Church Updates

Weekly Reflection: 5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter MAY 13/14, 2017 BB P.155      The Gospel readings for the last few Sundays before Pentecost are taken from Jesus’ final words with his disciples. In these intimate conversations, Jesus prepares his followers for his death and resurrection and also for his ultimate triumph. Jesus died, […]

Weekly Reflection: 4th Sunday of Easter

REFLECTION Fourth Sunday of Easter May 6-7, 2017             There tends to be little need for shepherds in Abingdon.  Nor have I seen any sheep wandering around Bel Air.  However, Jesus’ audience knew well the customs and terms of shepherding.  Yet we need to know what they knew to understand […]

Weekly Reflection: 3rd Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter April 29 and 30, 2017             In 1965, the Animals sang, “We gotta get out of this place, if it’s the last thing we ever do.” This sentiment is at the heart of our scripture lessons today. Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil wrote those lyrics to […]

Jubilee: Final Post

Final Jubilee Bulletin for Jan 21-22  Halleluiah Halleluiah  Halleluiah! The Year of Celebration is ended: the 150th anniversary of Stone Chapel, the 50th anniversary as a dedicated Parish and the 25th year of the Worship Center. See Father Jack’s Proclamation in this Bulletin. We are most proud of our caring, […]

Jubilee: Final Francis Facts

Jubilee Bulletin Jan 14-15 Final Francis Facts As we celebrate St. Francis de Sales Jubilee I would like to end this year of Francis Facts and share some of St Francis’s more profound quotes: “Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose […]


Jubilee Bulletin Jan 7-8 Well last week we were taking personal inventory of 2016 and maybe making resolutions. If we take stock of Saint Francis De Sales for the Jubilee year 2016, we learned about the many components of our parish life. Maybe learned some new things. In this space […]

Jubilee: People In The Pew

Jubilee-People In The Pew             For one Sunday a month over the last year, the Jubilee Committee has recognized parishioners who have contributed, many behind the scenes, to our community.  In varied ways over many years, these people have given their time and talents to create an environment where we […]