April 18, 2024

Upcoming Events

April 20: Trinity Quilters Gathering

April 21: Confirmation Class Continues

April 21: Urban Nocturnes Concert

April 28: Lectio Divina Gathering

April 30: Mental Health First Aid Training

May 3: First Friday Reception

May 4: World Labyrinth Day

May 18: Trinity Quilters Gathering

Water Donations Needed

With highs already in the 90s, we have seen an increase in our unhoused neighbors coming to our campus and asking for water. To help serve those most vulnerable to the summer heat, we are asking for donations of cases of bottled water, sunscreen, and other items that can help them survive the months to come.

Garfield Teacher Appreciation Day

May 9

Our community partner, Garfield Elementary School, will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day on May 9.

To help with their efforts, we're hoping to provide a bag full of goodies: cookies, brownies, maybe a slice of your famous banana bread, etc. Please bring any treats you'd like to provide to the Cathedral by May 7th.

We will also need help to fill all the bags on Wednesday, May 8th

If you have any questions, please email Deacon Myra Kingsley at

Nourish Phoenix Requested Items

As part of our ongoing partnership with Nourish Phoenix, we have been informed that the following items are most in-demand at the moment, and they have asked us to focus on collecting them for the people they serve:

Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bars of soap, toothpaste, and laundry detergent. They also have a constant demand for feminine hygiene products (pads and tampons).

None of these items can be purchased with SNAP benefits, and can be very expensive for those with limited means. You can either purchase large quantities of the needed items and Nourish will divide them into smaller containers (such as the empty pill bottles we have already been collecting!) or you can purchase travel size versions of the items.

If you have any questions, please email Deacon Myra Kingsley at


The Commentary

Dear Ones,

On Wednesday morning, I had the distinct privilege of getting to stand in for the Bishop to offer the opening prayer for the Arizona House of Representatives legislative session.

Knowing it was going to be a difficult day because of the challenging topic of the 1864 abortion ban, Representative Pawlik of Chandler called upon the Episcopal Church, knowing our tradition truly seeks to pray for all.

Video of the prayer I offered is HERE and I hope you will begin or continue praying for those who govern in our state and country and world. T the text of my prayer is available in English and Spanish.

They need our prayers to be wise and measured in their approach to caring for all citizens fairly and responsibly. 

Bless you all.

See you in church.

The Reverend Canon Erika von Haaren


Confirmation Class Continues

April 21, 28 | 11:00 a.m.

Conference Room

Next week we will begin a confirmation class for those seeking to deepen their relationship with the Episcopal Church. The class will meet three times in Atwood Hall at 11 a.m., between our 10 a.m. and Noon services.

The class will be conducted bilingually. At the end, those who wish may be confirmed at the Diocesan confirmation service on May 11.

If you are interested, contact Mother Erika at

Lectio Divina Gathering

April 28 | 1:00 p.m.

Tea Room

All are invited to attend this month's gathering of Lectio Divina, an ancient contemplative practice where members gather to reflect and meditate on passages from scripture.

It differs from church traditions and services in that participants strive to interact with the quietness of Spirit, and access their faith practice from within and with fellow participants. The group meets on the fourth Sunday of every month in the early afternoon.

Visual Arts

First Friday Reception

May 3

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Exhibit Duration

April 29 - May 30


Mondays - Fridays

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Manny Burruel

Olney Gallery Director

Exploring Emotion: May Olney Gallery Exhibit 

Karolina Adams works in ink and graphite. Using drawing to unload her feelings, Adams works through her thoughts and emotions. Her artwork uses a striped socks character to depict those feelings and stories. "[My art is] about love and the happy moments that come with it. I share my struggles and triumphs… People lose themselves in my work and find themselves in its emotions, which demonstrates that we're all connected and uniquely the same." Adams has a BFA in Interior Architecture from Columbia College, Chicago. Adams has been in solo and group exhibitions in Arizona, Nevada, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Illinois. 

Sarah Simmerman uses color and texture to convey a story of emotion and growth. She blends the abstract with structured elements, contrasting geometric patterns with organic forms. Sarah's experiences with depression and anxiety inform her artistic process and inspiration. "I use color to express myself, and my palette is chosen based on my current state of mind or memories. I am intrigued by how individuals can experience the same art differently based on their past experiences." Sarah has a BFA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work in Texas, Virginia, and throughout Arizona.

Music at Trinity

Urban Nocturnes Concert

April 21 | 4:00 p.m.


Trinity’s Resident Ensemble, Urban Nocturnes, returns for their spring concert, featuring Karen Sinclair, Christopher McKay, Melita Hunsinger and Erin Finkelstein, on April 21.

All four kick off the program with the Quartet in E-flat Major by 19th Century Finnish composer and clarinetist Berhard Crusell, a rare late-Classical exploration of clarinet chamber music. This is followed by German-Dutch composer Julius Röntgen’s String Trio No. 2 “Dvorak,” a lilting and indulgent fantasia.

In the second part of the program, the soulful colors of the clarinet and viola entwine in Rebecca Clarke’s Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale, composed in the 1940s, and Jewish-Austrian Hans Gál’s Serenade for

Clarinet, Violin and Cello combines Romantic lyricism with Modern chromaticism.

Tickets are $25 and student discount tickets are $10 (must present valid student ID at the door). Both are available online and at the door.

This Concert is Sponsored by The Trinity Music Guild. To purchase tickets and for more information on this and other Music at Trinity concerts,

please visit


Trinity Quilters Gathering

April 20 | 10:00 a.m.

Atwood Hall

Trinity Quilters use their talents to transform pieces of fabric into creative quilts. Once a quilt is finished complete with prayer ties, the congregation knots those ties while saying a prayer for the recipient.  

These quilts are created to bring comfort to those in need. Please contact Rev. Omar Rodriguez at if you or someone you love would be comforted by one of these hand-made quilts.

We invite anyone over 10 years of age who might want to learn more about quilting to join us. We meet from 10 am to 2 pm on two Saturdays a month as the Cathedral schedule permits. Our time together always includes a brown bag lunch.

Our other meetings through summer 2024 (subject to change) will be: May 18th & 25th, and June 8th & 22nd. These dates are subject to change depending on other events at the Cathedral.

Thank you to all who have helped provide healing gifts to members of the Trinity family, those they love, and those fleeing domestic abuse who are sheltered by The Sojourner Center. 

World Labyrinth Day

May 4 | 10:00 a.m.


Gather at Trinity on May 4th to participate in a worldwide event to walk labyrinths around the globe!

This is an international event sponsored by The Labyrinth Society to promote unity, healing and community through the ancient practice of walking the labyrinth in meditation.

This year’s walking participants will also have the opportunity to tie prayer knots for worldwide peace and healing into a quilt provided by the Trinity Quilters.

Anyone with questions may contact Veronica Ritson at


Serving Dinner at Andre House

We are looking to recruit a group of volunteers to serve dinner at Andre House in downtown Phoenix once per week on Tuesdays, one of their busiest nights and the night they serve spaghetti to anywhere from 300 to 500 people in need.

Setup begins at 3 p.m., and cleanup is usually finished by 7:15.

If you are interested in helping to start this new service opportunity, please email Deacon Myra Kingsley at

Garfield Food Pantry

As the Spring semester nears its end at Garfield, the food pantry has found it is running low on several much-needed items, especially:

Spaghetti Os

Oatmeal (1 lb. containers)

Dried milk (2 lb. or less)


Canola oil

Spaghetti (1 lb. boxes)

Rice (1 lb. bags)

Tomato sauce (cans only, please)

Corn Diced tomatoes (15 oz. cans)

As a reminder, please do not bring items in glass containers, as they are likely to break between when we give the food to the children and when they get home.

Please note that we will cease collecting for the food pantry in mid-May, as school will be letting out for the summer shortly thereafter.

Mental Health First Aid Training

April 30 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Trinity Cathedral

We will host an all-day mental health first aid training in partnership with the Diocese on April 30. This training, provided by Mental Health First Aid USA, offers evidence-based training that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to someone who is experiencing a mental health or substance-use challenge.

Registration is $40, and lunch is included. Please note the program is currently full, but it is still possible to join the waitlist by clicking the link below.

Click here to join the waitlist
From the Office

Weekly Schedule of Services


Worship with Eucharist

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - Live Stream Worship Service

YouTube Channel

12:00 p.m. - Misa en Español


Worship with Eucharist

12:10 p.m.

Questions? Email the Trinity office.

Sunday Worship Order of Service

Weekly Sunday Activities

9:00 a.m.

Bible Study

Conference room

We hold a Bible Study which examines what the lessons for that day have to say to us at 9 a.m., between our 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.

10:00 a.m. & Noon

Nursery Care & Sunday School


We are once agin offering nursery care for newborns through pre-kindergarteners, and Sunday School for those in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Children unsure of where to go can gather at the base of the stairs in the Olney Gallery to be led to the Auditorium. Those in Sunday School will return to the Cathedral in time to receive communion.

Prayers of the People

We pray for peace,

for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. Pray for justice and peace.

We ask your prayers for the poor,

the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison. Pray for those in any need or trouble.

We commend to your mercy all who have died,

that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all

your saints in your eternal kingdom.

We pray for:

Julia, Jossue, Selene, Jerry, Mina and the Medlock family.

We give thanks for those celebrating birthdays this week: 

MaryAnn House, Patricia Shelton, Warren Adams, Edgar Olivo, Evan Curtis,

Romy Ugalino, Jeff Whitney, and Maria Rosaio Rivas.

We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries this week:

Katie and Tim Vinger.

Click to Email Prayer Request
Trinity Cathedral
100 West Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Tel 602 254-7126
Trinity Office

Tel 480 719-9720
Pastoral Emergencies

Staff Email Directory

The Reverend Canon Erika von Haaren


The Reverend Omar Rodríguez de la O

Associate for Community Life

The Reverend Dr. Myra Kingsley


The Reverend Michael Smithson


Erik Goldstrom (on sabbatical)

Canon Musician

Scott Youngs


Michael Rodriguez

Finance & Operations

Clarissa Ortiz (on leave)

Susan Blakemore (temporarily)

Membership, Facility and Events

Max Walker


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