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April 11, 2018 - Annual Mass & Blessing for Boston Marathon Runners

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WHAT  
Each year the Archdiocese of Boston welcomes to Church runners from around the world who are taking part in the Boston Marathon. On the Sunday prior to the race, Mass and a blessing is offered to the runners and all who are participating in the event.
WHEN 
Sunday, April 15, 2018
11:30 am Mass & Blessing
7:00 pm Mass & Blessing
WHERE 
Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage, Boston Seaport, 51 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA
*Due to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross Renovations this Mass and Blessing will take place at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage.  

Very Rev. James A. Flavin, Episcopal Vicar of the Central Region, Archdiocese of Boston said, "For many years we have welcomed Boston Marathon runners, volunteers and staff from around the world to this annual Mass and to receive a blessing prior to the race. It is good people turn to their faith for inspiration as they prepare to take on the challenging 26 mile course from Hopkinton to Boston. This is one of the worlds great sporting events celebrated in the world class City of Boston and we are pleased to be a source of comfort and strength as race day approaches." 

Fr. Flavin added, "As we approach the 5th anniversary of the 2013 bombing, we will also remember Martin Richard, Krystle Marie Campbell, Lingzi Lu and Sean A. Collier who perished during those tragic hours. We will pray for continued healing of the hundreds injured, first responders and all impacted by these events. We will never forget you and will always be with you in prayerful support."