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Local pastoral visitors gather to pray, reflect on ministry to the sick

Local pastoral visitors gather to pray, reflect on ministry to the sickWAKEFIELD -- Pastoral Visitors and ministers of Communion who offer support to the sick or infirm came together to listen to a lecture by Sister Anne D'Arcy, CSJ and share their work-related experiences during a conference at St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield, Jan. 31.

Librarian brings the world to students at Sacred Heart Elementary, Kingston

Librarian brings the world to students at Sacred Heart Elementary, KingstonKINGSTON -- Carrie Mathias is not our typical school librarian. As the librarian at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Kingston, she does much more than shelf books.

Brandley named regional director of St. John Paul II Catholic Academy

Brandley named regional director of St. John Paul II Catholic AcademyDORCHESTER -- The Board of Trustees of St. John Paul II Catholic Academy have announced the appointment of Catherine T. Brandley as regional director. Brandley currently serves as principal of the academy's Neponset campus and will succeed Sister Ellen Powers, who is retiring at the conclusion of the 2015/2016 school year.

Conca named principal of Xaverian Brothers High

Conca named principal of Xaverian Brothers HighWESTWOOD -- Xaverian Brothers High School announced last week that Jacob Conca will succeed Domenic Lalli as principal effective July 1.

Wrentham nun helps rescue man pinned under tree

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- A 74-year-old man who was pinned underneath a tree in Wrentham was rescued with the help of a nun.

Gala to benefit health care efforts in Haiti

QUINCY -- Over 400 people are expected to attend the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation 2016 Annual Gala, Feb. 25, to support the foundation's outreach programs in Haiti.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

From Cardinal Seán's blogAs I left off last week, we were about to take part in the March for Life. Although, because of the snowstorm, the Witness to Life Pilgrimage led by Father Matt Williams had to cancel their trip for many of our young people, I was very gratified that we still had many busloads of people able to come to the March for Life as well as our seminarians from St. John's Seminary and Redemptoris Mater Seminary.

Bell for new South Boston Seaport Chapel blessed

Bell for new South Boston Seaport Chapel blessedBRAINTREE -- The bell that will one day ring out from the new Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel under construction in South Boston was blessed at the archdiocese's Pastoral Center in Braintree, Jan. 21.

Doctor-prescribed suicide addressed at MCFL Assembly for Life

Doctor-prescribed suicide addressed at MCFL Assembly for LifeBOSTON -- In spite of several inches of snowfall in the Boston area the day before, Massachusetts Citizens for Life (MCFL) held its 43rd annual Interfaith Assembly for Life, Jan. 24, at Faneuil Hall.

Despite D.C. blizzard, young people Witness to Life in Boston

Despite D.C. blizzard, young people Witness to Life in BostonSOUTH END -- Even though the blizzard bearing down on the nation's capital forced many to change their plans to attend the 43rd annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., many still turned out in Boston on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. On Jan. 22, youth and school groups rallied at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and marched to the Massachusetts statehouse to show support for the pro-life movement.
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