Cardinal Seán O’Malley, armed with a leaf blower and a spirit of giving, was one of several clergy members participating this week in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston’s eighth annual service week at two Quincy churches.
More than 100 volunteers showed up Monday to help paint, clean, and landscape all week at Our Lady of Good Counsel on Sea Street, archdiocese spokesman Terry Donilon said. O’Malley joined in Tuesday, as he does every year, Donilon said.
This continues the Braintree Pastoral Center’s annual tradition to reach out to local parishes and give back through community service, Donilon said. This year, they’re working with Holy Trinity Parish, which includes two churches — Our Lady of Good Counsel and Most Blessed Sacrament.
The Archdiocese of Boston posted a few photos of the group hard at work — including community members planting new flowers and trimming trees and shrubs.
“We are pleased to be able to spend this time with Holy Trinity Parish and to contribute to their ministry serving the families and organizations that rely on the Church each day,” Donilon said. “We are grateful to Fr. Dzengeleski for welcoming us to Holy Trinity Parish this week.”Elise Takahama can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @elisetakahama.