Friday, June 2, 2017

Sunday 4 June 2017

Pentecost, Master of the Salem Heiligenaltar, end of 15th century
Warburg-Wolfegg Collection at Wolfegg Castle, Germany


The Day of Pentecost marks the "birthday of the Church," when the Holy Spirit descended in tongues of flame alighting on the apostles and equipping them for their mission to the world. It is one of the principal holy days of the Church Calendar, a time of great rejoicing, and an opportunity to pray for the renewal of the Holy Spirit's gifts in our own lives. -- Fr. John D. Alexander


Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost – Year A
Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:25-35, 37
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
John 20:19-23


Fr. Yost Farewell – Today we are bidding Godspeed to Fr. Martin C. Yost, SSC, who has been our Assistant Priest and Episcopal College Minister for the past two years, and who is now moving to Newport assist part-time at St. John’s Church. Please join us for a farewell presentation to him at Coffee Hour today following the 10 am Mass.

Society of St. Margaret Open House – The Sisters of St. Margaret invite the parish of S. Stephens for an Open House at their campus in Duxbury. All are welcome to come this afternoon from 3-5 pm to tour the Convent, Chapel and Farmhouse as well as the grounds and beach. Tea will be served in the Refectory and Evening Prayer will be sung at 5 pm in St. Margaret’s Chapel. We hope to see many of you this afternoon. Address: 50 Harden Hill Road, Duxbury, MA 02332, 781-934-9477 ext. 701.

Change to Daily Mass Schedule – Effective July 1, the schedule for Saturday and federal Public Holidays will shift back a half hour to Morning Prayer at 9:30 am and Mass at 10 am. Please make a note of the change.

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

Sunday School Recognition – On Sunday 25 June at the 10 am Solemn Mass, we will recognize the students and teachers who participated in the Sunday School program this year. Please make every effort to attend.

Annual Parish Barbecue – is scheduled for Sunday 25 June in the Great Hall, immediately following the 10 am Solemn Mass. We need volunteers to coordinate, help set up, to bring food and beverages, to work the grill, and to clean up. We also need a dedicated individual to volunteer to provide overall leadership and coordination for this fun event. If you can step forward for this responsibility, please let Fr. Alexander or Cory MacLean know as soon as possible.


Prayers have been requested for: Townsend, Norman, John, Shannah, Sister Carolyn, Mark, Hannah, Kaitlyn, Mary, Gus, Leonard, Harrington, Joan, Robert, Katherine, Sally, John, Ed, Virginia, Kirsten, Beverly, Deborah, Yolanda, Angela, Bobby, George, Carlos, Rhoda, William, and James.

Birthdays this week: Jane Malone (8 June).

Ordination Anniversaries: The Rev. John D. Alexander (5 June 1993).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: William Milligan Sloan (4 June 1994), Cameron Duke Stebbins (4 June 1997), Sarah Elizabeth MacIntyre & Arthur Giglio (5 June 1990), and Arria Sargent Huntington (7 June 1996). Recently Departed: Carlson Gerdau, priest. Memorials: Nancy Donaldson Pettingell and Malcolm Donald Hyman, in whose memory the music of the Mass is given.

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, please pray for the church in North East India (North India): The Rt. Rev’d Michael Herenz; and in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, please pray for the leadership and people of Church of the Holy Spirit, Charlestown; Grace Church, Providence; and St. Columba’s, Middletown.


Acolytes – MC Z Painter SD J Ihnen; Thurifer L Verdelotti; Crucifer L Hooks; Torches G Benziger, V Johnson
Lector – T Oakes
Ushers – P Barnes, K Benziger
Coffee Hour – T & C Bledsoe



Saturday 10 June
Epiphany Soup Kitchen 2:30 pm


Sunday 4 June
Morning Prayer 7:30 am
Low Mass 8 am
Solemn Mass 10 am

Daily Office and Mass Lectionaries: Proper 4, Year One

Monday 5 June
Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary, Martyr, 754 (R)
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Requiem Mass (with prayers for June departed) 6 pm

Tuesday 6 June
Norbert, Archbishop of Magdeburg, 1134 (G or W)
Philip the Evangelist, Deacon, 1st century
Angelus 12 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Wednesday 7 June
Feria (G)
Evening Prayer 5:30 pm
Low Mass with 6 pm

Thursday 8 June
William, Archbishop of York, 1154 (G or W)
Angelus 12 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Friday 9 June
Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597 (G or W)
Angelus 12 noon
Low Mass 12:10 pm

Saturday 10 June
Ephrem of Edessa, Deacon, 373 (G or W)
Morning Prayer 9 am
Low Mass 9:30 am
Holy Rosary 10 am

Sunday 4 June
Morning Prayer 7:30 am
Low Mass 8 am
Solemn Mass 10 am


Trinity Sunday – Year A
Psalm 8
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Matthew 28:16-20