Bishop Mayer visits St. Mary’s, Hillsboro

Bishop Mayer visits St. Mary’s, Hillsboro

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Mary’s. Hillsboro, on December 5, 2021, the Second Sunday of Advent. It was his first visit to the congregation since they have moved into their new worship space — which they have created out of a former Bank of America Drive Thru facility.

They are using one large room for worship and the other for their Parish Hall. An added luxury for them is that their Parish Hall has bathrooms. When they shared their historic building with the ACNA congregation, the ACNA group did not allow them access to the Parish Hall, where the bathrooms were. The new Parish Hall also still has the tubes left from the drive thru banking days, leading to some light hearted joking about Ashes to Go possibilities.

Bishop Mayer blessed the font, the altar, and other gifts from our diocese and congregations, from the Diocese of West Texas, and from their own community. They had a luncheon in honor of the bishop following the worship service.


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