For a number of years, St. Mary’s has participated in a wonderful program called B-SAFE. The B-SAFE program (Bishop’s Summer Academic & Fun Enrichment Program) provides safe, enriching activities for hundreds of Boston youth and teens. Working in six Boston neighborhoods, the program is designed to provide academic programs, a healthy breakfast and lunch and amazing recreational activities.
This weekend, we will be joined by one of B-SAFE’s coordinators, The Rev. Liz Steinhauser. Reverend Steinhauser is an associate at St. Stephen’s in Boston (where B-SAFE began) and coordinates youth programs. She will preach at the ten o’clock service and facilitate an adult forum following the service. I ask you to welcome her warmly as she describes how our partnership deepens our faith and helps youth in Boston.