Young Adults Ministry

Young Adults Ministry

Seven-Day Jericho Prayers

»Posted by on Jul 1, 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 Youth 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 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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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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‘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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Holy Mass, the ‘Kiss of Peace’ at Mass

»Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Archdiocese of Boston, Christmas, Reconciliation, St Angela's, St Matthew's, St. Gregory's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Holy Mass, the ‘Kiss of Peace’ at Mass

Kiss of peace – The “Kiss of Peace” or ‘Sign of Peace’ is part of the ‘Communion Rite’ in the Liturgy of the Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a traditional Christian greeting dating to early Christianity. The practice remains a part of the worship in many traditional churches: Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic Churches, Eastern Orthodox churches, Oriental Orthodox churches and some liturgical mainline Protestant denominations. It is often called the kiss of peace, sign of peace, or simply peace or pax – “Baiser De Paix” in French; and ‘Bay Lapè’ in Haitian Creole. In the Gospels, greeting with a kiss was also the custom practiced by Jesus Christ. However, the New Testament’s reference to a holy kiss (en philemati...

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Christmas Choir Concert, St. Angela’s

»Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Christmas, St Angela's, Young Adults Ministry, Youth/Teens Ministry | Comments Off

Christmas Choir Concert, St. Angela’s

Originally posted in January 2013  as “St. Angela’s Christmas Choir Concert” – updated. Father Joy and St. Angela’s thank you all for attending and participating at St. Angela’s Christmas Choir Concert last year – on Sunday 13 January 2013.  By several testimonies, it was an outstanding teamwork effort and a successful parish event. We were grateful for and honored by your presence, your appreciation and support that you shown to the parish choir.  Don’t hesitate to let us know how we can do better next time. The ‘Christmas season‘ immediately follows Advent. The traditional Twelve Days of Christmas begin with Christmas Eve on the evening of December 24 and continue until the Feast of Epiphany (Sunday, January 6...

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