Barbarism and decadence: In praise of the bon mot

Political discourse in America, it is fervently to be hoped, reached its nadir in Brooklyn recently when a gathering of witches solemnly cursed the newly installed justice of the Supreme Court, expressing the ugliest of sentiments in language that encompassed both the vile and the banal.

This isn’t a complaint about the fact that these . . . → Read More: Barbarism and decadence: In praise of the bon mot

The End of Daylight Saving Time

Well, no, not permanently, just for the year. It ends this Sunday, November 4th. Remember to set your clocks back an hour, to reclaim the time you lost back in the spring. Otherwise you’ll be early to everything all day, which is arguably better than being late.

Daylight Savings Time

In spring . . . → Read More: The End of Daylight Saving Time

It’s time to start thinking about Cookie Walk 2018

cookie table

It is time to get down to some serious business! The Parish Life Committee had its initial Cookie Walk meeting on Sunday, October 21st, during which we discussed various and sundry items in preparation for Cookie Walk Week (November 26 to 30).

sooo many cookies …

There are a number of important tasks to . . . → Read More: It’s time to start thinking about Cookie Walk 2018

Recent Newsletters

hermit at work on a manuscript

The most recent Newsletters:

St Stephen’s News XXIX No 41 St Stephen’s News XXIX No 42

Sermon for St Simon & St Jude, 2018

Portrait of Fr Mike Kerouac

Fr Kerouac’s sermon for St Simon & St Jude, October 28th, 2018: St Simon & St Jude, 2018

Altar Flowers — Trinity XXII / St Simon & St Jude, 28 October 2018

Altar Flowers — Trinity XXII / St Simon & St Jude, 28 October 2018

Altar Flowers — Trinity XXII / St Simon & St Jude, 28 October 2018

Altar Flowers — Trinity XXI, 21 October 2018

Altar Flowers — Trinity XXI, 21 October 2018

Altar Flowers — Trinity XXI, 21 October 2018

Altar Flowers — Trinity XX, 14 October 2018

Altar Flowers — Trinity XX, 14 October 2018

Altar Flowers — Trinity XX, 14 October 2018

The Feast of Christ the King

Tapestry of Christ the King

Tapestry of Christ the King, from Saint James the Greater Roman Catholic Church, Saint Louis, MO.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst will to restore all things in thy well–beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that all the kindreds of the earth, set free from the captivity of . . . → Read More: The Feast of Christ the King

Saint Simon and Saint Jude

Saint Simon and Saint Jude

O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner–stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through the same Jesus Christ our . . . → Read More: Saint Simon and Saint Jude