June 9 Mass memorializes BC's founder & Burns Library benefactors


Please mark your calendar for Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 4:00 PM for a Mass at St. Theresa of Avila Church in West Roxbury in memory of Fr. John McElroy SJ, founder of Boston College, Brian P. Burns, the principal benefactor of the Burns Library and his father, the Honorable John J. Burns. There will be a reception immediately following at the parish Pavillion.

This event will also celebrate the launch of Dr. Robert K. O'Neill's bookThe Honorable John J. Burns Library, The First Twenty-Six Years - A Personal AccountDr. O'Neill is the former Chief Librarian of the Burns Library at Boston College and  former Society Board member. The Library is the repository of the Society archive collection from the 20th century to the present.

With warmest regards,
Kathleen M. Williams
PresidentCharitable Irish Society