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Annual Kujenga Youth Retreat 2014

»Posted by on Feb 14, 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 Youth 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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‘Know Your Rite, The Mass Explained’

»Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Confirmation, St Angela's, St Matthew's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

‘Know Your Rite, The Mass Explained’

Father Bill Joy – our pastor and Father Matt Williams invite both parishes St. Matthew’s Dorchester & St. Angela’s Mattapan youth and young adults: - Echo Des Jeunes, TYP – The Young Professionals, MEJ – Mouvement Eucharistique Des Jeunes, Les Etoiles De Marie, Parish WYD planning committee, Parish Life Teen, Parish Confirmation program, etc … - and their families to attend ‘Know Your Mass Rite’ – The Mass Explained February 8th, 2014 (location and time to be announced soon) with Rev. Matthew Williams Click here to learn more. — ...

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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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Annual Black Catholic Revival & Youth Revival

»Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Archdiocese of Boston, Confirmation, Local Parish, Ordinary Time, St Angela's, St Matthew's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Annual Black Catholic Revival & Youth Revival

The Office for Black Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston together with St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Dorchester and St. Angela Merici Parish in Mattapan invite you to mark your calendar for the upcoming Boston Black Catholic Revival & Boston Black Catholic Youth Revival in October 2013. Open wide the doors of your hearts at the 2013 Annual Boston Black Catholic Revival and Youth Revival. This year’s revival theme is FAITH. “The Faith that conquers everything”. In this extraordinary Year of Faith, we are called to deepen our Faith in Jesus Christ. Come hear Fr. Maurice Nutt, C. SS R. dynamically inspires us and encourages us to renew our faith in Christ. Friday, October 25 at 7PM – St. Katharine Drexel at 517 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester. Opening...

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List of Youth Ministries at St. Angela’s/St. Matthew’s Parish Family

»Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in Confirmation, First Communion, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

List of Youth Ministries at St. Angela’s/St. Matthew’s Parish Family

St. Angela’s Mattapan and St. Matthew’s Dorchester Parish Family has several youth, teens and young adults groups ministries. These various ministries provide youth/teens and young adults of the parish with a wide variety of ways of connecting with the community. Through these ministries they learn and grow as an individual, meet others who share the same values, and reach out to serve the larger parish and our city:  Mattapan, Dorchester, and Boston at large.  We hope there’s something for everyone here.  If not, contact our Pastor Father William P. Joy in creating future ministries.  Here a few: Pastoral Ministries for St. Matthew’s Dorchester and St. Angela’s Mattapan – Youth/Teens & Young Adults Faith...

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Values, Virtues, and Your Daughter’s Date

»Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 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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