Last week I had the pleasure to meet Roy and Emily McAlpine at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. Roy has been instrumental in getting many boxes of vestments and linens to the Diocesan Loan Closet from the Diocese of Connecticut, and we have been in contact for months by phone and e-mail. When we met he had with him wonderful items that Holy Trinity, Enfield Connecticut, had sent to the Diocese of Fort Worth. It was like Christmas! Many beautiful silver and brass appointments, including a processional cross, chalices, patens, candlesticks, vases, crucifixes, and service book stand. They will promptly be going to a number of “Faith Communities” – churches meeting outside of their former church buildings.
We are so very thankful for the wonderful and faithful service of Roy McAlpine. It was a joy to meet him in person and share the peace with him and Emily. I now have two new and wonderful friends of my own, but also for the Diocese of Fort Worth.
Bishop James Curry has been very supportive of the sharing of gifts from his diocese and we are especially grateful for all the love and prayers as well as the gifts that have been given to the Diocese of Fort Worth.
submitted by Dolly Bush