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Courtesy photo David R. Ames David R. Ames has been hired as executive assistant to Bishop Gayle E. Harris, beginning July 16.  He succeeds Vesta Scotland, who has been serving in the position in an interim capacity and will be…
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Tom Hamel has been hired as controller and will join the diocesan staff starting July 31.  He succeeds former controller Charlie Jordan who left the position in May to become the investment coordinator for the Trustees of Donations. Hamel brings to his new position more than 15 years of…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates has announced the hiring of Martha Shaughnessey Gardner to serve as missioner of networking and formation, a new position on the diocesan staff, beginning in early August. Courtesy Photo …
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General Convention, the Episcopal Church's triennial, bicameral governing body, convenes July 5-13 in Austin, Tex., to set the direction of the church's mission and ministry, worship and liturgy, policies and budget. Learn and follow: #GC79:  This is the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates issued the following message on June 14 to the diocesan community:   Dear Friends,   The current reality facing immigrant families weighs heavily on many hearts right now, particularly as more stringent policy around federal immigration law enforcement results in…
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The bishops of the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts jointly issued on June 6, 2018, the following statement, "Make Room at the Inn for U.S. Citizens Impacted by Disaster," in which they urge federal action to activate the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) for…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates of the Diocese of Massachusetts and  Bishop Doug Fisher and the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts joined Cardinal Sean O'Malley and other faith leaders and scientists on May 23 for the release of a joint appeal for action on climate change. …
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Every year, the Episcopal Church awards funding to youth ministries through its Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grant Program. The grants provide funding for dioceses, congregations and college campuses that engage in ministry with young adults. On May 3, the program announced that $139,000 is…
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Diocese of Massachusetts Episcopalians were a strong presence again this year at the annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace in Boston, with at least 200 people walking with Bishop Alan M. Gates and members of the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign--including large contingents from Trinity Church in Boston, St…
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The diocesan community's prayers and presence are invited at the upcoming deacons ordination service on Saturday, June 2, 10:30 a.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston. All are welcome. Those being ordained to the diaconate are: • Bernie Jones, sponsored by…