BRIGHTON, MA : On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Sister Rosemary Brennan, President of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, welcomed business leaders of the Brighton and Allston Communities to the fifth annual Fall Luncheon which benefits the Brighton/Allston ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph. This luncheon was hosted in conjunction with Allston Board of Trade, Brighton Board of Trade, Allston Village Main Streets, and Brighton Main Streets. The event was attended by over seventy business professionals, sisters, associates, co-workers, and Brighton/Allston neighbors.
Representative Kevin Honan, introduced guest speaker, Kairos Shen, Chief Planner of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and remarked about his extraordinary work in maintaining a great vision for our city. Shen shared a well-planned presentation of ongoing and proposed property redevelopment for the city that was both engaging and informative.
An added feature of this year’s luncheon was a “CSJ Community Service Award” which Sister Rosemary described as being in gratitude for Peoples Federal Savings Bank and Personnel as well as Devlin’s Bistro & Bar for their continued generosity and dedication not only to the Sisters of St. Joseph but also to the Allston/Brighton neighborhoods. In 2008 these two Brighton businesses stepped forward to plan an event which would financially assist the Sisters of St. Joseph in ministering to the people of this neighborhood where they have served for nearly 140 years.
The unwavering support of these businesses and the groups who sponsor this luncheon has enhanced the work done by the Sisters of St. Joseph through The Literacy Connection, The Women’s Table, and the Anti-Trafficking Coalition.
Sister Rosemary Brennan, CSJ, far right, presents the CSJ Community Service Award to Peoples Federal Savings Bank and Personnel.
Kairos Shen, Chief Planner of the Boston Redevelopment Authority and Representative Kevin Honan, during the fifth annual Fall Luncheon at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston is a Congregation of more than 350 religious women and over 80 associates who minister in the Greater Boston area and beyond. They trace their roots from LePuy, France (1651), Lyon, France (1807), St. Louis, MO (1836) and arrived in Boston, MA in 1873. They identify with the cries of a world, stunned by violence and seek to reopen communications in divided communities, to search for shared values, and to empower individuals to explore common ground for the healing of humankind.
Contact: Katelyn Dwyer, Director of Communications and Publications, Labouré College
617.296.8300 ext. 4004 Katelyn_Dwyer@laboure.edu
Joanne Gallagher, CSJ, Director of Communications for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston
617.746.2110 or Joanne.email@example.com