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February 23, 2020

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Traditional Mass 8:00am
Cathedral for Kids Mass 9:15am
Choral Mass 11:15am

Weekday Cathedral Services

8:45am Morning Prayer, Monday through Friday
12:15pm Contemplative Daily Mass, M, T, Th, F
12:15pm Mass of Anointing, Wednesday

7:30pm Contemplative Prayer, Tuesdays

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Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 26

On Ash Wednesday, we will have Mass and Imposition of Ashes at:

7am, 12:15pm, 4pm, 7:30pm

The 4pm Mass is our "Ash Wednesday for Kids" service, which is specially geared towards families with children. The 7:30pm service is a Choral Mass featuring our Cathedral Choirs.

Ash Wednesday is the first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshippers. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and are imposed with the sign of the cross.

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Choral Evensong for Lent

Sunday, March 2 at 4:00pm

Join us for a special evensong with the Cathedral Choirs as we enter into the season of Lent.

We Connect

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Cathedral Kneelers Project

A group of cathedral parishioners have been lovingly crafting new needlepoint kneelers for our cathedral. With the arrival of new pews and chairs in March, our kneelers will be even more prominently on display.

An informational session with kneeler kits and samples is currently being planned by Carol O'Rourke. If you are interested in being a part of this project, you can join the Cathedral Kneelers group on Realm or contact the cathedral office at cathedral@incarnationgc.org to be connected with Carol.

We Grow

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Dean's Forum: The Opioid Crisis

Sunday, February 23 at 10am

Our ministry spotlight this week is on the cathedral's chapter of LI-CAN and their work in dealing with the opioid crisis on Long Island. More than 130 people die each day in the United States after overdosing on opioids. The number of opioid fatalities on Long Island increased by 77% from 2013 to 2017.

LI-CAN's response to the opioid epidemic on Long Island includes strategies for prevention, public awareness, listening campaigns and more. One of the life saving tools available is the use of naloxone, a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. Although traditionally administered by emergency response personnel, naloxone can be administered by minimally trained laypeople, which makes it ideal for treating overdose in people who have been prescribed opioid pain medication and in people who use heroin and other opioids.

At this week's Dean's Forum, Tina Wolf, Executive Director of Community Action for Social Justice, will be leading us in a training and providing information on how to safely administer naloxone.

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Fellowship in Faith for Families

Sundays at 10am

For Kids

This week in Fellowship in Faith for kids, we embark on a new unit to prepare us for and see us through the first weeks of Lent. Children will be focusing on finding awareness of Christ in our communities, our bodies, and in people everywhere. In Storytelling we'll be hearing the story of the Transfiguration. In Arts & Crafts we will be continuing our work with Storymaker's Creation Zine, and in Music & Movement we have a very special yoga unit led by Maggie McHugh.

Maggie McHugh is a member of the Cathedral of the Incarnation community and a certified yoga instructor for adults and children. Prior to teaching yoga, Maggie was a special education teacher in New York City. She is a mother of three, who understands the challenge of finding grace at home. Children do not need to be in specific yoga clothes for Music & Movement. However, if you would like to plan ahead and dress comfortably for this class the yoga schedule is as follows.

February 23: Kindergarten & 1st Grade
March 1: 2nd & 3rd Grade
March 8: 4th & 5th Grade

Youth Group

Youth Group meets this Sunday in Mercer from 12:30- 1:30 PM. Join us for lunch, fun, and fellowship as we look towards Lent and what the season means to us.

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Catechumenate (Episcopal 101)

Sundays, February 23 to March 29, 2020 at 10am

A catechumen is someone "with whom the word of God echoes" and who is preparing to be baptized, confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church at the Easter Vigil. Each Sunday, during the season of Lent, our catechumens will enter into conversations about what it means to live a Christian life in the 21st Century. Topics such as scripture, prayer, spirituality, Church doctrine and the Episcopal Church will be discussed. The Catechumenate meets at the Mercer School during Fellowship in Faith and is led by Father Delaney. Sign up with Father Delaney by emailing him a mdelaney@incarnationgc.org or sign up on Realm at https://tinyurl.com/Catechumenate2020

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Lenten Series: Five Holy Wounds

Wednesdays, March 4 to April 1, 7pm

Join the cathedral clergy in contemplating the Passion of Jesus Christ this Lent. This series will engage ancient and contemporary reflections on Christ's passion as ways of encountering the mystery of faith and discovering the spiritual power at the heart of the Christian message.

Pot luck meal each week at 7pm in the Mercer refectory. Class from 7:30pm to 8:30pm in the Mercer Library. Free and open to the public.

Register on Realm at tinyurl.com/LentSeries2020

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Garden Manor Nursery School at Christ Church

Garden Manor Nursery School at Christ Church, A Chapel of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, is now accepting registration for 2, 3 and 4 year-old programs. The 4 year-old Pre-Kindergarten program includes the option for an extended day. If you are interested in learning more about GMNS, you can visit www.GMNS.org or call the school office at (516) 775-2626 to schedule a tour.

We Serve

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Prom Dresses for Those in Need

Collecting in the month of February

Each year, the Long Island Volunteer Center in conjunction with the Fashion & Marketing Department at Nassau Community College, collects new and gently-used prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories (including dressy shoes, evening bags and costume jewelry) to assist thousands of young Long Island women in need to attend their prom, awards ceremonies or graduation.

A collection site will be at the back of the cathedral from Saturday, February 1 to Sunday, March 1.

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Spotlight on: LI-CAN

This week, our spotlight is on the Cathedral's chapter of LI-CAN, Long Island Congregations Association and Neighborhoods, a diverse, non-partisan citizens’ organization rooted in dues-paying religious congregations and other institutions in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Founded in 1996 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, LI-CAN works to strengthen communities on Long Island by teaching and practicing the fundamentals of democracy.

Our group's primary focus has been on working with LI-CAN's opioid action team. Their two-fold mission is 1) to learn how congregations can provide practical help to people dealing with opioid-related challenges, and do so without stigma or judgment; and 2) to use our power to create changes necessary to reduce the number of overdose deaths in our communities.

If you are interested in joining in LI-CAN's efforts, sign up this week at the Welcome Table or join the LI-CAN group on Realm.

We Pray

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You can submit prayer requests online at www.incarnationgc.org/prayers.

Prayer List:

The Church: Michael the Presiding Bishop, Lawrence our Bishop, Geralyn our Assistant Bishop; Daniel our Assisting Bishop; William, our Assisting Bishop, Michael, our Dean; Michael our Vicar of the Cathedral Congregation, Morgan, our Sub Dean, Adam, our Minor Canon, Andrew our Canon Steward, Denise our Deacon and Director of Outreach; Larry, Colin, Charlie, Kris, Kate, James, and Shirley.

The Nation: Donald, our President; Andrew, our Governor; Theresa, the Mayor of Garden City, and the members of our Armed Forces, especially Brian Thorpe, James Rivera, Charlie Whittaker, Jason Whittaker, Raymond Minihan, Jason Clark, Liam Begley, Adam Sanchez, Jonathan Hart, James Tilden, Noah Penders and their families.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Diocese of Ikwuano (Nigeria) and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for pray for St. George’s, Brooklyn.

For those who have asked for our prayers:
Tony, Flor, Marisol, Pat, Lawrence, Karen, Headley, Mary F., Monica S. Eladio, Niyjah, Natasha, Nesha, Claude, Lauren, London, Tristan, Gianna, Nirvana, August, Wayne, Whitney, Virginia E., Kerry B., Linda M., Danielle C., Ed B. Laurie A., Danny, Rosanne R., Kristin, Steve, Michael, Doris, Diana W., Vincenza, Dena-Antointe, Loretta, Neena, Matthew, Webb D., Jessica G., Betty, Carol, Becky, Emily, Mary Lou, Debra G., Kaitlin, Jan F., Gary, Cookie, Holly G., Betsy, Amy S., Robert, Jan F., Julyn, Sherwin and Kathaleen.

For those who have died, especially Officer Joe White friend of Michael O'Donald and for those grieving the death of a loved one, that they may find comfort and peace.

Sacramental Bread & Wine for the month of February is in thanksgiving for God's bountiful blessings, given by Joan Xavier.

We wish a blessed and Happy Birthday to Conrad Brutus, Kai Martin, Jesse Ryan and Maximo Sisson who will celebrate birthdays this coming week.

Bread & Wine Memorials, Flower Memorials, Mass Cards, children’s birthdays and prayer requests can be sent to Shirley in the cathedral office at cathedral@incarnationgc.org or (516)746-2955. Prayers are taken off the list after 90 days unless a special request is made.