More on the U2 Eucharist

A few weeks back, I wrote something about All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Briarcliff Manor planning to offer a “U2 Eucharist.”

The U2 Eucharist has been catching on at Episcopal churches across the country (and overseas) since it was introduced by a Maine priest only last year. The service is a traditional Episcopal communion service that uses U2’s songs as hymns.

Well, USA TODAY was interested in the story. So I visited the service in Briarcliff Manor and wrote a “feature”:http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/2006-10-25-u2-churches_x.htm about this rockin’ worship trend that’s in today’s edition of the national newspaper.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.