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This is a blog for all interests of the members of St Margaret's and San Francisco de Asis Episcoapl Church. You wiill find here many interesting stories, ideas, announcements and occurances about our members and community. Feel free to comment on our blog.

Grapevine is the monthly online newsletter of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. A new issue is posted on the first of each month, but because it's a source of time-sensitive information, it is often updated during the month, so you'll want to come back ot it occasionally during the month for the latest on coming events throughout the diocese.

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Faith Alive from Bishop Leo Frade

Posted by Fabio on January 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Dear Friends:


Please take a few minutes of yourtime to learn about the opportunity for a renewal event, made possible in ourchurches by dedicated Christians just like you and me.


This is primarily a lay-ledexperience for Episcopal congregations of any size, to help encourage themembership to understand the ministries of all baptized Christians, and to equipthem to become faithful to our Baptismal vows.


If you hav...

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Cursillo Sunday

Posted by Fabio on January 20, 2011 at 2:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Cursillo Sunday

May 1, 2011

The first Sunday in May is designated in our diocese as Cursillo Sunday, a day to share what the Cursillo Movement is and to provide an opportunity for people to learn how they can become part of it.

In many parishes the chalice bearers, lay readers, ushers and others serving that day are Cursillistas. There is usually a presentation by a cursillista about what Cursillo is, and a parish Cursillo representative is available to answer questions or t...

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Anniversaryof the Haiti earthquake

Posted by Fabio on January 11, 2011 at 5:02 PM Comments comments (2)

Anniversaryof the Haiti earthquake 

Bishop Frade and Archdeacon FritzBazin have asked me to remind you of tomorrow’s anniversary of the earthquakein Haiti. They urge you to add special prayers for the people of Haiti, andespecially for Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin and the clergy and people of theDiocese of Haiti, our newest companion diocese, at any services you may havetomorrow and/or at your services this weekend.


Here is a suggested collect for Hai...

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10th anniversary of Episcopal-Lutheran full communion

Posted by Fabio on January 5, 2011 at 10:56 AM Comments comments (0)

Prayers of the People developed to recognize 10th Anniversary of

Episcopal-Lutheran “Called to Common Mission”


As part of the observance of the10-year full-communion relationship between the Episcopal Church and theEvangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Bishop Frade will be in Tampathis Friday, at the invitation of the ELCA Presiding Bishop, to preach at a gathering of all theELCA bishops from the US and Canada attending their Academy of Bishops. H...

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Diocesan Convention Links

Posted by Fabio on November 16, 2010 at 11:43 AM Comments comments (0)

Diocesan Convention Links to the actions of convention, the names of those elected and a photo gallery are posted now at the Diocesan Convention link on the diocesan website,

The 41st Annual Convention of the Diocese of Southeast Florida

Posted by Fabio on November 11, 2010 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Clergy and delegates, please remember to bring your copy of the proposed Diocesan Budget for 2011 (this was in your Fall Convocation packet); the rest of the material you’ll need for convention will be in the packet you’ll receive tomorrow, but we do not re-copy the budget, which you already have. 

Remember that you can find much of the convention material, including the schedule and agenda, at the

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Recent Diocese Updates!

Posted by Fabio on September 23, 2010 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (380)


Another opportunity to hear the Rev. Barbara Crafton this weekend: In addition to the Sunday morning celebration of the Centennial of St. John’s, Hollywood, the Rev. Barbara Crafton will be the speaker at an event sponsored by the diocesan Cursillo community, Saturday afternoon and evening at St. Gregory’s, Boca Raton. The event begins with a potluck lunch at 3 p.m.;

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InterfaithPrayer Vigil on 9/11

Posted by Fabio on September 9, 2010 at 4:43 PM Comments comments (1)

InterfaithPrayer Vigil on 9/11 

For anyone in the Miami area, there will be an Interfaith Unity Rally and Prayer Vigil at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 6-8 p.m. Leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities are expected to participate, offering scripture and prayers from their traditions; and everyone’s invited to join in this expression of unit...

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A letter from Bishop Frade about Quran-burning

Posted by Fabio on September 7, 2010 at 2:17 PM Comments comments (0)



September 7, 2010


How cananyone think that an act of hate and religious fanaticism—the terrorist attacksof September 11, 2001--can somehow be redeemed by an act of intolerance andreligious stupidity?

I havebeen trying to decide whether Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove Center inGainesville, who is planning to burn copies of the Quran on September 11, hasany idea of how much harm and persecution his action will bring upon Christians living ...

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