Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will visit the Diocese of Indianapolis June 4 and 5, and there’s A LOT happening. On Saturday, June 4, there will be a Festival Eucharist in Bloomington followed by an outdoor reception. The service will include confirmations and the ordinations of the Rev. Jason Fortner and the Rev. Joél Muñoz to the sacred order of priests. All are welcome, but registration is required. CCC Director of Music Christopher Caruso-Lynch, along with Dr. Marilyn Keiser of Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington, will lead a volunteer choir for the June 4 service. Music will be made available online, with paper scores provided on the day. Interested? Register now!
On Sunday, June 5, Presiding Bishop Curry will preach and preside at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in the morning (registration required), and he will visit CCC for our Santa Eucaristía at 1 p.m.
Pentecost Sunday at CCC
On Pentecost Sunday, we will have our regularly scheduled Holy Eucharists at 8 and 10 a.m. Sometimes referred to as the birthday of the Church, the Feast of Pentecost takes place 50 days after Easter and commemorates the Holy Spirit visiting Jesus’ followers (see Acts 2:1-13). It’s a grand celebration, and all attendees are encouraged to wear red to help celebrate!
Presiding Bishop Curry will join in our celebration at 1 p.m. The service primarily will be in Spanish with English translation. We look forward to extending an extravagant welcome to Presiding Bishop Curry, sharing with him the vibrant warmth and rhythms of our Ministerio Hispano and our monthly fiesta! If you don’t normally attend the 1 p.m. service at CCC, we do ask that you RSVP so we know how many people to expect. If you want to join us only for the fiesta after the worship service, RSVP here.
The fiesta at 2 p.m. will be outside on the lawn and sidewalk. (Pray for good weather!) Facilities Manager Fred Andrews is looking for helpers to set up tables on Sunday morning. We are very grateful to Veronica Godinez, CCC’s Communications and Ministry Support Administrator, for coordinating food for the fiesta. If you would like to contribute a dish to share, you can let Veronica know in advance, or you can just bring it with you on Sunday! All people and all cuisines are welcome!
A full listing of the schedule for the weekend can be found at indydio.org. In the Episcopal church, the Presiding Bishop is the chief executive of the national church. The Most Rev. Michael Curry was elected to a nine-year term in 2015, and he was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church on Nov. 1, 2015.