Adult Education

These are moments when people of faith seek more deeply for greater understanding.

Anti-Racism Workshop

Let’s talk about Racism: A Six Week Program to Recognize White Privilege, Confront Racism, and Enact Change.


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.

Arch Street Band

A professional six member band plays five music Masses each weekend


The Shrine offers Confessions

Monday through Friday:

11am to 1pm

Saturday: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Sunday: 3pm to 4pm

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.

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.

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 Direction Training Program

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

Franciscan Spiritual Companionship

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

Haitian Ministry

Mass in Haitian Creole/French is celebrated on Sundays at 7am in the 1st Floor Church.

Latino Ministry

Lazarus Ministry

Providing proper and dignified funerals and burials for the homeless and abandoned, the poorest of the poor, to ensure they are not forgotten.

Rainbow Cross

LGBTQ+ Ministry

A welcoming and affirming group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Catholics to explore, share and celebrate their faith.

Identification Services

Offering assistance to obtain personal identification (MA ID or Birth Certificate).  We offer financial assistance for those unable to afford the cost of obtaining these identifications.


Seniors Program

This program is currently paused. Please stay tuned for more information on future programming for Seniors.

Veterans Ministry

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

Women’s Medical Clinic

A safe, confidential, women-only clinic in partnership with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.


A Franciscan Catholic Worshipping Community offering Mass and Confessions

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).