Father Terry’s Blog

I can’t let it go. Mass shooting and local shootings continue to push us to the brink of darkness. By the Very Rev. William H. Terry

June 7, 2022

Musings upon Gun Ownership in the United States by the Very Rev. Bill Terry+ The United States has a unique and historic love affair with firearms. It is part of our national mythology. Yet, we seem to be increasingly less interested in common sense approaches to what is a national pandemic of violent firearm related […]

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A Reflection: Saint Anna’s Just before Christmas 2021

December 23, 2021

All or most churches find themselves very busy just before Christmas. For many it is a time decorate and perhaps change the look of the church. It is a time to invite people to your church to worship. Many preachers will prepare sanguine sermons that lean into the sentimentality of Christmas Season. Most preachers will […]

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The Burden of a Singular Ministry

July 21, 2021

“Angel Davis, 25; Jamaria Ross, 7; Joseph Davis, 4; and Malekia Davis, 17, all died from multiple gunshot wounds sometime late Thursday, according to John Gagliano, chief investigator for the Orleans Parish coroner’s office.”Times Picayune (Advocate) March 27, 2010 How can we forget this horror? On this very day July 20, 2021 as we prepare […]

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Removing the Past

July 17, 2020

Removing the Past Blog Removing the Past Click on the above link to access Fr. Terry’s most recent blog post. “Removing the Past” or “A New Time in Our History. Repentance and Reconciliation.”

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Essays from Anna’s Place Students

April 10, 2020

Anna’s Place remains a place for our children to thrive. Each day a member of the core team reaches out to many if not all of the children ages 6-16 to assure them that they are cared about, that there is still work to be done, that we are an inter-dependent family not just a […]

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Holy Week and Easter

April 7, 2020

  Our schedule for Holy Week and Easter is as follows: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday April 8:  A reflection upon the meaning of Holy week with prayers. 6:30 p.m. Thursday April 9:  Traditional Mass although symbolic foot washing 7:45 p.m. Thursday April 9:  All night vigil in Chapel of Repose. Noon Friday April 10:  Stations of […]

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COVID 19: Advice from a Recovering Alcoholic and a NYC Dr.

April 1, 2020

Most all of the clergy that I know are struggling with how to do what we are called to do and still maintain some sense of balance and remain within solid medical guidelines. As we reflect upon the fear, anxiety, anger, and angst of this present time all can seem overwhelming. When I have done […]

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St. Anna’s Bulletin 3-27-20 Odd Times

March 27, 2020

St. Anna’s and COVID 19 – 3/29/20  PLEASE CONSIDER AN ADDITIONAL MONETARY DONATION AS WELL AS INSURING THAT YOUR PLEDGE OR TITH IS RECEIVED. YOU CAN DO THIS ON LINE OR BY MAIL. IT IS CRITICAL FOR CONTINUED OPERATIONS. Here is the link: https://stannanola.org/donate/     A Brother Don Announcement: April 2020 Food Pantry Shopping […]

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Mary King Dodwell 1938-2020

March 24, 2020

At about Noon today, 3/24/20, Mary Dodwell, spouse of The Rev. Bob Dodwell, passed into the loving embrace of our Lord. She passed quietly with Kelley Weems, her very devoted niece, and a health care attendant, shortly after Fr. Bill Terry administered the prayers for the dying and dead as found in the BCP. A […]

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Mass 3-22-20 John’s Gospel with the Blind man

March 22, 2020

“Once I was blind but now I see.” If you missed today’s online virtual mass here is a link. https://www.facebook.com/107525112618650/videos/419587685557214/?sfnsn=mo&d=n&vh=e

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