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UPCOMING EVENTS


 



Recharge your prayer life this Lent with St. Thérèse of Lisieux! 
Journey into the heart of her “Little Way” and discover the depths of God’s merciful love. 
Do it on your own or join us each week for prayer and reflection! 

5 consecutive Mondays February 20, 27, March 6, 13, & 20 8:15-8:55am – St. Brendan’s Church 

Final Consecration: March 25 Following Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation 9:00am – St. Ann’s Church 

Order book online or contact Marianne Curley in the parish office: 617-436-0310 

“I have not the courage to force myself to seek beautiful prayers in books; 
not knowing which to choose, I act as children do who cannot read; 
I say quite simply to the good God what I want to tell Him, and He always understands me.”



Keystone Monthly Mass Schedule 
Keystone monthly Mass will held be on the following dates at 1: 30pm in the Sawtelle Room: 
February 20, March 20, April 24, May 15, June 5.



St. Brendan's and St. Ann's Young Adults and Couples Social 
After a very positive initial gathering at the beginning of the month, 
we'd like to invite all young adults and couples (20's and 30's) to another social 
where we can continue our discussion on outreach to this population of our parishes. 
Whether you are new to the neighborhood or have been here your entire life, we'd love to have you. 
Don't miss this great opportunity to meet other young adults in the parish!

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:30pm- 8:30pm. 
Where: St. Brendan's Rectory, 15 Rita Rd, Dorchester MA. 
Who: All young adults and couples (20's and 30's) RSVP at parish office: 617-436-0310



Blood Drive
Local 103 IBEW 6th Annual Blood Drive & Wellness Event 
April 11, 2017 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 256 Freeport Street, Boston, MA 
All are welcome! 
Call the Trust Fund Office at 617-288-5999 to register! 
Sign-ups start March 1st. 



The students of St. Brendan School will be hosting Sunday morning coffee and donuts 
following the 9am Mass on the following dates: 3/19, 4/30, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4 
Special thanks to Monica Thompson and Noreen Kelley for organizing. 
If you would like to sponsor a Hospitality Sunday, please contact Amy in the parish office for details.



Worldwide Marriage Encounter 
“And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” 
Sometimes we need to reflect how to let God live with us in our marriages. 
Explore how by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. 
The next WWME Weekends are Jan 20-22, 2017 in Duxbury, MA and Mar 17-19, 2017 
in South Kingstown, RI. 
For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary 
at 800-710-9963 or visit us at www.WWMEMA.org.


News from Saint Brendan's School


Save the dates:

Easter Bunny Breakfast
Sunday, April 2nd –  immediately following 9am Mass 

5 th annual Father/Daughter dance
Saturday, April 8th -  6 -9pm 

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 16th –  in the schoolyard 
immediately following 9am Mass 

1 st Annual Golf Tournament at George Wright
Friday, April 28th  
$125 per person/$500 foursome. 
Luncheon immediately following at the McKeon Post. 
Email Amy Kazmouski at akazmouski@partners.org for more information 
regarding reserving a foursome or sponsoring a hole. 

Where are you Saint Brendan Alumni? 
We are gathering a list of alumni names and addresses. 
If you are alumni, please email your information to stbrendanalumnidot@gmail.com 
and help us by spreading the word to family and friends!


SAINT BRENDAN BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE 

First Saturday of each month from 9AM-12 Noon 
at Saint Brendan Schol. 
All proceeds benefit the school. 

MOTHER AND TODDLER PLAYGROUP 

Please come and join us on 
Mondays from 10 AM - 12 noon in
 Father Lane Hall. 
No school means no playgroup! 

Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration

Mass will be celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at St. Ann's at 9:00am followed by the Rosary and one hour of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. During the hour confessions will be offered, and it will conclude with Daytime Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours and Benediction. 

Come and spend some quiet time with the Lord.


Our Lady of Czestochowa Church 

BINGO on Thursday nights

655 Dorchester Avenue BINGO on Thursday nights. 

Doors open at 5:30 PM and the cash games start at 7:00 PM. 

Game packages start at $20 and include everything you need to play. 

Refreshments are available and there is plenty of free parking in the lot next to the church.




Evangelization and Outreach at St. Ann’s and St. Brendan’s 

A few weeks ago inspired by a daily Mass homily, a group of parishioners at St. Brendan’s approached Fr Drea and asked to form an Evangelization Committee. This committee will serve to work on improving overall Mass attendance in the collaborative and provide outreach to the collaborative neighborhoods regarding Catholic life at St. Ann’s and St. Brendan’s. Recently a few of the parishioners have been going around the neighborhoods distributing bulletins and postcards with Mass time information and serving as an invitation to become involved in collaborative life. We applaud the grassroots initiative of these parishioners and invite others to join together to strengthen our wonderful collaborative. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Amy Mulvey at the parish office and your name will be given to the group.



Current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 

 Whether you assist with communion at Mass or bring it to the sick/homebound, our parish collaborative will be having a day of recollection for all involved, followed by a formal installation ceremony and blessing. We're also trying to better coordinate our efforts in reaching out to our homebound parishioners. For all those who bring communion to others, please provide Amy Mulvey with your contact information, and the names/ addresses of the homebound person. Please help us to continue building up this important ministry in our parish collaborative! 

We have many homebound parishioners who would be evergrateful to be able to receive Holy Communion on a regular basis! We are also in need of lectors and help distributing communion at our weekend Masses. Please leave your contact information with Amy Mulvey in the main office and Fr. Fiorillo will get in touch with you soon about training and installation. Amy Mulvey, Main Office: 617-436-0310



Boston City Singers Check out the website http://www.bostoncitysingers.org/upcoming-performances-and-events.html or email: melissagraham@bostoncitysingers.org for details on the upcoming concerts in Jamaica Plain, Cambridge, Newton and more.

Audition for Boston City Singers are held by appointment only at the All Saints Church, 209 Ashmont Street. Email: jmooney@bostoncitysingers.org

Boston City Singers offers outstanding programs for young people ages 4 – 18. You do not need previous singing experience to join - just love to sing! Boston City Singers is a community-based, after-school program. Members come from all over the City of Boston and neighboring cities and towns.

http://www.bostoncitysingers.org/join-us.html

Paragon Carousel - Hull
One of fewer than 100 'Grand' carousels remaining in the U.S. today, the Paragon Carousel touches the hearts, sparks the imaginations and ignites the creative spirits of all who visit it.
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 - Monday, Oct 27, 2014


IRISH SENIOR CONNECT

A free, confidential listening and friendship line for seniors. Volunteers, many of whom are seniors, provide listening and information about local senior resources. They would love to hear about how the callers day is going! They also offer well-being check-in calls for seniors who would like a daily or weekly call to make sure they are okay. Please call 855-249-5146 if you, a friend or family member would like to join our friendship line.


LHCC UPCOMING EVENTS

www.LeahyHolloranCommunityCenter.com



 

MASS AT THE BOSTONIAN
Every second and fourth Thursday of the month Father Mike will celebrate Mass
at the Bostonian Nursing home at 2:30PM, please pray for our parishioners, the residents of Bostonian.


Community Events


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ACTIVITIES AT LEAHY-HOLLARANCOMMUNITY CENTER

www.leahyhollorancommunitycenter.com


NEPONSET ONLINE Links to Community Event sites

http://www.popeshill.com/NeponsetOnline.htm


POPE'S HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

 

We the residents and friends of the Pope’s Hill section of Dorchester, realizing the efficacious results of well organized planning and discussion pertinent to maintaining a properly balanced neighborhood, hereby join together to assist each other and actively participate and use whatever means and resources available to make the Pope’s Hill area a better place in which to live and raise a family. ~~Preamble of the Pope’s Hill Neighborhood Association’s Constitution ~~ http://www.popeshill.com/index.html

Keep updated daily on Neighborhood News @ http://www.popeshill.com/NeponsetOnline.htm


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