Trinity News

Current happenings at Trinity Cathedral

Staff Update: Elizabeth Lenti

Elizabeth LentiDear Friends:

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Elizabeth Lenti, Associate for Music and Worship, has accepted a new post in Charlotte, N.C. She will serve as Assistant Director of Music and Organist at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church as well as Assistant Director of the Choir School at St. Peter’s. [Read more...]

Enroll in Education for Ministry

Learn more about Education for Ministry (EfM) and enroll for the coming year during the EfM open house on Sunday, Aug. 31. Jim Bolce and Toni Ponzo, Trinity’s EfM mentors, will be in Conference Room B between the eight and ten o’clock services and again after the ten o’clock, to enroll new and old EfM students for the coming year. EfM is an adult education program that provides basic training in the Bible, church history, and theology to develop the skills that lay people need to carry out their ministry as baptized Christians. If you are interested, stop in or contact Jim.

Volunteer Opportunties: Liturgical Ministries

As we begin our new program year, we invite our Trinity community (newcomers, too) to consider joining a liturgical ministry. What are liturgical ministries? These are ministries that are involved with our liturgy, or worship. Our liturgical ministries include: Flower Guild, Altar Guild (also known as sacristans), Acolytes, Ushers, Lectors (those who read the scriptures) and Intercessors (those who read the prayers). [Read more...]

Health and Wellness Ministry Update

TerrieDobozeTrinity’s part-time Health and Wellness Minister, Terrie Doboze, has announced her retirement, effective Sept. 21. As our parish nurse for the past five years, Terrie has offered health consultations, first aid and educational resources to those in need on Sunday mornings. She also has accompanied parishioners to doctor appointments and emergency rooms and made home and hospital visits. As Terrie told the Dean in a meeting last week, it has been a great ministry but she is now ready to slow down and spend more time with her spouse and family. [Read more...]

Repair A Chair – Your Chair Awaits

Many Cathedral nave chairs are “wounded”! Could you help by sponsoring a chair repair or two? The cost is small–$100 per chair. In return, your donation will be recognized on the back of YOUR repaired chair(s). And you can write your own inscription! It can be whatever inspires you–a phrase, quote and/or tribute. 

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Youth & Family Ministries Center Opens this September

Open House and Ice Cream Social: Sept. 7, 10:10 a.m.

The third floor of Trinity Cathedral is being revamped into the Youth & Family Ministries Center. Stop by Sunday, Sept. 7 at 10:10 a.m. to tour the new space. Enjoy ice cream, music, games, prizes and meet Youth & Family Formation Intern Christopher Decatur as well as Sunday School and Youth Group leaders. [Read more...]

Parking Lot Update

A new parking lot automation system has been installed in the Trinity Cathedral parking lot (located on Prospect Avenue). The new parking lot rules and rates are being rolled out beginning Friday, Aug. 15 and will be fully in place by Monday, Sept. 1.

While there are new protocols in place, what remains the same is that parking will continue to be free for church attendees, staff, and guests of the Cathedral and the Diocese of Ohio offices, who come to the Trinity campus for on-site meetings or worship services. [Read more...]

Upcoming Lector Training

Training for lectors will be offered on the following dates:

Sunday, Aug. 24: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4: 10:30 am – noon

If you would like to attend this training for volunteers who read the scripture in worship services, please attend one of the sessions or contact Judy Eckelmeyer  at



Trinity in the News: Going to Church at the Gay Games

By Sabrina Eaton, Plain Dealer Washington Reporter

Since some of the feedback on my blog about the Gay Games has cited biblical objections to homosexuality, I figured I might benefit from attending church this Sunday. Read the article on

Trinity in the News: Gay Games Church Services

Worshippers were greeted by a rainbow colored flag waving in the sunlight at Sunday services at Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church in downtown Cleveland.  Today, there are some extra special visitors who have come here – athletes from the Gay Games from thousands of miles away. Read more and see the video on the WOIO Channel 19 Action News website.

Gallery Exhibit: Love Makes a Family

Aug. 9-16, 2014
The Gallery at Trinity

Elsasser-RobinsonLove Makes a Family is a museum-quality traveling exhibit including photographs and interviews with families that have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members. Through first-person accounts and positive images, this exhibit seeks to challenge and change damaging myths and stereotypes about LGBT people and their families. The exhibit is co-sponsored by Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral and Campus District, Inc.

Saying Farewell to Curate Harding a photo Album

A photo remembrance of the days events.

School Spruce-Up Day at Marion-Sterling

Join teachers and staff at our neighborhood elementary school, Marion-Sterling, on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The school is located at 3033 Central Ave. in Cleveland. Bring family and co-workers, teens and tweens to help spruce up and organize classrooms, bulletin boards and hallways. [Read more...]

Sunday School/Youth Group Teachers & Assistants Needed

Individuals interested in being a Sunday School or Youth Group teacher, assistant or substitute please pick up a volunteer form or contact Christopher Decatur, youth and family formation intern, at or 216-774-0478. Time commitment is a minimum of once a month. Please let Chris know of your availability by Sunday, Aug. 17.

Update on Trinity Cleveland Urban Service Corps

Three years ago, the Cathedral launched the Trinity Cleveland Urban Service Corps (TCUSC), a year-long urban service immersion program for up to eight young adults who live together in Cleveland and serve at local nonprofits working to help rebuild the city. The program is part of a federation of Episcopal Service Corps projects around the country. [Read more...]