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This Week at St. Patrick's December 12, 2018

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Grace and peace. Advent is quickly sliding away. It seems to do this every year. The parishioners of St. Patrick’s are so generous during this time of year. This generosity is seen in the time, talent, and treasure shared with our neighbors. In the first Sunday of Advent, we made over 800...

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This Week at St. Patrick's December 5, 2018

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Grace and peace. Sunday was the beginning of Advent and that means a time to slow down and savor the moments of our lives. I preached about this important spiritual practice this past Sunday. Unfortunately, life continues to move quickly alongside us, so finding peace is often a...

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This Week at St. Patrick's November 28, 2018

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Grace and peace. Advent marks the beginning of a new Church year and I hope that you will join us at St. Patrick’s. In addition to a wonderful worship service with reflections, prayers, and music that mark the season, we will also have an opportunity to create an Advent wreath for your...

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This Week at St. Patrick's November 20, 2018

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Grace and peace! This is Thanksgiving week and I am reminded that we are greatly blessed here at St. Patrick’s. I am thankful for Parish Administrator Karen Melchar. She has been at St. Patrick’s for almost eleven years. Karen is absolutely amazing. That is why I am sad to announce...

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This Week at St. Patrick's November 14, 2018

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Grace and peace. As is often the case in communities like St. Patrick’s, many important things are converging into a very short time frame. That is certainly the case this weekend. At 10am this Saturday morning, Jenifer Gamber, the Assistant to the Rector and Yoimel Gonzalez Hernandez, our...

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This Week at St. Patrick's November 7, 2018

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Grace and peace. I am traveling to Atlanta today with six members of the faculty and administration of our Day School for the biennial National Association of Episcopal Schools conference. The conference has programs for rectors of parishes with schools, and is a great place to network with...

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ThisWeek at St. Patrick's October 31, 2018

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From the Rector Grace and peace. The shooting in Pittsburgh this past Saturday was tragic. There is no place for violence in our world. I am angry that people can’t even take a sabbath without being afraid for their lives. As I read the biographies of the victims, I felt like the Tree...

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This Week at St. Patrick's October 24, 2018

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From the Rector Grace and peace. Spiritual maturity is fed by a variety of practices that shape our lives. One is generosity, and another is community engagement outside of work and home. Later this week and at the kick-off party on Sunday(children are invited to wear costumes), we will be...

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This Week at St. Patrick's October 17, 2018

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Grace and peace. As you know, St. Patrick’s is a community that is as strong as the connections made between its members. You are the reason that we are vibrant, joyful, and compassionate. We can’t expect that unique combination of faithful service and fun-filled attitude to continue...

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This Week at St. Patrick's October 10, 2018

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Grace and peace. Last Sunday was full of spirit and community. In the morning, we celebrated St. Francis with our annual animal blessing. We had an estimated 40 dogs, a few cats, and some stuffed animals (see pictures below). The Gerhards’ cats stayed at home and got a...

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