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Cathedral Children's Introduction to Music

“Intro to Music” is a basic music education class open to all children aged 5 to 7.  Children are exposed to basic elements of music as set forth by historic music educators Carl Orff and Zoltan Kodaly. Through the use of songs and song-games, the children develop a sense of steady rhythm, matching pitch, and movement, all while having fun singing! At the end of the class, children are ready to sing with the big kids! 

Contact: Zachary Ullery, 01 53 23 84 05, music@americancathedral.org


Cathedral Children's Choir

The Cathedral Children’s Choir is open to all children aged 8 to 13 who like to sing and can commit to the weekly rehearsal schedule.  Building on the music education received in the “Intro to Music” class, members of the Children’s Choir learn vocal production, music theory, sight-singing, and elements of music history and serve the Cathedral community with their beautiful singing during Sunday worship. A repertoire from across the centuries introduces children to singing in harmony; occasionally they sing four-part music with the Cathedral Choir. Choristers (as the members of the Children’s Choir are called) are taught leadership, teamwork, self-discipline, and musical skills that last a lifetime. Boys and girls rehearse separately, but typically join together to sing on Sunday morning once a month and on special occasions. An informal audition helps to assess a child’s musical background and provide suggestions for any “catch-up” work, and one can be scheduled at any time.

Contact: Zachary Ullery, 01 53 23 84 05, music@americancathedral.org


Cathedral Youth Choir

The Cathedral Youth Choir is an auditioned group of singers aged 14 to 18 who sings at the 11 am service.  Weekly rehearsals require a strong sense of commitment from those involved. Focusing largely on sacred music from the Anglican tradition, the youth choir sings compositions from many style periods and genres. The Youth Choir prepares teens for different types of ensemble singing in their adult lives.

Contact: Zachary Ullery, 01 53 23 84 05, music@americancathedral.org


Cathedral Choir, Adult

The Cathedral Choir provides music for the Sunday 11 am service, feasts, and concerts. The ability to sight read, musical experience, and a strong sense of commitment are necessary; admission is by audition.

Contact: Zachary Ullery, 01 53 23 84 05, music@americancathedral.org


Cathedral Kids and Families

Cathedral Kids & Families (formerly the St Anne's Guild) strives to create a supportive environment and sense of community for the children and families of the Cathedral by organizing fun holiday-themed parties, workshops, and community service events. The group also hosts several adult-focused events, allowing Cathedral parents a child-free opportunity to build friendships and share information. 

Any parent or grandparent with children in Sunday School, the Nursery, Rite 13, J2A, YAC or Music programs is automatically considered to be a member of Cathedral Kids along with any parishioner who wishes to support Cathedral Kids activities.

Barbara Diggs 06 12 76 09 73, barbara.d.diggs@gmail.com


Clergy

The clergy of the Cathedral are available by appointment for confidential pastoral conversations, pastoral care or spiritual guidance. The clergy wish to be notified in case of illness, death, or other serious pastoral concerns in the life of the Cathedral community. Please contact the Dean, 01 53 23 84 02, or the Cathedral Canon, 01 53 23 84 03, directly or call the Canon for Administration, 01 53 23 84 09, who will be happy to assist in setting up an appointment. In case of pastoral emergency, please call the Cathedral switchboard at 01 53 23 84 00. During opening hours, the front desk volunteer will forward the call to a member of the clergy staff. If after hours, please leave a recorded message and a member of the clergy will respond as soon as possible.


Confirmation

Confirmation is the sacrament by which young people (12 years old and older) can confirm, in the presence of the Bishop and the Cathedral community, the commitment made on their behalf at their baptism. The clergy and lay catechists prepare them for this commitment in an annual course of study and discussion that meets in the weeks before the annual visitation of the Bishop, usually in the spring.

Contact:

parish.coordinator@americancathedral.org


Conversation Group

The Conversation Group brings together a friendly group of people of a wide range of nationalities every Thursday afternoon (from 2 to 5 pm) for informal conversation in French and English. All are welcome.

Contact: Tony Holmes, 01 53 23 84 08,

parish.coordinator@americancathedral.org


Chalice Bearers

(See Ministers of Communion)


Child Care

(See Nursery)


Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe

The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe comprises 9 parishes (including the Cathedral) and several missions, all under the jurisdiction of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States. The Bishop-in-Charge of the Convocation serves as Suffragan to the Presiding Bishop and is resident in Paris with offices at the Cathedral. The organizational structure of the Convocation is similar to that of a diocese. As the “mother church” of the Convocation, the parish of the Cathedral was designated a pro-cathedral in the 1920s and serves as the seat for the bishop. Thus the rector of the Cathedral also carries the title of “Dean.”

 The Convocation Office is located at the Cathedral.

Contact: Sophie Plé, Administrator, 01 53 23 84 06,

office@tec-europe.org


Counseling Center

The Counseling Center at the American Cathedral offers confidential help for adults, teens, children, couples and families. The center is staffed by qualified, experienced therapists, several of whom counsel in French. The center holds a Drop-in Clinic the first and third Thursday of each month between 11 am and 1 pm.

For more information call: 01 47 23 61 13 and leave a message.