Online Bulletin

News From Fr. Fitzgerald

10-15-2017Rev. Richard W. Fitzgerald

I recently was informed that Cardinal Sean O’Malley has appointed me as Vicar Forane for Vicariate IV of the Central Region of the Archdiocese, effective October 1, 2017. What does this mean? A Vicar Forane has the responsibility for assisting the Cardinal and the Regional Bishop in the administration of a certain section of one of the Archdiocesan Regions. In this case, Vicariate IV of the Central Region covers Brighton, Allston, Cambridge, and Somerville. The vicar holds monthly meetings with the priests of the Vicariate to discuss various Archdiocesan issues, programs, and pastoral concerns. The Vicar at times is required to attend meetings and functions at any of the parishes and to act as an intermediary on issues when necessary. I ask for your prayers and support as I take on this additional responsibility.

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Events & Announcements

Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration and confession will take place very third Wednesday from 7:30 - 8:30pm in the Upper Church.

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Religious Education News

The Sacramental Preparation Programs are 2 Years! Two years of Religious Education are required to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. They are not age or grade specific. However, children are typically in First Grade for Communion 1 and Ninth Grade for Confirmation 1.

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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Classes

This program is for adults 18 and over who are interested in joining the Catholic Church. It is also for those who have been baptized and never received the other Sacraments.

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Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary Events

Kindly join us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima at the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine 155 Washington St., Brighton, MA.

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Help Wanted: Religious Education Teachers and Assistant Teachers

If you have a love of God and a desire to pass this faith and love on to others you are ready to be a religious education teacher. Please consider helping the children of our parish. If you could help in this way please contact the rectory at 617-782-5774.

2018 Brighton Allston Historical Calendar

Calendars are on sale at the rectory during regular office hours (M, W, Th, and F 9:00am - 4:00pm). The cost is $10.00. They make great gifts and collectibles for anyone who grew up in Allston or Brighton.

Ministers of the Eucharist Needed

Ministers of the Eucharist Needed for new Spaulding Facility in Brighton. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital will be opening a new facility – Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center - at 100 North Beacon Street in Brighton (formerly owned by Wingate) on Oct 28, 2017.

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Bring Someone Back to the Church Today

Put a “Try God 1060 AM” bumper sticker or magnet on your car. Bumper stickers and magnets can be found in the racks at the back of the Church.

40 Days for Life
Sep 27

From September 27 through November 5, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end toabortion.

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World Mission Sunday Mass
Oct 22 11:15am

Msgr. William Fay, Director of the Propagation of the Faith, has requested that the special Mass celebrated in honor of the World Missions be held hereat St. Columbkille.

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