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Page6 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 27, 201"2 Upcoming Events at Saint Leonard Parish by Bennett Molinari Saint Leonard Parish will be quite active this spring with a series of events that will take place starting this week. On Friday, April 27 th, Saint John School will cel- ebrate its 11 h birthday at the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel. Sister Eileen Harvey will be honored at the event on her retirement as Prin- cipal of Saint John's for the past 28 years. The Spring Soiree, as the event has been named, will feature a cocktail reception, sit down dinner, both live and silent auctions as well as a gift basket raffle. Following dinner, guests will be enter- tained by comedienne Patty Ross and dance to music pro- vided by Sal Bartolo. The Annual Sixth Eucha- ristic Congress for college students and young adults will take place at Sacred Heart Church beginning the evening of Friday, April 27 th and all day Saturday, April 28 th. The event offers the opportunity for young adults to meet new people, listen to dynamic speakers, pray in new ways, get involved with Christian ser- vice, participate in an over- night adoration, celebrate Mass with Cardinal Scan O'Malley and join in an out- door evening Eucharistic procession. Members of Saint Mark Society will gather on Sun- day, April 29 th at Sacred Heart Church for their annual Mass followed by breakfast at Saint John Hall. The Societa Cattolica di San Marco (Saint Mark Society) was founded in 1884 for the purpose of purchas- ing a building in order to establish a church. It ful- filled its goal through the purchase of Reverend Taylor's Bethel in North Square from the Seamen's Society which would become Sacred Heart Church. The Society remains active in its support of Sacred Heart and Richard Molinari Church now part of the par- ish of Saint Leonard of Port Maurice. On Sunday, April 28 tu at 2:30 pm an Easter Season concert will be presented at Sacred Heart Church. The combined choirs of Saint Leonard Parish and Our Lady of Czestochowa under the direction of Dan Dryzmalski will present Missa; Te Deum Laudamus, by Lorenzo Perosi (1897- 1956). Missa was composed in 1897, when Perosi was only 25 years old. Perosi is one of Italy's most famous composers having composed 3000-4000 works. Perosi was simultaneously conductor of the Sistine Chapel Choir in Rome and the San Marco in Venice. A $5.00 offering is requested. On Sunday, May 6 th, First Holy Communion will be tak- hag place at 1:30 pm at Saint Leonard Church. On Thursday, May 17 th, the Crowning of The Blessed Mother will take place at the 12:05 Mass at Saint Leonard Church. On June 2 nd, the 38 th An- nual Saint Leonard Parish spaghetti supper will take place at Saint Leonard Hall. The widely anticipated event offers the opportunity for friends to spend an evening of conversation and fine din- ing. Tickets are purchased at the door; a donation of $12.00 is requested. On Sunday, June I0 'h, the Saint Anthony of Padua Procession will take place at 2:00 pm beginning at Saint Leonard Church, followed by the Blessing of the Children at 5:00 pm. On Wednesday, June 13 th, the distribution of Saint Anthony Blessed Bread will be distributed at Saint Leonard Church be- ginning at 10:00 am. With so many events hap- pening in Saint Leonard Par- ish, spring promises to be a fine time to renew old ac- quaintances and share in the community of our parish. 1 Please accept sincere condolences, from the Spinelli's family and staff. During this difficult time, we would like to offer our facility at a specially reduced price, for you, your family and friends. SERVED UPON ARRIVAL Coffee, Mini Danish Pastries and Tea Breads B U-T LUNCHEON MENU Tossed Salad, Assorted Rolls with Butter Chicken, Ziti and Broccoli Alfredo Eggplant Parmigiana Italian Sausages, Onions and Potatoes Above price does not include a 15% Administration Fee and a 7% Mass State Tax. 280 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA Telephone: 617-567-4499 www.spinellis.eom / The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani HONORING BOBBY SIMBOLI Kudos to the NEAA for hon- oring the late Bobby Simboli at the North End Athletic Association Baseball Pro- gram's Opening Day ceremo- nies on Saturday, April 28 at Langone Park. This shows a deserved tribute to a great human being who fully sup- ported recreational pro- grams in the community. He was a Little League and Clipper League coach for many years. He participated as a player in all NEAA sports programs over the years. The North End is proud of him and his legacy to us. CLINTON RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL SEAT After a decade of working for City Councilor Rob Casalvo and five years be- fore that for Mayor Menino, Brian Clinton has decided to run for the vacant Gov- ernor's Council seat held by the late Kelly Timilty. He is a native of Hyde Park and has been chief of staff in Consalvo's office. Said Clinton, "It is a lot different finally being the candidate but I decided it is my time to contribute in a more significant way to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." KUDOS TO WILLIE HICKS, SR. Congrats go out to Willie Hicks, Sr., who has been in the auto repair business for over 42 years at the cor- ner of Blue Hill and Talbot Avenues in Dorchester. His son Willie, Jr., recently sur- prised his father with a 75 th birthday party right in the middle of Hicks Auto Body. This place is seen by many not just as a repair shop, but as symbol of success in a community. The shop has 10 employees and can handle up to 30 cars at a time. Hicks has partnered with many community organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Club and Dorchester Pop Warner Football. Said the Rev. William E. Dickerson It, pastor of Greater Love Tabernacle, "In these tough economic times, the fact that he con- tinues to thrive and support the community is a testa- ment to his resiliency." Thank you to Willie Hicks, Sr., for being there. OUT ON THE FAIRLANES AGAIN Mayor Menino has an- nounced that the city's two public golf courses (William Devine at Franklin Park and George Wright in Hyde Park) are now open for business. The City of Boston owns two of the best and most afford- able golf courses anywhere in these parts. At Franklin Park, the clubhouse restau- rant is open to the public and is one great hidden eatery. ROSLINDALE PARADE ACTIVITIES The Roslindale Day Parade Committee is sponsoring its 3 rd Annual Talent Contest and Awards Dinner begin- ning at 7:00 pm on May 4 at St. Nectarios Church Hall to benefit the 37 th Annual Roslindale Day Parade. For further information email roslindaleparade@aol.com or call 617-327-4886. HUBWAY BACK FOR SECOND SEASON Mayor Menino recently joined in with officials from the New Balance Hubway Program to announce that all 61 bike stations around the city are now open. The system will now offer new locations with bike spots at the Boston Convention Center, the Seaport Hotel and Downtown. Later this year, Hubway hopes to open as many as 30 or more sta- tions in nearby Brookline Cambridge and Somerville. IAN ANDERSON AT LYNN AUDITORIUM If you are a Jethro Tull groupie, you can order your tickets now for tan Ander- son's appearance at the Lynn Auditorium on Octo- ber 3. Call 781-581-2971 or LynnAuditorium.com. I saw Jethro Tull at Foxwoods sev- eral years ago and it was a great night of music. TWO FROM DOT HONORED AT WHITE HOUSE Emmett Folgert and Andrea Perry were recently honored at the White House for a pro- gram which puts ex-gang members to work cleaning up neighborhoods and enroll- ing them in school. "We start with someone who is un- employed, a school drop-out," said Folgert who runs the Dorchester Youth Col- laborative. The program pays enrollees for earning GEDs and cleaning abandoned properties. Folgert and Perry who work together on Safe City Academy were pre- sented with Champion of Change Awards. Mayor Menino praised both of them, saying, "Emmett's a legend in Dorchester and Andrea is one of those quiet but effec- tive types who work behind the scenes." KUDOS TO FATHER DAN MAHONEY I have known Father Dan Mahoney from St. Francis de Sales Parish in Charles- town for about two-thirds of my life. I have always re- spected his community as well as parish leadership and have considered him along with the legendary Rev. Isaiah Sears from the shuttered First Baptist Church of Charlestown as a moral compass for Charles- town. You could and in the case of Mahoney can still count on both to do what is right always. Recently, Father Mahoney decided to resign as the chairman of the Life Focus Center when the board of directors decided to keep embattled CEO Jack Mil- lerick on the job. Mahoney said he had "lost confidence and trust" in Millerick. Mahoney thought Millerick needed to go for the sake of the agency that has built a legacy of doing so much good for so long. Father Mahoney had no alternative as he saw it but to resign. It was a very courageous act for him to take and many were angry at his blistering letter and de- cision to quit. He knew that would happen and knew it was the right thing to do. PETER LOONEY COMMUNITY APPRECIATION AWARDS The 21 st Annual Peter Looney Charlestown Com- munity Appreciation Awards will be held on April 27 at the brand-new Knights of Columbus Hall on Medford Street. This evening is dedicated to the memory of Peter Looney who was truly one of Charlestown's Unsung Heroes. Contact Maureen McCabe Collier at 617-838-0725 for tickets or further information. SPRING FLING AT SACRED HEART Sacred Heart Parish (East Boston) will be holding its annual Spring Fling Bazaar on Saturday, April 28 from Noon till 6:00 pm in the church parking lot. If it rains, it will be held down- stairs in the church hall. Bring the kiddos by at 11:00 am for a free breakfast with Shrek. POST-GAZETTE EAST BOSTON SATELLITE OFFICE is NOW OPEN MARIE MATARESE 35 Bennington Street, East Boston 617.227.8929 TUES. 10:00 A.M. - 3.00 P.M. THURS. 11:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. General Advertisements Sales and Rentals Memorials .' Legals ADVERTISING WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE