Massachusetts Remembers
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA


Terry Donilon
Secretary for Communications
Office: 617-746-5775
Fax: 617-779-4572

Massachusetts Remembers


An invitation to the religious communities of Massachusetts

To mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, you are invited to "Massachusetts Remembers," a large public gathering, including prayers, poems and performances by the Boston Pops Brass and Boston Children's Chorus, Sunday September 11, 2011- 3pm at the Hatch Shell.
The Archdiocese of Boston will join with houses of worship and religious groups to bring an important component to this shared public day of remembrance.  Delegations from houses of worship and religious groups are invited to gather at 2:30pm on the Esplanade so that we can to sit together at a space reserved for us. You are invited to bring a banner identifying your house of worship. "Massachusetts Remembers" will provide an opportunity not only to look back but also to look forward, united by our shared values of security, liberty and justice for all.
A service pavilion will feature local non-profits, charitable organizations lead by 9/11 family members and ways to rededicate ourselves to retelling our shared American story of service and sacrifice, healing and wholeness. A common prayer, interfaith resources, and ways you can participate will be available shortly online.

For more information, please contact, or call 617-523-2771.

To register your church or group, please visit

Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish of Newton will conduct its annual Outdoor Mass and Backyard BBQ on Sunday, September 11.  Mass will begin at 10:00 am on the rectory lawn located at 1529 Washington Street (Route 16) in Newton.  Bishop Peter Uglietto, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston for the North Region of the Archdiocese, will be the celebrant of the Mass to be offered in memory of the victims of 9/11 and in tribute to the heroic responders to the tradgedies of that day.  Following Mass, a free cookout will take place on the rectory lawn.  All are welcome.  For further details, call 617-244-0608.

“We Remember!” A Tenth Anniversary Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, September 11th at 7 pm at Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock Street, North Quincy. During this Service the Quincy Choral Society will join with members of Quincy’s churches and civic officials in marking this important anniversary in the life of our Nation. All are invited to participate in this evening of remembrance.

To commemorate means "to recall and show respect for someone or something in a ceremony" and "to serve as a memorial to".

The Interfaith Religious Leaders of Sharon, MA invite the public to participate in an interfaith service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  We will remember those who lost their lives. We will remember the fire fighters, police, and others who responded without hesitation to the tragedy. We will remember those who have been lost in the on-going struggle against terrorism. We will affirm a positive hope for the future.

The service will include clergy and laity from Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Unitarian, and Hindu communities. The service will be held on Sunday, September 11th, 6:00 p.m., at the Unitarian Church of Sharon (4 North Main Street - across from the Sharon Public Library). The service will include a simple choir anthem. If you would like to sing in the choir arrive at 5:00 p.m. for the one time rehearsal.

St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 198 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover, MA will celebrate a Mass in Remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 attacks on Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

St. Joseph Parish, 68 William Cardinal O'Connell Way, Boston will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, September 11 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. You are welcome to join this hour of remembrance for those who died on September 11, 2001, and the families they left behind and for peace throughout our world.

St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 46 Myrtle Street, Melrose, MA, will conduct Evening Prayer and Adoration in remembrance of all those who died in the tragic events of 9/11 on September 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association is holding a Prayer Service of Hope on the Green, Lexington, MA, in front of Hancock Church commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11.

Join the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association on Sunday evening for a brief service of remembrance of the events of 9/11 and light candles of peace and hope for our shared future.
6:45pm Gathering at the Gazebo, 525 Canton Avenue, Milton (rain location: First Parish, 535 Canton Ave, Milton)
7:00PM-7:20PM "Remembrance and Hope".
All are welcome! Contact Peter Casey, St. Agatha Parish, Milton, 617-698-2439 for more information

St. James Church, 161, Federal Street, Salem, MA will be open from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. A special prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

10th anniversary commemoration of September 11, 2011 sponsors by Wilmington Council of Churches and Town of Wilmington on Sunday, September 11, 2011.

9:00 a.m. - During Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova, 126 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, MA, a special Lighting of Candles in remembrance of all who lost their lives on 9/11.

3:00 p.m. - Ecumenical Prayer Remembrance Service at St. Thomas of Villanova Church

4:00 p.m. - Led by Honor Guard, Fire, Police, EMTs, Town Officials, and Town Folk proceed to Town Common for civic call to remembrance and placement of wreath on Common.

Hospitality in Villanova Hall.


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Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9-11, Massachusetts Remembers will be a tribute to America and the heroes and the fallen of that tragic day.