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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...]

"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...]

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...]

2014-08-02 21.29.57 Black Catholic “Kujenga” Retreat – August 2014

During the weekend of August 1- 3, 2014, young people from the Archdiocese of Boston and various dioceses around New England participated in the annual Kujenga-Viongozi Black Catholic Youth retreat at Betania II Retreat Center in Medway, MA. This year, the retreat director was Fr. Chris Rhodes, from... [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...]

Unknown Nelson Mandela Thank you!

  Some of Nelson Mandela’s greatest Quotes “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart... [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...]

Healy Healy Award Dinner 2013 Record Numbers!!

The Theme of the 2013 Healy Award Dinner presented by the Office of Black Catholics and Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity   Guests at the Office for Black Catholics’ 20th Annual Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Dinner, Nov. 23, heard from past and present recipients of two awards... [Read more...]

“Lead Me, Guide Me” Workshop

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, about 60 people from various parishes throughout our Archdiocese as well as the diocese of Providence gathered for a workshop at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Dorchester to introduce the new edition of the “Lead Me Guide Me Hymnal”. The workshop presenters, Kim Harris... [Read more...]

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