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News from St. Bart’s (5/28)

Dear Brothers & Sisters in our Lord, Thank you for your prayers and kind words concerning Cynthia’s mother yesterday.  We got word in the seven o’clock hour (PST) today that Fran had crossed the narrow stream of death.  Her husband … Continue reading

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News from St. Bart’s (5/10)

Dear Brothers & Sisters in our Lord, A blessed Ascension Day to each and all of you!  Today’s feast, a Day of Holy Obligation, will be commemorated with a Holy Eucharist at 10am.  I will be the Celebrant and perhaps … Continue reading

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News from St. Bart’s (4/26)

                Dear Brothers & Sisters in our Lord, Greetings in our Lord from Lafayette, CA, which is the site of the Diocese of the Western States Synod.  Joining me from St. Bartholomew’s Church … Continue reading

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News from St. Bart’s (3/31)

Dear Brothers & Sisters in our Lord, A blessed Holy Saturday to you, each and all.  Today’s liturgy, which begins at 7pm, is the first part of the Easter Vigil and sees the new fire of God struck, the lighting … Continue reading

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News from St. Bart’s (3/25)

Dear Brothers & Sisters in our Lord, From the earliest days of the Church, followers of Jesus Christ have gathered at this time of the year to retell the story of his Passion and Death, to consider anew just how … Continue reading

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News from St. Bart’s (3/10)

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in our Lord, This communiqué hopefully finds you in the midst of a spiritually fruitful Lenten season.  Sunday morning, in addition to seeing us “spring forward” into Daylight Saving Time, offers us an opportunity … Continue reading

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News from St. Bart’s (2/16)

Dear Brothers & Sisters in our Lord, This evening, a dear friend who I’ve known at least as long as anyone else at St. Bart’s will carry the cross as we commence the Stations of the Cross this evening at … Continue reading

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News from St. Bart’s (2/10)

Dear Brothers & Sisters in our Lord, The season of “Preparation for the Preparation” is drawing to a close, and Great Lent is right around the corner.  I’ve prepared a Guide to Keeping a Holy Lent that can be read … Continue reading

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News from St. Bart’s (1/13)

Dear Brothers & Sisters in our Lord, During this season of Epiphany, we move from the miracle of Christmas to the meaning of it in the various manifestations of the divine glory of Jesus Christ. First, we encounter the wise … Continue reading

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News from St. Bart’s (12/23)

Dear Brothers & Sisters in our Lord,  Here is an “eleventh hour” reminder of the worship schedule for the week forthcoming, including tomorrow’s somewhat unusual day that sees us commemorating the Fourth Sunday in Advent in the morning and First … Continue reading

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