May 12, 2014 - Media advisory - Mayor Menino bench dedication and Pastoral Center Service Week*

The Honorable Mr. Thomas M. Menino
Special Bench Dedication
St. Peter’s Teen Center

The Event: A special honorary bench will be dedicated to former Mayor Thomas Menino for his unwavering support for youth at the St. Peter’s Teen Center in Dorchester. The mayor’s public support for the center prompted its formal creation and support that is sustained to this day. The center has and continues to be a safe haven for Cape Verdean youth to further their education and gain valuable life skills.

The event coincides with the Archdiocese of Boston Pastoral Center Service Week:
This week (May 12-16), staff from the Pastoral Center will be involved in annual Service Week activities at the Saint Peter Teen Center and Holy Family Church in Dorchester.  Each year the staff volunteers, including Cardinal Sean, assist an inner city parish with painting, landscaping and other improvements.
Place: The St. Peter’s Teen Center: 278 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester, 02122
Date: May, 12th, 2014
Time: 11:00 am to Noon - The formal dedication will start at 11:00 am and should conclude by 11:30 am
Notables:  Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Father Jack Ahern, Debbie Rambo, President of Catholic Charities.
Opening and Prayer – Master of Ceremony, Father Jack Ahern
Debbie Rambo – President of Catholic Charities
Paulo Debarros – St. Peter’s Teen Center director
Dedication and Blessing - Cardinal Sean O’Malley
Remarks – Honorable Mr. Thomas M. Menino
Closing - Father Jack Ahern