Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis at our 30th Annual Blessing of the Animals Festival. Much like a small country fair, the festival features family friendly activities and attractions. Bring your pets: dogs, cats, geese, hamsters, birds, bearded dragons, pet snails & more … all are welcome. Please join us. Festival Events from 10 […]
The St. Francis Garden is currently under construction in the St. Clement’s courtyard. A pergola will offer benches and a quiet space for prayer and contemplation. An elegant St. Francis statue will sit in the center of the pergola, overlooking a Pet Memorial Terrace. The Pet Terrace bricks will be engraved with the names of beloved pets. Father […]
“Hello darkness, my old friend …” So begins one of my favorite songs, sung by one of my favorite duos. I find it interesting that the song begins with saying ‘hi’ to darkness, rather than the subject of its title: ‘The Sound of Silence”. Did Simon and Garfunkel wish to equate darkness with silence? Is […]
Booyah! Boo YAH! [sung to triplet high hats @ 140BPM] Sir Winston is in the HOUSE!!! Editor: been drinking from puddles again, Winston? Nope, Neverend Bore®, I’m super-hyped because: THE DAY IS ALMOST HERE!!!! Ed: you mean bath and flea repellant day? Noooooo – those are days of sackcloth and ashes. I’m talkin’ about he […]
If you have a copy of the Book of Common Prayer, go and find it, then come back. Okay. Now find page 323 – Holy Eucharist Rite I. Follow through all the small words written in italics, especially looking for words regarding what posture one should adopt. Rite I this begins with: “The people standing […]
Based On a Real Conversation … Dad! What does it mean when peeps say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover? They mean that a book’s cover might look uninteresting, or horrible, but that the words inside may be the complete opposite – interesting and beautiful. The outside doesn’t necessarily match the inside. But […]
The theme God The Giver from our Stewardship Initiative has touched each one of us as we try to come to terms with all the wonderful things we have received from God, and how best each of us can respond. But faith in God always makes demands on us – it always calls us to take that next step, not quite knowing where it will take us, apart from knowing that God promises always to be with us. It is a way to express gratitude for the blessings of God and return the blessing in tangible ways. It is a way of proclaiming your belief that God is at work in our church; it is way of reminding yourself that God gets a piece of the pie because He is the one who brought you the pie in the first place.
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