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Teaching Position Available Now! Substitute Teachers Needed

»Posted by on Sep 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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Kujenga Summer Retreat Showcase

»Posted by on Sep 21, 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 in September 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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Confirmation Classes start soon!

»Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Confirmation, Local Parish, Sacrament, St Angela's, St Matthew's, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Confirmation Classes start soon!

From Mrs Beaubrun (Parish Confirmation Program Coordinator): “Summer is almost over, and everyone is getting ready to go back to school.  October is fast approaching for the 1st day of Religious Education program. If you are entering 9th grade (high school) you are ready for the Confirmation program. Students must be baptized and should have received First Communion. Confirmation is a two-year program that typically takes place in 9th and 10th grade.  However the preparation program is open to all high school students who have not yet been confirmed. If you are in high school and did not enter the program in 9th grade and would like to register for Confirmation please contact the Confirmation Program Coordinator, Josette Beaubrun....

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Parish Religious Education, First Communion & Confirmation Registration for 2014-2015

»Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Confirmation, First Communion, Ordinary Time, St Angela's, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Parish Religious Education, First Communion & Confirmation Registration for 2014-2015

Registration is still ongoing for Parish Religious Education for First Communion & for Confirmation. Classes begin in September 2014. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & CONFIRMATION PROGRAM • Opening schedule is for Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. for First Communion Program, and at 12:30 p.m. for the Confirmation Program at the Pope John Paul Mattapan campus on Babson Street, Mattapan. • Registration for all religious education students from Kindergarten to 8th grade and registration for all incoming 9th and 10th grade students for the Confirmation program are ongoing.  Confirmation students should be baptized and had received their First Communion.  An interview time for all Confirmation students’ parents will be sent out once your...

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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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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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