Cape Verde

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...]

2014-08-02 21.29.57 Black Catholic “Kujenga” Retreat – August 2014

During the weekend of August 1- 3, 2014, young people from the Archdiocese of Boston and various dioceses around New England participated in the annual Kujenga-Viongozi Black Catholic Youth retreat at Betania II Retreat Center in Medway, MA. This year, the retreat director was Fr. Chris Rhodes, from... [Read more...]

IMG_2789 Feast of St. John The Baptist celebrated by the Cape Verdean Community – June, 2014

For over 30 years, the Cape Verdean community of the Archdiocese of Boston celebrates the Feast of St. John the Baptist, a tradition celebrated by the Catholic faithful of the Cape Verde islands. Every year Catholic Cape Verdeans of New England gather for this celebration with Holy Mass, a procession... [Read more...]

Leir-Feauture Young Adult Council Christmas Party 2013

The Cultural Diversity Young Adult Council held an after Christmas (but still in the Christmas Season) party on Dec. 26th at St. Patrick Manor Nursing Home in Framingham. We started off the evening Caroling in the dining room for all the residents and then we ventured up and down ever Wing of the Manor... [Read more...]

Unknown Nelson Mandela Thank you!

  Some of Nelson Mandela’s greatest Quotes “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart... [Read more...]

cheverus-a Cheverus Awards 2013: A Great Class!

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley said the work of the Church would grind to a halt if not for people like those who received the Cheverus Award, Nov. 24, at a vespers service for the Solemnity of Christ the King. Cardinal Sean preaching at Cheverus Awards “Each year we gather at this time so that... [Read more...]

Healy Healy Award Dinner 2013 Record Numbers!!

The Theme of the 2013 Healy Award Dinner presented by the Office of Black Catholics and Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity   Guests at the Office for Black Catholics’ 20th Annual Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Dinner, Nov. 23, heard from past and present recipients of two awards... [Read more...]

Cape Verdean Feast of St. John the Baptist

On Sunday, June 23, 2013 the Cape Verdean Community of St. Edith Stein Parish in Brockton and St. Patrick & St. Peter Parish in Boston gathered at St. Edith Stein to celebrate the Feast of St. John the Baptist.  Fr. Irineau celebrated the Mass, concelebrating were: Fr. Joe, Fr. Carlos, Fr. Ben,... [Read more...]

Bishop James Augustine Healy Bishop James Healy Award Dinner

The 19’th annual Bishop James A. Healy Award Dinner was held on Saturday, November 3, at the Lantana in Randolph.  During the evening, Cardinal Sean O’Malley presented the Bishop James Augustine Healy award to Mr. Anthony Owens, a parishioner of St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Roxbury and Clerk... [Read more...]

Staff of the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity Staff

I would like to begin to introduce you to the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity Staff. We serve at the pleasure of Cardinal Sean O’Malley the Archbishop of Boston. Below is a picture taken of us recently followed by an article I wrote for Cardinal Sean’s blog a little over a year... [Read more...]