The Story of St. Angela Parish

The story of St. Angela Parish begins in 1907.  On December 28 of that year (1907), Cardinal O’Connell appointed Fr. Francis Ryan as first pastor to the new Mattapan parish.  For sometime, the Catholic families of Mattapan and surrounding had been served by St. Gregory’s of Dorchester, Sacred Heart’s of Roslindale and Most Precious Blood’s of Hyde Park.

The time had come for the growing Catholic population of Mattapan to have its own pastor, and eventually its own place of worship, “The pasture of the Dorchester plantation” was now a pasture in its own right. Within a few days of its arrival Fr. Ryan celebrated the first Mass in Oakland Hall. This was a large hall over a group of stores that stood on what is now the gracious lawn of the former Holy Spirit church in Mattapan Square.

One could imagine the excitement on that Sunday, January 5, 1908 when the people came together for the success of this latest addition to the Archdiocese of Boston.

On May 6, 1909, ground was broken at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Fremont Street. Some months later, on October 17, His Eminence William Cardinal O’Connell blessed the cornerstone for the new church. The dream was being fulfilled. As the year 1909 neared its end, so too did the work on the basement of St Angela’s church.

On Christmas Day of 1909, the first Mass was celebrated by Fr. Ryan. One can almost hear the strains of the “Adeste” and picture the faithful as they picked their steps through the snow. Everybody wanted to be on time.

It was said by some that Fr. Ryan had eyes in the back of his head. It was not a day to be late for Mass.

Throughout this time; Saint Angela’s parish was developing rapidly. In 1919 the Upper Church reached completion. Fr. Ryan wrote to the Archdiocese requesting permission to dedicate the church at the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass on June 1. Permission was granted.

Fred Walsh remembers his conversation with Fr. Ryan and the pastor’s burning desire to complete the physical development of the parish by providing a Parochial School – St. Angela’s School of Mattapan, now Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy Mattapan Campus.

In August 1936, parishioners were invited to visit the completed St. Angela’s School, the fulfillment of Fr. Ryan ardent wish. The Sisters of Saint Joseph arrived at the parish and moved into the new convent on Fremont Street. The convent consisted then of a single house nearest the school. And many men and women went from the parish to become Priests and religious Catholic Sisters and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus even to the ends of the earth. Parishioners had taken their place in all the trades and professions and many in business. There were doctors, lawyers, teachers, government workers, nurses, politicians, tax collectors, homemakers the list was endless.

On November 3, 1981, a working sacristy in the upper church was converted into a chapel. The chapel was formerly dedicated to St. Martin DePorres, a Dominican lay brother who served the poor and sick in Lima, Peru in Latin America. To this day, the chapel is used for daily masses on weekdays, Exposition and Adoration of the Eucharist all day on Mondays and Fridays, and for weekly meetings for prayer groups.

[Related: St Angela Fire of October 24-25, 1996]

 

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  1. Mar
    13
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  2. Mar
    14
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      12:00 AM
      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  3. Mar
    20
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      12:00 AM
      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  4. Mar
    21
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      12:00 AM
      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  5. Mar
    27
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      12:00 AM
      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  6. Mar
    28
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 11:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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  7. Apr
    3
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  8. Apr
    4
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  9. Apr
    10
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  10. Apr
    11
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  11. Apr
    17
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
  12. Apr
    18
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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  13. Apr
    23
    Wed
    2014

    1. Adoration – Eucharistic Adoration all day at St. Matthew’s Dorchester @ St. Matthew's Chapel
      8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

      Adoration – Eucharistic Adoration all day at St. Matthew’s Dorchester – in chapel. Entrance via church parking lot

      • All day Wednesdays from 8:30AM
        at St. Matthew’s
        chapel – entrance via church parking lot.

      617-436-3590

       

       

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    2. HolyMass – Weekday Masses at St Angela’s, bilingual @ Chapel - St. Matin De Pores Chapel at St. Angela's
      9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

      Weekday bilingual Holy Mass at 9AM in English and Haitian Creole/French – Except on January 1 when the Church meet at the Cathedral of The Holy Cross for Holy Mass with Archbishop Sean Cardinal O’Malley and Father Joy.

      Confessions hearing and Reconciliation is available when you let the priest celebrant know before Mass begins. Mass – Weekday Masses at St Angela’s Mattapan

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    3. Hour of Divine Mercy / Hour of Great Mercy
      3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

      The Divine Mercy is a Roman Catholic devotion to the merciful love of God and the desire to let that love and mercy flow through one’s own heart towards those in need of it.

      The devotion is due to Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), who is known as the Apostle of Mercy.

      The three main themes of the devotion are:

      1. to ask for and obtain the mercy of God,
      2. to trust in Christ’s abundant mercy,
      3. and finally to show mercy to others and act as a conduit for God’s mercy towards them.

      The devotion includes specific prayers such as the Chaplet of Divine Mercy [audio].

      The primary focus of the Divine Mercy devotion is the merciful love of God and the desire to let that love and mercy flow through one’s own heart towards those in need of it.  As he dedicated the Shrine of Divine Mercy, Pope John Paul II referred to this when he said:

      Apart from the mercy of God there is no other source of hope for mankind“.

      As in the prayers that form the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, there are three main themes to the Divine Mercy devotion – listed see above.

      The first and second elements relate to the signature “Jesus I trust in You” on the Divine Mercy image and Faustina stated that on April 28, 1935, the day the first Divine Mercy Sunday was celebrated, Jesus told her:

      Every soul believing and trusting in My Mercy will obtain it.

      In her diary Faustina wrote that Jesus specified three o’clock each afternoon (3PM) as the hour at which mercy was best received, and asked her to pray the Chaplet of Mercy:

      As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it, invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners, for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul.

      Three o’clock in the afternoon corresponds to the hour at which Jesus died on the cross. This hour is called the “Hour of Divine Mercy” or the “Hour of great mercy“.

      The Image of The Divine Mercy (use with permission)

      The Image of The Divine Mercy (use with permission of Marians of The Immaculate Conception – TheDivineMercy.org )

      The chaplet contains the initial prayers as in a Rosary, then proceeds on the beads, adding specific offerings to the Father on the larger beads. On the smaller beads, it has specific other petitions for mercy. It then concludes by repeating a specific prayer for mercy [audio].

      • The Sign of the Cross on the Crucifix;
      • On large bead
        • Opening prayer:
          You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
        • Repeated three times:
          O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
      • On three smaller beads, one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and The Apostles’ Creed
      • For each of the five decades:
        • On large bead:
          Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
        • Repeated on each of the ten small Beads (10x):
          For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
      • Concluding prayers:  Doxology, repeated three times (3x):
        Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
      • Closing Prayer:
        Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
      • Conclude with the Sign of the Cross.

      [RELATED: Divine Mercy devotion and chaplet with audio]
      [RELATED: Local Divine Mercy devotions and prayers]
      [RELATED: National Shrine of Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA- link www.marian.org ]

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      Hour of Divine Mercy / Hour of Great Mercy
    4. The Good Catholic Life, weekdays 4-5PM @ 1060AM On-Air Radio Station and Online
      4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

      The Good Catholic Life is a Catholic radio show created and broadcasted in Boston and hosted by folks who grew up in and know the Boston area.

      It is all about living a good Catholic life in our hometown – i.e. Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Dorchester, Milton, Randolph, Avon, Brockton, etc … The regular host is Scot Landry and he is joined each day by a regular rotating series of co-hosts as well as guests to discuss a variety of topics of interest to Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Parish Business manager Richard Durham and parishioner Gaspard Lafalaise were invited to join as co-hosts to talk about St. Matthew’s Dorchester and St. Angela’s Mattapan Parish Family and the Haitian Boston Catholic Community – Program #0302 for Friday, May 18, 2012: Pastoral Center Service Week.

      Program #0302 for Friday, May 18, 2012: Pastoral Center Service Week

      http://www.thegoodcatholiclife.com/ Program #0302 for Friday, May 18, 2012: Pastoral Center Service Week

      In 2010, Cardinal Seán O’Malley asked Scot, who is also the Secretary for Catholic Media in the Archdiocese of Boston, to create a radio show in cooperation with WQOM 1060AM and the Station of the Cross network that would

      • Share and discuss the initiatives and efforts of Cardinal Seán to renew the Church;
      • Provide formation to understand Church teaching to live a happy, holy, and good Catholic life and to help further the Church’s mission in many ways, including evangelization and promoting the family, the dignity of life, the needs of immigrants and the poor, and respect for the Magisterium; and
      • Profile the ministries, apostolates, and Catholic leaders within the Archdiocese and our region who are effectively bring the Gospel message to the city streets and our neighborhoods.

      The Good Catholic Life also looks at the news of the day locally, nationally, and globally to explore what’s happening in the world around us from a distinctly Catholic perspective.

      Above all, The Good Catholic Life is honest, comprehensive, informative, informational, and fun, and shows that the good life is the Catholic life and the Catholic life should always be The Good Catholic Life.

      [RELATED: The Good Catholic Life website]
      [RELATED: The Station of The Cross - WQOR 1640AM website, Listen Live, Google Play free app, Apple Store free app]
      [RELATED: Radio Verite Boston]

      RT @bostoncatholic Join Father Thomas Kopp in celebrating the Octave of Easter on @CatholicTV Daily Mass this morning at 9:30!

      From St Angela/St Matthew's Twitter

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      4:00 PM
      The Good Catholic Life, weekdays 4-5PM @ 1060AM On-Air Radio Station and Online
    5. HolyMass – Weekday Afternoon Mass at St Matthew’s Dorchester @ St. Matthew's Chapel (Dorchester)
      5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

      Weekday bilingual Holy Mass at 5PM in Haitian Creole/French – Except on January 1 when the Church meet at the Cathedral of The Holy Cross for Holy Mass.

      Confessions hearing and Reconciliation is available when you let the priest celebrant know before Mass begins.  Mass – Weekday Afternoon Mass at St Matthew’s Dorchester - only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Haitian Creole and French:

      • 5:00PM on Mondays
      • 5:00PM on Tuesdays
      • 5:00PM on Wednesdays

      at St. Matthew’s chapel.

      Entrance from the church parking lot

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      HolyMass – Weekday Afternoon Mass at St Matthew’s Dorchester @ St. Matthew's Chapel (Dorchester)
  14. Apr
    24
    Thu
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      12:00 AM
      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
    2. HolyMass – Weekday Masses at St Angela’s, bilingual @ Chapel - St. Matin De Pores Chapel at St. Angela's
      9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

      Weekday bilingual Holy Mass at 9AM in English and Haitian Creole/French – Except on January 1 when the Church meet at the Cathedral of The Holy Cross for Holy Mass with Archbishop Sean Cardinal O’Malley and Father Joy.

      Confessions hearing and Reconciliation is available when you let the priest celebrant know before Mass begins. Mass – Weekday Masses at St Angela’s Mattapan

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      9:00 AM
      HolyMass – Weekday Masses at St Angela’s, bilingual @ Chapel - St. Matin De Pores Chapel at St. Angela's
    3. Hour of Divine Mercy / Hour of Great Mercy
      3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

      The Divine Mercy is a Roman Catholic devotion to the merciful love of God and the desire to let that love and mercy flow through one’s own heart towards those in need of it.

      The devotion is due to Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), who is known as the Apostle of Mercy.

      The three main themes of the devotion are:

      1. to ask for and obtain the mercy of God,
      2. to trust in Christ’s abundant mercy,
      3. and finally to show mercy to others and act as a conduit for God’s mercy towards them.

      The devotion includes specific prayers such as the Chaplet of Divine Mercy [audio].

      The primary focus of the Divine Mercy devotion is the merciful love of God and the desire to let that love and mercy flow through one’s own heart towards those in need of it.  As he dedicated the Shrine of Divine Mercy, Pope John Paul II referred to this when he said:

      Apart from the mercy of God there is no other source of hope for mankind“.

      As in the prayers that form the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, there are three main themes to the Divine Mercy devotion – listed see above.

      The first and second elements relate to the signature “Jesus I trust in You” on the Divine Mercy image and Faustina stated that on April 28, 1935, the day the first Divine Mercy Sunday was celebrated, Jesus told her:

      Every soul believing and trusting in My Mercy will obtain it.

      In her diary Faustina wrote that Jesus specified three o’clock each afternoon (3PM) as the hour at which mercy was best received, and asked her to pray the Chaplet of Mercy:

      As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it, invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners, for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul.

      Three o’clock in the afternoon corresponds to the hour at which Jesus died on the cross. This hour is called the “Hour of Divine Mercy” or the “Hour of great mercy“.

      The Image of The Divine Mercy (use with permission)

      The Image of The Divine Mercy (use with permission of Marians of The Immaculate Conception – TheDivineMercy.org )

      The chaplet contains the initial prayers as in a Rosary, then proceeds on the beads, adding specific offerings to the Father on the larger beads. On the smaller beads, it has specific other petitions for mercy. It then concludes by repeating a specific prayer for mercy [audio].

      • The Sign of the Cross on the Crucifix;
      • On large bead
        • Opening prayer:
          You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
        • Repeated three times:
          O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
      • On three smaller beads, one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and The Apostles’ Creed
      • For each of the five decades:
        • On large bead:
          Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
        • Repeated on each of the ten small Beads (10x):
          For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
      • Concluding prayers:  Doxology, repeated three times (3x):
        Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
      • Closing Prayer:
        Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
      • Conclude with the Sign of the Cross.

      [RELATED: Divine Mercy devotion and chaplet with audio]
      [RELATED: Local Divine Mercy devotions and prayers]
      [RELATED: National Shrine of Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA- link www.marian.org ]

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      3:00 PM
      Hour of Divine Mercy / Hour of Great Mercy
    4. The Good Catholic Life, weekdays 4-5PM @ 1060AM On-Air Radio Station and Online
      4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

      The Good Catholic Life is a Catholic radio show created and broadcasted in Boston and hosted by folks who grew up in and know the Boston area.

      It is all about living a good Catholic life in our hometown – i.e. Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Dorchester, Milton, Randolph, Avon, Brockton, etc … The regular host is Scot Landry and he is joined each day by a regular rotating series of co-hosts as well as guests to discuss a variety of topics of interest to Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Parish Business manager Richard Durham and parishioner Gaspard Lafalaise were invited to join as co-hosts to talk about St. Matthew’s Dorchester and St. Angela’s Mattapan Parish Family and the Haitian Boston Catholic Community – Program #0302 for Friday, May 18, 2012: Pastoral Center Service Week.

      Program #0302 for Friday, May 18, 2012: Pastoral Center Service Week

      http://www.thegoodcatholiclife.com/ Program #0302 for Friday, May 18, 2012: Pastoral Center Service Week

      In 2010, Cardinal Seán O’Malley asked Scot, who is also the Secretary for Catholic Media in the Archdiocese of Boston, to create a radio show in cooperation with WQOM 1060AM and the Station of the Cross network that would

      • Share and discuss the initiatives and efforts of Cardinal Seán to renew the Church;
      • Provide formation to understand Church teaching to live a happy, holy, and good Catholic life and to help further the Church’s mission in many ways, including evangelization and promoting the family, the dignity of life, the needs of immigrants and the poor, and respect for the Magisterium; and
      • Profile the ministries, apostolates, and Catholic leaders within the Archdiocese and our region who are effectively bring the Gospel message to the city streets and our neighborhoods.

      The Good Catholic Life also looks at the news of the day locally, nationally, and globally to explore what’s happening in the world around us from a distinctly Catholic perspective.

      Above all, The Good Catholic Life is honest, comprehensive, informative, informational, and fun, and shows that the good life is the Catholic life and the Catholic life should always be The Good Catholic Life.

      [RELATED: The Good Catholic Life website]
      [RELATED: The Station of The Cross - WQOR 1640AM website, Listen Live, Google Play free app, Apple Store free app]
      [RELATED: Radio Verite Boston]

      RT @bostoncatholic Join Father Thomas Kopp in celebrating the Octave of Easter on @CatholicTV Daily Mass this morning at 9:30!

      From St Angela/St Matthew's Twitter

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      4:00 PM
      The Good Catholic Life, weekdays 4-5PM @ 1060AM On-Air Radio Station and Online
  15. Apr
    25
    Fri
    2014

    1. STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
      12:00 AM – 10:45 PM

      Stations of The Cross – (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) – constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at Jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the Holy Land.

      On this Cross, Jesus emptied himself so that we could be filled with divine grace. This season of Lent, make it a point every day to look closely at a crucifix and pray your own “Gloria“.

      Opening Prayer

      Mary, my Mother, you were the first to live the Way of the Cross. You felt every pain and every humiliation. You were unafraid of the ridicule heaped upon you by the crowds. Your eyes were ever on Jesus and His Pain. Is that the secret of your miraculous strength? How did your loving heart bear such a burden and such a weight? As you watched Him stumble and fall, were you tortured by the memory of all the yesterdays – His birth, His hidden life and His ministry?

      You were so desirous of everyone loving Him. What a heartache it was to see so many hate Him – hate with a diabolical fury. Take my hand as I make this Way of the Cross. Inspire me with those thoughts that will make me realize how much He loves me. Give me light to apply each station to my daily life and to remember my neighbor’s needs in this Way of the Pain.

      Obtain for me the grace to understand the mystery, the wisdom and the Divine love as I go from scene to scene. Grant that my heart, like yours, may be pierced through by the sight of His sorrow and the misery and that I may determine never to offend Him again. What a price He paid to cover my sins, to open the gates of heaven for me and to fill my soul with His own Spirit.

      Sweet Mother, let us travel this way together and grant that the love in my poor heart may give you some slight consolation.

      Amen.

      ACT OF CONTRITION: O my God, my Redeemer, behold me here at Thy feet. From the bottom of my heart I am sorry for all my sins, because by them I have offended Thee, Who art infinitely good. I will die rather than offend thee again.

      The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next.

      The Fourteen Stations of The Cross

      • 1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death
      • 2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross
      • 3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time
      • 4th Station: Jesus meets his mother
      • 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross
      • 6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
      • 7th Station: Jesus falls the second time
      • 8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
      • 9th Station: Jesus falls a third time
      • 10th Station: Jesus clothes are taken away
      • 11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross
      • 12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross
      • 13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross
      • 14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

      In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ’s injunction to take up our cross and follow Him.  A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father.

      We invite you to join us every Thursday of Lent at 7PM for Stations of The Cross at St. Angela’s Mattapan church in Mattapan Square of Boston. Call 617-298-0080 or 617-436-3590 for other prayers and devotions schedule.

      [RELATED: More Devotions & Prayers at St. Angela's/St. Matthew's Parish Family]

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      12:00 AM
      STATIONS of The Cross @ St. Angela's Mattapan & St. Matthew's Dorchester
    2. HolyMass – Weekday Masses at St Angela’s, bilingual @ Chapel - St. Matin De Pores Chapel at St. Angela's
      9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

      Weekday bilingual Holy Mass at 9AM in English and Haitian Creole/French – Except on January 1 when the Church meet at the Cathedral of The Holy Cross for Holy Mass with Archbishop Sean Cardinal O’Malley and Father Joy.

      Confessions hearing and Reconciliation is available when you let the priest celebrant know before Mass begins. Mass – Weekday Masses at St Angela’s Mattapan

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      9:00 AM
      HolyMass – Weekday Masses at St Angela’s, bilingual @ Chapel - St. Matin De Pores Chapel at St. Angela's