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Seven-Day Jericho Prayers

»Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Local Parish, LocalParish, Ordinary Time, St Angela's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Seven-Day Jericho Prayers

The purpose of the Seven-Day Jericho Prayers is to pray for or against something and ask God to intercede, protect, or change something.   It is a test of faith, trust in God to move, and a test of obedience. These prayers – which may also take the form of marches around a city, church building, or house, etc … -  are patterned after the march on Jericho by Joshua as instructed by the Lord. We gladly thank Charismatic Prayer Group ‘Divine Mercy‘  (Divine Miséricorde) who brings us another Seven-Day Jericho Prayers this year again. May God bless you each individually and your church ministry as He blesses each parishioner as well as each church visitor during #Jericho week. We also warmly welcome and gladly happy to receive the priests...

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Annual Kujenga Youth Retreat 2014

»Posted by on Jun 13, 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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Youth Ministry, Echo Des Jeunes Anniversary

»Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Ordinary Time | Comments Off

Youth Ministry, Echo Des Jeunes Anniversary

Originally published as – ECHO DES JEUNES PARISH YOUTH MINISTRY FOURTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Updated! Happy Anniversary Echo Des Jeunes! We are happy to wish Echo Des Jeunes Parish youth group of St Angela a blessed fourth anniversary. Echo Des Jeunes is one of the youth groups of St. Angela’s Parish that ministers to youth from twelve-years old and up. In addition to numerous pastoral, liturgical, social and cultural activities, the group prepares and sings as our youth choir at the Sundays Afternoon Mass every fourth Sunday of the month, and also at weddings and funerals Masses. As a token of our appreciation, we are organizing a T-Shirt Drive Fundraising to help the group with their church ministry. The T-Shirts are designed and provided by Imani...

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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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