Rev. John J. Unni
Fax (617) 536-1781
18 Belvidere St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
(church and Parish Office)
Welcome to Saint Cecilia Parish!
Saint Cecilia Parish is a welcoming, diverse community of Roman Catholics.
Come as you are and bring a friend. Everyone is welcome at Saint Cecilia.
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00, 9:30, 11:15 a.m. and
6:00 p.m. (academic year only - resumes September 15, 2013)
Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.
2013 Catholic Appeal
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Thank you for your support!
"To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is itself to succumb to the violence of our times. Frenzy destroys our inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful."
Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander
"All of us are generally cumbered up with the thousand and one hindrances and duties that wind around us with their spider threads and fetter the movement of our wings. In order to simplify his duties, his business and his life, a man must know how to disengage what is essential from the detail in which it is enwrapped, for everything cannot be equally considered. It is a lack of order that makes us slaves; the confusion of today discounts the freedom of tomorrow."
"I must strip my views of all useless foliage and concentrate on what is truth, justice and charity."
Getting to St. Cecilia's
Reduced-rate parking (maximum of three hours) is available Sundays at:
- Prudential Center parking garage
- Laz parking
- Hilton Boston Back Bay
Please bring your parking ticket to church for validation before returning to the garage.
Access for the Disabled
The church is accessible by elevator.
Updated bylaws for the Pastoral Council are posted. You may view it by downloading the PDF here:
Prayer for the Victims of the Bombing in Boston
Photo: Joe Thorn
They surrounded me, the snares of death,
with the anguish of the tomb;
they caught me, sorrow and distress.
I called on the Lord's name.
O Lord, my God, deliver me!
I will walk in the presence of the Lord
in the land of the living.
GOD our deliverer,
be with the victims of the bombings in Boston.
Heal the wounded, comfort the afflicted,
and receive the dead into the light of your face.
In this moment of shock and pain,
Help us to respond as people who believe
in the Resurrection of your Son.
Make us instruments of your peace in the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
The parish community of Saint Cecilia is deeply grieved and extends heartfelt prayers and sympathies for all who have been affected by the Patriot's Day tragedy. May the souls of the departed rest in peace. May the God of healing help the injured and give them hope and courage in the days and weeks ahead. And we pray for those engaged in the continuing work of relief and response.