Posts from April 2012

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

by John Martin

Next Sunday, May 6 we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m., the Rev. Ruthanne Ward presiding, and at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Mark Kinghan presiding; the Rev. Ms. Ward will preach at both services. Year B, Easter 5, BAS p. 340. The readings appointed for this Sunday are: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:24-30; […]

Doors Open

by John Martin

On Saturday May 12, 2012 Richmond Hill is hosting Doors Open. St. Mary’s is pleased to participate once again in welcoming the community to our parish, a fixture in Richmond Hill since 1872. Please join us to tour St. Mary’s historic Chapel, designed after St. James’ Cathedral and recently restored faithful to the period, as well as […]

Sunday, April 29, 2012

by John Martin

Next Sunday, April 29 we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. the Rev. Mark Kinghan presiding and preaching. The 10:30 a.m. service will include a dramatic presentation, Celebrating Christ’s Resurrection. Year B, Easter 4, BAS p. 339. The readings appointed for this Sunday are: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John […]

Sunday, April 22, 2012

by John Martin

Next Sunday, April 22 we celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter and Earth Day with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. the Rev. Mark Kinghan presiding, the Rev. Stephen Drakeford preaching. Year B, Proper for Easter III, BAS p. 337. The readings appointed for this Sunday are:Genesis 1:29-31; Psalm 8; Romans 8:18-24; and Matthew 6:25-34. […]

Reflection For Easter Sunday

by John Martin

Resurrection faith amongst a resurrection community Not really a surprise, but as I was reflecting on our experience of Easter I realized how much our resurrection faith is evident at all the various spiritual milestones in our lives. And in particular I remembered that we refer to this essence of who we are as an […]

Sunday, April 15, 2012

by John Martin

Next Sunday, April 15 we celebrate  the Second Sunday of Easter with services of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m., the Rev. Ruthanne Ward presiding; and Holy Communion and Baptism at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Mark Kinghan presiding; the Rev. Ms. Ward will preach at both services. Year B, Proper for Easter II, BAS p. 336. The readings appointed for […]

Sunday, April 8, 2012

by John Martin

On April 8, we celebrate Easter Sunday, the Sunday of the Resurrection with a Festive Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m., the Rev. Mark Kinghan presiding, and at 10:30 a.m., the Revs. Mark Kinghan and Ruthanne Ward co-presiding; the Rev. Mr. Kinghan will preach at both services. Year B, BAS p. 335. Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Acts […]

Reflection for Good Friday

by John Martin

Christians are often referred to as “resurrection people”. We live in the aftermath of the resurrection. Very true. However, our day to day reality, I think, makes us much more the “day-in-between” people. It goes back to the “now and not yet” of the gospel. Yes, Jesus has been raised from the dead and has […]

Saturday, April 7, 2012

by John Martin

On April 3, Holy Saturday, at 8:00 p.m. we will hold our Easter Vigil with renewal of Baptismal Promises and Holy Communion after which we will celebrate the Resurrection with a celebratory gathering. Please join us.