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Connect with St. Mary’s Online

Connect with St. Mary’s ONLINE

St. Mary’s 10 AM Sunday Worship Service will be live-streamed:
https://www.facebook.com/stmarysbonita/

Note: St. Mary’s has a worship service almost every day which is live-streamed

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2020 09 20 Service Bulletin

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THE FEAST OF THE HOLY CROSS: A Hidden Gem of the Liturgical Calendar

From the Gospel according to St. John (12:32) we read: “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” This prophetic passage spoken by Jesus refers, of course, to his forthcoming crucifixion and death on the Cross. September 14th is the annual date for Feast of the Holy Cross; also referred to as the “Exaltation of the Holy Cross”; and it is a hidden gem on our liturgical calendar because it encompasses so many aspects of our faith: theological, historical, liturgical, the veneration of relics, our personal use of the Cross. There is no more meaningful and sacred symbol of our faith than the Cross, the redemption and salvation it represents; how an instrument of agony and death has instead become, through the mystery of God’s eternal plan in Christ, one of life and victory. Initially the Early Christians were hesitant to use the Cross as the symbol of their faith, preferring the sign of the fish instead, because a cross represented a particularly painful and public form of execution. But by the second and third centuries they had begun to use it both figuratively with crucifixes in their homes and through

September 18th, 2020|1 Comment

NEWS FROM PENNY WISE THRIFT SHOP AT ST. MARY’S

PENNY WISE THRIFT SHOP

9801 Bonita Beach Road

Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

Summer Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10am to 3 pm

Slides to the right showcase our shop –>

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Meals of Hope – Families in Need

Families all over the county are coming to St. Mary’s Mondays 1-5 PM for free food distribution sponsored by Meals of Hope.

Volunteers needed: please bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and a mask! We are working in shifts so any amount of time is a valuable asset. It is a hot but rewarding afternoon in the Florida sun for these volunteers.

We pray that God be with us now and always….

The video below shows some of the cars coming through St. Mary’s for food distribution.

“Mary, Did you Know”

from “One Special Song” on St. Mary’s Facebook Page

Choir News: Our talented Musicians are recording their favorite sacred songs on Facebook-a link will be on our website as well.  Please join us in prayer on their special series, One Special Song, featuring Taylor, Charles, Mary, Pam, Adell, Becky, Kathleen, Diane, Barbara and others.  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

About St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church brings a wide variety of people with diverse backgrounds together for a spiritual journey. We welcome all visitors and encourage newcomers to join us for a welcome reception to meet our other members and the church leadership. Here at St. Mary’s, we have plenty of opportunities to worship and attend fellowship gatherings, special events, and volunteer events.

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Meet The Rev. Dr. D. William Faupel
Priest in Charge

A personal welcome from Father Bill Faupel (The Rev. Dr. D. William Faupel) who is our Priest in Charge.  Whether it is setting the tone for our worship, giving an inspirational sermon, or taking the time to pray with a parishioner in need, Fr. Bill is there for each of us.

Welcome to St. Mary’s from Priest In Charge Fr. William Faupel