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Friday, December 11, 2009

Jon Richardson to be ordained priest


From our local newspaper, The Chatham Courier

The Very Rev'd Dr. Katharine Hancock Ragsdale, President and Dean of The Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, will rock the house with her preaching.

Great music will be provided by the combined choirs of St. Paul's, Grace, Madison, and St. Peter's, Morristown.

Y'all come!

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chatham to ordain new priest Saturday

Jon Richardson will take his vows
Published: Dec 11th, 7:11 AM

CHATHAM – Jon Richardson will be ordained at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main St.

Bishop Mark Beckwith, of the Newark Episcopal Diocese, will preside with the church’s rector, the Rev. Elizabeth Kaeton, participating.

From 2005 through 2007, Richardson was a seminarian at the church.

During this period, he was responsible for assisting in the leadership, training acolytes, crucifers and torchbearers. He also assisted with confirmation classes, adult education and was charged with a number of church administrative functions.

After serving for two years at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, he returned to St. Paul’s in the spring to become interim director of youth and family ministries.

A graduate of Drew University, Richardson received a master of divinity degree. He also received a degree in Anglican Studies from the General Theological Seminary in New York and a bachelor of general studies degree from Louisiana State University.

In June of 2009 he was ordained as a transitional deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.

Following the ordination, a reception will be held in the parish hall.

The public is invited.

4 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Prayers, congratulation, and best wishes to you, Jon. May you serve God and the people of God for many blessed and fruitful years.

Love and blessings.

SUSAN RUSSELL said...

Woo Hoo! We will TOTALLY be there in spirit!

it's margaret said...

Prayers for you Jon. God bless you.

Joanna Depue said...

Peace and blessings to you, Jon on your new role in your ministry. Preach and live the love of Christ wherever you go! Pretty sure the festivities have been way cool.