Bishop Douglas J. Fisher of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

Bishop Douglas J. Fisher of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. Photo courtesy Photo courtesy Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

Bishop Doug Fisher will preach and preside at the Eucharist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 35 School St., Auburn, MA on Sunday, February 15 at 9:30 am.

The Bishop visits each one of the 60+ congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts in a two-year cycle. The Rt. Rev. Douglas John Fisher is the ninth bishop of the diocese. He was consecrated on December 1, 2012.

Bishop Fisher will be formally welcomed by the rector of St. Thomas, the Rev. David M. Hall. During the Sunday service, three persons will be received into the Episcopal Church by the bishop.

After the celebration of the Eucharist, Bishop Fisher will have time to informally greet the members of the parish at the typical Sunday social called the “coffee hour.” In addition to the interpersonal blessings of the visitation, the vestry or parish council will gather with the bishop privately to discuss plans, dreams, issues and hopes.