News from the Rectory

News from the Rectory

December was joyfully tumultuous for the Sherman Family.  We started off with our Annual Open House, having decorated all through November.  What fun it is every year to have the house full of sparkle with old and new decorations!  It is always a blessing to welcome...

2016 Annual Report from the Rector

2016 Annual Report from the Rector

Beloved members of St. Gregory’s, the following is my report from a blessed year for ministry together. I remain deeply grateful that God has called me to serve as your Rector and called our entire family to live and minister with you in this community of grace.  As I...

Helping Hands in Haiti by Francesca “Frankie” Pucci

Helping Hands in Haiti by Francesca “Frankie” Pucci

Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution where your focus was for the greater good of others. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution. I carefully tread down the hill until I successfully reach flat land. Benjamy, a...

Easy to be Green – By the Environmental Committee

Go GREEN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON  Earth Friendly Gifts Make Great Presents This holiday don’t get caught up in extra car travel and emissions in search of the perfect gift.  Think green with these ideas for gifts.  Christmas doesn’t have to be a burden on the...

Notes about music

The Palestrina setting of the Matin Responsory is one of the most familiar and beloved settings of this traditional Advent text. Normally sung at the Night Office on the first evening of Advent, we are using it throughout the season of Advent.  Originally in Latin and...

The Communion Anthem – 9/25/16

The Communion Anthem – 9/25/16

The Communion Anthem for this Sunday will be Libera me from Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem Mass and reflects the Gospel reading of Luke 16 which tells of a rich man imploring to be comforted from the torment of the flames and agony of Hades.  The words of the Libera me are a...

Compelled to Speak Out – 9/11 Reflection by Candy Donnelly

Compelled to Speak Out – 9/11 Reflection by Candy Donnelly

I’m not quite sure why I’m writing this, but on the way home today, I was listening to stories about 9/11/01.  The stories were about the survivors, the families of those who didn’t survive and all of the many people who rushed to help – the police, firefighters,...

The story behind “MIARAKA – A Time to Dance”

The story behind “MIARAKA – A Time to Dance”

"By the Grace of God, a friend and I have a written a musical," said the Rev. Dr. Patsy McGregor. The show is called MIARAKA - A Time to Dance and it is coming to St. Gregory's church this month! The show has come a long way since Patsy and co-writer, Collette Maurel,...