Children and Youth

For more information on any of these programs, contact Ms. Kristin Ochtera. Director of Christian Formation, at

Cathedral Church School

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Age: Pre-K through 6th grade

Sundays after the 9:30am Family Mass. All classes are at the Mercer School of Theology across the campus from the Cathedral

We use the curriculum entitled, Weaving God’s Promises. This curriculum is based upon the theology and history of our Anglican/Episcopal heritage. Class sessions are structured around components of the Holy Eucharist as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.

Godly Play

Age: 3-12 years

This Episcopal curriculum teaches the art of using religious language - parable, sacred story, silence & liturgical actions to help interpret what happens in children’s daily lives.

Confirmation Classes/Youth Group ("J2A")

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Age: Grade 7 and up

Second Sunday of the month at 4pm at the Mercer School of Theology

The Cathedral youth group is designed to address the needs of each particular age group. Students share time together participating in meetings, worship, social and recreational activities. The primary structure of the program comes from the Journey 2 Adulthood program developed by St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church in Durham, North Carolina which is why we often refer to our program as “J2A.” These young people also participate in outreach programs and off site trips which afford them the opportunity to make new discoveries while living out their baptismal covenant.

Cathedral Youth Ministries

Church School Assistants

This is an opportunity for young people to collaborate with teachers and students in the classroom.


Young people actively participate in this important ministry by serving at the Altar on a regular basis.

Lay Readers

This is an opportunity for young people to share the liturgy of the word during worship services.


Our choristers offer their gifts of voice during worship service as well as during performances.