The 10th anniversary of the rationalization of a miracle

Fr Hawtin

Ten years ago (on January 15th, 2009, to be precise) a spectacular miracle took place—on live television, in real time, before the eyes of the entire world.

“Miracle on the Hudson” blared the newspaper headlines. And the same sentiments were echoed by television and radio anchors and reporters, not just in this country but all . . . → Read More: The 10th anniversary of the rationalization of a miracle

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Merchant Using Abacus

“Merchant Using Abacus”, woodcut from Ain new geordnet Rechenbüchlein auf den linien mit Rechenpfenningen (An ordered new computing booklet on the lines with computing pennies), by Jacob Köbel, 1516. From New York Public Library.

Churches, like families, need to plan their budgets, but, also like families, they find it hard to do so if . . . → Read More: Please send in your pledges

Recent Newsletters

The most recent newsletters are now posted in our library.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy 2019

Fr Hawtin

Every parish has its own character—an ethos or atmosphere which reflects the nature of its members. People who visit various parishes undergo a winnowing process. Either they are attracted by the character of the parish or repelled by it.

Saint Stephen’s is no exception, of course. Undoubtedly, we are just a tad more formal than . . . → Read More: We wish you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy 2019

HOLY COW! Plunk your magic twanger, Froggie!!

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Murgatroyd! Do you remember that word? Would you believe the spell-checker did not recognize the word Murgatroyd? Heavens to Murgatroyd!

The other day a not so elderly (I say 75) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy; and he looked at her quizzically and said, “What the heck is a Jalopy?” He . . . → Read More: HOLY COW! Plunk your magic twanger, Froggie!!

We are greatly blessed yet we still manage to worry

Fr Kerouac

A Thanksgiving Meditation

We are greatly blessed yet we still manage to worry

“Jesus said, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what ye should put on.” (St. Matthew 6:25)

In this modern and busy world, it becomes more and more difficult . . . → Read More: We are greatly blessed yet we still manage to worry

There is nothing natural about loving one another

Fr Hawtin

Doubtless inspired by the rapid approach of the “Season of Good Will,” a radio talk show caller recently opined that all would be right with American society if only people would love each other a bit more.

It’s hard to quarrel with that. Clearly, if drug dealers loved addicts a bit more they wouldn’t enslave . . . → Read More: There is nothing natural about loving one another

This week’s newsletter:

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXIX No 46

We need lots of greens for table arrangements

To create our 40 greens arrangements to sell at Cookie Walk, we need a large amount of a variety of greens. Since our Cookie Walk date of the first Saturday in December comes so early this year, we don’t have the benefit of collecting “scrap” greens from Christmas tree sale lots.

Greens and . . . → Read More: We need lots of greens for table arrangements

Our extravaganza needs you! No experience required

Baskets and Wreaths

While our volunteer sheets continue to be filling up, there’s still room for you. Our annual Cookie Walk has many faithful patrons from years past, and we hope to attract many more of our local friends and neighbors to help kick off the Christmas season at Saint Stephen’s.

We certainly don’t want to disappoint all . . . → Read More: Our extravaganza needs you! No experience required