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News from the Priest July

Dear Friends in Christ, At the beginning of this Liturgical year, St. Richard’s began celebrating a “Year of Compassion”.  In this issue we are sharing with you the Charter of Compassion that is our guiding principle for this year. “The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us […]

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New from the Outreach Committee July

Greetings from the Outreach Committee! During the month of April, St. Richard’s along with the Lake Arrowhead Presbyterian church sponsored a house in Crestline for Rebuilding Together day! Thank you all who donated time and/or money for this very important community project. Here is a statement from Becky Beavers on the event: “On a gorgeous […]

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News from the Priest June

Dear Friends in Christ,   Part 3 “This is My Body” There are Christians, often with a vibrant faith, who seem to believe that when Jesus said, “this is my body,” he didn’t really mean it. Or at least, he meant it in a purely metaphorical sense. They quote his words, “My food is to do the will of […]

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News from the Priest May

Dear Friends in Christ,   “In Remembrance of me”      Part 2 Confusion often arises because the usual understanding of “remembrance” is too thin. Normally we “remember” what lies in the past what by definition no longer present. The German critic, Gotthold Lessing (1729-1781), spoke of history as an “ugly broad ditch” that separates […]

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News from the Priest April

Dear Friends in Christ, A highlight of Holy Week is the institution of the Sacrament of Christ’s body and blood. For the next three issues we will be focusing on the nature of the Eucharist as shared by Rev. Christopher Brown of Albany, New York: PRESENCE AND REMEMBRANCE: DO WE REALLY HAVE TO CHOOSE? Week […]

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News from the Priest March 2018

Dear Friends in Christ, As we progress through the month of March, we will be enfolded in all aspects of Christ’s journey to Jerusalem, as He responds to the central call of Salvation history-obedience to the will of his father and the destiny for which he was born. A Lenten practice during this month could […]

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