Trinity Cathedral WILL have Holy Eucharist Rite II services at 8:00am and 10:30am this Sunday August 2nd. There will be some residual road closures on Smithfield Street throughout the morning, but access to the Cathedral and to the Mellon Square and Smithfield Street parking garages will remain open. We look forward to worshiping with you!

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The Celebration and Blessing of Pittsburgh Educators service for 2015 is scheduled for Sunday, August 30th at 10:30 a.m. More than 70 backpacks have already been purchased, so now the task of gathering school supplies to fill those backpacks is at hand. Please consider donating school supplies such as binders, pencils, markers, scissors, rulers, and notebooks, which can be brought to any Sunday or weekday service or dropped off at the Cathedral offices.

We will collecting school supplies for the next 6 weeks. Items suggested by teachers include: pens, pencils, erasers. small pencil sharpeners, folders with inside pockets, 8 1/2 x 11 tablets, spiral notebooks, Crayola crayons, highlighter markers, , Elmer’s school glue and glue sticks, Kleenex, wide-rule loose leaf paper, book covers, pencil boxes, and zippered pouches.

Please contact  Outreach Ministry Coordinator Josie White  412-232-6404, ext 135 or the Office 412-232-6404, ext 156 with any questions or to volunteer your time and services for this worthy project.

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Trinity Cathedral is pleased to serve as the Walk-In Ministry Church for the Week of  August 3rd-August 7th, 2015

The Walk-In Ministry is part of the ecumenical partnership between five churches located in Downtown Pittsburgh. Trinity Cathedral will operate its special Outreach services from 10:00am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on the days listed. The Walk-In Ministry is a front-line service to any and all who have need of it, offering 2-3 days worth of food, toiletries, and various articles of clothing we have in stock. Outreach volunteers can also offer referrals to other city and county agencies. A client list is maintained and all users of the system are asked to produce some form of photo ID.

Please keep our volunteers and clients in your prayers during this busy and fulfilling week!

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The Server Schedules for the month of AUGUST are now available on the website. Acolytes, Chalicers, Counters, Lectors, and Ushers may click on the Liturgical Life tab below the site photo, then select the appropriate category to view their assigned services.

Email the Cathedral Office with any questions or changes

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The Bernardis, a sponsored missionary family who are faithfully ministering to the people of Tunisia, have asked the clergy, parishioners, and congregants of Trinity Cathedral, to offer special prayers during the final days of the Ramadan. Please add the Bernardis and the wonderful people their ministry serves to your daily prayers and share their request to join them in prayer during these difficult times.

Please click on the OUTREACH tab under the site photo to share in daily prayer with the Bernardis and the people of Tunisia throughout the final days of Ramadan..

Dear Praying Friends:

As we enter the final week of Ramadan, we would like to invite you to pray through Ramadan with us. Each of the remaining days we will share with you what is being highlighted in our daily Ramadan prayer.
Undoubtedly you have all heard about the deadly attacks on Tourists in Tunisia. This makes the second time in three months that tourists have been targeted by extremists. This changes everything in Tunisia. First, previously foreigners were never a target and now it seems they are the target. Secondly, Tunisia, which used to be a very calm and safe country, is now towards the top of the list where this evil drama is taking place. Please pray for the following…

1) Hopelessness: Tunisians were already suffering from feelings that they had no future. This event has increased dramatically the fear that the country has nothing to offer the next generation.                                                                                                                                              2) SafetyWe do have concerns that this type of violence may one day impact our family. We still feel very safe, and we have no plans whatsoever to allow these event to force us out of the country. Tourists are no longer coming to the country, but the embassies have not suggested that expatriates leave and we aren’t noticing others leaving because of these events. If anything we have more resolve to stay and do what God has called us to, but we are being vigilant and careful.
3) Advocate Fatigue: for 14 years we have shared with as many people as possible our love for Muslims and God’s desire to reach them. We have advocated the goodness of Muslims and defended their reputation. This last event has made this harder. We know God still loves Muslims, and we don’t want these evil events to damage our love for them.

Thank you,

A & F B

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Trinity Cathedral is once again blessed to host Mr.Jerry Bowyer as the Guest Homilist on Sunday, July 5th. Jerry is a successful entrepreneur and a renowned local radio host,  in addition to his service to his parish and the Episcopal Diocese.

The theme for his sermon is “A CIVIC SERMON: America’s First Principles”. The words will resonate with you not only on this Independence Day, but will also stay with you throughout the year. We pray you will join us in welcoming Jerry Bowyer this Sunday and encourage you to listen to Sunday services throughout the week on Trinity Cathedral Web Radio (use link below to listen now).

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AA and Al-Anon Meetings at Trinity Cathedral

Trinity Cathedral is blessed to host meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Downtown Chapters every week. AA meetings are held at noon on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons; Al-Anon conducts its weekly meeting on Wednesday at 1:00pm.

Both organizations meet in the Undercroft conference room and classrooms, with street-level,  handicap-accessible entrance at Oliver Avenue. Should you need directions to Trinity Cathedral, simply search the interactive Calendar on this website for the meeting you wish to attend and click on the street map which accompanies the meting listing.

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Downtown Road Closures for Sunday June 28th

The second of three OpenStreetsPGH event is coming this Sunday, June 28th. The OpenStreetsPGH event will occur from 8:00 a.m. – noon, shutting down multiple streets beginning in Market Square and continuing down Market Street and 6th Street to Penn Avenue. Penn Avenue will be closed from 6th Street to Butler Street in Lawrenceville where the closure will continue to 47th Street.

Please be aware of the road closures that will begin at 7:00 a.m. and reopen at 1:00 p.m.  Parked cars along the route will also need to be moved NO LATER than 3:00 a.m. on June 28. For a detailed map of road closures and soft openings, please visit:

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As of Sunday, June 22, 2015, the Offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh have moved back to Trinity Cathedral!

Bishop Dorsey McConnell, and the Diocesan staff have moved into the newly renovated office space on the Third Floor of the Parish House. It is truly a blessing to Trinity Cathedral and to Downtown Pittsburgh to have the Diocese “back home” and on-site at the Cathedral. The move signifies a renewed and visible partnership with Trinity Cathedral and its mission to serve Pittsburgh and the Episcopal Diocese at large.

We encourage parishioners and visitors alike to join with us in issuing a warm and heartfelt “WELCOME HOME” and to pass along those wishes to Bishop McConnell and the Diocesan staff should you encounter them over the coming weeks.

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The Chapter of Trinity Cathedral will be conducting its June meeting on Thursday, June 18th at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the 2nd Floor Blue Conference Room.

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Thanks and blessings upon all the wonderful sponsors who have made our Sunday Fellowship Hour after Sunday service such a tasty success. The Sign Up Sheet for June, July & August is posted on the Parish Bulletin Board outside the Parish Hall. Don’t like to cook or prepare foodstuffs? You may also make a donation to sponsor a Sunday.

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The Server Schedules for Acolytes, Chalicers, Counters, Lectors, and Ushers are now available on the website. Click on the Liturgical Life tab below the site photo, then select the appropriate category.

Email the Cathedral Office with any questions or changes

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The Right Reverend Dorsey McConnell, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, will be our Celebrant and Homilist on Trinity Sunday, May 31st, at our 10:30am service. Trinity Cathedral is blessed to have Bishop McConnell with us to lead the celebration of our Patronal Feast Day. All are welcome and make plans to join us for fellowship and refreshments after the service.

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photo 2(1)                                                                                 KUDOS to Josie White, Priscilla Castner, and Claudia Caruso (aka Team Trinity) for their participation in and fundraising efforts for the Walk For A Healthy Community event on Saturday, May 16th

Team Trinity raised more than $900 for the Trinity Cathedral Food Pantry account with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. These funds help the Outreach Ministry with their continuing efforts to assist the homeless, families, and seniors in our service community. The Walk For A Healthy Community is just one of the ways the Outreach Ministry secures funding, materials, and foodstuffs for their ministry.

Be sure to pass on your thank yous the next time you see Josie, Priscilla, and Claudia.

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