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The 244th Lantern Lighting Ceremony was held on Sunday night, April 15, the eve of Patriot’s Day, at Old North Church in Boston’s North End. The Lantern Ceremony celebrates the events of the night of April 18, 1775, when two men acting under the orders of Paul Revere snuck into the Old North Church…
Diocesan News
Massachusetts Episcopalians are invited to join Bishop Alan M. Gates and the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign again this year in making a public witness against gun violence by participating in the Mother's Day Walk for Peace on Sunday, May 12. The Diocese of Massachusetts and B-PEACE have participated…
Parish News

The Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole will open its new Parish and Community Center on Church Street during an 11:30 a.m. reception following the Easter Day service on April 21.  It is a renovation, funded by a $2.5-million capital campaign, of the original first church that was built in 1852 and that has occupied the site since the current stone church building was constructed in 1888.

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On March 28, the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign received the prestigious Peace MVP Award from the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. With its Peace MVP Award, the coalition recognizes significant and meaningful work by individuals and organizations to stop the scourge of gun violence in…
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A week after deadly attacks on Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand, those who came together under the covered entrance to the Islamic Center of Burlington on March 22 were there for an interfaith service and vigil, to show support, caring and solidarity. Newly-elected Selectman Emily…
Diocesan News
The diocesan Budget Committee is in the process of gathering data on anticipated income and expenditures in preparation for creating the 2020 diocesan budget, and invites anyone with questions, concerns or suggestions about the diocesan budget process, or about the budget itself, to join for one of…
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The Pioneer Valley Project had planned Friday’s protest outside the Smith & Wesson factory gates well before a gunman took the lives of 49 people in two shootings at mosques in New Zealand. But those shootings, only hours old, weighed heavily on the roughly 50 young people and adult chaperones who…
Diocesan News
In the wake of the shootings that took place in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday March 15, Bishop Alan M. Gates and dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Amy E. McCreath, issued statements to the Muslim prayer group that gathers in the cathedral to worship…
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Busy believers made time to stop by the parking lot of Big Value Outlet on March 6 for an unconventional Ash Wednesday. “Our concept of church is getting out and meeting people where they are,” the Rev. Scott Ciosek of St. Peter's, Dartmouth said. This was the sixth year Ciosek and St…
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A young nonprofit collaborative organization is providing assistance to Brazilian residents in Marlborough and throughout the Metrowest region. ProGente Connections offers Portuguese and English language classes, education on immigrants’ rights and advocacy, and opportunities for cross-cultural…