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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 In general, talk of being virtuous has been replaced by talk of having  “values” — even though virtues and values are not synonymous.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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Youth Christmas Show, St. Matthew’s

»Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Advent, Archdiocese of Boston, Christmas, Confirmation, First Communion, Holy Matrimony, Local Parish, LocalParish, Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, St Angela's, St Matthew's, St. Gregory's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Youth Christmas Show, St. Matthew’s

Annual Youth Christmas Show 2013 on Sunday Dec 22, 2013 at St. Matthew’s Church/Parish Hall at 4PM – Entrance via church parking lot, behind the rectory. St. Matthew’s Parish Dorchester together with ‘St. Matthew’s Les Etoiles De Marie‘ and ‘ St. Angela’s Echo Des Jeunes‘ and Elizabeth (Zazu) Bernard invite you to the 2013 Annual Youth Christmas Show at St. Matthew’s Parish When: Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 4PM Where: St. Matthew’s Church Hall, Dorchester – Entrance from Church Parking lot — — Greetings Everyone!! For those of you who are not aware, I just wanted to inform you that on Sunday December 22, 2013 the youth of St. Matthew’s and St. Angela’s Church along with a...

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