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Tuesday, June 12th
5 to 8 pm
Harvest on Vine Food Pantry
49 Vine Street
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Ice Cream
Special Visit by Red Sox Mascot
Rides, Music, Face Painting
Climb on Boston Fire Truck & Police Car
Ice Cream Truck, Balloon Maker

Bring your own chair! Rain date Wednesday, June 13th from 5 to 8 pm


As has been our custom for the past few years, the process for selecting new members of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) was completed on Pentecost Sunday at the Family Mass. A number of parishioners were nominated for the eight open positions. Of those who accepted their nomination, the following eight persons were selected to serve for a three year term on the PPC: Cara Bradley, Deirdre Carty, Jim Coviello, Rob Cronin, Michelle Duane, Ana Lotharius, Katie Signorelli and Nicholas Vuono. We are very grateful to all those who nominated individuals and to those who accepted their nomination. Finally, we are most grateful to those parishioners who are completing their term on the Council: David Bobick, Erin Maloney, Lorrie Morton, Anthony McGuiness, and Ryan Walsh.

The role of the Parish Pastoral Council is to advise the pastor in all matters about the pastoral life of the parish. The council meets every month (except July & August). This group of parishioners carries out a crucial role by representing and expressing the needs and concerns of the entire parish in that forum. All members of the parish are invited and expected to get to know the Councilors and share their views with them.


Cereal Drive for Harvest on Vine – The food pantry needs your help this summer! Please consider dropping off a box or two of cereal at the back of the church at weekend Masses. Thank you for all you do.

June 20 at 11:30 AM SAVE THE DATE

Calling All Seniors! SAVE THE DATE!
June 20th at 11:30

Please join us on Wednesday, June 20th at 11:30 am in the church hall for the first of several upcoming monthly lunch and a movie days.

RSVP to Dianne Ludy at 617-242-4664 or by June 13th. We hope to see you there!

Love Your Block Spring Cleanup

Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Hayes Square/Harvard Kent Area
All tools provided for sweeping, raking as well as trash bags for litter
Refreshments also served including water.
Please call Parish Office at 617-242-4664 if you are interested in participating.


Sunday May 20, 2018 @ 10:30 AM Family Mass
As is our custom, on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the 10:30 a.m. Family Mass, we will select names of persons who have been nominated and have accepted nomination to be members of our Parish Pastoral Council. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, six (6) names will be selected by lot. The nomination process begins this weekend, April 22 – May 13. Only registered parishioners may nominate or be nominated.
Nominees must also participate in the sacramental life of the Church and be 18 years of age or older. PPC members must serve a full term of three (3) years and attend monthly meetings from September to June. As a consultative body, the Parish Pastoral Council is responsible to the pastor, assisting and supporting him in his leadership role. It recognizes the varied gifts of the parish members and invites them to an active leadership role in the parish.
The Council should be an important means by which the pastor will hear the voice of the parish. In deliberations and consultation with the pastor, the council helps to unite the pastor and parishioners. Together they discern the pastoral needs of the parish and ways in which those needs can be addressed.
Once the nominations are in, the nominees will be contacted to see if they accept the nomination. If they do, their names will go into a “pot” for selection on Pentecost Sunday. Regardless of how many times people are nominated, their names are placed into the pot only once.
Please prayerfully consider possible candidates for the Council and submit their names no later than Sunday May 13, to give us adequate time to contact the nominees prior to selection on Pentecost Sunday.
You may nominate by filling out the 2018 Parish Council Nomination Form (in the bulletin and a version can be found at and dropping it off at the Parish Office.
We thank departing members of the Council for their insight on serious issues and dedication to Parish initiatives. Our community is not complete without the guidance and support of such wonderful people.
Current PPC members are Shawn Burke (Vice-Chair), David Bobick, Anne Glines, Renee Kessler, Dianne Ludy, Erin Maloney, Cynthia Markey, Mary McCarthy, Anthony McGuinness, Lorrie Morton, Deborah O’Shea, David Reed, Ryan Walsh, Rev. James Ronan and Sr. Nancy Citro.

MIT Women’s Chorale Concert – May 5, 2018


MIT Women’s Chorale Concert

Saturday, May 5,  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


The MIT Women’s Chorale will perform the Second Mass in A flat (1905) by Charles-René, under the direction of Kevin Galiè, accompanied by   Erica Johnson.  This lovely piece had been neglected for nearly a century before its US premier and recording by the Chorale in  2012.  The concert will also include works by Fauré, Franck, Boisdeffre, and Chesnokov, as well as  a new composition by Mr. Galiè, who will play organ solos by Gabriel Pierné.

This program will showcase St. Mary’s fine acoustics and  pipe organ  (3- manual  Woodbury & Harris organ, 1892).

A reception will follow the concert.

Parking suggestions will be posted on our website.


All are welcome to attend.


Harvest on Vine Fundraiser

Don’t Forget!   Harvest on Vine spring fundraiser, Thursday, April 19, 6:30 PM, Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street, Charlestown. The night includes a catered meal, entertainment, music, auction items, raffle prizes, cash bar.

Table of ten, $500
Individual seats, $50

Tom 617-990-7314


Our parish is joining Cardinal Sean O’Malley and parishes throughout the Archdiocese for this special event in honor of Our Lady. We invite young and old to participate with us for this event. If you are interested, call the Parish Center at 617-242-4664 or email Dianne Ludy at
The event will take place at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1545 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.
Join Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap., on Divine Mercy Weekend for a multicultural procession through the streets of Boston with Mary, our Mother who points us to Christ and His Divine Mercy.
2:00 PM Gather at the Basilica
3:00 PM Holy Hour and Multicultural Divine Mercy Chaplet Recitation
3:30 PM Marian Procession through the streets of Boston
5:00 PM Address by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap.
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Confession, Praise, Prayer and Devotions

Rosary and Prayer for Peace

Each first Saturday of the month, parishioners gather in the Parish Center before the Blessed Sacrament to pray for peace. Included in our time is also an opportunity to recite the rosary. Please plan to join us for this time of prayer. It is a longstanding tradition to dedicate the Saturdays of each month to Our Blessed Mother, and for people to gather together to pray the Rosary. In praying the Rosary, we reflect on the various mysteries of the life of Jesus and Mary. At each apparition, Mary has enjoined us to recite the Rosary, praying especially for peace; and she has made promises to and outlined benefits for those who do so.

Knowledge of how to recite the rosary and having a rosary are not required.