Written by Ed Flynn – Candidate for District 2 City Council
Kristen and I, and my parents, were fortunate to attend Vespers (Evening Prayer) at Our Lady of Good Voyage on Friday night and the first mass celebrated by Cardinal Sean on Saturday. The new church is beautiful and reflects the maritime roots of the South Boston Waterfront. I am proud that my family has been associated with the waterfront for over 100 years.
Both of my grandfathers worked as longshoremen and dock workers. My father also worked there and then he worked hard as mayor to expand the Port of Boston and played a key role in the cleanup of the Boston Harbor. My uncles also worked on the waterfront and while in the US Navy, I was proud to assist city officials with logistic and public affairs support, when US Navy ships, including USS John F. Kennedy (CV – 67), visited Boston.
This new church is special, with stained glass from St. Augustine Church, and the ceiling of the church is designed to look like the hull of a ship. I know Our Lady of Good Voyage will continue the proud tradition of welcoming all and remain a beacon of hope throughout our great city.
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