holy cross sermon for the twelfth sunday after pentecost, august 7, 2016

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” So says Jesus in the opening of today’s gospel reading. And in this knowledge – the knowledge of what is in store for […]

holy cross announcements for friday, april 29, 2016

Announcements: The Rector’s Study Group meets at 9:30 Sunday mornings. All are welcome. If you have not been confirmed, attendance through the end of May will count as preparation. The next vestry meeting will be on the day of Pentecost (May 15), after mass. Hagiographies: April 29: Catherine of Sienna Born March 25, 1347 to […]

annnouncements for friday, march 18, 2016

FROM THE RECTOR: Dear Friends, Holy Week begins this Sunday with the Liturgy of the Palms. The great “Three Days” – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and HolySaturday / Easter – are in truth the apex and center of the Christian year. I encourage you to participate if it is at all possible for you to […]

holy cross sermon for the fifth sunday in lent, march 13, 2016

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. In today’s Gospel we hear the story of one of the Lord’s women disciples (traditionally identified as Mary Magdalene) anointing his feet with “costly ointment of pure nard,” and wiping his feet with her hair. The text indicates that […]

holy cross sermon for the fourth sunday in lent, march 6, 2016

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Today we heard the parable of the prodigal son. There is a standard interpretation of this story – the verses just before the parable make it clear that Jesus means us to understand it as a lesson in what […]

holy cross announcements for friday, march 4, 2016

Announcements: Our Lenten program continues this Thursday (March 10) with a discussion of what it means to speak of God as the “Holy Trinity.” We begin at 7:00 with Stations of the Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. A light, vegetarian supper is provided. All are welcome. Hagiographies: March 7: Perpetua and Felicitas and […]

holy cross sermon for the third sunday in lent, february 28, 2016

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. There were some present at that very time who told him of the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other […]

holy cross sermon for the third sunday after the epiphany, january 24, 2016

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Last Sunday we heard the Gospel story of Jesus first miracle at a wedding at Cana of Galilee, where he turned water into wine. And the Sunday before that we heard the story of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan […]

holy cross sermon for all saints’ day, november 1, 2015

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Today is the feast of All Saints. The word “saint” comes from the Latin word “sanctus,” which means “holy.” The traditional English name for this feast was “All Hallows,” from the native English word “hallow,” also meaning “holy,” as […]

announcements for friday, october 30, 2015

Announcements: October 31, 2015.  Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday morning. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour this Saturday night. November 1, 2015:  This Sunday is a “first Sunday.” It also happens to be the feast of All Saints. There will be champagne and brunch in the parish hall after the mass. Its a […]

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