Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 West Africa set to have two provinces, two archbishops An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of the Province of West Africa has revealed that it is holding a special synod at the end of September to adopt a constitutional change that will see the creation of two provinces with two archbishops.The Rev. Canon Anthony Eiwuley, provincial secretary, said that the church will be meeting at Cuttington University in Liberia Sept. 27-29 for a special synod.“At this synod, we shall be adopting an amendment to our constitution to give room for the establishment of two administrative provinces,” he said. “One to contain all the dioceses in Ghana and the other, the rest of the six dioceses in Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cameroon.“Each of the smaller provinces will then elect an administrative archbishop and out of the two, one will be elected the primate of the province.”The current primate, the Most Rev. Justice Akrofi, retires on Oct. 29 when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70.Eiwuley added, “We seek for the prayers of the entire communion.” Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By ACNS staffPosted Sep 4, 2012 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Africa, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books
Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesBy MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(FRAMINGHAM, Mass.) — More than 800 Massachusetts State Police employees declined to receive the COVID-19 vaccine despite being in the first stage of priority for the doses, police sources said.A total of 845 members of the MSP, including sworn personnel and civilian officers, declined to receive the vaccine at state police clinics. That’s about 30% of the force’s sworn and civilian officers.Meanwhile, 2,002 department members, both sworn and civilian officers, received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine at department clinics, MSP officials told ABC News.According to the Boston Globe, vaccine hesitancy is an issue in the state. A report last week from the state’s Department of Corrections showed that more than half of its staffers had refused the state’s offer to get the vaccine at work. State prison officials told the paper last month that the number of people refusing the vaccine includes workers who received the shot at off-site facilities.Nancy Sterling, a spokeswoman for the State Police Association of Massachusetts, which represents the department’s 2,200 troopers and sergeants, said she hasn’t seen any fear or hesitancy among members in receiving the vaccine.“We have not seen it, but again there’s no official mechanism for anyone to share that with us,” Sterling told ABC News. “If members asked, we suggested that they talk to their health care professional.”Officials also stressed that the gap in vaccinations isn’t necessarily due to a lack of trust in the vaccines.“That members did not get a vaccine at the MSP clinics does not mean they refused a vaccine, it means they did not get a vaccine during the MSP clinics,” MSP Director of Media Communications Dave Procopio told ABC News.Sterling said that many officers received the vaccine at other sites, rather than police-designated ones. The union has not mandated that officers receive the vaccine and claimed it would be an invasion of privacy to ask members if they’ve received a vaccine dosage.In Massachusetts, first responders were prioritized to receive a vaccine starting Jan. 11, and the state created three vaccination sites for state troopers and other first responders.As of Monday, nearly 1 million people were fully vaccinated in Massachusetts, per the Department of Public Health’s latest COVID-19 vaccine data report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
When Trevor Cooney makes a 3-pointer, he lets everyone know it.Early in games, the fifth-year senior may subtly pump his fist or throw three fingers in the air. In a close contest, he’ll backpedal to half court and flex his muscles through a scream. If Syracuse has a comfortable late lead, he’ll scan the crowd, leave his follow-through up and let a smile spread across his face.No team knows this better than No. 25 Notre Dame (14-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast), which will visit the Orange (13-8, 3-5) for a 7 p.m. game in the Carrier Dome on Thursday. Two of Cooney’s best career performances have come against the Fighting Irish, a program that offered him a scholarship while he was canning 3s at Sanford (Delaware) School. The first was a career-high 33 points and nine 3s during his sophomore season, and the second was when he scored nine crunch-time points with a sprained back to help SU upset then-No. 9 UND last year.Next is the third, and possibly final, chapter of the Cooney versus Notre Dame series. It’s been one-sided to date, and another marquee performance from Cooney could be a big boost for Syracuse’s fluctuating tournament hopes.“Well it certainly starts and ends with Trevor Cooney when it comes to the Irish. He’s been the designated Irish killer, I mean, has the guy missed a shot against us in the last two years?” UND head coach Mike Brey said on the ACC coaches teleconference Monday. “It’s unbelievable. So you know I’m always concerned about him, and he’s had a great career.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTechnically, Cooney has missed a few attempts against Notre Dame. He was 11-for-15 from the field and 9-for-12 from 3 in 2014, and 5-for-11 from the field and 1-for-6 from 3 while battling his back injury in 2015. But Brey’s overall sentiment checks out: Cooney thrives against the Irish.How he’ll match up with this Notre Dame team remains uncertain, as starting point guard Demetrius Jackson will reportedly sit with a hamstring injury. Brey said that Jackson’s replacement, 6-foot-6 freshman guard Rex Pflueger, is a very strong defender. But Cooney’s been drawing teams’ best defender for much of this season, and that would pit him against 6-foot-5 guard Steve Vasturia.“Well everybody gives Trevor Cooney a tremendous amount of attention, there’s no question about that,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said on the teleconference Monday. “They put their best guy on him and they get him uncomfortable, they don’t help off him. That opens up some lanes, it does open up some shots.”Boeheim said this one day after Cooney was blanketed by a mix of Malcolm Brogdon and London Perrantes — both top-notch on- and off-ball defender — in a 73-65 loss to then-No. 13 Virginia. Cooney scored eight points and shot 3-of-13 from the field. Boeheim, despite the 47 combined points from Michael Gbinije and Malachi Richardson, didn’t think SU took enough advantage of the attention Cooney drew.UND promises to handle him with a similar level of care. The Fighting Irish has fallen victim twice to Cooney’s ability to shift momentum with a single jump shot. Limiting his celebrations is directly linked to limiting the Orange’s upset chances on Thursday.But that remains much easier said than done, especially for Notre Dame.“He has the ability, and we’ve seen it,” Brey said. “He can jump-start a run and he’s done it against us, so he’s the number one concern on our scouting report.” Comments Published on January 27, 2016 at 10:02 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+