Our Work at St. John's Cathedral
At St. John's, we offer many opportunities for worship. You won't find the popular "entertainment style" of service complete with bands, video and light shows. While there is certainly a place for fun and entertainment, we believe worship should be directed toward God and pleasing Him, rather than being designed to entertain and please us.
At St. John's you will find such worship. Centered in the Mass (or Holy Eucharist) as well as Daily Morning and Evening Prayer, this "liturgical" style of worship is rich in Christian Spirituality and Biblical Faith, and has been consistent throughout the history of the Christian Church.
The word "liturgy" comes from a Greek word that means "work of the people." It refers to a set structure of worship that allows for a common prayer life within the community. The Church has worshiped liturgically from the beginning. It inherited liturgical structure from synagogue and temple worship and developed these forms in the light of the revelation of God in Christ.
At St. John’s your children will encounter a ministry that presents the most important realities of the Christian Faith to even the youngest member of the Body of Christ.
- Anglican Youth Fellowship
- Sunday School for adults and children
- Vacation Bible School
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Are you seeking a Church that provides your children a deeper level of intellect and more than a “canned” Christian Education Ministry? If so, then St. John’s Cathedral in Quincy is where you need to be.
At St. John’s your children will encounter a ministry that presents the most important realities of the Christian Faith to even the youngest member of the Body of Christ. More than a “Sunday School program”, The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is the foundational ministry for the spiritual formation of children at St. John’s. This Montessori-based Christian education ministry assumes that young children, as early as two years of age have spiritual and religious potential. That is, since God is already present to them in their deepest being, they are capable of developing both a conscious and intimate relationship with God. They only need the guidance and vocabulary to enable them to become aware of their relationship with God and give expression to it. How is this spiritual and religious formation accomplished? Simply stated, this is accomplished by God our Father, through His Son Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit in a prepared environment, called an atrium, with a trained catechist whose sources are Holy Scripture and Liturgy.
The Counseling Center at St. John's exists to assist God's people in finding peace for their soul. You can find purpose and wonderful meaning to your life. When the soul receives salvation and healing from God our Father and Creator of all things, the outcome is a life of peace, joy, and fellowship with God. The Pastoral Counseling Center at St. John's exists to assist God's people in finding peace for their soul. Such peace is accomplished primarily through a seven-step ministry known as The 7 Steps to Cure the Soul. It seems that there are more and more unhappy and disappointed people in the world than there used to be. Why is it that more people are sad, depressed, alcoholic, drug dependent, and institutionalized than ever before? This, unfortunately, is the case in spite of the fact there are over a million trained professional psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and psychiatric nurses practicing in the United States alone. Also, for every condition, there is a psychotropic or psychiatric medication to treat it. There are also people who wouldn't say they are sad or depressed. They just know their life has no meaning. They often wonder, if not constantly, Why am I here? What is my life supposed to be about? What is my purpose?