Have you ordered your Paschal Candle?  We’ve been busy in the sacristy these days, cleaning up after the Christmas- Epiphanytide, burning palms for Ash Wednesday, ordering two new fair linens, a case of wine, baking altar bread, confirming our palms order, etc.  The kitchen still smells faintly of Shrove Tuesday pancakes. It is a busy time, taking stock, getting in order, replenishing supplies, and preparing for the great feast of Easter, both spiritually and practically.

We had hoped to have our fair linens in by Easter, but it takes time to get things back from Madeira where the embroidery is done.  After much comparison, we did select Mary Moore through Almy. Did you know that you can request fabric samples from the company?  After comparing Irish and Belgian  linens, the Belgian linen had a nicer weave and so we are ordering Belgian this time! 

Also some news to tell you- the Diocesan Directory is now online. This lists all of the churches as well as Diocesan offices, addresses, clergy, emails and all sorts of helpful information.  You may access the pdf file at this link http://www.episcopalri.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Directory/Web%20Directory%20Feb%202010.pdf  or from the contact link on the Diocesan web site www.episcopalri.org

Any photos to share from your parish?