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The Rev. Amy Ebeling McCreath has been appointed by Bishop Alan M. Gates as the new dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.  The Cathedral Chapter approved the appointment at its Feb. 27 meeting.    McCreath will be the ninth dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, succeeding…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Feb. 16, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. James C. Knudson in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Feb. 11, 2018. Jim served in the diocese for 10 years before retiring in 2000. He served at…
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The bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates and the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, are members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence and commend the following statement issued by the coalition on Feb. 16. The heart of our nation has been broken yet again by…
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Ash Wednesday, on Feb. 14, 2018, invites us to the observance of a holy Lent--the season of penitence, reconciliation and renewal that leads to Easter.  For those taking on a devotional practice during Lent, here are some recommended resources. Join Episcopalians…
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Episcopalians across New England and Pennsylvania--and beyond--joined in a charitable contest in the week leading up to the Super Bowl to see how much money they could raise for Episcopal Relief & Development by game time. Final tallies were:  $18,502 raised by Team Patriots and $21,660 raised by…
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Episcopal Church bishops in New England and Pennsylvania are rallying football fans in their dioceses--and beyond--to join in a charitable contest over the next week to see how much money they can raise for Episcopal Relief & Development by game time on Sunday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., when the New…
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Given concern about this winter's flu outbreak, congregations are urged to exercise common sense and take the same reasonable precautions that are recommended during the regular flu season every year.  These include washing hands frequently with soap and water (and using sanitizing wipes and…
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Congregations and worshiping communities across the diocese are invited to gather a group and come together with others to acquire and share techniques and inspiration for establishing the church as a gracious place for dialogue on challenging topics and for expanding the possibilities for reconciliation and transformation.

The Spring Learning Event takes place on Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.  All are welcome.

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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Jan. 10, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Carl P. Ijams in Charlton, Massachusetts, on Jan. 3, 2018. Carl was canonically resident in the diocese for 56 years and served as a rector…
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Parish clergy, wardens, deanery representatives and Diocesan Council members have been invited to three listening sessions, an opportunity for them to give input regarding the creation of a new regional canon staffing structure for the diocese. The recent…