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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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Fr. Joy receives Robert Ruffin Award

»Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Local Parish, Ordinary Time, Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, St Angela's, St Matthew's | Comments Off

Fr. Joy receives Robert Ruffin Award

Father Joy receives the Archdiocese of Boston’s Robert Leo Ruffin Award last November 2013 at The 20th annual Bishop James Augustine Healy Awards Dinner‘. Brief Biography: C. 1857 – 1934, Robert Leo Ruffin, a prominent Black Catholic from Boston, was one of the main supporters of the first Black Catholic Congress held in Washington, D. C. in 1889.  Mr. Ruffin led the Boston delegation to this Congress and was the spokesman at their historic meeting with President Grover Cleveland at the White House.  As a dedicated Black Catholic, Robert Leo Ruffin exemplified the participation of Black laity in the Catholic Church which continues to this day. Robert Leo Ruffin Award Criteria.  The Robert Leo Ruffin Award is presented to an individual who: Has...

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‘The Good Catholic Life’ Program #0302 Pastoral Center Service Week

»Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Archdiocese of Boston, Local Parish, LocalParish, Ordinary Time, St Angela's, St Matthew's | Comments Off

‘The Good Catholic Life’ Program #0302 Pastoral Center Service Week

Originally posted on 18 May 2012. Updated. The Good Catholic Life program #0302 for Friday, May 18, 2012: Pastoral Center Service Week with Parish Business Manager Richard Durham and parishioner Gaspard Lafalaise. About The Good Catholic Life  – In 2010, Cardinal Seán O’Malley asked Scot, who is also the Secretary for Catholic Media in the Archdiocese of Boston, to create a radio show in cooperation with WQOM 1060AM and the Station of the Cross network that would Share and discuss the initiatives and efforts of Cardinal Seán to renew the Church; Provide formation to understand Church teaching to live a happy, holy, and good Catholic life and to help further the Church’s mission in many ways, including evangelization and promoting the family, the...

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Annual Black Catholic Revival & Youth Revival

»Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Archdiocese of Boston, Confirmation, Local Parish, Ordinary Time, St Angela's, St Matthew's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Annual Black Catholic Revival & Youth Revival

The Office for Black Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston together with St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Dorchester and St. Angela Merici Parish in Mattapan invite you to mark your calendar for the upcoming Boston Black Catholic Revival & Boston Black Catholic Youth Revival in October 2013. Open wide the doors of your hearts at the 2013 Annual Boston Black Catholic Revival and Youth Revival. This year’s revival theme is FAITH. “The Faith that conquers everything”. In this extraordinary Year of Faith, we are called to deepen our Faith in Jesus Christ. Come hear Fr. Maurice Nutt, C. SS R. dynamically inspires us and encourages us to renew our faith in Christ. Friday, October 25 at 7PM – St. Katharine Drexel at 517 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester. Opening...

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