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A "Litany for Indigenous Peoples' Day," written by Bishop Carol J. Gallagher, has been shared for use by congregations on Sunday, Oct. 10 (full text below). Additionally, an online service for the diocesan community is being organized for Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. via…
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Twenty-seven Becoming Beloved Community grants supporting the work of racial healing, justice and reconciliation were recently awarded by The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, two of which will support projects here in the Diocese of Massachusetts. …
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Tim Mossholder on Unsplash The diocesan Racial Justice Commission will begin rolling out new resource materials for congregations at Diocesan Convention in November, following a year of deliberative effort by five subcommittees to lay foundations for the long-term work of…
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Aug. 24, 2021 Jesus said, "Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate,…
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The following pastoral message with COVID-19 requirements and recommendations was sent to congregational and diocesan leadership on Aug. 16, 2021.

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The following op-ed issued by the Episcopal bishops in the Commonwealth was published on July 21, 2021, on MassLive (view here), the digital news platform of The Springfield Republican. As the epidemic of gun violence continues to devastate communities, the Biden administration's prevention…
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Courtesy Photo Seven transitional deacons were ordained by Bishop Gayle E. Harris on Saturday, June 5 at Emmanuel Church in Boston. They are (from left): The Rev. Kevin Gordon Neil (sponsored by St. Stephen’s Memorial Church in Lynn); The Rev. Marcia Chanta Bhan (Christ Church…
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All are invited to gather online with Bishop Gayle E. Harris for a virtual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 19 at 4:30 p.m., commemorating the date in 1865 when word of slavery’s end in the U.S. finally reached Galveston, Tex. The Juneteenth event will also mark the Feast of Bernard Mizeki,…
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Update June 17, 2021:  The UTO has decided to postpone this conference to 2022.  After a pandemic year that took so much away from so many people, many are feeling that there’s no better time than the present to celebrate and be grateful for blessings. An occasion for focusing on the theology of…
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After more than a year of pandemic-necessitated closure, the diocese’s Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, N.H., is reopening for family camp weekends this summer, with new interim directors at the helm. The Rev. Deacon Helen and Rick Hargreaves arrived at the end of May to…