Mass: Entrance Procession

Consecration

                    ANNUAL WALK WITH MARY ON DIVINE MERCY SATURDAY VIGIL APRIL 7TH, 2018

​                                          BASILICA OF OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP,  BOSTON, MA















































Psalm cont'd.

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.

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                                                               VENERATION OF RELICS OF SAINTS

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.

Processionreturning to Basilica for conclusion of 'Walk with Mary' with Final Blessing


              Consecration

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

Opening Prayers by Rev. Michael Harrington, Director of Ethnic Diversity, Archdiocese of Boston

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

                        Homily

Processional Hymn, followed by Veneration of Relic of Heart of St. Padre Pio

Prayer over Gifts, Sanctus

     Ordination of Transitional Deacon: Jan. 9th, 2016 at Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, MA

Haitian Community carrying Icon of Mother of Perpetual Help,  praising Mary in song

  2016 Archdiocesan Events Attended by Members of Legion of Mary

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.

                                CARDINAL SEAN PATRICK O'MALLEY, OFM, CAP. PRESIDED AT THE MASS

             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

       Homily continued


  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

Preparation of Altar and Gifts cont'd

Faithful in exultation giving Praise and Glory to God waving white banners

                           Boston Regional Senatus

Liturgy of Holy Eucharist

Procession of Icon of Divine Mercy into Basilical of Mother of Perpetual Help

EVENTS OF 2018 PARTICIPATED BY MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS IN SOLIDARITY WITH HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

Children dressed as St. Faustina, accompanied by choral singing

             MASS AT CATHEDRAL  OF THE HOLY CROSS CELEBRATING FEAST OF ST. PATRICK

                                                    PATRON SAINT OF ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON

                                                                                          March 17th, 2016

        Seven New Transitional Deacons by His Eminence, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, Cap. OFM, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Boston, MA: Christopher Bae, Matthew Conley, Patrick Fiorillo, Thomas Cignac, Stephen LeBlanc, Huan Ngo and Thomas Sullivan.

                                                                                                                                    

Preparation of Altar and Gifts

Invocation of the Holy Spirit by Rev. Michael Harrington

Procession into the street round the Basilica begins

Holy Rosary Glorious Mysteries Led by Rev. Sean, FPO; recitation then proceeded in different ethnic languages

Blessing of Shamrocks

Walking with Priests of Primitive Observance (FPO) leading Procession

                                                                       CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS, BOSTON, MA: SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2016

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!

Rosary Prayed in Aramaeic

Polish and Phillipino

communities

  MASS IN HONOR OF ST. PADRE PIO, FOLLOWED BY VENERATION OF RELIC OF HIS HEART

Homily cont'd

Multilingual Rosary Prayer cont'd

                   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

                   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)

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.

Msgr. Moroney Rector of Saint John Seminary gave a most wonderful story of St. Patrick's life and mission.

Rosary prayed in Vietnamese

        IMPORTANT EVENTS OF 2017, PARTICIPATED BY MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY

                                                                     BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS IN SOLIDARITY

Exposition of Most blessed Sacrament

   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 BISHOP MARK O'CONNER, BISHOP OF ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON, NORTH REGION

 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.

Holy Communion of Faithful

Psalm 89

singing by Spanish choir with waving of white banners


    Members of Legion of Mary with

     His Eminence Cardinal O'Malley

                              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

Singing by Haitian Choir

Procession outside cont'd

Procession proceeding with continuous singing by Haitians and several Ethnic Faith Communities: Portiguese, Nigerians, Cape Verdians, S. Koreans

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VERY REVEREND KEVIN O'LEARY, VF, RECTOR OF CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS PRESIDED AT THE MASS

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Great exultation and joy as Faithful welcomed Our Lord Jesus of the Divine Mercy

 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'Connel spoke of Patrick's life in captivity as a slave, hisescape and oordination as priest, returned to Ireland, country of his captivity, evangelizing Ireland, and converting many Irish ppeople. His greatest virtue is Love of God with complete dependence on God, hid deep prayer life which obtaining for him the Grace to forgive  wihout 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 for his wonderful contribution to the celebrations.

Phillipino  Community of Faithful carrying the banner of Jesus of Divine Mercy with the Immaculate  Heart. Icon of Our Lady of Penafort following behindsinging joyfully as they processed. Joyful singing of Haitian Community following behind


Homily by Rev. Brendan D'Arcy, SMA

A member of Legion of Mary venerating relic of Heart of St. Padre Pio

      IMPORTANT PAST ​EVENTS OF 2014 ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY


​                           Mass and Veneration of Relic of Pope St. John Paul II

                   The event was celebrated by Archbishop Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap.,

                            Cathedral of the Holy Cross, on the Feast of Corpus Christi,  June 22nd, 2014.                     

           PRESIDING: HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL ARCHBISHOP,  SEAN P. O'MALLEY, CAP. OFM, ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON

Vietnamese Choir singing

Prayers of the Faithful in Galleic

       Second Reading:

1 Corinthian 9: 19-27

                                              VENERATION OF BODY OF ST. MARIA GORETTI, SAINT OF MERCY: December 8th, 2015

First Reading

 New England Legion of Mary