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World Organ Day 2013 at St. Ann’s Church

A week ago today was World Organ Day!  Althout it is an initiative of Notre Dame de Paris, it was celebrated around the world with more than 850 organ concerts.  Fr. John Kiley, pastor of Holy Family Parish, joined in … Continue reading

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Stained Glass from St. Ann’s Church (Holy Family Parish)

This window shows Mary Magdalen meeting Jesus after his resurrection. An appropriate theme for today’s post, as many Christians are still celebrating Easter.  For Catholics, the Easter season lasts until Pentecost, 50 days after Easter Sunday; the Greek Orthodox haven’t … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

This is the window of the Resurrection at St. Ann’s Church (Holy Family Parish). – Fr. Matthew Green  

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Living Stations of the Cross at St. Ann’s Church (Holy Family Parish)

…held last Sunday. I got a few decent photos: Appropriate for today, Good Friday. Our services of the Lord’s Passion will be held at St. Joachim’s Church in Rockport at 3:00PM and at St. Ann’s Church in Gloucester at 7:00PM … Continue reading

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We don’t have to go to Paris for beauty…

Granted, our local churches aren’t  Notre Dame… but we have lots of beauty right here at home in Gloucester. Here are some photos of St. Ann’s Church (Holy Family Parish) with the Christmas decorations up. First, a shot from a … Continue reading

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Free Advent-Christmas Concert at St. Ann’s Church

Advent-Christmas Concert at St. Ann’s Church The choir of Holy Family Parish will be offering its 8th annual free Advent-Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 9, at 2PM. In addition to the parish adult choir and the children’s choir, the pastor, … Continue reading

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Slivers of early reflected sunlight

Early sunlight glints off the metal cross on the steeple of St. Ann’s Church. – Fr. Matthew Green  

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More Stained Glass from St. Ann’s

It’s been a while since I shared some of the gorgeous stained glass from St. Ann’s Church.

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St Ann School 8th Graders Graduation

Last night, St. Ann School celebrated the graduation of it’s 8th grade class with a Mass and graduation ceremony, followed by an great dinner! Here are few of my photos.  For a full slideshow, follow this link.   To see … Continue reading

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Plants, Preserves, Pastries and Strawberry Shortcake at St. Ann’s Today

Don’t let the nasty weather stop you from getting some! 9AM-2PM today, in the hall under St. Ann’s Church of Holy Family Parish, located on Pleasant Street, just north of Prospect Street. There are lots of good things just waiting … Continue reading

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The peregrine falcon is visiting again

 

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Happy Easter!

This is another window from St. Ann’s Church.

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Stained glass window from St. Ann’s

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More photos of the young people’s Way of the Cross

…at St. Ann’s Church (Holy Family Parish) in Gloucester.  I saved these for today, Good Friday, because of the theme… I’m sure there was no one playing the violin on the way to Calvary, but it sure added a lot … Continue reading

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More photos from the Way of the Cross

The young people did a great job yesterday at St. Ann’s Church (Holy Family Parish) with their live Way of the Cross! Here are a few photos.

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Peregrine Falcon visitor at St. Ann’s Church

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Living Way of the Cross Tomorrow at St. Ann’s

Continuing what has become an annual tradition, young people from Holy Family Parish will present a reenactment of the Way of the Cross tomorrow, Sunday (April 1), at 6:00PM at St. Ann’s Church.  Many of the players have previous experience … Continue reading

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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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