Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Almighty God, from whom all good things come: Thou didst call Ignatius of Loyola to the service of thy Divine Majesty and to find thee in all things. Inspired by his example and strengthened by his companionship, may we labour without counting the cost and seek no reward other than knowing that we do thy . . . → Read More: Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Living in the age of limited vocabularies

Fr Hawtin has been indisposed recently—as has his wife Charlotte. They would both appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Meanwhile, the Rector has chosen one of his favorite essays as this week’s offering.

The greatest enemy of literacy today is not the graphic sex, foul language, and gratuitous violence that feature increasingly in the television programs . . . → Read More: Living in the age of limited vocabularies

The Sermon for Sunday July 28th – Trinity IX

Here is the sermon for Sunday July 28th: Trinity 9, 2013

Saint Mary and Saint Martha of Bethany

Merciful Saviour, who didst love Mary, and Martha, and Lazarus, blessing their home with thy sacred presence: Help us, we beseech thee, to choose that better part which shall not be taken away from us, that we may grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of thee, who, with the Father and the . . . → Read More: Saint Mary and Saint Martha of Bethany

This Week’s Newsletter

Here is this week’s newsletter: St. Stephen’s News XXIV No 29

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Chefs needed

We still have several openings on our Superior Summer Supper calendar for chefs to prepare all or part of a meal for these enjoyable Thursday repasts.

Please consider signing up to make an entree, salad and bread, or dessert, or any combination of the above.

Saint Anne

O Lord God, who in the deep counsels of thy mercy didst entrust to Saint Anne the preparation of the Blessed Virgin for her most holy calling: Bestow upon all mothers such godliness and grace as shall draw their children unto pure and virtuous living; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with . . . → Read More: Saint Anne

Saint James the Great, Apostle

Grant, O merciful God, that, as thine holy Apostle Saint James, leaving his father and all that he had, without delay was obedient unto the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him; so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affections, may be evermore ready to follow thy holy commandments; through the same Jesus . . . → Read More: Saint James the Great, Apostle

Thomas à Kempis

Holy Father, who hast nourished and strengthened thy Church by the inspired writings of thy servant Thomas a Kempis: Grant that we may learn from him to know what is necessary to be known, to love what is to be loved, to praise what highly pleaseth thee, and always to seek to know and follow . . . → Read More: Thomas à Kempis