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Collection for Clergy Fund

Every Christmas, we join together to honor our priests. The Clergy Funds provide for the well-being of our 638 priests, ensuring the highest quality of care and quality of life for the men who have dedicated their lives in service to our Archdiocese. Remember the priests who were there for you and your loved ones in times of need, and consider honoring them with a generous gift. Thank you for helping to keep the promises made for the priests who continue to give so much to their Church. (ClergyFunds.org)

A Moment of Thanks for a Lifetime of Service

On the weekend of November 23–24, the Archdiocese will take the Collection for Retired Sisters. This collection provides needed financial support for Sisters, now retired, who have served the Archdiocese of Boston in countless ways through the ministries of education, health care, and social service. Please give generously in recognition of the Sisters’ many years of dedicated service. For more information, please contact Sister Marian Batho, CSJ, Delegate for Religious at 617-746-5637 or Sr_Marian_Batho@rcab.org.

Campaign for Human Development

“Never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!”
Pope Francis, Apostolic Journey to Rio De Janeiro

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is an instrument of the Catholic Church working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ, “… to bring good news to the poor …  release to captives … sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free.” (Luke 4:18) CCHD is the official domestic anti-poverty agency of the U.S. Catholic Bishops and works to break the cycle of poverty by helping people help themselves. CCHD also educates on poverty and its causes. This strategy of education for justice and helping people who are poor speak and act for themselves reflects the mandate of Scripture and the principles of Catholic social teaching.

Twenty-five percent of the November 10 CCHD collection stays in the Archdiocese of Boston for anti-poverty projects, while 75% supports national grant and education programs. For more information, please visit usccb.org/cchd.

A need for breakfast cereal

Breakfast cereal is a simple food that hundreds of families in Charlestown are forced to go without. Please help Harvest on Vine emergency food pantry provide for client families by making a donation of this essential item.

Boxed cereals can be brought to the Parish Center on 46 Winthrop Street, Monday through Friday, from 9AM to 5PM.

A special collection will be taken for Harvest on Vine during our Thanksgiving Day Mass on November 28.

Campaign for Human Development

“Never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!”
Pope Francis, Apostolic Journey to Rio De Janeiro

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is an instrument of the Catholic Church working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ,  “… to bring good news to the poor …  release to captives …  sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free.” (Luke 4:18) CCHD is the official domestic anti-poverty agency of the U.S. Catholic Bishops and works to break the cycle of poverty by helping people help themselves. CCHD also educates on poverty and its causes. This strategy of education for justice and helping people who are poor speak and act for themselves reflects the mandate of Scripture and the principles of Catholic social teaching. Twenty-five percent of the November 10 CCHD collection stays in the Archdiocese of Boston for anti-poverty projects, while 75% supports national grant and education programs. For more information, please visit usccb.org/cchd.

Clergy Fund: you make the difference!

Next week, the diocese-wide collection will support the health, welfare, and retirement needs of our 645 priests.

Our priests have been there when we needed them. Now, it is our turn to help ensure the highest quality of care and quality of life for them when they need us.

The Clergy Funds is in the “promises” business—the promises made to care for our 11 retired parish priests including Rev. Edward Gallagher, Jr., Rev. Robert Kennedy, Rev. Robert Mottau, Rev. Thomas Reilly, Rev. Robert Boyle, and Rev. James Canniff, as well as departed priests who served us faithfully.

All are welcome to make a gift at clergyfunds.org or use the in-pew envelopes provided. Thank you in advance for your generous support of our priests.

A video message from The Clergy Funds


You make the difference

Supporting the Clergy Funds

Second Collection on Sept. 21-22

Next week, parishes across the Archdiocese of Boston will make the difference in whether the Clergy Funds are able to fulfill the promises made to ensure the highest quality care for our priests. St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena and the Clergy Funds are grateful for your full participation and support of this critical effort. In our way, we can help those who serve us today, and those who have served us in the past.

Special weekend appeal from St. Patrick Fathers

Who are the St. Patrick Fathers?

Since 1932, priests of the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society have followed Christ’s command to preach the gospel around the world. Their work includes recruiting missionaries and training and equipping them for supporting the new, young churches until they are established. There are now 300 St. Patrick Fathers, of which 21 are newly ordained African priests. More than 64 are preparing for priesthood information centers in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Fr. Karl Langsdorf of the St. Patrick Fathers will celebrate Mass in our Parish this weekend, with the exception of the 6PM Mass. A special collection will be taken in support of their missions. We are grateful for any help you can provide them!

Little Sisters at St. Mary’s

The Little Sisters of the Poor of Somerville, caregivers for the elderly poor, will visit St. Mary’s for a special collection on the weekend of August 10 and August 11.

The Sisters are located between Boston and Lexington, where the American Revolution began with the “shot heard around the world.” Built in 1978 to replace a century-old building on the same property, their Jeanne Jugan Residence has a special place in the history of their Congregation. It was the first home of the Little Sisters in the United States to be named after their foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan!

The Little Sisters of the Poor

offer a continuum of care to the needy elderly of the greater Boston area, assuring them security, dignity and respect as they age. With our family spirit and holistic approach to care, we assure that each Resident’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are met at every stage of their journey with us.

Please join us for this special collection in August! To learn more about the Sisters, visit littlesistersofthepoorboston.org.

For CRS, 70 years is a triumph, and a call to do more

The humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church has good reason to enjoy its seventieth anniversary. Catholic Relief Services began its mission in 1943 with the transport of Polish refugees from Russia to their new home in Mexico. Since then, CRS has come to ground zero for some of history’s greatest disasters:  hurricanes in Honduras and Guatemala, tribal war in Sudan, drought in Somalia, and earthquakes in Haiti. With 5,000 workers in 91 nations, CRS is the ideal agency to confront poverty, hunger, disease, and other crises worldwide.

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