Iraq

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...]

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...]

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...]

fire Iraqi Exaltation of the Holy Cross

On the evening of Sept. 8, I joined with the Iraqi Community for a traditional celebration to anticipate the Feast day of the Holy Cross which the Church celebrates on September 14. The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates three historical events: the finding of the True Cross by Saint... [Read more...]