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
Beginning Thursday, March 6, 2014
from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Reverend
James La Macchia, rector at
Messiah, is offering a new program
from the Shalom Hartman Institute
The course will meet for six
sessions and is entirely free and
open to the public. For more
information, click on the link above.
Service of Advent
Lessons and Carols
Three Newton Episcopal churches
join together Sunday, December 15 at
5:30 PM at St. John's, Newtonville
to celebrate the Advent season.
Please join us!
An evening for the whole family.
Christmas carols start at 3:30 PM.
Candlelit Holy Eucharist at 4:00 PM.
A reading of Who Built the Stable
by Ashley Bryan for all ages.
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.