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Lazarus Funeral for Mr. Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez


This morning, May 22, 2019, we held a Lazarus Funeral here at the Shrine for a Mr. Rodolfo "Rudy" Rodriguez. Mr. Rudy was a kind and gentle man to everyone he came across. The service was yet again a representation of what a truly beautiful ministry the Lazarus Ministry really is. Having 10 BC High

Lazarus Funeral for Mr. Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez2019-05-22T13:32:32-04:00

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – Fifth Sunday of Easter


We extend a note of congratulations to the eight people who will graduate from the Shrine’s Spiritual DirectionTraining Program this weekend: Genevieve Baudin, Mary Michael Leahy, Joanne Leary, Rachelle Linner, DonnaMacoul, James Morris, Barbara Murray, and Thomas Sepeck. They have completed a two-year program of study. Carol Mitchell, the Director of this program, does great

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – Fifth Sunday of Easter2019-05-20T09:57:53-04:00

April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday


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

April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday2019-04-23T09:46:27-04:00

April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday


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

April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday2019-04-12T12:13:24-04:00

Sunday, March 24, 2019 – Third Sunday of Lent


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

Sunday, March 24, 2019 – Third Sunday of Lent2019-03-25T11:05:07-04:00

Our Director of Outreach is on a Mission and Can’t be Stopped!


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/

Our Director of Outreach is on a Mission and Can’t be Stopped!2019-03-19T13:39:20-04:00