Parental Leave for Rev. Helena
Well, St. Paul's family, the time has come—albeit a little earlier than I expected. I thought my parental leave would start May 1, but God (and the little one!) seems to have different plans. As of tomorrow, April 15, I'll be on parental leave until the end of August.
The baby isn't here just yet. We'll send out an email announcement when she arrives, so keep an eye out!
While I'm on leave, you're in good hands with our wardens Jen and Mary, our Office Administrator Jenn, and Rev. Mo Lederman.
We'll continue to have Eucharist two or three times a month, celebrated by Rev. Mo, and Morning Prayer on the other Sundays. Rev. Mo is also available for pastoral emergencies, funerals, etc.
And, of course, we'll still have the special occasions we've come to expect at St. Paul's: family Sundays; healing Sundays; the Rite 13 ceremony (May 21); Pentecost (May 28); Senior Sunday (June 11); and summer services alternating between Morning Prayer, Eucharist Rite I, and Eucharist Rite II.
As for me, I won't be checking email while I'm on leave, and I'll archive my emails when I get back. So, if you need a response or action from me, please follow up with me (or just resend your email!) after September 1.
I wish you all a holy Easter season and a happy summer.
Yours in Christ,