Chinese Community St. James Boston New Year February 22, 2015

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under China, Director's Blog, Hong Kong

On the morning of February 22, 2015 the Chinese Catholic Community of St.James in Boston gathered to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year.

The celebrations began with a beautiful Mass presided by Cardinal Sean O’Malley and concelebrated by Fr. Peter Shen, Chaplin to Chinese Catholic Community and Fr. Joe Baggetta, Parochial Vicar of St. James Church in Boston.

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Cardinal Séan O’Malley, Fr. Peter Shen, chaplain to the Chinese Catholic Community, and Fr. Joe Bagetta Parochial Vicar of St. James Church along with the Altar Servers at St. James Parish

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The Leung Family with Cardinal O’Malley

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Cardinal O’Malley, Fr. Peter Peter Shen and Fr. Joe Bagetta along with the children who danced at the reception

Following Mass, all headed to the Parish Center to enjoy different dishes of food, singing, and dancing presentations by the children and youth of the Chinese Parish Community. Fr. Michael Harrington, Director for the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity attended the reception.

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The Chinese Community Singing at the Reception

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Fr. Michael Harrington, Director of the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity, along with some of the dancers

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Fr. Michael Harrington and parishioners of the St. James Chinese Community

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A Parishioner couple and their daughter

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Another parishioner family

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