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This message from Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris was issued by e-mail on March 31 to clergy and diocesan and parish leadership. March 31, 2020 Dear Clergy and Lay Leaders of Our Diocese, Once again we offer our deepest gratitude for the dedication with which you are serving…
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March 27, 2020 Dear People of the Diocese of Massachusetts, The story is told of a man caught in the turmoil of an earthquake.  With the world falling down around him, he fell to his knees to pray.  Fearful, stricken with dread, he could not form the words.  A devout and lifelong…
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This message from Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris was issued by e-mail on March 25 to clergy and diocesan and parish leadership. March 25, 2020 Dear Clergy and Lay Leaders of Our Diocese, The season of Lent is always a time for returning our focus to those things which…
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This message from Bishop Alan M. Gates was issued by e-mail on March 21 to clergy and diocesan and parish leadership. March 21, 2020 *** Please be aware, as we are, that some guidelines below may be superseded by rapidly changing circumstances. *** Dear Clergy and Lay Leaders of Our Diocese, In…
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March 20, 2020 Dear Friends in Christ: God of grace and God of glory, on thy people pour thy power; crown thine ancient Church's story; bring her bud to glorious flower. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour... ...for the living of these days.       …
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The diocesan community's prayers and congratulations go with the latest cohort of newly ordained priests, pictured here with Bishop Alan M. Gates, colleagues, family members and friends.

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The Rev. Gayle Pershouse’s ordination to the transitional diaconate this past November was an occasion for inspiration and redemption for many in the diocesan community and beyond, given the circumstances of her decades-long journey toward ordination.  (Read the Dec. 18 story here.) …
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With the wave of closures and restrictions sweeping aside daily routines and business as usual--all in the attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Massachusetts--congregations are rising to the occasion in all kinds of ways, as they move worship services online, find ways to stay connected with their people, strategize about physically distanced outreach to the vulnerable in their communities and settle in for what public health authorities say will be a long haul.

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This message from Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris was issued by e-mail on March 16 to clergy and wardens. March 16, 2020 Dear Colleagues in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Thank you for your faithful leadership and care for your respective congregations in these past few days.&nbsp…
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This page collects Diocese of Massachusetts updates and information regarding ongoing response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Prayer for People Critically Ill or Facing Great Uncertainty God of the present moment, God who in Jesus stills the storm and soothes the frantic heart; bring hope…