Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour
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Congregational Life

The Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour is a diverse, welcoming congregation.  This web page is only a beginning of a catalog of its activities.

- Cathedral Choristers (Children's choir) - 2 rehearsals are held on Tuesday in the choir room at the Cathedral from 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM. This group is open to all children in the community. The program is designed to be both fun and educational. For information contact Stephen May (507-663-6151).

- Adult Choir - The choir sings at most Sunday services September through May. Practices are Wednesday evenings at 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM at the Cathedral. For information contact Stephen May (507-663-6151).

- Cappella - This instrumental ensemble performs at 1 Sunday service a months of  September through May. Practices are Wednesday evenings at 8 PM - 9 PM the week before performing at the Cathedral. For information contact Stephen May (507-663-6151).

- Bell Choir - The bell choir plays approximately once a month at the service on Sunday of the months September through May. Practices are Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM at the Cathedral. For information contact Paula Zotalis (507-333-2399).

- Christian Education - The Cathedral offers the following programs. For information contact the Cathedral office (507-334-7732).

  • No Sunday School during the summer - Sunday School will meet at 9:00 AM Sundays starting Sept 18th
    • pre-K through 2nd grade in the Guild House basement

    • 3rd - Jr High in the "Upper Room" of the Guild House

    • Adult Forum in the Cloister
  • Alpha Program -  See Upcoming Events Page for details

- Prayer Chain - If you wish to have prayers said for friends or relatives, call Deacon Bonnie Holt (507-263-2054).

- Pastoral Care - This visitation team consists of the Dean, deacon and trained lay persons. Holy Communion can be brought to homebound persons upon request. If you would like a visit or know of someone who does, please call the Cathedral office (507-334-7732).

- Buildings and Grounds - The Cloister was dedicated in September 2006. There are always improvement projects going at the Cathedral. Please contact Paul Pieper (507-685-2857) if you can help or if you have questions and suggestions for future improvements.

- Outreach - This team is supportive of existing and emerging service and mission projects. Currently the Cathedral is involved with the following organizations. Contact June Muchow (507-332-2598) for more information.

  • Faribault Area Food Shelf
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rice County
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Seasonal Workers Ministry
  • Episcopal Community Services of Minnesota
  • Mission Support in Sudan and Uganda
  • Food for the Poor

- Women's Guild - All women of the congregation are members of the Guild of the Good Shepherd. The Guild actively supports church life through activities like serving luncheons for special events, participating in mission projects and conducting fund raisers. The president of the Women's Guild is Chris Rodewald. If you have questions call Chris at 507-645-4605.

- Altar Guild - The Altar Guild prepares the Cathedral for public worship. To make a gift of memorial flowers or for information contact Carol Greeney at 507-334-8958.

- Evangelism - The goal of this committee is to share our faith and life in Christ with those seeking a church home. These Web pages are just one of the many projects we are involved in. Our motto is "You are always welcome at The Episcopal Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour." Contact June Muchow (507-332-2598) for more information.

- Tours - Many groups and individuals interested in the "First Cathedral's" historic significance visit each year. Tours are available during office hours (Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to Noon), after Sunday services and by appointment. Call the office at 507-334-7732. Free brochures on the Cathedral's history are available in the tract racks. Cards and souvenir plates are available for sale. Tours are free, but donations for the Cathedral's upkeep are gratefully accepted. The Cathedral is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.