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Seven-Day Jericho Prayers

»Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Local Parish, LocalParish, Ordinary Time, St Angela's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

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...

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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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Annual Boston Catholic Family Festival

»Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Easter, Liturgical Season, Local Parish, LocalParish, St Angela's, St Matthew's, St. Gregory's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Annual Boston Catholic Family Festival

The Catholic Family Festival gathers the wide variety of cultures in the Archdiocese of Boston – more than 30 of these cultures – for a day of praying together and experiencing the many expressions of particular cultures, including food, music, dancing, and worship. On Wednesday 11 March 2014, Fr. Michael Harrington, director of the office of cultural diversity; Janet Benestad, secretary for the new evangelization; and Karm Syndia Agustin, a parishioner of our parish (St. Angela’s Parish, Mattapan), join Scot Landry and Fr. Chris O’Connor to discuss the festival and how it gathers families from all backgrounds to pray together as one. - The Good Catholic Life:  Original article and Radio Show Click to listen to the show...

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Do not “be overcome by evil”

»Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in LocalParish, Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy, St Angela's, St Matthew's | Comments Off

Originally posted last year as “Do not “be overcome by evil” – Pope Francis and other church leaders say“. Now updated! Our Pastor – Rev. Father William P. Joy – is deeply sadden by yesterday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon near the finish line, which caused the death of three (3) people and seriously injured more than a hundred  (140+) others. He offers his prayers for the families affected by this tragedy, our city of Boston, our country and the whole world; and asks both parishes – St. Matthew’s Dorchester and St. Angela’s Mattapan – and our all church ministries to pray for healing and for peace in our parishes, city, the country and the whole world. Yesterday, our Cardinal Sean P....

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God with Cardinal Sean O’Malley

»Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Christmas, LocalParish, St Angela's, St Matthew's | Comments Off

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God with Cardinal Sean O’Malley

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God and Celebration of Haiti Independence Day at The Cathedral of The Holy Cross Boston, MA with the Boston Haitian Community & Friends with Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Father Bill Joy and several other priests. “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” - Luke 2v19 Last year, The Pilot – Boston Catholic Newspaper – wrote: Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley celebrated Mass at the nearly-filled Cathedral of the Holy Cross on January 1 for the Haitian communities of Boston in honor of Haitian Independence Day. After his arrival in Boston, Cardinal O’Malley started the tradition of celebrating the Mass for the Haitian community in the Archdiocese of Boston on Jan. 1 the...

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Cardinal Seán’s Christmas Message

»Posted by on Dec 25, 2013 in Archdiocese of Boston, Christmas, 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

Cardinal Seán’s Christmas Message

Archbishop Seán Cardinal O’Malley has recorded a Christmas message which was played by Vatican Radio on Christmas Day throughout the world. We bring it to you here as well, in both web text and audio format. Click the play button below to listen.   “Christmas is the center of our history. We calculate the date from Jesus’ Birth 2013 years ago. For nonbelievers it is the year of the Common Era, but for us Catholics it must be unashamedly 2013 AD, anno Domini, the Year of the Lord. If we truly celebrate Christmas we will understand that God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus to be with us always, to be the Lord of History and the King of Hearts. Christmas is about God’s love breaking into our world, a flash of light in a darkened sky. The...

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