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St .

Anthony Shrine
A prophetic, Franciscan, Catholic community welcoming all people through prayer and outreach.
We extend a special welcome to everyone visiting the Shrine for the first time.

Saturday, February 18th Friday, February 24h

100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110

Telephone: 617-542-6440 Prayer Request Line: 617-553-4100 The Good Word: 617-542-0502
February 19, 2017
Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

Greetings of peace.

Seventy years ago today, on Ash Wednesday, the Franciscan friars began our downtown
Boston ministry. The first location, 103 Arch Street, is directly across the street from the 100
address, the current site of our ministry. The 103 address still has the engraving of St.
Anthony on the outside facade.

The quintessential attitude of Franciscan life is one of gratitude. So we friars are grateful for
the generations of families who have worshiped here and the wonderful support that we
have received from the Boston Mayors, especially the four most recent: White, Flynn,
Menino and Walsh. We are grateful to benefactors, storytellers, penitents, Mass attendees,
musicians, social workers, 12-steppers, and people who mourn the death of a loved one.

People come here to pray for all kind of things: family members in the military, the sick, co-
workers, the deceased, healing of hearts and physical health. There is almost always at
least one person praying silently in the first floor church. Sometimes there are dozens of
people. The cumulative effect of 70 years of prayers has transformed this place. It is now
absolutely holy ground. All of us friars who work and live here are privileged to do so.
Thank you for being our partners in prayer and ministry!

Fr. Thomas Conway, OFM

Executive Director

Please join the Friars for light refreshments after

the 10:00am, 11:15am, and 12:30pm Masses in
the 1st Floor Lobby on Sunday, February 19th.

Presidents Day Stay Informed During Winter Storms

The following news stations will report weather-related
Mass Schedule closures and delayed openings at the Shrine during the
winter storm season:
8:00am, 10:00am
Confession Schedule (WBZ Channel 4)
8:30am - 10:00am ABC
The Shrine will be open from 7:00am 11:00. (WCVB Channel 5)
(WHDH Channel 7)
Weekday Rosary Group
You may also choose to receive an email alert indicating
Thursdays at 12:30 pm our closing/delayed opening directly from ABC news.
1st Floor Church Information on how to sign up for email alerts can be
found online at: (click on the option to
(By the Mary, Mother of God Statue) sign up for newsletters and email alerts).
Celebrate 70 Years of Franciscan Presence on Arch Street!

Ash Wednesday - March 1st SENIORS PROGRAM

Ashes will be distributed in the 1st 10:00 am Mass
floor church from 7am to 6:30pm. 10:30 am Light exercise/stretching
11:00 am Activity or Presentation
Masses: 6am, 7am, 10am*, 12:00 Noon Lunch

11:45am*, 12:30pm*, 4:30pm, February Calendar

5:15pm (Bilingual), And 6pm. 22 : An Explanation of the Psalms
with Br. Daniel Murray, OFM
Confessions: 6:30am - 8am,
10am - 2pm, and 4pm - 5:30pm LAZARUS MINISTRY
Funeral Announcement
*Music by The Arch Street Band. Please join us for the funeral Mass for
Ms. Norma Shives,
Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith on Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:00 am
Michael Mack presents his one-man play for four shows in the 2nd Floor Church.
during Lent (3/10, 3/12, 3/19, 3/25) - a true story of
trespass, grace, and the odyssey of healing that led him
Save the Date!
back to the Catholic Church. FREE: open to the public.
Monday, March 6th 9 AM - 2 PM
Call the Shrine at 617-542-6440, or visit
Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Anthony Shrine
Regular Schedule of REGULAR EVENTS
Mass and Confession Times Open OA Meeting, Auditorium Classroom
A.A. 12 Step Meeting/12 Traditions Meeting (Closed)
12:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
at St. Anthony Shrine Tuesday
A.A. Discussion Meeting (Open Meeting) Noon
Mass Schedule Wednesday
Saturday Mass: 12 PM Remembrance Day for Deceased (3rd Wed.) All Masses
Saturday Vigil Masses: 4 PMn (4:15 PM 1st Fl. Church), 5:30 PMn Anointing of the Sick - Mass (2nd Wed.) See web
Sunday Masses: 6 AM, 7:30 AM, 9 AM, 10 AMn, 11:15 AMn, SA Meeting (Open Meeting), Auditorium Foyer 7:00 a.m.
12:00 PMn (Spanish Mass-1st Fl. Church), 12:30 PMn, 4 PMn, 5:30 PMn Seniors Program 10:30 a.m.
Weekday Masses: 6 AM, 7 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM, 5:15 PM Womens Spiritual Refl. Group (2nd & 4th Wed) 12:30 p.m.
Additional Wednesday Mass: 10 AM Grupo Hispano de Oracion 4:00 p.m.
Please note: The 5:15 PM Mass on Wednesday is in Spanish. Mass in Spanish 5:15 p.m.
LGBTQ Spirituality (3rd Wed.) 5:30 p.m.
Holy Day Mass Schedule: A.A. Discussion Meeting (Closed Meeting) 5:45 p.m.
Vigil: 4:15 PM,St.
PM Holy Day: 6Shrine
AM, 7 AM, 8 AM, 11:45 AM, Bread on The Common (2nd & 4th Wed.) 5:45 p.m.
100 Arch PM, 4:15 PM,MA
Boston, 5:15 02110
Legal Holiday Mass Schedule: 8 AM, 10 AM (nMusic Masses) Thursday
617-542-6440 S.L.A.A Meeting Noon
Rosary Prayer Group 12:30p.m.
Confession Schedule Mens Cursillo Reunion Group (1st and 3rd Thursday) 1:00 p.m.
Weekday Confessions (Except Wednesday): 10 AM2 PM, 45:30 PM Mens Spirituality Group (2nd and 4th Thursday) 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Confessions: 6:308 AM, 10 AM2 PM, 45:30 PM Lectura y reflexin del evangelio 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Confessions: 10 AM4 PM A.A Big Book Meeting (Closed Meeting) 5:45 p.m.
Sunday Confessions: 1:303 PM Friday
Holy Day Confession Schedule: Follows schedule above. SA 12 Step Meeting, Auditorium Foyer 7:00 a.m.
Legal Holiday Confession Schedule: 8:3010 AM Open OA Meeting, Auditorium Classroom 12:15 p.m.
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Secular Franciscans Formation (2nd Sat.) 10:30 a.m.
Second Collection February 25 & 26 th th Centering Prayer Group (1st & 4th Sat.) Noon
Vietnamese Secular Franciscans (2nd Sat.) 1:00 p.m.
2nd collection on February 25th and 26th will go to support Secular Franciscans Fraternity Meeting (2nd Sat.) 1:00 p.m.
The Mychal Judge Recovering Program Sunday
Emmaus Ministry Prayer/Discussion (1st Sun.) 11:00 a.m.
Healing Service (2nd Sun.) 1:30 p.m.
Rosary, Vespers, Benediction 2:55 p.m.
Hispanic Secular Franciscans (1st Sun.) 3:00 p.m.


Saturday, 2/25 from 8-11:30 pm: Corsages &
Cumberbunds Winter Formal at the Westin Hotel. Go to for tickets.
Sunday, 2/26 from 11am 12:30pm: Bible Study at Uno
Due Go, next door to the Shrine. No bible or Bible Study The Emmaus Ministry
experience required. Serving the Spiritual Needs of Grieving Parents Whose Children
of Any Age Have Died By Any Cause No Matter How Long Ago
Saturday, 3/11 from 10am 3pm: One Day Lenten
Retreat: Living out Lent. One-Hour Retreat 1st Sunday of the Month
Shrine Auditorium Classroom after the 10 a.m. Mass.
Saturday, 3/18 at 1pm: St. Patricks Day inspired community
meal at the Asgard Irish Pub in Cambridge. Please RSVP to One-Day Spiritual Lenten Retreat on March 11, 2017 to reserve your spot. St. Anthony Shrine Friary
Register by March 1 at to ensure your space!
Wednesday, 2/22 at 6pm: Taize Prayer with members of
nd One-Hour Brown Bag Lunch Retreat on March 15, 2017
The Arch Street Band in the 2 Floor classroom.
Death is Only the First Day of the Week.
Sunday, 3/26 from 12pm 1:30pm (new time): Brunch n
A Much-Needed, Comforting Message for Grieving Parents
Bible Study at Uno Due Go, next door to the Shrine. No
12:00pm 1:00pm
Bible or Bible Study experience needed.
St. Anthony Shrine Second Floor Classroom
For more information, please email: Go to Or call Diane, Pauls Mother, at 617-542-8057.

100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110

Telephone: 617-542-6440 Prayer Request Line: 617-553-4100 The Good Word: 617-542-0502