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Deacons at ordinationHere's a photo of the recent Diaconate Ordination, which took place in Philadelphia. Three women from The Spirit of Life were ordained deacons. Pictured are: Rev. Jean Marchant (co-pastor of The Spirit of Life) , Deacon Mary Steinmetz, Deacon Ann Searing, Bishop Andrea Johnson, Deacon Norma Harrington, Rev. Maureen Andrew.

Dear friends,

We wanted to write and share withdorothy pixyou that Jean’s mother, Dorothy, died yesterday... and is, we trust, enveloped in the peace of God’s eternal Love.  We would very much appreciate prayers for Jean’s dad who is deeply grieving the death of his soul mate and best friend for over 77 years!   Thank you for all the many ways you have been “with us” during Dorothy’s illness.

May your lives be blessed with love and peace,

Jean & Ron

Dorothy J. (Fearnley) Marchant, 92, wife of Henry Marchant of Marlborough, MA, died August 5, 2014.

Born in Brighton, MA, and a graduate of Watertown High School, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Agnes (Bright) Fearnley.  Dorothy’s life was centered around her family. She met her husband at the age of 14 and they were married 5 years later. Their devotion to each other throughout their 72 years of marriage was evident to all who knew them.  Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughters; Ms. Carol Ann Marchant of San Clemente, CA and Rev. Jean Marchant and her husband Rev. Ronald  Hindelang, of Framingham, her brother; George Fearnley of Hingham, MA, her sister; Marilyn Springmann of Salem, NH and Mildred Powers of Hudson, Ohio, her grandchildren; David Taylor of Long Beach, CA, Dawn Stapelfeld of Brookline, NH, Dana Taylor of Orlando, FL, Heidi Trainor of Hudson, MA and Rebecca Mangan of San Clemente, CA, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She was also the sister of the late Raymond Fearnley. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 8, from 4-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.  A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Saturday, August 9, at 10:00 am at The Spirit of Life Catholic Community, located at The Congregational Church of Weston/UCC, 130 Newton St., Weston, MA 02493 Burial will be held on Monday, August 11, at 1:00 pm at The National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.     Donations may be made to; The Children’s Room (which provides caring support for grieving children teens and families) 1210 Mass Ave. Arlington, MA 02476 or Seasons Hospice Foundation, 275 Grove St., Newton, MA 02466    www.slatteryfuneralhome.com

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As we’ve announced at liturgy, CORPUS (an organization of resigned RC priests committed to renewal) is hosting a conference the weekend of June 6, 7, & 8.  The focus of the conference is on small faith communities, and “Spirit of Life’s own” Jim Fitzgerald will be one of the keynote speakers!!  

If you haven’t seen the information before, we’re attaching it here and encourage you, if you have some time, particularly on Saturday from 4:30 - 5:30 to be available and join us for a Q & A session on community.  Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions!

Blessings,

Jean & Ron