imgres  Parents who attended the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents monthly meeting on Sunday    paid tribute to Fr. Jim Czerwinski, who died this past week. Fr. Jim was instrumental in    maintaining the ministry at the Shrine for the past several years. He was highly praised for his    kind compassion and concern, and parents expressed shock and sadness at his passing. After  sharing memories, together we prayed the “Salve Regina.”

The Emmaus Ministry, which serves the spiritual needs of grieving parents, meets the first Sunday  of every month after the 10am mass at the Shrine. It also offers One-day and Weekend Retreats. All parents whose child of any age has died by any cause are welcome. Call Diane, Mother of Paul, at 617-542-8057 for more information.