Mission Matters
News from the
Episcopal Diocese 
of Western Massachusetts  


June 4, 2024

Moral March on Washington, D.C.

Help us plan for MA Episcopalians to go to DC on June 29!

The Massachusetts Episcopal Network for the Poor People's Campaign (MAPPCEN) is organizing people to go to DC for the be part of the Mass Poor People's & Low-Wage Workers' Assembly & Moral March on Washington & to the Polls, and we need your help! 

Please fill out this Google form to let us know if you plan to attend, and if you will travel on your

own or would like to learn more about buses from MA. The MAPPC is organizing buses that people can join, but if we have enough Episcopalians going, we can organize our own bus.

This is not a commitment but will help us plan.

Fill out MAPPCEN's form about attending the march in DC on June 29th

Learn more about the march in DC on June 29th

Preparing for General Convention 81

The Deputation from Western Massachusetts has been hard at work preparing for the 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church. Chair of the Deputation, the Rev. Tanya R. Wallace, is tasked with orienting our deputies for the week of worship and work in Louisville, KY. Assigned to committees, attending hearings, boning up on the legislative process of the church - our deputies have already begun the work we elected them to do.

Learn more about the lead up to GC81

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

  • 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!

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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

Learn more

From The Episcopal Church

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Episcopalians to participate in anti-gun violence, pro-gun safety events in June

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Washington, DC-area church hosts multifaith vigil for peace and humanity

Workshops, Conferences and Retreats

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.

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