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Cardinal Seán’s Message to the People of the Archdiocese on the Issue of Systemic Racism

Cardinal Seán’s Message to the People of the Archdiocese on the Issue of Systemic Racism

Click the link to view the Cardinal’s video message. The text of the Cardinal’s message is available below.  June 5, 2020 Dearly Beloved in Christ, For four hundred and one years this land, which would become the United States of America, has had to deal with the evil and moral cancer that is racism. When the word racism is invoked it is often identified in personal terms: someone whose attitudes, convictions and actions target a group of other individuals because of color. This is a valid but only partial meaning of the term. From such people as Fredrick Douglas and

Cardinal Seán’s Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

Cardinal Seán’s Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

May 30, 2020 In Boston we are physically miles away from Minneapolis. But no American city, and, really, no American citizen is separated from what we have seen this week in vivid detail. The killing of George Floyd has catalyzed reactions across the nation. It has done so because it is not a singular, isolated event. The killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis this week was morally wrong and must be legally prosecuted. To say this is to state the obvious, but it is worth saying because there is a powerful link between the moral and legal dimensions

Divine Mercy Sunday Mass and Devotions

Divine Mercy Sunday Mass and Devotions

Cardinal Seán to Celebrate Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday Cardinal Seán will celebrate Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday this Sunday, April 19, from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.  The Mass will be aired on Sunday morning at 8:00am on WLVI-TV CW56, and at 11:30am on CatholicTV (rebroadcast at 7:00pm.)     Divine Mercy Devotion Beginning at 12:00pm on CatholicTV Cardinal Seán invites all Catholics to finish out the Octave of Easter by spending time with the merciful Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Join CatholicTV at 12:00pm for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a novena of prayers, Scripture readings and reflection, the Stations of the Cross and the

Cardinal Seán Dispensing Friday Obligation of Abstaining

Cardinal Seán Dispensing Friday Obligation of Abstaining

March 26, 2020 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Our plans for Lent this year have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis.  In support of the efforts to limit further transmission of the virus we have all been asked to give up many of the everyday activities we take for granted, including our usual participation in the life of the Church. One of the effects of the current events is uncertainty regarding what food products are available on any given day. At this time, we are called to make the best of what we have at hand or

A Virtual Retreat with Cardinal Seán

A Virtual Retreat with Cardinal Seán

We will remember this Lent as one “in quarantine.” Social distancing the new norm as daily social interactions are suddenly unavailable to us. Schools are closed. We can’t go out to restaurants. Even public Mass has been suspended to curtail any further spread of this coronavirus. Many people feel alone. Many are scared. And people are thirsting for something good. The Lord appoints shepherds to lead his flock, to be beacons of light in darkness, and to be instruments of hope to his people in times of despair. This Virtual Lenten Retreat with Cardinal Seán is a means for our

Important Message from Cardinal Seán to All Parishioners

Important Message from Cardinal Seán to All Parishioners

My Dear Friends in Christ, As we all experience the unprecedented circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis please know of my prayers for you and your loved ones. While striving each day to proceed as safely as possible we remember that our faith means we are never alone, even in the most difficult times. Faith is the foundation of hope, and with hope we can address even the most complex challenges of life without being overcome by them. Our inability to come together as a community for the celebration of the Eucharist, the source and summit of our

Cardinal Seán: “We need to take care of each other”

Cardinal Seán: “We need to take care of each other”

CARDINAL SEÁN P. O’MALLEY OPENING REMARKS ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS The Cardinal taped a video message of his remarks in English, Spanish and Portuguese which we are pleased to share with you today. For the English version click here. For the Spanish version click here. For the Portuguese version click here. March 17, 2020 As a people, community, and as a nation we are being forced into a stance of social distancing to ward off a potential health disaster. Even as we embrace a methodology of physical isolation, we must reject any stance of alienation and individualism. Our motivation cannot be

Updated Guidance on the Sacrament of Confession

Updated Guidance on the Sacrament of Confession

We have learned that scheduled confessions are not possible at this time due to the possible numbers of people gathering in the church together. Individual confessions may be requested and heard during this time. We are awaiting further guidance from the Archdiocese of Boston, and will keep you informed. Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these difficult times.

Cardinal Suspends All Daily and Sunday Masses

Cardinal Suspends All Daily and Sunday Masses

The announcement below, issued late this afternoon by the Cardinal, suspends all daily and Sunday Masses and religious services in the Archdiocese of Boston beginning tomorrow, Saturday, March 14 at 4:00pm, and continuing until further notice. During the suspension, confession will continue to be available at the Collaborative by appointment. We are awaiting guidance from the Archdiocese as to whether we can offer regular confession times. We appreciate your patience, and as we continue to get updates we will share them with you. For more detailed information on this and other directives as well as important information about activity at our parishes, please read these Updated Directives from