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  1. Mar
    5
    Wed
    2014

    1. LENT – Make And Work out Your Lenten Plan (all-day) @ Archdiocese of Boston
      Mar 5 – Apr 19

      Lent – Make And Work out Your Lenten Plan including prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Lent begins this year on Wednesday 13 February 2013 and ends before Easter – Sunday 31 March of 2013.

      PRAY – Set aside a time each week for prayer and reflection. Pray for the Cardinals and the Conclave in charge of finding a successor to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Also, consider attending daily daily Mass more often.

      FAST – Consider what you will give up for Lent.

      GIVE – Consider using our Parish Online Donation – ParishPay – to give and to support your parish. Set a goal and put coins, quarters, bills or checks into your CRS Rive Bowl offering


      STATIONS OF THE CROSS

      • Thursdays at 7PM at St. Angela’s Mattapan
      • – Fridays at 7PM at both St. Matthew’s Dorchester and at St. Angela’s Mattapan in Haitian Creole/French.

      CONFESSIONS/RECONCILIATION

      • at St. Matthew’s Dorchester: Monday through Wednesday before or after daily Haitian Creole Masses or kindly, contact Father Bill Joy, Father Gaby Charles or Father Matondo at 617 298-0080 or 617 431-3590.
      • at St. Angela’s Mattapan: Daily after weekday bi-lingual Mass. Or Contact Father Joy, Fr. Matondo or Fr. Miracle.
      • The Light in On For You – During Lent 2013 – on Wednesdays February 20, 27 and March 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:30-8:00pm all parishes of the Archdiocese will have priests available for confessions.

      You are invited. Please come and experience Christ’s healing love.

      Our role will be that of prayer and reflection. We must pray that the Holy Spirit lead and guide the Cardinals of our Church. We must reflect on the gift that the Church truly is.” – Father Joy

       

       

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      LENT – Make And Work out Your Lenten Plan @ Archdiocese of Boston (all-day)
  2. Mar
    7
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  3. Mar
    13
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      12:00 AM
      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  4. Mar
    14
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      12:00 AM
      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  5. Mar
    20
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      12:00 AM
      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  6. Mar
    21
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      12:00 AM
      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  7. Mar
    27
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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  8. Mar
    28
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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  9. Apr
    3
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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  10. Apr
    4
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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  11. Apr
    10
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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  12. Apr
    11
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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  13. Apr
    13
    Sun
    2014

    1. Holy Week (all-day)
      Apr 13 – Apr 19

      Holy Week begins with Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday).

      On Passion Sunday the Church celebrates Christ’s riding into Jerusalem on a road strewn with cloaks and leafy branches (Mark 11:8; cf. Matthew 21:8, Luke 19:36, John 12:13), as He set about to accomplish his paschal mystery. The week culminates with the Sacred Triduum (a Latin word for a three-day period) that includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter itself.

      The season of Easter begins at the Easter Vigil. But before that, the week previous to Easter is called Holy Week.

       

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  14. Apr
    17
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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  15. Apr
    18
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
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    1. Food Pantry at St. Matthew’s Dorchester @ St Matthew's Parish Hall
      9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

      Food Pantry at St. Matthew’s Dorchester runs from 9AM until 12 noon on Saturdays. Please come and meet at the Parish Hall accessible via church parking lot. If you are interested to donate non-perishable items for St. Matthew’s Food Pantry, please contact Father Gabby Charles or Father Bill Joy at 617-436-3590.

      Parish Calendar

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      9:00 AM
      Food Pantry at St. Matthew’s Dorchester @ St Matthew's Parish Hall
    2. Hour of Divine Mercy / Hour of Great Mercy
      3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

      The Divine Mercy is a Roman Catholic devotion to the merciful love of God and the desire to let that love and mercy flow through one’s own heart towards those in need of it.

      The devotion is due to Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), who is known as the Apostle of Mercy.

      The three main themes of the devotion are:

      1. to ask for and obtain the mercy of God,
      2. to trust in Christ’s abundant mercy,
      3. and finally to show mercy to others and act as a conduit for God’s mercy towards them.

      The devotion includes specific prayers such as the Chaplet of Divine Mercy [audio].

      The primary focus of the Divine Mercy devotion is the merciful love of God and the desire to let that love and mercy flow through one’s own heart towards those in need of it.  As he dedicated the Shrine of Divine Mercy, Pope John Paul II referred to this when he said:

      Apart from the mercy of God there is no other source of hope for mankind“.

      As in the prayers that form the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, there are three main themes to the Divine Mercy devotion – listed see above.

      The first and second elements relate to the signature “Jesus I trust in You” on the Divine Mercy image and Faustina stated that on April 28, 1935, the day the first Divine Mercy Sunday was celebrated, Jesus told her:

      Every soul believing and trusting in My Mercy will obtain it.

      In her diary Faustina wrote that Jesus specified three o’clock each afternoon (3PM) as the hour at which mercy was best received, and asked her to pray the Chaplet of Mercy:

      As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it, invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners, for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul.

      Three o’clock in the afternoon corresponds to the hour at which Jesus died on the cross. This hour is called the “Hour of Divine Mercy” or the “Hour of great mercy“.

      The Image of The Divine Mercy (use with permission)

      The Image of The Divine Mercy (use with permission of Marians of The Immaculate Conception – TheDivineMercy.org )

      The chaplet contains the initial prayers as in a Rosary, then proceeds on the beads, adding specific offerings to the Father on the larger beads. On the smaller beads, it has specific other petitions for mercy. It then concludes by repeating a specific prayer for mercy [audio].

      • The Sign of the Cross on the Crucifix;
      • On large bead
        • Opening prayer:
          You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
        • Repeated three times:
          O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
      • On three smaller beads, one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and The Apostles’ Creed
      • For each of the five decades:
        • On large bead:
          Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
        • Repeated on each of the ten small Beads (10x):
          For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
      • Concluding prayers:  Doxology, repeated three times (3x):
        Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
      • Closing Prayer:
        Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
      • Conclude with the Sign of the Cross.

      [RELATED: Divine Mercy devotion and chaplet with audio]
      [RELATED: Local Divine Mercy devotions and prayers]
      [RELATED: National Shrine of Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA- link www.marian.org ]

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      3:00 PM
      Hour of Divine Mercy / Hour of Great Mercy
    3. Legion of Mary – ‘Légion De Marie’ @ St. Angela's Rectory, Mattapan
      3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

      Legion of Mary at St. Angela’s Meeting. St. Angela’s Rectory. Meetings are in Haitian Creole/French. Contact Father Joy for details.

      The legion of Mary ”Légion De Marie” also know as ‘Legio Mariae’ is an association of Catholic laity who serve the Church on a voluntary basis. It is estimated that between active and auxiliary (praying) members, there are today over 3 million members worldwide making it the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic church.

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      Legion of Mary – ‘Légion De Marie’ @ St. Angela's Rectory, Mattapan
    4. Mass – Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Angela’s at 4PM @ St. Angela's Church
      4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

      Saturday Vigil Mass at 4PM in English. Confessions hearing and Reconciliation is available when you let the priest celebrant know before Mass begins. Unless otherwise noted,

      • 4:00 PM – Saturday Vigil Mass

       

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      Mass – Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Angela’s at 4PM @ St. Angela's Church
    5. Choir Rehearsal: Sundays Afternoon Mass Choir Rehearsal on Saturdays 5PM @ To Be Annouced
      5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

      Choir Rehearsal for Sundays Afternoon Masses – Rehearsals in Haitian French, Creole, Latin and some English Hymns & Songs – Saturdays 5PM.  St. Angela’s Mattapan Square – at St. Angela’s.

      Weekly choir rehearsals schedule – Sundays afternoon Choir:

      • Thursdays 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
      • Saturdays 5:00 PM – 7:30+ PM
      • Sunday after the Sunday Mass afternoon Mass. Duration: 90mn rehearsal on Sundays.

      Families may request the service of the Choir for weddings, funerals and other catholic liturgical events and celebrations at the church. Please, contact Choir President Mrs. Roseline Aurelien or Music Director/Choir Director Lucien Daniel at 617-298-0080.

      Parish Calendar

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      Choir Rehearsal: Sundays Afternoon Mass Choir Rehearsal on Saturdays 5PM @ To Be Annouced
    6. Holy Family – ‘La Sainte Famille’ meeting (Haitian Creole/French) @ St. Angela's Parish Hall
      5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

      Holy Family – ‘La Sainte Famille’ meeting (Haitian Creole/French)

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      Holy Family – ‘La Sainte Famille’ meeting (Haitian Creole/French) @ St. Angela's Parish Hall
    7. Holy Mass, Saturday Vigil – Haitian Creole/French @ St. Matthew's Parish, Dorchester
      5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

      Holy Mass, Saturday Vigil in Haitian Creole French.

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      Holy Mass, Saturday Vigil – Haitian Creole/French @ St. Matthew's Parish, Dorchester
    8. Youth/Teens Ministry Meeting – Friday & Saturday at 6PM – St. Angela’s @ St Angela's
      6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

      ‘ECHO DES JEUNES’ Youth/Teens Ministry Meeting – Friday & Saturday at 6PM – St. Angela’s. Other Parish Youth Ministry meets on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Other Schedule as annouced. Please contact Father Joy or a youth ministry leader for additional schedule or information 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590.

      Click here for additonal Parish Youth/Teens Ministries information

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      Youth/Teens Ministry Meeting – Friday & Saturday at 6PM – St. Angela’s @ St Angela's