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Monday
Feb122018

Shrove Tuesday 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 pm

     Join us on Shrove Tuesday for our annual pre-Lenten pancake supper!  For hundreds of years, pancake supers in parish churches have ushered in the Lenten Season.  Always the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday hosts a day of celebration before the ashes mark our foreheads in reminder of our mortal nature and need for God's redemption and grace.

     Pancake suppers are a favorite tradition with a practical purpose dating back for centuries.  At the beginning of Lent, you get rid of all fat, flour and eggs to start your fast.  All of these things were mixed  together and that's how we ended up with pancakes.

     There will be pancakes, bacon, fruit, and more.  Our youth group will be hosting bingo and other fun events throughout the evening.  All are invited - and don't forget to bring in your palms so we can burn them to make ashes for our Ash Wednesday liturgies.

     Confessions will be heard in the Chapel on Shrove Tuesday (2/13) from 12-1 pm, and on Ash Wednesday (2/14) from 11-11:45am and from 6-6:45pm, or by appointment (contact Father Tripp).

Monday
Feb122018

Ash Wednesday 2018

February 14, 2018

7:00 am, 12:00 noon, & 7:00 pm

 

 "I invite you, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent"

      With these words Ash Wednesday begins the forty-day season of Lent.  It is marked by special prayers, fasting, acts of devotion, and special liturgies.  We will offer three liturgies on Ash Wednesday. 

  •   7:00 am - Imposition of Ashes
  • 12:00 n    - Low Mass & Imposition of Ashes
  •   7:00 pm - Solemn Mass & Imposition of Ashes (with St Columba Choir) 

     At 7:00 am there will be the Ash Wednesday Liturgy & Imposition of Ashes (but no Eucharist).  This is a short liturgy for those who are on their way to work or school and will end by 7:30 am.  For those who desire it, confessions will be heard following this liturgy.

     At Noon there will be a quiet, said Mass with a homily and imposition of ashes. This liturgy lasts about 45 minutes.  For those who desire it, confessions will be heard following this liturgy.

     Then at 7:00pm, a full sung Mass will be offered.  This will include the liturgy of Ash Wednesday, imposition of ashes, and full choir. 

     Ash Wednesday is one of the most important days of our Church year.  Please make plans to attend one of our three liturgies so that you can prepare in heart and mindfor the Lenten journey.  This spiritual journey prepares us to see the new light of the Resurrection come Easter morning.    

     Confessions will be heard in the Chapel on Shrove Tuesday (2/13) from 12-1 pm, and on Ash Wednesday (2/14) from 11-11:45am and from 6-6:45pm, or by appointment (contact Father Tripp).

Sunday
Jan142018

Lenten Devotions Written BY Parishioners FOR Parishioner

Daily Devotions for Lent

To write a devotion, or learn more about what's required: Lenten Devotion Instructions

To receive an email devotion every day of Lent: Sign-up to Receive a Daily Devotion for Lent

We’re looking for parishioners of all ages (yes, even the very young) to read assigned scripture and write, sing, draw, or video Lenten devotions we'll share via email each day of Lent.

We're adding a new feature this year. ALL are welcome to submit a devotion – parishioners, clergy, church leaders, family and friends. We would LOVE to have writers from out of the state or country - perhaps family members or dear friends who live far from us, but who are close to our hearts. You might even be bold enough to call your old pastor ;) or email your favorite Christian blogger to see if they’re willing to share their wisdom with us. Think of those who might speak to our hearts and reach out – be bold and see what happens! The old adage is true - it never hurts to ask. What a hopeful Lenten season this would be if we added new voices and new perspectives to our devotions!

We hope you will consider writing a devotion and we thank you for your loving stewardship of our church! It is truly a hallmark of who we are and our Lenten devotions are just another happy example of our great care for each other.

Grant us, O Lord, that those things which we do during the holy season of Lent may be well-pleasing to you, and that the rest of our life hereafter may be guided by your love, so that at the last we may come to eternal joy. We ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Thursday
Dec142017

Annual Parish Meeting & Vestry Elections

Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

     Our Annual All-Parish Meeting will take place at 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 14, 2018.   We’ll begin with dinner (smoked Boston pork shoulder & all the trimmings, provided by the Knights of Columba) and then move into our annual parish meeting.  It’s an exciting time in the life of the parish as we celebrate the blessings we’ve all shared in our parish and look into the coming year of new programs, mission opportunities, and growth. 

     During the annual meeting, we will take the opportunity to thank those who have served on vestry for the past three years and will rotate off upon the election of new vestry members.  Please join in thanking   Laura Dillon, Ellen Siegfried, & Jason Startt,  for their outstanding service and sharing of their time and talent in ministry leadership during these past three years. We extend a special thanks to Scott Doyle, who has also served as our senior warden this past year and to Jeannie Lamp who has served for the past nine years as our parish treasurer and will step down as the parish treasurer, but stay on as an advisor to the new treasurer and as a member of the finance committee.

     If you would like to nominate yourself or another parishioner to be elected to the vestry at the annual meeting, please submit their names to either of the parish wardens (Scott Doyle or Brian Werth) by Sunday, January 7, or complete the nomination form found on the parish website (see the link below).  

     To be eligible to serve on vestry, candidates must meet the following requirements set by Canon Law:  (i) be a confirmed communicant of at least 18 years of age; (ii) have been a member of the parish for at least one year; (iii) have made and maintained a financial pledge to the parish operating budget for the current and previous years; (iv) and be able to attend the monthly vestry meetings held on the 3rd Monday of each month.  Vestry members must also be able to attend the annual weekend retreat held the third or fourth weekend of each January and also coordinate one of the 11 ministry commissions.  Ours is a 12 member vestry with each member serving a three-year term.  For 2018, the retreat will be Januay 19-21, 2018 at Camp Mikell.

            >> Click Here to submit a nomination online.

Saturday
Dec092017

Regular Mass Schedule 12/10/2017

Sunday, December 10, we will keep our regular Mass schedule:  7:45, 9:00, and 11:15 am.  

The parking lot, sidewalks, and James Burgess Road are clear and passable. Please use caution on smaller side streets in your neighborhood.