Weekly Church Bulletin


April20_SXSU_EasterSummer! The Summer time is always the busiest time in the North End. People from all over the world come to walk in the serenity of our Peace Garden and share in our Masses. Our website and Facebook page is a testament to our Parish’s diversity and worldwide reach as people from Germany, Brazil, Italy, and Salvador visit our site and follow our Facebook page. They belong to a growing, passionate, dedicated community that values family, tradition, and the hospitality of a supportive community.

This Summer, as with every season, we invite all visitors to come and be part of your personal history; attend mass in the church of your grandfather and grandmother, your aunts, uncles, your brothers, and sisters. Reconnect with them through walking where they walked and connecting with God.

Come and enjoy the hospitality of the North End. Pause and reconnect with your past and be part of our future.

All are welcome as a brother and a sister. God Bless and have a wonderful Summer.

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Saturday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 10th

Mother-OlgaClick here to download this week’s bulletin.  Jesus in the North End. Mass in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin will be celebrated by Sean Cardinal O’Malley at Saint Leonard Church at 7:30pm on August 15th followed by a social gathering in the Peace Garden. Music will be provided by a choir consisting of Seminarians, young adults, and a very special guest, Mother Olga & the Daughters of Nazareth.

Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart, founder and mother servant of Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, was born and raised in Iraq. She lived through four wars. In 1993, as a young lay woman, she started a lay movement called Love Your Neighbor. She invited young men and women from Christian and Muslim communities to be part of this community to serve the needs of the poor in Iraq. In 1995 she established the order of Marth Maryam Sisters- Missionaries of the Virgin Mary, the first order for Religious Sisters in the Assyrian Church of the East in 700 years.

In her Iraq, Mother Olga was involved in pastoral ministry for the college students and youth in the parishes throughout Iraq. She also served the prisoners, homeless, elderly, and handicapped of war for many years. The Iraqi government gave her the Humanitarian Award for her service to the poorest of the poor there.

She has a BS in Biology and Hematology from Arbil University in Iraq and a MA in Philosophy and Theology from Babylon College that is affiliated with the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome. She also has a Diploma in Islamic Studies and a certificate in Theology of The Body.

In summer 2009, Cardinal O’Malley gave her the permission to start a new apostolate on the Boston University campus called the Nazareth House. It was a house of prayer and discernment for young women. In April, 2011, Cardinal Séan Patrick O’Malley, entrusted to her the mission of establishing a new religious community of sisters in the Archdiocese of Boston, Daughters of Mary of Nazareth.

Please read more of her amazing story here and take part in this wonderful opportunity to meet her, Cardinal O’Malley, and the Daughters of Nazareth August 15th.

Previous Bulletins
  • Feasts in the North End

    July 31 – August 3
    Santa Agrippina di Mineo Feast 100th Anniversary 4-day Celebration.
    Opens 12noon each day at Battery & Hanover Streets. 1pm Sunday procession
    August 8-10: Madonna Della Cava Feast
    Battery & Hanover Streets. 1pm Sunday procession
    August 14-17: Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca.
    Fleet, Lewis & North Streets. 1pm Sunday procession
    August 29-31: Saint Anthony’s Feast. Labor Day weekend (last weekend in August).
    Thatcher, Endicott & N. Margin Streets. 12noon Sunday procession

  • Mass for Public Safety Personnel & Families

    In thanksgiving of all active and retired , Fire, DOC & EMS Personnel and Families

    All Are Welcome
    His Eminence Sean P. Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap.
    Archbishop of Boston, Main Celebrant Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, 11:30am

    Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston Archdiocese of Boston, www.bostoncatholic.org

    10:30am Staging
    11am Formation/Procession
    11:30am Mass

    For further information, please contact Deacon Jim Greer at Jgreer@rcab.org

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