St. Gabriel’s gets a new rector

Feb 19, 2021

MARION — Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church is bringing in Father Eric Fialho as its new rector.

Fialho comes to Saint Gabriel’s with experience preaching and teaching bible and theology. He described his theological leanings in a Feb. 17 press release as “old school Anglican” with the recognition that the modern church must be relevant and revelatory to all.

“I hold that the Church is more relevant than ever before in this very divided and hurting world. Often people within the Church wonder why it is that the Church seems irrelevant in the lives of people in the 21st century,” Fialho said. “People ask ‘Why aren’t people coming to church anymore? Where are all of the young families? Where are all of the youth?’”

After living most of his life on the North Shore of Boston, Fialho, his wife Emily, and their family are happy to have relocated to the Southcoast community.

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