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Adult Education

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



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.

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Arch Street Band

A professional six member band plays four music Masses each weekend

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The Shrine offers Confessions

Monday through Friday:

10am to 1pm

Saturday: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Sunday: 3pm to 4pm

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Franciscan Spiritual Companionship

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

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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.

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LGBTQ+ Ministry

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

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Seniors Program

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

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Veterans Ministry

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

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Women’s Medical Clinic

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

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A Franciscan Catholic Worshipping Community offering Mass and Confessions