'Thursday morning (4/21), I celebrated Mass at Blessed Sacrament in Walpole to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their parish school, which was originally staffed by the Glen Riddle Franciscans from Philadelphia.' Pilot photo/CardinalSeansBlog.org
Last Friday (4/22), I had one of my periodic gatherings with seminarians by class. This was just one more opportunity to get together seminarians in small groups to be able to pray with them and dialogue with them about their vocations and the Church. These gatherings are always great joy for me.
Wellness center dedication
Tuesday (4/26), we had the dedication of the new wellness center at Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Sister Barbara Rogers had invited us to dedicate the new wellness center and visit the school. Newton Country Day is a wonderful Catholic school. In my own family, many of my relatives attended schools of the religious of the Sacred Heart, so I know personally of the extraordinary education that the sisters have provided for many generations of Catholics.
Campaign for Catholic Schools gathering
That evening, I attended a gathering of the Campaign for Catholic Schools hosted at the home of Herbert and Charlotte Wagner in Cambridge. The purpose of the evening was to thank and honor benefactors of the campaign, who were responsible for the Lower Mills Campus of Pope St. John Paul II Academy.
Deacon Manion funeral