Children and Youth

For more information on any of these programs, contact our Minor Canon for Family Ministries, the Rev. Morgan Mercer Ladd at

Cathedral for Kids

A Service for the Young and the Young at Heart

9:15 a.m. Family Mass includes interactive music, traditional hymns, scripture, storytelling, and communion. The service will be more engaging for smaller children and adults alike and will offer teaching on themes that connect our liturgical life to spiritual and social learning.

Fellowship in Faith

Each week there will be a variety of developmentally-appropriate creative activities for children ages 2-12 as well as opportunities for scripture study and holy conversation for adults.

Cathedral Youth

This program is a time of fellowship and service for young people in middle school and high school. In keeping with the teaching of Bishop Provenzano, confirmation preparation will be open to youth ready to make a mature profession of faith and discern a ministry in the church. Youth will be eligible to enter the preparation process for confirmation at age 14, 15, or 16. They will work together with their parents and clergy to assess their readiness and maturity to enter the cathedral’s year-long intergenerational catechumenate program.

During this year of study, they will prepare for confirmation and identify their own place for ministry and service in the church. In the year following confirmation, youth will make a commitment to serve in their identified ministry, where they can develop as young leaders and earn service hours. Requirements to enter the catechumenate include an interview with clergy for parents and youth and a signed intention to become a catechumen (a person preparing for baptism or confirmation). The catechumenate program will meet on Sunday mornings in Advent, Lent and Eastertide - now at 10 a.m. - so that youth may attend whichever service is convenient for them and their families as part of their faithful preparation.

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.