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While most people look for ways to get rid of rocks in their garden, one church is actually looking for rocks to place in its garden. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Dartmouth is currently getting its Peace Garden ready for the season and could use the public’s help to make it extra special this…
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Civil unrest across the country over the past week in response to police brutality that resulted in the killing of yet another black person, George Floyd in Minneapolis, erupted in Boston over the weekend, with a mostly peaceful protest march involving thousands of people on Sunday taking a violent…
Diocesan News
The diocesan community’s prayers and virtual presence are invited for the upcoming ordination of deacons, June 5 and 6.  Because of current public health circumstances, the ordinations will be taking place in a new way this year. The Liturgy of the Word portion of the ordination service,…
Reflections
I seem to have missed it, all these years. The story of Pentecost Day [Acts 2:1-21] is as familiar as any in the Bible. I’ve read it, and told it, countless times.  Here’s this great, global gathering.  A crowd of people “from every nation under heaven,” says the text that every lector…
Reflections
May 29, 2020 Jesus said: "I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have…
In the News
Today is the first Sunday in months that houses of worship are permitted to open, as long as they follow guidelines and restrictions set forth by the state. But many houses of worship are choosing to hold off on convening in person to ensure the safety of their congregants. One of these is the…
Reflections
May 22, 2020 Hello friends, Since moving back to Massachusetts six years ago, I have developed a sacred ritual.  Each year, late in May, I pack up a rake and a trash bag, a bucket and a scrub brush, and make the drive out to Bedford.  There I spend some quiet time tidying up the…
In the News
When I described “Falmouth Cares” in a column just after we initiated the show in late March, I called it “a virtual meeting of the minds and sharing of experiences designed to help those impacted by COVID-19 understand and access help that’s available.” I am so very grateful that it has been that…
Parish News
In 2017, when members of the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill heard stories of school nurses and counselors keeping non-perishable food items in the trunks of their cars for kids who didn’t get enough food on the weekends, they decided to partner with the Centre Street Food Pantry in Newton…
Diocesan News
The four-phase Massachusetts reopening plan announced by Governor Charlie Baker on May 18 permits restricted regathering at houses of worship right away, but Episcopal churches in Massachusetts will not be resuming in-person public worship or gatherings until at least July 1—a directive issued by…