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Saturday (3/18), I began the day by attending the annual breakfast for the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry at St. Mother Theresa of Calcutta Parish in Dorchester. The gathering is always held this time of year with a St. Patrick's Day theme.
The pantry is dedicated to the memory of Jim Brett's mother. Jim and his wife Patti dedicate significant time and effort to this fundraiser and to the ongoing work of the pantry, which provides so many individuals and families with much-needed assistance.
...Father John Currie, Pastor of St. Mother Theresa Parish, introduced the high school students who volunteer for community service at the Pantry. We are blessed that the young members of the Church are giving time and effort to this pastoral outreach.
Mass for survivors
Later that day, I celebrated our Mass for Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors and their Families at the Pastoral Center.
I'm very grateful to our Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach for organizing this Mass, which is always an important moment to be able to pray with survivors and their families and to try to promote healing and reconciliation, as well as express the Church's deep regret and apologies for the suffering of so many and to renew our commitment to vigilance and the protection of children and young people.