Pastor's Corner

On This Day

05-08-2022Pastor's CornerVery Rev. Robert J. Deehan, VF

It was 34 years ago today, May 8, 1988, that our “new” church building on Tremont Street was dedicated. The Catholic community had outgrown the much smaller church on St. George Street, which was later sold and transformed into the Ellison Center for the Arts, a campus of the South Shore Conservatory. Our present church building has suited our needs well, accommodating the growth our Catholic community has experienced over the years.

It was very fitting that on April 28, 2012, the parish center in the lower level was named in honor of the pastor responsible for building the new church, Monsignor William F. Glynn. A beautiful bronze plaque, which memorializes this dedication, appears outside the Chestnut Street entrance. Our parish community is truly grateful for his vision, dedication and leadership, which has blessed us with the beautiful facilities we benefit from today. With regular maintenance, replacements and repairs, including some updating and renovations, our church, from all appearances, has remained a beautiful and functional house of worship since its construction in 1988.

Through parishioners’ continued commitment and generosity, this holy place will be kept well-maintained for many years to come. In fact, plans are in process to refurbish our parish center. So, in the coming months, we’ll provide you with details on how you can make help it happen. Exciting improvements are coming!

Also, today marks the 59th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It is traditionally observed on "Good Shepherd Sunday." The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace in all that concerns vocations to the priesthood and to the consecrated life. While appreciating all vocations, the Church concentrates its attention this day on vocations to the ordained ministries (priesthood and diaconate), consecrated life in all its forms (male and female religious life, societies of apostolic life, consecrated virginity, secular institutes in their diversity of services and membership, and to the missionary life. Please pray that men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. You can find many resources to promote a culture of vocations at

God bless you!

Fr. Bob