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Uplifting music and homily

We are visiting Boston, and I wanted to find a Catholic church with music and worship to lift the... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Valrico, Florida
It’s the Franciscans!

If you want to go to Mass and/or visit a truly dynamic group of Franciscans and their community... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Orange, California
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

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. Word...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kweilbacher2010
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hulies
Reviewed 5 September 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank KenG_Review
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank mickey_miami
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Maynard C
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank marc0bian
Reviewed 3 August 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank led427
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

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....

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Pcram66
Reviewed 28 July 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
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