St. Andrew’s Dinner On Friday evening, we had a St. Andrew’s Dinner at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. Young men from several parishes came for the holy hour and the vespers with the seminarians.Afterward, we had dinner with them, and three seminarians gave witness talks about their vocations. Then, I addressed the young men, talked about vocations and answered some of their questions.As we were leaving the seminary, we ran into a Portuguese group, a “rancho folclorico,” from St. Anthony Parish in Cambridge. They were at the seminary for an ethnic party, and all the young children were dressed up in their costumes and had castanets. They sang a couple of songs for us, which was very enjoyable.
Pay respects to Father Ed Boyle On Sunday I attended the wake for Father EdThe crowd extended from the coffin, through the church, down this very long hallway out to the street. It was incredible how many people went there. His funeral was the following day at St. Angela Parish. He had helped out for many years at St. Angela’s, so he asked to be buried there.I had seen Father Boyle recently at Campion. He was dying, but he was still able to talk, and we had a nice visit. I will always cherish my memories of this outstanding priest and Jesuit.I also know that he has prepared a farewell statement that will be read at the Labor Guild Dinner on Nov. 30.
Boyle in the chapel at Campion Hall, the Jesuit retirement home in Weston.Many
hundreds of people went there to pay their respects. It was a very moving
experience to see how beloved Father Boyle was to so many people whose lives
were touched by his ministry in working in the labor movement.
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