Last Thursday (11/8) The Sisters of St. Joseph had a gala dinner at Anthony's Pier 4 to support the work at Bethany Health Care Center. During the evening they honored Tom O'Brien, the former president of Tom O'Brien Hyundai in Quincy with their first "Making a Difference Award." Bethany Health Care Center is one of the best run long-term care institutions in the state of Massachusetts. They always received the highest ratings. Primarily, it is for the Sisters but they also have lay people there. It is very comforting to see the sisters who have served the Church so generously and faithfully for decades have this very first-class care that they receive at Bethany. We congratulate Sister Jacquelyn McCarthy and the Sisters of St. Joseph on this wonderful institution and we are so glad that people in the community are supportive of them.
Cardinal's Leadership Circle
Also, Kristine and John DeMatteo recently hosted a Cardinal's Leadership Circle gathering at their home in Wellesley. Msgr. Bill Fay and Deacon Chuck Clough, chairs of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Planning Commission, spoke of the commission's recommendations and our mission for the New Evangelization. This call is especially meaningful to us as we celebrate the Year of Faith and the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. It was a chance for people to ask questions about the process and the mission we see going forward. It was wonderful to be with many benefactors of our ministries and those who are considering assisting directly with the work of pastoral planning. It was good to see people were so enthused and hopeful about this new initiative. I am grateful to Kristine and John for opening their home and taking on a leadership role in engaging Catholics in this process. It was good to see people were so enthused and hopeful about this new initiative.
USCCB fall meeting