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St. Anthony Shrine in downtown Boston held its annual fair June 11-12 to benefit the shrine's "Fill the Freezer and Stock the Shelves." Pilot photo/ Courtesy St. Anthony Shrine

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Father Hehir receives Cardinal Bernardin Award

Father J. Bryan Hehir, Secretary for Health and Social Services for the Archdiocese of Boston received the prestigious Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Award at the Philip J. Murnion Lecture, at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago on June 10.

Ordained in 1966, Father Hehir has worked for 45 years as priest in the archdiocese, including being a Professor of Religion and Public Life at Harvard University, and as president of the Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston. He is known locally, nationally, and internationally as a teacher on matters of social justice.

The Cardinal Bernardin Award is given annually to an individual whose work embodies the spirit of the Catholic Common Ground Initiative, promoting unity, dialogue and collaboration within the Church.

79 complete St. John's Seminary certificate program

At St. John's Seminary in Brighton, the Catechetical Certificate Program graduated its second class on June 3 with 79 students.

The certificate is one of three given by the seminary's Theological Institute for the New Evangelization (TINE). TINE serves the laity, permanent deacons, and professed religious with its "whole-person formation for their mission in Christ."

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