Knights of Columbus to host Sermon on the Mount, Hollywood vs. Faith March 3 at St. Edmond Church

Frank Runyeon as Saint Matthew will tell the story of the Sermon on the Mount, followed by a personal account of his life's journey, "Hollywood vs. Faith," at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 3. SOURCE SUBMITTED
February 16, 2013

The Knights of Columbus at St. Edmond Church invite the community to travel to Antioch and meet Saint Matthew in the person of Frank Runyeon at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 3, in the church. He will retell the Sermon on the Mount, which includes the Beatitudes, and tell the story of how Jesus calls everyone to be people of light. In this dramatic setting, the words heard so often take on new meaning. All are called to embrace the light, accept the challenge and spread the word.

Then Runyeon will guide everyone through his own journey toward becoming a person of light in the performance of “Hollywood vs. Faith.” He will take a humorous but deeply challenging look at the story that all people are actually living, and the struggle they face daily to live their lives as Christians in the middle of a media-centered culture.

The Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council No. 7297 is proud to provide this program at no charge. Everyone is welcome, but seating is limited to 350 people for the Sunday program. To sign up for free tickets call Bill Drake, 302- 227-5457; Randy Smith, 302-226-2626; or Ray Cilea, 302-226-3778.

Runyeon has won national acclaim for his work as a translator and performer of biblical texts over the past 20 years. Nevertheless, he is still best known for his many roles on television. He starred for seven years on "As the World Turns" opposite Meg Ryan. Other shows include "General Hospital," "LA Law," "Santa Barbara," "Falcon Crest" and "All My Children." He is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in religion. He continued his studies at Yale Divinity School and General Theological Seminary, from which he received his master's with honors.

People who enjoy attending a quality performance like this will want to be part of the St. Edmond Parish Mission that will be held the following Monday through Wednesday nights, also led by Runyeon. The mission is sponsored by the Liturgy Committee of St. Edmond at no charge with open seating on a first-come, first-served basis.