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Saint Ann Parish Neponset 

243 Neponset Avenue

Dorchester, Mass. 02122

Phone: 617-825-6180 


Mass Schedule

Saint Ann's Collaborative Parish

Saint Brendan Parish 

589 Gallivan Blvd

Dorchester, Mass. 02124


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    Mass Schedule


Beginning Monday January 4, 

the St. Ann & St. Brendan

parish offices will be staffed as follows, 

with parish business for both parishes being conducted in the following locations:

Mondays: Saint Brendan site

Tuesdays: Saint Brendan site

Wednesdays: Saint Brendan AND Saint Ann sites

Thursdays: Saint Ann site

Fridays: Saint Ann site




243 Neponset Ave, Boston, MA 02122
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History of Saint Ann Parish



Saint Ann Pray for Us

You were favored by God and called to be the

Mother of the Most Holy Virgin Mary.

You are thus blessed to be Grandmother of our Savior Jesus Christ.

By your intimacy with your most pure daughter and her divine Son,

protect this parish and family dedicated to

your saintly protection and intercession.

In your kindness, obtain for us the grace to love as a child of God.

Watch over our family.

Secure for us the strength of faith. Guide us to

perform faithfully all of our daily duties.

With God’s Mercy and the Divine Assistance help us in our time of need

and teach us to persevere in the love of Jesus and Mary.


Our Patron, St Ann

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Our patron,

 St. Brendan the Navigator,

once prayed as he was traveling, 

"Lord, help me,

for your sea is so big and my boat is so small."

  May Our Lord,

through this Parish Community,

help you navigate this big sea of life and guide you safely Home.

Our Patron, St Brendan

Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy

Pastor's Welcoming Note 

Dear Friends, 

As I write my first Pastor's Note to you all, I wish to express my sincere thanks to the many parishioners who have been so warm and welcoming over the past two weeks. Arriving at a new assignment can evoke many emotions as one leaves a beloved assignment and arrives the following day to take up a new post while looking into the 'unknown'. You, the people of St. Ann's and St. Brendan's, however, have made my transition much easier thanks to your prayers and gracious hospitality. 

Over the past few months I have driven around the neighborhoods quite a bit to get a sense of the community and to program my own 'inner-GPS'. Peering in from the outside has given me a good idea of the landmarks and locations of various things, how to find the churches, the school, the office and, of course, the rectory. But in reality, that is all surface perception at best. It is when I meet the people - all of you, that for me as your pastor I really am able to get a sense of the spirit of our community. Meeting the 9.00 AM daily Mass folks at St. Brendan's and the opportunity to spend last weekend at St. Ann's meeting the parishioners at Mass (St. Brendan's this weekend), has confirmed for me just how special this community of faith is on so many levels. I truly believe that these two storied parishes are positioned to do some remarkable things for Christ and His Church in the weeks, months and years ahead. I pray that the spirit I have encountered is but the tip of the iceberg and I look forward to advancing the mission of our collaborative so that it shines forth as an even stronger beacon for Jesus Christ in our part of the vineyard. 

As I reflect on my new assignment as your pastor I am both humbled and gratified. Humbled that Cardinal Sean would entrust this community to my pastoral care and I pray that the Holy Spirit will aid me as I strive each day to honor the confidence of the Cardinal. Gratified on two levels: firstly, I am grateful to God for my priesthood and the grace He has given me for my almost twelve years of priestly ordination. Secondly, I am grateful to be able to serve along side Fr. Tom Macdonald. Fr. Tom is a remarkable young priest and over the past year I know that his pastoral gifts have been so important to this community. I know I speak for all of you when I thank Fr. Tom for his tireless efforts and steadfast devotion to St. Ann's and St. Brendan's. 

Again, thank you for welcoming me into your lives as your parish priest. I ask for your prayers for me as I undertake my pastoral responsibilities and I promise my prayers for you as we journey forward with the help of God's grace. 

In His peace, 

Father Michael Drea 



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