Sisters and Brothers,
This Sunday is our annual "Feast of Title" - which means we will be celebrating Saint Jerome, our Patron saint. It is, in essence, a celebration of our 24th Anniversary as a parish. Having survived in spite of the political and social climate surrounding us is no small fete. We were welcoming the shamed and ostracized long before it became acceptable to do so. So, it is a celebration worthy of our support and attendance.
After worship we'll have a Parish Potluck. Fried chicken will be provided. Folks are invited to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Let's make it a joyous family occasion.
As some of we have announced, Salvador Lopez is crafting us a new altar. He is currently applying the stain and it will soon be complete. Several folks have made a donation (including donations from folks outside our immediate parish family). If you wish to make a donation in honor or memory of someone, there is still time.
Lastly, I have shared a link below that connects to a pdf version of my last DMin paper. (Some folks wonder what I am up to with my studies.) The paper discusses a group of "misfits" in the Netherlands known as the Brothers and Sisters of the Common Life. The members of this movement took their spiritual lives seriously. What is interesting for us, is that they were "odd," "strange" and did not conform to the society nor to the rules of the church. In spite of heavy oppression, they survived and because of their spiritual devotion, inspired Martin Luther, Ignatius of Loyola, Erasmus of Rotterdam and even John Calvin. They were reformers before the reformation. I share the paper with those who wish to read it. Just click the link to open a pdf copy of my paper.
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