Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Blessing of the Animals Hosted by Old North Church on the Prado (Video and Photos)

The Old North Church hosted the annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 2nd on the Prado, also known as the Paul Revere Mall. The ceremony coincided with the commemoration Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Fr. Steve Ayers and Fr. Matthew Kruger led brief readings and prayers along with individual Read More…

Community Government Health & Environment

Sunday Herald Looks for a North End Potty

The Herald’s Jessica Fargen chimes in regarding the lack of public restrooms in the North End along the tourist-heavy Freedom Trail with a story in the Sunday paper, No Restrooms for the weary in the North End. “Discontent is growing in the potty-challenged North End as residents and tourists endure summer without a true public Read More…

Arts & Culture Business Government

Vicar Tells All: Sarah Palin’s History Flub, and How It Happened

Originally published in the Old North Church parish e-newsletter and posted here with permission. Vicar tells all: Sarah Palin’s history flub, and how it happened By Stephen T. Ayers Here is the inside scoop on the Boston history massacre. I had carefully set aside last Thursday to work on the sermon to be delivered at Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Schools

3rd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert Is a Success at the Old North Church

The 3rd Annual Scholarship Benefit concert was held at the Old North Church. The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) would like to thank our instructors, community, and staff for an elegant, generous evening which helped raise significant monies to benefit our Scholarship Fund. We look forward to continuing to support families and Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Lantern Ceremony at Old North Church with Fife & Drum, Paul Revere’s Ride & Harbor Crossing

On the eve of Patriot’s Day 2011, the North End paid tribute to the midnight ride of Paul Revere and the hanging of two lanterns in the Old North Church. As part of the reenactments, there was also a little-known crossing of Boston Harbor by Paul Revere from the North End to Charlestown. The three Read More…

Arts & Culture Business

2011 Old North Church Mardi Gras Gala Fundraiser

News from The Old North Church, Boston, MA 617-523-6676, www.OldNorth.org      2011 OLD NORTH CHURCH MARDI GRAS GALA FUNDRAISER by  RONALD T. DOUCETTE  Christ Church in the City of Boston, known as, The Old North Church, successfully held a Mardi Gras Gala March 5th, 2011.  More than 170 parishioners, friends, and North End residents Read More…

Arts & Culture

Early Music at Old North Church on March 13th

Concordia Consort will present a recorder and vocal concert of early music on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 5 in the afternoon at historic Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, in Boston’s North End. Guest soprano Eileen Cecelia Callahan is featured in this concert of meditative music based on psalm settings & chorale melodies by Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

Old North Hosting a Mardi Gras Gala on March 5th

Old North Church is hosting a Mardi Gras Gala on Saturday, March 5th at the Coast Guard Station.  Proceeds from the event will support preservation programs and Piccolo Regali, our community outreach program.  The event includes a sit down dinner, silent auction and a live band.  Event tickets are $75 or $600 for a table of Read More…

Arts & Culture

Old North Church’s Donation Box Pew Accepting Women’s Clothes

Old North Church InsideThe Old North Church is running a “Donation Box Pew” to collect for area charities.  In November, the church collected food and about $1,800 to support a Thanksgiving basket program at the St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Dorchester.  In December, the Donation Box Pew was filled with Toys for Tots. The Donation Read More…