Mass to celebrate 50th anniversary of Vatican II will be celebrated Thursday in Braintree
The Archdiocese of Boston will mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council on Thursday with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley. Mass will be said at noon at Bethany Chapel at the Pastoral Center in Braintree. Pope Benedict XVI will open the Year of Faith on Thursday during Mass in St. Peter’s Square. It is an initiative to involve people in the “New Evangelization,” an outreach focused on the baptized who have become inactive in their faith.