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Our next liturgy is April 21 at Faber House,

And in May we Meet three times, for retreat May 11-12 in Nahant as well as May 5

and May 19 at Faber House. The 19th will be our annual lunch meeting.

Gisela has announced that she will the walking in John’s memory in the Hunger March.

All support appreciated.


Thank You

Dear Friends,

Many thanks for your prayers.  My septoplasty surgery went well yesterday. Now it’s the recuperation stage. Hope to make the liturgy Sunday. Take care~

Love and peace,


A Privilege

In a departure from our current nasty weather pattern, Tuesday was a great driving day.  Eight POP members (2 cars) drove to New Canaan, Ct. for the beautiful celebration of the life of John Sachs, Randy’s father. We came away with a sense of an amazingly loving and generous man and the understanding that — through Randy — we are privileged to share in his legacy.

Looks like, weather permitting, we will finally be able to meet for liturgy in Brighton this Sunday…


More Snow!!!

For the second Sunday in a row, our Sunday service at Faber House has been canceled!

Our next liturgy in Brighton is set for Sunday March 3, weather permitting.

In the meantime Gisela will be hosting an evening of Lenten reflection with Fidel at her home, Friday, March 1, 7:30PM.

On Tuesday several cars will also be heading to Connecticut for the funeral of Randy’s father, John Sachs. Please email me if you would like a ride.




February Update

At our Feb. 3rd liturgy at the Faber House chapel, we discussed various options for our traditional weekly Lenten liturgies, should Randy need to Connecticut, given his father’s health.

As yet I don’t have an update but, when I do, I will post it here and invite discussion.

Erick is on the case, working to make this website  a user-friendly forum and info source.

Stay tuned!


Christmas Eve Mass – Location Change, Please Read!

Dear Friends,
As I mentioned to those at Mass on Sunday, the venue of the Christmas Eve Mass has changed.
  • The new venue is: the chapel in the BC School of Theology and Ministry (9 Lake Street, Brighton).
  • The starting time is:  5:30 pm
Note:  The STM (School of Theology and Ministry) is on the Brighton campus, not the main BC campus.  It is a bit set back from the intersection of Lake Street and Comm Ave.  You can see the white tower on the building.
The best entrance is just at the top of Lake Street about 20 yards from Comm Ave.
You may park in the lot in front of the building.  Enter the main doors; the chapel is directly ahead.  The doors will be open by 4:30 pm.
– Randy
Click on this link to see the location:

Intentional Communities ‘Back to Roots’

Listen to POP Community members discussion the momentum behind Intentional Communities with Provoke Radio.


Click to hear Audio

Here’s the intro to the Audio Interview:

In the beginning was the “house church.” And it was good. For the first three centuries of the early church, Christians met in private homes – to celebrate faith, to share fellowship, and to break bread. They gathered as small, intimate communities sharing both spiritual and physical nourishment.

Two thousand years and 2 billion Christians later, the house church is all but gone, replaced by everything from tiny chapels to soaring cathedrals. And though the venue has changed, the purpose remains the same. Believers still gather to worship and break bread. Indeed, for 1 billion Catholic Christians, the Eucharist is the centerpiece of faith. Yet, what should be a sacramental moment of holy communion with God and each other has, for many, become a hollow ritual we all but sleepwalk through. Fellowship – table or otherwise – is often completely missing.

For the sleepwalkers, this is just fine. But many others, Catholics in particular, yearn for something more. They long for the spirit that filled the early house churches. Not satisfied to settle for what passes as a faith community today, many look elsewhere. Not so much outside the Church as outside the traditional parish setting. Forming their own small faith communities, they are sustained in ways that enrich and renew.

These groups are called “intentional communities” and chances are, there’s one near you. Listen in as our guests discuss the origins of their own intentional communities, why they joined one, how they’re different and what Vatican 2 had to do with any of it. It gives whole, new and invigorating meaning to “being church”.

Guests: William D’Antonio of Catholic University, member of the Washington DC based community called, Communitas and contributor to such books as: The Catholic Experience of Small Christian Communities; American Catholics Today and others. Kathleen Kautzer of Regis College in Boston and author of the soon to be published book, The Underground Church; Fr. Walter Cuenin and Sr. Marie LaBollita, pastoral leaders of a new intentional community at Brandeis University and John Moynihan, Rosemary Oliver, Mary Troy, Chris Tree and Steve Alcott of a 35 year old intentional community in the Boston area known as People of the Promise.