Tag Archives: St Ann’s Church

More fishing boats at St. Ann’s

A last photo of the murals in St. Ann’s.  It’s a pity they are in such poor condition.  However, we don’t have the money to do anything to preserve them right now…

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Mural: The Blessing of the Fleet

What interests me most of this mural (in a stairwell at St. Ann’s Church) is not the currently-out-of-fashion but historically correct liturgical garb of the presiding prelate (although, as a priest, I find it interesting), but rather the skyline on … Continue reading

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Fishing Boat mural in St. Ann’s Church

Continuing my series of posts of murals from the stairwells of St. Ann’s Church, here’s one of two fishing boats.  The names (updated thanks to a reader’s comment) are “Carole & Gary” and “Sunlight”. Anybody know to whom these vessels … Continue reading

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Mural: St. Ann’s Band from Gloucester in the Tournament of Roses

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 … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Dinner with a performance by the GHS Docksiders

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 … Continue reading

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We can all use some hope…

…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 … Continue reading

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Architectural detail in St. Ann stained glass window

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 … Continue reading

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Chorus North Shore in Gloucester

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:

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Cross on St. Ann’s Church

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Morning sun on St. Ann’s Church

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Dusk at Prospect and Maplewood

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Christmas in St. Ann’s Church

A few shots from St. Ann’s church on Christmas eve:

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Merry Christmas!

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 … Continue reading

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Christmas is almost here…

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 … Continue reading

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St Ann’s steeple at sunset

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A hidden corner in Gloucester

It’s not in some ancient building across the sea; it’s in the bell tower of St. Ann’s Church.

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St. Ann’s Steeple

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