Welcome Fr. Robert!

Fr_Robert_BlaneyPlease join us this Sunday, July 18 at the 9:00am Family Mass at St. John as we welcome our new parochial vicar, Fr. Robert Blaney.  A special reception will be held after Mass in Powers Hall.

Father Robert Blaney is thrilled to join the parishes of St. John’s & St. Paul’s.  He was born and raised in Framingham where his parents Jim & Carol still reside.  He is a graduate of Boston College with a B.S. in Business. For 13 years Fr. Blaney was a professional actor in New York City.  His comedy show How Old Is Your Cat?, which he co-wrote and starred in, ran there for over a year.  From 1998 to 2001 he starred in the 2-man play 2 Pianos, 4 Hands on Broadway, in the Canadian production, and on the U.S. National Tour.  Responding to God’s call to the priesthood, he gave notice on his contract, entered St. John’s Seminary in Boston, and was ordained a priest 6 years later in 2007.  Since his ordination, Fr. Blaney has served at St. Mary’s in Franklin, St. Theresa’s in West Roxbury, Gate of Heaven, St. Brigid’s, St. Monica’s & St. Augustine’s in South Boston, and most recently at Sacred Heart & Our Lady Help of Christians parishes in Newton.  In the last three years he was able to combine his love of God and Church with his acting background, appearing in the movie Heart of Faith and performing his 1-man show, A Musical Encore with Father Robert Blaney, which can be found on YouTube.

There will be receptions after the following Masses, please come and extend a welcome to Fr. Blaney.

St. John Parish – June 18 after the 9am Mass. Reception in Powers Hall

St. Paul Parish – June 25 after the 9am Mass. Reception in the Parish Hall

 

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