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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, April 13 - Friday, April 19, 2019

Telephone: 617-542-6440
Prayer Request Line: 617-553-4100
The Good Word: 617-542-0502
Text-to-Give text “DONATE” to: 617-712-2233
April 14, 2019
Palm Sunday

Greetings of peace. We would respectfully ask you to pay special attention to the special liturgy times at the
Shrine during this sacred time of Holy Week. The Arch Street Band will provide all of the music for the
services below, except where noted.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper is on Holy Thursday at 5:15pm. This is the only Mass on this day. I will preside at
that Mass.

On Good Friday, Fr. Richard Flaherty will preside at the 3:15pm service in the second floor church and Fr.
Gene will preside at the 3:30pm service in the first floor church. The friars (Fr. Joe, Br. Tony, and Fr.
Damian) will do the music for the 3:30pm service. Dramatic Stations are in the second floor church at 11am,
Noon, 1pm and 5:15pm. Traditional Stations, without the Arch Street Band, are on the first floor church at
12:15pm and 2pm.

On Holy Saturday, we celebrate the Easter Vigil at 8pm. This is the only Mass on Saturday. Fr. Michael will
preside and Fr. Damian will sing the Exsultet.

On Easter Sunday, Masses in the second floor church will follow the usual Sunday schedule through the
morning. Fr. Ray will preside at 6am, Fr. Jeffery at 7:30am, Fr. Joe at 9am, Fr. Frank at 10:30am, and Fr.
Richard at Noon. The two early Masses (6am and 7:30am) will be without music. There is an additional
Mass at 1:30pm and I will preside at that Mass. Also on Easter, in the first floor church, Fr. Damian will
preside in English at the 9:30am Mass, Fr. Brian in English at the 10:45am Mass, and the Band will be at
both of those Masses. Fr. Gene is the presider for the first-floor Noon Mass in Spanish, with music, and Fr.
Alonso Morales, OFM, will preach. Fr. Alonso serves as the General Secretary for Missions and
Evangelization for the Order of Friars Minor in Rome and we are fortunate to have him as a guest at the
Shrine this month.

The Shrine closes at 2:30pm on Easter Sunday. I am grateful (and a little overwhelmed) by the amount of
teamwork that all of these events require. Thank you all for your generosity and your cooperation.

Fr. Thomas Conway, OFM

Executive Director 2019 St. Anthony Shrine

Holy Week Confession Schedule Marathon Raffle

Palm Sunday, April 14 - 1:30pm to 3pm
Monday of Holy Week, April 15 (Patriots Day Holiday)
8:30am to 10am
Tuesday of Holy Week, April 16
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Holy Saturday, April 20 - 8am to 5pm Raffle books are available at the kiosk in the lobby.
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What a L.A.R.K.!
Br. Paul Bourque’s Suggestions for
Lenten Acts of Random Kindness
A Random Act of Kindness from Our Catholic Tradition
When saying the Stations of the Cross one meets a woman who performed a memorable Random
Act of Kindness. You know her name. You know what she did. Her name and her action are part
of our rich and wonderful Catholic tradition. Her name is Veronica. Veronica who wiped the face
of Jesus with her veil as He was carrying His cross to his place of crucifixion.

Suggestions for This week's Random Acts of Kindness

1. Try attending the Stations of the Cross here at St. Anthony Shrine this Good Friday. Or if that is not possible, try saying the
Stations of the Cross as a private devotion on Good Friday, April 19.

2. Motivate a friend. Everyone needs a little push now and then to do something. Perhaps your friend wants to learn to dance the
Argentine tango, cook a chocolate soufflé or speak Greek. Gently and kindly urge your friend to go for it! You might even want to
join in. It'll do you both some good.

3. Surprise someone with an unexpected gift this Easter; perhaps an Easter lily; or chocolates or some new clothes; or make a
donation in their name to their favorite charity; or a Mass card for their special intentions.

Stations of the Cross

During Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be led by Br. Daniel Murray, OFM
at 12:15pm on Tuesdays and Fridays
in the 1st floor church.
St. Francis Builds is planning a trip to Eastern North Carolina, June 23-30 to help with
rebuilding housing that was destroyed during Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. While we do
take some unskilled participants, for this trip, we are also especially in need of people with
specific carpentry/drywall/electrical and other specialty skills. Cost is $350 plus
transportation. Limited scholarships for a portion of the fee are available.

If you would like an application or additional information, please contact Beth Hood

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 18
Confessions from 8am to 5pm
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 5:15pm
Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until 7pm
Good Friday, April 19
Confessions from 8am to 3pm & 4:30pm to 6pm
Dramatic Stations at 11am, Noon, 1pm and 5:15pm
Traditional Stations (1st floor church) at 12:15pm and 2pm
Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 3:15pm & 3:30pm (1st floor church)
Holy Saturday, April 20
Confessions from 8am to 5pm
Easter Vigil at 8pm
Easter Sunday, April 21
Masses at 6am, 7:30am, 9am, 9:30am (1st floor church), 10:30am, 10:45am (1st floor church), Noon,
Noon (in Spanish 1st floor church) and 1:30pm.
MASS SCHEDULE Seniors at Arch Street
Wednesday, April 17
10am: Anointing Mass
Saturday Mass: 12PM 10:30am: Refreshments
Saturday Vigil: 4PM , 5:30PM 11am: Exercise with Patti D’Angelo Certified
Personal Trainer
Sunday Mass: 6AM, 7:30AM, 9AM , 10:30AM , 12pm: Lunch
12PM (Spanish Mass 1st Fl. Church) Seniors Program resumes weekly meetings
12PM , 4PM , 5:30PM , 7PM Wednesdays in May!
Weekday Mass: 6AM, 7AM, 11:45AM, 12:30PM, 5:15PM The LGBTQ Spirituality Ministry will meet this
3rd Wednesday of every month: Anointing Mass 10AM Wednesday, April 17th from 5:30pm - 7pm
in the 2nd floor classroom.
We look forward to seeing you there.
1st Floor Church
Emmaus Ministry: Serving the Spiritual Needs of
Saturday: 10AM - 4PM Grieving Parents
Sunday: 1:30PM - 3PM Monthly One-Hour Retreat at St. Anthony Shrine
Weekday: 10:30AM - 1:30PM, 4PM - 5:30PM 1st Sunday of Every Month
After the 10:30am Mass.
*Please note: Additional Wednesday Confession: 6:30AM - 8AM For more information, call Diane at (617) 542-8057 or

Monday Thursday
OA Meeting (Open), 2nd Floor Classroom 12:15pm St. Augustine Group (S.L.A.A.) (Closed) 12:00pm
A.A. 12 Step/12 Traditions Meeting (Closed) 5:45 pm Rosary Prayer Group, 1st Floor Chapel 12:30pm
Men’s Spirituality Group (2nd and 4th Thurs) 5:00pm
Tuesday Lectura y reflexión del evangelio 5:30pm
A.A. Discussion Meeting (Open), Auditorium Foyer 12:00pm A.A Big Book Meeting (Closed) 5:45pm
Charismatic Prayer, Mezzanine Group Room 12:00pm
Wednesday S.A.12 Step Meeting (Open), Auditorium Foyer 7:00am
Remembrance Day for Deceased (3rd Wed.) All Masses O.A. Meeting (Open), 2nd Floor Classroom 12:15pm
Anointing of the Sick - Mass (3rd Wed.) 10:00am
S.A. Meeting (Open), Auditorium Foyer 7:00am Saturday
Seniors Program, Auditorium 10:30am Secular Franciscans Formation (2nd Sat.) 10:30am
Women’s Spiritual Refl. Group (2nd & 4th Wed) 12:30pm Centering Prayer Group (1st & 4th Sat.) 12:00pm
LGBTQ Spirituality (3rd Wed) 5:30 pm Vietnamese Secular Franciscans (2nd Sat.) 1:00pm
A.A. Discussion Meeting (Open), Auditorium Foyer 5:45pm Secular Franciscans Fraternity Meeting (2nd Sat.) 1:00pm

Emmaus Ministry Prayer/Discussion (1st Sun.) 11:30 am
Healing Service (2nd Sun.) 1:00pm
Latino Ministry Social, Auditorium 1:00pm
Rosary, Vespers, Benediction 2:55pm
Hispanic Secular Franciscans (1st Sun.) 3:00pm

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Telephone: 617-542-6440 Prayer Request Line: 617-553-4100 The Good Word: 617-542-0502 Text GIVE to: 617-712-2233