ANGLICAN CHURCH IN AMERICA
Diocese of the Northeast
Rt. Rev. Brian Marsh, Bishop

BISHOP'S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
March 2011

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I want to thank everyone who made it to our recent clericus at Graymoor in New York.  We have heard back that many found it truly "uplifting" and the discussions were open and meaningful.  The homilies presented by Fathers Webb, Joseph and Amos reminded us of our continuing devotion to the Gospel and His Holy Church.

 

I am traveling this week but wanted to get a brief newsletter out.  Know you are in my continuing prayers and my blessings to all of you this Lenten season.

 

Your Brother in Christ,

+Brian

NEWS AROUND THE DIOCESE

 

CLERGY

 

Deacon Rich Dibble of St. Lucy's has passed his canonical exams for the priesthood and will be ordained at Trinity Cathedral in Rochester, date to be announced. 
Father Joseph has been licensed to serve as a priest in the Diocese and will be serving at St. Paul's in Portland along with Fr. Amos who is now licensed to preach. 
Fr. Hendy Webb is now serving at St. Luke's Amherst, NH.
The Board of Examining Chaplains met with several new aspiring postulants including two from St. Augustine's in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

 

SUMMER CAMP

 

Our Summer Camp is scheduled for the week of August 14th.  Please mark your calendars.  Further details will be coming our from Dcn. Rich Dibble who is in his fifth year serving as the coordinator for this wonderful program.

 

WEB SITES

 

Please check your web sites frequently to insure the information is up to date.  Contact our webmaster Bonnie Turner if you have changes.  turnbonnie@gmail.com

 

INTERNATIONAL ANGLICAN FELLOWSHIP COLLECTION FOR JAPAN

 

The earthquake in Japan, along with the tsunami, have cause the people of Japan incredible suffering. TAC Bishop Raphael Kajiwara and his churches were undamaged, none of his faithful people injured. Still, the need is great and I ask that any donations be sent to Bishop Kajiwara through Peter Thomas of the IAF. Our prayers go out to the people of Japan during this time.

International Anglican Fellowship (IAF)

This is the fund that supports international missionary activity. It is designed to assist in special relief efforts, church building projects outside of the United States and other worthy international causes.  

IAF Contributions:  
Peter Thomas
109 Dear Drive
Silver Lake, NH 03875

baystate1@roadrunner.com

CONTINUING EDUCATION SUMMER PROGRAM

 

Our continuing education program is scheduled for June 12-17 in Alfred, Maine.  Archdeacon Koller is the registrar for the program.  He may be reached at (845) 496-2804 or  akoller@frontiernet.net
The clericus will follow.  Cost is $400 for the program and $100 for the clericus. The schedule is attached.

 

BISHOP'S ADJUSTED SCHEDULE

 

March 21 -23. DMV Clericus, Kansas City
March 30-April 1. Synod, Diocese of the Eastern United States
April 9. Episcopal Visit. St. George, Easthampton, MA
April 10. Episcopal visit. St. Augustine, Grendale, NY

CONFERENCE OF CONTINUING ANGLICAN CHURCHES

 

The Diocese is working with Fr. Hiles of St. Paul's in Brockton, Massachusetts to develop a conference to which all of the continuing churches will be invited.  The event is scheduled for November 2-4 in Brockton.  Details to follow.  

CLERGY OPPORTUNITIES

 

Opportunities for ministry are now open in the Diocese of the West.  Interested priests and deacons should contact the Bishop's Office directly:

Office of the Bishop Ordinary
Diocese of the West
18082 Bushard Street
Fountain Valley, California 92708

714-963-3801 or
e-mail:  darenkwilliams@yahoo.com

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Distributed by:

Rev. Jeffrey Monroe
Director of Communications
Diocese of the Northeast
Anglican Church in America
(207)799-5141
mirage@maine.rr.com