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Following is a letter to the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts from Bishop Alan M. Gates in the aftermath of the June 12 shootings in Orlando, Fla.:Lord, have mercy.  Christ, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.A week ago I joined a neighborhood Peace Walk in Boston’s South End with Boston…
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Following are local gatherings and services that diocesan parishes and organizations are hosting or participating in.  All are welcome.  Events will be added as information about them becomes known.  E-mail submissions to news@diomass.org.Monday, June 13:• Boston City Hall Plaza Vigil:  6 p.m.•…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates ordained five deacons and five transitional deacons on Saturday, June 4 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.The new deacons are the Rev. Thomas A. Bartlett (sponsored by Emmanuel Church in Boston); the Rev. Philip J. Flaherty (St. Stephen's Church in Cohasset); the…
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On June 10, at 5 p.m., Esperanza Academy will hold its annual commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2016 at Grace Church in Lawrence. This year’s commencement speaker will be the Hon. Dan Rivera, Mayor of Lawrence. Esperanza Academy proudly presents its eighth-grade graduates, the Class…
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Kelsey Rice Bogdan has been appointed as the new executive director of Life Together, a strategic ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts through which emerging young adult leaders reside together in intentional community while serving 10-month social justice fellowships in Boston,…
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It’s like a living room, a recent visitor said of Dinah’s House, the new storefront ministry now open on Emerson Street in downtown Haverhill, “a living room within our busy city where women feel at home, safe and supported.”Sponsored by nearby Trinity Church, the new drop-in center is described by…
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Bishops United Against Gun Violence is urging Episcopalians to consider wearing orange on June 2 as a sign of their commitment to reducing gun violence in their communities.Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris of the Diocese of Massachusetts are members of the organization, a group of…
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Following a two-week public response period in April, the diocesan mission strategy listening team has revised its initial report and now will hand it off to the recently appointed drafting team responsible for the third and final phase of the process that is underway to create a new mission…
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On Saturday, April 9, 145 people gathered at St. Peter’s Church in Weston to celebrate global mission.  Twenty-one speakers and seven panelists led discussions about successes and challenges, what healthy mission looks like and what mission could look like in the future. Participants shared…
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The Ven. William Clay Parnell, currently the archdeacon for mission in the Diocese of New York, has been named canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Massachusetts.  A June 1 start date is anticipated.As canon to the ordinary, Parnell will have both external and internal responsibilities, ranging…