November 6th, 2012
The Serra Club of Boston presents a
Morning of Reflection
Christmas and the Year of Faith:
Encountering Christ through the New Evangelization
Rev. Daniel Hennessey, Club Chaplain
St. Mary Parish, Waltham
December 15, 2012
8:30 AM – Mass
9:15 AM – Coffee/Refreshments
9:30 – 10:30 AM – Presentation by Father Daniel Hennessey
10:40 – 11:40 AM – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament/Holy Hour
10:40 – 11:40 AM – Opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation
11:45 AM – Benediction
12:00 – Noon Dismissal
All are invited to join us!
September 26th, 2011
Join Cardinal Seán O’Malley for Mass
in recognition of the
Adopt-a-Priest Apostolate on the
Feast Day of Blessed John Paul II
10:00 AM, October 22, 2011
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
1600 Washington Street, Boston, MA
A talk by George Weigel to follow at 11:30 AM
Remembering Blessed John Paul II:
A Saint for our Times
George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian, one of America’s leading public intellectuals, and biographer and expert on the life and person of Blessed John Paul II. His most recent book is “The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II, the Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy.”
Blessed John Paul II was beatified on May 1, 2011.
Join us for the first public celebration of his feast day in Boston.
February 12th, 2011
Fr. Dan Hennessey, vocations director for the Archdiocese of Boston, requests your prayer for those attending this weekend’s Annual Vocation Discernment Retreat in Boston:
This weekend the Archdiocese of Boston Vocation Office is sponsoring the Annual Vocation Discernment Retreats for men who are discerning a vocation to the Priesthood.
I am sending this message to ask for your prayers for the spiritual success of these very important retreats.
This year 50 men between the ages of 18 and 40 are attending the retreat preached by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, held at St. John’s Seminary and Connors Retreat Center. Eight men over the age of 40 are attending the retreat held at Blessed John XXIII Seminary in Weston.
Thank you and God Bless,
Fr. Daniel Hennessey
Archdiocese of Boston
Please pray for the men on the vocation discernment retreats this weekend, and for an increase in priestly vocations!
August 28th, 2010
In July, our monthly speaker was Cy Laurent, Executive Director of the Labouré Society. As stated on their web site, since 2003, the Labouré Society has assisted over 200 individuals into priestly and religious formation through the resolution of financial impediments; substantially, in the form of school loans. Cy gave a very engaging talk, and did a great job of explaining the need to support current aspirants in financial need.
Cy recently appeared on CatholicTV to explain the mission of the Society. The clip can be viewed below:
For more information on this society, and to discover how you can help donate, please see the links below:
April 10th, 2010
CatholicsComeHome has announced a new web site to promote and encourage priests:
A lay Catholic organization announces the formation of a new movement to support Catholic priests called EncouragePriests.org™ . This announcement comes on Holy Thursday, the day Christians celebrate the anniversary of Christ instituting the priesthood and the Eucharist.
Throughout the centuries, over a billion people around the world have witnessed the service and dedication of Catholic priests. Some recall the heroic and sacrificial example of military chaplains, priests who serve in nursing homes and hospitals, fathers who feed the poor, pastors who serve as peacemakers during marriage counseling, or priests who have celebrated a family wedding or funeral Mass.
View the full press release at: CatholicsComeHome.org blog: Catholic Priests Supported by Emerging Grassroots Effort