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Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris issued on March 5, 2020, the following message regarding response to the emergence and spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

In the News
Street artist Dennis Boylet hasn’t had an easy winter. Since mid-December, he’s slept every night at a Boston shelter and spent days walking the streets, often with nowhere to hunker down and ply his craft as a painter. Even so, “Sidewalk Dennis” has had a place to paint, pray and enjoy two meals…
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With the emergence and spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), updated guidelines from Episcopal Relief & Development's U.S. Disaster Program are a recommended and helpful resource for congregations and ministries as they seek to make a conscientious and measured response. The guidelines include…
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Overall, Massachusetts is one of the biggest destinations in the U.S. for people from Brazil. And Brazilians are among the most-represented immigrant groups throughout communities in Central Massachusetts. In general, Brazilian-born Massachusetts residents earn considerably less than their native…
Parish News
Christ Church in Swansea is partnering with Vet to Vet/Boston, an all-volunteer nonprofit veterans organization, to host a free coffee hour for veterans on the first Saturday of each month in the church hall from 8 to 9:30 a.m., beginning on Saturday, March 7. All veterans are welcome. …
Parish News
At St. Peter's Church-Iglesia San Pedro in Salem, there is a tradition--dating back to the building's origins in the 1800s--in which members of the congregation climb up to the bell tower and sign the doors with their name and the year of their signing. This tradition led to the congregation's…
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The Church of Our Saviour in Middleborough is continuing with a special worship service geared towards families and children with special needs, held on the first Sunday of every month. "Our prayer is that Church of Our Saviour can be a [place of] stress-free worship for our families and an affirming, accepting space for the children," the rector, the Rev. David Milam, explained in an e-mail.

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David Nolasco lives in El Ocotillo, a small village in San Fernando, El Salvador, with streets fashioned out of dirt and stone and a local school that educates roughly 50 children. He describes the neighborhood as a “caserio” — similar to a hamlet. The “caserio” knows its priorities: strengthening…
Diocesan News
A workshop for anyone who wants to learn more about immigration issues and opportunities for involvement is coming up on Saturday, March 28, 4-7 p.m., hosted at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton by Bishop Gayle E. Harris and the Rev. Canon Dr. Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa.  (Find details and RSVP…
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church celebrated Scout Sunday on February 2. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts took part in every aspect of the service, and senior Girl Scout Joleen Ricci delivered the sermon. The community also thanked all of the congregation’s adult Scout leaders for volunteering…