March 11, 2015 - Cardinal and the Parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston Launch 2015 Catholic Appeal*

Homily Released in Multiple Languages 

This past weekend Cardinal Seán O'Malley visited parishes in Shirley and Stoneham as the 2015 Catholic Appeal launched across the Archdiocese. 
Cardinal takes a photo with a parish family from St. Patrick in Stoneham. 
Cardinal Seán's 2015 Catholic Appeal homily (6:00 mins in length): 
The Cardinal recorded the Homily in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
A Vietnamese version was recorded by Very Rev. Linh T. Nguyen, VF, pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Randolph, MA.
St. Anthony of Padua in Shirley, MA.. The Cardinal and Rev. Edmond M. Derosier, pastor, with altar servers.
Photographs from the weekend are available at 
The Catholic Appeal is an annual effort to raise the critical funds needed to sustain the work of the Archdiocese of Boston. Through the Appeal, Catholics help support the vital programs and services offered through 50 ministries, serving our 289 parishes, 122 Catholic elementary and secondary schools, and thousands of Catholics of all ages in many life circumstances. The Appeal is funded solely through the generosity and commitment of parishioners who believe in these ministries and want to ensure that they remain strong.
Cardinal offers his blessing at St. Patrick's in Stoneham, MA. 
Rev. Edmond M. Derosier, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua in Shirley, MA  
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