Feast Days

Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Nov. 6, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Nov 6, 2022 in Feast Days, Season after Pentecost, Sermons

Whose name did you write on these ribbons? Whose name is foremost in your mind on this day of All Saints? If you are like me there may be quite a few; People we love and miss, those we grieve even as we give thanks for their presence in our life and impact on our world. Their names are woven to form our altar cloth, as they are woven through our lives. Of those names, were any of them perfect? Any without sin? They were like us, and like that crowd assembled in today’s gospel; all sorts of people and conditions, from different places and classes; imperfect souls gathered on the plain and looking for Jesus.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Easter Day, Apr. 17, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Apr 17, 2022 in Easter, Feast Days, Sermons

Alleluia! Alleluia! The world needs Easter right now, more than ever. Considering all that is happening and all that you and I carry in our hearts today, and knowing how long we have waited to come together like this, it is gloriously good to proclaim our Alleluias! While we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with great fanfare and flowers and joy we know it isn’t necessarily so for those in critical need or deep grief, people of the Ukraine or any war torn place or under great threat. The hope dawning in Christ’s resurrection also emerges in small quiet ways. Ways that sneak up on us when we are in dark times, because resurrection is not so much a single historical moment or even a grand annual event. It is a process —of seeking, finding, living, and welcoming it however it comes.

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Photos: Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday

Posted by on Wed, Mar 2, 2022 in Events, Feast Days, Lent, Photos

A selection of photos from the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Lent, and Ash Wednesday, taken Mar. 1 & 2, 2022.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Jan. 9, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Jan 9, 2022 in Epiphany, Feast Days, Sermons

All the gospels report Jesus’ baptism, prefaced with John declaring Jesus is one greater than himself. We have the impression of John doing the baptizing and the Holy Spirit breaking in. Even the icon on our cover shows the cousins together in the water with the dove descending in the moment. Luke gives a different feel to the scene as he almost passively separates them and shifts the time frame; “Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove.”

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Jan. 2, 2022

Posted by on Sun, Jan 2, 2022 in Christmas, Epiphany, Feast Days, Sermons

The Magi, as Matthew calls them, are not Jewish—they are not planning a move to Jerusalem nor seeking to convert. Yet still they “came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?’” And when Herod hears the news he is frightened enough (along with all Jerusalem) that he summons them requesting he be told the pertinent details when they’ve found the child. We aren’t told why Herod’s own chief priests and scribes didn’t foresee this, and yet God does not always send us on the most direct route, in this case neither metaphorically or literally.

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Photo album: St. Michael’s Day Celebration & Parking Lot Blessing

Posted by on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 in Events, Feast Days, News and Events, Photos

Selected photos of the Saint Michael’s Day Celebration and Parking Lot Blessing held on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM 

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