Sunday, September 29, 2013

Bishop Dena Harrison to Celebrate Eucharist at St. Francis of Assisi Prairie View

The Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison, Suffragan Bishop in the Diocese of Texas will celebrate the Eucharist at St. Francis of Assisi on Sunday, October 6, 2103 at 11:00 a.m. at the church on 204 Dooley Street in Prairie View.

Bishop Harrison will also conduct the confirmation of Allen Roberts. A reception will follow the service and the public is invited.

A native Texan, Bishop Harrison became the ninth Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Texas in 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin and Master and Doctor of Divinity degrees from the Seminary of the Southwest.

Bishop Harrison's ordained ministry includes service as Assistant Rector of All Saints’ Church, Austin; Rector of St. James’ Church, La Grange; Rector of St. James the Apostle Church, Conroe; and Canon to the Ordinary and Archdeacon of the Diocese of Texas. As executive for the West Region of the diocese, she has oversight of churches in the Austin, Northwest, Central, and Southwest convocations and oversees the Commission on Ministry and World Mission.

She is a trustee of Episcopal Relief and Development and serves as Chair of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, Houston, and the Seminary of the Southwest, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, and El Buen Samaritano in Austin.

Bishop Harrison and her husband Larry have two children and five grandchildren. Larry Harrison is a CPA practicing in Austin.

Upcoming events at St. Francis include the "Blessing of the Animals" in honor of the patron St. Francis of Assisi on October 12 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the church and the Feast of St. Francis and the 61st Anniversary Celebration at 3:00 p.m.

Members of the community are also invited to worship and fellowship at St. Francis of Assisi for the Sunday services begin at 11:00 a.m. and to the Christian Education and Bible Study on Fridays from 7:00–8:00 p.m.

For information, email: stfrancispv@sbcglobal.net.

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