About Javier Almendárez-Bautista

Pastoral Response to Texas Elementary School Shooting

We, the clergy of St. Paul’s, are writing in light of yet another school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas. This one follows the massacres in Buffalo, NY and Laguna Woods, CA last week. Like many of you, we are filled with grief for the lives lost and for the families who mourn them. Our hearts go out to the many communities torn apart by such acts of wanton violence. 

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“Hope is a song in a weary throat.”

In this week’s Hope for the Journey, Fr. Javier reflects on the life and witness of the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray: “Murray is a figure that represents so much to so many, and yet their story is undeniably human… In a world where we paint our public saints and heroes with a broad brush, Murray’s witness invites us to delve deeper.”

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Sunday Forums in May: Living into Easter Resurrection

Join us at St. Paul’s this Easter season as we explore how we are called to live into Christ’s resurrection in our world today. Sunday forums take place from 10:20-11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary, and you may join us in person at the church or online by registering at the link.

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Intinction

In this week’s Hope for the Journey, Fr. Javier reflects on the return of sacramental wine in our Sunday worship.

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The Best of Enemies

In this week’s Hope for the Journey, Fr. Javier reflects on the 2019 film The Best of Enemies: “Thank God for people like Atwater: people who believe in the potential of unlikely friendship without sacrificing their dignity and worth in the process. Thank God for unlikely converts like Ellis too, and the ways that we—each in our own way—are called to emulate both.”

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