The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Pastoral Care

What Adults Should Know About Adolescent Mental Health

The Cathedral Counseling Center’s Caroline Paris will lead a discussion on the mental health of teenagers and college students on Sunday, March 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Gould Room. The discussion will focus on communicating with adolescents and getting them to communicate with you. Other topics addressed will include social media, stress, depression, grief, and suicide. Please RSVP to Canon Cathy Zappa,, or Maggie Paul,

Journey of Grief: The Path from Lenten Mourning to Easter Hope

This workshop, led by Meg Moye from the Cathedral Counseling Center, is for those who have lost a loved one and are experiencing the feelings and challenges of grief. On Wednesdays, February 21, March 7, and March 21, from 11:30 a.m. –1 p.m., we will offer a supportive, confidential space to learn about the process of grieving and to share our individual experience and journey with others who are seeking physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The cost of the workshop is $60 for all three sessions; contact Meg Moye, 404-483-3711, to register.

Lunch and Learn: Ministry of Presence at the Time of Death

Susan Soper will give a presentation on the ministry of presence at the time of death on Wednesday, November 8 at noon in the Gould Room. Susan Soper, a native Atlantan, started her journalism career in Washington, D.C. and New York before becoming the features editor and writing coach at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. When her father died suddenly at 73, she realized the need for families to be prepared before losing a loved one — to ease the stress during a time of sadness and grief.

Brad Gordon to Lead Lunch and Learn

M. Brad Gordon, Cathedral parishioner and a senior Human Resources leader with Lockheed Martin, will discuss the “Ministry of Presence at Work,” as part of the fall “Ministry of Presence” lunch and learn series, Wednesday, October 11, from noon–1 p.m. Please join Brad as he facilitates an engaging discussion on the role of work in Christian life and the power of presence at work give new meaning to your work to positively impact your life and the lives of your colleagues. Stop by the Cathedral kitchen to purchase lunch from Flora & Flour!

The Caregiver Rollercoaster

This Sunday, July 23 at 10:10 a.m., Ellen Sichel will lead the summer series on “The Caregiver Rollercoaster: How to Have a Smoother Ride with the Ups, Downs, and Loop-the-Loops of Caring For Others.” Sichel is a teacher, speaker and author who is tired of stress and pain reduction being so darn complicated. When you’re overwhelmed by daily pain or high stress, you don’t need another complex thing to do — you need quick and useful solutions that actually work!

Pastoral Companions

Have you recovered from a particular crisis, illness or surgery, and would like to help others walk through their journey? If so, please sign up to be in our Pastoral Companions database. Our goal is to match people seeking support for a particular health or life crisis with someone who has already weathered that storm. If you’ve had heart surgery, breast cancer, other cancer, back surgery, financial issues, unemployment, etc., and would like to share wisdom and support with someone currently going through something similar, please contact us to register your info. Likewise, if you are experiencing a health or life crisis and would like the support of someone who’s “been there,” let us know! Please contact Jeannie Mahood, or 404-365-1034, with questions or to sign up.

Grief Group with Meg Moye

This fall, Meg Moye of the Cathedral Counseling Center will facilitate “The Journey of Grief” on three Tuesdays, October 18, October 25, and November 1, from noon–1:30 p.m. in the Lanier House. This group is for those experiencing the death of a loved one and seeking a place to share their journey through grief and loss with others experiencing the feelings and challenges that follow. We offer a supportive, confidential space to explore the process of grief and share with others our journey toward physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The cost is $90 for the three sessions. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Meg Moye, 404-483-8711.

What Can the Pastoral Care Department Do For you?

Did you know that if you or a loved one cannot come to church, either for a short or extended period of time, Eucharistic Visitors can bring communion to you at your home? Trained lay members of the Cathedral, Eucharistic Visitors bring Holy Communion to those who cannot get to church. They typically visit homes or living facilities after the 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services on Sundays. If you or someone you love isn’t able to get to church and would like two Eucharistic Visitors to bring communion to you, please call Jeannie Mahood at 404-365-1034 to make arrangements. Also, if you are going into the hospital, or your living circumstances change, please contact Jeannie so that a priest can visit with you.