We rejoice to welcome into our parish family 6-year-old Miao Miao, daughter of Jennifer and Dave Caldwell. Adopted from an orphanage in Inner Mongolia, China, Miao Miao will be given the name Lucy at her baptism.
At the end of Liturgy on Sunday, October 15, we will process outside to the Mary garden to bless an outdoor shrine of the Virgin and Child which will hang above the garden. This day is kept as the feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, celebrating a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 11th century England, so it is an appropriate time to bless this image of the Theotokos.
There are several new books in our parish library, including two recently published biographies of saints: Chosen for His People, a biography of St. Tikhon (patron of our Western Rite Vicariate) by Jane Swan; and Alexander Schmorell: Saint of the German Resistance, by Elena Perekrestov. The latter tells the story of the young medical student who was a leader (and eventual martyr) in the quiet resistance against the Nazis during World War II. He was glorified by the Russian Church Outside Russia in 2012.
We will again participate in the collection and assembly of items for clean-up buckets and health kits to be distributed through IOCC to those affected by the recent devastating storms and earthquakes. Items needed will be listed on our parish Google list and can be purchased on line. When enough items have been collected, we will schedule a time for assembly at the church.
Read the full October newsletter here.