News From Fr. Fitzgerald10-15-2017Rev. 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.READ MORE
Events & Announcements
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.