Archive for 2012

Nollaig shona agus athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh!! December 24, 2012 ^

Family Outreach, Senior Citizen

Nollaig shona agus athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh!! Senior Notes Eileen O’Callaghan Email me at or call 617 265 5300 x 13 Christmas Festivities in the Cara Club and Café Eireann Holiday cheer was in full swing last week at the IPC. The folks in the Cara Club and Café Eireann enjoyed festive merriment, carols and tons of cheer. ‘Yankee swap’ was […]

Depression during the Holidays December 24, 2012 ^

Family Outreach, Immigration & Citizenship

Immigration and US Citizenship News By Kieran C. O’Sullivan – Immigration Counselor Dealing with depression at the holidays Our circle of friends lost someone we love recently to death by suicide and those left behind are dealing with terrible anguish as a result of it.  We are mindful that the holidays can also be a […]

Advent leads to Christmas December 24, 2012 ^

Spiritual & Pastoral

By Sr. Marguerite Kelly, mfic Email me at: The Lord is with us! This is the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas is just two days away so we can truly celebrate the presence of the Lord.  It sounds so simple, really, but this recognition and rejoicing elude many of us. Advent gently calls […]

Thoughts and prayers for Sandy Hook Elementray School – December 21, 2012 ^

Family Outreach

Sandy Hook Elementary School – Our thoughts and prayers this week are with the families and friends of those who were murdered in the shocking event at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.  President Obama has promised to take meaningful steps to prevent a re-occurrence of such an event, and we hope he can provide […]

Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party December 21, 2012 ^


Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party By Helen Henry, Board Chairperson On Sunday December 9th, the Staff and Board of the Irish Pastoral Centre hosted the annual Volunteer Appreciation Christmas party in St. Brendan’s Hall. A festive group gathered for a wonderful evening of conversation, dancing and a hearty meal. Music was provided by Mossie Coughlin. There were dance contests, for […]

Safety Tips for Seniors December 21, 2012 ^

Senior Citizen

Notes by Eileen O’Callaghan ~ Senior Program Coordinator  Cara Club ~ Brighton We had a great crowd in the Cara Club in Brighton this week.  As usual it was great to see so many smiling faces! Officer Law, a Brighton community police officer joined us and shared some tips and safely measures about keeping safe […]

Fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Sandy December 21, 2012 ^


The IPC wishes to extend its support to the Sandy fundraiser in Norwood, in aid of the parish of Saint Nicholas of Tolentine and those devastated by Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, NJ.  The fundraiser will take place on December 29th in Cancannon’s Village, Norwood, 5.30pm to Midnight. In support of this the IPC is […]

Recent detentions spur renewed warnings December 21, 2012 ^

Immigration & Citizenship, Other

By Kieran C. O’Sullivan, Immigration Counselor This week one of the cases referred to me by our Chaplain Fr. John McCarthy involved a long time legal resident of the US who was taken into immigration custody.  He was returning from a vacation abroad to his home in Boston.  Although he has a decade of good […]

Healthy Habits to help fight stress December 12, 2012 ^

Senior Citizen

Healthy Habits to help fight stress Email me at or call 617 265 5300 x 13 Cara Club ~ Brighton We welcomed a good crowd to Brighton this week.  We discussed the Famine Memorial in New York and the origin of this.  We also brushed off the dust from Thanksgiving with a short trivia quiz, which proved challenging but fun. […]

Congratulations to Silver Key recipients- Connell & Siobhan Gallagher December 12, 2012 ^

Family Outreach, References

Congratulations to Silver Key recipients- Connell & Siobhan Gallagher Congratulations We offer our congratulations to Connell and Siobhan Gallagher of the Irish Emigrant this week on receiving this year’s Charitable Irish Society’s Silver Key Awards.  We attended a reception in their honor at the BC Club on Thursday night and a fun evening was had by all in attendance. We’ve worked closely with Connell […]

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