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Tom Shaw, SSJE Brother, Bishop, Friend, 1945-2014

The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE monk, former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and friend to St. James, Teele Square, died Oct. 17, in the care of his SSJE brothers at Emery House in West Newbury, Mass.  He was 69. Information about the visitation and funeral follows, below, and can be found …

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Annual Fall Fair: Thanks to All!

Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make our 2014 Fall Fair a success. By postponing one day, we were blessed with glorious weather, a great turnout, and good sales. Profits help support St. James and our mission. ******************* All are welcome to our Fall Fair, this SUNDAY, October 5, 2014. Drop by, 12, NOON, to …

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Monroe Saturday Nights: Break the Silence, 9/27/14

Parishioner Renni Boy invites you to Monroe Saturday Nights’s FREE production of BREAK THE SILENCE An Evening of Drama, Poetry, Dance, and Music Exploring Dating Violence and How to Stop It. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 7:30 pm Jonas Clarke Middle School 17 Stedman Road, Lexington, MA Presented with support from The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial …


Road closures, 9/7/14

Getting TO St. James tomorrow will not likely be a problem. You may have to reroute to get home, however. See the following from Jackie Rossetti for the City of Somerville — important road closure information and invitation to the “Strike Up the Bands @ SomerStreets” event this Sunday, September 7. Family-friendly programming and live …

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FINAL Ward 7 development meeting tonight, 8/18/14

Final chance to provide your input at the neighborhood meetings hosted by Alderman Ward 7 Ballantyne re: proposed development in Teele Square at: 1)  1154 Broadway (empty lot, site of fire 3 yrs ago) 2) 1119-33 Broadway (addition of another story above the Masala restaurant) 3) 8 Curtis Street (construction of a single-family residence. George …

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Ordination & Consecration, 9/13/2014

All is not lost, those of us who missed the 8/15 deadline for ticket registration! A live webcast will be available for anyone unable to attend the celebration in person. Closer to the date, please check the Diocesan web site (link below) for details. Ticket holders: the main entrance to the arena is at 925 Commonwealth …


Welcome, Rev. Sparrow

St. James Episcopal Church, Teele Square, is pleased to welcome Rev. Kevin Sparrow as our new Priest Associate. Rev. Sparrow recently relocated back to the Boston area. In July, we were lucky to have him serve as our supply priest while Rev. Karen was on vacation. Thank you, Rev. Kevin, and welcome!


Thank you!

Thanks to the Bills (Sr. and Jr.), Mike, and Renni for their help, 9:30-4:30,  in clearing out the overgrown shrubbery, pruning rose and other bushes, and mowing the lawns last Friday. The courtyard looks a little bare now, but the lilacs will come back! Removing the vegetation that was growing against the foundation will help …

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Celebrate Bishop Shaw’s Ministry, 6/21/14

A reminder of the celebration this Saturday. Hope to see you there! Join the picnic and celebration honoring Bishop Tom Shaw    Everyone in the diocesan community is invited to gather for a celebration and commemoration of Bishop Shaw’s ministry.  This festive event will take place on Saturday, June 21, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or …


Celebrate Pentecost, 8 June 2014

Pentecost is a feast day commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. It is described in Acts 2: 1-21, which says, in part: “2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to …