Category Archives: Parishes

ALTAR GUILD SPARES AND DONATIONS

My name is Yuri Rodriguez. I work with Christ Church Cathedral of Indianapolis, and I am trying to help an Episcopal Church in my hometown, San José, Costa Rica. The name of the Church is The Ascension (La Ascención), and under the leadership of Father Eduardo

The name of the Church is The Ascension (La Ascención), and under the leadership of Father Eduardo Chinchilla, they have just finalized building a new temple, with the help of volunteers and missions. They are now trying to equip their sacristy, which is why I am

They are now trying to equip their sacristy, which is why I am asking if your church has any altar sets and other things that might be in good condition to donate if you are not using them.

This is the list of things they need:

  •  Chalice (metal)
  • Patens (metal)
  • Bread boxes (metal)
  • Corporals
  • Purificators
  • Palls
  • Chalice Veils and burses for each season
  • Candle sets
  • Credence cloth
  • Ciboriums
  • Lavabo bowls
  • Lavabo towels
  • cruets
  • Flagos
  • Aumbry
  • Baptismal towel and shell
  • Ewer
  • Linens
  • Eucharistic candle holders
  • Eucharistic Vessels

If your Church is interested in donating and helping “La Ascención”, please email me at yuri.cancion@gmail.com. I will be happy to stop by and pick up all donations.

Thank you!

Yuri Rodríguez
Associate Hispanic Music Director
Ministry Support Coordinator
Christ Church Cathedral

The Photography of The Rev. Warren Lynn at the Lantern Road Gallery

Church of the Nativity, Indianapolis has a changing “Lantern Road Gallery” and is currently featuring the avian photography of The Rev. Warren Lynn. In this showing, The Rev. Lynn chose to only feature that birds that could be commonly seen living on Church of the Nativity property.

For The Rev. Lynn, birds are one reminder of a human spiritual connection with the more-than human world. “We are created by God to be in relationship with all of creation, and caretakers therein. Ours is a Divine calling to live in ways that mindfully nurture the world of other creatures around us, to be stewards of all of God’s creation, for the sake of all creation. The birds are not here for us. Rather, we are here for the birds.”

The next exhibit will start in late September and it will be related to the Church of Nativity’s 60th Anniversary.

The Lantern Road Gallery at Church of the Nativity has a mission to celebrate art, culture, and education in the community. The gallery is currently housed in the entry foyer of the Church of the Nativity and the exhibits are generally run for a term of 60-90 days and are viewable during normal church hours and functions, or by appointment.

“Invisible War Wounds – Soul Repair after Moral Injury”

On Sunday, July 9, 2017, Church of the Nativity, Indianapolis hosted a presentation of “Invisible War Wounds – Soul Repair after Moral Injury.” Rita N Brock, co-founder of the Soul Repair Center, spoke on the new diagnosis, Moral Injury. She addressed how our young soldiers return from non-traditional battles in Iraq and Afghanistan but have great difficulty re-entering our society. Too many commit suicide and how can we help. She guided us in how to care for those who return from harm’s way with their minds and souls more wounded than their bodies.

She addressed how our young soldiers often return from war from non-traditional battles in Iraq and Afghanistan but have great difficulty re-entering our society. Their responses to this return include overwhelming depression, guilt, and self-medication through alcohol or drugs. Moral injury can lead veterans to feelings of worthlessness, remorse, and despair; they may feel as if they lost their souls in combat and are no longer who they were. Connecting emotionally to others becomes impossible for those trapped inside the walls of such feelings. When the consequences become overwhelming, the only relief may seem to be to leave this life behind.

She then guided us in how to care for those who return from harm’s way with their minds and souls more wounded than their bodies.

St. Paul’s Arts Council calls for submission of new, short plays for its February festival

The St. Paul’s Arts Council will be showcasing original, never been produced short plays at a Short New-Play Festival, Sunday, February 11, 2018.

The Festival will feature two categories of short plays, 2-Minute and 10-Minute Plays. St. Paul’s asks that, due to the 200th
anniversary of its publication, playwrights use Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern
Prometheus as their inspiration.

Those chosen will be performed as a stage reading at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Albany, Indiana on Sunday February 11 at 2:30 pm.

Submissions of original plays in either format, will be accepted beginning Friday, September 1, 2017. Submission deadline is Friday, December 15, 2017. The number of plays to be produced will be at The St. Paul’s Arts Council discretion and will depend on the mix of
qualified submissions. Original plays accepted for the Festival will be announced between January 1 and January 15, 2018.

For the complete list of guidelines, please contact St. Paul’s at parishoffice@stpaulna.org or visit their website www.stpaulna.org.

Trinity, Indianapolis, Receives a Faith and Action Grant

Trinity, Indianapolis, has received a $20,000 Faith and Action grant from Christian Theological Seminary for Trinity House, which will offer a safe environment for 16-to-21-year-old people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In addition to getting shelter, the youths staying at Trinity House will have access to legal services, life-skills training, assistance with education and job training, and facilitated connections to other community service agencies.

Read the Announcement Letter from The Rev’d Julia E. Whitworth, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church

Summer Music Camp Offered at Cathedral 

Christ Church Cathedral will host a summer music-themed day camp called Joyful Noise: July 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with a musical performance on July 23, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. service. Ages 5-12. Cost is $80, with full and partial scholarships available.

The program aims to help campers discover, through music, our core values as a human community. Campers will make new friends in an inclusive, caring Christian community, develop new musical and artistic skills, take daily field trips, and perform at Christ Church Cathedral.

Complete the registration online.

 

 

Christ Church Cathedral Mourns Loss of Aaron Bailey

The Christ Church Cathedral family and many in the city of Indianapolis are mourning the death of Aaron Bailey, shot and killed by IMPD officers after fleeing a traffic stop. He was unarmed. Aaron’s criminal history has been shared widely. Yet, Aaron was more than his record. He is a beloved child of God. He was a member of a community of recovery. He was a runner. He was a father and a friend. And to Christ Church Cathedral he was a neighbor, a guest, and a volunteer.

Aaron volunteered all day at the Strawberry Festival this year. He attended the cathedral’s Sunday breakfast for several months. He ran with members in the group, Back on My Feet. Many people mourn his death and are deeply troubled that another unarmed black man has been shot—this time in Indianapolis.

Please join the cathedral and the city of Indianapolis in continuing to pray for his family and the whole community.

May Aaron’s soul, and the souls of all the departed rest in peace. #AaronBailey.