Children and Youth

Sunday Education

Our parish is strongly dedicated to Christian Formation. We currently have Sunday classes for children and youth from pre-school through high school which is a year-round program.  We are staffed entirely by volunteers. Please come to visit anytime. You are always welcome.


Our Nursery is open from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday mornings for Children from birth to age three. There is a paid staff and a variety of age appropriate toys and activities.  Snack is served during the middle of each service. Diaper changes and potty breaks are taken as needed.

The Nursery is located near the west transept door facing the courtyard.

Family Service

Every first Sunday of the month we have a Family Service. This is a child-friendly service for the whole family. It includes lots of singing and movement, plus a gospel message and communion. Join us for this unique and joyful service.

Children’s Chapel

Children’s Chapel is presented each Sunday morning at the 9am and 11:15am services as an opportunity for children to stretch during the middle of the adult service. Children are lead out of church by the verger after the Gospel is read. They go to the Assembly Area for a service that includes songs, prayer and a skit, puppet show or flannel board story led by the youth of the Cathedral. There is also a time for sharing before the Verger comes to lead them back to church during the Peace. Each child is given a Children’s Bulletin, which contains puzzles and games related to the Gospel. On Sundays when there is a First Sunday Family Service Children’s Chapel will not be held at 9:00 am.

Children’s Chapel Ministers

Each of us is a minister. The ministers of Children’s Chapel service are the young people in fifth grade through high school.  Children’s Chapel is held every Sunday during the worship service in the Assembly Area.  This gives the younger children a little wiggle room during the service in the Cathedral. On a rotating basis, about once a month, the young person will help with Children’s Chapel.  They lead songs, prayers, present the Gospel skit and lead the sharing portion of the service.  If you are in fifth grade or above, and like to do skits and sing songs, this is your opportunity. Each young person will be trained.


Children are also invited to participate in the worship services as acolytes. Acolytes are a very important part of the worship at Trinity Cathedral. Young people aged 9 by September 1 may be trained as an acolyte. The acolytes serve on Sundays at all services and on special occasions during the church year. Acolytes are trained on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Cathedral. For More information call Mr. Brian Kempton 916-361-3736.

Ushers, Lectors and Chalice Bearers

There are opportunities for young people to become ushers, lectors and chalice bearers. Chalice bearers must be 16 years or older. If you are interested please contact Rev. Kathy Hopner, Director of Family Ministries (916)-446-2513.


Elementary school children who love to sing are encouraged to join Trinity’s Choristers.  We practice most Sundays from 11:20 a.m. to noon in Classroom C for performances at Trinity and in the community.  For more information, please contact Kami Davis at, 916-799-3911.

Family Activities

Throughout the year the Family and Youth Ministry Team sponsors many events for children, youth and adults for further learning, fellowship and spiritual growth. All are welcome to these activities. We have a great time!

You may want to browse through the “Learn” page of the website for more details regarding these and other programs offered by the Cathedral.

If you are interested in participating in any of these activities, please contact Rev. Kathy Hopner, Director of Family Ministries, via email at:


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