Christmas

[Creole] “Louvri Je Sou Nesesite Lòt!”

»Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Christmas, Local Parish, St Angela's, St Matthew's | Comments Off

[Creole] “Louvri Je Sou Nesesite Lòt!”

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 pwason Jezi te rasazye yon foul moun grangou t ap touye nan dezè a. Bondye sèvi avèk lepe nou genyen e ke nou...

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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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Christmas Choir Concert, St. Angela’s

»Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Christmas, St Angela's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Christmas Choir Concert, St. Angela’s

Originally posted in January 2013  as “St. Angela’s Christmas Choir Concert” – updated. Father Joy and St. Angela’s thank you all for attending and participating at St. Angela’s Christmas Choir Concert last year – on Sunday 13 January 2013.  By several testimonies, it was an outstanding teamwork effort and a successful parish event. We were grateful for and honored by your presence, your appreciation and support that you shown to the parish choir.  Don’t hesitate to let us know how we can do better next time. The ‘Christmas season‘ immediately follows Advent. The traditional Twelve Days of Christmas begin with Christmas Eve on the evening of December 24 and continue until the Feast of Epiphany (Sunday, January 6...

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God with Cardinal Sean O’Malley

»Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Christmas, LocalParish, St Angela's, St Matthew's | Comments Off

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God with Cardinal Sean O’Malley

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God and Celebration of Haiti Independence Day at The Cathedral of The Holy Cross Boston, MA with the Boston Haitian Community & Friends with Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Father Bill Joy and several other priests. “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” - Luke 2v19 Last year, The Pilot – Boston Catholic Newspaper – wrote: Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley celebrated Mass at the nearly-filled Cathedral of the Holy Cross on January 1 for the Haitian communities of Boston in honor of Haitian Independence Day. After his arrival in Boston, Cardinal O’Malley started the tradition of celebrating the Mass for the Haitian community in the Archdiocese of Boston on Jan. 1 the...

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Cardinal Seán’s Christmas Message

»Posted by on Dec 25, 2013 in Archdiocese of Boston, Christmas, Local Parish, LocalParish, Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, St Angela's, St Matthew's, St. Gregory's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Cardinal Seán’s Christmas Message

Archbishop Seán Cardinal O’Malley has recorded a Christmas message which was played by Vatican Radio on Christmas Day throughout the world. We bring it to you here as well, in both web text and audio format. Click the play button below to listen.   “Christmas is the center of our history. We calculate the date from Jesus’ Birth 2013 years ago. For nonbelievers it is the year of the Common Era, but for us Catholics it must be unashamedly 2013 AD, anno Domini, the Year of the Lord. If we truly celebrate Christmas we will understand that God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus to be with us always, to be the Lord of History and the King of Hearts. Christmas is about God’s love breaking into our world, a flash of light in a darkened sky. The...

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Youth Christmas Show, St. Matthew’s

»Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Advent, Archdiocese of Boston, Christmas, Confirmation, First Communion, Holy Matrimony, Local Parish, LocalParish, Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, St Angela's, St Matthew's, St. Gregory's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Youth Christmas Show, St. Matthew’s

Annual Youth Christmas Show 2013 on Sunday Dec 22, 2013 at St. Matthew’s Church/Parish Hall at 4PM – Entrance via church parking lot, behind the rectory. St. Matthew’s Parish Dorchester together with ‘St. Matthew’s Les Etoiles De Marie‘ and ‘ St. Angela’s Echo Des Jeunes‘ and Elizabeth (Zazu) Bernard invite you to the 2013 Annual Youth Christmas Show at St. Matthew’s Parish When: Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 4PM Where: St. Matthew’s Church Hall, Dorchester – Entrance from Church Parking lot — — Greetings Everyone!! For those of you who are not aware, I just wanted to inform you that on Sunday December 22, 2013 the youth of St. Matthew’s and St. Angela’s Church along with a...

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