Mission Matters
News from the
Episcopal Diocese 
of Western Massachusetts  


May 7, 2024

Seeking understanding of life

in the Holy Land?

Join SJC for Book Discussion on May 22nd via Zoom

May 22, 7pm


A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy by Nathan Thrall

Join members of the Social Justice Commission for a single discussion of this powerful book on Wednesday May 22nd at 7 PM EST via Zoom.

Named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, The Economist, Time, The New Republic, and the Financial Times.

Immersive and gripping, an intimate story of a deadly accident outside Jerusalem that unravels a tangle of lives, loves, enmities, and histories over the course of one revealing, heartbreaking day.

Register here

Bishop's Visitations

  • 05/19/24 - St. John's, Athol
  • 05/26/24 - Christ Church, Rochdale
  • 06/02/24 - St. Mark's, Leominster
  • 06/09/24 - Good Shepherd, Oxford
  • 06/16/24 - Christ the King-Epiphany, Wilbraham
  • 09/08/24 - St. John's, Northampton
  • 09/22/24 - Church of the Nativity, Northborough
  • 09/29/24 - Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield
  • 10/06/24 - Good Shepherd/Grace Lutheran, West Springfield
  • 10/13/24 - St. Mark's & San Marcos, Worcester

From Our Congregations & Missional Partners

Open Positions

WMA & MA Together

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

To attend the next meeting, email creationjusticeepisma@gmail.com to confirm and to get the Zoom link.

Learn more about the Creation Care Justice Network here

Here's what's happening in the Poor People's Campaign: April newsletter

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.

Catch up with the latest news from the Poor People's Campaign!

Province 1

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Register now for Province 1 Annual Conference

May 29, 5pm


  • General Convention discussions
  • Executive Council election
  • Ministry Networks gathering
  • Province 1 news and updates

Learn more and register for Province 1 Annual Conference

Conversations with Noted Speakers

On the third Thursday of most months’ participants will have the opportunity to hear from people at the forefront of Christian Formation. Each session includes time for questions and conversation as we learn from each other new ways of sharing our faith. Below is the information for our 3rd year of speakers."

May 16, 7pm ET

Re-invigorating Acolyte Ministries through Gamification, Storytelling, and Community Building - Kelsey Aebi

Jun. 20, 7pm ET

Using Children's Literature in Children's Ministry - Elizabeth Christie

Learn more

From The Episcopal Church

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Testimony urges Prayer Book, Music and Liturgy committees to adopt changes to Good Friday liturgy, speak out against Christian Zionism

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict dominates General Convention International Policy committees’ hearings

Workshops, Conferences and Retreats

Adelynrood announces summer 2024 progams!

Find out more...

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Episcopal Perspectives on Socially Responsible Investing

May 14, 1pm


Hosted by the Church Pension Group, attendees will discover the approaches taken to invest portfolios to achieve long-term financial objectives while also supporting the values of the Church.

Learn more and register

Association of Anglican Musicians 2024 Conference

Jun 9-13

Minneapolis, MN

Registrants will visit many of the vibrant liturgical spaces in the Twin Cities for concerts, recitals, and, of course, liturgies.

Highlights of the week include:

• Panel of Female Composers

• Organ Recital by Abraham Wallace

• Duo organ recital by Damin Spritzer and Isabelle Demers

Learn more and register

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Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church Gathering

Jun 19-21

Louisville, KY

"The RMEC Gathering is being hosted at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Louisville just prior to the General Convention. We are excited to welcome all who are interested in how the church is addressing addiction."

Learn more and register

Ministerio Hispano | Latino Ministries

Ministerio Hispano San Pablo en Holyoke

  • Misa Dominical - 5:00pm en persona

La Catedral en Springfield

  • Misa Dominical - 12:15pm en persona y live-streamed (Facebook y YouTube, link su Catedral sitio web)
  • Estudio Bíblico - (en persona) Miércoles 6:00pm
  • Sabatina - (Segundo, tercer y cuarto sábado del mes) de 10am a 12pm

Ministerio Hispano San Marcos en Worcester

  • Misa Dominical - 12:00pm en persona
  • Marie’s Mission - (diaper distribution program) first Saturday of every month from 10:00am-12:00pm
  •  Thrift Shop - open the first Saturday of every month from 10:00am-12:00pm
  •  Karate Classes - every Wednesday and Friday from 5:30pm-7:00pm
  •  Prayer group - every Friday at 7pm on WhatsApp 
  •  AA meetings - every Tuesday and Saturday from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Para conectar con las actividades de la Catedral mande un email a ap735@earthlink.net.

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

Mission Matters Publishing Schedule

Upcoming 2024 Mission Matters publish dates:

  • May 21st
  • Jun 4th and 18th
  • Jul 2nd, 16th, and 30th
  • Aug 13th and 27th
  • Sep 10th and 24th
  • Oct 8th and 22nd
  • Nov 5th and 19th
  • Dec 3rd, 17th, and 31st
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