Mission Matters
News from the
Episcopal Diocese 
of Western Massachusetts  


May 9, 2023

2023 Deacon Crawl

Jun 11

"For a second year, our community of deacons is participating in the Province 1 Deacon Day. We call it the 'Deacon Crawl'. The purpose of the day is to send our deacons out to congregations that don't have a deacon. At their assigned congregations, they exercise the deacon's ministry and answer questions about the role of the deacon in the Church."

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Save the Date: Province 1 ECW

2023 Annual Meeting

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Jun 17, 9am


The 2023 Annual Meeting of Province 1 Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will take place on June 17 at 9am online.

Short business meeting will include:

  • acknowledgment of the 2022 annual meeting minutes approved by email vote
  • highlights from reports
  • financial report for 2022 

There will be no elections at this meeting, but in 2024 all officer positions are open.

The keynote speaker will be Emily Keniston, Director of Faith Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. 

Appalachian Trail Day of Kindness

Summer 2023

Sheffield, MA

Pick a day this summer and bring 4-5 volunteers to Sheffield to offer some hospitality to Appalachian Trail hikers from 10am to 3pm. 

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Province 1: The Episcopal Church in New England

Conversations with Noted Speakers

The Province 1 Christian Formation Network is hosting a series of online conversations. On the third Thursday of each month, participants will have the opportunity to hear from people at the forefront of Christian Formation. Registration required.

2023 Schedule

  • May 18 - "Confirmation: The Lost Sacrament Finds Fresh Purpose" - The Rev. Josh Hosler
  • Jun 15 - "Atrium for Everyone: Incorporating practices from Catechesis of the Good Shepherd or Godly Play into any program" - The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Register here

WMA & MA Together

The Indigenous Peoples' Justice Network meets on the second Wednesday of the month at noon. Contact Martha Gardner for meeting access.

The Creation Care Justice Network in Massachusetts is a group of Episcopalians from across our state who are committed to faith-based environmental justice and climate action. They draw upon the strong environmental messages from our bishops and The Episcopal Church as well as our diocesan mission to protect creation and seek ways to work collaboratively to address the climate crisis in a just and equitable way. 

The attend the next meeting e-mail creationjusticeepisma@gmail.com to confirm and to get the Zoom link.

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Join the MAPPC Email List. If you do not already receive invitations, news, and updates from our Massachusetts PPC chapter, please sign up here: MAPPC Sign Up. The campaign is in a season of action around the election - voter and candidate education, registering folks to vote, and encouraging voter participation. Hope you can join in events! 

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Ministerio Hispano | Latino Ministries

Para conectar con las actividades de la Catedral mande un email a tcallard@cccspfld.org.

Para conectar con las actividades del Ministerio Hispano en Worcester visite el sitio web ministeriohispanoworcester.org o mande un email a jreyes@diocesewma.org.

Misa Dominical

Ministerio Hispano en Worcester:

  • 12:00pm en la Iglesia de San Marcos en persona

Ministerio Hispano en Holyoke:

  • 5:00pm en la Iglesia San Pablo

La Catedral:

  • 12:15pm en persona

Durante la semana

Ministerio Hispano en Worcester: 

  • Estudio Bíblico todos los martes a las 6:30pm por Zoom
  • Grupo de Oración todos los viernes a las 6:30pm por WhatsApp

La Catedral: 

  • Estudio Bíblico (en persona) Miércoles 6:00pm
  • Sabatina (Segundo, tercer y cuarto sábado del mes) de 10am a 12pm

From Our Congregations

Open Positions

  • Chaplain, Worcester County Sheriff's Office
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