He holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Episcopal Divinity School in
Father James is the author of The Riches of the Word of God: Homilies of an American Priest and is working on another book. He spent nine summers living and studying in Israel/Palestine, and much of his ordained life has been involved with ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, especially among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. He is particularly interested in Holocaust studies and was invited to speak this summer at the 2012 biennial International Conference on Holocaust Education in
A native of Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, Tim emigrated to the United States in 2006 to pursue a doctorate in Music Education at Boston University. Tim has more than 15 years of experience in the field of organ playing and celebrating and arranging liturgical services. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, County Kildare, majoring in organ performance, music therapy, the music of J.S. Bach, Gregorian chant, and chamber choral ensemble. He also holds a graduate diploma in Music Education and a Master of Music in Community Music from the University of Limerick majoring in community music, project management, development, and outreach.
In September 2009, Tim was appointed Music Director at Parish of the Messiah.
The vestry, pictured above in the header, is the governing body of the church. It is made up of members elected by the congregation who have met various criteria such as regular attendance at the church and have made a financial commitment to the parish. Vestry members are charged with authority over the fiscal affairs of the parish as well as working with the rector to discern, articulate, and carry out the mission of the parish.
Save the Date
Join us for these coming events
Session #5 will be scheduled Thursday after Holy Week from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Reverend James La Macchia, rector at Messiah, is offering this new program from the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem called “New Paths: Christians Engaging Israel: Images of Israel.”
The course is entirely free and open to the public. Please return to this site for more details or click on the link above.
A joint Maundy Thursday Lenten service will be held Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 PM at St. John's in Newtonville. Click on the link above for more information.
A joint Good Friday Lenten service will be held Friday, April 18 at 7:30 PM at the Parish of St. Paul in Newton Highlands. Click on the link above for more information.
A joint Great Vigil of Easter service will be held Saturday, April 19 at 8:00 PM at Trinity in Newton Centre. Click on the link above for more information.
Easter Sunday service with a Festival Holy Eucharist begins at 10:30 AM. An Easter Egg Hunt for the children is held after the service. Click on the link above for more information.
1000 Mugs Project will have another sale Sunday, April 27 from 11 AM to 1 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church located at 100 Pine Hill Road, Bedford MA. The mugs would make great gifts for Mother's or Father's Day.
Regular worship schedule
Sunday services and Sunday School begins at 10:30 AM every Sunday. Please join us for worship!
and be sure to check out our monthly Messiah Calendar below.