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Page6 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 On Thursday, November 17, the Saint John School Development Board, headed by Director of Development, Lisa Santarpio, sponsored its second annual awards celebra- tion at the Fairmont Battery, Wharf Hotel. Sister Eileen Harvey, CSJ, Principal of Saint John School for the past 27 years opened the event with a welcoming address and prayer. The Saint John School Choir then, charmingly sang several songs to apprecia- tive guests who gave them rousing applause. Honored at the cocktail party for their con- tributions to the school and the North End Community were: Mary Wright of the North End Health Center, Peter Nobile Jr., Nobile Insurance, and David Banning Fair of the Hard Rock Caf6. Robert Verrier Co-Founder of The Architectural Team was the guest speaker. Serving as Master of Ceremony for the second year was Jason Aluia. On Sunday, November 20 th, Vincenza Raspa, along with other recipients was pre- sented with the Cheverus Award at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Cardinal Sean O'Malley. Nominated by Father Antonio, Pastor of Saint Leonard Parish for her service to the parish, Vi, as she is known to her friends, is a life-long resident of the North End, who for all of her 90 plus years has been a faithful and active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. Vi remains an Two Special Events by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari active parishioner to this day, tending to the needs of the church and continuing in her decades long devotion to the recital of the rosary which she does with other members of the Rosary Group starting at 6:oopm in the evening every day but Sunday at Sacred Heart Church. The Cheverus Award takes its name from Jean-Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus who was born on January 28, 1768 in Mayenne, France. Cheverus was ordained deacon in October 1790. At the age of 22 after com- pleting his theological studies at the Semi- nary of St. Magloire, he was ordained a priest of Montauban, France by special dis- pensation on December 18. Cheverus re- fused to take the oath imposed by the lead- ers of the French Revolution costing him his parish, and nearly his life. He escaped from Paris to London, in disguise. A letter from a former professor, the Rev. Francis A. Matignon, then pastor at Boston, told him of the hard "conditions and the needs of Catho--- lics in America. He answered the call, and arrived in Boston on October 3, 1796. His work in New England, spanned twenty-seven years, during which he performed every form of missionary activity. Gradually he won the respect of the Puritans. Ministers invited him to their pulpits. The Massachu- setts legislature sought and acted on his counsels. He was ecclesiastically ordained bishop of Boston and consecrated on All Saints Day, November 1, 1810. Cheverus supported the establishment in 1816 of the Provident Institution for Savings established in Boston, the first chartered savings bank in the U.S. He believed the bank would inspire virtuous thrifty behavior among his parishioners. In 1823, Louis XVIII insisted Cheverus return to France where he became bishop of Montauban, January 13, 1823. On July 30, 1826, he was elevated to the Archbishopric of Bordeaux and became Cardinal on February 1, 1836, in accordance with the wish of Louis Philippe. He died in Bordeaux on July 19, 1836 at the age of sixty,-eight. OSIA Grand-Lodge of Massachusetts Culture Series Features Prof. Matteo Casini The Grand Lodge Culture Series is pleased to an- nounce the return of an old and dear friend, Prof. Matteo Casini on Monday evening November 28, 2011 at the Burlington Public Library. Prof. Casini, currently of Suffolk University, will speak on "Sicily, A Little His- tory." 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The I st Annual Locks of Love Hair Drive will take place on Sunday, Decem- ber 4, 2011 from 12PM- 3PM. Requirements: * Hair must be at least I0", clean and dry. b • e Bleached hair cannot used. • Hair that has been dyed or permed can be used. If you want to make a monetary donation, "Locks of Love" is tax deductible. Please tell your family and friends. For more information on this special event please call Sizzlin Hair Design- ers at 617-561-9166. Sizzlin Hair Designers is located at 945 Saratoga Street, East Boston. j Perkins School for the Blind Offers Holiday Cards Featuring Seasonal Artwork Created by Students The Italian-American community of Boston can share the joy of the season while helping Massachusetts students who are blind by sending Perkins School for the Blind holi- day cards to family and friends. The Watertown-based school is offering eight different cards, each with colorful artwork celebrating the winter season, created by youngsters who attend Perkins. All the student artists are blind, and some have other disabilities. Money raised by the sale of holiday cards will .fund Perkins programs and services that help infants, children and adults who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired. The cards feature vibrant scenes that capture the joy of the New England holiday season, including a singing snowman, a wintery forest and snowflakes. The cards are sold in packs of I0 for $i0. Each 7" x 5" card is printed in color on heavy, coated stock. Blank white envelopes are included. For an additional fee, cards can be customized with personal messages, including a company logo. Volume discounts are available. To order or for more information, call: (617) 972-7833. For personal or corporate orders, visit: www.Perkins.org/ holidaycards. Or write: Perkins School for the Blind, Attn: Holiday Cards, 175 N. Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. 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