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Angelic Evensong, Food, Angelology, Fun

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Welcome the fall season with us by celebrating Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels Feast. This feast was previously known as Michaelmas (St. Michael’s Mass), one of the four quarter days that mark the change in the seasons by remembering a figure or an event in salvation history. Going back to medieval times Lady Day on March 25, St. John the Baptist on June 24, Michaelmas on September 29 and Christmas on December 25 were the important Church feast days that marked each quarter. Remembering these days is a great way to orient the four seasons around important events and figures in salvation history.

Penance Dispensation: As you know, you are normally required to exercise an act of penance on most Fridays (giving up meat is the one most favored by the Church), however, I am providing a dispensation for anyone attending Evensong with us tomorrow! This is a time of feasting, a happy and joyous gathering. Part of our patrimonial tradition is always looking for any excuse for a party! Come and join us.

Setup: 5:00 – 6:00 PM for the extra saintly and holy (and available) people, please volunteer to help us get everything setup.

Evensong: 6:00 – 6:30 PM Experience a sung version of evening prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, the official prayers of the Church. These prayers include a hymn, chanted Psalms, canticles, and a reading or two from Scripture.

Potluck: 6:30 – 7:00 PM Signup details coming soon. Traditional foods for this fall feast include roast goose with apples, mutton pies, blackberry crumble, Sruthan Mhìcheil (bread made from equal parts barley, oats, and rye), St. Michael’s Bannock, and nuts to be cracked.

A Peak into the Angelic World: 7:00 – 7:30 PM Father Mayer will be giving a fascinating talk that allows you a tiny look into the vast world of non corporeal beings showing forth the magnificent way that God has fashioned the seen and unseen world. He will be sharing little known insights and revelations that will strengthen your faith broaden the way that you experience the world around you.

Games for the Kids: 7:00 – 7:30 PM In honor of St. Michael the children will have an opportunity to experience foot racing, sword fighting, and jousting. There will be prizes :-).

Cleanup 7:30 – 8:00 PM Of course you want to stay and sweep the floor and put away a few tables and chairs right 🙂 ?


September 29
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Father Mayer


St. James Catholic Church
12447 Mandarin Road
Jacksonville, FL 32223 United States
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