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This Week at St. Patrick's March 21, 2018

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From the Rector

Grace and peace. Spring and snow have arrived simultaneously. I hope that you are keeping warm and staying safe.
 
On Sunday, we begin Holy Week. Holy Week is a time in the annual church calendar cycle when we reflect deeply on the suffering of Jesus which culminates in the joy and hope of the resurrection which is celebrated on Easter. I hope that you will attend the 9am or 10:30am service this Sunday as we begin this sacred and solemn week with Palm Sunday. On Thursday, March 29, we will celebrate Maundy Thursday at 6:30pm with a service around dinner in the Great Hall. You don’t need to bring anything to eat, just join us for a simple meal and a family-friendly service. On Good Friday, we have two offerings. The first is the service at noon. This is the time the gospels tell us that Jesus was crucified. The service is traditional and solemn. At 7:30pm, we will walk the Stations of the Cross with reflections and prayers at each station and special musical interludes. On Easter Sunday, we will have two services at 9am (for families with younger children) and 10:30am. Please join us at as many services during this important week in the Christian calendar.
 
Before we begin Holy Week, we will be offering hospitality to our friends from the Diocese of Long Island for the March for our Lives event. There will be around 40 individuals staying in the Great Hall. We are offering the hospitality of our building as well as food for dinner on Friday night and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Thank you to all who volunteered to help. 
 
Blessings,

 

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