Pastor Notes

May 2019

May 31

June 2, 2019

Friends , The Blue Hills Catholic Collaborative became a reality on June 3, 2014 when Father Charles and I arrived. Until that time Most Precious Blood, St. Pius X and St. Anne were separate faith communities with their own pastors. Since June 2014, our 3 parishes continue to have their own identity but we share the same pastor and parochial...
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May 24

May 26, 2019

Friends , This is the weekend that most of us in this country long for and anticipate. Yes, it is the unofficial start of the summer; yes we are nearing the longest day of the year (meaning day light); yes, it is a long holiday weekend; yes, it is the official opening of many peoples summer homes; yes for many it’s our first cookout...
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May 17

May 19, 2019

Friends, The life of a parish or a collaborative is dependent on the relationships that are built and sustained among the parishioners. We can have all the members we want including registered parishioners and those who celebrate with us, but the numbers alone do not create a faith community. There needs to be a relationship among us that is...
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May 11

May 12, 2019

Friends, There are certain expressions that stay with you for a lifetime once you hear them. I’ve mentioned to you before that a good friend of mine from New Orleans concludes every one of her letters to me with the words “In my conversations with God your name always comes up.” I feel the same way about the words on the front...
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May 4

May 5, 2019

Friends, This weekend we welcome Cardinal Sean O’Malley to the Blue Hills Collaborative as he celebrates the 11:30 Mass at St. Anne Church for the 100th Anniversary of the parish. I know it’s the first time since our arrival in June 2014 that the Cardinal has visited one of our parishes to celebrate a weekend Liturgy. He may have...
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