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ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE BISHOP'S OFFICE  

 

All Saints Calls New Associate

 

May 20, 2015

 

The people of All Saints, Worcester have called a new associate -  the Rev. Jose R. Reyes Perez. Jose's vocation took root at Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield.  After receiving a BA in Psychology, with a concentration in Latino Studies, from Williams, Jose went on to study at Virginia Theological Seminary.He was nominated by the faculty there to represent VTS at the 2014  Preaching Excellence Program of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation. Ordained deacon in December of 2014, Jose will receive his M.Div. on May 21. We happily anticipate his ordination to the priesthood which will be celebrated at All Saints, Worcester on September 12, 2015 at 10:00 am.

 

Here's some good news: Jose's position at All Saints is one of several being funded by the Council's 1$ million dollar investment in new ministry.  Several new ministries are getting a jump-start from the 'Fanning the Flames' initiative. Steve Abdow, our Canon for Mission Resources, detailed the innovative investment plan in the last issue of'Abundant Times' magazine.  As part of this effort, Jose will be working beyond the parish to help the Episcopal Church reach out to Latino/Hispanic families in Worcester who have yet to find a spiritual home.  His most recent ministry - Pastor of San Marcos Episcopal Church in Alexandria. VA - is excellent preparation for the work ahead in Worcester. 

 

Jose has many gifts not the least of which are his passion for mission, his love of music and his embrace of a Church that speaks many languages. Jose will be a gift to the dynamic community that is All Saints.  With their new rector, the Rev. Greg Lisby, and the Rev. Jose Reyes Perez, All Saints is perfectly positioned to do God's work in the city of Worcester.  May God bless Jose as he begins his priesthood in this vibrant, loving congregation.

 

+Doug

 

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 April 30, 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Our Cathedral has been part of the Community of the Cross of Nails since 1972.  Dean Malcom Eckel and Bishop Alexander Stewart initiated this bond of friendship with Coventry Cathedral – the birthplace of the Community of the Cross of Nails.

After the destruction of St. Michael’s Cathedral, Coventry, England in 1940, the congregation there committed themselves to work of reconciliation with the German people.  The Cross of Nails embedded in the new altar of Coventry Cathedral became the symbol of a movement.  In the seventy-five years since, 160 churches, cathedrals and schools all over the world have taken on the mission of being a sign of reconciliation and forgiveness to the world. Our diocese was the first in this nation to embrace the mission of the Community.  A Cross of Nails was installed in our Cathedral’s side chapel where it can be seen to this day. It remains a sign of our commitment to reconciling all people, all nations to one another and to God in Christ.

It is our pleasure to invite you to a very special celebration of Christ Church Cathedral’s commitment to the Community of the Cross of Nails.  The side chapel in the South Transept will be renamed and rededicated.  The Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral, England, will preach.  It is a historically significant moment for Christ Church Cathedral, but more than this, it is an opportunity for our diocese to recommit ourselves to the ministry of reconciliation.

 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

4:00 PM

Festival Eucharist

*A reception will follow the Eucharist in the Cathedral’s Kendrick Room.

Faithfully,

 The Rt. Rev. Douglas Fisher 
IX Bishop of Western Massachusetts  

 

The Very Rev. James G. Munroe                                        

Dean, Christ Church Cathedral                                         

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Announcement -- Celebration for Dean Munroe http://conta.cc/1Hxnwfr

 

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