The Catholic Physicians' Guild of Boston



The Guild of Saint Luke of the Archdiocese of Boston is an organization of Catholic physicians of the Archdiocese who meet several times each year to discuss issues of moral and ethical significance in healthcare. Consider joining our organization. Please write to us or download a Membership Application here.

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Upcoming Events

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE 2ND ANNUAL BIOETHICS SERIES

Series Topics and dates:

NOVEMBER 11, 2023 - Saturday 7 PM: Bioethical Reasoning (Chapter 1).

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DECEMBER 9, 2023 - Saturday at 7 PM: Bioethics in a Pluralistic Society (Chapter 8).

JANUARY 20, 2024 - Saturday at 7 PM: Bioethics in the Clinical Encounter (Chapter 4).

FEBRUARY 10, 2024 - Saturday at 7PM: Ars Moriendi.

MARCH TBD 2024 - Saturday at 7 PM : TBD. Topic on the legal / medical / bioethical issues with Chemical Abortion: review of Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk's decision in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA.

APRIL 27, 2024 - Saturday at 7 PM: Bioethics of Organ Transplantation (Chapter 6).

MAY 4, 2024 - Saturday at 7 PM: Bioethics of Artificial Intelligence.
2nd Annual Virtual Bioethics Seminar Series

All events start at 7:00 p.m. EST. Most talks will be based on chapters from "Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics," authored by Fr. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, OP. We hope to make a recording of each Seminar available on the Guild web site.

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_ Select Past Events _

COMBINED GUILD OF ST. LUKE AND CATHOLIC LAWYERS' GUILD

The Post-Dobbs Landscape: Medical and Legal Dimensions
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024
St. Paul's Church
29 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Parish Mass at 9AM; program to start at 10:15AM

Featuring speakers: Christina Francis, MD, President of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Professor Dwight Duncan from the University of Massachusetts Law School.

Since the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision overturned Roe v. Wade, a wave of information and misinformation has emerged from various sectors, including government, media, and medical sources. This program aims to navigate through this discourse, providing clarity on the current medical and legal landscape and distinguishing truth from ideological posturing.

Click HERE for a recording from the event.

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE WHITE MASS

Saturday, October 14th, 2023 at 5 PM
St. Johns Seminary
127 Lake St, Brighton, MA 02135

Mass 5 PM

Principal Celebrant and Homilist, Msgr. Timothy Moran, Guild Chaplain

Keynote Speaker: Craig Treptow MD, President, Catholic Medical Association

Dr. Craig Treptow will be the keynote speaker for the 2023 White Mass, hosted by the Guild of St. Luke in Boston's Archdiocese. A dedicated Board Certified Family Practice physician from Great Falls, Montana, Dr. Treptow's remarkable journey includes service in the United States Air Force, leadership in local hospitals, and statewide contributions addressing critical healthcare issues. His transformative path to Catholicism led to the creation of the Montana Guild for the Catholic Medical Association. Elected President of the CMA in 2022, his talk, "Challenges for Catholic Physicians (How CMA is addressing)," provided invaluable insights for all in attendance.

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE SUMMER SOCIAL

Saturday, August 26th, 2023 at 5 PM
St. Paul's Church
29 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Mass 5 PM

Celebrant and Homilist, Fr. George Salzmann

BBQ dinner to Follow for Residents, Medical Students, Physicians & Fellows.

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE BIOETHICS SERIES

Series Topics and dates:

1. Introduction to Bioethics. October 30, 2022.
(Recording of lecture)

2. The Bioethical Issues involved with Gender Dysphoria. November 13, 2022.
(Recording of lecture)

3. End of Life Issues & Physician Assisted Suicide. January. 21 2022.

4. Equity in Healthcare. February 25, 2022.

5. Theology of the Body by Sister Burns, FSP. March 25, 2023.

6. Terry Beatley on the Conversion Story of Abortionist: Co Founder of NARAL. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, MD. April 20, 2023.
(Recording of lecture)
Passcode: s@DFAj%4

Cardinal Sean O'Malley and the Cofounder of NARAL, Terry Beatley -- Video

7. The influence of the Eugenics Movement on Modern Medicine: Kris Correira, PA-C. May 21, 2023.
(Recording of lecture)
Passcode: @#mg&0Xa

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Saturday, October 15th, 2022
Mass at 5 PM
St. Johns Seminary
127 Lake St, Brighton, MA 02135

Principal Celebrant and Homilist, SEAN CARDINAL O'MALLEY

Dinner will immediately follow Mass.
Our speaker will be Ms. Megan Gilbert, Catholic Relief Services Regional Communications Officer for Europe, Middle East and Central Asia, Special Focus on Ukraine War and Humanitarian Crisis.


Megan is the Regional Communications Officer for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia. In her role, she travels to countries in the region to report on the issues that impact the people in CRS programs. She has more than 20 years of experience working in journalism and media and has a master's degree in mass communications from Emerson College. Megan also hosts CRS' Facebook Live events, which feature the work of CRS around the world.

Catholic Relief Services is active in Ukraine. Donations may be sent via the following LINK

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE SPECIAL MASS
HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC

Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:30 AM
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
1400 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

Mass celebrated by Cardinal O'Malley at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross sponsored by the Guild in honor of those health care workers who have bravely and selflessly served during the Covid pandemic and in memory of all who have been lost to this disease in the last several years. Please come and pray with us and let other healthcare workers know.

A light lunch will follow in the Cheverus Room in the Lower Cathedral next to the chapel.

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WINTER MEETING GUILD OF ST. LUKE

Lenten Day of Recollection
Saturday, March 26, 2022

Reflections to be shared by Fr. John Siberski, SJ, MD, specializes in geriatrics and psychiatry.

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE FALL QUARTERLY

John Brehany, Ph.D. S.T.L.
Executive Director, National Catholic Bioethics Center

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Revising the Ethical and Religious Directives to Renew Catholic Health Care for the 21st Century.

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE WHITE MASS

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at 5 PM
St. Johns Seminary
127 Lake St, Brighton, MA 02135

Mass 5 PM
Principal Celebrant and Homilist, SEAN CARDINAL O'MALLEY

Honored were Drs. Francis and Barbara Rockett, Guild members and both past presidents of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

In lieu of a dinner meeting, a Zoom presentation by John Brehany Ph.D., STL, Executive Vice President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center: was held on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 11:00 AM. Title of Presentation: Revising the Ethical and Religious Directives to Renew Catholic Health Care for the 21st Century. The Ethical and Religious Directives are a summary outline of Catholic medical ethics and are of interest to all Catholic health care professionals in any setting.

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE SUMMER MEETING
Catholic Telehealth in the Covid-19 Era

Saturday, July 31, 2021 10:30 AM
VIRTUAL MEETING On ZOOM

Dr. Kathleen Burchelmann, a founder of MyCatholicDoctor, an online telehealth platform to connect patients to physicians who share their values, will give a Zoom talk to the Guild on July 31 at 10:30a. A link will be sent out by email. If you are interested in attending, please email info@guildofstluke.org.

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE SPECIAL MASS
HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC

Saturday, May 15, 2021 4:30 PM
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
1400 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118


A Special Mass was held to honor all those who have served during the COVID-19 pandemic, but especially the front-line health care workers, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Cardinal O'Malley was the Principle celebrant. Congratulations to all those recognized on the Honor Roll sponsored by the Guild of St. Luke. We entrust ourselves to Our Lady, Heath of the Sick, Comforter of the Afflicted during this time of pandemic which has so affected our personal and professional lives.

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WINTER QUARTERLY MEETING

Sunday, February 20, 2021
VIRTUAL MEETING On ZOOM

Topic: St. Luke Guild "Keeping the Faith at Holy Family Hospitals"

Mr. Craig Jesiolowski, CEO of Holy Family Hospitals in Haverhill and Methuen will discuss his efforts to strengthen the Catholic identity and culture of the hospitals. This should be an interesting and illuminating presentation given our current cultural and political context. I hope that many of you will be able to join us on Saturday morning. Participants will be automatically be admitted but should mute unless asking a question.

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ADVENT MEETING GUILD OF ST. LUKE

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Part I 11 AM, MASS AND HOMILY
Part II 1PM, REFLECTIONS

Advent Zoom Day of Recollection on Saturday Dec. 12 in two segments: First starting with Mass at 11AM with homily and followed by a conference and after a break another conference and some time to share reflections. Fr. John Siberski, SJ, MD, specializes in geriatrics and psychiatry.

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE WHITE MASS

Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:30 AM
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
1400 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

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SPECIAL MASS
For Health Care Workers
Celebrated by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap

Sunday, Sunday, May 17, 2020
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
1400 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

The Mass was aired Sunday at 8:00am on CW56 as well as at 7:00pm and 11:30pm on CatholicTV. In acknowledging the challenging days we are all living through, the Cardinal reminds us of the heroic efforts of our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers in our hospitals, nursing homes and medical offices. Cardinal Seán said, "Our country and our local communities are blessed by the selfless service of our health care workers. These courageous first responders are on the front lines keeping people safe, helping to heal the sick and bring comfort to patients and families. " He will be joined by Msgr Kevin O'Leary, Rector of the Cathedral and Dr. John Barravecchio who will proclaim the scripture readings. Dr. Barravecchio is an internist in Quincy, Massachusetts and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area. He has been in practice for more than 20 years and is President of the Guild of St. Luke.

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ADVENT MORNING OF RECOLLECTION

Topic: Approaching Burnout

Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 9:30 AM
St. St. Elizabeth Church
350 Reedsdale Road, Milton, MA 02186

Mass 9:30 AM celebrated by Rev. Monsignor Timothy J. Moran

Our discussion leader will be Dr. Kernan Manion. Dr. Manion is no stranger to the world of healthcare, having witnessed its rapid evolution over the span of a thirty year career. And he is no stranger to burnout. After confronting some challenging issues pertaining to ensuring quality mental health care for post-combat service-members, he took an active interest in the psychology of whistleblowing. This led to an unusual focus on medical whistleblowers which ultimately led to his founding and directing CPR - The Center for Physician Rights (www.PhysicianRights.net). Because of his diverse clinical experience along with his background as a clinical psychiatrist, he brings a wealth of skill and wisdom to our discussion.

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE WHITE MASS

Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 5:30 PM
St. Johns Seminary
127 Lake St, Brighton, MA 02135

Mass 5:30 PM

Dinner speaker: Fr. Joseph White
Director of the Archdiocesan Addiction Recovery Pastoral Support Services.

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WINTER QUARTERLY MEETING

Sunday, March 31th, 2019
St. Joseph Church, West End
68 William Cardinal O'Connell Way, Boston, MA 02114

Mass at 11:30am, celebrated by Fr. Joseph White, Pastor, followed by luncheon and presentation in church hall.

Moms, Babies, and Opioids: Decisions for Life. The opioid epidemic continues to take a lethal toll on our population. One group at increased risk of overdosing is peripartum women. In this presentation, two Guild members with extensive experience treating pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), will share their thoughts on how to successfully treat this at-risk population. Lucy Bayer-Zwirello is Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center and Co-director of the Maternal Comprehensive Health and Addiction Treatment program. Mark Albanese, is an addiction psychiatrist, and Director of Adult Psychiatry & Addictions at Cambridge Health Alliance. He's on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

For more information, or any questions, please email: info@guildofstluke.org

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GUILD OF ST. LUKE WHITE MASS

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Sacred Heart Church
Newton Center, 1317 Centre St, Newton, MA 02459

Mass at 5:30 PM, celebrated by Msgr. Timothy Moran.

Our speaker will be Prof. John Garvey, President of Catholic University of America, who will address us on the ambiguities and complexities associated with moral decision making especially as related to life issues such as physician assisted suicide. Dinner will follow Mass at the Mackenzie Parish Center adjacent to the church. Please plan to attend and invite others who might be interested. More details and Mr. Garvey's formal topic will be forthcoming. If you plan to attend, or have questions, please contact the Guild by email: info@guildofstluke.org

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WINTER QUARTERLY MEETING

Sunday, March 18th, 2018
St. Joseph Parish
1382 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492

Mass at 11am, celebrated by Fr. David Michael, Pastor.

Once again, St. Joseph parish will host the Guild of Saint Luke, an organization of Catholic physicians of the Archdiocese who meet several times each year to discuss issues of moral and ethical significance in healthcare. Fr. David Michael will celebrate Mass on Sunday, March 18 at 11 am, and a reception will follow in the Linse Room. Guest speakers will provide a legislative update at the meeting. Physicians and healthcare professionals are especially invited, and interested members of the parish are welcome. If you plan to attend the reception after Mass, please contact the rectory at 781-444-0245 (or email info@guildofstluke.org).

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ADVENT MEETING GUILD OF ST. LUKE

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Tour of Boston Health Care for the Homeless 2:45pm
780 Albany Street in the South End, Boston, MA

Mass to follow at 4:30pm, celebrated at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross
(Lower Church, 1400 Washington St, Boston, MA)

Dinner will follow Mass for those physicians and medical students interested in continuing the discussion. Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program now serves over 12,000 homeless persons each year in two hospital-based clinics (Boston Medical Center and MGH) and in more than 60 shelters and outreach sites in Boston. See: http://www.bhchp.org/

WHITE MASS ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON

Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Saint John's Seminary
127 Lake St, Brighton, MA 02135

Mass 5:30 PM, Sean P. Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M., Cap., Celebrant

Our dinner speaker will be Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Archdiocese Secretary for Health and Social Services. Fr. Hehir is also the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research and writing focus on ethics and foreign policy and the role of religion in world politics and in American society. He served on the faculty of Georgetown University (1984 to 1992) and the Harvard Divinity School (1993 to 2001). At HKS he teaches the following courses: (1) Politics and Ethics of Use of Force; (2) Religion and Politics (USA): Defining the Actors and Debating the Issues; (3) Politics and Ethics of Statecraft; (4) Religion and Global Politics: Connections and Collisions. His writings include: The Moral Measurement of War: A Tradition of Continuity and Change; Military Intervention and National Sovereignty; Catholicism and Democracy; Religion, Realism and Just Intervention; and Nonproliferation: A Global Issue for a Global Ethic.

Topic: "Catholic Health Care and the Church's Social Ministry"

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THE INFINITE MERCY OF GOD AND ADDICTION:
YOU ARE NEVER ALONE

A conference on healthcare and compassion for addicted persons and affected families: hope for recovery and memorial for those lost to the epidemic of addiction. Sponsored by the physicians of the Guild of St. Luke, Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy, the Archdiocesan Addiction Recovery Pastoral Support Services, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston.

Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Mass at 10:30 am (memorial for those lost to the epidemic of addiction).
Pastoral Center, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, 66 Brooks Dr, Braintree, MA 02184.

A panel discussion for health care professionals will immediately follow Mass. There will be sharing of experiences and reflections on recovery and hope. A light lunch will be provided at no cost. Voluntary donations are encouraged to support addiction recovery services provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston.

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WINTER QUARTERLY MEETING

Sunday, March 19th, 2017
St. Joseph Parish
1382 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492

Mass at 11am, celebrated by Fr. David Michael, Pastor.

The Massachusetts Catholic Conference will be providing the guild a legislative update at the meeting.

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WHITE MASS ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON

Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Saint John's Seminary
127 Lake St, Brighton, MA 02135

Mass at 5:45pm, celebrated by His Eminence, Sean P. Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M., Cap.

Our dinner speaker for The White Mass will be Dr. Jim O'Connell, President of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. O'Connell graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1970 and received his master's degree in theology from Cambridge University in 1972. After graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1982, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1985, Dr. O'Connell began fulltime clinical work with homeless individuals as the founding physician of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, which now serves over 12,000 homeless persons each year in two hospital-based clinics (Boston Medical Center and MGH) and in more than 60 shelters and outreach sites in Boston. See: http://www.bhchp.org/

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WINTER QUARTERLY MEETING
Saturday, March 19, 2016
St. Mary Church, 158 Washington Street, Winchester, MA
Mass 4pm, dinner to follow Mass

The Guild of Saint Luke will be meeting at St. Mary Church on St. Joseph's Day for the 4pm Mass (Saturday, March 19th). Afterwards, we will have a speaker and a meal below the church in the gathering room.

In view of the Year of Mercy and the current opioid crisis, our speaker will be Mark Albanese, MD, Director of Outpatient Psychiatry and Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His topic will be "Hope and Compassion in Caring for People with Addiction". All physicians, residents, fellows and medical students are welcome to attend.

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THE WHITE MASS
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Saint John's Seminary
127 Lake St, Brighton, MA 02135 - 6:00 p.m.



Thank you to Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.T.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Providence College, RI, for an enlightening talk on the "Reintegrative Mercy of God" (Evangelium vitae, 99).

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Summer Quarterly Meeting
Mass 11:30am, Saint Elizabeth Church
350 Reedsdale Rd, Milton, MA

Catholic Relief Services and Health:
Strengthening Families Communities & Care
Sunday Mass followed by a lunchtime discussion by:
Shelagh O'Brien, Regional Development Director, Catholic Relief Services

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3rd Annual Physician's Breakfast in Honor of St. Patrick
Mass 9am, Saint Joseph Church
68 William Cardinal O'Connell Way, Boston's West End
Breakfast to Follow Mass

Annual Physician's Breakfast in the West End hosted by the Guild of St. Luke of the Archdiocese of Boston in honor of St. Patrick on Sunday March 8th, 2015. Rev. Raymond P. Kiley will be the celebrant. There will be a full breakfast menu (everyone will be expected to pick up their own checks). Our discussion will focus on current events and pressing issues that impact the practice of medicine in the state of Massachusetts. Residents, fellows and medical students are welcome.

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THE COMBINED RED AND WHITE MASS
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
1400 Washington Street, Boston

Luncheon to follow at 1:00 p.m.
The Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston

Sunday Mass at 11:30am, celebrated by His Eminence, Sean P. Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M., Cap.

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SUMMER QUARTERLY MEETING: REFLECTING ON GOD'S GIFTS
Mass 4pm, St. Joseph Church, Boston West End
BBQ to follow Mass ~ Saturday, August 16th

Saturday Mass at 4pm, celebrated by Rev. Raymond P. Kiley, the administrator of St. Joseph's Parish (68 William Cardinal O'Connell Way). This will fulfill the Sunday obligation.

A potluck BBQ hosted by the Guild of St. Luke will follow for Physicians and Medical Students. Families are most welcome, but please RSVP: info@guildofstluke.org

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Physician's Breakfast in honor of St. Patrick's Day
Mass 9am, St. Joseph Church, Boston West End
Breakfast to follow Mass

Annual Physicians Breakfast in the West End hosted by the Guild of St. Luke of the Archdiocese of Boston in honor of St. Patricks Day on Sunday March 16th, 2014.

Sunday Mass at 9am, celebrated by Rev. Raymond P. Kiley, the new administrator of St. Joseph's Parish (68 William Cardinal O'Connell Way), will be followed by breakfast at 10:15am at the Kinsale Irish Pub & Restaurant (2 Center Plz, Boston, MA 02108). There is a full breakfast menu (everyone will be expected to pick up their own checks). The Massachusetts Catholic Conference will be providing the guild a legislative update at the meeting.


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UPCOMING EVENTS
GUILD OF ST. LUKE WHITE MASS
Saturday, October 14th, 2023 at 5 PM -

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Last Updated December 2019