The building and grounds got a thorough going-over on Saturday 19 October, Dei Gratia! Everyone was pretty whipped by the time the picnic was set out, inside because it was a bit nippy, but the hard work got finished, and the worker bees were delighted with the food afterwards!
2019 Blessing of the Animals (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi)
Fr. Poff blessing Winter as his owner, Micki, looks on.
Of course some pictures will be saved for the newsletter! ...which has a soft deadline of 20 October 2019, so if you haven't gotten your submission to an editor or Fr. Poff by then, you may be getting a few phone calls. ✠ DEUS VULT!
Father blessing little PJ held by his owner's sister, Alexandra R!
"All things bright and beautiful" hymn sung after the service
2019 Blue Ridge Women's Center Fundraising Banquet (Sept)
Support Blue Ridge Women's Center is group of 30+ professionals who provide sonograms, counseling, legal information, and other resources (including baby clothes!) to young women and families in our local community who have dealt with, or are dealing with, unplanned pregnancies. The annual BRWC banquet is where local supporters, including St. Thomas' ACC, can hear about BRWC's current projects and services, and learn about their future plans for the BRWC. Dr. Tom reserved a few tables for parish members who wanted to attend.
Dr. Tom welcoming Kian before the banquet.
Frs. Poff and Sossi of St. Thomas of Canterbury
2019 Parish Picnic (August)
It was simply too warm (HOT!) outside to eat, so the picnic was moved inside!