Upcoming Services

Worship on Sundays

We gather for worship in the Cathedral every Sunday at 8am and 10am. The 8am service has no music, while the 10am service has choral as well as congregational singing. Both services involve prayer, reading, and the sharing of bread and wine, called the Eucharist. At the 10am service there is nursery care as well as Children’s Chapel for elementary students.

Centering Prayer at the Cathedral

The Cathedral hosts Centering Prayer on Thursday evenings beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel. This group, led by Mary Dwyer, practices centering prayer, for beginners and long-time practitioners. All are welcome to find a centered space here. Contact Dean Melinda for more information.

Morning Prayer in the Chapel

Join us for Morning Prayer each weekday in the chapel (enter on 7th Street doors and make an immediate left after the first set of double doors) at 8 A.M.

Taizé at Saint Mark’s

Taizé is an evening service of quiet, contemplative prayer. It includes candlelight, scripture and prayerful meditation through song. We hope to create a thin place where you may encounter God and experience the power of silence.

There will be no Taizé service during the month of August, but will resume regular Second Sunday services in September.

FAQs about Worship Through COVID

Does vaccination status matter to attend worship?  

No, you can attend worship regardless of your vaccination status. In light of new recommendations from the CDC and declining COVID-19 case numbers, masks are now optional during worship.

I have children; is there childcare for worship?

Yes, childcare is available for babies and Children’s Chapel begins September 12. Children will return for the Eucharist.

Will I have to wear a mask at services?

In light of new recommendations from the CDC and declining COVID-19 case numbers, masks will now be optional during worship. This change went into effect on Sunday, March 6. The Dean and the Chapter take the safety of our community seriously and will continue to monitor cases in Erie. In the event of increases in COVID-19 cases or additional variants, adjustments will be made as needed.

What are the seating arrangements?

All pews will be open for seating, although we encourage those attending worship to consider their spacing and distancing to promote good public health precautions.

Will there be Eucharist?

Yes, at each service we will celebrate the Eucharist.  We will distribute the elements in the all-in-one, self-contained units we have been using for the past months.  They will be blessed during the service and worshippers will come forward to receive them and consume them upon return to their seating. 

What about coffee hour?

Coffee hour will take place before the 8:00am service and after the 10:00am service. We hope you will stay and enjoy coffee and conversation.

What if I or someone else who attends later develops covid?

We ask that should you develop covid, you call or email the office so that we can let those who attended worship know of their exposure to assess their own risk.

If I feel unwell, should I attend worship?

Because covid presents in a variety of ways, we ask that if you feel at all ill – particularly have a fever, cough, headache, body aches, difficulty breathing, or lack of taste/smell, that you refrain from attending worship.  You can always watch our livestream of the 10:00am service on YouTube in real time or at a time of your choosing.