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Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy

Rev. Fr. Vincent E. Daily To Be Our New Pastor

»Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Archdiocese of Boston, LocalParish, Ordinary Time, Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, St Angela's, St Matthew's, St. Gregory's | Comments Off

Rev. Fr. Vincent E. Daily To Be Our New Pastor

Msgr. Felix Ojimba announces at Mass on Sunday that Rev. Fr. Vincent E. Daily will be our new Pastor for our Tri-Parish Family: St. Angela’s/St. Gregory’s/St. Matthew’s Parish Family; more precisely our Tri-Parish Collaborative. Last September (2014) and in accord with the implementation of Phase III of Disciples in Mission, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., accepted the resignations of both Rev. William P. Joy and Rev. Vincent E. Daily – respectively pastors of St. Angela’s and St. Matthew’s Parishes and of St. Gregory’s Parish. Fr. Daily succeeded Monsignor Paul Ryan as Pastor at St. Gregory’s Parish in 2008. He was Parochial Vicar at St. Ann Parish and St. Catherine of Genoa Parish in Somerville before he was appointed as Pastor at St....

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Teaching Position Available Now! Substitute Teachers Needed

»Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Advent, Archdiocese of Boston, Confirmation, First Communion, Liturgical Season, LocalParish, Ordinary Time, Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, St Angela's, St Matthew's, St. Gregory's, Young Adults Ministry | Comments Off

Teaching Position Available Now! Substitute Teachers Needed

Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy – formerly known as Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, or St. Angela’s School, St. Gregory’s School, etc … –  is seeking substitute teachers for the 2014-2015 school year for Preschool (2.9) through Grade 8. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact the Academy at 617-265-0019. Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy is an elementary Pre-K through Grade 8 school, located on multiple campuses in the Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods of the City of Boston, that dynamically prepares children for life in the 21st century. A stimulating and robust curriculum, enlightened by Catholic teaching, offers the academy students an excellent education in a faith-filled and supportive...

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Do not “be overcome by evil”

»Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in LocalParish, Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, St Angela's, St Matthew's | Comments Off

Originally posted last year as “Do not “be overcome by evil” – Pope Francis and other church leaders say“. Now updated! Our Pastor – Rev. Father William P. Joy – is deeply sadden by yesterday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon near the finish line, which caused the death of three (3) people and seriously injured more than a hundred  (140+) others. He offers his prayers for the families affected by this tragedy, our city of Boston, our country and the whole world; and asks both parishes – St. Matthew’s Dorchester and St. Angela’s Mattapan – and our all church ministries to pray for healing and for peace in our parishes, city, the country and the whole world. Yesterday, our Cardinal Sean P....

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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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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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