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Worship in May 

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On May 14, we’ll welcome our interim Rector, the Rev. Daniel Dice, who has been priest-in-charge at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Decatur, Ga. He’ll be moving to Chicago with his husband Manapat Kachintagsa. His Facebook introduction says this, “Christian • Son & Brother • Priest • Husband • Friend • Traveler & Adventurer • Dreamer & Doer.”  Fr. Daniel is the former curate of Church of our Saviour in Atlanta,  former pastoral administrator in the Diocese of Long Island,  and a former law clerk at Church Pension Group.   A native of Ohio, Fr. Daniel is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law and The General Theological Seminary in New York. His undergraduate degree is from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and he also attended Columbia University in New York. He practiced law in Ohio before moving to New York. We wish a great future to Fr. Daniel and Manapat as they soon arrive in Chicago, and look forward to working with Fr. Daniel as our interim rector. 

Fr. John David and Gary Norcross are thriving at the Church of the Transfiguration in New York City. They are already much beloved at “The Little Church Around the Corner,” and have been busy exploring New York and enjoying the parish, and the multi story rectory on 29th Street. 

Many thanks to Fr. Jim Dunkerley, who returned to Atonement after helping keep Church of the Ascension on LaSalle St. on a steady course for many months. Fr Dunkerley, well known to many at Atonement, and especially well known by former parishioners of St. Peter’s, where he was rector for many years, began as priest-in-charge on Palm Sunday. He has been a steady presence in the office, at pastoral calls, and especially as celebrant and preacher at our masses. It’s been a delight to work with him on a regular basis. He’ll stay on as an assisting priest at Atonement, and will no doubt have plenty of insight to share with Fr. Daniel about the parish and the Diocese of Chicago. 

As we all know, Easter is not just one day, but a season of 50 days. Ascension Day is the 40th day after Easter marking the final appearance of the Risen Lord to the apostles. The 50 days in the Easter Season ends at Pentecost. On Ascension Day, we’ll have a 7 pm mass, with music by the St. Cecilia Choir. Please mark your calendars and make every effort to attend. 

Please make every effort to attend one of the masses on May 14 to welcome Fr. Daniel and Manapat.