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

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Classes

Classes continue on Sundays at 10:00am in the rectory.

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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.

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St. Vincent de Paul Donation Boxes

Please Remember the St. Vincent de Paul Boxes at the doors of the church (above the holy water fonts) as you leave Mass today.

Young Adult Member Survey

We want to hear from YOU about how we can improve and expand the activities we plan. Please take a moment this week to fill out the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GS3CK2T. We appreciate your feedback!

Interested in Becoming an Altar Server?

St. Columbkille's Parish is recruiting new altar servers who can serve at the weekend Masses.

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Young Adults: "Keeping Advent Well": A Series for the Season
Nov 27 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Do we know how to keep Christmas well? We can answer 'yes' to this question only if we know how to keep Advent well, for Advent is the necessary season of preparation. Join the Saint Columbkille's Young Adult Commission in the Lower Church for a four-week series that will aim to ready us all for Christmas by deepening our appreciation of Advent.

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It’s Christmas at St. Col’s!
Dec 2 9:00am - 1:00pm

Join us for a festive morning! $5 per ticket! Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast and photos with Santa! In the Saint Columbkille gymnasium. Children 6 years and under free. Other activities include Santa’s Bakeshop, Basket Raffles, Mrs. Claus’ Wreath Room, The Elves Workshop (Craft activities for kids!).

Our Parish Grand Annual Collection
Dec 2

A few words from Fr. Fitz: Our parish grand annual collection, which is the largest single source of income for our Parish, will be held the weekend of Dec 2 and 3. You will be receiving literature in the mail the week after Thanksgiving relative to the collection.