Episcopal Diocese of Albany, NY
Business Office: 68 South Swan Street - Albany, NY 12210 - (518) 465-4737
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center: 575 Burton Road - Greenwich, NY 12834 - (518) 692-9550

St Bartholomew, Apostle
August 25th, 2005

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Last weekend Carol and I enjoyed the Summer Retreat sponsored by Christ Church, Morristown Celebrated the Eucharist, heard confessions and prayed at the Service of Healing. The retreat was led by the Rev'd Nigel Mumford. Brilliant. Over 60 retreatants. Sunday celebrated Mass in Morristown Wonderful to connect with so many dear friends.

Stepped in Utica on the way home for supper with the kids and brought grandson Daniel home for overnight. Monday a series of meetings. Last night supper at Fr Bill and Karen Love's with Bp Harold Miller family and Bp Dave Bena family. Much enjoyment.

The Deputies and Alternates to the 2006 General Convention met Wednesday at Christ the King SLC, along with both of us bishops. It's hard to believe that just 10 months from now that GenConv will have already adjourned! Fr Shaw Mudge is the chairman of the Albany deputation.

New Appointment: The Rev'd Evette Austin will become Deacon-in-charge of Grace Church, Canton She comes from the Diocese of Connecticut. Mother Evette will be subsequently ordained priest and become rector of the parish. We welcome her and her husband Clarence to the Diocese.

Please pray for the soul of John Monica, brother of Fr Ted Monica, who died at the age of 49 and at whose funeral Fr Ted will officiate tomorrow. Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord. Also for Helen Perry, mother of Fr John Perry. Rest eternal grant unto her, o Lord.

Prayers are requested for Gretchen Gausby, widow of Fr Phil Gausby who has developed shingles in addition to her long-standing arthritis. She continues to make her home in Waddington.


SLC Campaign Growth Team Leadership Day, Sat, Aug 27 11:00 a.m.
The Diocesan Office will be closed for Labour day.
Deans' Meeting: Tuesday Sept 6th. 11:00 a.m. SLC
Eucharistic Holy Hour, Tuesday, Sept 6 at Noon at Christ the King Chapel.
SLC Campaign Growth Team Leadership Day, Sat, Sept 10, 11:00a.m.
Combined Leadership Meeting [Standing Com., Dioc. Council, Trustees, Deans,] Sept 17, 9:30

Healing Center:

Aug. 25 …..Thurs. 10-3pm The Rev. Nigel Mumford will lead a day-retreat on “Unworthiness – Self-Esteem”  Program will include Lunch. $39.00 per person.

Sept. 8….Thurs. 10-3pm The Rev. Nigel Mumford will lead a day retreat on: “Generational Healing”. Program will include Lunch. $39.00 per person. Please contact the Healing Ministry at Christ the King, Spiritual Life Center. 518-692-9550 All Healing  programs are held at the Healing Center, at Christ the King, Spiritual Life Center, Greenwich, NY

Tuesday, Sept 6, Fr Bill Cooper will be available in Christ the King Chapel for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, beginning at 11:a.m. and remaining as long as necessary.

Wednesday was the feast of St Bartholomew the Apostle. In history it is the date marred by the massacre of the Huguenots in France. It is in marked contrast to the funeral yesterday of Brother Roger of the Taize Protestant Monastic Community in France (who was murdered during Vespers by an insane woman) which was a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Kasper. We can draw MUCH from the Collect of the Prayer Book:

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach your Word: Grant that your Church may love what he believed and preach what he taught. Amen

In Christ,
+ Dan

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