Rev Brian Raiche, Priest-In-Charge
Rev. Peter Jeffrey, Deacon in Residence
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With Bishop Gates’ recommendation and the Vestry’s approval, I joyfully accept your call to serve as Priest-in-Charge at the Church of the Good Shepherd! I am grateful to God for the opportunity to serve as your priest and pastor.
On June 6, 2015, I was received as an Episcopal Priest after having been ordained in the Roman Catholic Church in 1995. I joined the Episcopal Church in 2005 and was sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newburyport as I discerned a return to priestly ministry. For the past three years, I have served as an intern and Associate Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Haverhill. At Trinity, my work was with inner city youth and women at risk. I coordinated the Merrimack Valley Mission Hub - an after school program specializing in music and the arts. Together with the Episcopal Churches in Lawrence and Lowell, we sought to bring Christ beyond the walls of our buildings and into the world in which we live.
I look forward to the journey ahead as we grow our community and work toward a shared mission for our parish. By serving Christ and one another, The Church of the Good Shepherd will continue to be a sign of God’s love and healing presence in our community. Together, we will build upon the strong foundation established over 100 years ago!
Please join us on Sunday, August 21st for the 9:00 AM Eucharist as we bid farewell to The Rev. Paul Bresnahan. Father Paul has faithfully served as your Bridge Priest since May. We will celebrate the liturgy together as he completes his ministry at the parish and I begin mine.
Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to our Senior Warden, Jane Farrar and the Vestry for their pastoral care of the parish over these past several months. I realize this has been a time of transition but I have great hope for our future.
I look forward to getting to know each of you in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should a pastoral need arise.
Sincerely in Christ,
The Rev. Brian Raiche
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