Korean Community Celebrates One Year in New Church

December 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Director's Blog, South Korea

The Korean Community was blessed to have Bishop William McNaughton as the Main Celebrant for Mass November 17th marking the one year anniversary of their first Mass at Corpus Christi Church in Newton.

Bishop McNaughton celebrating Mass with Korean Community of Boston

Bishop McNaughton celebrating Mass with Korean Community of Boston

 

Bishop McNaughton is by no means a stranger to the Korean Community. McNaughton was born in Lawrence one of five children. He grew up on Florence Avenue, Tower Hill and attended St. Augustine Grammar School. He graduated from Central Catholic High School. McNaughton was ordained a priest of the Catholic Foreign Missionary Society of America or Maryknolls in 1953.  In 1961, shortly after the Korean war, Bishop McNaughton was ordained the Bishop of Inchon Korea making him one of the youngest Bishops in the world at the time. He was only thirty fours years of age. Now, fifty two years later, he is considered one of Korea’s great missionaries. The self-effacing bishop from Lawrence, Mass., is quick to say whatever has been accomplished in Incheon was due to the faith, generosity and hard work of countless people. “And especially the Holy Spirit,” he adds.

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Bishop McNaughton praying the opening collect with Deacon Kim and Father Lee.

 

Bishop McNaughton continues to be a great inspiration to the Korean Catholic Community. It was an honor to have him celebrate the Mass for this important celebration of the Korean community of Boston. The Anniversary Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Dominic Jung, the pastor of the community; Fr. Abraham Lee, the parochial vicar; and Fr. Michael Harrington, Director of the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity for the Archdiocese of Boston.

Bishop McNaughton with concelebrants and Deacon.

Bishop McNaughton with concelebrants and Deacon.

 

Fr. Michael Harrington and Fr. Dominic Jung

Fr. Michael Harrington and Fr. Dominic Jung

 

Following the Mass, the community hosted a wonderful banquet at the Newton Marriott Hotel.

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To see a great slideshow of the Korean Community’s celebration click here

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