Pastor Notes

July 2017

Jul 25

July 30, 2017

Friends, Elsewhere in this bulletin you will see an announcement that we have a new tenant for the former Most Precious Blood School. Boston Preparatory Charter School has been leasing the building for over 10 years and have been the best neighbors. They have now built a brand new school on River St. and already have plans to expand. We wish...
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Jul 21

July 23, 2017

Friends,  I read a couple of wonderful books lately; “We Were Liars,” a novel by E. Lockhart, and “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion and Sensitivity,” by James Martin, a Jesuit priest. I highly recommend both. It is true that...
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Jul 14

July 16, 2017

Friends,  As you know, I grew up in the city of Boston and have spent most of those years as a priest in Boston (Mattapan, Dorchester, Charlestown, Roslindale and Hyde Park/Readville). I lived through the bussing crisis and the integration of the Boston Housing unit in Charlestown, the code of Silence in Charlestown, and the fears that...
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Jul 7

July 9, 2017

Friends, I remember my days as a newly ordained priest and how excited I was to be able to serve in the Catholic Church. I had just finished 8 years of studying (4 years college and 4 years theology). I was stationed at St Angela in Mattapan. I was in my glory. Most of the priests with whom I was friendly were around my age (late 20’s)...
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