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The bishops of the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts jointly issued on June 6, 2018, the following statement, "Make Room at the Inn for U.S. Citizens Impacted by Disaster," in which they urge federal action to activate the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) for…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates of the Diocese of Massachusetts and  Bishop Doug Fisher and the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts joined Cardinal Sean O'Malley and other faith leaders and scientists on May 23 for the release of a joint appeal for action on climate change. …
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A new plaque outside Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven includes a straightforward question from the baptismal covenant of the Book of Common Prayer: “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being?” The plaque was unveiled Sunday…
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Every year, the Episcopal Church awards funding to youth ministries through its Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grant Program. The grants provide funding for dioceses, congregations and college campuses that engage in ministry with young adults. On May 3, the program announced that $139,000 is…
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Diocese of Massachusetts Episcopalians were a strong presence again this year at the annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace in Boston, with at least 200 people walking with Bishop Alan M. Gates and members of the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign--including large contingents from Trinity Church in Boston, St…
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The diocesan community's prayers and presence are invited at the upcoming deacons ordination service on Saturday, June 2, 10:30 a.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston. All are welcome. Those being ordained to the diaconate are: • Bernie Jones, sponsored by…
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Bliss Austin Spooner has been hired to serve as the new director of development for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, beginning June 5. Courtesy photo Bliss Austin Spooner …
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem Join Bishop Gayle E. Harris and the Rev. Manny Faria for “Encounters in the Holy Land,” a mission pilgrimage in Israel and Palestine, Sept. 28-Oct. 10.  The mission pilgrimage will combine visits to holy sites, in Jerusalem, Bethlehem,…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. James S. Whitaker in Lincoln, Massachusetts, on April 22, 2018. Jim was the first rector at St. Paul’s Church in Bedford, Massachusetts, 1960-1981. Jim was…
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Join Bishop Alan M. Gates and the B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign again this year in making a public witness against gun violence by walking together in the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace on Sunday, May 13. This annual pledge walk is sponsored by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and is a fundraiser for…