Monday, August 26, 2013

Michaelmas 2013 - Our 60th Anniversary!

Michaelmas Patronal Feast 2013
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
602 N. Wilmot Rd (at 5th Street)

Please help us celebrate
  • 60 years of prayer, service, and advocacy –  from the dedication of the Church on Michaelmas, 1953 (when Wilmot was still a dirt road on the outskirts of Tucson), to the future.
  • 20 years in solidarity with Mayan Indigenous in rural Guatemala.

 And welcome honored guests –
The Rt. Rev. Armando Guerra Soria, Episcopal Bishop of Guatemala and Primate (Presiding Bishop) of the Anglican Province of Central America, representing 6 countries. 
The Rt. Rev. Kirk Smith, Episcopal Bishop of Arizona.
Sat. September 28, 7 PM 

Michaelmas Eve Concert – Arizona Baroque:  a new  University of Arizona ensemble, performs baroque music and song of 17th and 18th century Latin America, using early instruments.

Reception with Presiding Bishop Guerra of Guatemala follows the concert.  Bishop Guerra visits Arizona to

  • celebrate St. Michael’s Guatemala Project work   
  • explore Arizona border realities 
  • talk about migration from the perspective of conditions in sending countries.

The first Guatemala-born Episcopal Bishop and the first to ordain women in Guatemala, on August 11 Bishop Guerra was host to the Archbishop of Canterbury, symbolic head of almost 82-million faithful of the worldwide Anglican Communion, at Guatemala City’s modest Episcopal Cathedral.

Sun. September 29, 9:30 AM

Festal High Mass with confirmations and special music.

Brunch follows.

All activities FREE. Donations accepted.

For more information:
886-7292  (Church office) 
623-3063  (Bp. Guerra’s schedule)

Photo: Bishop Guerra with Ila Abernathy, Coordinator of St. Michael's Guatemala Project.