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September 16, 2015 - Archdiocese of Boston Honors its Priests at Seventh Annual Dinner

 
Archdiocese of Boston Honors its Priests at Seventh Annual Dinner  
   
Braintree, MA (September 16, 2015) – On Thursday, September 17, 2015, the Archdiocese of Boston will host its seventh annual dinner in Celebration of the Priesthood at the Seaport World Trade Center. This year’s dinner—consistently one of the most well-attended dinner fundraisers in the city of Boston—will draw an expected 1,600 guests.
 
The proceeds from this event directly benefit the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust, which cares for the health and well-being of the 614 active and senior priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. Independent from other archdiocesan entities, the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees including local business leaders and priests.
 
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, said, “We are grateful and blessed by the support that so many people have dedicated to this year’s dinner. These resources go a long way in helping us meet our commitment to provide an appropriate level of care for our priests who have given so much to our Catholic faithful. I especially want to thank Brian Moynihan for his willingness to chair this year’s event. His leadership and commitment to our priests is exemplified in his generosity of time and spirit.”
 
Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, said, “The priests of our Archdiocese serve our families and loved ones in countless ways. I join with the Cardinal in extending my sincere thanks for all they do each day to help encourage and support us.”
 
As in previous years, the dinner will highlight the ministry of Boston priests who exemplify the love, mercy, and commitment that all our priests devote to our parishes and ministries. One of the highlights is a video that will be available on www.clergyfunds.org/celebration.
 
Tickets for the event can be purchased for $500 each. Photos from the event will be posted and available to download at www.bostoncatholicphotos.com on Monday, September 21. For further information, please visit www.clergyfunds.org/celebration.
 
NOTE TO MEDIA: Media is invited to cover the dinner. A mult box and riser will be availble.
 
Reception: 5:30pm
Dinner/Speaking Program: 7pm (Best media opportunity)
 
Please RSVP to Terry Donilon at tdonilon@rcab.org.
 
We do not anticipate interviews with Cardinal O’Malley nor Mr. Moynihan during the course of the evening.
 
About the Archdiocese of Boston: The Diocese of Boston was founded on April 8, 1808 and was elevated to Archdiocese in 1875. Currently serving the needs of 1.8 million Catholics, the Archdiocese of Boston is an ethnically diverse and spiritually enriching faith community consisting of 289 parishes, across 144 communities, educating approximately 42,000 students in its Catholic schools and 156,000 in religious education classes each year, ministering to the needs of 200,000 individuals through its pastoral and social service outreach.   Mass is celebrated in nearly twenty different languages each week. For more information, please visit  www.BostonCatholic.org.