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It is with joy that I welcome you to St. Matthew’s Dorchester & St. Angela’s Mattapan parish family websites.

And welcome to a New Church Year with Advent followed by Christmas!

The goal of Advent is to prepare for celebrating the birth of  Our Savior, Jesus.   It is a time of prayer and penance, though with a more joyful tone than Lent.  Advent begins a New Church Year, taking the faithful through the major events of salvation history.

When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for His second coming”.

Both parishes form together an energetic multi-ethnic Catholic faith community where all are welcome to join us at our numerous weekday and Sunday Masses, liturgical, social and cultural parish events in English, Haitian Creole and French.

As the pastor of both parishes, I look forward to meeting you in person at one of our daily or weekend Eucharistic celebrations, or at other parish activities.

Located in southern Boston, St. Angela’s and St. Matthew’s are two adjacent multicultural parishes of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, Mass., USA. The Lord has blessed both parishes abundantly throughout these years.   They are under my pastorship for many years.

I am Father Bill JoySt Angela’s church is located at 1548 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square, MA 02126 Phone +1-617-298-0080 www.StAngelaParish.org

St Matthew’s church is located at 33 Stanton Street – off Norfolk Street, MBTA bus #26 MA 02124 Phone +1-617-436-3590 www.StMatthewDorchester.org

If you would like to support either parish financially, consider making a one-time or scheduled secure online donation or sacrificial offering online now – using PARISHPAY, our parish secure online donation system.  Your donation has a real and lasting impact on almost thousand families who make St. Angela’s or St. Matthew’s their spiritual homes.

Both parishes combined have more than a dozen (12+) weekly Masses from Mondays to Saturdays; more than half a dozen (6+) Sundays’ Masses; numerous prayers and devotions services – as well as cultural and civic activities – in English, Haitian Creole/French.  Furthermore, both parishes are blessed with numerous vibrant pastoral and liturgical ministries that give our parishioners opportunities to nourish their faith beyond our Sunday Masses.  Check out our parish calendar for additional information and parish events in English, and Haitian Creole/French.

The sacrifices of those in the past who worked very hard must not be overlooked. The sacrifices of the pastors before me and the priests, religious sisters who so generously gave their time and talents; the sacrifices of parents and families who gave generously of their time, energy, and treasures; the sacrifices of single lay persons who often dedicated themselves to their parish and their church; their sacrifices must not be forgotten. To you all we owe our deepest gratitude.

Parish First Penance Class 2013 with Father Joy and Father Matondo

Parish First Penance Class 2013 with Father Joy and Father Matondo

To you all today who continue today and everyday this legacy of giving yourselves to your parish and your church, we owe our deepest gratitude.

Through the parish website you will find news, events, photos, audio podcast and videos of both parishes’ active life and links to each parish individual web pages. Bookmark our home page and come back often. If you are already on social media, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube video channel, and my email list.

Father Joy and parish Youth and Young Adults

Father Joy and parish Youth and Young Adults

Call +1-617-436-3590 or +1-617-298-0080 to reach parish offices during office hours.

Thank you for visiting Saint Matthew’s/Saint Angela’s Parish Family website.  As we are all learning to serve our Lord and His Son Jesus Christ better, may God keep us all united in faith, in His peace, in His joy and in His love,

Father Bill Joy

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