In the Sunday Globe, I have a story about how the Rev. James A. Field and his congregation, the Parish of the Incarnation of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, are coping with Father Field's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. I hope you'll take a look at the story, as well as the video, but I also wanted to share with you some photographs that two of the Globe's amazing photographers shot of Father Field.
Photographer Dina Rudick shot the Pentecost Mass last Sunday at the parish. The parish poses for a group photo at the end of Mass each Pentecost; here is an image of Father Field with his congregation on the parish steps:
This is Father Field, speaking from the pulpit:
During the Mass, Father Field baptized a young boy named Brendan David Kilpatrick:
And here is Father Field, addressing the congregation from the center aisle:
Photographer Bill Greene came with me to observe Father Field's chemotherapy infusion Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this first image, nurse John Opolski is showing Father Field the chemotherapy drug to make sure it's the right medication:
And in this final image, Father Field sits at Mass General while the chemotherapy is pumped into his body. If you look carefully, you can see his clerical collar on the armrest to his left (at right in the photo); he had to remove it to allow access to his chest.