Rev. Brian Raiche, Priest-In-Charge
Rev. Peter Jeffrey, Deacon in Residence
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This week, Jane Farrar and I met with our PIC Consultant Blanca Silvestrini. As you know, I have been appointed to Good Shepherd as a PIC (Priest-in-Charge) for three years. During this time, we will discern together whether or not the parish will call me as the next Rector at Good Shepherd. The term “Priest-in-Charge” can be a bit confusing. It is not an interim or bridge position. I serve in much the same way a rector does although there are some canonical differences. Blanca will be attending our Vestry meeting in January to explain the process and her work with our parish. She will help lead a Vestry retreat this March. Jane and I will keep you posted on our progress.
Baptisms and Youth Liturgy this Sunday! We have three baptisms on Sunday. We have also designated this as a “Youth Friendly Liturgy.” The Sunday School youth will remain in church this week. They will participate in the liturgy. Regularly scheduled ministers will be asked to serve as “mentors” as the youth assist with the readings, bringing up the gifts, and help with ushering. It should be an exciting morning at Good Shepherd.
See you on Sunday!
A Message From Our Bishops:
As our nation approaches its Election Day on Nov. 8, we have a deep yearning for the Holy Spirit to be present in our national life. Individually, we express this yearning in a variety of ways according to personal conscience. Collectively, we are called to express this yearning through prayer.
We must pray that God be at work in our electoral process. We must pray for a peaceful transition, no matter the outcome of our elections. We must pray that the demonization of one another’s opponents which has characterized this election not be further stoked by its outcome. We must pray that all those elected on that day be moved, strengthened and guided by the Spirit, to lead us through fractious and dangerous times. We must pray in gratitude for those who, with sacrifice of self and noble intent, step up to lead our common life.
We the Episcopal bishops in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts call for a vigil period of intense prayer from noon on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 6 through noon on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. The particulars of such prayer in our congregations will vary according to local parish traditions and planning. For some it may be as simple as concluding the Sunday prayers with an extended Litany for the Nation, or holding a special form of Morning Prayer on Nov. 8. Others may wish to hold extended vigils, with prayer in shifts offering continuous intercession.
Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of this land in the election of officials and representatives, that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [Book of Common Prayer, p. 822]
The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop, Diocese of Massachusetts
The Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of Massachusetts
The Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher, Bishop, Diocese of Western Massachusetts
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