Confirmation

Catholic Sacrament of Confirmation

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 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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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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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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Annual Kujenga Retreat 2014

»Posted by on Jun 13, 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 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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