St Matthew’s

Kujenga Summer Retreat Showcase

»Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Confirmation, First Communion, Ordinary Time, St Angela's, St Matthew's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Kujenga Summer Retreat Showcase

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 weekend 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...

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Jesus’ Eager Desire: Our Participation in the Sunday Mass

»Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, St Angela's, St Matthew's, St. Gregory's | Comments Off

Jesus’ Eager Desire: Our Participation in the Sunday Mass

Here is a copy and links to Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap. Pastoral Letter, published on November 20, 2012 for the Solemnity of Christ the King. A pastoral letter, simply call a pastoral, is an open letter addressed by a bishop (our Cardinal) to the clergy and laity of all parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston. It includes general admonition, instructions and consolation, but also directions for families and the laity of the Archdiocese vis-à-vis the trends in today’s Boston culture.   Jesus’ Eager Desire: Our Participation in the Sunday Mass Pastoral Letter Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap. November 20, 2011 – Solemnity of Christ the King A. Introduction: Family Meals The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year....

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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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About Catholic Charismatic Renewal

»Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in St Angela's, St Matthew's | Comments Off

About Catholic Charismatic Renewal

About Catholic Charismatic Renewal “Suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:2-3) In March 1992, Pope John Paul II stated: “At this moment in the Church’s history, the Charismatic Renewal can play a significant role in promoting the much-needed defense of Christian life in societies where secularism and materialism have weakened many people’s ability to respond to the Spirit and to discern God’s loving call. Your contribution to the re-evangelization of society will be made in the first place by personal witness to...

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Values, Virtues, and Your Daughter’s Date

»Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Ordinary Time, St Angela's, St Matthew's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Values, Virtues, and Your Daughter’s Date

Originally posted on 21 August 2012 – updated. << I’ve been a parent for a long time now, and I have heard many, many parents — in real life, in print, and on television — talk about their ultimate hopes for their children:  “I just want my child to be happy.” “I want my child to be successful.” “I want my child to have a good education, a good job and good relationships.” I never hear:  “I want my child to be virtuous.” Virtuous? Who talks about virtue anymore? Well, outside of the Church, not many. (Okay, let’s be honest, even most Catholics today don’t talk about virtue.) In general, talk of being virtuous has been replaced by talk of having  “values” — even though virtues and values are not synonymous. Here’s...

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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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