Saturday, July 19th – Sunday, July 27th

July20_ClaudeBirthdayClick here to download this week’s bulletin. Happy Birthday! It is my privilege and honor to invite all of you to attend a Mass of Thanksgiving at 5:00 p.m. on July 26 followed by a reception in the Church Hall. The occasion is the 80th Birthday of our beloved Fr. Claude Scrima. Let me take this occasion to congratulate him and to express my deep gratitude for the considerable amount of work that he still performs on behalf of our parish.

Fr. Claude was ordained a Franciscan priest in 1961 and ever since he has always been active in several ministries. After dedicating his early years to teaching in high schools staffed by Franciscans and our minor seminary in Andover, he moved to chaplaincy and parochial ministry. He also dedicated a few years of his life to the Secular Franciscan Order helping to establish a provincial office at Andover, Massachusetts. He has been an acclaimed retreat master and a preacher of missions in parishes within and outside the Archdiocese of Boston.

You and I are here to witness how fruitful his apostolate has been and continues to be. By attending Mass and the reception we wish to express our gratitude to God for all Fr. Claude has accomplished so far in the vineyard of the Lord and offer our prayers for a long and ever fruitful life. Ad Multos Annos!

Yours in Christ,