Winston Ching, first Asiamerica missioner, remembered

first_img Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Tags The Rev. T. James Kodera, PhD says: Sze-kar Wan says: July 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm Fond and grateful memories of Winston are many and varied for so many of us, especially Episcopalians of Asian heritage. Winston inspired and invited so many from all around the country, including Hawaii, not only to embrace with pride our Asian heritage but to form an alliance among us. “Asiamerica” is his coinage not to separate but unite Asian Americans with Asians. His vision was global and inclusive. His impulse ran counter to the divisiveness that continues to plague Asians. He empowered people to develop their talents and passions, including prophetic ministry. Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Advocates is an example at a time when Asians in North America, for many historic reasons, were loathe to stand out, let alone speak out. Deep inside his heart was a yearning to heal. His deep and abiding pastoral ministry was the path to which God called him. We shall miss him dearly. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Katie Choy-Wong says: July 6, 2012 at 9:33 am Hafa Adai (Guam version of Aloha) All,As of today, July 6th on Guam (we’re at least 17 hours ahead of the West Coast), we are set for the blessing and then cremation of the remains of The Rev. Dr. Winston Ching on Monday, July 9th at about 10:30 AM (5:30 PM-Sunday-West Coast USA.) His ashes will then be shipped to his “sole survivor brother, Jonathan Ching, in Fresno, CA.”While sudden death such as that of Dr. Ching’s is certainly shocking, Guam could be a perfect choice as a launch pad to the heavens! Guam, with an area of 212 sq. miles and home to about 152, 000 people, could be the tallest mountain on earth. Measured at its base in The Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench floor, it would be at least 38,920 ft high. In comparison, Mt. Everest is, 29,028 feet high. Dr. Ching has been known to many as a dedicated advocate for outreach, ethnic ministries anywhere; he personally touched many persons and yet he was global. We’re honored here on Guam where he made his last stop in (physical) person. We join everyone in commending him to our Father as we thank God for giving to us and for the powerful work in and through him. Rev. Bud Carroll, Hong Kong says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ July 9, 2012 at 9:37 am I met Fr. Winston Ching after I gave my paper in an international conference to celebrate the 100th year of Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui (1912-2012), and the Anglican/Episcopal mission history in China, at Hong Kong, from June 7 to 9. Fr. Ching briefed me some information about the relationship between the late Bishop Harry S. Kennedy, the Missionary District of Honolulu, and their contribution to the establishment of Taiwan Episcopal Church in the conference. He also took me and the Rev. Dr. Peyton Craighill to visit the family of the late Bishop James Pong at Hong Kong . His hospitality and his devotion to mission work will be appreciated and remembered by so many old friends as Dr. Craighill and new acquaintances like me. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Michael Nai-Chiu Poon says: Press Release Service Obituary, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm When I arrived at The Episcopal Church Center in 1984 to work in the then “Overseas Department” at the age of 26, Winston reached out to me, included me, and taught me how things worked. He was the best kind of mentor: a kind sage who always had time for my naive and uninitiated questions. His gentle, wise, and loving presence always empowered and challenged me to be the best I could be in service to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The world and The Episcopal Church is better because of the gift of Winston. We will miss you in this mortal life, dear teacher. Ian July 6, 2012 at 5:18 am Wise, gentle, funny, practical, shrewd, intuitive, brave, loving, accessible — I don’t know enough adjectives to capture what Winston was. I mean, what he IS: ” for us, life is changed, not ended.” Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Rev’d. Barbara C. Crafton says: Tony Gomowad says: July 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm I met Fr. Ching through God’s calling at Church of Our Savior, NYC. His eager, kind, caring and never give-up mind set have touched many others’ heart. The way he preaches gives people inner peace. The way he smiles takes away people’s grief. I will always remember his kindness, smiles and how he dedicates his Christian life to help others. It’s sad about his departure but it is just another chapter of his eternal life to God’s Kingdom. My dearest friend and father, Rest in Peace. Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA July 12, 2012 at 4:13 am News from Hong Kong下星期四 (19/7) 晚上7:00於香港中環花園道4號聖約翰座堂為 Fr. Winston W Ching 程惠文牧師 舉行追思活動,敬希各位預留時間出席Fr. Winston Ching’s memorial service will be held next thurs, 7pm, St. John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL July 27, 2012 at 4:46 am Winston went out of his way to provide funds for two Macao young women to attend a meeting of Asiamerican gathering in California in the early 1990s, at a time when young people in ‘small places,’ especially women, hardly had such opportunity. It was their first trip overseas. Over the years, Winston had always been an encouraging friend and caring pastor for colleagues who were working in isolated and difficult places. He never judged; he accepted everyone, esp. his colleagues, as they were. I last met Winston at Saint John’s Cathedral on Sunday 6 May this year during an ARCIC III meeting in Hong Kong. He greeted me with a broad smile and gentle clasp – I had no idea he was in Hong Kong. That final encounter with Winston was a foretaste of what meeting God would be like on the other side of Jordon. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 July 9, 2012 at 11:06 am I worked with Winston at the God box when I was on staff at the American Baptist Churches USA in Valley Forge. We had an ecumenical group of us all assigned to Asian desks in our denominations. I still remember Winston’s story about how he was in Navajo country for some Episcopal business, and was sitting outside a “trading post” on a reservation. He had on his cowboy hat and boots. Some tourists drove into the parking lot, saw Winston and asked him if they could take a picture with him. They had never met a “live Indian “ before. So Winston said “sure, but it will cost you $20.” They paid him and took a picture. Comments (16) By Pat McCaughanPosted Jul 5, 2012 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN July 6, 2012 at 9:30 am As a very young Priest in the early 1970’s, The Rev. Winston Wyman Ching, accepted a surprising challenge that came from another Asian American Episcopal Priest, the Rev. Canon John H.M. Yamazaki, Rector of St. Mary’s, Los Angeles (a Japanese American Episcopal Church). Fr. Yamazaki, a nationally well-connected Priest of the Episcopal Church, recruited Fr. Ching, as Executive Secretary of a national entity, brought into being by the National Executive Council of the Episcopal Church of which Fr. Yamazaki was a member. In 1973, this entity with a new coined name, “EAST” – (EPISCOPAL ASIAN-AMERICAN STRATEGIES TASK-FORCE), received another name, created by Fr. Winston – “EAM” – EPISCOPAL ASIAMERICA MINISTRY! Several “Convocations” were created to identify these ethnic constituencies: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Indochinese (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong, Cambodian). These ministries existed in isolation in the dioceses. EAM became the vehicle, enabling these ministries to become aware of each other, and in turn, the National Church to become aware of these fellow Episcopalians through a National Ministry and their Ethnic Convocations! The Rev. Winston Ching, a 5th generation Chinese American, became the first “Executive Secretary” or “National Missioner” of EAM! Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Rev. Canon Timothy M. Nakayama says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Mei-Mei Lin says: July 6, 2012 at 8:18 am Winston helped me to come to do my M.Div at Virginia Theological Seminary from 1986 to 89. He always give his kind assistance when needed while I was doing my M. Div program. Those days it was not allowed for people in Myanmar to go overseas for theological studies but he was able to bring me out of Myanmar to complete my M.Div as the first clergy who was able to do theological degree after 1960s. I give thank to the Lord for his life and faithful ministry. May his soul rest in peace now and forever. John (VTS class 89,Toungoo,Myanmar) Rev. Avicotu. George Mathew says: July 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm I’ve been out of the loop and just found out about my good friend’s passing. Winston was instrumental in my becoming an Episcopalian when I was looking for an ecclesiastic home. He was a gentle giant capable of the greatest of leadership and the tenderest of personal touch. Such a soft-spoken man who has done great things for the church and touched the lives of many! I will miss you, my dear friend. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 July 6, 2012 at 10:53 am I am saddened by the news. Winston Ching was a seminarian at CDSP when we met. He was the cause of my return to the Episcopal Church. He had the most remarkable way of getting you to do things you didn’t know you could do. As vice president of St. John’s ETC at its founding I thought we were having lots of fun. Fr. Ching shared his vision after the fact. That ETC thrives today is a most honorable legacy. Winston Ching went on to bigger and better things in New York. He always had time for a visit and seemed never to be overwhelmed with work. I think it is because he continued to surround himself with people who did more than they thought possible. I have enjoyed Dr. Ching’s hospitality when visiting New York, always having a key to his home. My heart and prayers go out to Jon Ching, who has a formidable task on 6th street. May Dr. Ching rest in peace. 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Dr. Winston Wyman Ching as a trailblazer, a trusted friend, and a legendary mentor.Ching, who died suddenly July 3, had enjoyed a long and distinguished career as staff officer of the Episcopal Church Asiamerica Ministry, including developing the ministry in 1973 and coining the term “Asiamerican” to include all Episcopalians of Asian descent.The news of his death while traveling from Hong Kong to Hawaii sent shock waves through the church community at the start of the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.“I can’t believe it,” said the Rev. Winfred Vergara, Episcopal Church EAM missioner. “We had hoped to honor him for his contributions next year at our 40th anniversary of EAM.“He (Ching) was the first missioner for Episcopal Asiamerica ministries and served under four presiding bishops — (John) Hines, (John) Allin, (Edmond) Browning and (Frank) Griswold,” Vergara said. “He continued to serve as my de facto consultant and advisor and friend and mentor.”After his retirement from the Episcopal Church Center in 2002, Ching served as interim pastor at the Church of the Good Shepherd in New York City.In October of 2009 Winston moved to Hong Kong to accept the responsibilities of chaplain, academic tutor in psychology, and student counselor at St. John’s College at the University of Hong Kong.He also taught pastoral counseling and practical theology as an adjunct lecturer at Ming Hua Theological College (Anglican) in Hong Kong.A cause of death was not immediately clear. Apparently he died in Guam while traveling from Hong Kong to Hawaii, Vergara said.“His only brother, Jonathan, is on his way to Guam Memorial Hospital” to handle arrangements, Vergara added.The Rev. Canon Brian Grieves, retired peace and justice officer for the Episcopal Church, said he was “just devastated” to learn of Ching’s death.“It’s hard to believe his gentle and thoughtful presence is gone from us,” he said via email. “His ministry to Episcopal Asian Ministries is legendary for the many networks he created which supported local congregations across the United States. He leaves us with a more vibrant church because of his extraordinary ministry among us.”The Rev. Eric Law, founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute, said Ching was instrumental in nurturing seminarians and youth ministries throughout the church.“He was wonderfully supportive of Asian youth and young adults; he was 100 percent behind them,” he said.Law had once observed that the “EAM network is very unique, it is very strong and one of the most organized Pan Asian organizations in any denomination” largely due to Ching’s facilitation and organization.“When the Rev. Winston Ching gathered Asian leaders back in the 1970s, it was the first time Japanese Americans had a real conversation with Chinese Americans, because back in Asia we were enemies,” Law had said. “But in the United States, we were in a different context. It was the first time many of them had encountered other Asian groups. Asian-American became an identity that did not exist before.”EAM was created after the 1973 General Convention and began organizing consultations the following year.The Rev. Keith Yamamoto, rector of St. Mark’s Church in Upland, California, credited both Ching’s and EAM’s support with “giving me a sense of identity about who I am, as a Christian and as an Asian American, a Japanese American.“He helped me form an Episcopal identity, and broadened my horizons to give me a bigger picture of the church as a place of fellowship, as well as a bigger picture of myself in it,” he said.“There were lots of great friendships that were made through EAM’s influence. They were foundational in helping me see myself as a leader in the Episcopal Church and, eventually, as an ordained person in the church,” he said.“Winston Ching was a very humble person, he had a very profound spirituality,” Yamamoto added. “He had the ability to raise up leaders for both lay and ordained ministry. He helped organize and facilitate and network people in amazing ways.”Ching was ordained to the diaconate May 10, 1968 and to the priesthood Dec. 21, 1968 in the Diocese of Hawaii.In 1970, Ching was appointed vicar of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco, where he founded St. John’s Educational Thresholds Center, a tutoring and language-training program geared toward the children of the neighborhood that later became a separate nonprofit.Funeral arrangements are pending.— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. Jimmy Cheng says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY David Crean says: July 6, 2012 at 10:56 am I knew Winston for nearly forty years – mostly in ecumenical gatherings in New York City and across Asia.. Since our mutual retirements, we had many occasions to be together in Hong Kong. Sunday “yum chas” after services at St. John’s Cathedral; his hosting numerous international students for American Thanksgiving dinners; and jaunts to every conceivable camera shop in HK! Winston was a consummate gentleman; a lover of the IT world, but a strong supporter of the human spirit; gentle in speech with a ‘never-give-up’ attitude; and one who respected tradition but was always open to new ways. Winston – R.I.P! People Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR July 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm I was saddened by the news of Winston’s death. He was a good colleague and a friend. When I joined the Church Center staff in 1980, our offices adjoined each other. Our secretaries had a predilection for piling up papers, etc. on their desks, leading to another colleague to predict that one day the two piles would collapse toward each other, thereby trapping us irretrievably in our offices. This vastly amused both Winston and me. One of Winston’s great gifts, of course, was knowing the best restaurants in Chinatown, which stood us in good stead on several occasions. Rest in peace, old friend Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Rev, Donald Sullivan says: Ian T. Douglas says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Vickie Ling says: Rector Tampa, FL October 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm My father , Rev. A.G. Mathew worked with Rev. Winston Ching in the year 1984-87 for the Asia america ministry. Ever since he had been a close friend with our family. He has also participated in the Maramon convention and many programs of Mar Thoma Church. For a short period we lost contacts and was able to get back to each other in the year 2007. Rev. Ching visited India in December 2011. He had spent a couple of days with my father and our Metropolitan Bishop Most. Rev. Dr. Joseph Marthoma. It was a re-union after many years. If anybody needs the photo graph, kindly let me know. IF ANYBODY HAS THE EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER of Mr. Jonathan, (Rev. Ching’s brother , kindly email it to me.Deep condolences from Rev. A.G. Mathew and family.Mathoma Church, Kottayam, India Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

First United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School: Surf Shack

first_imgHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Faith & Youth First United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School: Surf Shack Article and Photo courtesy of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 11:05 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Subscribe 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it From July 11- 17, First United Methodist Church will be become a wild Surf Shack where everyone can “Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love.” Kids of all ages will plunge into an incredible experience of God’s awesomeness through Bible stories which tell the amazing ways God has moved in the lives of others. Then we’ll embark on the breathtaking adventure of participating in God’s love.Online registration is available now at 2016.cokesburyvbs.com/FUMCPasadena. Cost before July 1 is $10 per child ($30 maximum per family). After July 1 the cost is $20 per child ($60 maximum per family). Sign up now and invite friends!Have questions? Want to be a youth or adult leader and helper? Contact Jami Carrera at [email protected] United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visit fumcpasadena.org. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

VMworld 2016: be_Tomorrow by Modernizing Today

first_imgVMworld 2016 is in full swing! Our EMC crew is amongst the 24,000 attendees that have travelled to Las Vegas to get out in front of the latest virtualization and cloud technology developments.What have we been talking about at the show? Whereas VMware’s theme is be_Tomorrow ours is Modernize. Why Modernize? Because what better way to be_Tomorrow than to Modernize today.Now, the best way to get started is to build a modern data center and for users of VMware technology that means adopting flash, software-defined, scale-out and cloud-enabled technology that’s trusted, protected and optimized for VMware environments – and when it comes to building technology optimized for VMware environments, its hard to top us.Just last week, we put word out about industry-leading enhancements to our storage and converged platforms as well as our data protection technologies that make it easy to make the most of VMware environments and what EMC brings to them.As the clear leader in Flash, we put even more distance between ourselves and the field by unveiling a brand new XtremIO vRealize Orchestrator (VRO) plug-in that allows infrastructure teams to build a self-service catalog of automated, end-to-end, infrastructure workflows. This wasn’t our only bit of XtremIO news – there’s more here.But let’s say you’re thinking above the storage layer to something like a converged platform – something that’ll get you on the fastest path to a modern data center. Whether you’re looking to lay down a system that optimizes your traditional apps or a system that acts as the foundation for your cloud native apps of the future, we just announced two of them, both built on VMware technologies: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud 4.0, which optimizes for the critical business applications of today, and Native Hybrid Cloud, the fast way to enable your business to build the cloud native applications of tomorrow. The most exciting piece of news about our Native Hybrid Cloud is that we’ll be offering a config built on VMware VxRail – the HCI platform of choice for customers standardized on VMware vSphere. For more details, listen to everyone’s good pal Chad Sakac talk about EHC and NHC.Of course, a modern data center isn’t modern unless it’s trusted and protected. Last week we announced that EMC is fulfilling our role as the first replication design partner for VMware vSphere APIs for IO filtering (VAIO) by becoming the first vendor to market fully integrated virtual replication data services through RecoverPoint for VMs. In addition, we made the best HCI for VMware even better by integrating EMC Data Protection Suite for VMware into VxRail. Click here for more on how we’re delivering data protection everywhere for VMware environments.Now, the best way to test out of all this goodness is by grabbing a seat at the VMworld Hands-on Lab, which by the way, runs on XtremIO. I’d also like to draw your attention to what Chad Sakac had to say about the impact XtremIO has had on the VMware HoL.Speaking of experts, we’ll have ours out in full force at the show, whether they’re in our booth (#1223) or leading breaking out sessions.What else is happening with EMC at VMworld? Find the complete rundown of breakouts and demos here. Of course, be sure to follow @EMCcorp on twitter for all the latest developments from Las Vegas as well.last_img read more

Stetson to build law center in downtown Tampa

first_imgStetson to build law center in downtown Tampa January 15, 2003 Regular News Stetson to build law center in downtown Tampacenter_img Stetson University College of Law purchased 7.3 acres from the City of Tampa recently to build the Stetson Law Center and Campus in downtown Tampa.Construction is expected to take 10-12 months and will commence once the building permits are issued.“We are very excited about the purchase of this property in downtown Tampa. The Law Center and Campus will be a major hub of legal activity for Tampa Bay,” said Dean Gary Vause.“Stetson’s Law Center and Campus is a long awaited dream that will soon become a reality and complete Tampa’s goal as a center for academic excellence,” said Tampa Mayor Dick Greco.The three-story, 73,500-square-foot main building to be built at the 1700 N. Tampa Street site just off Interstate 275 will reflect the same Spanish-Mediterranean architecture of Stetson’s Gulfport campus, including a tower that will overlook downtown Tampa.Agreements have been negotiated for the Florida Second District Court of Appeal and the Hillsborough County Bar Association to reside on the campus. Stetson also will offer classes for part-time students at the Tampa location, as well as continuing legal education workshops for practicing attorneys and business professionals.The first floor will house classrooms, a state-of-the-art courtroom and a full law library; the second, proposed chambers and offices for judges and court employees for the Second District Court of Appeal, and the third floor will be reserved for future law school use. Stetson purchased the property for $1.2 million and spent another $427,000 to demolish the former Tampa police station on the site. The estimated building cost is $9.23 million.last_img read more

Catholic Church Hosts Bible Week

first_imgFaithLifestyleLocalNews Catholic Church Hosts Bible Week by: – September 23, 2016 258 Views   one comment Tweet By: Curvia JohnThe Diocesan Pastoral Center will be hosting a symposium on the Bible and Creation during Bible Week 2016.The theme for this year’s Bible Week is ‘Ignorance of Scripture, is Ignorance of Christ’ and runs from September 25th 2016 to September 30th 2016.A press conference detailing Bible Week was held at the Dominica Catholic Radio on Thursday, September 22, 2016.Monsignor William Jno Lewis told the press conference that the symposium is to explain creation based on the Bible.“This press conference is to speak about Bible Week 2016, and part of Bible week is a symposium on creation, based on the Holy Father’s encyclical. We are having Bible week to place emphasis on the scriptures, because clearly the scriptures play a very big part in all of our lives and we just want to focus on that,” he noted.Sister Lorraine Royer said that a pageant portraying prominent biblical figures will be held during Bible Week.“We are suggesting that parishes could have a pageant of biblical figures. The figures dressed in costumes will introduce themselves to the audience. This activity will be well suited to parish youth groups, confirmation candidates, and schools. It’s also a way of getting to know the biblical personages in the scriptures, like Tabitha and Zechariah and so forth,” Royer stated. Royer also asked the parishes to have Bible quizzes to test the youth’s knowledge of the Bible.“Another suggestion is Bible quizzes on the names, places and events in the Bible and this could be a daily event in our Catholic schools. This will help us to know the scriptures. We also want to reemphasize is the enthronement of the Bible in our homes, to ensure that the Bible is an important part of your daily lives,” Royer further added. According to Jno Lewis, the theme was chosen in honor of St. Jerome and he asked the parishes to celebrate him during the week.“The theme of the week is taken from Saint Jerome, and we actually chose that theme because the end of Bible week is the feast of Saint Jerome, so we will end the week with that feast. We are suggesting that all the parishes could mark the ending of the week, with a special word service in honor of Saint Jerome,” Jno Lewis told the press conference.Jno Lewis also stated that the symposium came about from a course that he participated. This symposium came as a result of a course that we did on the encyclical, and many of the participants felt that somehow the course needed a larger audience. So we planned a symposium and we have invited a panel of five individuals who will speak on various aspects of creation and the environment,” Jno Lewis added.The symposium which is carded for the 29th of September 2016, will focus on Pollution and Climate Change, the issue of water, Loss of Biodiversity, Decline in the equality of human life and the breakdown of society as well as Global Inequality. These themes were all taken from the encyclical. Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more