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This morning, we will be holding just such a private Mass for three abandoned babies. We ask that you join us in praying for these poor babies.
The Boston Herald has a story about the Lazarus Ministry in today’s edition. They also shot a short video about Br. John and his ministry of sewing small stuffed animals for each of the babies.
with The Arch Street Band and Franciscan Friars of St. Anthony Shrine
The concert is a contemporary take on the traditional form of Lessons and Carols. It incorporates the promise of Christ’s coming, as told by the Old Testament prophets, into the Christmas story we know so well from the Gospels. The music is a rich mix of traditional carols (like “Once in Royal David’s City”), sacred classical music (like “Comfort Ye,” from Handel’s Messiah) and contemporary Christian songs (like DownHere’s “How Many Kings?”)
Saturday, December 21, 7 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2 PM
$10 tickets ($15 at the door) Tickets can be purchased at store.stanthonyshrine.org or in the Shrine lobby.
For more information, see stanthonyshrine.org/christmasconcert.
On December 3rd, join with Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted people in a solidarity fast.
The fast is a response to our broken immigration system that, all too often, instills fear, excludes, and tears apart immigrant families. The fast is both a prayer and a collective, moral call summoning our elected officials to do what is right and just vis-à-vis our immigrant brothers and sisters.
The Franciscan action on December 3 is part of the larger initiative, Fast4Families, that was launched on November 12 on the National Mall, steps away from the Capitol by various faith, immigrant rights and labor leaders. Since then, a group of people has been fasting every day and night, abstaining from all food—except water—to move the hearts of members of Congress and pass the comprehensive immigration reform.
For more information about this initiative check out www.FranciscanAction.org.
Mayor-elect Mayor Marty Walsh stopped by St. Anthony Shrine & Ministry Center’s Thanksgiving food distribution yesterday to thank the Franciscan Friars and volunteers for their efforts feeding the poor of Boston.
“St. Anthony Shrine holds a special place in my heart, I came here often as a child to Mass and to light candles. The Friars do great work for the people of Boston.” said Mayor-elect Walsh.
The Franciscan Food Center supplies groceries to 400-450 members (families and individuals) each week. The Food Center feeds people who are hungry or food insecure by providing high-quality, nutritious food in an environment of dignity, compassion and respect.
The Franciscan Friars, the staff and the volunteers at St. Anthony Shrine & Ministry Center wish to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.
On Thanksgiving Day, the Shrine will open at 7:30 AM. There are Masses at 8 and 10 AM, and confessions will be heard from 8:30-10 AM. The Shrine will close at 11 AM.
On Friday, Nov. 29, all Masses and confessions are as normal, but the adminstrative offices at the Shrine will be closed so that our staff can spend the day with their families… or shopping.
The schedules on Saturday and Sunday are the normal weekend schedules.
On Saturday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 PM, we will host a service for all who are mourning the loss of a family member or friend, as we enter the Christmas season.
This night we will give birth to new beginnings. As in the days of old, we come to the manger of life, as did the infant Jesus. And the memory of your loved ones most definitely brings life to all of us this evening.
Holidays are family times, and, when part of the family has been taken away in death, the holidays can only emphasize the profound void even more so. Death is the great equalizer for all humanity. It shows no partiality. And so, as a community of believers, we gather on holy ground this evening. We come to share in that pain and bless it with love. We look at those who have gathered, and it is quite obvious to see that there is an abundance of love to go around.
We invite you to join us at St. Anthony Shrine & Ministry Center on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 6:30PM to celebrate the very love that draws us together this special evening.
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