It is our hope that this Shrine will be a place of destination and pilgrimage when you are in Boston. Come and pray here and allow Mary to gently lead you to the open arms of her Son. We priests of the Society of Mary will happily pray and celebrate with you the sacraments of the Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the Sick.
If you are not able to come to Boston and would like special prayers or advice, you can contact us through the email or phone number listed on the web page. You can have Masses offered for your intentions throughout the year.
May Mary watch over you and lead you to the Victory of peace in mind and heart which only Her Son, Jesus, can bring.
Sincerely in the love of Jesus and Mary,
The Parish Team
We are grateful as a parish staff for the many people who helped to make our Holy Week celebrations from Palm Sunday through this Easter day both beautiful and meaningful. Our sincere thanks to Kathleen Crozier, our music director and organist, our choir, cantors, pastoral assistant, and to all who served as lectors, Eucharistic ministers altar servers, ushers, or greeters during this past week. May the risen Jesus bless you all!
WHY EASTER MATTERS
"Easter is significant because it reveals that love is more powerful than death. Death is what frightens us most. It hems us in and it sets the ultimate limit to everything. If death has the final word, then all the evil in the world wins and there’s no hope because there’s nothing after death. That’s the end.
But Easter is the declaration that God’s love, the love that made the world and sustains it, is more powerful than death. That’s a moment of liberation. It means death no longer enslaves us. The first Christians saw that the bursting forth of Christ from the tomb is the shattering of death’s bonds.
Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead is not just about him. It’s about all those who will participate in his mystical body, the Church, and it’s about all of matter. In raising Jesus bodily from the dead, the Father is raising all of matter to new life."
Father Robert Barron