We wish you: 'A Merry Christmas"
MASS FOR OPENING OF THE HOLY DOOR OF THE CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS IN YEAR OF MERCY:
in union with All the Archdiocese of USA
Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, December 8th, 2015-November 8th, 2016
Permanent Deacons Ordained by Archbishop Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, Cap. OFM, at Holy Ghost Church, Sept. 29th. 2018:
Osvaldo Fernandez, David Giangiordano, Robert Horne, Charles Kelley, Julio Sanchez, Francis Sung, James Thompson, Cristino Ynfaante
Preparation of Altar and Gifts
CULTURAL CELEBRATION OF 'WALKING WITH MARY' IN YEAR OF MERCY
THROUGH THE HOLY DOOR
CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS, BOSTON, MA
April 2nd, 2016
CARDINAL SEAN PATRICK O'MALLEY, OPENED CELEBRATION IN CATHEDRAL WITH PRAYERS, ASSISTED BY REV. MICHAEL HARRINGTON. THERE WAS JOYFUL SINGING, FOLLOWED BY PROCESSION OUTSIDE THE CATHEDRAL IN THE STREETS AROUND, AND BACK INTO THE CATHEDRAL THROUGH THE HOLY DOOR OF THE CATHEDRAL: REPORTED THAT 2,500 FAITHFUL PARTICIPATED.
First Reading: Isiah 52: 7-10
VERY REVEREND KEVIN O'LEARY, VF, RECTOR OF CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS PRESIDED AT THE MASS
Vietnamese Youth Choir
IMPORTANT PAST EVENTS OF 2014 ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY
MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION OF WALK WITH MARY ON DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY APRIL 2018: CELEBRATED BY HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL SEAN PATRICK O'MALLEY, OFM CAP, ARCHBISHOP OF BOSTON
Faithful lined up to kiss Baby Jesus after Holy Communion
Multilingual Rosary Prayer cont'd
Opening Prayer of Mass
ORDINATION OF 8 NEW PRIESTS OF ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON BY
HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL SEAN P. O'MALLEY CAP. OFM
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, LOWELL, MA,
MAY 20TH, 2017
Recessional Hymn: Lift High The Cross
Third to 5th Grade CCD students sang Christmas Carols for the faithful at the Social after Mass
MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION OF MASS OF PROPAGATION OF FAITH CELEBRATED BY HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL SEAN O'MALLEY, OFM CAP, ARCHBISHOP OF BOSTON, OCTOBER 2!, 2018, OUR LADY COMFORTER OF THE AFFLICTED, WALTHAM, MA
The annual celebration of the Feast of St. Patrick is always a very joyful and edifying event not only for Irish Catholics, but for All Catholics of the Archdiocese, very well aware that St. Patrick through his missionaries had produced many conversions throughout the world and had touched many Catholic lives. So we All come to thank God for His gift of St.Patrick to us as we honor St. Patrick with our celebrations.
Most Rev. Bishop O'Connor spoke of Patrick's life in captivity as a slave, his escape and ordination as priest, returned to Ireland, country of his captivity, evangelizing Ireland, and converting many Irish people. His greatest virtue is Love of God with complete dependence on God, hid deep prayer life which obtaining for him the Grace to forgive without counting. We do well to emulate St. Patrick and ask for his intercession.
After Mass, worshipers received blessed shamrocks to grace their homes and were also entertained with a wonderful reception, with Irish dance and songs. Members of Legion of Mary attended the Mass and reception, and left joyful and grateful for all the blessings received, and thanking the Rector of the Cathedral, Very Rev. Kevin O.Leary, VF, for his wonderful contribution to the celebrations.
A member of Legion of Mary venerating relic of Heart of St. Padre Pio
Gospel Antiphon, Gospel
MASS OF VIGIL OF PENTECOST, MAY 14TH, 2016, CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS,
ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON
CELEBRANT-HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL ARCHBISHOP SEAN P. O'MALLEY, CAP. OFM
Legion of Mary members, Sylvia Mary Yuet Ooi, MD (President, Boston Regional Senatus) and Milly Mutebi (Assist. Secretary), with His Eminence Cardinal Sean O'Malley after Vigil Mass Pentecost.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY MASS: CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS, BOSTON, MA:
December 13th, 2015
Presiding: Most Rev. Bishop Emeritus Donald Joseph Leo Pelletier
Veneration of the Relics of Louise and Zellie Martin (Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux;
her Parents were canonized on October 18th, 2015, by Pope Francis in Rome)
Holy Communion of Faithful
Lamb of God, holy Communion
Procession proceeding with continuous singing by Haitians and several Ethnic Faith Communities: Portiguese, Nigerians, Cape Verdians, S. Koreans
Great exultation and joy as Faithful welcomed Our Lord Jesus of the Divine Mercy
Phillipino Community of Faithful carrying the banner of Jesus of Divine Mercy with the Immaculate Heart. Icon of Our Lady of Penafrancia following behind singing joyfully as they processed. Joyful singing of Haitian Community following behind
Homily by Rev. Brendan D'Arcy, SMA
Offertory hymn and prayers
PRESIDING: HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL ARCHBISHOP, SEAN P. O'MALLEY, CAP. OFM, ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON
Ordination of Candidatesbegins
Homily by Cardinal Sean
Laying of hands and prayer
Procession into the street round the Basilica begins
Holy Rosary Glorious Mysteries Led by Rev. Sean, FPO; recitation then proceeded in different ethnic languages
Newly ordained Priests concelebrated Mass
MASS OF ORDINATION OF PERMANENT DEACONS, CELEBRATED BY HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL SEAN P. O'MALLEY, OFM CAP, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018, HOLY GHOST PARISH
EIGHT DEACONS WERE ORDAINED, ONE OF THE DEACONS, FRANCIS SUNG, WAS FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM THE BOSTON CHINESE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (BCCC), FORMED 50 YEARS AGO AND WORSHIPPING
ST. JAMES CHURCH, CHINATOWN, MA
Mass celebrated by Most Reverend Bishop Peter J. Uglietto, Titular Bishop of Thubursicum, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, Vicar General, was attended by members of Legion of Mary. At the end of Mass and following the opening of the Holy Door and the procession making entry through the Holy Door, legionaries made attempts to introduce Legion of Mary to worshippers, by distributing Legion pamphlets and miraculous medals.
Singing by Haitian Choir
Homily by His Eminence
CHRISTMAS 2018 WITH CHINESE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY AT ST JAMES CHURCH
The Celebration began with Mass celebrated by Mass by Parochial Vicar Rev Fr. Joseph Zhang with Rev. Fr. Peter Sung guest priest, as Concelebrant. After Mass was followed by a social which began with Christmas Carols sung by CCD children grades 3-5, distribution of gifts to children by Mr. Brian Avery dressed as Sancta Claus. It was a very festive social filled with the Holy Spirit, bonding the congregation in fraternal love, with gratitude for all who served as organizers and servers in every manner.
Second Reading in Spanish
Faithful in exultation giving Praise and Glory to God waving white banners
Walking with Priests of Primitive Observance (FPO) leading Procession
CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS, BOSTON, MA: SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2016
Handing of the book
MASS CELEBRATION OF FEAST DAY OF ST. PATRICK, PATRON SAINT OF ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON
CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS, BOSTON, MARCH 17TH 2017:
PRESIDING: ARCHBISHOP OF BOSTON CARDINAL SEAN PATRICK O'MALLEY, CAP. OFM.
HOMILIST: MOST REVERAND AUXILIARY BISHOP MARK O'CONNER, BISHOP OF ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON, NORTH REGION
singing by Spanish choir with waving of white banners
Procession outside cont'd
Holy Communion with music
His Eminence Cardinal O'Malley, Cap. OFM with his eight newly ordained Priests: Rev. Jason Giombetti, Rev. Pablo Gomis, Rev. Kevin Leaver, Rev. Godfrey Musabe, Rev. Wellington Oliviera, Rev. Joel Santos, Rev. William Sexton, and Rev. Michael Zimmerman.
CELEBRATION OF FEAST OF ST. PATRICK, PATRON SAINT OF ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON
OUR LADY'S CHAPEL, CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS, BOSTON, MA, MARCH 17TH, 2018
Christmas Carols singers were given gifts after their singing
MASS IN HONOR OF ST. PADRE PIO, FOLLOWED BY VENERATION OF RELIC OF HIS HEART
Catholics venerate body of St. Maria Goretti of Mercy, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross; there was opening Mass in the morning and a second Mass at 7 PM. Visiting Faithful prayed their special intentions, and touched the glass case enclosing the body with sacramentals. Members of Legion of Mary attended the event and at the end of the veneration, invited some Catholics to join the Legion of Mary.
First Reading in Chinese
Exposition of Most Blessed Sacrament
Members of Legion of Mary with
His Eminence Cardinal O'Malley
second reading in Spanish
VENERATION OF BODY OF ST. MARIA GORETTI, SAINT OF MERCY: December 8th, 2015
Blessed Shamrocks by Statue of St. Patrick, and by Shrine of Our Lady offered to Parishioners, Friends and guests after Mass. A Reception with Irish music and dance and Irish confectonery were provided to the delight of the people. There was great joy and gratitude from the Holy Spirit
Northeastern Chapter of Legion of Mary of America
Boston Regional Senatus
Grateful Thanks to His Eminence, Final Blessing
Welcome to His Eminence, and Mass begins
Polish and Phillipino
Rosary prayed in Vietnamese
IMPORTANT EVENTS OF 2017, PARTICIPATED BY MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY
BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS IN SOLIDARITY
Seven Priests ordained by His Eminence Cardinal Sean P O'Malley at Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Father Baldamar Gaza, Father Joseph Kim, Father Benito Stanley Moreno Rosario, Father Lambert Nieme, Father Andrea Povero, Father Michael Stephen Rora, and Father Eric Josias Valesquez.
His Eminence addresses the Faithful ending with praying Regina Coeli
MASS OF WORLD MISSION SUNDAY MASS, FOLLOWED BY VENERATION OF RELIC OF ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA,
OCTOBER 2017, CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS, BOSTON, MA:
PRESIDING: VERY REV. MSGR. WILLIAM FAY, DIRECTOR , PROPAGATION OF FAITH, ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON.
Mass was celebrated with multilingual prayers and singing, with worshipers dressed joyfully in their cultural costumes.
Entrance Procession into the Basilica of Our Mother of Perpetual Help con'ted. Children of different Ethnic Peoples participated in the Procession, carrying a spray of flowers. Most prominent were Children dressed as St. Faustina, carrying a picture of Our Lord Jesus of Divine Mercy
Children dressed as St. Faustina, accompanied by choral singing
Brotherly embrace expressing filial love in Christ
Rosary Prayed in Aramaeic
Mr. Brian Avery dressed as Sancta Clausedistributed gifts to
Processional Hymn, followed by Veneration of Relic of Heart of St. Padre Pio
Prayer over Gifts, Sanctus
EVENTS OF 2018 PARTICIPATED BY MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS IN SOLIDARITY WITH HOLY MOTHER CHURCH (in these events Mary Members
introduce themselves and give out Miraculous Medals)
Invocation of the Holy Spirit by Rev. Michael Harrington
Great joy filled the congregation attending the Mass. A pervasive sense of deep faith, hope, fraternal love, unity and solidarity was visibly present as the Holy Spirit came upon the people as they prayed fervently as lighting a bright bonfire, calling on God to hear them. It was all very beautiful indeed!
Worshippers of diverse ethnic cultures attended the Mass including Members of Legion of Mary, who were among the invited guests. The worshippers were filled with the great joy of the Holy Spirit, inspiring them to praise of God in prayer, song and dance; ALL were grateful for the opportunity to gather in unity in charity, fraternal love and solidarity, bearing true witness to Christ present among ALL at the Mass. Bishop Emeritus Petlletier who himself had served in the missions and was formerly the bishop of Morondava, Madagascar. He gave a most inspiring homily. He truly moved the hearts of worshipers. After Mass, veneration of the Relics of Sts. Loiuise and Zelli Martin proceeded.
Legion of Mary members attended the event with great joy. At the completion of the celebration and the veneration of the Relics of St. Louise and Zelli Martin, Legionaries distributed Legion pamphlets to introduce Legion of Mary to some worshippers, as they were leaving.
Adults joined in singing with Fr. Joseph
Processionreturning to Basilica for conclusion of 'Walk with Mary' with Final Blessing
Opening Prayers by Rev. Michael Harrington, Director of Ethnic Diversity, Archdiocese of Boston
Preparation of Altar and Gifts cont'd
Procession of Icon of Divine Mercy into Basilica of Mother of Perpetual Help
Blessing of Shamrocks
Mass: Entrance Procession
Call of Candidates for Permanent Diaconate
Laying of hands and prayer of Consecration
Haitian Community carrying Icon of Mother of Perpetual Help, praising Mary in song
Liturgy of Holy Eucharist
Vietnamese Choir singing
Prayers of the Faithful in Galleic
Hymn: 'Ubi Caritas'
ORDINATION OF PRIESTS FOR THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON AT BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP, MAY 19TH, 2018, BY HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL ARCHBISHOP SEAN P. O'MALLEY, OFM CAP.
Litany of the Saints
1 Corinthian 9: 19-27
VENERATION OF RELICS OF SAINTS