Trinity Cathedral invites adults and children to serve as Acolytes. Our older children and youth are invited to participate in the Sunday morning services through being an Acolyte, which provides an opportunity to train our young people and to give them an opportunity to serve the Church body. Acolyte training is available from the Cathedral clergy and seminarians. Contact the office at email@example.com for more information.
The ministry of the usher is to welcome members and visitors to the Cathedral, helping them to seats if needed, counting the number of people, bringing up the bread and wine, collecting the offering and helping direct people during communion. Ushers typically serve in teams and currently serve about once a month. If you interested in serving as an usher, contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The primary duty of Altar Guild members is to ready the table for Eucharist. Members prepare the linens, candles and sacred vessels and care for the four altars of the Cathedral. The Altar Guild also prepares for weddings, funerals, and special Diocesan worship services and celebrations, in addition to the regular Sunday and weekday services. New volunteers are trained by experienced Guild members.
Those who particularly appreciate the beauty of the liturgy and desire to serve in a quiet, prayerful way will find a welcome home in the Altar Guild.
The Altar Guild is now down to eight (8) members and we cover more than 365 services held at the Cathedral throughout the year. This is a lot of work being done by very few people. If you have the time, we can provide the training and would welcome new members with open arms and grateful hearts. Please contact Claudia Caruso at 412-327-1818 or email email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about how our guild serves the Cathedral.
Another area falling under the Altar Guild’s purview is altar flowers. The altar arrangements at the high altar cost $100 per Sunday. If you wish to defray those costs on a given Sunday, you may sponsor flowers in memory/in honor of a loved one for a suggested minimum donation of $60. Any Sunday not covered by a sponsored memorial is picked up by the Altar Guild, and the yearly outlay is considerable. If you would like to sponsor flowers, please contact Claudia Caruso at 412-327-1818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.