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...]

Chinese-Community-Featured-image Chinese Community St. James Boston New Year February 22, 2015

On the morning of February 22, 2015 the Chinese Catholic Community of St.James in Boston gathered to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year. The celebrations began with a beautiful Mass presided by Cardinal Sean O’Malley and concelebrated by Fr. Peter Shen, Chaplin to Chinese Catholic Community... [Read more...]

feature image Chinese Community Holiday Celebrations

The Chinese Community at St. James the Greater Church located in Boston’s Chinatown, had an eventful Christmas season. Early on in the month of December, a group of lay members of the community performed Christmas carols in a visit to South Cove Manor & Rehabilitation in Quincy. As it got closer... [Read more...]

feature-image Chinese Community Thanksgiving, November 23, 2014

Fr. Michael Harrington recently had the blessing to join the Chinese Community of the Archdiocese of Boston as they celebrated Thanksgiving. Fr. Peter Shen was the main celebrant of the Mass which was followed by a reception. Members of the community gathered for authentic Chinese food as they gave thanks... [Read more...]

Chinese-1 Chinese Community Christmas Day

I visited the Chinese Catholic Community on Christmas Day 2013. Fr. Peter Shen was the Main Celebrant. The Community had a beautiful Mass in the Main church of St. James the Greater in Boston. Then, they went downstairs to the hall where Santa Claus greeted all the children. Below are pictures of the... [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...]

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...]

DSC_0307 Chinese Community Christmas and Thanksgiving celebrations

I had the great blessing of joining the Chinese Community on both Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. It is always wonderful to see the community celebrate together. Like many of our ethnic communities, the Chinese people most often do not have much of their family here in the United States and as such... [Read more...]

Cheverus award Cardinal bestows Cheverus Awards on members of Ethnic Communities

Each year, Cardinal Seán O’Malley recognizes the contributions of dozens of laypeople, religious, and deacons in the Archdiocese of Boston with the awarding of the Cheverus medals. These individuals and couples are recommended by their pastors (or in the case of religious and deacons, their regional... [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...]