Sunday: Actor performs 'Sermon on the Mount'

Actor Frank Runyeon will present two dramatic performances of "The Sermon on the Mount" at local churches on Sunday, April 22.

At 2 p.m. Mr. Runyeon will perform his one-man drama at Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, located at 930 Portola Road in Portola Valley. At 5 p.m. he will perform at St. Denis Catholic Church, located at 2250 Avy Ave. in Menlo Park.

Mr. Runyeon, who has performed Biblical texts for the past 20 years, is best known for his many roles on television, including starring for seven years on "As the World Turns."

He is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in religion, and has studied at Fuller Seminary and General Theological Seminary. He graduated from Yale Divinity School with a master's degree in 1994.

Admission is $10 for adults and free for students.

Mr. Runyeon's performance, suitable for the entire family, is part of the centennial celebration of our Lady of the Wayside Church, which will mark its 100 years with a celebratory Mass on May 13, officiated by Archbishop George H. Niederhauer, San Francisco. Our Lady of the Wayside was dedicated on May 5, 1912.


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a resident of another community
on Apr 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Most of us under 20 are Atheists today. We should get equal time as we are also free thinking non bible believers.
Atheists among the young are growing since the elections for the Republicans used religion so obviously to recruit.
Romney, if he gets the nomination, better pray that the youth who can vote do not mow him down. What a hypocrite.

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on Apr 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Young Voice - atheists do have equal time, as we have free speech in this country. You may not get that equal time at a church, however, as that's not what the majority of churches are for. But if you check w/local Unitarian congregations, you'll have better luck. At the very least, you'll find Humanist groups there. As for the Romney stuff, do you really think it's relevant to a post announcing this local event?

Also, can you offer any facts that the majority of under 20 are atheist? I haven't heard that.

I'd love to know which election(s) for Repubs has resulted in our country's youth turning more atheist. It sounds like an under reported news item if it's actually true.

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a resident of another community
on Apr 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm


And what does that have to do with the price of cattle futures?

And where does one hear free speech anymore that isn't finance by Rupert Murdoch or the right wing media?

I NEVER miss a production of SERMON ON THE MOUNT when that fabulous actor Frank Runyeon is touring with it.
Most INTELLIGENT friends and groups under 20 are Atheists since they figured out that they can still get their allowances and new cars by fibbing to their non church going moralists.
You people are living in the dark ages. Heard of the Pope or the fastest growing religion in the world lately?
Well, he AIN'T the head of it.

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a resident of another community
on Apr 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Take a trip to Africa and go to Zambia, Niger, or to South Africa and then stop in Zimbabwe or Malawi and visit all your Unitarian friends who are helping out the dying children.
You people are moral hicks when it comes to knowledge of the real world.

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