13 Mar 2017

“Growing Pains: Multicultural Explosion Rattles Residents”

By | Mar 13, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

Friends, We aren't yet a minority-majority county as I claimed two weeks ago. According to this intriguing article we are at about 45% and growing! This is worth the read. Tory RAPID GROWTH IN ETHNIC MIX OUTSIDE D.C. IS A TREND THAT'S SWEEPING THE COUNTRY.  Marisol Bello and Paul Overberg,

28 Feb 2017

Lenten Study Guide Available

By | Feb 28, 2017|The Amore Blog|

Learn in community this Lent by joining a community group to discuss themes from "Tough Conversations with the Heart of Jesus" by Truro parishioner Rich Tiller. This book and accompanying study guide are designed to help us personalize and practice our Lenten theme this year of peacemaking and reconciliation. The

22 Feb 2017

A Vision for Families

By | Feb 22, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

In my last post, I shared an interview that the Catholic Witness did with me, as one of the speakers in the upcoming Fresh Expressions Amore Conference. In this post I'm sharing another article about the conference from the same publication. I would encourage everyone to join the roundtrip bus ride

15 Feb 2017

“Death” on Valentine’s Day for Marrieds and Singles

By | Feb 15, 2017|The Amore Blog|

Take a few moments on this Valentine’s Day week to think about how our love— be it through the vocation of marriage or singleness— can continually be conformed to the pattern of our Savior and His Cross: "If marriage and singleness alike are about this sort of holy death to

01 Feb 2017

Your Kids love Alpha, Too!

By | Feb 1, 2017|Alpha|

This past year, my wife Hannah and I had a baby. Well, she did most of the having, but our baby Isaiah was born last April. You’ve probably seen him, he’s the one who is objectively the most beautiful baby boy to be born this century. Isaiah is now nine

30 Jan 2017

To My Amazement, Alpha.

By Jason Lalone| Jan 30, 2017|Alpha|

In 2012 I took this course called Alpha. I had heard about Alpha through Truro Anglican Church and decided that the opportunity for free food on a Friday night sounded delightful. To my amazement, the food was excellent! But more than that the people were actually friendly and welcoming. It didn’t

27 Jan 2017

Getting Ready for the Amore Conference in March

By | Jan 27, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

In just a few weeks, Truro is co-sponsoring a tw0-day Amore Conference, in conjunction with Fresh Expressions. I would encourage everyone to join us on that Thursday, March 16, in Harrisburg, PA, for what I believe will be the heart of the conference. In preparation for the conference, the Catholic