holy cross sermon for the last sunday after the epiphany, february 7, 2016

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Today is the last Sunday before Lent. The traditional name for this day is Quinquagesima, which I just like saying. It’s a Latin word that means “Super Bowl Sunday.” Just kidding. It’s a Latin word that means “fiftieth,” because […]

holy cross announcements for friday, february 5, 2016

Announcements: Sunday, February 7th:   If you have saved your palms from last Palm Sunday, bring them to mass this Sunday and place them in the narthex. They will be burned to create the ashes for the Ash Wednesday liturgy. Tuesday, February 9th (mardi gras):  God willing, there will be king cake and sherry served […]

holy cross announcements for friday, january 22, 2016

Announcements: Saturday, January 23rd:  A Requiem Mass for Michael Morris will be held at 10:00 am. Sunday, January 24th:  The vestry meeting will be held after mass. Tuesday, January 26th – Thursday, January 28th:  There will be no weekday masses.  Fr. Will has been called out of town. Monday, January 2th – Sunday, February 7th: […]

holy cross sermon for the second sunday after christmas day, january 3, 2016

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Today’s Gospel reading sets before us the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt, in the face of the tyranny of Herod. Herod was the Jewish King – a puppet king appointed by the Romans. And therefore, when he […]

announcements for january 1, 2016

Announcements: Tuesday, January 5th:  There will be no noon mass. Hagiographies: January 1: The Holy Name of Jesus This feast dates from the end of the 15th century, and had its origins Germany, Scotland, England, Spain, and Belgium. It is meant to encapsulate and sum up the mystery of our salvation in one commemoration; that […]

announcements for friday, december 25, 2015

Announcements: The Church office will be closed December 25th – January 5th. Hagiographies: December 25: The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ On this day we remember the most momentous and miraculous event in the history of the cosmos: God, who created the world and all that is in it, became a man. He did […]

holy cross sermon for the second sunday of advent, december 6, 2015

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Today’s Gospel reading speaks of St. John the Baptist, the forerunner of our Lord. In doing so, the mind turns toward the historicity of it all. Recall how last week this theme of history was brought forward by the […]

holy cross sermon for the twenty-first sunday after pentecost, october 18, 2015

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. In today’s readings the central, challenging mystery of the Gospel begins to become clear, a mystery hidden since the foundation of the world, but one that had been becoming clearer and clearer throughout the history of Israel, and by […]

announcements for friday, october 2, 2015

Announcements: We will be hosting the Society of Mary tomorrow, October 3. Confessions at 10:30, Mass is at 11:00, followed by Rosary, a potluck luncheon, and a talk on Faith in God. This Sunday, October 4th, the 25th annual LifeWalk will be held in the surrounding neighborhoods.  Street will be blocked off between 11 am to 3pm.  A map of […]

Announcements for Friday, September 18, 2015

Announcements: Sunday, September 20th:  Please welcome our guest preacher, The Rev’d Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff. Hagiographies: September 19: Theodore of Tarsus Born in Tarsus, in what is now eastern Turkey, in the year 602, Theodore was a learned, Greek-speaking Christian. In 637, when he was about 35 years old, Muslims arrived from Arabia and conquered Tarsus, making […]

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