Looking Within For Portuguese Catholic Mass
Felipe Cabrera

Last year Good Shepherd Parish in Oak Bluffs was faced with a problem. Father Messias Albuquerque was leaving, and due to a priest shortage in Brazil finding a replacement who could say mass in Portuguese would be difficult. Recruiting someone to say the Saturday mass was a familiar issue. Over the years a series of clergymen have filled this role.

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A Church Dies, Leaves Legacy Of Community
Mark Alan Lovewell

After nearly two centuries, the Lambert’s Cove Church became but a memory last Sunday.

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Here’s the Church and Steeple, Open the Door, See All the Art?
Remy Tumin

When the kerosene lamps were being rewired during the recent Lambert’s Cove Church restoration, a shopping list for a ham and bean supper was found in the walls.

“It was written in the most beautifully blue ink writing from a quill, it was dated to 1895,” Joshua Yates said. “It called for five pounds of salted pork and barrels of beans.”

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