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FEBRUARY 5, 2021

Annual Meeting this Sunday


The Annual Meeting of Christ Church Cathedral is our once-a-year all-member gathering where we share the important ministry that our congregation, staff, ministry teams, committees, and vestry have accomplished in the past year. All are welcome to this virtual gathering, where we will look back at the unexpected challenges and joys of ministry in 2020, and look ahead with hope and promise to 2021 and beyond. Spanish language interpretation available.

The Feast of Absalom Jones


Christ Church Cathedral will host the annual Service of Morning Prayer to commemorate the Feast of Absalom Jones. Celebrate with us the first African American to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church of the United States. The service will be broadcast on the Cathedral Facebook page and website. Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will preside, and Bishop Deon Johnson of the Diocese of Missouri will preach.

Bring the Cathedral home

Celebrate Mardi Gras and Gray’s Installation as Dean, mark Ash Wednesday, and enter the season of Lent with a Cathedral-At-Home Kit, courtesy of our Transition Committee. You’ll find…

—Mardi Gras treats (including pancake mix for Shrove Tuesday),
—a keepsake worship book to help you participate in Gray’s Installation on February 16,
—ashes for Ash Wednesday on February 17,
—Lenten reflection booklets in English and Spanish, and
—Lenten activities to engage in at home.Make your plan to drop by our drive-thru on Monument Circle on Saturday, February 13 from 12-2 PM to pick up your kit.

We also need drivers on Sunday, February 14 to help us deliver kits to those who aren’t able to pick them up.

You’re cordially invited to the Installation of The Very Reverend Gray Lesesne, D.Min. as Dean and Rector


The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will install The Very Reverend Gray Lesesne as the Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday, February 16 at 7 PM at a virtual service that will be broadcast on the Cathedral’s website and on Facebook Live. In commemoration of the occasion, which happens to fall on Shrove Tuesday, every Cathedral household will receive a gift bag to mark the occasion, including some Mardi Gras goodies, along with Stonewall Kitchen Pancake Mix. So, plan now to make your pancakes and watch as Bishop Jennifer officially makes Gray our new Dean.

Farewell to The Rev. Susan Mills

FEBRUARY 14, 2021 @ 11:15 AM

Say a fond farewell to The Rev. Susan Mills as she prepares to head away to serve as Vicar of Christ Church, Blaine, Washington. Join us for a festive sendoff!

Ash Wednesday


Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten season. The ashes we receive on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday, symbolize both death and repentance, and serve as a reminder of our mortality and the life of Resurrection offered in Christ as we prepare for Easter. Our services this year will be livestreamed at 12 noon (English), 6 PM (English), and 7 PM (Spanish). Due to COVID safety concerns, we will not be offering in-person Ash Wednesday services or Ashes to Go. Instead, the Cathedral-At-Home Kit we’ve prepared for each Cathedral household will include ashes for you and your loved ones to impose on each other.

Christ Church Cathedral 101


Are you new to Christ Church Cathedral? Welcome! CCC 101 is our new on-ramp course to plug in more deeply, learn more about us, and help you make connections. It is our basic “membership information class,” though, of course, there is no pressure to join anything. Instead, CCC 101 is a space for storytelling, pondering questions, trying on spiritual practices and learning about CCC, the Episcopal Church and the Christian tradition in the context of community. We will meet virtually via Zoom on Sunday evenings from 4-5:30 PM beginning February 21 and running for 3 weeks, through March 7.

Covenant Grant to Craine House

For nearly a decade, the Covenant Grants Committee of Christ Church Cathedral has been Widening the Circle of God’s Embrace by sharing the financial gifts of our congregation with local non-profits and ministries. The committee reviews grant applications from a wide range of organizations that support the most vulnerable within the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis.

This January, the Committee found themselves with a modest surplus from 2020’s stewardship campaign, presenting an opportunity to offer a one-time gift of $5,234.70 to Craine House. One of only six in the country, the program allows for nonviolent female offenders and their young children in a unique home-like setting offering comprehensive wrap-around services to end the cycle of incarceration and poverty for the families it serves. Both innovative and restorative, the work of Craine House is close to the heart of the Covenant Grants Committee members and they are grateful for the support of the members for their continued giving.