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1,600 Expected To Attend Archdiocese Of Boston Priest Appreciation Dinner

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Event to Recognize Cardinal’s 25 Years as a Bishop

WHAT:  Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, more than 300 priests and some 1,600 guests will attend the Archdiocese of Boston priests appreciation dinner.  The event, which is taking place in the Year for Priests, will also recognize the Cardinal’s 25 years as a Bishop.   Proceeds from the event will benefit the Archdiocesan Clergy Funds.

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TIME:  6:45-9:00pm:  Dinner & Program

WHERE:  The Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210

PROGRAM

6:50 p.m. Welcome – Former Ambassador to the Vatican & Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn
7:00 p.m. Opening Remarks – Father Robert Reed, Class of 1985, Director of CatholicTV
7:05 p.m. Invocation – Monsignor Dennis Sheehan, Class of 1963, Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Christians, Newton
7:07 p.m. Toast – Jill Ker Conway
7:10 p.m. Dinner is served
8:00 p.m. Video Presentation (Produced by CatholicTV)
8:05 p.m. Introduction of Joseph D’Arrigo – John A. Kaneb
8:07 p.m. Joseph D’Arrigo
8:13 p.m. Introduction of Father MacInnis – Father Reed
8:16 p.m. Father John MacInnis, Class of 1969, Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Peabody
8:24 p.m. Introduction of Former Senate President William M. Bulger
8:26 p.m. Former Senate President William M. Bulger
8:36 p.m. Introduction of Cardinal O’Malley – Monsignor Cornelius McRae, Class of 1961, Pastor, St. Catherine Siena, Norwood
8:38 p.m. Cardinal O’Malley
8:48 p.m. Closing Song – Monsignor Francis Strahan, Class of 1959, Pastor, St. Brigid, Framingham

EVENT GENERAL CHAIRPERSONS
John A. Kaneb, CEO, HP Hood LLC
Jill Ker Conway, Author
Monsignor Dennis F. Sheehan, Moderator, Presbyteral Council, Chaplain, Order of Malta


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