On Saturday (11/3), I celebrated a Mass at the Pastoral Center for the admission to candidacy for permanent deacons. Pilot photo/CardinalSeansBlog.org
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Each year, Mary Grassa O'Neil and the Catholic Schools Office bring together pastors and principals for a Catholic Schools Convocation to discuss timely issues and to give them the most recent analysis of what is happening in Catholic schools. This year the convocation was held on All Saints Day. Students from Blessed John Paul II Catholic Academy performed for us to open the day. The keynote speaker was Father William Leahy, president of Boston College. He spoke about his vision for the mission and leadership of Catholic Schools. He gave a very strong endorsement and encouragement to our Catholic schools. Also during the gathering, they recognize the schools that have had significant anniversaries in the past year. St. Patrick's School in Roxbury was celebrating its 150th anniversary.
Newman School reception