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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Click here for the July-September 2016 Acolyte schedule (PDF)
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 email@example.com .
Counting schedule for Sept.-Dec. 2016:
September 11 Bob & Linda R
September 18 Priscilla & Josie
September 25 Linda M & Ed
October 2 Steven and David
October 9 Linda R and Linda M
October 16 David and Bob
October 23 Steven and Linda M
October 30 Priscilla and Josie
November 6 David and Ed
November 13 Linda R and Linda M
November 20 David and Ed
November 27 Linda M and Bob
December 4 Priscilla and Josie
December 11 Steven and Bob
December 18 David and Linda M
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 Priscilla Castner at (412)741-8848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Priscilla Castner at 412-741-8848 or email email@example.com