May the joy of the Risen Lord be in your heart today. I probably do not speak the actual words often enough, but the mantra playing in my head for much of the week is “I love my job.” I love everything about it: the volunteers at the Shrine, the staff, the friars, the worshipers, the other
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Easter greetings! The Lord has Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! We extend a special welcome to any new visitors to the Shrine. We hope that you have a great experience with the church while you are here. Let me tell you a little about the Shrine community. We are 25 Franciscan Friars of the Order of Friars Minor, the province of
Greetings of peace. We would respectfully ask you to pay special attention to the special liturgy times at the Shrine during this sacred time of Holy Week. The Arch Street Band will provide all of the music for the services below, except where noted. Mass of the Lord’s Supper is on Holy Thursday at 5:15
Today’s Gospel reading is that of the Prodigal Son. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on our long-term relationships. Who among our friends, family, and co-workers do we need to ask forgiveness? Who among them do we need to forgive? Fr. Thomas Conway, OFM Executive Director
Greetings of peace. I hope that you are enjoying a prayerful Lent. This coming week is bookended by two unique commemorations. On Monday, March 25, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. I’ve always found this day to be fascinating. Well outside of the Christmas season, the Church focuses hard on the
Mary Ann Ponti is not only our Director of Outreach but she is a well-known public figure helping the homeless population day in and day out. Thank you for all your great work, Mary Ann! https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/03/18/jeff-robbins-mary-ann-pontis-mission-to-help-the-homeless-knows-no-bounds/
The Globe published a heartwarming story about our Lazarus Ministry on March 3rd, 2019. If you're a Globe subscriber you may read the article on the Globe website by clicking HERE. If you are not an online Globe subscriber and would like to read the article ahead of time please click HERE.
Last week, The Arch Street Band visited Bishop Fenwick High School(BFHS), in Peabody MA, to perform the music for their Mass of Mercy. Members of the BFHS band and choir received lessons from The Arch Street Band musicians before joining them for Mass. Bishop Mark O'Connell was the presider. Following the Mass, the band stayed at the school to
Fr. Myron McCormick, OFM, 98 years of age, a professed Franciscan friar for 71 years and a priest for 66 years, died yesterday, Monday, January 21 at Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, NJ. Viewing: Saturday, January 26, 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial: 9:30 a.m. St. Anthony Shrine 100 Arch
On Saturday, December 15th the Arch Street Band will hold an Open Rehearsal Concert to prepare for our Christmas liturgies and we invite you to share the joy! Come anytime between 1:30 - 3:10 PM for this exciting event where the band will perform, rehearse, discuss and invite you to participate in some Christmas songs.