Greetings, All Saints families and friends!
We offered our first week of “Prayer @ Home” the first week of July. This was an exercise to encourage everyone to continue to intentionally build prayer time into their every day while also exploring some potentially new and/or engaging ways to pray. Prompts for July included 1. Engaging in daily worship through the Daily Offices; 2. Praying with the 5 Finger Prayer & a Prayer Board; and 3. Diving deeper into the questions found within our Baptismal Covenant.
The second week of Prayer @ Home will take place Aug. 2-8, and the three daily prompts will include: 1. Engage in daily worship with the Daily Offices; 2. Exploring the Lord’s Prayer; and 3. Practicing sharing pieces of our faith stories with others (also known as evangelism). There will also be a mid-week check in on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 6:45-7:30pm via Zoom.
The daily prompts may be found on the All Saints Youth Ministry website, the All Saints Youth Ministry Facebook group, and the All Saints parish Instagram account. Zoom call details may be found HERE or via the Youth Ministry Weekly Update email (CLICK HERE to sign up).
The Eucharistic Festival date has moved to August 29, 2020 and will be held virtually beginning at 11:00am. This year’s preacher is Mother Hilary Crupi, OJN. She is the Guardian of the Order of Julian of Norwich, (orderofjulian.org), a contemplative monastic Order of monks and nuns of the Episcopal Church.
A reminder that anti-racism resources can be found on the All Saints Youth Ministry website under the “Resources” tab (CLICK HERE). This includes recommendations for a wide range of ages for personal study and/or having conversations at home. If anyone has any recommendations that might be beneficial to this list, please contact Erin Wolf or Fr. Christopher.
Looking ahead to the 2020-2021 program year: In the coming weeks, there will be opportunities for parents to provide feedback on their thoughts for the year (with particular emphasis on the fall), and we will also continue keeping an eye on what local school districts are announcing. We thank you in advance for your patience and willingness to help us best navigate what the beginning of this new school year might look like and how we can best serve the families and youth of All Saints.