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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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This Week at St. Patrick's October 3, 2018

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Every year, as I reflect on the life of St. Francis, I read a passage in Lesser Feasts and Fasts that always brings me up short. It is: Of all the saints, Francis is the most popular and admired, but probably the least imitated; few have attained to his total identification with the...

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This Week at St. Patrick's September 26, 2018

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Grace and peace. I am excited about tonight’s National Conversation on Civility. Jennifer Gerhard and I will be attending and hope to see some of you there, too. I do believe it is our Christian responsibility to love all people. That is not an easy endeavor and requires a considerable...

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This Week at St. Patrick's September 19, 2018

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Grace and peace. The first two weeks of our program year have gotten off to a great start. Last Sunday, Jenifer Gamber offered a Godly Play retelling of the creation story. Godly Play opens up the story so that children can experience it. This Sunday, we will be beginning our...

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

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Grace and peace. We celebrated an amazing Kick-Off Sunday this past week which means that we are off to an amazing start of programming. This Sunday, we will offer a preview of our Sunday School for children. Jenifer Gamber, Assistant to the Rector serving as the Day School...

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