Save St. Brendan School

On Wednesday, the St. Brendan School community protested at the Pastoral Center for the Archdiocese of Boston.  They believe a new proposal submitted by the Archdiocese is threatening the future of their school.

The proposal that Cardinal Sean O’Malley is offering would make St. Brendan Church a chapel of Saint Brendan School – and the school would be financially responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the church.

Students held signs that read Save St. Brendan School and marched around chanting.

Ashley Tringale, assistant principal of St. Brendan School, told WCVB that the school has a three-year strategic plan set in place for the school to move forward. And believes that if the school community takes on the responsibilities and the bills of the church, the school will not be able to move forward with that plan. “The church right now needs about $2 million worth of deferred maintenance,” Tringale said.

According to WCVB, the Archdiocese has no intention to close the school. “This plan provides a roadmap for both the school and the church going forward. There are safeties built into the plan, such that if the plan doesn’t work financially, the school is protected,” said an Archdiocese spokesman.

Ultimately, Cardinal Sean O’Malley will make the decision.

You can get the background of the protest and read the petition begun by the St. Brendan community here. 

Image via Justene Spaulding Spitz



  1. Joe Sharkey November 17, 2022 at 8:52 am - Reply

    In business acquisitions, that ploy by the archdiocese would be called a “poison pill.”

  2. Chester Chester November 22, 2022 at 12:22 am - Reply

    With all that has happened at that school- let it die.

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