Family Ministries

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

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Cathedral for Kids

A Service for the Young and the Young at Heart

Sundays at 9:15am beginning on September 16th, 2018

Join us each week for a family worship service that includes interactive music, Scripture-reading, storytelling, and communion. This abbreviated service is suitable for everyone and will focus teaching on themes that connect our liturgical life to spiritual growth and social learning.


Cathedral of the Incarnation

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Fellowship in Faith

For Families

Sundays, 10am to 11am

Fellowship in Faith is an intergenerational fellowship and enrichment opportunity for people of all ages. For families with children ages 2-12, Fellowship in Faith offers a rotation-based Sunday School curriculum that involves the exploration of children’s spiritual lives through art, storytelling, music and movement.

Parents are invited to join their children in the classroom for observation and participation, or they can enjoy a cup of coffee, catch up with friends, or attend one of the adult enrichment classes on offer. For more information about adult enrichment, click here


Mercer School of Theology

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Seedlings (Cathedral for Kids)

Wednesdays, 11:30am to 12:15pm through August 7

Seedlings started this past Wednesday! Kids and their families searched the cathedral grounds for insects using magnifying glasses, and then started a science journal that they will work on all summer.

There is still time to join! Visit for more information.

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Cathedral Youth

Second Sundays of the month 10am to 11am, plus monthly activities

Cathedral Youth (CY) is a fellowship and formation program for young adults ages 12-16. CY gathers for First Sundays, a space for exploring Scripture and spiritual practices on Sunday mornings during Fellowship and Faith.

CY also gathers monthly for a variety of service and fellowship activities. Join us as we volunteer at a local CSA farm, go rock climbing, explore NYC, and engage our faith through service to our community.


Mercer School of Theology

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Cathedral Youth: Upcoming Spring Events!

150th Anniversary Acolyte Festival & Recognition of High School Graduates Saturday, May 18 at 10am A day to celebrate the ministry of acolytes, the class of 2019, and youth in our diocese! Prepare to join the grand procession at the cathedral and stay for lunch, games, workshops, and acolyte olympics. Please let Kate know if you’re interested by May 13. We’ll register together as one group from the cathedral.

Cathedral Youth Year End Celebration at Homecoming Farm Sunday, May 19 We’ll gather for lunch at 12:30 and then head out to the farm together. There is a 5 youth minimum for this program by Homecoming Farm. Please RSVP to Kate by May 13.

Family Service Day at Camp Dewolfe Saturday, June 1 We’ll meet at the cathedral at 8:00am and plan to return by 4:00pm. Take this opportunity to visit beautiful Camp Dewolfe on the east end of Long Island and offer service to help prepare camp for the summer season. Possible projects include beach clean up, painting, cleaning, etc. Please RSVP by May 17 if you’re interested in attending. Whole families are invited to join!

We have a lot of exciting things happening in the life of Cathedral Youth this spring! Can’t wait to see you at these events! Contact Kate at with questions or to sign up.

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Celebrating a Year with Fellowship in Faith

Sunday, May 19

Communion Celebration Sunday

9:15am Cathedral for Kids

10:00am Fellowship in Faith

Cathedral Youth Year-End Celebration at Homecoming Farm

We'll gather for lunch at 12:30pm and head out to the farm together. There is five youth minimum for this program by Homecoming Farm, so please RSVP to Kate Akerman at by May 13!

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Deadline to declare intention: Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Young adults ages 13, 14, 15, or 16 are invited to discern with their parents and clergy persons about their readiness to enter the Catechumenate, a traditional preparation program for Confirmation, Reception, or Baptism.

The Catechumenate at the Cathedral involves a three-part intergenerational class offered in Advent, Lent, and Eastertide. Study in the Catechumenate will lead to Confirmation at the Easter Vigil in the Cathedral.

The requirements for young adults to enter the Catechumenate are:

  • A written letter from the aspiring catechumen addressed to Father Michael Delaney, Canon Pastor, declaring intent to make an adult profession of faith at Confirmation and to select a ministry within the church
  • A formal meeting with a member of the Cathedral Clergy for both parents and the young person to discuss the process and discern readiness
  • An identified adult sponsor who will attend Catechumenate classes and guide the discerning young person in exploring their spiritual life

To begin the process of discerning for the Catechumenate, please contact Rev. Morgan Mercer Ladd at