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Pastoral Pearls: Power of a Smile

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

I love this sentiment. Knowing that God calls us above all to “Love one another,” I forget that sometimes the smallest thing can offer the warmest love. I know how I feel when people greet me with a smile – warm, noticed, worthy of a kind gesture, acknowledged. Even if I...

Pastoral Pearls: Body Language

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

The first Friday in October is National Body Language Day, giving me a little pastoral nudge to pay attention to how others around me are feeling. I am also reminded that feelings are 55% body language. I think that the feelings expressed in body language is something I will challenge myself to...

Pastoral Pearls: Being a good neighbor

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How beautiful to have a National Good Neighbor Day (September 28)! There are many quotes about good neighbors, from “Good fences make good neighbors,” to “A good neighbor is a welcome blessing,” and “We become good neighbors when we are willing to cross the road for...

Circle of Welcome: Refugee Resettlement at GA

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

You likely already know that this parish has been involved in supporting two families that came to us through the Refugee Resettlement ministry. In partnership with an amazing team of parishioners, the families have tackled language, schools, driving lessons, green cards and more. What a labor...

Fall Festival Sneak Peek: Thomas Kinkade

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If you have always wanted a Christmas Village with its own train set chugging through it, then consider our premier set by Thomas Kinkade. The Hawthorne Village Christmas Collection available to you right now has 16 exquisitely designed buildings, 10 train cars, many tracks (size HO, 1:87 scale)...

Amplifying Black Voices: Bishop Edward Braxton

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

Sometimes it’s true that humans can recoil from a difficult idea because of the tone with which it is presented or the language which is used. Perhaps the best current example of this dynamic is conversations in faith communities that are doing racial justice work. Recently retired Bishop...

Pastoral Pearls: Suicide Awareness

Posted by MaryPat Potts on

This second week of September is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is an anguished cry for help from someone who feels so alone, so lost, that there is no other option for them. I can’t even begin to imagine what that might feel like, but my heart aches. My own brother took...

Amplifying Black Voices: Vincent Rougeau

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

Earlier this year, Vincent Rougeau left his post as the dean of the Boston College Law School and was named president of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The first layperson to serve in that position, Rougeau is also the first Black president of that college, a place where 75% of...

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