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20160402divinemercyvigil_gm0031_25598458463_o Walking with Mary – A Multicultural Pilgrimage of Faith April 2016

Taking the opportunity of the fact that 2016 has been declared as the Jubilee of Mercy, the His Holiness Pope Francis, The Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity wanted to honor the opportunity for our 40 different ethnic Catholic communities to come together and and pass through the doors of Mercy.... [Read more...]

DSC_0175 Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, January 2016

This past Monday, January 18, was the second year that the Office for Black Catholics has had the opportunity to work together with St. Katharine Drexel Parish  to sponsor the 31’st annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast. MLK Poster Attendees at the breaskfast Moment of prayer at the... [Read more...]

The 2015 Cheverus Awards Vespers service celebrated Nov. 29, the First Sunday of Advent at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley. Pilot photo/ Gregory L. Tracy Cheverus Award Ceremony, November 2015

On November 29th of 2015, Cardinal Seán O’Malley honored 127 laypersons, deacons and religious at the annual Bishop Cheverus Award Ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. This annual ceremony, named after the Archdiocese of Boston’s first Bishop, began in 2008 as a way to honor and... [Read more...]

Healy 2015 051 Annual Bishop Healy Award Dinner, November 2015

The Bishop Healy award dinner began 22 years ago as a way for the community to gather and celebrate the lives of those who served within the Black Catholic Community in the Archdiocese of Boston.  Some of the honorees have included, Dr. Sylvia Quarrel-Simons, Most Honorable David Nelson and Barbara... [Read more...]

"The Mass celebrated by Bishop John Dooher for the annual convention of the African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States, July 31 at St. Mary Parish in Randolph. The, which was also held in Randolph, ran from July 28 through Aug. 1.
Pilot photo/ Christopher S. Pineo 
" 16th Annual Convention of the African Priests and Sisters in the United States (ACCCRUS), July 2015

The African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States (ACCCRUS) is an association of African priests, men and women religious who are working or studying in the United States.  They form a vital part of the pastoral outreach of the church in America, serving the needs of many... [Read more...]

20150802Kujenga_gm_003 O.B.C. Kujenga Retreat 2015

On the weekend of July 31st– August 1st 2015, the Office of Black Catholic Ministries held its annual youth/young-adult retreat entitled Kujenga. Kujenga-Viongozi are Swahili words that mean, “To build leadership.”  The purpose of Kujenga-Viongozi is to develop leadership skills among high... [Read more...]

featuredimage Ugandan Martyrs Day Celebration, June 2015

On the beautiful afternoon of June 14th, 2015, the Ugandan Community of the Archdiocese of Boston gathered in their home parish, St. Mary’s Church in Waltham, to celebrate the feast of the Ugandan Martyrs. With great joy, the Ugandan community welcomed Most Reverend Joseph Anthony Zziwa, Bishop... [Read more...]

11012948_999952203356710_859622833653913542_n Cape Verdean Community of Roxbury Celebration of Our Lady of Fátima

On Sunday, May 11th, the Cape Verdean Community at St. Patrick Parish in Roxbury celebrated their annual devotion to our Lady of Fátima, where over 4,000 people were present. The Republic of Cape Verde was founded by Portuguese settlers in the 15th century, it then became a very important trading point... [Read more...]

16697622593_61f9b7878b_z The 2015 Archdiocese of Boston Awards Banquet

On the evening of April 29th, 2015, the Archdiocese of Boston Office for Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support of Youth and Young Adult held it’s annual Awards Banquet celebrating those involved in Middle School and High School youth ministry, Young Adult ministry, CYO Athletics, Scouting... [Read more...]

11035708_931152426937348_4532146383765787653_o Ethnic Communities Holy Week 2015

Holy week is the most important and special week of our Catholic Faith,  and it is particularly special how our Ethnic Communities go about celebrating Holy Week. Starting with Palm Sunday, bringing the community outside into procession is a beautiful testimony for all of those to see the and acknowledge... [Read more...]

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