Neophyte Witness: Chris

The following is a Witness account of an Epiphany Neophyte, Chris, baptised on Easter in 2009.  These are his words.

From the book of Acts Chapter 8

Reflections on Sunday's Mass: April 19, 2009

Bucket Café returns May 3

Epiphany’s Bucket Café begins Sunday, May 3rd between the 9 and 11:30 liturgies! The laid-back setting is a great reminder that time shared while attending the Bucket Café is not for meetings, business, or any agenda. Rather, it is a wonderful time to simply share ourselves with one another.

Need some hints to strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know? Perhaps one of the following will work for you: How did you spend your Easter? Do you have any ideas to use hard-boiled eggs besides deviled eggs? Did your home survive the Good Friday and Easter Monday storms? Have you begun thinking about any summer activities? If you’re really brave, you might try: What resurrection experience have you had lately?

Please consider bringing some food to share. We’ll provide the drinks but goodies need to come from you. Have a new recipe you wanted to try but your family won’t taste? Now’s your chance! Anonymously put it on the food table. Then, sneak peaks at the smiles or frowns of folks who choose to eat it! If you have award winning culinary skills, feel free to attach your name to your creation. Don’t have time to bake or cook? No problem! Just swing by a store and pick up whatever treat your family enjoys. Others will too.

See you around the apron of the church between the 9 am and 11:30 am masses – about 10:15 or so!
 

April is National Child Abuse Prevent Month

Reflections on the "Beloved Community": Praying Together in the Gap…

Have you found yourself discouraged, facing a glaring difference between what you deeply hope and desire for your life, and the obviously less-than-perfect reality? Especially in challenging times, we can find ourselves standing in the gap between reality and the fulfillment of our hopes. In a time of challenge and division, how can we best be with and for one another?

Honduras 2009 Mission pictorial report

We returned from our first mission trip to Honduras with so many photos, thoughts and prayers.  See a slideshow of our efforts to the right, and click here to download our Mission Report.

The Easter Bunny visits Epiphany

The Easter Bunny visited Epiphany on Saturday April 11th for an Easter Egg hunt! 

Neophytes

In the pre-dawn stillness, with a bright full moon shining, the procession to the apron of the church began. Those who were to be initiated into the Catholic Church at Epiphany, had just prayed for the “coming of the Holy Spirit.”  The most solemn liturgy of the year began with the creation story from Genesis and the lighting of the new fire.  Entering the Worship Center with only the light of the paschal candle as a guide, the elect and their sponsors came to the front of the sanctuary. The Liturgy of the Word proceeded...  just before the singing of the Exultet, the flame of fire, the light of Christ was passed throughout the assembly.

After the homily, the baptismal water was blessed.  The Elect and the community renewed their baptismal promises.  Michael Medley, a 16 year old sophomore at St. X, entered the water to be baptized.  He along with four other candidates were then confirmed: Jenny Napier, Carmen Clark, Chris Kleinhaus and Kaye Gallagher.  The Liturgy of the Eucharist followed with those being initiated receiving communion first.

A reception and Easter brunch was offered to the neophytes, our newest members and their families.  The neophytes from Easter 2008 offered hospitality during the brunch.  The liturgy and the brunch that followed were great celebrations of new life!

Photo courtesy of http://www.catholichawaii.org/

The St. Vincent DePaul truck is coming!

Reflections on the Triduum: The Paschal Mystery

Triduum Reflections: These three days offer us a time to explore and celebrate the core of our faith.


HOLY THURSDAY

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