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As the COVID-19 pandemic began, diocesan youth missioner the Rev. H. Mark Smith found himself in video meetings with youth workers at a diocesan as well as national level, discussing youth ministry in the time of COVID-19, and the common desire to move youth from mourning the grief of what they are losing into action and a way to feel like they’re making a contribution to their communities. It was out of these conversations, Smith said in an interview, that came the idea for the diocesan-wide youth ministry outreach campaign, Our World, Our Future: Young People Responding to Urgent Needs.

Reflections
May 15, 2020 Jesus said, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he…
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This year’s summer camp programs at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, N.H., have been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The center’s executive director, John Koch, and board president, the Rev. Natasha Stewart, announced the suspension on May 13.

Diocesan News

The bishops issued the following notice on May 12, 2020, to clergy and congregational and diocesan leadership, regarding extension until July 1, 2020, of the directive for no in-person public worship or gatherings in churches.

Reflections
May 8, 2020 Dear People of the Diocese of Massachusetts, I want to speak with you about sacramental hunger and eucharistic practice. The lengthening duration of church closures has made increasingly painful for all of us the accompanying fast from holy communion. I want to assure you that your…
In the News
Hospital and nursing home chaplains are working round the clock, often in circumstances they never imagined, as the death toll from COVID-19 rises in Massachusetts and beyond. WBUR asked four members of the clergy who counsel patients in COVID-19 units to capture part of this experience. Katie…
Reflections
May 1, 2020 As the deer longs for the water-brooks,     so longs my soul for you, O God. My soul is athirst for God, athirst for the living God;     when shall I come to appear before the presence of God? ...I pour out my soul when I think on these things;     how I…
Diocesan News

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

Diocesan News
April 30, 2020 Upcoming Zoom gatherings Canon to the Ordinary Bill Parnell (bparnell@diomass.org) will host Zoom conferences for clergy and wardens next week, to check in and pray together.  While a time has been designated for each region, please feel free to join whichever…
Diocesan News

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: