Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered their time and hard work to Celebrate Summer! We could not put on this wonderful event without the help of our diverse and talented parishioners sharing their gifts with us. Thank you to all the parishioners of Mary, Mother of God parish and to our neighbors who joined us!
¡Muchas gracias a todos los que ofrecieron su tiempo y trabajo para Celebrar el Verano! No podríamos llevar a cabo este maravilloso evento sin la ayuda de nuestros diversos y talentosos feligreses que comparten sus dones con nosotros. ¡Gracias a todos los feligreses de la parroquia María, Madre de Dios y a nuestros vecinos que se unieron a nosotros!
On Sunday, Friar Jason Warrer professed his solemn vows as a Conventual Franciscan. Solemn vows for the Franciscan friars are professions of obedience, chastity and to have nothing of their own. Through the vows, the friar receives grace for himself and the whole Church, aiding in the sanctification of creation and the building up of the Church Herself.
Congratulations, Friar Jason!
El domingo, el fraile Jason Warrer emitió sus votos solemnes como franciscano conventual. Los votos solemnes de los frailes franciscanos son profesiones de obediencia, castidad y de no tener nada propio. A través de los votos, el fraile recibe la gracia para sí mismo y para toda la Iglesia, ayudando a la santificación de la creación y a la edificación de la propia Iglesia.
¡Felicidades, Fraile Jasón!
Scenes from our community picnic and BBQ on August 7, with wonderful food and fellowship despite stormy weather! Thank you so much to the Filipinos of St. Gregory for organizing and hosting!
Canterbury House is a ministry of Mary, Mother of God Parish based at St. Thomas of Canterbury in Uptown. We are a Eucharistic community in service to the parish through prayer, outreach, fellowship, and Catholic social thought.
Canterbury House is building community through Eucharistic adoration, which feeds the soul, and relates to feeding the body through the soup kitchen and food pantry. We draw on the heritage of Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin and the Catholic Worker movement, following in the steps of the Catholic Workers who founded St. Thomas of Canterbury soup kitchen over thirty years ago. Our community is rooted in the Eucharist and service to the poor, recognizing the presence of Christ in both.
Canterbury House Schedule:
Morning Prayer: Monday & Wednesday
Join us for morning prayer from 7:45-8 AM at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church. Coffee and fellowship follow at Canterbury House.
"My strength returns to me with my cup of coffee and the reading of the psalms."
We purposely schedule adoration on the days the St. Thomas of Canterbury soup kitchen serves. Adoration is from 9 AM- 7 PM every Tuesday, ending with Vespers and Benediction. To learn more about volunteering at the soup kitchen, contact Jennifer, coordinator of outreach volunteers.
Every other Thursday at 6 PM, Canterbury House opens its doors for a community potluck meal followed by discussion as we work towards what Peter Maurin called "creating a new society in the shell of the old." Some nights we will invite expert speakers. Other nights, we may have a topic with a reflection for reading and discussion. We finish the evening with Compline.
"I want everyone to set forth his views. I want the clarification of thought."
No signup is required! The purpose of our gatherings is to gain a deeper insight into our faith and how we respond as Catholics to contemporary issues in our community and beyond.
James Murphy is the director of Canterbury House, a parish ministry based at St. Thomas of Canterbury that will enhance Eucharistic community in the parish through service, prayer, fellowship, and study of Catholic Social Teaching.
He comes from New York where he spent 8 years with Catholic Worker houses of hospitality. He looks forward to combining prayer and outreach for the parish and the neighborhood. If you have questions or would like to learn more, feel free to send him a note at email@example.com.