Saturday ~ April 19th ~ 7:00PM

Be sure to bring your bells or chimes!!

(Please note there will be no Sunday Liturgy April 20th)

Dear Friends,

After these long 40 days, at last we come to celebrate the Resurrection!  

For many of us, Lent was time of change, perhaps minor shifts in our path towards holiness (whole-ness). I don’t know about you, but I am often surprised by how uplifted my spirits are on this Saturday as we await the time of celebration. Although I’m eons beyond the years of awaiting the “Easter Bunny,” I still experience a sense of childlike wonder and delight, knowing that “something” wonder-full is about to happen. Perhaps it’s tied to the reality that in our tradition, this is one time when we pull out all the “smells and bells” so fundamental to Catholic Easter liturgies. But I think that the reality is truly that the “smells and bells” give vibrant expression to the inner joy of knowing that “death is not the final word” and that New Life abounds in our universe!  Alleluia!  (a good moment to ring your chimes if they’re handy!!)

Edwin Gateley, ‘captures’ this vibrancy in her latest poem, Captives of the Resurrection, which will ‘grace’ our liturgy this evening:

Captives of the Resurrection Edwina Gateley        

It seems to me

that all of us are buried

in some kind of shadowy darkness –

that we walk

in fear and anxiety -

wondering if, at any moment,

disaster will fall upon us

and render us

all broken up and helpless.

So we live in trepidation

of the unknown –

afraid of our own shadows.

Easter is all about

an explosion of light

sweeping through

our trembling horizons,

spreading swathes of radiance

that dance around us

daring us to rise and be carried

into the Dawn -

Captives of the Resurrection.

May we all be captives of the Resurrection!

Alleluia!!! As a community, members and guests of The Spirit of Life, find support and hope in the journey through time and body to deepen our spiritual lives. Our liturgies are not “cluttered’ with non-inclusive language and messages that discount the dignity of all people. Rather, we are radically simple in embodying the “good news” of Jesus Christ... “uncluttered” by messages caught in the moral timewarp so present in more traditional Catholic liturgies. At the Spirit of life... the call of women to ordained priesthood is affirmed...the sacredness of all loving relationships is honored and celebrated, and as Jesus did, we welcome ALL to the Table!   If you are seeking a Catholic community where you do not need to mentally/silently “insert” inclusive language into your prayer at Mass, or lament that your children are hearing non-loving messages about people whose sexual orientation is other than heterosexual, or feel that your “voice” is not heard.....we invite you to come and experience life in our community. We are an inclusive and interactive community, where everyone has a “voice.”  We are truly a people of “justice & Joy.”

We wish you a joyful Easter celebration and may Love be Resurrected in your life in unexpected and glorious ways!

Easter Blessings....

Jean & Ron


Upcoming Events!

Sunday ~ April 27th ~ Rev. Maureen Andrew will preside at liturgy while Jean & Ron travel to Santa Fe to attend the Spiritual Directors’ International Conference. We hope that many of you will be able to come and enjoy Maureen’s lovely Australian accent in prayer!

Nourish your Soul ~

Jean Marchant & Ron Hindelang

invite you to join us in creating

a Catholic Community of Worship & Service, Justice & Joy

Eucharist is celebrated weekly ~ Every Sunday Evening

4:00PM Eastern Standard Time/5:00PM Daylight Savings Time

The Congregational/UCC Church of Weston

welcomes us into their sacred space for our weekly Eucharist

130 Newton St., Weston, MA 02493

(Newton St. is located off Route 30, near Route 128 & 90

or from Route 20 follow School St., to Newton St.)

 Note: Transportation is available from the Riverside T Station upon request.


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.