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Posts by Javier Almendárez-Bautista

Easter Forums 2023: The Acts of the Apostles

On Sundays between 10:15-11:00 a.m. in the St. Paul’s Chapel, join us as we delve into what happens after Easter resurrection. The Acts of the Apostles contains an account of the early church community: their first attempts at life together. How does their experience reflect ours? What might their witness have to teach us about what it means to be the church today?

Sunday Forums this Fall: The Symbols of the Faith

Beginning on September 18, join the clergy of St. Paul’s between 10:15-11:00 a.m. in the Chapel for an introduction to the core symbols of our faith. Think of it as a way to familiarize ourselves with the things we take for granted in the liturgy: just why is water so important to baptism? How, of all the things we could eat, did bread and wine become so essential to the core convening ritual of our faith? 

Pastoral Response to Texas Elementary School Shooting

We, the clergy of St. Paul’s, are writing in light of yet another school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas. This one follows the massacres in Buffalo, NY and Laguna Woods, CA last week. Like many of you, we are filled with grief for the lives lost and for the families who mourn them. Our hearts go out to the many communities torn apart by such acts of wanton violence.