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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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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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Annual Kujenga Youth Retreat 2014

»Posted by on Feb 14, 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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Our Lady of Lourdes

»Posted by on Feb 8, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Local Parish, Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy | Comments Off

Our Lady of Lourdes On February 11, 1858, a young French girl went with her sisters to collect firewood. While preparing to wade through the water of a small stream, Bernadette Soubirous heard some gusts of wind but noticed that the trees and bushes did not move. She looked up, and in a nearby grotto saw a woman dressed in white with a blue sash around her waist. No one believed her story, and she was punished for telling tales. In subsequent apparitions, the woman revealed herself as “the Immaculate Conception“. The Lady told Bernadette to dig in the ground and to drink from the spring that would flow. In the next two years, miracles of healing were reported and an official investigation by the church concluded in 1860 that Mary had appeared to...

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Parable of Weeds among Wheat

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Parable of Weeds among Wheat

The Parable of the Weeds among the Wheat – from the Book of Matthew Chapter 13 - V24 - He proposed another parable to them. “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off.  When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well. The slaves of the householder came to him and said, - ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?’ He answered, - ‘An enemy has done this.’ His slaves said to him, - ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ He replied, - ‘No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest; then at...

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‘Know Your Rite, The Mass Explained’

»Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Confirmation, St Angela's, St Matthew's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

‘Know Your Rite, The Mass Explained’

Father Bill Joy – our pastor and Father Matt Williams invite both parishes St. Matthew’s Dorchester & St. Angela’s Mattapan youth and young adults: - Echo Des Jeunes, TYP – The Young Professionals, MEJ – Mouvement Eucharistique Des Jeunes, Les Etoiles De Marie, Parish WYD planning committee, Parish Life Teen, Parish Confirmation program, etc … - and their families to attend ‘Know Your Mass Rite’ – The Mass Explained February 8th, 2014 (location and time to be announced soon) with Rev. Matthew Williams Click here to learn more. — ...

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