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Anthony Shrine
& Ministry Center
100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110
Tel. 617-542-6440 Website:
The Good Word Tel. 617-542-0502 Prayer Request Line Tel. 617-553-4100
Sunday, October 12 – Saturday, October 18, 2014
11 Saturdayi
• Raise Up Massachusetts signature collection,
after Masses (See ad for details.)
12 Sunday
• Raise Up Massachusetts signature collection,
after Masses (See ad for details.)
• Prison Ministry, SCHC, 8:15 to 11:30 a.m.,
women’s services 12:55 to 2:30 p.m.
• Healing Prayer Service, 1:30 p.m.,
2nd fl. Church
• 20s/30s Second Sunday Social, after 4 & 5:30
p.m. Masses. (See ad for details.)
13 Monday Columbus Day Legal Holiday
Shrine closes at 11 a.m.
(See Legal Holiday schedule.)
14 Tuesday
• Nutrition consultation*, 10 a.m. to Noon
(*by appt. 617-542-6440, ext. 118)
Blood pressure & Blood Sugar screening,
Cholesterol screening, flu vaccine,
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wellness Center
• “How Buddhism Can Help Christians”, 12:15 to
1:30 p.m. by Bill Sawyer, 2nd. fl. classroom
(See ad for details.)
15 Wednesday
• Blood pressure & Blood Sugar screening,
flu vaccine, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,
Wellness Center
• Seniors’ Mass 10:00 a.m., Exercise 10:30 a.m.,
Virtual Cruise to Norway 1:00 a.m., Lunch noon
• LGBT Open House — Wine & Cheese
gathering, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (See ad for details.)
16 Thursday
No scheduled events.
Welcome to the St. Anthony Shrine
Community. All are welcome here.
No one is excluded.
Please take this bulletin home with you as
well as the many brochures that advertise
the programs and services of the Shrine.
Thank you for being with us today.
Franciscan friars and staff
St. Anthony Shrine community
Monday A.A. 12 Step Meeting 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday Seniors Crafts Group 10:30 a.m.
A.A. Open Meeting Noon
Men’s Cursillo Reunion 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday Remembrance Day for Deceased (3rd Wed.) All Masses
Women’s Spiritual Refl. Group (2nd & 4th Wed) 12:30 p.m.
Seniors Computer Lab 1:30 p.m.
Grupo Hispano de Oración 4:15 p.m.
A.A. Open Meeting 5:45 p.m.
Bread on the Common (2nd & 4th Wed.) 5:45 p.m.
Anointing of the Sick — Mass (2nd Wed.) TBA
Thursday S.L.A.A. Meeting Noon
Men’s Spirituality Group (2nd & 4th Thurs.) 5:00 p.m.
A.A. Big Book Meeting 5:45 p.m.
Saturday Centering Prayer Group (1st & 3rd Sat.) Noon
Vietnamese Secular Franciscans (2nd Sat.) 1:00 p.m.
Secular Franciscans (2nd Sat.) 1:00 p.m.
Sunday 20/30 Boston Young Adults Coffee (4th Sun.) 11:00 a.m.
alt. Wine & Cheese Social (odd 4th Sun.) 5:00 p.m.
Emmaus Ministry Prayer/Discussion (1st Sun.) 11:00 a.m.
Healing Service (2nd Sun.) 1:30 p.m.
Separated and Divorced Catholics 1:30 p.m.
Hispanic Secular Franciscans (1st Sun.) 3:00 p.m.
18 Saturday
• Centering Prayer Group, Noon to 1:30 p.m.,
4th fl. Francis room
• 20s/30s Apple picking (See ad for details.)
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Sunday: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary
Monday: Columbus Day;
Canadian Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday: St. Callistus I
Wednesday: St. Teresa of Jesus
Thursday: St. Hedwig; St. Margaret Mary
Alacoque; National Boss Day
Friday: St. Ignatius of Antioch
Saturday: St. Luke
Events This Week
Cover Art: Autumn Along the Charles – Boston, MA.
Pray for Peace in the Middle East!
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“How Buddhism Can Help Christians”
Tuesdays, Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4 (no class Nov.
11-Veterans’ Day) & Nov. 18. 2014
12:15 to 1:30 p.m., 2nd. fl. classroom
Presenter: Bill Sawyer, II
Cost: Free will ($10/class suggested)
Come to one or many. No prerequisites.
How the 4 Noble Truths of Buddhism can help
Christians come into divine union with God.
Buddhists attempt to completely eliminate
emotional suffering by changing all aspects of their
minds. Christians attempt to come into divine
union by “putting on the mind of Christ” as St. Paul
put it. This requires changing our thinking,
willfulness, emotions and behaviors to those of
Jesus – a complete spiritual transformation. The
practices and insights of Buddhism can greatly
help Christians in this radical transformation.
Contact Dr. Jackie Stewart at 617-542-6440, ext. 143
or email
Offered by the Franciscan Adult School
Raise Up Massachusetts
Signature Collection for
Question 4: Earned Sick
time for workers -
Nov. ballot
After Saturday Vigil Masses, October 11 &
Sunday Masses, October 12, front lobby
Facilitated by Br. Anthony Zuba, OFMCap
On Election Day, Nov. 4, the issue of earned sick
time will be on the ballot. A Yes vote on Question
4 will guarantee every worker in Massachusetts
access to the benefit of earned sick time. It will
prohibit employer retaliation against workers who
take time off because of illness.
Raise Up Massachusetts, a coalition of churches,
labor groups, and community groups, is
campaigning for Question 4. The Catholic Church
calls for fair treatment of workers and supports just
labor laws that protect the human rights of workers.
Please pray for the success of Question 4, and
remember to vote. Bro. Anthony Zuba, OFM Cap.,
of Interfaith Worker Justice, will collect voter pledge
cards between Masses on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12.
These postcards will be mailed to you as a
reminder to vote.
Raise Up Massachusetts campaign is
Co-sponsored by the Just Matters Group
20’s/30’s Boston Young Adults
For more information, please contact
These events are for 20’s and 30’s only.
Second Sunday Social
Wine & Cheese Edition
Sunday, October 12 after the 4 & 5:30 p.m.
Masses. 2nd floor classroom.
Apple picking, wine tasting, outdoor
Saturday, October 18, 2014, Nashoba Winery and
Orchards. Details available online.
LGBT Open House
Wine and Cheese Gathering
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
2nd fl. classroom
The LGBT Spirituality group is
sponsoring the Second Annual Fall
Open House—Wine and
Cheese Gathering. We are
pleased to offer this as an
opportunity to meet others who
may be interested in the Spirituality
group as well as reconnecting with
friends not seen in some time.
We also would like to welcome any parents and
friends of LGBT members at our open house. As
always at St. Anthony Shrine, ALL ARE
Contact: Fr. Joe Quinn, OSF, 617-542-6440, ext. 239
or email
Offered by LGBT MInistry of St. Anthony Shrine
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Just Peacemaking Initiative:
The Challenge and Promise of
Nonviolence for Our Time
Section I: Spirituality of Nonviolence and Just
Remaining Tuesdays, October 21 & November 4,
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 2nd. fl. classroom
Facilitated by Just Matters Group
Cost: $5/session.
All are welcome to attend Movie Night!
Tuesday, October 21, featuring “Joyeux Noel”
Preregistration for study module required in
order to provide any necessary handouts and
access to online materials.
The challenge and promise of nonviolence is
embodied and entrusted with the peacemakers of
the planet. Will you be a peacemaker?
Contact Dr. Jackie Stewart at 617-542-6440, ext.
143 or email
Offered by the Franciscan Adult School
Monday: Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31 — 5:1;
Ps 113:1b-5a, 6-7; Lk 11:29-32
Tuesday: Gal 5:1-6; Ps 119:41, 43-45, 47-48;
Lk 11:37-41
Wednesday: Gal 5:18-25; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 11:42-46
Thursday: Eph 1:1-10; Ps 98:1-6; Lk 11:47-54
Friday: Eph 1:11-14; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13;
Lk 12:1-7
Saturday: 2 Tm 4:10-17b; Ps 145:10-13, 17-18;
Lk 10:1-9
Sunday: Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96:1, 3-5, 7-10;
1 Thes 1:1-5b; Mt 22:15-21
Upcoming Events
St. Anthony Shrine in Boston is offering a Spiritual
Direction Certification Program beginning in
January 2015 and meeting for 3 semesters. This
program is in conjunction with Cardinal Stritch
University and a training site in Lowell. Anyone
interested can receive information and an
application from Nancy Nichols Kearns
at or 781-704-1010.
“Joyeux Noel” film
(part of Just Peacemaking Initiative)
All are welcome!
Tuesday, October 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
2nd fl. classroom
Cost: $5.
Mondays, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
October 27-November 17, 2014.
4th fl. Clare room
New date: On Monday, December 1, 2014 a
Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated for the
loved ones that brought you to this support
5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 5th fl. friary chapel
Facilitator: Fr. Joe Quinn, OFM
Pre-registration is required. Limited
Please contact Fr. Joe at 617-542-6440, ext. 239
Grieving is the most misunderstood and
neglected growth process a person can go
through. There is an opportunity for this support
group to be a ‘safe’ place where people can share
their loss and not feel uncomfortable about it .
Hopefully, we can offer some of the important
methods of learning to live life with the one they
Offered by the Grief Ministry—Evangelization
Project Rachel—Abortion Healing
“Today, thanks to Project Rachel, I am a different
person. To experience the power of forgiveness is
life altering…” If you or someone you know is
suffering from the pain of a past abortion, the
Project Rachel ministry of the Archdiocese of
Boston will offer two more one-day retreats during
the fall: October 18 and November 15 from 9:00 a.m.
– 5:00 p.m. at a confidential location. For
registration information, contact Project Rachel at
508.651.3100 or
Trust in the tender mercy of God!
January 18-30, 2015
Have you ever wondered what it
would be like to go on mission to a
foreign country? Do you feel
called to spread God’s love and
peace to others through your
words and deeds? Do you enjoy seeing new
places and meeting new people? Well, if you’ve
ever felt called take time out of your busy schedule
to experience a taste of mission here’s your
chance to fulfill that dream. Join Br. Paul O’Keeffe,
OFM on a two week mission trip to South Africa in
January 2015. Explore the legacy of Apartheid and
see what the Catholic Church is doing to uplift the
poor and needy. Visit children orphaned by
HIV/AIDS and experience life in the townships and
rural Zululand. Discover the beauty and diversity
of South Africa culture while enjoying the warm
hospitality of its people.
Space is limited so contact Br. Paul soon for details at or call 617-542-6440, ext
(Br. Paul is director of Franciscan Mission Service’s
Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trips)
Serving the Spiritual Needs
of Grieving Parents
Losing a child under any circumstance is
horrific. Focusing on the spirituality of the
grieving process can help tremendously.
Please join us. All are welcome.
Weekend Spiritual Retreat
November 7-9, 2014
Miramar Retreat Center
Duxbury, MA
Give yourself the gift of focusing on your
spiritual journey togethe with the friars and
other parents who understand your pain.
For more information or to register,
call Diane, mother of Paul, at 617-542-8057.
For other Emmaus locations and programs,
see or email
Just Peacemaking Initiative:
The Challenge and Promise of
Nonviolence for Our Time
Section II: Just Peacemaking and Economic
and Interracial Justice
November 18, December 2*, December 16
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 2nd. fl. classroom
Facilitated by Just Matters Group
Cost: $5/session.
Preregistration required in order to provide any
necessary handouts and access to online
The challenge and promise of nonviolence is
embodied and entrusted with the peacemakers of
the planet. Will you be a peacemaker? Join us!
*(Dec. 2) Movie night “Why We Fight”—All are
Contact Dr. Jackie Stewart at 617-542-6440, ext. 143
or email
Offered by the Franciscan Adult School
Advent Twilight Retreat
Come away for
an evening’s respite —
a Retreat for Busy People
Monday, December 1, 2014
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
4th floor Francis & Clare rooms
Facilitators: TBA, Fr. John Hogan,
OFM, Fr. Gene Pistacchio, OFM, & Dr.
Jackie Stewart
Cost: $15 minimum donation (incl.
Register early - fills up fast! Pre-
payment accepted to secure your
Contact Dr. Jackie Stewart at 617-542-
6440, ext. 143 or email
Offered by the Franciscan Adult School
100 Arch Street • Boston, Massachusetts 02110 • 617.542.6440 5
Phone: 1-617-542-6440
Address: 100 Arch Street
Downtown Crossing
Boston, MA 02110
Fr. Thomas Conway, OFM
Executive Director
Fr. Barry Langley, OFM
Associate Director
~ All Are Welcome ~
Celebrated in Second Floor Chapel
6:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
1:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m.
Second Wednesday—Anointing Mass:
time to be announced
Third Wednesday—Day of Remembrance
Celebrated in Second Floor Chapel
8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon
Second Floor First Floor
Chapel Chapel
4:00 p.m. ** 4:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. **
Celebrated in First Floor Chapel
Weekdays: 6:30 to 8:00 a.m.;
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. and
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Seasonal Communal Penance Service:
(to be announced)
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Legal Holiday: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Following Masses ** Music
10:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 12:30 Noon
4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
(First Floor Chapel)
Weekdays: 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 3:30 p.m.
Holy Rosary of Mary 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays: 2:55 p.m.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy 2nd & 4th Sundays: 3:00 p.m.
Vespers Sundays: 3:15 p.m.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
(First Floor Chapel)
Weekdays at 1:45 p.m.
Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.
Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: St. Anthony Devotions
Wednesdays: Spanish Mass - 5:15 p.m.
Thursdays: St. Jude Devotions
Second Floor Chapel
** Music Masses
“The Arch Street Band”
Cada miércoles a las 5:15 de la tarde
8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Second Floor Chapel
Cada domingo a las 11:45 de la mañana
6 Saint Anthony Shrine “The Church on Arch Street”
28th Sunday of Ordinary Time A
Reading I: Isaiah 25:6-10a
Responsorial Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
Reading II: Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20
Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14
All Good Gifts
Maybe you remember Babette’s Feast, or at least
have heard about it. here is the story:
An impoverished fine cook made her way into a
small town where the religion of the area (and the
conditions) made people hard and cold, afraid to
enjoy or even to relate to each other. Babette had
only a small stash of possessions, but in a
complicated way, over many days, she got money
to prepare a huge, delectable, exquisite feast, many
servings, all for the uptight townspeople. As they
began to taste and enjoy, they began also to
communicate in kindness to each
other. They even danced in the
I have heard people say that the
movie promoted self-indulgence, but
I would not agree. Instead I would
point out how similar it is to the huge
festival we hear about in the bible's
First Reading. Come to “a feast of
rich food and choice wines,” Isaiah
says. And, he repeats the same in
different words, in the normal way of
Jewish writing: “juicy, rich food and pure, choice
wines.” This is to be a great feast, requiring what
medieval England called a “groaning board.”
Sunday’s Gospel has a sumptuous feed too. The
king prepares a feast, gets his very best livestock
fattened up, readied for cooking, seasoned, cooked,
and then sends out his servants with invitations. If
you thought the people in Babette’s town were
reluctant, look: some people outright refused to
come. Others simply ignored the invitation as if it
had not been given, and a number “laid hold of his
servants, mistreated them, and killed them”! The
king in turn punished these and then, surprisingly,
invited in street people. Food is meant to be
enjoyed, not refused. And people are meant to be
Spirituality of the Readings
On the other hand, Isn’t the “First World” currently
fattening itself on food far more lavish than the
ancient world could even have imagined?
Advertisements in the United States tell us we
should luxuriate, should pamper ourselves, should
not hold back. “Who says you can’t have it all?”
they say. how are we to respond, we who try to be
faithful to God and God’s promises? And how are
we to help families without the means to be fed at
all? Mighty problems.
As you consider this, it might be helpful to
remember that Jesus did both: he fasted and he
feasted. he abstained from food for forty days
when he began his public ministry. Later on he had
occasion to say, mockingly, “The Son of Man came
eating and drinking and they said, ‘Look, he is a
glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors
and sinners’ (Mt 11:19).”
Which is it for us, then, fasting or feasting?
Maybe we need to nuance that
question. Instead of making us
choose between only receiving
(getting, grabbing) or, on the other
hand, only giving (here, take this, I
don't need anything ever), perhaps
Sunday's readings invite us to come
in, to open up, to eat and enjoy what
whatever is there, a lot or a little.
Everything comes from God’s hand,
as Jesus knew. When it was time for
there to be nothing left—life, friends,
peace and possessions—he let go of it
all, with love.
Loss and plenty both come as gifts from God, not to
be received stoically, but with dancing.
Fr. John Foley, S. J.
Copyright © 2014, The Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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“The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who
gave a wedding feast for his son.” (Gospel)
Artwork: The Wedding Dance in a Barn, c. 1616
detail, Pieter Brueghel the younger
Highlights of the Pilgrimage
• Roundtrip airfare & taxes via LUFTHANSA
• Accommodations at the Ron Beach Hotel in
Tiberias, at the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and
The Pontifical Institute, Notre Dame of Jerusalem
Center, owned and operated by the Vatican and
located close to the Old City
• Israeli Buffet Breakfast and Dinner daily
• Bethsaida, Capernaum, Mt. Beatitudes,
St. Peter’s Primacy, Tabgha, Mt. Arbel, Jericho,
Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Tabor, Cana, Magdala,
Nazareth, Kursi, Jordan River, Wadi Qelt, Dead
Sea, Hebron, Herodian, Beit She’an, Jerusalem,
Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Field, Mt. of Olives,
Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane, Emmaus (Abu
Gosh), Holy Sepulchre, Temple Mount and more…
• Daily Mass will be celebrated
• Way of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa
• Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
Registrations/deposits requested now.
Need minimum of 20 persons registered to make
trip viable. If interested, please contact Dr. Jackie
Stewart for a brochure with full itinerary at, or 617-542-6440, ext. 143.
Offered by Franciscan Adult School
May 19-29, 2015
Cost: $3,999 pp. dbl occupancy
Includes airfare, taxes, hotels,
breakfasts/dinners, entrance fees,
air-conditioned coach
Leaders: Fr. Gene Pistacchio, OFM &
Dr. Jackie Stewart & local guide Anton Farah
Our tour agent is Carmel Tours
We Franciscans are so happy to be able to invite
you to walk in the footsteps of Jesus in his land of
Palestine/Israel—a life-changing experience.
Come, immerse yourself in beautiful Galilee and
Judea. There are four Gospels, but the experience
of the land is the fifth gospel. Explore the ancient
stones and meet the people—the living stones.
We promise you will never experience the Bible
again the same way. This will be a memorable trip
for first-timers and returnees.
Jesus said to his disciples, “Be not afraid....
Peace be with you.” On September 24, Anton
Farah apprised us of the current situation in the
Holy Land. He has been very busy guiding groups
throughout September with others scheduled for
October and Novem ber (before winter). There are
many American groups in Israel, he doesn’t expect
problems, and there are no problems with visiting
the pilgrimage sites. “Please tell your people it
is safe.” Jesus said to his disciples, “Be not
afraid.... Peace be with you.” We hope you will join
us in this joyful journey in the land we know, love
and call holy.
Local guide Anton Farah,
Pilgrimage leader Dr. Jackie Stewart &
Neal our wonderful bus driver,
Pilgrimage leader Fr Gene Pistacchio,
OFM, Mass in the cave in
Shepherds’ Field, Bethlehem
Sunrise, Ron Beach hotel, Galilee
2015 Holy Land Pilgrimage
“In the Footsteps of Jesus”