Monday, September 21, 2009

Ten Years of Rural Ministry

This weekend over half the community traveled 100+ miles to the little town of Coudersport, PA to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Catholic Rural Ministry in Potter/McKean counties with its founders Sisters Phyllis Schleicher and Mary William Hoffman, OSB.

Community musicians and singers led an Evening Vespers service in the small church (15 rows of pews) which included a presentation by Sr. Joan Chittister on Benedictine life.

It was a delightful afternoon, on a sunny and warm last-weekend-of-summer Sunday.

The bus leaves the Mount parking lot at 10:45 a.m.--right after the Sunday morning liturgy.

A quick stop at the Catholic Rural Ministry center near Port Allegheny--right down the road from the next town: Coudersport.

St. Eulalia's Church.