If you are driving, walking or biking down Old Colony Ave. today you might notice some changes at St. Monica’s. No, it’s not closing but it is getting some landscaping done. The high bushes and shrubs out in front of the church were being used to mask drug use and other activities that don’t necessarily promote neighborhood health or hygiene! Just last Wednesday they found 6 needles in the bushes and people have been seen shooting up in them as parishioners walk up the steps to Mass.
Hopefully the landscaping will lead to a cleaner, safer neighborhood for people and pets to walk in, children to play and for all the joggers that are out and about in our neighborhood. St. Monica’s is also looking into improving the lighting around the church to increase safety and to make the church more welcoming. The church is host to both English and Spanish language Masses every week and to thirteen AA meetings weekly.
St. Monica’s is located at 331 Old Colony Avenue; to learn more about the church or the recovery meetings, email Javier at [email protected]