Mission Matters
News from the
Episcopal Diocese 
of Western Massachusetts  


June 18, 2024

Join Presiding Bishop's last Revival

via livestream on Saturday

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Jun 22, 7pm ET


"Join thousands of Episcopalians and neighbors for the final revival in Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s term—a ministry that has inspired Episcopalians to come together for Jesus-centered worship, prayer, and action.

Give thanks for Bishop Curry’s leadership, deepen your love for God and one another, get immersed in inspiring worship and community, welcome new friends discovering Jesus through The Episcopal Church, and kick off the 81st General Convention."

Learn more

Watch here on June 22nd

Diocesan House closed for Juneteenth

Diocesan House will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th as we observe Juneteenth.

Registration open for 2nd Annual Golf Tournament to raise funds for Human to Human

Sep 16, 11am

South Hadley, MA

Join Bishop Fisher on the green for an afternoon of fun and fundraising!

11:00 am - Registration opens

11:30 am - Buffet Lunch

12:30 pm - Tournament start

Single player = $125

Foursome = $500

Can't play? Sponsor a hole or make a donation!

Learn more

Bishop's Visitations

  • 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
  • 10/20/24 - St. Luke's, Lanesboro
  • 10/27/24 - Grace Church, Amherst
  • 11/03/24 - St. Paul's, Holyoke

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!

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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."

Jun. 20, 7pm ET

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

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From The Episcopal Church

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Churches, dioceses to host variety of Juneteenth celebrations

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House of Deputies vice presidential candidates participate in online forum

Workshops, Conferences and Retreats

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Create. Contemplate. Write from the Heart Retreat

Jun 28-30

West Cornwall, CT

Led by Anne A. Simpkinson

"Life is like a river, often flowing strong and constant and at times hindered by obstacles, churned by storms, and diminished by drought. As we move through life, we gather experiences and create stories that need telling. How do we communicate those stories with honesty, courage, imagination, and a willingness to be surprised by grace? Come for personal writing time and leave with a deeper understanding of your life."

Learn more and register

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Mission Advocacy, Racial Justice, and Reconciliation Retreat

Aug 9-11

West Cornwall, CT

Led by the Rev. Cn. Ranjit K. Mathews

"Come pray, reflect, and consider your unique gifts for mission advocacy, racial justice, and reconciliation. By means of deep reflection, unlearn the norms of white supremacy culture, and untether from principalities and powers. You will also explore how rest can enable the theological imagination to move from simply professing faith to embodying it. See how God is calling you to a deeper level of spiritual commitment to love and serve the Lord."

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
  • 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:

  • 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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