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Kujenga-Viongozi Youth Retreat 2014 – Thank You & Updates

»Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Confirmation, Local Parish, Ordinary Time, St Angela's, St Matthew's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Kujenga-Viongozi Youth Retreat 2014 – Thank You & Updates

Kujenga Youth Leadership Retreat of 2014 thank you and updates! On behalf of both St. Angela’s and St. Matthew’s parishes, we would like to thank all the parents who sent their children to the Kujenga-Viongozi Youth Retreat of 2014.  We would like to express our gratitude to all the donors and especially Father Joy who sponsored our Parish Youths and Young Adults Kujenga Leadership retreat this year.  The Retreat was awesome! We are proud of our parish Youths and Young Adults who attended. They have all enjoyed a great spiritual retreat weekend this year! They have rocked the House of the Lord at Bethania II in Medway with our worship and praise songs. Please mark your calendar for this special event coming up during the weekend of September 6 and...

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Seven-Day Jericho Prayers

»Posted by on Aug 11, 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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More Massachusetts Young Adults embrace the ‘Theology of the Body’

»Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Local Parish, Ordinary Time, St Angela's, St Matthew's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

-  By Jessica Valera – a CFP Correspondent WORCESTER – Assumption College played host to a special gathering of young adults last Saturday night. Pure in Heart Worcester, a branch of the international Catholic organization centered around Blessed Pope John Paul II’s teachings of Theology of the Body, had its Summer Kick-Off at the college’s Campus Ministry Center, in order to raise awareness of its presence in the diocese. Calling young people ages 18-35 to live the virtue of chastity and to respect the sanctity of human life, Pure in Heart encourages its members to live the teachings of Theology of the Body in their own lives. “Pure in Heart takes Theology of the Body and lives it,” said member Samantha Pegg, 23, of St. Mary Parish in Shrewsbury....

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Annual Kujenga 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 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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Annual Boston Catholic Family Festival

»Posted by on Apr 18, 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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[Creole] “Louvri Je Sou Nesesite Lòt!”

»Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Christmas, Local Parish, St Angela's, St Matthew's | Comments Off

[Creole] “Louvri Je Sou Nesesite Lòt!”

By Father Jean Gabriel Charles, Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew’s Parish, Dorchester, MA (Haitian Creole) 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...

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