On Saturday, March 17, a mini-silent retreat will take place at the parish of St. John the Baptist, 6300 SW Nicol Road on the campus of Oregon Episcopal School (OES). It will begin at 8:30 am with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the Chapel followed by a free breakfast in the Ladehoff Room in the parish house. The first meditation will follow that, with plenty of time to meditate privately or walk around the church and attractive grounds — weather permitting, of course. Please bring a bag lunch as well. Freewill offerings will be accepted so that the work of the St Benedict’s Guild, the sponsor of the day, can continue.

In all, there will be three short meditations, given by the Rev. Julia McCray-Goldsmith, Canon for Cathedral Life at Trinity Cathedral, Portland. Julia is now in her second year at Trinity and comes from the Diocese of California, where she was on the staff of the Bishop for many years. She is a former missionary and non-profit fundraiser and is fluent in Spanish. Her theological education took place at Creighton University in Omaha and CDSP in Berkeley. She will offer three scriptural meditations in the Ignatian manner of contemplation, chosen to help us encounter and accompany Jesus on the way to his passion. The Quiet Day will end at 3:00 pm.

Questions about the day may be addressed to Fr Phillip Ayers at players@hevanet.com or 971/275-2663. Please come and prepare for Easter in this way.


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