Pledging your time and talents How can I get more involved?
There are many volunteer opportunities to choose from.
If the drama of the Liturgy interests you, information on serving as a reader, acolyte, Lay Eucharistic Minster, Lay Healing Minister or if you'd rather work behind the scenes as flower arranger or a member of the altar guild, information can be found HERE
Information about Outreach, Breakfast Ministry, Noel Night, New Year's Day Feast etc.. can be found HERE
Baptisms and Confirmations
2012 - 2013 Baptismal Dates are:
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - All Saints' Sunday
Sunday, January 13, 2013 - Feast of Our Lord's Baptism
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Great Vigil of Easter
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - Pentecost
Anyone wishing to be baptized or have their child baptized please speak to one of the clergy or contact the Cathedral office at least two weeks in advance of the dates above at (313) 831-5000). When contacting the Cathedral Office please ask for Susan.
Confirmation is regularly held at the Cathedral as a part of the Great Vigil of Easter - the Easter Eve service on Saturday evening - and presided over by the Rt. Rev'd Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr., the Bishop of the Diocese of Michigan. People interested in being Confirmed should contact the Cathedral office at (313) 831-5000, and again ask for Susan.
The Episcopal Church considers the Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage to be a Sacrament, and further, one that is rightly experienced in the midst of the Community of Faith -- the bride and groom are not the only ones who make vows in the service. Because of this understanding of the Sacrament of Marriage, the Cathedral does not function as a public wedding chapel.
The Episcopal Church requires that at least one of the individuals being married be baptized, and premarital preparation is required. If there have been previous marriages for either person there may be additional requirements. Members of the congregation are welcome to hold their wedding at the Cathedral following the appropriate guidelines. Prospective couples who are not Cathedral members are welcome to come and explore whether the Cathedral is the right spiritual home for you, and to investigate becoming a part of the Cathedral congregation. One of the of the clergy would gladly discuss this with you. Please contact the Cathedral Office to schedule an appointment.
Other Episcopalians, active in congregations in the Diocese of Michigan, may make arrangements, subject to approval, to have their wedding at the Cathedral with their own congregation's clergy officiating.
All weddings at the Cathedral are conducted according the liturgy and canons of the Episcopal Church. For more information please contact the Cathedral Office at (313) 831-5000.
In addition to meetings and preparation with the clergy of the Cathedral, a member of the Cathedral’s wedding guild meets with prospective engaged couples to help them insure that their wedding goes smoothly and that all plans are consistent with the Cathedral’s practice and traditions.
Please contact the Cathedral Office at (313) 831-5000 and ask for one of the clergy or for Susan, our Office Administrator and Assistant to the Dean.