February 24 – Celebration of Rite 13 – Rev’d Jo-Ann Murphy

Traditionally, the passage from Luke’s Gospel we heard read this morning, the passage we call “Jesus in the temple,” is read on the first Sunday after Christmas Day, the Sunday known as the Feast of the Holy Family.  One purpose of it was to portray the family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, as the model…

February 13 – Ash Wednesday – The Rev’d Jo-Ann Murphy

In “In a Word” Eugene Peterson writes “A hundred years ago a London newspaper asked several well-known public figures to each write an 800-word essay on the topic, ‘What’s wrong with the World.’  Among those invited was the popular Fleet Street journalist, G.K. Chesterson.  In response he wrote a one word essay:  “Me.”  What’s wrong…

January 20 – “Rector’s Address” – The Rev’d Willie Allen-Faiella

Rector’s Address Sermon • Annual Parish Meeting Today is an important day in the life of an Episcopal parish. Throughout the church parishes gather, usually around this time of year, to hold their annual meetings. Actually, according to church canon law, the is the only meeting a parish’s vestry is required to hold. But don’t…

January 13 – Baptism of our Lord – The Rev’d Jo-Ann Murphy

Ellen Goodman, the syndicated columnist, once wrote of visiting her aunt and uncle who were celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Having not been too successful at marriages herself, Goodman asked her uncle for the couple’s secret. Her uncle told her that every morning of those fifty years he’d begun the day standing before a mirror…