Study of the Patristic Fathers Each Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30, we meet to study the writings of the Patristic fathers and their contributions to our faith.
On November 10, we will be studying the Letter to the Corinthians, by St. Clement of Rome. Our text contains an excerpt from the letter. If you’d like to read the full text of the letter, a number of translations are available:
- Letter to the Corinthians, translated by J.B. Lightfoot.
- Letter to the Corinthians, translated by Charles Hoole.
- Letter to the Corinthians, translated by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson.
- Letter to the Corinthians (Clement), from Anti-Nicene Fathers, vol. 9.
On November 17, we will be studying the Letter to the Smyrnaeans, by St. Ignatius of Antioch. Our text contains an excerpt from the letter. St. Ignatius also wrote six additional letters. If you’d like to read any or all of them, the following are all translations by the late Anglican scholar, J.B. Lightfoot:
- Letter to PolyCarp
- Letter to the Smyrnaeans
- Letter to the Philadelphians
- Letter to the Romans
- Letter to the Trallians
- Letter to the Magnesians
- Letter to the Ephesians
On December 1, we will be studying the account of St. Polycarp’s death, The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp, which is an epistle from the Church of Smyrna, where Polycarp was bishop, to the church in Philomelium. Our text contains an excerpt from the letter. St. Polycarp himself also wrote a letter to the Philippians. If you’d like to read the entire text of The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp or the letter to the Philippians, the following are available online:
- The Martyrdom of Polycarp, translated by Charles H. Hoole.
- St. Polycarp’s Epistle to the Philippians, translated by Kirsopp Lake
Knights of Columbus– Our parish has a Knights of Columbus Group. If interested contact the Parish office and we will connect you with the Grand Knight
Women’s Book Group- The first Tuesday of each month our Women’s Book group gathers in the commons with wine and chocolate to discuss a book that has been chosen by the group the previous month. Please refer to this weeks bulletin to find out our current book selection. You do not need to read the book to come to the book group.
Annual Women’s Retreat– Our next women’s retreat will be in the Summer of 2017, July 7-9, 2017! We have reserved St. Andrew’s retreat house on the Hood Canal. Registration form will be available in the spring of 2017. It is a wonderful get away for women of all ages. No cooking or cleaning up after meals! Contact Laura Stanger if you are interested in being a part of the Women’s Retreat! A monthly rummikube group has also blossomed out of the women’s retreat group and the women’s book group as well! See the website for the retreat site: St. Andrew’s Retreat Center
Senior Singles Suppers-If you are single and over the age of 55 don’t want to eat dinner on Saturday nights alone. Come join the Senior Singles following the Saturday night 5:00 pm Mass on the Third Saturday of each month. Check the bulletin to confirm… We usually enjoy a potluck dinner and then play cards or watch a movie together. It is a great way to get to know other singles, widows and widowers, in the parish and to enjoy some fellowship.
Quilters Group: Wednesday Morning at 10:00 am there is a wonderful ministry of quilters. Anyone can join, we Gather in the social hall! Come help make quilts for those in nursing homes or recovering from an illness. It is a stitch!
Adoration The first Thursday of each month we will have adoration all day in our adoration Chapel, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. If you have one hour each month to honor the Eucharistic Presence of Christ in Adoration.
Bible Study We have a number of ongoing bible studies. See the parish bulletin if you are interested in joining. One session is in the evening and another is in the morning. We also have a faith sharing group that meets each Wednesday morning after the Morning Mass.