Saturday, April 4, 2020

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 5 April 2020

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem (1617) by Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). Oil on canvas. Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Palm Sunday (Year A)
Liturgy of the Palms:
Psalm 118:19-29
Matthew 21:1-11

Liturgy of the Passion:
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:10-18
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 27:11-54


THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC 
(pre-recorded) 

Patrick Hadley (1899 – 1973)—My song is love unknown

A WORD OF WELCOME

Welcome to Saint Stephen’s – S. Stephen’s Church is in the midst of Brown University and serves the communities of the East Side of Providence, North Providence, East Providence, and beyond. It is a parish of the Diocese of Rhode Island in the Episcopal Church in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglo-Catholic tradition informs and shapes our life together. We are a diverse community uniting all sorts and conditions in the worship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and aim to offer up the best we have in liturgy, music, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and service.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Virtual Offices and Masses – To access and view the LIVE (and archived) services, please visit the parish Facebook page here. To access accompanying Daily Office and Low Mass readings and resources (as well as archived services), please visit the parish website sermon page here.

Blessed Palms – The palms that are blessed at this Sunday’s liturgy will be available for pick-up and personal devotion later this year.

An Update from the Search Committee – The search committee has nearly finished our first round of video conversations with all of the rector candidates. We’ve been impressed by the breadth of their experience, their ideas for the future, and their love of our Anglo-Catholic liturgy. Soon we will move to the next phase, which involves prayerfully considering and discussing the candidates in order to select a small number of finalists. Please continue to pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us through this process. Deborah Abel

Virtual Coffee Hour – This Sunday, 5 April, we will be hosting our second virtual coffee hour at 11:30 am through the Zoom application. We are hoping it will continue to be an uplifting platform to catch up with one another and see each other’s smiling faces. To receive an invitation to join the meeting (and download Zoom, if you don’t have it already), please contact Junior Warden Alison Huff. Call or text her at 401-465-8029 or email her at alisonhuff12@gmail.com. Thank you!

Concerning Pledges and the Sunday Offering – 
A key worry in this time of physical distancing is that our inability to gather as a church damages our income. A parishioner reached out wondering whether it was safe to send pledge envelopes in the mail. We have heard nothing from the public health authorities about the risks of virus transmission through the mail, so feel free to mail your check to the church. Alternatively, it is quite straightforward to give online by clicking here to visit S. Stephen’s online giving page, where you can use the payment portal week by week or set up a recurring direct deposit program with your bank. We are grateful for your generous response to our appeal for pledges in this transition year. Now the challenge is for us to receive and collect these pledges. We don’t know how long this period of physical distancing will have to last. If you are experiencing financial difficulties which hurt your ability to keep a pledge you made before this crisis of the coronavirus, please do not hesitate to let us know. You may contact Father Mead at 917-592-5947 or email him at andrewcraigmead1@gmail.com. Thank you for your love of S. Stephen’s.

Holy Week and Easter – The schedule of virtual services for Holy Week and Easter, including the liturgies of the Triduum Sacrum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil), is available on the parish website here. We hope that all parishioners will note the service dates and times and make every effort to tune in.

Gather your bells – Traditionally, bells are rung at the beginning of the Gloria in excelsis at the liturgies of both Maundy Thursday and Easter Vigil. If you have a bell at home, dust it off and give it a ring!

Virtual Adoration after Maundy Thursday Liturgy – On 9 April, there will be Virtual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after the completion of the 7:30 pm Maundy Thursday Liturgy from 8:30-9:30 pm. Watch with Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane.

Good Friday Offering – By a venerable tradition, the collection taken on Good Friday is given to support the work of the Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. This support is vital in the region where Christianity originated but Christians are now a threatened minority. All checks, cash, and online donations earmarked for that day will be forwarded to Episcopal Church headquarters for this purpose. To make a donation for this purpose online, simply visit the giving page linked to above. For more information on the Good Friday Offering, please visit here.

College Ministry – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) continues its meetings virtually this Sunday, 5 April, at 5:30 pm for Evening Prayer on the EMBR Facebook page. All are most welcome and invited to participate!

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Patti, Maxcine, Ethel, Chipper, Donna, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Robyn, Sandy, John, Dylan, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Bruce, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Nancy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Susan, Beverly, Empy, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, Christopher, Beth, Sarah, Diana, Ruby, and Lola.

Birthdays this week: Kathleen Lester (Saturday 4/11).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Tanya Jones (5 April 2007), Kathryne Farnum Ripley (6 April 1990), Paul Joseph Conley (8 April 2000), and Carl Randolph (11 April 1983).

Anglican Cycle of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean: The Most Rev’d James Richard Wong Yin Song, Archbishop, Province of Indian Ocean & Bishop of the Seychelles.


THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Friday 10 April
Virtual Stations of the Cross  2:30 pm

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Saturday 11 April
Epiphany Soup Kitchen (Meal Pickup Only)  2:30 pm

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

* ALL IN-PERSON SUNDAY AND WEEKDAY SERVICES CANCELLED
* ALL SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS


Sunday 5 April
PALM SUNDAY: THE SUNDAY OF THE PASSION (R)
Virtual Liturgy of the Palms & Low Mass  10 am
Virtual Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Mass and Office Lectionary: Holy Week, Year Two

Monday 6 April
Monday in Holy Week (R)
Virtual Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Virtual Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 7 April
Tuesday in Holy Week (R)
Virtual Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Virtual Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 8 April
Spy Wednesday (R)
Virtual Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Virtual Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 9 April
Maundy Thursday (W)
Virtual Maundy Thursday Liturgy  7:30 pm
Virtual Adoration  8:30-9:30 pm

Friday 10 April
Good Friday (Black)
Virtual Good Friday Liturgy  12 noon
Virtual Stations of the Cross  2:30 pm
Virtual Ringing of the Chimes  3 pm

Saturday 11 April
Easter Eve (V/W)
Virtual Great Vigil of Easter  7:30 pm

Sunday 12 April
THE SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION: EASTER DAY (Gold)
Virtual Low Mass  10 am

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (12 April)

Easter Day (Year A)
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 29 March 2020

The Raising of Lazarus (1310–11) by Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255–1319).
Tempera and gold on panel. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year A)
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 130
Romans 8:6-11 


A WORD OF WELCOME

Welcome to Saint Stephen’s – S. Stephen’s Church is in the midst of Brown University and serves the communities of the East Side of Providence, North Providence, East Providence, and beyond. It is a parish of the Diocese of Rhode Island in the Episcopal Church in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglo-Catholic tradition informs and shapes our life together. We are a diverse community uniting all sorts and conditions in the worship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and aim to offer up the best we have in liturgy, music, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and service.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Virtual Offices and Masses – To access and view the LIVE (and archived) services going forward, please visit the parish Facebook page here. To access accompanying Daily Office and Low Mass readings and resources (as well as archived services), please visit the parish website sermon page here.

Virtual Coffee Hour – This Sunday, 29 March, we will be hosting our first virtual coffee hour at 11:30 am through the Zoom application. We are hoping it will be an uplifting platform to catch up with one another and see each other’s smiling faces. To join the meeting (and download Zoom, if you don’t have it already), please visit https://risd.zoom.us/j/669912117. If you have any questions or need help setting up Zoom, please don’t hesitate to contact Junior Warden Alison Huff (401-465-8029 or alisonhuff12@gmail.com) or Communications Director Jacob Ihnen (712-348-5848 or jacob_ihnen@alumni.brown.edu).

Concerning Pledges and the Sunday Offering – 
A key worry in this time of physical distancing is that our inability to gather as a church damages our income. A parishioner reached out wondering whether it was safe to send pledge envelopes in the mail. We have heard nothing from the public health authorities about the risks of virus transmission through the mail, so feel free to mail your check to the church. Alternatively, it is quite straightforward to give online by clicking here to visit S. Stephen’s online giving page, where you can use the payment portal week by week or set up a recurring direct deposit program with your bank. We are grateful for your generous response to our appeal for pledges in this transition year. Now the challenge is for us to receive and collect these pledges. We don’t know how long this period of physical distancing will have to last. If you are experiencing financial difficulties which hurt your ability to keep a pledge you made before this crisis of the coronavirus, please do not hesitate to let us know. You may contact Father Mead at 917-592-5947 or email him at andrewcraigmead1@gmail.com. Thank you for your love of S. Stephen’s.

Society of Mary – will meet virtually this coming Saturday, 4 April, beginning with Holy Rosary following the 10 am Low Mass and a brief meeting. Both the recitation of the Rosary and the Meeting will be conducted through the Zoom application. To join both, please visit https://us04web.zoom.us/j/476810552. All are welcome and invited to participate!

Stations of the Cross – Saint Stephen's Church will virtually offer Stations of the Cross at 6 pm on Fridays in Lent through (and including) 3 April, and again on Good Friday (10 April). This is a great opportunity to experience this moving devotion anew or indeed for the first time! All are welcome to tune in!

College Ministry – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) continues its meetings virtually this Sunday, 29 March, at 5:30 pm for Evening Prayer. All are most welcome and invited to participate!

Easter Flowers – If you would like to make a flower offering at Easter for the altar in our virtual Easter Mass – in thanksgiving or in memoriam - please make a list and write a check with “Easter Flowers” in the memo line and mail both to the parish office no later than Sunday 5 April.


FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Patti, Maxcine, Ethel, Chipper, Donna, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Robyn, Sandy, John, Dylan, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Bruce, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Nancy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Susan, Beverly, Empy, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, Christopher, Beth, Sarah, Diana, Ruby, and Lola.

Birthdays this week: Emily MacLean (Monday 3/30) and Richard Noble (Saturday 4/4).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Mary Weis (29 March 1993), Charles John McCloughan (30 March 1998), Nancy Adams Thorp Steiny (30 March 2019), Elizabeth Kershaw (31 March 2007), Richard Sherman Nutt (1 April 2006), and Roy Sumner Bent, Sr. (4 April 1986).

Anglican Cycle of Prayer – This Sunday, the Fifth Sunday in Lent, is the focus of the Primates’ Task Group’s call for a period of prayer and repentance in the Anglican Communion. The Bishop of West Malaysia, Moon Hing, is a member of the Task Group and has written this prayer, which the Task Group offers to the Anglican Communion for use today. Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Sovereign Lord of the universe, Creator of humankind, we, your unfaithful children, are truly sorry for our sins and the lives that we have lived. We sincerely believe and confess in our hearts that only through the precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary, can we obtain Your forgiveness. We repent that: In thought, word or deed, we have committed serious offences against You and our neighbours; In laziness, despair and lust for power, we have provoked hatred, division and hurt within our communities; In greed, deceit and indifference, we have caused serious damage, unnecessary conflict and aggravated destruction to our refugee and migrant brothers and sisters; In selfishness, insensitivity and bias, we have encouraged and emboldened those who inflict hurt, pain and sorrow on our loved ones and families; In the name of religion, doctrine and even of Christ himself, we have wounded believers and pursuers of holiness and faith; In stubbornness, pride and arrogance, we have caused division and strife within Your church and among Your children; Mercifully send Your Holy Spirit – the Spirit of order and comfort – and cleanse us from all unrighteousness; restore in us true faith in Christ which brings truth, peace and harmony; and help us to walk together with our brothers and sisters in the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ to the glory of Your name. Amen.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer – In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the people and clergy of The Church of the Beloved, Pascoag.


THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Friday 3 April
Virtual Stations of the Cross  6 pm

Saturday 4 April
Virtual Society of Mary Rosary and Meeting  10:30 am

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Saturday 4 April
Epiphany Soup Kitchen (Meal Pickup Only)  2:30 pm

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

* ALL IN-PERSON SUNDAY AND WEEKDAY SERVICES CANCELLED
* ALL SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS


Sunday 29 March
THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT (LA)
Virtual Low Mass  10 am
Virtual Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Mass and Office Lectionary: Week of Lent V, Year Two 

Monday 30 March
Monday of Lent V (LA)
Innocent of Alaska, Bishop, 1879
Virtual Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Virtual Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 31 March
Tuesday of Lent V (LA)
John Donne, Priest, Poet, 1631
Virtual Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Virtual Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 1 April
Wednesday of Lent V (LA)
Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, Teacher, 1872
Virtual Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Virtual Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 2 April
Thursday of Lent V (LA)
James Lloyd Breck, Priest, Founder of Nashotah House, 1876
Virtual Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Virtual Low Mass  12:10 pm

Friday 3 April
Friday of Lent V (LA)
Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253
Virtual Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Virtual Low Mass  12:10 pm
Virtual Stations of the Cross  6 pm

Saturday 4 April
Saturday of Lent V (LA)
Isidore, Archbishop of Seville, Teacher, 636
Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader, Martyr, 1968

Virtual Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Virtual Low Mass  10 am
Virtual Holy Rosary  10:30 am

Sunday 5 April
PALM SUNDAY: THE SUNDAY OF THE PASSION (R)
Virtual Liturgy of the Palms & Low Mass  10 am
Virtual Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (5 April)

Palm Sunday (Year A)
Liturgy of the Palms:
Psalm 118:19-29
Matthew 21:1-11

Liturgy of the Passion:
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:10-18 

Friday, March 20, 2020

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 22 March 2020

Healing the Blind Man (1832) by Václav Mánes (1793–1858).
National Gallery Prague, Czech Republic.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year A)
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Ephesians 5:8-14
Psalm 23
St. John 9:1-41


A WORD OF WELCOME

Welcome to Saint Stephen’s – S. Stephen’s Church is in the midst of Brown University and serves the communities of the East Side of Providence, North Providence, East Providence, and beyond. It is a parish of the Diocese of Rhode Island in the Episcopal Church in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglo-Catholic tradition informs and shapes our life together. We are a diverse community uniting all sorts and conditions in the worship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and aim to offer up the best we have in liturgy, music, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and service.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Virtual Offices and Masses – To access and view the LIVE (and archived) services going forward, please visit the parish Facebook page here. To access accompanying Daily Office and Low Mass readings and resources (as well as archived services), please visit the parish website sermon page here. 

Concerning Pledges and the Sunday Offering – Dear Members and Friends of Saint Stephen’s: A key worry in this time of physical distancing is that our inability to gather as a church damages our income. A parishioner reached out wondering whether it was safe to send pledge envelopes in the mail. We have heard nothing from the public health authorities about the risks of virus transmission through the mail, so feel free to mail your check to the church. Alternatively, it is quite straightforward to give online by clicking here to visit S. Stephen’s online giving page, where you can use the payment portal week by week or set up a recurring direct deposit program with your bank. We are grateful for your generous response to our appeal for pledges in this transition year. Now the challenge is for us to receive and collect these pledges. We don’t know how long this period of physical distancing will have to last. If you are experiencing financial difficulties which hurt your ability to keep a pledge you made before this crisis of the coronavirus, please do not hesitate to let us know. You may contact Father Mead at 917-592-5947 or email him at andrewcraigmead1@gmail.com. Thank you for your love of S. Stephen’s.

The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ (March 25th) – a major feast of the church year will be kept virtually this coming Wednesday with Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm, and Low Mass following at 6 pm.

Stations of the Cross – Saint Stephen's Church will virtually offer Stations of the Cross at 6 pm on Fridays in Lent through (and including) April 3. This is a great opportunity to experience this moving devotion anew or indeed for the first time! All are welcome to tune in!

College Ministry – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) continues its meetings virtually this Sunday, 22 March, at 5:30 pm for Evening Prayer. All are most welcome and invited to participate!

Easter Flowers – If you would like to make a flower offering at Easter for the altar in our virtual Easter Mass
 – in thanksgiving or in memoriam - please make a list and write a check with “Easter Flowers” in the memo line and mail both to the parish office no later than Sunday 5 April.

FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Maxcine, Ethel, Chipper, Donna, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Robyn, Sandy, John, Dylan, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Bruce, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Nancy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Empy, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, Christopher, Beth, Sarah, Diana, Ruby, and Lola.

Birthdays this week: Ernest Drew (Sunday 3/22).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Richard A. Mayforth (22 March 1998), Corinne Esther Joslin (23 March 1984), Virginia Marie Disley (24 March 1990), Anthony Verdelotti (25 March 1959), Bette Drayton (26 March 2004), John F. Brazil (26 March 1982), and Dorothy Adams Bellman (27 March 2005).

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui: The Most Rev’d Paul Kwong, Archbishop of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui & Bishop of Hong Kong Island; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for clergy widows and widowers of the Diocese.


THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Friday 27 March
Virtual Stations of the Cross  6 pm (Nave)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Saturday 28 March
Epiphany Soup Kitchen (Meal Pickup Only)  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 22 March
THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT: Laetare Sunday (Rose)
In-Person Services Cancelled
Virtual Low Mass  10 am
Virtual Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Mass and Office Lectionary: Week of Lent IV, Year Two

ALL IN-PERSON WEEKDAY SERVICES CANCELLED

Monday 23 March
Monday of Lent IV (LA)
Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop and Missionary of Armenia, c. 332
Virtual Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Virtual Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 24 March
Tuesday of Lent IV (LA)
Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980
Gabriel, Archangel

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

Wednesday 25 March
THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (W)
Virtual Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Virtual Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 26 March
Thursday of Lent IV (LA)
Harriet Monsell, Founder of the Community of Saint John the Baptist, Clewer, 1883
Virtual Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Virtual Low Mass  12:10 pm

Friday 27 March
Friday of Lent IV (LA)
Charles Henry Brent, Bishop of the Philippines, and of Western New York, 1922
Virtual Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Virtual Low Mass  12:10 pm
Virtual Stations of the Cross  6 pm

Saturday 28 March
Saturday of Lent IV (LA)
Virtual Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Virtual Low Mass  10 am

Sunday 29 March
THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT (LA)
In-Person Services Cancelled
Virtual Low Mass  10 am
Virtual Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (29 March)

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year A)
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 130
Romans 8:6-11 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Sunday Services Offered, Resources, and Updates

S. Stephen's Church

"Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." (Acts 7:56)

Sunday March 15
Lent III, Year A

Dearly Beloved in Christ,

Today, with Fr. Michael Pearson and Fr. Bill Locke, enabled by our Communications Director Jacob Ihnen, we offered and recorded today's Mass in the Lady Chapel, and it is available in audio/video form on the website here.

We intend to record and broadcast our daily Masses as well. Tomorrow's Mass is celebrated by Fr. Locke at 6 pm (preceded by Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm). We plan to offer the Holy Sacrifice each day, even though the services are not public because of the health restrictions due to the COVID-19 virus.

For updated parish notes for this week, please click here.

Daily Mass is the jewel in the crown of S. Stephen's and has been since the nineteenth century Anglo-Catholic Revival. It is our gift also to the Diocese and wider church. So stay tuned, and may Christ, his Mother, and all the saints be with us all.

Faithfully yours,


Fr. Andrew C. Mead

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Cancellation Eve: A Message from Fr. Mead

S. Stephen's Church

"Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." (Acts 7:56)

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Dearly Beloved in Christ,

I write on the eve of our now cancelled Masses for the Third Sunday in Lent. We do not know how long we will have to do without our public services of worship. In any case, they are suspended until further notice. I think we may need to wrap our minds around the possibility of the heretofore unthinkable suspension of Holy Week and Easter, less than a month away. In doing so, I commend our Lord Jesus’s simple yet profound statement concerning the observance of the Sabbath Day, when he and his disciples were criticized by the Pharisees for healing the sick and otherwise doing good works on the Seventh Day: “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”

I share with you three links. 

The first one is on the Coronavirus and concerns the CDC’s guidelines on mitigating the spread of the virus:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf.

The second link is something you can use repeatedly: the Great Litany and Supplication from the Book of Common Prayer. The Litany is what we sang in procession at S. Stephen’s on the First Sunday in Lent. The Supplication is rarely used, except on occasions of great national concern, such as this pandemic: 
https://www.bcponline.org/GreatLitany/Litany.html.

The third link is the Diocese of Rhode Island’s various resources for worship at home: https://www.episcopalri.org/worship-at-home/. Notably tomorrow, Sunday, March 15, is a broadcast of service at 11:00 am led by the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

Picking up from my opening paragraph, let me share with you some things from the Book of Common Prayer, both 1979 and 1928 editions, concerning the issue of not being able physically to taste and touch the Sacrament of Holy Communion under the Forms of Bread and Wine:

Spiritual Communion When Unable Physically to Receive the Sacrament

From the Book of Common Prayer 1979, page 457If a person desires to receive the Sacrament, but by reason of extreme sickness or physical disability, is unable to eat and drink the Bread and Wine, the Celebrant is to assure that person that all the benefits of Communion are received, even though the Sacrament is not received with the mouth.

From the Book of Common Prayer 1928, page 323If a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Minister, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood, the Minister shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and stedfastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed his Blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanks therefor, he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his soul’s health, although he do not receive the Sacrament with his mouth.

You can pray A Form of Spiritual Communion at home by visiting this link: http://anglicanhistory.org/oceania/wood_communion1916.html

The application of this principle of Spiritual Communion to our present situation of the highly contagious COVID 19 virus should bring us comfort. Most especially I commend the words of our Lord on this subject of his life-saving Body and Blood in the Gospel according to Saint John 6:25-71.

I will be in touch with you this week in due course, by written and by spoken/audio, such as you have been receiving from me the past nine months on our website, where our sermons are available both in text and audio. So stay tuned, pray for our beloved S. Stephen’s, and let us know if you need help.
                                                               
Faithfully yours,

Fr. Andrew C. Mead

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Cancellation of Services

S. Stephen's Church

"Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." (Acts 7:56)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Cancellation of Services

Dear friends,

On the advice of Bishop Knisely and Governor Raimondo, we have decided to take the extraordinary step of cancelling all church services for the time-being. By all accounts, reducing social interaction is the most effective means of stemming what has suddenly become a pandemic of COVID-19. Corporate worship is at the very foundation of Christian practice but we must remember that “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” We hope and pray that we are able to return to our usual and customary practices soon.

In the meantime, some parishes in the Diocese are streaming the celebration of Mass and/or other Offices, and we foresee sending out links to those presentations and our own commentary on scripture texts in the next few days. The office phone lines will be monitored periodically, please let us know if you have pastoral or other needs (shopping or assistance with meals, transportation to medical appointments). If there are urgent pastoral needs, please contact Fr. Mead directly at (917) 592-5947. For other needs, please reach out to Senior Warden Tom Bledsoe at (401) 480-8701 or Junior Warden Alison Huff (401) 465-8029, and leave a message.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the members of our community, and for all of humanity.

O Lord, look down from heaven, behold, visit, and relieve thy sick people. Look upon them with the eyes of thy mercy, give them comfort and sure confidence in thee, defend them in all danger, and keep them in perpetual peace and safety; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fr. Andrew Mead, Tom Bledsoe, Alison Huff

Friday, March 13, 2020

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 15 March 2020

Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well (1508)
by Jan Joest (c. 1450–1519). The Church of Saint Nicholas, Kalkar, Germany.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Third Sunday in Lent (Year A)
Exodus 17:1-7
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42

A WORD OF WELCOME 

Welcome to Saint Stephen’s – S. Stephen’s Church is in the midst of Brown University and serves the communities of the East Side of Providence, North Providence, East Providence, and beyond. It is a parish of the Diocese of Rhode Island in the Episcopal Church in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglo-Catholic tradition informs and shapes our life together. We are a diverse community uniting all sorts and conditions in the worship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and aim to offer up the best we have in liturgy, music, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and service.


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Virtual Offices and Masses – To access and view the recorded services going forward, please visit the website sermon page here or the parish Facebook page here.

Saint Joseph (March 19th) – a major feast of the church year will be kept this coming Thursday with Noonday Prayer at 12 noon, and Low Mass following at 12:10 pm. You can view it virtually, as well.

Monthly Commemoration of the Departed – whose year’s mind falls during March will be offered virtually next Saturday, 21 March, at 10 am (preceded by Virtual Morning Prayer at 9:30 am). If you have any names to add to those to be remembered, please let Nancy Gingrich know. This Mass is sponsored by the Guild of All Souls, St. Stephen Protomartyr Branch: all are welcome and invited to attend!

Stations of the Cross – Saint Stephen's Church will virtually offer Stations of the Cross at 6 pm on the remaining Fridays in Lent through and including April 3 
(except for 20 March). This is a great opportunity to experience this moving devotion anew or indeed for the first time! All are welcome! 

Easter Flowers – If you would like to make a flower offering at Easter – in thanksgiving or in memoriam - please fill out a flower envelope (which will be enclosed in the Kalendar every Sunday in Lent) and either put it in the offering plate or return it to the parish office no later than Sunday 5 April.


FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Maxcine, Ethel, Chipper, Donna, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Robyn, Sandy, John, Dylan, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Bruce, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Nancy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Empy, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, Christopher, Beth, Sarah, Diana, Ruby, and Lola.

Birthdays this week: Jon Berberian (Wednesday 3/18) and Betty Jane Berberian (Saturday 3/21).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Eleanor Retallick (15 March 2009), Betty Louise Claunch (18 March 1999), Edna Brazil (19 March 2008), Tracey Barnes (19 March 1979), and Rosa Ferri Fasano (21 March 1949). Recently Departed: Wendy Brown.

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Church of England: The Most Rev’d and Right Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the members and ministries of the Episcopal Church Women.


THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Saturday 21 March
Guild of All Souls  10 am (Lady Chapel)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Saturday 21 March
Epiphany Soup Kitchen (Meal Pickup Only)  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 15 March
THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT (LA)
In-Person Services Cancelled

Virtual Low Mass  10:30 am

Daily Mass and Office Lectionary: Week of Lent III, Year Two

ALL IN-PERSON WEEKDAY SERVICES CANCELLED

Monday 16 March
Monday of Lent III (LA)

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

Tuesday 17 March
Patrick, Bishop of Armagh, Patron of Ireland, c. 460 (LA)
Virtual Noonday Prayer  12 noon

Virtual Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 18 March
Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, 386 (LA)
Edward, King and Martyr, 978 

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

Thursday 19 March
SAINT JOSEPH (W)

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

Friday 20 March
Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687 (LA)
Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711

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

Saturday 21 March
Saturday of Lent III (LA)
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1556 

Virtual Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Virtual Low Mass with Commemoration of March Departed  10 am


Sunday 22 March
THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT: Laetare Sunday (Rose)
In-Person Services Cancelled
Virtual Low Mass  10 am
Virtual Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (22 March)

Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year A)
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Ephesians 5:8-14 

Friday, March 6, 2020

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 8 March 2020

Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus (1683)
by Cristóbal de Villalpando (c. 1649–1714). Oil on canvas.
Puebla Cathedral, Puebla, Mexico.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

Second Sunday in Lent (Year A)
Genesis 12:1-4a
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
John 3:1-17

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)—Bach’s Memento: III. Aria (E minor)

Plainchant—Missa VII (Kyrie Rex splendens)

John Randall (1715–1799)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 33:12-21

Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672)—Sicut Moses serpentem

A WORD OF WELCOME 

Welcome to Saint Stephen’s – S. Stephen’s Church is in the midst of Brown University and serves the communities of the East Side of Providence, North Providence, East Providence, and beyond. It is a parish of the Diocese of Rhode Island in the Episcopal Church in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglo-Catholic tradition informs and shapes our life together. We are a diverse community uniting all sorts and conditions in the worship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and aim to offer up the best we have in liturgy, music, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and service. Visitors and guests are always welcome! If you attend S. Stephen’s on any given Sunday, please join us for Coffee Hour following the 8 am Mass in the Narthex and following the 10 am Mass in the Great Hall upstairs. If you have any questions or special needs before or during the service, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you. We look forward to meeting you!

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you will be here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year ten minutes before and during the 10 am Mass, and the ushers will be happy to direct you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

COVID-19/influenza update – Please be assured that we are taking communicable disease risks seriously. To that end:

  • The priests and servers all wash their hands before and after each Mass and the altar rail is likewise cleaned before and after each Mass. Those hosting coffee hour are likewise instructed to practice good hand-washing.
  • As we have been doing throughout flu season, parishioners are offered the choice of receiving in both kinds at communion or just taking the host. As there is no significant difference in communicable disease risk between having the priest do the intinction for you or drinking from the chalice, both will be offered until we are instructed otherwise by the diocese or the Health Department. Just cross your arms when offered if you choose to not receive from the chalice.
  • At the peace and when leaving the church, you may choose to bow or make some other method of greeting your neighbors. As is always the case, please be respectful of others who choose to avoid physical contact.
  • At coffee hour, please use the tongs provided to pick up your food items. 
  • As always, if you are ill, consider staying home until you are well. Please let the office or other parish members know if we can help you (including saying a prayer for you to get better soon)!

Daylight Saving Time – begins this Sunday 8 March. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night. 

Vestry Meeting – The Vestry will conduct its monthly meeting next Tuesday, 10 March, at 7 pm in the Parish Library.

Ecumenical Stations – Continuing again this year, the Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) has teamed up with the Brown-RISD Catholic Community (BRCC) to offer Stations of the Cross at S. Stephen’s at 6 pm on Fridays in Lent through (and including) April 3. This is a great opportunity to experience this moving devotion anew or indeed for the first time—all are welcome!

Easter Flowers – If you would like to make a flower offering at Easter – in thanksgiving or in memoriam - please fill out a flower envelope (which will be enclosed in the Kalendar every Sunday in Lent) and either put it in the offering plate or return it to the parish office no later than Sunday 5 April.

College Ministry – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) continues its meetings this Sunday, 8 March, at 5:30 pm for Evening Prayer, followed by a meal. All are most welcome and invited!


FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Maxcine, Ethel, Chipper, Donna, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Robyn, Sandy, John, Dylan, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Bruce, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Nancy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Empy, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, Christopher, Beth, Sarah, Diana, Ruby, and Lola.

Birthdays this week: Tom Oakes (Wednesday 3/11) and Thomas Wells (Saturday 3/14).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Susan B. Brazil (8 March 2018), Ruth Hannah Godfrey (9 March 1987), Robert Russell Sandstrom (10 March 2016), Donald S. Chase (11 March 1998), Frank Chace (11 March 1993), George Freemont Bliven (13 March 1983), Elizabeth Grinnell Allen (13 March 1985), and Ransom Widmer (13 March 2016). Recently Departed: Wendy Brown.

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo: The Most Rev’d Zacharie Masimango Katanda, Archbishop of the Congo & Bishop of Kindu; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for Episcopal Charities and the ministries and agencies the fund supports.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC J Ihnen, SD R Noble, Th L Verdelotti, Cr G Ryan
Lector at 8 am – J Leonard
Lector at 10 am – K Lester
Ushers – Alison Huff and Sharon Lloyd Clark
Coffee Hour – Jacob Ihnen

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S

PARISH PROGRAMS, EVENTS & MEETINGS

Tuesday 10 March
Vestry Meeting  7 pm (Library)

Friday 13 March
Stations of the Cross  6 pm (Nave)

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Tuesday 10 March
Al-Anon Meeting  12:10 pm (Great Hall)

Friday 13 March
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 14 March
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 8 March
THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT (LA)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Mass and Office Lectionary: Week of Lent II, Year Two

Monday 9 March
Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, c. 394 (LA)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 10 March
Tuesday of Lent II (LA)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 11 March
Wednesday of Lent II (LA)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 12 March
Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, 604 (LA)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 noon

Friday 13 March
Friday of Lent II (LA)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm
Ecumenical Stations of the Cross  6 pm

Saturday 14 March
Saturday of Lent II (LA)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am

Sunday 15 March
THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT (LA)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (15 March)

Third Sunday in Lent (Year A)
Exodus 17:1-7
Romans 5:1-11 

Friday, February 28, 2020

PARISH NOTES 
Sunday 1 March 2020

The Temptation of Christ by Sandro Botticelli (1445–1510).
Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Vatican City.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS 

First Sunday in Lent (Year A)
Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
Romans 5:12-19
Matthew 4:1-11

THIS SUNDAY’S MUSIC

Herbert Howells (1892–1983)—Preludio Sine Nomine

John Merbecke (1510–1585)—Great Litany in Procession


Plainchant—Missa III (Kyrie Deus sempiterne)

William Morley (1680–1731)—Anglican Chant: Psalm 51:1-12


Charles Shadle (b. 1960)—The Lowest Place (Three Rosetti Motets)

A WORD OF WELCOME

Welcome to Saint Stephen’s – S. Stephen’s Church is in the midst of Brown University and serves the communities of the East Side of Providence, North Providence, East Providence, and beyond. It is a parish of the Diocese of Rhode Island in the Episcopal Church in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglo-Catholic tradition informs and shapes our life together. We are a diverse community uniting all sorts and conditions in the worship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and aim to offer up the best we have in liturgy, music, preaching, teaching, fellowship, and service. Visitors and guests are always welcome! If you attend S. Stephen’s on any given Sunday, please join us for Coffee Hour following the 8 am Mass in the Narthex and following the 10 am Mass in the Great Hall upstairs. If you have any questions or special needs before or during the service, please speak to one of the ushers, who will be glad to assist you. We look forward to meeting you!

Joining us with small children? – We are so glad you will be here! Our Sunday School program and nursery are available throughout the program year ten minutes before and during the 10 am Mass, and the ushers will be happy to direct you.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Society of Mary – meets next Saturday, 7 March, beginning with Holy Rosary following the 10 am Mass and a brief meeting (for coffee and bagels) to follow in the Great Hall. All are welcome and invited.

An Update from the Search Committee – The committee is excited to report that they have conducted the first two of several planned video interviews with priests interested in exploring a call to be the next rector of S. Stephen's. We are both encouraged and excited by the discussions we've had so far and eagerly look forward to fruitful discussions with more candidates over the coming weeks. For reasons unrelated to those who've so far contacted us and on the advice of Canon Dena, the committee has decided to extend the application period to March 20. Please continue to remember the search committee (and the parish!) in your prayers. Deborah Abel

Ecumenical Stations – Continuing again this year, the Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) has teamed up with the Brown-RISD Catholic Community (BRCC) to offer Stations of the Cross at S. Stephen’s at 6 pm on Fridays in Lent from February 28 through April 3. This is a great opportunity to experience this moving devotion anew or indeed for the first time! The Fish Fry this year will take place after Stations on March 6 and will be hosted by the BRCC at their new Catholic Center at 51 Prospect Street. All are welcome!

College Ministry – The Episcopal Ministry at Brown and RISD (EMBR) continues its meetings this Sunday, 1 March, at 5:30 pm for Evening Prayer, followed by a meal. All are most welcome and invited!


FOR YOUR PRAYERS 

Prayers have been requested for: Virginia, Richard, Beverly, Maxcine, Ethel, Carl, Kade, Sherri, Norman, John, Shannah, Terri, Beth, Lynne, Gus, Harrington, Joan, Robyn, Sandy, John, Dylan, Phebe, Jack, Hunter, Bruce, Richard, Ann, Sandy, Nancy, Antonio, Emma, Olivia, Raphael, Kiersten, Katie, Beverly, Tom, Gail, Deborah, Bryan, Angela, Bobby, Beverly, Empy, Elizabeth, Carlos, Rhoda, William, Crystal, Roger, Christopher, Beth, Sarah, Diana, Ruby, and Lola.

Birthdays this week: George Ryan (Friday 3/6).

The faithful departed: Year’s Mind: Mary Chase (2 March 1992), Flora Hilda Harding (2 March 1994), Alice Hunt (2 March 1998), Howard Johnson (4 March 2015), Josephine Garrett Brown (7 March 1989), and Hilda Grace Stevens (7 March 1991). Recently Departed: The Rev. James R. Bocchino.

Anglican and Diocesan Cycles of Prayer – In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Iglesia Anglicana de Chile: The Most Rev’d Héctor (Tito) Zavala Muñoz, Bishop of Santiago & Primate; in the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, for the people and clergy of St. David’s on-the-Hill, Cranston, and for those who are preparing to serve God as ordained ministers in the Church.

THE SUNDAY ROTA 

Acolytes – MC B Rose, SD J Ihnen, Th R Noble, Cr G Benziger
Lector at 8 am – A Wilson
Lector at 10 am – TBD
Ushers – Simon Newby and TBD
Coffee Hour – Leana Hooks and Family

THIS WEEK AT S. STEPHEN’S 

EXTRA-PAROCHIAL EVENTS HOSTED AT S. STEPHEN’S

Tuesday 3 March
Al-Anon Meeting  12:10 pm (Great Hall)

Friday 6 March
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Meeting  4-11 pm (Great Hall)

Saturday 7 March
Epiphany Soup Kitchen  2:30 pm (Great Hall)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR & SERVICE SCHEDULE

Sunday 1 March
THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT (LA)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Great Litany and Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

Daily Mass and Office Lectionary: Week of Lent I, Year Two

Monday 2 March
Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, c. 602 (LA)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Tuesday 3 March
Tuesday of Lent I (LA)
John and Charles Wesley, Priests, 1791, 1788
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm

Wednesday 4 March
Wednesday of Lent I (LA)
Evening Prayer  5:30 pm
Low Mass  6 pm

Thursday 5 March
Thursday of Lent I (LA)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 noon

Friday 6 March
Friday of Lent I (LA)
Noonday Prayer  12 noon
Low Mass  12:10 pm
Ecumenical Stations of the Cross  6 pm

Saturday 7 March
Perpetua, Felicity, and Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 202 (LA)
Morning Prayer  9:30 am
Low Mass  10 am
Holy Rosary  10:30 am

Sunday 8 March
THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT (LA)
Morning Prayer  8 am
Low Mass  8:10 am
Solemn Mass  10 am
Evening Prayer w/ EMBR  5:30 pm

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS (8 March)

Second Sunday in Lent (Year A)
Genesis 12:1-4a
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17