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Ga working 2 smallerMembers of CACINA, (bishops, clergy, and lay people), gathered again at St. Mary of Providence Center, a Catholic retreat house, to conduct the business of the national church in May 2015. The assembly, a joint session of the College of Bishops and the House of Delegates (HOD), focused on ratifying the budget, selecting a national charity for the October second collection, and learning about the religion of Islam.  Plans for our new website was revealed to rave reviews.  

choirSmall.2jpgEach morning participants assembled for morning mass and choir members from St. Charles of Brazil were joined by Belinda from Holy Innocents to lead the congregation in song while clergy from different parishes took turns celebrating the Eucharist. Recently ordained Fr. Larry from St. Anne Priory presided one morning.  Various parishes organized evening prayers in moving celebration of the glory of God. 

lunch2Of course, there was time for meals together in the beautiful main house and evening socializing in the retreat house.  One afternoon, Jean, a parishioners form Holy Innocents lead participants in a session of "chair" yoga where participants learned how to perform yoga while sitting.  

taize 2smallOne night for Evening Prayer, a Taize prayer service was held. The Taize worship service involved sung and chanted prayers, periods of silence, liturgical readings in a candle lit chapel. The Taize service provided the worshipers with a contemplative style of prayer. Taize4small

HarryMonicaOrdinBishop Frank and Bishop Tony ordained two deacons at the GA this year-Monica from St. Charles of Brazil and Harry from St. Theresa. A very beautiful and moving service.  Congratulations to them both.

 

The community of CACINA came together again for another productive, prayerful, and successful General Assembly. 

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ga dscussione2Members of CACINA, (bishops, clergy, and lay people), gathered again at St. Mary of Providence Center, a Catholic retreat house, to conduct the business of the national church in May 2014. The assembly, a joint session of the College of Bishops and the House of Delegates (HOD), focused on ratifying the budget and on how to reach out to those seeking a progressive Catholic church.

Parishes took turns arranging the liturgy and music for the morning masses, and evening prayers were led by members of the parishes and missions of CACINA. The 2014 General Assembly was a time of prayer, work, and community, and participants were truly blessed to be a part of it.

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September 14, 2014


img0030On Sunday, September 14, 2014, Gil Brooker, seminarian from St. Andrew the Apostle parish, Midlnad, VA (near Warrenton), was ordained to the diaconate.

 

September 30, 2014

M. MarthaEdited2Bishop Tony announced on September 30 that Reverend Martha Tolen has been appointed as Associate Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Herndon, VA.

Mother Tolen comes to Holy Trinity from St. Charles of Brazil parish where she was a parishioner before her ordination to the deaconate in 2012 and to the priesthood in 2013. Before coming to Holy Trinity she served as a priest at St. Charles and ran a nursing home ministry, which she has continued to do since joining Holy Trinity.