This is one of a series of murals that remain in the stairwells to the parish hall under St. Ann’s Church (Holy Family Parish). I am told that there used to be more murals, but some have been removed (and maybe some painted over, I don’t know). The ones that remain are in lamentably poor condition, but they are still fascinating, as they portray historical events, people, and boats of Gloucester. I’ll post a few more photos of these murals over the next few days. If anyone can identify themselves or family members (or their boats) in these paintings, please speak out!
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On St. Patrick’s day, the Holy Family Parish Women’s Guild organized a traditional Irish dinner in the hall at St. Ann’s, with corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread, and (mostly green-frosted) desserts. After everyone was served, the Gloucester High School “Docksiders” provided entertainment, playing a fantastic set including jazz, bossa nova, etc. If you haven’t heard them before, look for an opportunity – they are really great!
We had a good turnout for the event, and everyone seemed to have a great time! Here are some photos.
More photos are on my Flickr photostream in my Holy Family Parish set.
…which is represented by an anchor in Christian iconography. Nice nautical imagery for a stained glass window in Gloucester. I expect we’ll be hearing a lot about hope as this election year goes forward.
Wherever you find your hope, share it with someone who needs it. Hope grows when we share it, and the more people are inspired by it, the better chance it has of coming true.
Another detail from a stained glass window in St. Ann’s Church in Gloucester (part of Holy Family Parish).
We usually focus on the people and events in the window and can easily overlook the wonderful attention to detail in the backgrounds…
Eventually I hope to photograph the stained glass windows in other churches in Gloucester. Any suggestions of churches with really great windows besides St. Ann’s?
Yesterday, Chorus North Shore performed a concert at St. Ann’s Church of Holy Family Parish. The concert celebrates “80 years of choral performances”, including a selection of works performed throughout their history. Here are some photos:
A few shots from St. Ann’s church on Christmas eve:
The parish choir (directed by Tom Misuraca) sang before Mass yesterday night, offering a sort of recap of the Christmas concert held earlier in the month. Here are some highlights.
Unfortunately, in one or two places there is a little bit of feedback in the microphones which mixes with the higher frequencies in the music and makes it sound a little off-pitch, but the choir sounded great.
Remember, it doesn’t arrive until the night of the 24th, and then it lasts until January 6th, store decorations and radio playlists notwithstanding.
So, our nativity scene in front of the rectory at St. Ann’s church (part of Holy Family Parish) is still waiting for the arrival of the Baby Jesus. Right now there are flowers in His place.
It’s not in some ancient building across the sea; it’s in the bell tower of St. Ann’s Church.
Fr. Ronald J. Gariboldi to Celebrate Golden Jubilee
On Saturday February 5th Fr. Ronald J. Gariboldi will be celebrating 50 years as an ordained priest begining with a Jubilee Mass to be celebrated at St. Ann Church, Holy Family Parish at 4:00 PM. Following the Mass there will be a reception at 6:00 PM at the Gloucester House Restaurant. All are welcome to attend the Mass, however there are a limited number of tickets for the reception. Tickets for the reception are available at Holy Family Parish Office on Pleasant St, or by calling 978.281.4820.
Photo: Rev. Timothy Harrison, Rev. Ronald Gariboldi, His Eminence Sean Cardinal O’Malley
Hoping you can get this out in the next week or so. Thanks! Mary Howard