'...I went to the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Columbia Road campus for the reception to present John and Cyndy Fish with the academy's 2012 Eileen and Jack Connors' Founders Award.' Pilot photo/CardinalSeansBlog.org
Last Thursday (10/4), we had one of our regular meetings of the board of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference. The MCC is the joint public policy voice of the four Catholic dioceses of Massachusetts. They play a very important role on the issue of education and other important issues. During the meeting, we planned activities for the upcoming year. MCC director Jim Driscoll gave us a report on the issues relevant to the Church likely to come up in the upcoming year.
Jesuit diaconal ordination
On Saturday (10/6), I was happy to celebrate the diaconal ordination of a number of Jesuits and a member of the Redemptorist order. The Mass was held at St. Ignatius Church in Chestnut Hill. The Redemptorist deacon is from the island of Grenada in the West Indies. I told him that I was ordained a bishop by a Redemptorist bishop in the West Indies, so I was happy to return the favor! I told them it was the Feast of St. Bruno and also the date that the first Jesuit arrived in United States. His name was Pedro Martinez (though not the former Red Sox pitcher, I told them!) and he was martyred in Florida. I told them it was a very auspicious date to celebrate the ordination of these young Jesuits from various provinces, including one from Singapore.
Visit with Priestly Fraternity of St Charles Borromeo