Why the name?

"Holy Conversation" does sound like an exceptionally pious name, even for a parish blog. And we can't guarantee that everything here will meet the high standard the name implies. But the phrase comes from the story of our patron saint, and we think it fits. Here's why.

St. Scholastica was a sixth-century abbess who, according to the Dialogues of Pope Gregory I, used to meet once a year with her brother, St. Benedict. On the last occasion they were together, they spent their time "satisfying each other's hunger for holy conversation about the spiritual life."

We hope that this blog can become a place where the members of our parish can find a taste of the companionship and conversation that Scholastica and Benedict enjoyed so much. Welcome!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Camp Helping Hand 2016

Our service camp for middle school students met this week.  The participants undertook a variety of projects, including building a fence and a retaining wall!

Appalachia Mission Trip 2016

During the last week of June,  our parish team of teens and adults ventured into West Virginia to work in an area that was recently flooded.  Their work there earned them a visit and commendation from the WV secretary of state, Natalie Tennant.

Secretary Tennant on the scene with our parish crew.