Saint Thomas

Almighty and everliving God, who, for the greater confirmation of the faith, didst suffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt, to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through . . . → Read More: Saint Thomas

Sermon for Sunday December 16th – Advent III

Here is the sermon for Sunday December 16th: Advent III, 2012, given by Fr Michael Kerouac. For your convenience, it is included here:

The Gospel that was appointed for this morning is taken from St. Matthew, and it’s about St. John the Baptist. St. John is in prison, he is facing his execution, and . . . → Read More: Sermon for Sunday December 16th – Advent III

Christmastide Schedule 2012

Check out the schedule of services for Christmastide. And if you’re planning on attending the Choral Midnight Mass, be sure to arrive early: it’s likely to be crowded.

A Lesson in Tolerance for “Ministers of Truth”

(Reprinted from St Stephen’s News, December 2009)

Oscar Wilde famously declared that hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue. And nowhere is the truth of his observation more evident than in our politically correct elite’s unceasing demands for America’s Christian majority to show “tolerance” towards religious minorities.

What this means in . . . → Read More: A Lesson in Tolerance for “Ministers of Truth”

An Eagle Humbled

It’s hard to humble an eagle. After all, our majestic species has been the symbol of dynasties, empires and great countries for hundreds of years. But this year’s Cookie Walk has done it—and done it with panache.

The items for St Stephen’s 2012 Cookie Walk Silent Auction stretch the length of the . . . → Read More: An Eagle Humbled

Deck the Halls …

The annual decoration of the sanctuary will take place on Saturday, December 22nd, beginning at 9:00 AM. Volunteers are needed to help hang roping, arrange greens and flowers, and prepare the church for our Christmas services. If you can help please call the church office at 410-560-6776 or put your name on the sign-up sheet . . . → Read More: Deck the Halls …

A Job Undone

The poet Ogden Nash contended that the worst kind of sins were the sins of omission. Sins of commission, he argued, often involved some degree of fun, while sins of omission were generally no fun at all.

“Where,” he asked, rhetorically, “is the fun in shouting: ‘The next round of unpaid bills is on . . . → Read More: A Job Undone

The Best Christmas Gift of All

Stuck for Christmas presents? Why not give the gift of life this Christmas. It will be the best gift you will ever choose to give. One unit of blood can help save the lives of three people.

We will be holding our Red Cross Blood Drive here in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, . . . → Read More: The Best Christmas Gift of All

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s newsletter: St. Stephen’s News XXIII 49

The Third Sunday in Advent

O Lord Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee: Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming . . . → Read More: The Third Sunday in Advent