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...]

Jan. 1, 2016 Haitian Celebration 167 Haitian Independence Day Mass With Cardinal Sean O’Malley, January 2016

On Friday, January 1, 2016, the 213’Th anniversary of Haiti’s independence, about 1000 people from throughout the Archdiocese of Boston gathered at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston to celebrate Haiti’s independence and the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.  Cardinal Sean O’Malley was... [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...]

21670475803_2f268c95fb_k Ordination of Permanent Deacons, October 2015

On this past Saturday, October 17th, Cardinal Sean O’Malley ordained twelve men as Permanent Deacons at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The Cathedral was filled, in which present were priests, deacons, family & friends of those ordained. As Cardinal O’Malley ordained each man, he instructs... [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...]

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...]

10863949_10152801941243067_3284483788776874877_o Fr. Garcia Brenneville’s Incardination- April 7, 2015

On April 7th, Cardinal Sean O’Malley officially welcomed Fr. Garcia Breneville as a Priest of Boston through a simple Incardination Mass which took place at 12:05pm at the Archdiocese of Boston Pastoral Center. Fr. Garcia Breneville being congratulated by the other priests Cardinal Sean O’Malley... [Read more...]

feature imagee Healy Award Dinner, November 21st, 2014

Lorraine “Ma” Smith and Lorna DesRoses received recognition for their work on behalf of the Black Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Boston at the 21st annual Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Dinner, held Nov. 21 at Lombardo’s in Randolph. Smith received the Bishop Healy Award... [Read more...]

feature imagee Haitian Independence Day Celebration, January 1st, 2015

On New Years Day, January 1st, 2015, Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross for the Haitian Community, as they celebrated their home country’s Independence Day. The Cathedral was almost entirely full, and many Haitian priests and deacons participated in... [Read more...]

feature-image Enculturation Program – December 9th-12th

From Tuesday, December 9th to Friday, December 12th, the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity launched its first annual session of The Enculturation Program: An Orientation for Foreign Priests Serving in Boston. The program was hosted by Fr. Michael Harrington, Director of the Office of Outreach... [Read more...]

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