Transformed by Peace: Liturgy and Fiesta
Tuesday, July 4th
3:30 pm ~ Holy Eucharist, with recognition and repentance of our participation in a culture of gun violence
After the liturgy ~ A fiesta celebration of new life through diversity + tours of historic Church of the Good Shepherd
~ Everyone is welcome to attend ~
Join us in Hartford at 3:30 pm on July 4th to recognize our role in a society awash with gun violence. As we celebrate the birth of our nation, let us also repent of our participation in a gun-emphasizing culture.
- Con-Celebrants: The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral and the Rev. Enrique Irizarry, Priest-in-Charge of Church of the Good Shepherd, Hartford
- Preacher: The Rt. Rev. James E. Curry, Suffragan of Connecticut (retired)
- Minister of Ceremony: The Rev. Rowena Kemp, Priest-in-Charge of Grace Episcopal Church, Hartford
- Ministers of Communion: The Rev. Tracy Johnson-Russell, Rector of St Monica’s Episcopal Church, Hartford; the Rev. Don Hamer, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Hartford
- Directors of Music: Dr. Robert August and Dr. Kyle Swan
- Spanish Music Coordinator: Pedro Cirilo Coral
- Choirs: St. Monica’s, Trinity, Grace, and Christ Church Cathedral
- Intercessions: Mothers United Against Violence will be participating. The intercessions will include public recognition of victims of violence in Hartford in 2016 and to date in 2017.
Following the liturgy, there will be a fiesta-style celebration of new life through diversity, plus optional tours of historic Church of the Good Shepherd.
- Tours of the historic church built by Elizabeth Colt, widow of firearms manufacturer Samuel Colt — optional, sign-up to be provided at a booth. Tour Guide: Jack Hale, Good Shepherd’s Senior Warden.
- Multicultural fiesta on the grounds of the Church of the Good Shepherd, to include a DJ playing “Island Music” and booths with food representing the diversity of people in congregations in Hartford.
To register for the Liturgy & Fiesta, click here.
** Registration is not required, but we’d love to know how many people are interested in joining us!
Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 155 Wyllys St, Hardford, CT.
For additional information on the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and River of Life Pilgrimage events in that region, please visit the Episcopal Church in Connecticut page.