Middle East

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...]

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...]

4nlpast6xozdunmi-large Iraqi Community Exaltation of the Holy Cross September 2015

On September 13th, 2015, the Iraqi Community of the Archdiocese of Boston celebrated the Eid Al- Salib or the Feast of Holy Cross, the finding of the cross Jesus was crucified on. The Holy Mass was celebrated by Fr. Bassim Shoni, chaplain of the Iraqi Community, in the Syriac rite making the celebration... [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...]

11182146_10152789975027606_638097753816357688_n Syrian Community Archbishop of Aleppo Comes to the Archdiocese of Boston

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015,  Melkite Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart of Aleppo Syria landed in Boston with the mission of making the plight of Christians in Syria known and to testify to their courage in trying to rebuild their existence in the face of constant threats to their lives. Archbishop... [Read more...]

10366163_10152425224813405_5318382621381253074_n Iraqi’s Community 5th Anniversary – October 25th, 2014

On October 25th, Our Lady of Mesopotamia Syriac Catholic Mission celebrated the 5th anniversary at Our Lady of Lourdes in Newton, MA. It’s the first and only Syriac Catholic mission in the Archdiocese of Boston and in New England in all. The celebration was limited to a Holy Mass celebrated by Father... [Read more...]

10637935_10101746042678289_1376166455_n Iraqi Feast of the Holy Cross Celebration – September 13th, 2014

On September 13th, 2014, the Iraqi Community of the Archdiocese of Boston celebrated the Eid Al- Salib or the Feast of Holy Cross, the finding of the cross Jesus was crucified on. The Holy Mass was celebrated by Fr. Bassim Shoni, chaplain of the Iraqi Community, in the Syriac rite making the celebration... [Read more...]

IMG_4377 Mass for Peace and End of Persecution of Christians in Iraq – August 2014

On Saturday, August 16th, 2014, the Iraqi Community of Boston celebrated a special Mass for the peace and the end of the persecution of Christians in Iraq. Faithful from different ethnic backgrounds joined this community in solidarity with the great suffering they are going through. In the last few weeks,... [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...]

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