Spiritual Formation

Children’s formation is an important part of our parish family life. We want children to know God’s unconditional love for them and feel free to wonder out loud and ask questions about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the 21st century. Our primary vehicle for Children’s formation is Godly Play—a Montessori-based program that, through immersing participants in the sacramental world-view of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, celebrates the children's innate capacity for wonder and relationship with God.

Godly Play begins at 10:15 a.m. and children are brought up to join the congregation for the celebration of the Eucharist at the exchange of the peace. Godly Play is open to all children ages 4-12 and includes time for crafts, music, or self-directed exploration of the story for that day.

Please contact Michelle Doherty ( if you have any questions. Nursery is available from 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on Sunday for children under 4.

Learn more about Godly Play.


Spiritual Formation

Youth formation at the Cathedral takes the form of a monthly diocese-wide gathering of middle and high-school youth on Sunday afternoons. EYU (Episcopal Youth of Utah) is a loosely-catechetical gathering that offers a chance to get together with youth from other parishes in the setting of the Cathedral. Each gathering includes time for fellowship and pizza, lectio divina, a brief teaching on selected topics, and concludes with Sung Compline by Candlelight with incense in the Cathedral’s Chapel of the Resurrection. Topics include: Jesus: Unconditional Love and Radical Hospitality (October 9th); Sacraments (Baptism & Eucharist especially); Listening to Scripture: How Episcopalians Read the Bible; The Book of Common Prayer & Anglican Tradition; Discipleship and Prayer: Spiritual Disciplines; Faith & Action: Serving Others in Love; Articulating the Faith: Tradition, Innovation, & Evangelism; Special Topic(s): Bullying, Sexuality, Suicide Prevention, and Interfaith dialogue. Please contact The Very Reverend Tyler B. Doherty, Dean & Rector, if you have any questions.


Spiritual Formation

9:15 AM in the Bates Room

Take a journey through the Book of Common Prayer, the Christian life, and basic beliefs of our faith, guided by two Episcopal priests-Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe.  Walk through the liturgical year, the sacraments of the church, habits of daily prayer, and the teachings of Anglicanism.  See how our prayer shapes our belief and our lives and how our beliefs lead us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.  Copies of the text are available through the parish administrator. 

Facilitators: The Very Reverend Tyler B. Doherty, Dean & Rector, Tom Melton, Senior Warden, and Dr. Lindsay Adams.  


6:00 PM in Dean's Hall

Walk in the footsteps of faithful men and women who have done their best to follow God's call.  We will use The Path: A Journey through the Bible to facilitate this ongoing 26-week offering, which will provide participants with a great, passionate arc of scripture from Creation to Revelation.  We gather each Wednesday evening for a potluck meal followed by an informal discussion and reflection upon the assigned texts.  The evening will conclude with Sung Compline.  Copies of the text are available through the parish administrator.  Facilitators: The Very Reverend Tyler B. Doherty, Dean & Rector, Tom Melton, Senior Warden.

Each class is concluded with sung compline.

Download the a pdf with all the formation information.