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Service Sept. 12th, 2021

Summer season comes to a joyful close!

Labor Day weekend marked the return of The Rev. Maribeth Conroy to serve St. Aidan’s through September 12, the final service of the summer. The happy reunion of our former vicar and the congregation was warm and high spirited as Rev. Maribeth preached here for the first time since 2019. Complications surrounding the Covid 19…

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Service 08-29-2021

Late August Worship Services Provide Joy and Spiritual Reflections

The Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph completed her two-week chaplaincy on August 29. This was Arlette’s first experience at St. Aidan’s and the Clergy Welcome and Support Committee and others enjoyed introducing her (and her dog Justice) to the chapel, rectory, parish community, and the greater Dartmouth area. Late August was full of weather surprises…

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Attendees at 8/15 Service

Perfect Weather and Double Baptisms on 8/15

The sun was shining on the assembled worshippers as The Rev. Kit Lonergan led the communion worship service at St. Aidan’s. Two young boys, Sawyer Forbes and Austin Lincoln, were christened as well. An enthusiastic congregation voiced their commitment to the Baptismal Covenant and welcomed the newly baptized children into the family of Christ. Thank…

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Blessing of the Animals

Rev. Kit Lonergan ministry begins with “Blessing of the Animals” at August 8th worship service

A busy summer ministry began for Rev. Kit Lonergan the first week in August. In addition to baptism, Rev. Kit led a joyful “Blessings of the Animals” following the communion service on Sunday, August 8. The enthusiasm of the parishioners was evident as 74 people and 20 pets attended. George McNamara’s homemade doggie treats, (“Scuttle…

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Service 08-01-2021

Rev. Noah Van Niel leads St. Aidan’s community in worship July 29 and August 1.

An enthusiastic group of parishioners welcomed the Rev. Noah Van Niel as he and his family took up residence on Smith Neck Road during his two week chaplaincy. Due to rainy weather, the 7/29 service was held inside the chapel, the first time since the summer of 2019 due to the pandemic and ensuing Covid…

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Attendees at Service on July 11th, 2021

A Sunday Full of Joy!

Perfect weather, stunning hydrangeas in full bloom, and worshippers of all ages enjoyed being together July 11 on the Chapel lawn. Led by our Vicar, The Rev. Mike Dangelo, the spiritual harmony of lessons and psalms, holy communion, and a christening rite, made for a special morning at St. Aidan’s. John Brooks Reece was baptized…

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Opening Sunday Worship Celebrated 6/27/21

An enthusiastic group of worshipers gathered on the Chapel lawn for the first service of the season. The Rev. Mike Dangelo presided over the Holy Communion service that included a joyful baptism as well. The outside setting was relaxed, maskless, and beautiful followed by an hour of fellowship. Come join us for worship every Sunday…

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Dear Friends of St. Aidan’s

Dear Friends of St. Aidan’s, We are anxiously anticipating the Chapel’s opening for our 104th season! Our first worship service is scheduled to take place on June 27th and I hope to see many of you in attendance throughout the summer. We have modified our worship service protocol from last summer to better align with…

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Martha’s Pantry Needs your Assistance Now!

Our friends at Grace Episcopal Church, New Bedford are seeking donations to Martha’s Pantry, a vital source of food for members of the community. Each week, Martha’s Pantry at Grace distributes food items including fresh produce and breads. The goal is to provide three meals per day, for three days, for each household member. Each…

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Rev. Mike Dangelo Named Vicar

Steve Hatfield, Chair of the Standing Committee, announced the appointment of Rev. Mike Dangelo as the new Vicar of St. Aidan’s, succeeding Rev. Maribeth Conroy. He has served St. Aidan’s with grace, intelligence, generosity and enthusiasm since 2009. We welcome his experience and continued leadership going forward. Mike commented recently on his appointment: Being the…

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The Rev. Dr. Maribeth Conroy to “Retire” from St. Aidan’s

Serving St Aidan’s for seventeen years is a deeply meaningful professional and spiritual experience for Rev. Maribeth Conroy.  This September will be her remaining opportunity to lead services, preach, and occupy the vicarage on Smith Neck Road as a visiting priest. Going forward, Maribeth has decided to make room in her busy calendar for other…

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New Committees Added in 2021

In the Summer of 2020, George Andrews led a Clergy Search Committee to replace the departing Rev. Maribeth Conroy. (Originally, she had planned that 2020 would be her last summer, but the Covid-19 pandemic upended that idea.) Happily for our community, Maribeth will be returning this summer, her last at St. Aidan’s. After a national…

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