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We are visiting Boston, and I wanted to find a Catholic church with music and worship to lift the soul. Boy, did I find it here at the Shrine of St. Anthony's. We caught an Uber from BackBay and attended the 10am Sunday service.
If you want to go to Mass and/or visit a truly dynamic group of Franciscans and their community doing wonderful things “welcoming all” then visit here. We enjoyed Mass and conversations with the Franciscans, especially Fr. Thomas Conway, their leader.
Loved the amazing architecture of this church! It was beautiful.
MASS SCHEDULES: Lots of different masses on Saturday and Sunday, as well as other days. Check the web site for the latest schedule.
SINGING: Amazing singer - beautiful music!
PRIESTS: Nice, friendly.
Nice church is...More
I never regret taking the extra time to break out of a business meeting, delay lunch or postpone dinner, in order to visit and preferably go to mass at the Shrine. If you are looking up this place then do not hesitate. Treat yourself to...More
Years ago, vegan chef and trendmaker Brother Ron Pickarski (author of Friendly Foods and EcoCuisine) was stationed at the Shrine of Saint Anthony, the Workers' Chapel. At that time, they also had a Sunday morning vegetarian Bible study. I think that was a 'flash in...More
Mass - welcoming, spiritual experience. This was a wonderful Catholic community. I thought the priest visiting from Ireland had a compelling homely. The music ministers, who had awesome voices and wonderful instrumentalist, added to the mass. I also felt invited to join in with them...More
After a really good Mass (pretty short, on-point homily, and great music), I'm glad I caught the announcement to grab a bulletin. These Franciscans are doing one thing after another, ON TARGET, to help the poor. I can hear preaching everywhere (and DO love my...More
wonderful music by the Arch Street Band and excellent Homilies by the wonderful Friars makes for a really exciting and faith filled Mass The Music and seeing all receiving The Body of Christ is powerful as the music plays such a welcoming place for all...More
Beautiful church with a wonderful faith community. This is truly a Catholic Church where all are truly welcome. As the words to my favorite song shared at every Sunf Mass... Surely there is a presence....
My husband and I attend the 10 am Mass here every Sunday. The Friars welcome all to their church...you don't need to be Catholic (but it helps!) to leave with your soul refreshed and your mind uplifted. The band provides music and vocals that have...More
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.