Liturgical Season

Annual Boston Catholic Family Festival

»Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Easter, Liturgical Season, Local Parish, LocalParish, St Angela's, St Matthew's, St. Gregory's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Annual Boston Catholic Family Festival

The Catholic Family Festival gathers the wide variety of cultures in the Archdiocese of Boston – more than 30 of these cultures – for a day of praying together and experiencing the many expressions of particular cultures, including food, music, dancing, and worship. On Wednesday 11 March 2014, Fr. Michael Harrington, director of the office of cultural diversity; Janet Benestad, secretary for the new evangelization; and Karm Syndia Agustin, a parishioner of our parish (St. Angela’s Parish, Mattapan), join Scot Landry and Fr. Chris O’Connor to discuss the festival and how it gathers families from all backgrounds to pray together as one. - The Good Catholic Life:  Original article and Radio Show Click to listen to the show...

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[Creole] “Louvri Je Sou Nesesite Lòt!”

»Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Christmas, Local Parish, St Angela's, St Matthew's | Comments Off

[Creole] “Louvri Je Sou Nesesite Lòt!”

By Father Jean Gabriel Charles, Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew’s Parish, Dorchester, MA (Haitian Creole) Lè w gen anpil richès enpi ou gen kouraj vire je gade sila yo ki pa gen anyen menm nan pou lonje yon men sekourab ba yo, sa vle di: nan kè w, ou gen anpil renmen.  Si w pa gen richès enpi ou gen kouraj pataje lepe ke w genyen avèk lòt yo, ou deja chita sou tab Bondye nan Wayom syèl la. Jezi di nou, jijman syèl la ap pote sou fason ou te pataje sa w genyen avèk frè w. “Mwen te grangou, ou te ban m manje.” Elize, nèg pa Bondye a, montre nou sa yo rele: gade je ouvè sou nesesite lòt yo. Lè w bay pòv, Bondye miltipliye sa w bay la san (100) fwa pi plis. Ak 20 pen lòj, yo nouri yon bann moun ki te grangou. Se sèlman ak 5 pen lòj e 2 ti...

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Annual Kujenga Youth Retreat 2014

»Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Confirmation, Local Parish, LocalParish, Ordinary Time, St Angela's, St Matthew's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Annual Kujenga Youth Retreat 2014

Kujenga-Viongozi are the Swahili words that mean, “to build leadership“. This Annual Youth Retreat is hosted by the Archdiocese of Boston – Office of Cultural Diversity Office for Black Catholics. The purpose of Kujenga-Viongozi is to develop leadership skills among youth and young adults in the Black Catholic tradition, with Jesus-Christ at the center of their lives. It is a weekend retreat that is targeted toward youth and young adults (and adults who serve as mentors) who want to share their gifts and talents, explore the leadership seeds God has planted in them and go deeper in their leadership role in the church. Mark your calendar and start planning for the 2014 Kujenga Catholic Youth Leadership Retreat week-end from 5:00 p.m. Friday 1st...

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The Need for Solitude

»Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Ordinary Time | Comments Off

Someone noted wisely:  “Somewhere we know that without a lonely place, our lives are in danger.” ‘The Need for Solitude‘ – based on the Liturgy of Saturday, February 9, 2013 – posted on the same day. Re-posted. Updated. In today’s Gospel, Jesus said to The Twelve: “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” – Mark 6v31 Jesus was not referring to loneliness when He addresses them in these terms after they’ve returned from their mission.  They were urging a temporary departure from others in order to have the essential quiet space for a healthy inner life.  I am convinced that Jesus’ invitation came out of his own experience of being immersed in constant activity. People hungered for Jesus’...

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Who Is Saint Angela de Merici

»Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Local Parish, Ordinary Time, Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, St Angela's | Comments Off

Who Is Saint Angela de Merici

This month of January - on January 27, we’ll celebrate the feast day of our Patron Saint: St. Angela Merici. Angela Merici or Angela de Merici was an Italian religious leader and is a saint.  She died on 27 January 1540 and was canonized on 24 May 1807 in Rome by Pope Pius VII.  In 1969, Pope Paul VI moved the celebration of her Feast Day, ranked as a Memorial of St. Angela Merici, to her of death day on 27 January. Angela Merici founded the Order of Ursulines in 1535 in Brescia, Italy for the education of girls and the care of the sick and needy. The Patron Saint of the Ursulines is Saint Ursula. The Ursulines Sisters owned and operated Ursuline Academy, an independent High School day college preparatory for young women in grades 7 to 12. Ursuline...

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Holy Mass, the ‘Kiss of Peace’ at Mass

»Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Christmas, Reconciliation, St Angela's, St Matthew's, St. Gregory's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Holy Mass, the ‘Kiss of Peace’ at Mass

Kiss of peace – The “Kiss of Peace” or ‘Sign of Peace’ is part of the ‘Communion Rite’ in the Liturgy of the Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a traditional Christian greeting dating to early Christianity. The practice remains a part of the worship in many traditional churches: Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic Churches, Eastern Orthodox churches, Oriental Orthodox churches and some liturgical mainline Protestant denominations. It is often called the kiss of peace, sign of peace, or simply peace or pax – “Baiser De Paix” in French; and ‘Bay Lapè’ in Haitian Creole. In the Gospels, greeting with a kiss was also the custom practiced by Jesus Christ. However, the New Testament’s reference to a holy kiss (en philemati...

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