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Saint Ann Parish Neponset 

243 Neponset Avenue

Dorchester, Mass. 02122

Phone: 617-825-6180 
 

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Mass Schedule



Saint Ann's Collaborative Parish

Saint Brendan Parish 

589 Gallivan Blvd

Dorchester, Mass. 02124

SaintBrendanParish.org

 

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**NEW PARISH OFFICES HOURS**

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


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

 

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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.

Amen.

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

He is Risen!

He is Risen, Indeed!


Happy Easter



Message from Fr Soper

On Tuesday, April 28, we will be diving in to the process of writing a local pastoral plan for Saint Ann and Saint Brendan Parishes. Father Tom and I have been working this week to form the plan writing team, which is now nearly complete. That plan will have to identify three or so priorities for our Parishes. 


One of those priorities must be promoting vocations to the diocesan priesthood. So I think this is a good time for us to begin thinking about that priority in particular. Disciples in Mission is a Parish based plan for evangelization. It need not have been so - there are many ways of doing evangelization that are not particularly Parish based. We could have focused on big events, like World Youth Day or the March for Life.  We could have focused on movements, like Cursillo. These things are all excellent, but are not particularly connected with day to day Parish life. Cardinal Seán, in his love for Parish life, insisted that Disciples in Mission be a Parish based plan. And, if we are going to have Parishes, we need priests. 


We have 289 Parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston. Right now we have about 280 priests in Parish ministry. Over the next thirty years, that number will cut in half. We are ordaining six guys a year to serve as priests now. That means that in thirty years, we will have 140 or so priests in Parish ministry. So how do we get that number up to three hundred? Ordain twelve guys per year. How do we ordain twelve guys per year? Send eighteen guys per year to the seminary. How do we do that? Every collaborative needs to send at least one guy to seminary every seven years. If we can't do that, we're not really trying. 


So, start to think. What young men in these Parishes should be thinking about seminary? Let's start identifying them and asking them. Let's gather these guys together and start to meet with them. Let's form a committee - a Vocations Team - to help our Parishes have events, like Holy Hours, talks by seminarians, information nights, etc., to really begin to ramp up our vocation awareness.  And, while we're at it, let's begin to ask what young women we should be encouraging to consider a religious vocation to the consecrated life. 


When was the last time you asked a young man or a young woman in your circle of relationships whether they had ever considered if they had a vocation? For every priest I know, including myself, it began when someone asked. It's time for us to start asking. 


Sincerely Yours In Christ, 

Fr. Paul


 Saint Ann Neponset   

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