“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. Continue reading The Need for Solitude
In gratitude and appreciation to the parents who send their children to the 2014 Kujenga Summer Retreat and to parishioners who contributed with their financial support and prayers to the annual retreat, St. Angela’s hosted last September her first Kujenga-Viongozi Retreat Showcase on Saturday 6 September to Sunday 7 September 2014 at St. Angela’s church in Mattapan.
Without their contribution and support, our parishes youths participation may not have been possible.
The annual Kujenga Catholic Leadership Youth Retreat is organized and sponsored collaboratively with the Archdiocese of Hartford/Connecticut, the Archdiocese of Boston/Massachusetts, the Diocese of Providence/Road Island and the Diocese of Fall River/Massachusetts.
Last month, Mrs. Josette H. Beaubrun presented a concise activities and financial report to Father Joy and to the Parish Council at our monthly Council meeting. Our Pastor – Father Bill Joy, Council members and all who spent time at the Kujenga Retreat Showcase appeared to be satisfied that the Retreat participants this year had an uplifting spiritual retreat at Kujenga 2014.
Before and after Mass; parishioners, children, youth and young adults alike looked and watched the photos and videos that were displayed and streamed.
Many were amazing to see the amazing photos and videos of the retreat.
From Mrs. Beaubrun, Director of Parish Religious Education/Confirmation:
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank all of you for making this Kujenga Showcase weekend possible.
The Kujenga Showcase was a great success. We had four Kujenga poster boards and two banners with photo slideshows and videos streaming of the Kujenga Leadership retreat of 2013 and 2014 on display at all four Masses.
Kudos to Gaspard and Flemmings for their technical support. Kudos to Karm and Sandie for helping with the poster boards. Kudos to our Pastor Father Joy, and to Monsignor Felix and Father Miracle for facilitating the showcase at all four Masses. Kudos to the Kujenga participants who showed up and talked about their personal Kujenga experiences. Kudos to Lorna for coming by at our 11:00 a.m. Mass to talk to the congregation about the Kujenga Leadership Retreat.
And at last, warm and a million thanks to the congregation and parents who stopped by the showcase to look at the retreat photos and videos, to ask questions, to voice their opinions and show appreciation and support.
Stay Tune for more info on Kujenga 2015 in the months to come.
From Mrs. Desroses, Office of Black Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts:
Thank you all for all that you have done to make the Kujenga-Viongozi Showcase this past weekend a success. I was so happy to be with you.