Sunday, August 23, 2009

St. Mary's in Edgefield

After moving into the new house, I began attending Mass at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Edgefield, about ten miles north of our home. It's a small parish, with a congregation of about 150 people. Nothing like the large Catholic churches that I had been used to, but it's actually a refreshing change. The old church is a beautiful granite building, completed around 1860. The parishioners are friendly, and I've met several people who live in our development. The long-time pastor recently died (before I joined). We're fortunate to have a newly assigned priest and a married deacon as our ministers. I look forward to getting to know people here and becoming part of the community.

[Update: St. Mary's now has a web site.]

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Front looking almost finished

The front plants are in, the garage doors are on and we are looking like an inhabited house - at least from the front. The back still needs work but we are getting there.