Today is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Francis is one of the saints of the Church who is well known to the general populace; his life is part of the cultural inheritance of the West. As a man of simplicity, having taken a vow of poverty, he appeals to those in the modern world who call for a r... [read more]
Last weekend, many participated in the “Invite, Welcome, Connect” workshop, brought to us by Mary Parmer. We enjoyed fellowship together, good food, and important discussions about the areas important to the life of any congregation: inviting, welcoming, and connecting folks to the Body of Christ. T... [read more]
Born and raised in the deep South, Mary Parmer is a congregational development consultant/coach, speaker and retreat leader now living in Austin, Texas.
Parmer developed the Diocese of Texas’ newcomer ministry project to help congregations invite, welcome and connect visitors and new members. She... [read more]
In the Catechism of the Book of Common Prayer 1979, we find this, beginning on page 855, under the category, “The Ministry”: “Who are the ministers of the Church? The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons.” Militant laicism and clergy defensiveness aside, there is no... [read more]
The Society of Mary traditionally meets in the Chapel of the Beloved Disciple at 11:15 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month to pray the Rosary and Angelus, enjoy a teaching and have a short meeting.
Newcomers are welcome to come and learn about this form of devotion. Rosaries are available to ... [read more]
Monday discussion group, formerly the Thursday Discussion Group, will start meeting Mondays from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room on August 10.
Discussion of the All-Virtuous Wisdom of Joshua ben Sira continues. All are welcome.
Contact Canon Michael Drinkwater.