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Celebrate the Augustinians in the Merrimack Valley

  • Andover Country Club 60 Canterbury Street Andover, MA, 01810 United States (map)

Join the Augustinians for a cocktail reception to benefit the Augustinian Formation program.



St. Augustine Parish

41 Essex Street

Andover, Massachussets 01810


Andover Country Club

60 Canterbury Street

Andover, Massachussets 01810

The presence of the Augustinians in the region that now forms part of the Archdiocese of Boston, dates to the early years of the 19th Century when the missionary, Father Philip Lariscy, O.S.A. built Saint Augustine Chapel in South Boston in 1818, the oldest standing Catholic building in Massachusetts. Thirty years later, Father James O’Donnell, O.S.A. arrived in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where he also labored as a lone missionary for 13 years. He founded the church of Saint Mary in Lawrence and blessed the first Catholic chapel in Andover. At Father O’Donnell’s death, two friars, Ambrose Mullen and Edward Mullen, respectively, were sent to care for the people of these two churches. Over time, the ministry of the friars expanded to include seven churches that came under the care of the Augustinians in the city of Lawrence: Saint Mary, Saint Augustine, Saint Laurence O’Toole, Holy Rosary, Immaculate Conception, Assumption, and Saints Peter and Paul, as well as Saint Augustine, Andover, and Saint Thomas of Villanova, Wilmington. Over the course of these 200 years, hundreds of friars have labored in these parishes, as well as in the two schools founded by the Province in the region, Merrimack College and Austin Preparatory School, and many scores of young men have entered the Order from these ministries.

Merrimack Valley Committee 

Rev. Arthur D. Johnson, O.S.A.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis R. LeBlanc

Marybeth McInnis, Esq.

Ms. Karen Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Norbedo

Mr. and Mrs. Michael O'Dea

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Torres

Fr. Carlos Urbina, O.S.A.

Mrs. Mary Wesson

Ms. Kerry White

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Blain

Mr. Thomas Carroll

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Connolly

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Crowe

Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Desjardins

Rev. Raymond F. Dlugos, O.S.A.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. Gabriel

Rev. Peter G. Gori, O.S.A.

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Heim

Dr. and Mrs. James Hickey

Dr. Christopher E. Hopey


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