Rev. Fr. Daily is Collaborative’s New Pastor (January 2015)

This post was originally published in January 2015.

Msgr. Felix Ojimba announces at Mass [at St. Angela’s Mattapan parish] on Sunday that Rev. Fr. Vincent E. Daily will be the new Pastor for Tri-Parish Family: St. Angela’s/St. Gregory’s/St. Matthew’s Parish Family; more precisely Mattapan-Dorchester Tri-Parish Collaborative. Continue reading Rev. Fr. Daily is Collaborative’s New Pastor (January 2015)

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 environment.

The Academy strives to create an atmosphere where the Gospel message is proclaimed, community in Christ is experienced, service to our brothers and sisters is the norm and thanksgiving and worship of God is reverently and joyfully celebrated.

To learn more about Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy, visit the academy website at


Seven-Day Jericho Prayers

The purpose of the Seven-Day Jericho Prayers is to pray for or against something and ask God to intercede, protect, or change something.   It is a test of faith, trust in God to move, and a test of obedience. These prayers – which may also take the form of marches around a city, church building, or house, etc … –  are patterned after the march on Jericho by Joshua as instructed by the Lord.

We gladly thank Charismatic Prayer Group ‘Divine Mercy‘  (Divine Miséricorde) who brings us another Seven-Day Jericho Prayers this year again. May God bless you each individually and your church ministry as He blesses each parishioner as well as each church visitor during #Jericho week.

We also warmly welcome and gladly happy to receive the priests visiting from Haiti for the special occasion.

  • > Rev. Father Fredy Elie,
  • > Rev. Father Frantz Price,
  • > Rev. Father Jaboin Pierre Velly
  • > Rev. Father Hugues Belony, and
  • > Rev. Father Simoly Joseph

at St. Angela’s Parish, Mattapan of the Archdiocese of Boston.

On behalf of our Pastor – Rev. Father William P. Joy, may your stay in Mattapan be fruitful and may God protect and abundantly bless your parishes and parishioners in #Haiti

Jericho March – Joshua 6
In the book of Joshua chapter 6, we are told of the first “Jericho March.” According to the Bible, the Israelites were led by Joshua into the land God promised them. They crossed the Jordan River and were instructed to conquer the land called Canaan. Jericho was the first city to be taken for the Lord. It was a city of false gods. Joshua was instructed to silently march around the walled city once a day for six days straight.

Then on the seventh day the Israelites marched around the city seven times with seven priests, placed ahead of the Ark of the Covenant, carrying seven shofars or ram’s horns. As they marched, the priests were to blow the shofars. On the seventh trip around, they were to give one long blast in unison. Upon hearing that long blast, the people were to give a great shout. When they did this, the fortress walls of Jericho fell flat to the ground allowing the Israelites entry to take the city. It must have seemed strange to the Israelites to enter battle by way of a peaceful march.

The residents inside Jericho were also surely puzzled by the six days of quiet marches around their city. But on that seventh day, they certainly believed their gods would protect them. However, once again the one true God proved He is mightier than all other false gods.

This Jericho March was the instruction given by God; it was His plan and they succeeded. We may not always see God’s logic, but He is faithful when we are obedient to His Word.

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