Thursday, June 14, 2018

PARISH NOTES
Sunday 17 June 2018

James Tissot, Jesus Teaches the People by the Sea, c. 1886-1894
Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray-wove paper
Brooklyn Museum, New York

 FROM THE RECTOR

"With many such parables he explained the word to them, as they were able to hear it ... but privately to his own disciples he explained everything" (Mark 4:33-34). This comment by Saint Mark makes clear that the parables of Jesus are more than just fables told to make a moral or even a spiritual point. They have a mysterious quality. And they are subversive: they invite us to enter imaginatively into a new world - the Kingdom of God - and have our world-views turned upside down and inside out in the process. They are not so much descriptions of events as events-in-themselves, challenging and changing us as we engage with them. Moreover, depending on our depth of insight and understanding, we experience them at different levels. Not only do they speak to us where we are, but we can return to them again and again and usually find something new that we've never noticed before. "The Kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground ... It is like a grain of mustard seed ..." Join us this Sunday as we contemplate these explosively mind-altering, life changing images. 
- Fr. John D. Alexander

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost – Proper 6, Year B
Psalm 92:1-4,11-14
Ezekiel 17:22-24
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17
Mark 4:26-34

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Welcome to S. Stephen’s – especially to our visitors and guests! We’re glad to have you join us. Please join us for Coffee Hour following the 8 a.m. Mass in the Narthex and following the 10 a.m. Mass in the Great Hall upstairs. If you have any questions or special needs, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you. 


Guest Organist – We welcome Diana Norton-Jackson at the organ today while James Busby is on vacation.

Flowers – at the High Altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Iolanda Pisaturo by Frank Pisaturo, Sr. and by Fr. John D. Alexander in thanksgiving for his twenty-fifth anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood (June 5, 1993).

Summer Online Book Discussion Group – is now full! Thanks to all who signed up to participate: you should have received an email this week confirming your participation; if you signed up to participate and did not receive this, please speak to the Rector.

Coffee Hour Rota – is being taken over by The Society of Mary Ward of this parish. Each Sunday, we will be giving you a chance to sign up for an available date to host this opportunity for hospitality to our fellow parishioners, friends, and visitors. We will also send you a reminder early in the week before you serve so that you don’t forget. If you are new to hosting Coffee Hour and would like to, but don’t want to do it on your own, we can help you find someone to pair up with. Many hands may light work, and hosting coffee hour is both an important ministry of the parish and a fun thing to do. NOTE: in summer months, along with our more modest Sunday liturgy, it is fine to have a more modest coffee hour, offering drinkables and light snacks. For further information speak to Patti Barnes or Phoebe Pettingell.

Solemn Evensong and Benediction – will be offered on Sunday 5 August (Eve of the Feast of the Transfiguration) at 5:30 pm. The guest preacher (and officiant at Evensong) will be the Rev. Canon Jeremy Haselock, recently retired Canon Precentor at Norwich Cathedral in England, and a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen. The Schola Cantorum will interrupt their summer break to sing works of Heinrich Schütz, Harvey Burgett, Edward Elgar, and Marcel Dupré. Mark your calendars now and don’t miss what promises to be a splendid choral service.

Choir Season 2018-2019 – begins on Sunday 30 September. Sung Masses with Cantors singing the Plainchant Minor Propers (Introit, Gradual, etc.) begin on Sunday 2 September (Sunday in the Labor Day Weekend). Meanwhile, see the next announcement …

Sunday 10 a.m. Masses during the Summer – take on a simpler (and somewhat briefer) form, following closely the texts and rubrics of The Book of Common Prayer, 1979 and adding a fifth hymn to the usual four. It is vitally important to keep up our attendance during these months; our prayers and presence at Mass express our love for God and our neighbor, bringing real blessings both in our own lives and in those of our fellow parishioners. (If there are any favorite hymns you’d like us to sing during the summer months, please contact Fr. Alexander, who will try his best to accommodate all reasonable requests!)

Sunday School and Nursery – We need volunteers to assume responsibility for organizing Sunday School for the 2018-2019 Program Year (beginning in September). Please speak to Fr. Alexander or one of the Wardens (Tom Bledsoe and Bill Dilworth) if you would like to learn more and / or contribute your time to this crucial aspect of parish life.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Elizabeth, Richard, Norman, John, Shannah, Sister Carolyn, Lynne, William, Hannah, Kaitlyn, Mary, Gus, Leonard, Harrington, Joan, Elizabeth, Sally, Sandy, John, Phebe, Ed, Gregory, Richard, Colin, Sandy, Kiersten, Beverly, Jonathan, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Douglas, Beverly, Allora, Carlos, Betsy, Rhoda, William, James, and Louis.

Birthdays this week: Modu Johnson (Wednesday 6/20).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: J. Carter Brown (17 June 2002), Terry Wilkes (22 June 1999), and Dorothy Van Slyck Eagles (23 June 1997). Those in whose memory flowers are given: Iolanda Pisaturo.

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma): The Most Rev’d Stephen Than Myint Oo, Archbishop of Myanmar and Bishop of Yangon; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the campers, counselors and staff of the Episcopal Conference Center as they begin another summer of fun and faith.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – Acolyte/MC J Ihnen; Thurifer L Verdelotti
Lector – J Steiny
Ushers – George Ryan and Karl Benziger
Coffee Hour – Martin and Magdalena Pehalova

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S


Saturday 23 June
Epiphany Soup Kitchen 2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

17 June
THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Low Mass 8:10 am
Mass with Hymns 10:00 am

Daily Mass and Office Lectionaries: Proper 6, Year Two

Monday 18 June
Bernard Mizeki, Catechist and Martyr in Rhodesia, 1896 (R)
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Low Mass 6:00 pm

Tuesday 19 June
Gervase and Protase, Martyrs at Milan, 2nd cent. (R)
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Wednesday 20 June
FERIA (G)
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Low Mass 6 pm

Thursday 21 June
Aloysius Gonzaga, Jesuit, 1591 (W)
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Friday 22 June
Alban, First Martyr in Britain, c. 304 (R)
Paulinus, Bishop of Nola, 431 (W)
Thomas More, Scholar, and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Martyrs, 1535 (R)

Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Saturday 23 June
Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c. 678 (W)
Morning Prayer 9:30 am
Low Mass 10:00 am

24 June
THE NATIVITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST (W)
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Low Mass 8:10 am
Mass with Hymns 10:00 am

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (24 June)

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
Psalm 85
Isaiah 40:1-11
Acts 13:14b-26
Luke 1:57-80

Thursday, June 7, 2018

PARISH NOTES
Sunday 10 June 2018

God confronts Adam and Eve
Byzantine Mosaic, 12th-13th Century
Monreale Cathedral, Sicily

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS

Third Sunday After Pentecost - Proper 5, Year B
Psalm 130
Genesis 3:8-15
2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1
Mark 3:20-35

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer Book Discussion Group – Fr. Alexander is forming an online discussion group to read together Scott Gunn and Melody Shobe’s new book Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices –suitable both for those relatively new to our tradition and those who would like a refresher. Those interested in participating are asked to email the Rector; at the time of writing only one space is left, so act now to reserve your place! An introductory organizational email will be sent this week to those who have indicated the desire to participate.

Reliquary Case – The newly-mounted display case on the wall of the S. Stephen Altar, between the Altarpiece and the door to the Priests’ Sacristy, holds a reliquary containing both a first-class relic and a hand-painted Greek icon of Saint Stephen the Protomartyr. The case and the reliquary have been given by Jacob Ihnen; the relic and the icon by Fr. Alexander.

Antique Needlepoint – On the stairwell landing between the first and second floors of the Guildhouse, there is a newly-mounted needlepoint depiction of Ruth and Boaz (Ruth 2:8-13). Dated 1854, it is the work of Mary Ann Sturge, Great-Grandmother of Fr. Harrington M. Gordon, who crafted it at the age of 13 on board ship from England to the United States. Our heartfelt thanks to Fr. and Mrs. Gordon for their gift to S. Stephen’s of this precious family heirloom and fine example of nineteenth-century religious folk art.

Sunday Masses during the Summer Months – take on a simplified (and somewhat briefer) form, following closely the texts and rubrics of The Book of Common Prayer, 1979. It is vitally important to keep up our attendance during the summer months; our prayers and presence at Mass express our love for God and our neighbor, bringing real blessings both in our own lives and in those of our fellow parishioners.

Coffee Hour Rota – We need someone to take over the responsibility of organizing the Coffee Hour rota. Please speak to Fr. Alexander or Cathy Bledsoe if you are interested in learning more.

Sunday School and Nursery – We need volunteers to assume responsibility for organizing the staffing of the nursery (effective immediately) and for organizing Sunday School for the 2018-2019 Program Year (beginning in September). Please speak to Fr. Alexander or one of the Wardens (Tom Bledsoe and Bill Dilworth) if you would like to learn more and / or contribute your time and effort to this crucial aspect of parish life.

Epiphany Soup Kitchen – The ESK Board has need of more members, and especially someone who has experience and skill in grant writing. If you or someone you know might be interested in serving in this way, please be in touch with Bruce Lennihan. (ESK is hosted at S. Stephen's but is an independent non-profit corporation with its own Board separate from the parish and Vestry.)


FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Prayers have been requested for: Elizabeth, Richard, Norman, John, Shannah, Sister Carolyn, Lynne, William, Hannah, Kaitlyn, Mary, Gus, Leonard, Harrington, Joan, Elizabeth, Sally, Sandy, John, Phebe, Ed, Gregory, Richard, Colin, Sandy, Kiersten, Beverly, Jonathan, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Douglas, Beverly, Allora, Carlos, Betsy, Rhoda, William, James, and Louis.

Birthdays this week: Althea "Deedee" Latimer (Wednesday 6/13), Charles Andrews (Thursday 6/14), DeOnte Latimer (Thursday 6/14), and Jason Ashley (Saturday 6/16).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Warren Davis Phillips (13 June 1986), Palmer Congdon (14 June 1989), and Agnes McCoy (16 June 1984).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico: The Most Rev’d Francisco Moreno, Presiding Bishop of La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico & Bishop of Northern Mexico; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the people and clergy of St. Barnabas, Warwick.


THE SUNDAY ROTA

Acolytes – Acolyte/MC J Ihnen; Thurifer F Pisaturo
Lector – P Martin
Ushers – Patricia Barnes and Bobby Rose
Coffee Hour – Modu Johnson


THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S

PARISH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS


Tuesday 12 June
Vestry Meeting, Library, 7:00 pm

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S 

Monday 11 June
ESK Board Meeting 7:00 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 16 June
Epiphany Soup Kitchen 2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

10 June
THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Low Mass 8:10 am
Mass with Hymns 10:00 am

Daily Mass and Office Lectionaries: Proper 5, Year Two

Monday 11 June
SAINT BARNABAS THE APOSTLE (R)
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Low Mass 6:00 pm

Tuesday 12 June
FERIA (G)
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Wednesday 13 June

Anthony of Padua, Priest & Doctor, 1231 (W)
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Low Mass 6 pm

Thursday 14 June

Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, 379 (W)
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Friday 15 June
Evelyn Underhill, Spiritual Writer, 1941 (W)
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Saturday 16 June
Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, 1752 (W)
Morning Prayer 9:30 am
Low Mass 10:00 am

17 June
THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Low Mass 8:10 am
Mass with Hymns 10:00 am



NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (17 June)

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost - Proper 6, Year B
Psalm 92:1-4,11-14
Ezekiel 17:22-24
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17
Mark 4:26-34

Saturday, June 2, 2018

PARISH NOTES
Sunday 3 June 2018
Francisco Sainz de Maza, Corpus Christi Procession (1944)
FROM THE RECTOR

The Solemnity of Corpus Christi -- celebrated at S. Stephen's on the Third Sunday after Pentecost by kind permission of the Bishop of Rhode Island -- is a joyous feast, giving thanks for Our Lord's gift of himself in the Sacrament of His Body and Blood. It is also the choir's last Sunday before their summer break, and the occasion of Sunday School Recognition and the annual Parish Barbecue. Overall, it's an important occasion in our parish life, not to be missed if at all possible. -- Fr. John D. Alexander 

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Corpus Christi
Psalm 116
Deuteronomy 8:2-3
1 Corinthians 11:23-29
John 6:47-58

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC 

Josquin des Prez (c. 1450-1521)— Missa Pange lingua

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)— O sacrum convivium

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)— O Salutaris


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Choir Season Concludes Today – Sincere and heartfelt thanks to James Busby and the Schola Cantorum for another splendid program year of liturgical music. During the summer months we have the opportunity to sing hymns and congregational Mass settings. (If you have any favorite hymns you would like to sing – ideally, from the 1982 Hymnal – please let Fr. Alexander or James Busby know; no promises, but we will do our best to accommodate all reasonable requests!) The 2018-2019 choir season is scheduled to begin on Sunday 30 September.

Sunday School Recognition – takes place today during the 10 am Mass today. We have had an excellent program this year thanks to Alison Huff, Rose Callanan, and everyone who has participated. (See the notice below concerning next year’s program.)

Parish Barbecue – Please join us for after the 10:00 am Solemn Mass for the annual Parish Barbecue featuring hamburgers, hotdogs, and many other dishes provided by parishioners. All are welcome and invited!

Monthly Requiem – for the departed of this parish whose year’s mind falls during June will be offered tomorrow, Monday 4 June, at 6:00 pm (preceded by Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm). If you have any names to add to those to be remembered, please let Fr. Alexander know. See GAS announcement below.

Guild of All Souls: St. Stephen, Proto-Martyr Branch – S. Stephen’s celebrates a parish Requiem Mass on the First Monday of most months at the 6:00 pm Mass. Departed members of the parish whose anniversaries fall during the month are remembered in prayer, and anyone may submit additional names of the departed.

Summer Book Discussion Group – Fr. Alexander is forming an online discussion group to read together Scott Gunn and Melody Shobe’s new book Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices –suitable both for those relatively new to our tradition and those who would like a refresher. Those interested in participating are asked to email the Rector; spaces are limited and filling up quickly so please act now to reserve your place!

Thank you – to those parishioners and friends of S. Stephen’s who made the trip to St. John’s, Newport, this past Thursday to celebrate the Feast of the Visitation. Fr. Alexander preached and served as Deacon, and three members of our acolyte corps served at the altar in a lovely service sung by the Newport County Choir School. Well done to all involved!

Coffee Hour Rota – We need someone to take over the responsibility of organizing the rota of Coffee Hour hosts. Please speak to Fr. Alexander or Cathy Bledsoe if you might be interested.

Sunday School and Nursery – We need volunteers to assume responsibility for organizing the staffing of the nursery (effective immediately) and for organizing Sunday School for the 2018-2019 Program Year (beginning in September). Please speak to Fr. Alexander or one of the Wardens (Tom Bledsoe and Bill Dilworth) if you would like to learn more and / or contribute your time and effort to this crucial aspect of parish life.

Epiphany Soup Kitchen – The ESK Board has need of more members, and especially someone who has experience and skill in grant writing. If you or someone you know might be interested in serving in this way, please be in touch with Bruce Lennihan. (ESK is hosted at S. Stephen's but is an independent non-profit corporation with its own Board separate from the parish and Vestry.)


FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Elizabeth, Richard, Norman, John, Shannah, Sister Carolyn, Lynne, William, Hannah, Kaitlyn, Mary, Gus, Leonard, Harrington, Joan, Elizabeth, Sally, Sandy, John, Phebe, Ed, Gregory, Richard, Colin, Sandy, Kiersten, Beverly, Jonathan, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Douglas, Beverly, Allora, Carlos, Betsy, Rhoda, William, James, and Louis.

Birthdays this week: Jane Malone (Friday 6/8).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Rosamond Hine (3 June 1998), Janis Gay (3 June 1984), William Milligan Sloan (4 June 1994), Cameron Duke Stebbins (4 June 1997), Sarah Elizabeth MacIntyre (5 June 1990), Arthur Giglio (5 June 1990), and Arria Sargent Huntington (7 June 1996). Recently Departed: Mary Louise McCole.

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Anglican Church of Melanesia: The Most Rev’d George Takeli, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Bishop of Central Melanesia; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the people and clergy of Church of the Holy Spirit, Charlestown and of Grace Church, Providence and of St. Columba’s, Middletown.


THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC R Noble; SD J Ihnen; Thurifers J Starks, A Alexander; Crucifer F Pisaturo; Torches L Verdelotti, G Benziger
Lector – RG Noble
Ushers – Joy D’Ambra and Nancy Gingrich
Coffee Hour – Hooks for coffee setup and everyone else for BBQ preparation.


THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS


Monday 4 June
Guild of All Souls 6:00 pm (Lady Chapel)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Saturday 9 June
Epiphany Soup Kitchen 2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

3 June
CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY (W)
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Low Mass 8:10 am
Solemn Mass, Procession, & Benediction 10:00 am

Daily Mass and Office Lectionaries: Proper 4, Year Two

Monday 4 June
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Requiem Mass for June Departed (Black) 6:00 pm

Tuesday 5 June
Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary, Martyr, 754 (R)
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Wednesday 6 June
Norbert, Archbishop of Magdeburg, 1134 (W)
Philip the Evangelist, Deacon, 1st Century

Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Low Mass 6 pm

Thursday 7 June
FERIA (G)
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Friday 8 June
THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS (W)
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Saturday 9 June
Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597 (W)
Morning Prayer 9:30 am
Low Mass 10:00 am

10 June
THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (G)
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Low Mass 8:10 am
Sung Mass 10:00 am

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (10 June)

The Third Sunday After Pentecost, Year B
Psalm 130
Genesis 3:8-15
2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1
Mark 3:20-35

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PARISH NOTES
Sunday 27 May 2018


Pierre Mignard, The Holy Trinity
Fresco (detail), Interior of Cupola of Église du Val-de-Grâce (1663)
Paris, France
FROM THE RECTOR

Trinity Sunday celebrates the deepest mystery of God's inner being as communion among the three divine Persons who have revealed themselves to us as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The heart of reality itself is love. In sending the Son and the Spirit into the world, the Father gathers all creation into the loving relationships which subsist in the Godhead from and to all eternity. God's self-revelation as love in the Holy and Undivided Trinity is cause for celebration. Come join us this Sunday as we rejoice and offer ourselves to be the agents of God's love in his world today. -- Fr. John D. Alexander

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Trinity Sunday, Year B 

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC 

Healey Willan (1880-1968)—Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Parish Magazine – The Trinity issue of The S. Stephen was mailed last week, and an email sent with a link to the online version. Extra hard copies are available in the Narthex. If you would like to be on our mailing and / or email lists, please fill out the form on the back of Parish Notes and give to an usher or member of the clergy. 

Summer Book Discussion Group – Fr. Alexander is forming an online discussion group to read together Scott Gunn and Melody Shobe’s new book Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices –suitable both for those relatively new to our tradition and those who would like a refresher. Those interested in participating are asked to email the Rector; spaces are limited so please act quickly to reserve your place! 

Brown Commencement Sunday – Congratulations to all graduating Brown students and their families and friends! You are in our prayers today. 

Memorial Day – As on all public holidays, on Monday 28 May, we will offer Low Mass at 10:00 am, preceded by Morning Prayer at 9:30 am. 

Coffee Hour Rota – We need someone to take over the responsibility of organizing the rota of Coffee Hour hosts. Please speak to Fr. Alexander or Cathy Bledsoe if you might be interested. 

Sunday School and Nursery – We need volunteers to assume responsibility for organizing the staffing of the nursery (effective immediately) and for organizing Sunday School for the 2018-2019 Program Year (beginning in September). Please speak to Fr. Alexander or one of the Wardens (Tom Bledsoe and Bill Dilworth) if you would like to learn more and / or contribute your time and effort to this crucial aspect of parish life. 

The Parish Barbecue – is scheduled for next Sunday 3 June (the Solemnity of Corpus Christi), which will also be the last regular choir Sunday of the season, and Sunday School Recognition. We need lots of volunteers to help with the setup, cooking, serving, and cleanup. Please call or email Susan in the parish office to sign up to help. 

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – will be celebrated at Saint John’s, Newport, this Thursday 31 May at 6:30 pm as part of our continuing series of joint services. Fr. Alexander will be the preacher. All are cordially invited to attend.

Epiphany Soup Kitchen  The ESK Board has need of more members, and especially someone who has experience and skill in grant writing. If you or someone you know might be interested in serving in this way, please be in touch with Bruce Lennihan. (ESK is hosted at S. Stephen's but is an independent non-profit corporation with its own Board separate from the parish and Vestry.)

FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Elizabeth, Richard, Norman, John, Shannah, Sister Carolyn, Lynne, William, Hannah, Kaitlyn, Mary, Gus, Leonard, Harrington, Joan, Elizabeth, Sally, Sandy, John, Phebe, Ed, Gregory, Richard, Colin, Sandy, Kiersten, Beverly, Jonathan, Zac, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Douglas, Beverly, Allora, Carlos, Betsy, Rhoda, William, James, and Louis. 

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Nancy Figliolini (28 May 2006), Agnes Maud Cliff (28 May 1986), Shirley Cook (29 May 2014), Grace Gerry Harris (31 May 1987), William Russell Halliwell (31 May 1995), and Agnes Zendzian Laird (2 June 1991). Recently Departed: Mary Louise McCole and Wayne Mionske, priest. 

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Anglican Church of Korea: The Most Rev’d Onesimus Dongsin Park, Primate of the Anglican Church of Korea & Bishop of Busan; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the people and clergy of Trinity, Cranston and Trinity, Newport and Trinity, North Scituate and Holy Trinity, Tiverton and for those in the Armed Forces who have died in service to our country. 

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC F Pisaturo; Thurifer J Starks; Crucifer D Malo; Torches Katie Rejto, TBD 
Lector – P Pettingell 
Ushers – Phoebe Pettingell and Tom Bledsoe 
Coffee Hour – None, because of Brown Commencement. 

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S 

Saturday 2 June 
Epiphany Soup Kitchen 2:30 pm (Great Hall) 

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE 

27 May 
TRINITY SUNDAY (W) 
Morning Prayer 8:00 am 
Low Mass 8:10 am 
Solemn Mass 10:00 am 

Daily Mass and Office Lectionaries: Proper 3, Year Two 

Monday 28 May 
Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1089 (W) 
Morning Prayer 9:30 am 
Low Mass 10:00 am 

Tuesday 29 May 
FERIA (G) 
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon 
Low Mass 12:10 pm 

Wednesday 30 May 
Joan of Arc, Visionary, 1431 (R) 
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm 
Low Mass 6 pm 

Thursday 31 May 
THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY TO ELIZABETH (Blue) 
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon 
Low Mass 12:10 pm 

Friday 1 June 
Justin, Martyr at Rome, c. 167 (R) 
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon 
Low Mass 12:10 pm 

Saturday 2 June 
Blandina and her Companions, the Martyrs of Lyons, 177 (R) 
Morning Prayer 9:30 am 
Low Mass 10:00 am 

3 June 
CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY (W) 
Morning Prayer 8:00 am 
Low Mass 8:10 am 
Solemn Mass 10:00 am 

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (3 June) 

Corpus Christi Sunday, Year B 

Friday, May 18, 2018

PARISH NOTES
Sunday 20 May 2018

Pentecost
Unknown Portuguese Artist, c. 1540-1550
Museu de Alberto Sampaio, Guimarães, Portugal

THIS SUNDAY'S READINGS
 
Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost, Year B

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC  
with St. Dunstan Consort 

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)— Missa Super Komm, Heiliger Geist, TWV 9:10

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)— Sanctus, Agnus Dei, ZWV 26

Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)— Veni sancte spiritus 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Altar Flowers – at the high altar are given by Ed Hooks to the glory of God and in honor of the occasion of the baptism of Nova Donna Freeman and the baptisms and first communions of William Kinloch and Tristan Kinloch.

Tudor Evensong for Pentecost – Today, Sunday 20 May, at 4:00 pm at the Society of Saint Margaret in Duxbury, MA, the All Saints' Choir of Men and Boys, under the direction of Andrew Sheranian, Vox Equalis, the Long & Away Viol Consort, and other musical friends will join forces to offer an Evensong following the form of the 1552 Book of Common Prayer. This service will feature William Byrd’s Great Service Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, Preces and Responses of Tompkins, and If ye be risen again with Christ by Orlando Gibbons. Free with a retiring collection. Tea will follow.

Parish Magazine – The Trinity issue of The S. Stephen has been mailed this week, and an email sent with a link to the online version. Extra hard copies are available in the Narthex. If you would like to be on our mailing and / or email lists, please fill out the form on the back of Parish Notes and give to an usher or member of the clergy.

Summer Book Discussion Group – Fr. Alexander is forming an online discussion group to read together Scott Gunn and Melody Shobe’s new book Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices –suitable both for those relatively new to our tradition and those who would like a refresher. Those interested in participating are asked to email the Rector; spaces are limited so please act quickly to reserve your place!

Brown Commencement Sunday – Next Sunday 27 May, we will offer Morning Prayer at 8:00 am, and Mass at 8:10 am and 10 am. You should be able to find parking within a few blocks of the church, but please note that there will be no parking on George Street between Prospect and Thayer Streets. If you wish to drop someone off, please note that traffic on George Street will be one way from the west between Brown and Thayer only. The stretch between Benefit and Brown Streets will be blocked off, so you must approach from Brown Street.

Commencement Visitors
– We are seeking volunteers who are willing to come on Friday 25 May, Saturday 26 May, and Sunday 27 May to sit in the church so that we may keep it open for visitors. If you would like to serve in this way, please let us know by sending email or calling the parish office at 421-6702, ext. 1.

Coffee Hour Rota – We need someone to take over the responsibility of organizing the rota of Coffee Hour hosts. Please speak to Fr. Alexander or Cathy Bledsoe if you might be interested.

The Parish Barbecue – is scheduled for Sunday 3 June (the Solemnity of Corpus Christi), which will also be the last regular choir Sunday of the season, and Sunday School Recognition. We need lots of volunteers to help with the setup, cooking, serving, and cleanup. Please call or email Susan in the parish office to sign up to help.

The Epiphany Soup Kitchen (ESK) Board – could use some more members from S. Stephen’s. If you would be interested in serving – or just learning more about what is involved – please contact Bruce Lennihan. (ESK is an independent non-profit corporation, hosted at but not part of the parish.)

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
– will be celebrated at Saint John’s, Newport, on Thursday 31 May as part of our continuing series of joint services. Fr. Alexander will be the preacher. All are cordially invited to attend.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Elizabeth, Richard, Norman, John, Shannah, Sister Carolyn, Lynne, William, Hannah, Kaitlyn, Mary, Gus, Leonard, Harrington, Joan, Elizabeth, Sally, Sandy, John, Phebe, Ed, Gregory, Richard, Colin, Sandy, Kiersten, Beverly, Jonathan, Zac, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Douglas, Beverly, Allora, Carlos, Betsy, Rhoda, William, James, and Louis.

Birthdays this week: Andrew Grover (Sunday 5/20), Davaughn Hooks (Monday 5/21), Bobby Rose (Tuesday 5/22), and Rose Callanan (Friday 5/25).

The faithful departed:
Year’s Mind: Martha S. Fearson (20 May 1987), Allen Burnett Williams (20 May 2010), Royal Martin Disley (21 May 2005), and Clinton Nickerson Williams II (21 May 1991). Recently Departed: Wayne Mionske, priest.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Diocese of Colorado - (VI, The Episcopal Church): The Rt. Rev’d Robert O'Neill.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC R Noble; Subdeacon F Pisaturo; Thurifer J Starks; Crucifer D Malo; Torches J Ihnen, G Benziger
Lector – M Johnson
Ushers – Chris Martel and Simon Newby
Coffee Hour – Karl and Klara Benziger

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S


Saturday 26 May
Epiphany Soup Kitchen 2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

20 May
WHITSUNDAY: THE DAY OF PENTECOST (R)
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Low Mass 8:10 am
Solemn Procession and Mass with Holy Baptism 10:00 am

Daily Mass and Office Lectionaries: Proper 2, Year Two

Monday 21 May
The Blessed Virgin Mary: Mother of the Church (W / Blue)
Helena, Empress, Protector of the Holy Places, 330 (W)
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Low Mass 6:00 pm

Tuesday 22 May

FERIA (G)
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Wednesday 23 May
Vincent of Lerins, Priest, Teacher, 450 (W)
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Low Mass 6 pm

Thursday 24 May
Jackson Kemper, First Missionary Bishop in the United States, 1870 (W)
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Friday 25 May
The Venerable Bede, Priest, Monk, Scholar, Historian, 735 (W)
Gregory VII, Bishop of Rome, Reformer of the Church, 1085

Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Saturday 26 May

Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, 1595 (W)
Morning Prayer 9:30 am
Low Mass 10:00 am

27 May

TRINITY SUNDAY (W)
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Low Mass 8:10 am
Solemn Mass 10:00 am

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (27 May)

Friday, May 11, 2018

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 13 May 2018 

The Election of Matthias as One of the Twelve (1875) 
Church of St. Mor and St. Deiniol, Llanfor, Gwynedd, Wales

FROM THE RECTOR

Thanks are due to all parishioners and friends who attended the East Side Episcopal parishes' joint celebration of the Feast of the Ascension on Thursday (8 May); and thanks to the clergy and people of Saint Martin's Church for hosting this unprecedented event. In attendance were 90 people, of whom we counted 22 from S. Stephen's. Well done. 

Fittingly for Mothers' Day, this Sunday is the occasion of our Annual May Procession of our Lady: always lots of fun and a good witness to the neighborhood. We welcome Fr. Andrew Mead as our guest preacher at the 10:00 am Solemn Mass. Please come out this Sunday and join in the celebration. 
-- Fr. John D. Alexander

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day, Year B 

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC 

Plainchant— Kyrie (Kyrie altissime) 

John Taverner (1490-1545)— Mass, Small Devotion 

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)— Viri Galilaei 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Welcome to our Visiting Preacher – at the 10:00 am Mass, the Rev’d Andrew C. Mead, DD, OBE, Rector Emeritus of Saint Thomas’ Church Fifth Avenue in New York City, and a long-time friend of S. Stephen’s. 

Visit of Bethlehem Artworks – Beautiful hand-made olive wood religious articles made by Christian families in Bethlehem and Jerusalem will be on sale today, May 13th, after both Masses. Bethlehem Artworks is an organization that provides assistance to over 100 Palestinian Christian families each week. Hand-made rosaries, statues, crosses and nativities make wonderful presents for family and friends; or an opportunity to add a beautiful hand carved religious item for your home to be cherished through generations. The religious articles are made by the suffering Christian families in the Holy-Land, and are their means of spreading the word of Jesus, a goal that began two thousand years ago. The Christian population in the Holy Land has dropped from over 65% to under 2% just within the last ten years. Crafting these religious articles is the primary means for providing for the livelihood of Christian families in the Holy Land. 

New Warden and Member of Vestry – We are pleased to announce that at its meeting this past Tuesday (May 8th), the Vestry elected Bill Dilworth to serve as Junior Warden of S. Stephen’s until the next Annual Parish Meeting in January 2019, when he will be eligible for re-election to a three-year term. Also, Alison Huff was elected to one of two vacant seats in the Vestry class of 2021. We hope to fill the remaining vacant seat at the next Vestry meeing in June. For more information on this process, feel free to speak with the Rector or one of the Wardens (Tom Bledsoe and Bill Dilworth). Congratulations to Bill and Alison; and thanks to both for consenting to serve. 

Coffee Hour Rota – We need someone to take over the responsibility of organizing the rota of Coffee Hour hosts. Please speak to Fr. Alexander or Cathy Bledsoe if you might be interested. 

The Parish Barbecue – is scheduled for Sunday 3 June (the Solemnity of Corpus Christi), which will also be the last regular choir Sunday of the season, and Sunday School Recognition. We need lots of volunteers to help with the setup, cooking, serving, and cleanup. Please call or email Susan in the parish office to sign up to help. 

The Epiphany Soup Kitchen (ESK) Board – could use some more members from S. Stephen’s. If you would be interested in serving – or just learning more about what is involved – please contact Bruce Lennihan. (ESK is an independent non-profit corporation, hosted at but not part of the parish.) 

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – will be celebrated at Saint John’s, Newport, on Thursday 31 May as part of our continuing series of joint services. Fr. Alexander will be the preacher. All are cordially invited to attend. 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Elizabeth, Richard, Norman, John, Shannah, Sister Carolyn, Lynne, William, Hannah, Kaitlyn, Mary, Gus, Leonard, Harrington, Joan, Elizabeth, Sally, Sandy, John, Phebe, Ed, Gregory, Richard, Colin, Sandy, Kiersten, Beverly, Jonathan, Zac, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Douglas, Beverly, Allora, Carlos, Betsy, Rhoda, William, James, and Louis. 

Birthdays this week: Hope Morse (Friday 5/18) and Noah Butler-Rose (Saturday 5/19). 

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: David A. Ross (18 May 1997), Elizabeth Kellum (18 May 1997), Janice Dobson (19 May 2000), Elise Jackson Steedman (19 May 1985), and Tyrone Gingrich (19 May 2014). 

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome and for the Diocese of Christchurch - (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia); in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the people and clergy of St. Augustine's, Kingston and for Diocesan Council, Standing Committee and those who serve on our diocesan governing committees. 

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC R Noble; Subdeacon J Ihnen; Thurifer J Starks; Crucifer F Pisaturo; Torches R Callanan, K Rejto 
Lector – TBD 
Ushers – Tom Oakes and Karl Benziger 
Coffee Hour – Society of Mary 

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S 

Saturday 19 May 
Epiphany Soup Kitchen 2:30 pm (Great Hall) 

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE 

13 May 
THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER: SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION DAY (W) 
Morning Prayer 8:00 am 
Low Mass 8:10 am 
May Procession of Our Lady and Solemn Mass 10:00 am 

Daily Office Lectionary: Easter VII, Year Two 
Daily Mass Lectionary: Easter VII 

14 May 
Monday in Easter VII (W) 
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm 
Low Mass 6:00 pm 

15 May 
Tuesday in Easter VII (W) 
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon 
Low Mass 12:10 pm 

16 May 
Wednesday in Easter VII (W) 
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm 
Low Mass 6 pm 

17 May 
Thursday in Easter VII (W) 
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon 
Low Mass 12:10 pm 

18 May 
Friday in Easter VII (W) 
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon 
Low Mass 12:10 pm 

19 May 
Saturday in Easter VII (W) 
Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988 
Morning Prayer 9:30 am 
Low Mass 10:00 am 

20 May 
WHITSUNDAY: THE DAY OF PENTECOST (R) 
Morning Prayer 8:00 am 
Low Mass 8:10 am 
Solemn Mass 10:00 am 

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (20 May) 

Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost, Year B 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 6 May 2018

Baptism of Cornelius the Centurion by Peter
Michel Corneille, c. 1658
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia


FROM THE RECTOR

The Sunday before Ascension Day is traditionally observed as Rogation Sunday: a time to acknowledge our dependence on God for all the gifts of Creation, and to pray for the fruitfulness of the earth during the coming summer and harvest. Please join us on this joyful occasion of praise, thanksgiving, and intercession. -- Fr. John D. Alexander

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B
Psalm 98
Acts 10:44-48

1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17


THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC 

Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (1590-1664)— Missa Ego flos campi
John E. West (1863-1929)— The woods and every sweet- smelling tree


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Visit of Bethlehem Artworks – Beautiful hand-made olive wood religious articles made by Christian families in Bethlehem and Jerusalem will be on sale next Sunday, May 13th, after both Masses. Bethlehem Artworks is an organization that provides assistance to over 100 Palestinian Christian families each week. Hand-made rosaries, statues, crosses and nativities make wonderful presents for family and friends; or an opportunity to add a beautiful hand carved religious item for your home to be cherished through generations. The religious articles are made by the suffering Christian families in the Holy-Land, and are their means of spreading the word of Jesus, a goal that began two thousand years ago. The Christian population in the Holy Land has dropped from over 65% to under 2% just within the last ten years. Crafting these religious articles is the primary means for providing for the livelihood of Christian families in the Holy Land.

Episcopal Ministry at Brown & RISD (EMBR)
– Sunday evening prayer with EMBR continues this evening in the Lady Chapel at 5:30 pm.

Commemoration of May Departed – of this parish whose year’s mind falls during May will be included in the Low Mass tomorrow, Monday 7 May, at 6:00 pm (preceded by Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm). If you have any names to add to the list of those remembered, please email the parish office at office@sstephens.necoxmail.com. See GAS announcement below.

Guild of All Souls: St. Stephen, Proto-Martyr Branch – S. Stephen’s celebrates a parish Requiem Mass on the First Monday of most months at the 6:00 pm Mass. Departed members of the parish whose anniversaries fall during the month are remembered in prayer, and anyone may submit additional names of the departed.

The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ – Please mark your calendars for a joint celebration by the three Episcopal parishes of Providence’s East Side (Saint Martin’s, Redeemer, and Saint Stephen’s) this Thursday, 10 May, at Saint Martin’s Church, 50 Orchard Avenue, at 7 pm. Fr. Alexander will be the preacher.

The S. Stephen – The copy deadline for the next and final issue this season of the parish magazine is this Friday, May 11. If you would like to contribute an article or review to be considered for publication, please send electronic copy (preferably in Microsoft Word or Apple Pages format) to Phoebe Pettingell at phoebe114@aol.com.

Epiphany Soup Kitchen – S. Stephen's next opportunity to supply the volunteers for the ESK will be this Saturday 12 May. We had 76 guests last week and 82 the week before. Our numbers have been slowly rising. We need a minimum of five volunteers. We can use as many as eight. Please let Bruce Lennihan know if you can help. His email address is michelleisgreat@comcast.net

May Procession of Our Lady – will be next Sunday, 13 May, (fittingly, Mother’s Day) at the 10 am Mass. We need volunteers to carry the statue of Our Lady and to assist the ushers in directing traffic. Please call the parish office or speak to one of the clergy if you would like to help.

Coffee Hour Rota – We need someone to take over the responsibility of organizing the rota of Coffee Hour hosts. Please speak to Fr. Alexander or Cathy Bledsoe if you might be interested.

The Parish Barbecue – is scheduled for Sunday 3 June (the Solemnity of Corpus Christi), which will also be the last regular choir Sunday of the season, and Sunday School Recognition. We need lots of volunteers to help with the setup, cooking, serving, and cleanup. Please call or email Susan in the parish office to sign up to help.


FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Elizabeth, Richard, Norman, John, Shannah, Sister Carolyn, Lynne, William, Hannah, Kaitlyn, Mary, Gus, Leonard, Harrington, Joan, Elizabeth, Sally, Sandy, John, Phebe, Ed, Gregory, Richard, Colin, Sandy, Kiersten, Beverly, Mary, Zac, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Douglas, Beverly, Allora, Carlos, Betsy, Rhoda, William, James, and Louis.

Birthdays this week: Karen Vorbeck Williams (Wednesday 5/9).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Robert Hale Ives Goddard (6 May 2003), Edna Rawlings (6 May 2014), Marion Beverly Hall (8 May 2010), Bertha Isabelle Hughes (10 May 1992), Estelle "Peg" Duncanson (10 May 2006), Agnes Charette (12 May 1984), and Edward Brown Williams, Jr. (12 May 1991).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for The Anglican Church of Kenya: The Most Rev’d Jackson Ole Sapit, Primate and Archbishop of All Kenya; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the people and clergy of Ascension/ la Iglesia de la Ascension, Cranston and of Ascension, Wakefield.


THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC J Ihnen; Subdeacon R Noble; Thurifer J Starks; Crucifer F Pisaturo; Torches R Callanan, TBD
Lector – E Alexander
Ushers – George Ryan and Bruce Lennihan
Coffee Hour – Tom Oakes and Nancy Gingrich


THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS


Monday 7 May
Guild of All Souls 6:00 pm (Lady Chapel)

Tuesday 8 May
Vestry 7:00 pm (Library)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Saturday 12 May

Epiphany Soup Kitchen 2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

6 May
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (ROGATION SUNDAY) (W)
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Low Mass 8:10 am
Solemn Mass 10:00 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR 5:30 pm

Daily Office Lectionary: Easter VI, Year Two
Daily Mass Lectionary: Easter VI


7 May
Monday in Easter VI (W)
Harriet Starr Cannon, Founder of the Community of Saint Mary, 1896
John of Beverly, Monk, Bishop, 721

Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Low Mass 6:00 pm

8 May
Tuesday in Easter VI (W)
Julian of Norwich, Mystic, Teacher, c. 1417
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

9 May
Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop, Teacher, 389 (W)
Pachomius, Abbot, 346
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Low Mass 6 pm

10 May
THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon (at S. Stephen’s)
Solemn Mass 7:00 pm (at S. Martin’s)

11 May
Friday in Easter VI (W)
Noonday Prayer 12:00 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

12 May
Saturday in Easter VI (W)
Morning Prayer 9:30 am
Low Mass 10:00 am

13 May
THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER: SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION DAY (W)
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Low Mass 8:10 am
May Procession of Our Lady and Solemn Mass 10:00 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR 5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (13 May)

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B
Psalm 1
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19