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The Good Word Tel. 617-542-0502

Tel. 617-542-6440

100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110

St. Anthony Shrine

& Ministry Center

Sunday, May 10 Saturday, May 16, 2015


Welcome to the St. Anthony Shrine

Community. All are welcome here.
No one is excluded.

09 Saturday

Adult Confirmation class #5, 10:30 a.m. to Noon,

2nd fl. classroom. Pre-registered only.
Baptismal Preparation for Parents & Sponsors,
1:30 to 3:00 p.m., 2nd fl. classroom
Pre-registered only.

10 Sunday

Happy Mothers Day!

Prison Ministry, SCHC, 8:15 to 11:30 a.m.,

womens services 12:55 to 2:30 p.m.
Healing Prayer Service, 1:30 p.m.

11 Monday

No scheduled events.

12 Tuesday

Blood pressure & Blood Sugar screening,

flu vaccine, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
Wellness Center

Just Matters Group planning meeting, 5:30 to

(See ad for details.)

13 Wednesday

Blood pressure & Blood Sugar screening,

flu vaccine, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
Wellness Center

Seniors Mass 10:00 a.m., exercise 10:30 a.m.,

Movie Bringing Up Baby 11:00 a.m., lunch

Our Desire for God, #2, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.,

presented by Fr. Raphael Bonanno, OFM
(See ad for details.)

Womens Spiritual Reflection Group, Noon to

1:30 p.m., Contact: Nancy Nichols Kearns,
781-704-1010 or

Sacramental Anointing Mass, 5:15 p.m.

(see ad for details.)

Bread on the Common, 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.,

(See ad for details.)

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

A.A. 12 Step Meeting

5:45 p.m.
Seniors Crafts Group
10:30 a.m.
A.A. Open Meeting
Mens Cursillo Reunion
5:15 p.m.
Wednesday Remembrance Day for Deceased (3rd Wed.) All Masses
Womens Spiritual Refl. Group (2nd & 4th Wed) 12:30 p.m.
Seniors Computer Lab
1:30 p.m.
Grupo Hispano de Oracin
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.)
S.L.A.A. Meeting
Mens Spirituality Group (2nd & 4th Thurs.)
5:00 p.m.
A.A. Big Book Meeting
5:45 p.m.
Centering Prayer Group (1st & 3rd Sat.)
Vietnamese Secular Franciscans (2nd Sat.)
1:00 p.m.
Secular Franciscans (2nd Sat.)
1:00 p.m.
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.
Hispanic Secular Franciscans (1st Sun.)
3:00 p.m.

14 Thursday

Blood pressure & Blood Sugar screening,

flu vaccine, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,
Wellness Center

Mens Faith Works Spirituality Group, 5:00 to

6:30 p.m., 4th fl. Francis rm (See ad for details.)

16 Saturday

Centering Prayer Group, Noon to 1:30 p.m.,

4th fl. Francis room

Front cover art: New Mary, Mother of God statue in 1st

fl. Church. See ad for more details.
Saint Anthony Shrine The Church on Arch Street

Events This Week

Are you interested in matters of

Peace and Justice?
You are invited to join St. Anthony
Shrines Just Matters Group

Tuesday, May 12, 2015,

5:30 to 7:00 p.m., 2nd fl. classroom
We meet monthly to plan and provide facilitation for
Peace and Social Justice advocacy, training, and
related events. We coordinate with the Holy Name
Province Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation
directorate (JPIC), Interfaith Groups, and other
If you are interested in attending an upcoming meeting,
please contact: Dr. Jackie Stewart at 617-542-6440,
ext. 143 or email
Offered by Evangelization
Just Matters Peace & Social Justice

Our Desire for God

Wednesdays, May 13 & 20, 2015

12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 2nd. floor classroom
Presenter: Fr. Raphael Bonanno, OFM
Cost: $5/class

Wednesday, May 13, 2015:

Topic: Who has the desire and who has not? What do
the saints teach us about it?
Wednesday, May 20, 2015:
Topic: How can I increase my desire for God? How can
my desire diminish?

Contact Dr. Jackie Stewart to register at 617-542-6440

ext. 143 or email
Offered by Franciscan Adult School


Our next celebration of the Anointing of the Sick

will take place on Wednesday, May 13 at the 5:15
p.m. Mass. All those who suffer from physical,
mental or emotional illness are welcome to
receive this Sacrament.
100 Arch Street Boston, Massachusetts 02110 617.542.6440

Second Collection - May 16 & 17, 2015

Support the Music Ministry.

The Shrines beautiful new statue of
Mary, the Mother of God in the First Floor
Chapel will be blessed and dedicated
Sunday, May 10, Mothers Day, following
the 10 a.m. Mass and a May Procession
from the Second Floor Chapel
downstairs. All are welcome!
Our new Mary, Mother of God Annual Candles
steadfastly burn 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week for a full
year. Light one of these beautiful candles in honor
of someone you love, for your own special
intentions, or in devotion to Mary.
availability. For more information, call Diane at

Bread on the Common Street

Ministry to Homeless Persons

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, May 13 & 27, 2015

5:45 to 7:30 p.m.

All are invited to be part of a ministry to homeless

persons on the streets and nearby the Shrine on
the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each
month. We meet in the auditorium
of the Shrine at 5:45 p.m., prepare
food packets, and then visit with
homeless persons on the streets,
offering food, socks, and most of
all presence, ending at 7:30 p.m.
Please call ahead of time if you plan on coming.
For more information, please contact Dr. Jackie
Stewart at 617-542-6440, ext 143 or email
Offered by Evangelization

Pray for Peace in the Middle East!


Mens Faith Works Spirituality Group

2nd & 4th Thursdays, May 14 & 28, 2015.
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. (4th fl. Francis room)
Facilitated by Bob Giers, OFS

This is a great opportunity for men to come

together and grow in their spiritual lives and
deepen their personal relationship with God
thorough prayer and faith sharing. (Matt. 18:20)
when two or more are gathered in my name I am
in their midst.
For more information, contact Bob Giers at 617-5426440, ext. 198.
Offered by the Franciscan Spiritual
Companionship Ministry

Upcoming Events
Adult Confirmation Program
Spring 2015

Please pray for our Confirmandi

Regional Confirmation for Adults

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Mass

St. Cecilia, 18 Belvidere St, Boston, MA 02115
Very Rev. James Flavin presiding


Antonio Altimari
Elaine Barbra Cabuang
Shelly Mae Gabriel
Crystal Mansol Guerrero
Joseph Januszewicz
Elizabeth Ann Kremer
Judelie Marcelin
Dante Zamora

Tonys Travelers




Day Trips with a Purpose

Co-sponsored byy The River South Cen

nter in Quincy, MA

Join Us for A Day of

Fun & Gambling at Mohegan Sun!!

The GIFT Box was created to:

Raise awareness and educate about human
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Empower people to take action to end human

Sunday, May 17, 2015

8:30 a.m. - Leave for Mohegan Sun Casino

10:30 a.m. - Arrive at Casino
4:30 p.m. - Leave for Shrine
6:00 p.m. - Arrive at Shrine
All of this for only $30 per person!
Includes $15 Meal Voucher & $15 voucher for bets at
select tables
Limited Seats Available - get your registration in early!

Bostons City Hall Plaza, top of Faneuil Hall

Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 14, 2015
8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.
For further information call
978-758-9431 or email

Fill out form in lobby flyer and leave at front desk or

contact Fr. Barry Langley, OFM at 617-542-6440, ext.
241 for more information about this program.







Sixth Sunday of Easter; Mothers Day
Ss. Nereus and Achilleus; St. Pancras
Wednesday: Our Lady of Fatima
The Ascension of the Lord
(unless transferred to Sunday)
St. Isidore
Armed Forces Day
Saint Anthony Shrine The Church on Arch Street

LGBT Spirituality Group

Wednesday, May 20, 2015,

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Assisi auditorium stage

All Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and

Transgendered (LGBT) Catholics
are invited to participate in our
monthly spirituality group. We truly
look forward to a great turnout and response from
all of our members pertaining to our growth and
faith development.
Contact: Fr. Joe Quinn, OSF, 617-542-6440, ext. 239
or email

Offered by LGBT MInistry of St. Anthony Shrine

Infant & Child Baptism Program

For families who regularly worship at

St. Anthony Shrine

Our next scheduled Baptisms are on Sunday,

May 31, 2015 at the 12:30 p.m. Mass. We will be
welcoming two children of the Droll and Fitzpatrick
families into our Christian community.

St. Anthony Shrine offers parental and sponsor

preparation for those parents wishing to have their
infant or young child baptized here at the Shrine
and welcomed into our worshiping community.
Preparatory sessions and Baptisms will be
available about six times per year (approximately
every other month). It is anticipated that the
Baptisms ordinarily will be on the last Sunday of
the month (if liturgically feasible) at the regular
Sunday 12:30 p.m. Mass. Upcoming dates for
Baptisms are May 31 & June 28.
Baptisms for Latin@ infants will be at the Sunday
Spanish Mass.
Both parental & sponsor
preparation and Baptism are by appointment.
Note: At least one sponsor must be Confirmed in
the Catholic Church.

If interested/for more information, please contact Dr.

Jackie Stewart at 617-542-6440, ext. 143 or email
Offered by Evangelization

100 Arch Street Boston, Massachusetts 02110 617.542.6440

Bereavement Support Group

Contact: Fr. Joe Quinn, OFM, 617-542-6440, ext. 239


Mondays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & July 6, 2015

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 4th fl. Clare room
Monday, July 6 - Remembrance Mass
Facilitator: Fr. Joe Quinn, OFM, Grief Ministry
Requirement: Attendance at all six sessions.
Limited enrollment.
Pre-registrations required.

Grieving is the most misunderstood and neglected

growth process a person can go through. For
many years religious and spiritual leaders have
looked at loss as an opportunity for spiritual
development. Yet our modern life process has
shaped our understanding that moving through the
healing journey of grief has become so private and
misunderstood that it has become a taboo subject.
Our American culture has succeeded in
transforming the reality of death into a foreign and
alienation experience. A number of logical reasons
can be advanced to account for the death-denying
society we live in. There has been a change in
family patterns due to greater mobility and this has
contributed to the breakdown of the extended
family and has shifted the focus to the nuclear
family. Thus the absence of close familial
support is a missing link for so many. The grieving
feel even more alone with no one to turn to nor to
share their pain with. It was once said that a joy
shared is twice the joy a grief shared is to have
half the grief.

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. This group will
have a limited number of participants as well as a
time frame of 6 sessions with the conclusion of
Mass of Remembrance. Hopefully, we will provide
some of the necessary methods of learning how to
live life without the one they love. We believe that
St. Anthonys can provide you with that safe place
to share your pain and your loss and begin the
journey of healing the painful process of grief.

It is imperative that participants attend all six

consecutive sessions of the group.


Effective April 13, 2015


~ All Are Welcome ~
** Music

The Arch Street Band

Second Floor
4:00 p.m. **
5:30 p.m. **

First Floor
4:15 p.m.


Second Floor Chapel

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.

Cada domingo a las 12:00 p.m.

El Santo Rosario sera rezado antes de la misa.


Second Floor Chapel

8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.


Celebrated in First Floor Chapel

Weekdays: (Wed. only) 6:30 to 8:00 a.m.;
Mondays - Fridays
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Legal Holiday: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Phone: 1-617-542-6440
Address: 100 Arch Street
Downtown Crossing
Boston, MA 02110


Celebrated in Second Floor Chapel

6:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
(Wed. only 10:00 a.m.)
11:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
(Wed. only 5:15 p.m. Spanish Mass)
Second WednesdayAnointing Mass:
time to be announced
Third WednesdayDay of Remembrance
Misa en Espaol
Cada mircoles a las 5:15 de la tarde
Tuesdays: St. Anthony Devotions
Thursdays: St. Jude Devotions

Celebrated in Second Floor Chapel

12:00 Noon

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

(First Floor Chapel)
Weekdays at 1:45 p.m.
Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.
Sundays at 1:30 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.

Fr. Thomas Conway, OFM
Executive Director
Fr. Barry Langley, OFM
Associate Director

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Saint Anthony Shrine The Church on Arch Street

Spirituality of the Readings

6th Sunday of Easter
Reading I: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Responsorial Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
Reading II: 1 John 4:7-10
Gospel: John 15:9-17

Gone for Good?

imagine the emotional turmoil inside the disciples.
First he was here then he was gone.
Then he was here again.
And then he was gone for good.
First he was here then he was gone. They lived
with Jesus in his public life and they loved it. They
thought it would last forever. But abruptly he was
gone. They were not at all prepared for the
enormity of his torture and killing, the destruction
of their lives, of their friend and their Lord. Gone,
gone, gone, gone.
Then he was here again. We know how hard
his resurrection was for the apostles. They doubted
it and rejected it, even as the women welcomed it
with full hearts. he appeared many times and
kindly helped his followers to accept the fact that
he was alive again.
And then he was gone for good. When they
had gotten used to his new presence, guess what.
The Ascension took place.* This presents the
obvious question. Does the story really end with
Jesus gone, gone, gone, ascended to heaven? The
point of God's taking flesh had been to show how
completely present he always is to us, living in our
material world. So now he has absented himself
forever? Are we back to where we started?
you and i must really look for the answer, because
it contains the entire Christian reality. We can do it
using the readings for this Sunday.
The First reading is a continuation of Jesus
frequent talks about how he will send the holy
Spirit to us (Paraclete, Teacher, Comforter), after he
has ascended to the Father. All who believe and
who open their hearts will receive the Spirit.
Stay with this line of reasoning. What is the Spirit?
is it simply a dose of grace that we receive or
earn in order to be holy? Or that Jesus and the
100 Arch Street Boston, Massachusetts 02110 617.542.6440

Father send to give us a break? Or a help? Or

some kind of power coming from God?
Listen well: the holy Spirit is:
not a representative of God, not a dove that
descends on us, or even a point of fire over our
heads. it is the complete, true reality of God. And
it is marked by Jesus' entire life, death and
The Spirit quietly makes us able to say yes to faith,
but not by brutalizing us or overriding us. The
Second reading and the Gospel are all about what
i call respectful love. i define it as that love
which never over-powers us but always respects
our choice. rather than a dictator, the Spirit wants
to be a companion in our lives, respecting our self,
not contradicting it.
So Jesus is with us by means of the presence of his
Spirit in us. he hopes we will accept the offer of
this Spirit. if we do, our souls mingle with Gods
own reality and we become new flesh for the
incarnate God.
This is called the mystical body of Christ on earth.
you reply, well great, but why am i so weak in
belief, so far from Christ, so prone to sin? This
holy Spirit must be pretty anemic.
no, and here again is the reason.
The Spirit always waits, waits, waits for you to
receive Jesus' life. Jesus is not gone, he is inside us,
knocking at our inner door. We can say no. But we
can also say yes with our lives.
Through respectful love.
*The Church provides an embarrassment of richness in the readings
this week. Some few dioceses (the ecclesiastical provinces of Boston,
hartford, new york, newark, Philadelphia, and Omaha) celebrate
the feast of Ascension on Thursday, and therefore on Sunday will use
the readings from the Seventh Sunday of Easter. Most others have the
Ascension feast on Sunday and use the Ascension readings instead of
those from the Seventh Sunday. in either case there are a number of
possible second readings for Ascension. So let us simply talk here
about the Ascension itself.
Fr. John Foley, S. J.
Copyright 2015, The Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis university.
All rights reserved. used by permission.
Write me an email! i'd like to have a discussion with you about this.
Fr. John Foley, S. J. (

You are invited to join Fr. Raphael Bonanno,

OFM and Go-Ahead Tours to
Acts 16:11-15; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b;
Jn 15:26 16:4a
Acts 16:22-34; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8;
Jn 16:5-11
Wednesday: Acts 17:15, 22 18:1; Ps 148:1-2, 1114; Jn 16:12-15
Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Eph 1:17-23
or Eph 4:1-13 [1-7, 11-13]; Mk 16:15-20
(for Ascension); otherwise Acts 1:15-27,
20-26; Ps 113:1-8; Jn 15:9-17
Acts 18:9-18; Ps 47:2-7; Jn 16:20-23
Acts 18:23-28; Ps 47:2-3, 8-10;
Jn 16:23b-28
Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26; Ps 103:1-2,
11-12, 19-20; 1 Jn 4:11-16; Jn 17:11b19; or, for Ascension, Acts 1:1-11;
Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Eph 1:17- 23 or Eph 4:113 [1-7, 11-13]; Mk 16:15-20

Imperial China, Cruise the Yangtze

River and visit Shanghai
October 14-28, 2015

Bookings are $450 each, Final payment due July

16, 2015. Total cost is $4,274 each with JFK
gateway. More information in brochures at front
desk of Shrine. Book early before sellout of trip.
The trip will be educational and inspirational. Visa
Any questions, contact Clarissa (Go-ahead Tours), 1800-438-7172.


Mass for Suicide Victims and Survivors
4 p.m., Saturday, June 27 2015
St. Anthony Shrine Second Floor Church
100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows

me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the Light of Life. --John 8:12

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.

Monthly Meetings 1st Sunday of Every Month

One-on-One Companioning
June 27: Into the Light Mass for Suicide
Victims & Survivors
July 25: One-Day Retreat, Boston
Oct 24: One-Day Retreat, Hartford, CT
Nov 6-8: Weekend Retreat, Duxbury, MA
For more information,
Call Diane, Mother of Paul, at 617-542-8057.

Please join the St. Anthony Shrine & Ministry

Center worshipping community at a special Mass
for suicide victims and survivors. Have the
opportunity to toll one or our beautiful Bells of
Consolation in honor of your Loved One.
Join us for a Reception in the Shrine Auditorium
immediately following the Mass.

All are welcome, no matter what religion.

Together we begin to move out of the darkness
and into the radiant and brilliant light of Gods love
for usand for our beloved Loved Ones lost by

For more information, contact Diane Monaghan at 617542-8057 or

To register, go to
Sponsored by the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving
Parents at St. Anthony Shrine & Ministry Center