The Sermon for Sunday February 28th – Lent III

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday February 28th: Lent 3, 2016

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephens News XXVII No 7

The Third Sunday in Lent 

Lenten altar

We beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Felix Dies Bissextum! Happy Leap Day!

Gregory XIII calendar reform

(This post is a repeat from four years ago, but we figure a lot of people might have missed it the first time around.)

“What?” you’re thinking to yourself, “Leap Day isn’t until the 29th.”

Not according to the Kalendar, which follows the guidelines set forth by Julius Caesar. The ancient Romans had this odd . . . → Read More: Felix Dies Bissextum! Happy Leap Day!

Saint Matthias

Saint Matthias

O Almighty God, who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the twelve Apostles: Grant that thy Church, being alway preserved from false Apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

. . . → Read More: Saint Matthias

Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch

El Greco Las lágrimas de San Pedro

Las lágrimas de San Pedro (The tears of Saint Peter), by El Greco (1541–1614)

O God, who didst bestow upon thy blessed Apostle Saint Peter the keys of the kingdom in heaven, and didst appoint unto him the priesthood for the binding and the loosing of sin: Grant, we beseech thee, that by the . . . → Read More: Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephens News XXVII No 6

The Second Sunday in Lent

Lenten altar

Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus . . . → Read More: The Second Sunday in Lent

Missionaries and Martyrs

The Baptism of the Eunuch

O Eternal Lord God, who by the noble fortitude of missionaries and martyrs hast caused thy Word to grow mightily and to prevail: Pour thy Spirit upon the Church in the land that, by the service and sacrifice of our faith, thy saving health may be known among the nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . . . → Read More: Missionaries and Martyrs

January Parish Life meeting recap

Cookie Walk: Net profit for 2015 was $6,041.86 Church decorating dates: Saturday, 19 March for Palm Sunday; Saturday, 26 March for Easter—all are invited to help decorate church. Afternoon Tea: Next tea is scheduled for Thursday, 10 March from 2–3pm. See Annie Hawkins if you can help make food or serve. Garden Party: Saturday, . . . → Read More: January Parish Life meeting recap