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Photos: B-Safe Program Outreach During the Week of July 27, 2009

During the last week of July, many parishioners came together to support the Diocesan’s B-Safe Summer Program. B-Safe is a program started by St. Stephens in the South End that supports intercity children during the year and through the summer with academic enrichment and so much more. St. Mary’s hosted lunch for 3 days at the summer camp located at the Epiphany School in Dorchester. They served lunch to almost 60 children + another 15 councilors each day. The meals were prepared at church each morning. There was much fellowship shared in the kitchen during the chopping and packing. Meals were then brought over to the camp site to be served. Several children from St. Mary’s participated each day. The children seemed to love the opportunity to help out. Thanks to the generous donations of many parishioners, healthy, fresh lunches were served each day. In addition, St. Mary’s organized a field trip to the Peabody Essex Museum on Friday for the group. Reports from the head of the Epiphany School B-Safe program is that our lunches were among the best of the summer and that the tour of the PEM was great. 25 families from St. Mary’s volunteered their time, donated food or helped to sponsor the field trip on Friday. Many, many thanks go out to all these families that participated. If you would like more information on this program or would like to be involved next year, please contact MaryJane Burgess at or Alicia Bowman @

Below are photos of the youth and the ten St. Mary’s volunteers this past Friday. Due to the rain, the planned outside activities were substituted with a trip to the Peabody Museum and games in the basement of St. Peter’s Episcopal in Salem, MA.

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