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Ministries 2018-06-22T08:26:24+00:00

Bread on the Common

A ministry to homeless persons on the streets and nearby the Shrine.

BHCHP Women’s Clinic

A safe, confidential, women-only clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm in partnership with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

Canonical Marriage Issues

Fr. Brian Cullinane, OFM, will discuss your particular case with you, explain the Church’s canon law as it applies to your situation, as well as recommend next steps. Please call 617-542-6440 and ask for Fr. Brian Cullinane, OFM.

Counseling Service

The mission of the counseling office is to provide therapeutic counseling to individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing relationship or other mental health issues.

Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents

The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents focuses on the spiritual journey of parents whose children of any age have died by any cause. All are welcome.

Franciscan Adult School

The Franciscan Adult School is designed to provide an opportunity to enhance the growth and formation of the whole person.

The Franciscan Food Center

The mission of the Food Center is to feed people who are hungry by providing high-quality, nutritious food in a client-choice setting and create a community in an environment of dignity, compassion and respect.

Franciscan Spiritual Companionship

Spiritual Companionship provides a safe, confidential space in which a person can explore God’s invitation to a deeper relationship.

Latino Ministry

Ofrecemos la Misa en Español los Miércoles y Domingos, así como un grupo de Biblia.

Lazarus Ministry

We provide burials for those people we never really think about, such as the homeless, the poor, those who die alone or whose family cannot afford funeral services.

GLBTQ Spirituality

A group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning Catholics to develop their spirituality.

Father Mychal Judge Recovery Center

We offer group and individual outpatient substance abuse counseling services, educational services, family counseling, counseling and support services for adult children and children of persons with substance abuse/dependence problems, pastoral counseling and Fifth Step work, recovery retreats and relapse prevention services.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a support group for people who have been sexually abused. We are men and women of all ages and backgrounds who have formed a supportive community to pursue healing and recovery.

Prison Ministry

Catholic Worship Services at the Suffolk County House of Corrections.

Secular Franciscans

Secular Franciscans are a community of Catholic men and women in the world who seek to pattern their lives after Christ in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.

Seniors Program

The Seniors Program gather every other (1st & 3rd) Wednesdays for a 10 a.m. Mass, followed by coffee, various presentations, good conversation, and a hearty lunch.

Franciscan Spiritual Direction Program

This is a practicum and instruction experience to respond to the calling to become a spiritual director.

Veterans Ministry

St. Anthony Shrine welcomes Veterans from the New England Center for Homeless Veterans for a monthly Veterans appreciation lunch.

Young Adults: 20′s/30′s Boston

The 20’s/30’s Boston community at St. Anthony Shrine strives to provide education, social gathering and the sharing of faith for anyone in his or her twenties (20’s) or thirties (30’s).