Christ Church Chimes
Veteran's enjoy connection-conversation-friendship over a great breakfast and coffee.
May 7th, 8:30-10 am Veteran's Breakfast is the first Saturday of each month.
Last Day of Church School June 5th

Our Church School is finishing up its year in just a few weeks. Come in and lend your support to them and their teachers for a job well done. June 5th, 2022

We thank our children and our Church School Teachers for another exciting year!!
WELCOME SPRING Flowers, Achoo!

Food Drive
May 14th,
9 am-1 pm
Christ Church Parking lot

Find out how you can help, contact Terry R.
Good Wishes and God be with you
We wished Fr. Al a good sabbatical with a great send-off. So much Food, Fellowship, and friends all together. 'Til we meet again was our benediction hymn for the recessional. It raised our voices to glorify the Lord's blessing of friendship.
Multi Parish Retreat information
Lots of goodies were sold at the Church of Our Savior to support the retreat. Thank you Gayle Velozo. If you are interested in going on Oct 14, 15, & 16, or just want to support the effort, see Gayle for the 411.
More information will be available soon.
We welcome Fr. Phil Jacobs
as our Shepherd on Sundays for our
8 & 10 am services
during Fr. Al's time away.

Diocesan News
The recently reconstituted Nominating Committee is seeking to fulfill the mission strategy charge to “broaden the diversity of leadership for all diocesan project teams and governing bodies.” The committee notes: “Our experience has been that there is so much untapped talent, particularly of our lay siblings, that we can bring to bear on the challenges and opportunities facing us as a diocese. So, we want to do our part to change that. The responses to this brief form will be a living repository of the amazing breadth of the deep faith, acquired skills, lived experiences, and hard-earned wisdom of lay Episcopalians in eastern Massachusetts. If you are layperson, you can complete it right now. If you are a priest or deacon, please share it with your congregations and ministries. Please pass the link around widely so that as many people as possible know their voice is needed and welcomed in the shared governance of our church.” The direct link to the form, for sharing widely, is: By gathering a wide pool of leaders, the committee seeks to more easily serve as a matchmaker for positions that are open for election by Diocesan Convention or appointment by the bishops. Completing the form is not a commitment to a particular role. Priests or deacons canonically resident in the diocese are invited to contact any member of the Nominating Committee, Diocesan Council or Standing Committee with questions about how to participate in shared governance. FOR INFORMATION: Rob Kelleher, Nominating Committee member ([email protected]) or The Rev. Rachel Wildman, Secretary of the Diocese ([email protected]).
Upcoming Events at Christ Church Swansea
Spring clean your books and resupply them here. See Susanna Baker.
Sorry, no tickets at the door. See Nancy Feeney or email the church office.
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.                                                                          Archbishop Justin Welby Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

Diocesan Information

The B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign in the Diocese of Massachusetts has been a lead supporter of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s Mother’s Day Walk for Peace for nearly a decade. After a two-year COVID hiatus, the walk will again be in person this year, on Sunday, May 8. Join B-PEACE and Bishop Alan M. Gates in participating in and/or supporting this fundraising walk this year. Support or register for the B-PEACE team here. Find more details about the walk here. FOR INFORMATION: The Rev. Liz Steinhauser, St. Stephen’s Church, Boston ([email protected]).
Vestry Members

Jennifer Valiente, Co-Warden [email protected]
David McCarthy, Co-Warden

Sue Sheppard, Treasurer [email protected]

Susan McMullen, Clerk [email protected]

Julie Baker [email protected]

Judi DeMello[email protected]

Susanna Baker [email protected]

Joan Padrenoss

Leslie Burrell [email protected]

Shirley Stasiowski [email protected]


We are a joyful community celebrating Jesus Christ. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey,
you are welcome here.

Christ Church
57 Main Street, Swansea, Ma 02777
Office: Sue Correira; 508-678-0923 or [email protected],
Deston III, Music Director
The Rev. Alan R. Hesse, Rector;
508-505-5668 cell, [email protected],