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Bishop Shaw invites congregations to "B-PEACE"

In an April 1, 2013, Easter letter to the diocese, Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE invites every congregation to be a bearer of peace, and to consider how each will join one or more emerging efforts of the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign focusing on ending gun violence through:  youth programs; support for parents and families; jobs for teens and young adults; partnerships with underresourced public schools; and gun reform advocacy. 

An invitation to prayer on Sept. 11

During the Sept. 11 anniversary observance at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, members of the congregation lit candles in remembrance of those who have died.  There was music by the MagnificatBoston choir, directed by Mark Engelhardt, and cellist Kim Hardy, prayers in English and Arabic and meditations on hope and fear given by Tufts chaplain Naila Baloch and Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE.

Post-Irene damage to churches appears to be minor

[img_assist|nid=3965|title=|desc=The seawall at the Church of St. Mary of the Harbor in Provincetown at the height of the storm. The church itself only lost some roof shingles. (Courtesy PHOTO: The Rev.

Campers and staff wind up "incredible" summer at BCH Center

Megan Emery from St. James's Church in Amesbury tries her hand at archery.Megan Emery from St. James's Church in Amesbury tries her hand at archery.The summer camp season is wrapping up at the diocese's Barbara C.

'Rhythms of Grace' extends church's welcome to autistic children and their families

By Sharon Sheridan

At her home parish of Christ Church in Medway, teenager Bella had never said more than “yes, please” and “thank you” to Deacon Maggie Geller.

“Her mother describes her as having a real problem with spontaneous language, either expressive or written,” said Geller, an ICU nurse at Children’s Hospital in Boston.

At the diocese’s first Rhythms of Grace liturgy for children on the autism spectrum, however, Bella opened up at one of the activity stations, where she crea

Don't miss our Pentecost Eve celebration on June 11

The Diocese of Massachusetts is getting ready to put on its Pentecost red for what promises to be a big, lively, public celebration of Church, capital "C," meaning, God's people, all of them.

 
It will happen on Pentecost Eve, Saturday, June 11, 7 p.m., at the Cathedral Church of St.

March 5 "Village" Learning Event to equip Episcopalians for mission

This year’s diocesan Spring Learning Event, which annually draws Episcopalians together for learning, resource sharing and inspiration, is flinging its doors open even wider, partnering with Episcopal Village and welcoming neighboring New England dioceses to what’s being called “a village gathering.”

It takes place on Saturday, March 5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston.

“Think of it as a big-tent or village gathering,” said the Rev.

Video: Come and see!

The Episcopal Church in eastern Massachusetts invites you to come and see what makes our faith communities meaningful to the people who call them home. 

Green grants help churches plan for a sustainable future

When was the last time you thought about insulation? Light bulbs? Probably not recently. But it’s often the mundane things that add up to major energy savings and reduced carbon footprint, and many churches in the diocese are making steady progress on short and long-term goals, starting with something as small as a lightbulb and up through solar panels and natural gas furnaces.