On Sept. 17 at 7pm we welcome Rabbi Edie Meyerson from Mt Sinai Hospital. Rabbi Meyerson was invited to our parish by the Gay Straight Catholic Alliance to speak on the topic of Women's spirituality and the LGBT community. It promises to be a spirited discussion. All are welcome to attend.
On Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. we will begin (again) a Women's Group. The focus of this group will be to create a place where women of the Catholic faith can come together to discuss issues of concern for them. Please feel free to join the conversation.
On Sept 22 Our RCIA Inquirers will meet at 7pm. We have much to talk about!
On Sept 24 we will hold our regularly scheduled Gay Straight Catholic Alliance meeting at 7pm in the parish house
On Sept 25 Our 20's and 30's group is hosting a Theology of Tap evening. Since it is time for "Back to School" we thought everyone should bring their questions. We have questions for you too! We will begin at 7.
On Sept 28 we will gather together for many things: Ministry Day in the Parish, the beginning of Religious Education classes, and a special musical evening event: A Cabaret Concert put together by the musicians of our parish. The Cabaret is a BYOB (but still family friendly...) event...a $10 donation is asked to help support our cantors.
News & Events
As we begin September 2014 we say goodbye to Msgr. Peter Smith who has helped us out here over the last few years. He has been most present at the Sunday night 6pm Mass, but we all enjoyed his presence among us. Msgr. Smith has been given the opportunity to return home to his native Glasgow, Scotland and will be taking over a parish as pastor. We wish him well in his new ministry and we will miss him.
As we say goodbye to Msgr Smith we prepare to welcome Fr. Edward Beck and his Passionist community to St. Francis de Sales. Fr. Beck, who is a noted author and commentator for ABC news (in the matters of all things religious) will be joining our weekend staff this autumn. We are grateful for their willingness to help out in our church and look forward to welcoming them to our parish family.
Front Porch Hospitality
This summer's first ever 'Front Porch' hospitality has been such a great success that we plan on extending our time outside until it gets too chilly to be there. So, in the next few weeks we look forward to making the switch from lemonade and cookie to cider and donuts...(anyone up for donating or finding that donation for us?) We promise once it gets too cold we'll be back inside the church with coffee (and hot chocolate?)
Please keep supporting hospitality in our parish by helping with 'the front porch' either by sitting at the table for a bit to greet folks, by bringing a beverage or baked goods, or just by coming by to enjoy each others company.