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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...]

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...]

"The Mass celebrated by Bishop John Dooher for the annual convention of the African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States, July 31 at St. Mary Parish in Randolph. The, which was also held in Randolph, ran from July 28 through Aug. 1.
Pilot photo/ Christopher S. Pineo 
" 16th Annual Convention of the African Priests and Sisters in the United States (ACCCRUS), July 2015

The African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States (ACCCRUS) is an association of African priests, men and women religious who are working or studying in the United States.  They form a vital part of the pastoral outreach of the church in America, serving the needs of many... [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...]

17319478216_9f7bf57c79_n 2015 Hispanic Community Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

Every year on the first Saturday of the month of May, the Hispanic community of the Archdiocese of Boston publicly honors the Mother of God at the Shrine of our Lady of Fatima in Holliston, MA. This year about 1,000 people came together to celebrate our Lady on May 2nd. The day started with the procession... [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...]

Celebration-for-Pilar-Feb-2015 Pilar Latorre’s Pastoral Center Fare-Well Reception

On Thursday, February 26th, 2015 the staff at the Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Boston, in the Presence of Cardinal Seàn O’Malley, held a fare-bye party for Maria Pilar Latorre, as she gets ready to retire and move back to her homeland of Madrid, Spain. Pilar Latorre and Cardinal Sean... [Read more...]

MLK-Prayer-Service-Featured-Image Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast January 2015

On the bright sunny morning of Monday, January 19, 2015, 100 people gathered for the 30’th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center in Roxbury. The day began with the Archdiocese of Boston Black Catholic Choir leading everyone in song and an invocation... [Read more...]

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