Texts from Roger Haight S.J. – Nov. 2010 Annual Retreat

Please enjoy these texts, from Roger Haight S.J., originally presented in November of 2010.

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2013 Christmas Eve Liturgy @ BC School of Theology and Ministry (STM)

2013 Christmas Eve Liturgy

BC School of Theology and Ministry (STM), 9 Lake Street Brighton, MA 02135

5 pm, December 24th, 2013
Hospitality is pot luck as we have done in the past, in the lounge on the 2nd floor.

Website Updates ..

Hi All,

Erick is rejigging our website and needs our help.

At the Annual Meeting we talked about putting the  Hospitality/Liturgy calendar on a calendar page that Bob/Peggy would have access to so that any changes would go through them & be there for all to check, anytime.

Check the page now to see upcoming events/liturgies.

I’d also like to suggest a Resources page.

This could list the music we have, also a what’s where of the resources that scattered when we left Odd Fellows.

We, for instance, have a hanger full of colorful stoles, which could be useful for summer liturgies.

We could post books, spiritual or otherwise, that we would like to pass on.

We could also list our human resources (no emails or phones)—2013-14 officers, the better to know who to contact.

FYI I still have the key until I pass it on to Dotti on Sept. 9.




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:

Promising News – 40th Anniversary Edition Available

Hot off the presses … the Promising News 40th Anniversary Edition

Special thanks to the creative & diligent POP editorial staff; Christina Tree, Bill Davis and Hank Teuwin for all their focused attention in pulling together this special edition of the Promising News commemorating the POP communities 40th Anniversary, features special stories and photos from members past and present.  Thanks in particular to Hank for devoting much time to expanding & polishing this final update to the newsletter!

Click to view: Promising News 40th Anniversary Special Edition!


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