program at St. George’s CollegeJerusalem, and serves as adjunct faculty with Trinity CollegeToronto. He is the rector of St. George, Cadboro BayVictoria

Join us for this Free Public Lecture!!  All are Welcome!!
360 Nicola St. Kamloops BC
for more information call 250 372 3912 or email


A Workshop at St. Paul’s Cathedral with The Rev. Canon Dr. Richard LeSueur
360 Nicola St. Kamloops BC

Monday February 23 2015
9:30 am – 11:30 am

A new reality has quietly but powerfully come on the stage of Western experience.  It is being described as a renaissance in pilgrimage. Thousands of footfalls are occurring on the ancient routes. One cannot know whether the attraction is towards the new and novel, the physical challenge, curiosity, or whether something deeper is taking place. Has a searching and longing in our culture in turn become a journeying? For decades the Christian community has been singing hymns of being a people on a journey, fellow travellers on the road. Perhaps that is truer today than ever before. In multiple ways, a contemporary rediscovery is underway that our name is indeed, pilgrim. 
Join us at the Cathedral for this exploration of the practice of pilgrimage.  It is a free event and all are welcome!. 
Please pre-register by calling:  250 372 3912 or by emailing

Richard LeSueur has been facilitating programs of pilgrimage for more than 30 years, principally in the Middle East. He was the former Director of the Desert Program at St. George’s CollegeJerusalem. This past summer he presented a paper at the First Global Conference on Sacred Journey at OxfordUK. He serves as adjunct faculty with Trinity CollegeToronto and is rector of St. George, Cadboro BayVictoria. 

Lenten Lecture Series – Mark you calendars – It is going to be good!!!

~WALK ~  
The Practice of Pilgrimage

St. Paul’s Cathedral Lenten Lecture Series 2015
Thursdays in Lent:  12:15 – 12:45 pm
Light Lunch to follow

February 19:  LeAnn Blackert:       Preparing to Walk
February 26:  Lee Emery:               Two Wheels as the Way
March 5:    Dawne Taylor:              The Way of Worship and Work
March 12:  Ron and Jennifer Ste. Marie          The Camino
March 19:  Dan Hines:                                       Wayfinding 
March 26:  Ian Chadwick:                        The Pilgrims Progress
April 2:  Louise Peters:                        Missional Pilgrimage Practices

360 Nicola St. Kamloops BC   250 372 3912

World Day of Prayer services will be held on Friday, March 6 at 1 PM at Hills of Peace Lutheran Church, 605 Robson Drive and at 7PM at St. John Vianney, Bank Road.  Everyone is welcome to join us for worship written by women of the Bahamas.
Want more information? Check out this link

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, April 12, 2015 as we host a dinner and celebration to honor Louise. More details to come.

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