Grace Episcopal Church
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Current Events at Grace:

Grace Church Calls a New Priest!

The Wardens and Vestry of Grace Church are pleased to announce that we have called the Reverend Colleen McHale O’Connor to be our new priest.  She will officially start on January 1st, 2024, and she will be celebrating the Eucharist with us every week starting Sunday January 7th.  As the Rectory is rented, we have secured an apartment for her to use when she is in Randolph.  Colleen and her husband Chris (who is also an Episcopal Priest) own a home in Stafford, NY.  We are excited for the future, and pray for a long and beneficial collaboration.  Please, come, introduce yourself, and say “hi” to Colleen next Sunday!

Vestry of Grace Episcopal Church

 

Shrove Tuesday - Grace Church Family Pancake Supper

On February 13th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, we will have our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.  There will be plenty of pancakes, sausage, and lots of family fun and games for all.  Please come out and join the fun.  This will be our last chance to party before we start the long hard 40 days of Lent.  So make a point to come and enjoy a good meal with your Grace Church family!

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday February 14th 2024 is not just Valentine’s Day, it is also the first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday.  This year, Grace Church will offer “Ashes to Go” in the triangle in downtown Randolph from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.  Come out and get your ashes, and chat with Rev. Colleen O’Connor, and her helper,  the Rev. Tom Broad.

There will not be a service offered in the sanctuary this year, so make sure you stop by for your “Ashes to Go”.

Ladies Night Out:  Every Second Thursday at 5:30pm

Ladies Night Out is on the second Thursday of each month, at 5:30pm. Please join us for a fun evening of fellowship. Locations to be announced for each month.  If you plan to attend, need a ride, or would like more information, please contact Sarah Barton 716-359-7135, or Dianne Gaddis 703-201-4753.

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News from Bishop Sean

Bishop Sean would like the practice of the common cup to return at communion. For intinction, the Bishop would like clergy or Eucharistic ministers to intinct the bread in the wine (as we have been.)
 
At Grace we'll have the common cup, as well as the option for intinction. People can signify their preference:

  • Both hands extended to receive the bread and common cup
  • One hand extended, the other crossed over the chest to receive the intincted host (we thought this makes sense, as it’s a somewhat familiar gesture - both hands crossed over chest indicates a desire not to receive communion, but a blessing.)  As we do at Grace, we’ll give it a try, learn, and adapt as needed.

 

 

Grace Partners with Randolph Melioristic Theatre

Alumni from the Randolph Melioristic Theatre, including our own Kalan & Stephanie Brown and Dan & Sara Yarrington, are creating a series of webisodes that will be shared through various social media platforms and will provide viewers around the world the opportunity to donate to “Randolph Melioristic Theatre’s Young Artists’ Fund.” This fund will provide financial support that will allow youth ages 6-21, living in the Randolph area, to actively take part in the arts.https://www.facebook.com/RandolphMelioristic/

 

 

 

 


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