Scripture Verse

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

— Psalm xlvi:4, Opening Sentence for Evening Prayer [Whitsunday]

This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 10

Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Guido Reni St Joseph with the Infant Jesus

St Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni (1575–1642). From Wikipediea (Web Gallery of Art)

O God, who from the family of thy servant David didst raise up Joseph to be the guardian of thine incarnate Son and the spouse of his virgin mother: Give us grace to imitate his uprightness of . . . → Read More: Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Third Sunday in Lent  

Lenten Altar with wooden candlesticks

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.

St Patrick’s Breastplate

celtic trefoil

Also known as the “Lorica* of St Patrick”, this poem is most familiar to churchgoers in the metrical version by Cecil Frances Alexander. (She also wrote the texts for “All Things Bright and Beautiful”, “There is a Green Hill Far Away”, and “Once in Royal David’s City”.) In honor of the Saint, we present two . . . → Read More: St Patrick’s Breastplate

Saint Patrick

St Patrick, Enlightener of Ireland

St Patrick, Enlightener of Ireland, shown with the shamrock he used to explain the mystery of the Holy Trinity

O God, who in thy providence didst choose thy servant Patrick to be the Apostle of the Irish people, that he might cause the light of the Gospel to shine in the world: Grant us . . . → Read More: Saint Patrick

The Sermon for Sunday March 12th – Lent II

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday March 12th: Lent 2, 2017

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 9

Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome and Doctor

Almighty and everlasting God, who gavest thy servant Saint Gregory a great apostleship in the Church, and among manifold cares an earnest longing to convert the English people: Renew in us thy grace, that we also, forsaking the world’s honour, may serve thee as thou wilt appoint, and labour that thy praises may be sung . . . → Read More: Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome and Doctor

The Second Sunday in Lent

Lenten Altar with wooden candlesticks

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

Daylight Saving Time Sunday

Pythagoreans celebrate sunrise

Almight God, Father of mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with all those who mourn the loss of an hour and dread the earlier coming of thy most bright and glorious morning light; that, casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love and tender mercies . . . → Read More: Daylight Saving Time Sunday