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Reflections

A reflection from the Racial Justice Commission's Subcommittee on Fostering Antiracist Episcopal Communities, spotlighting its priorities and progress.

Reflections

A reflection from the Racial Justice Commission's Subcommittee on Resource Allocation, spotlighting its priorities and progress.

Reflections

A reflection from the Racial Justice Commission's Subcommittee on Accountable Structures and Practices, spotlighting its priorities and progress.

In the News
What would we do without our faithful furry friends? Especially during the pandemic, when many of us have been working from home. Rev. Dr. Matthew Cadwell will honor pets this Sunday at 1:30, at Old North Church. "We know that pets are sources of strength, comfort and joy and we want to give…
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Trinity Church’s Sunday morning service appeared to be just like any other except for the bevy of four-legged worshippers in attendance for the annual “Blessing of the Animals.” The annual ceremony was held on the church’s west porch in Copley Square with pets ranging from dogs and cats to guinea…
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In honor of the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Susan H. Lee, a service of Holy Eucharist will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 315 Warren St., Fall River. Lee received her bachelor's degree from Brown University and completed a Master of Divinity degree at…
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In 1862, William B. Gould sailed 28 miles across the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, N.C., to escape a life of slavery. He would later become a Civil War Navy veteran, a family man, and respected member of the community where he settled with his wife and eight children. More than 150 years later,…
Diocesan News
A "Litany for Indigenous Peoples' Day," written by Bishop Carol J. Gallagher, has been shared for use by congregations on Sunday, Oct. 10 (full text below). Additionally, an online service for the diocesan community is being organized for Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. via…
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There was a somber quietness as people gathered outside the Barnstable Fire Station. Cub Scouts, police officers and firefighters all lined up by the fire trucks, shoulder to shoulder, as the American and Barnstable flags were held side by side. The traditional ringing of bells echoed through the…
Parish News

St. Paul’s Church in Hopkinton and St. Stephen’s Church in Westborough welcomed the Rev. Mary Rosendale as their shared priest-in-charge as of Sept. 1—an unusual arrangement because it brings together churches from two dioceses.  St. Stephen’s, Westborough, where Rosendale had been serving as an interim priest, is about five miles from St. Paul’s and part of the neighboring Diocese of Western Massachusetts.