Boston Regional Senatus
Deacon Abishai assisted Cardinal O'Malley at the Mass. Priests of Archdiocese of Boston, FPO, Religious,
members of Legion of Mary and guests attended the Sacred Event
Arts Performers were applauded with gratitude
Reception and Cultural events begin
Chris Shaw: 2nd Reading of Mass
Members of Legion of Mary and Friends at Mass
This Relic of St. Anthony consists of a piece of skin from St. Anthony's face. Photos I and II are taken at Our Lady's Chapel, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Archdiocese of Boston, MA
Prayers of the Faithful with Celebrant
CHRISTMAS DAY 2017, AT ST. JAMES CHURCH
Brother F. Limbo of Legion of Mary: 1st Reading of Mass
Faithful filed in lined to venerate Relics of Marian Saints of Mercy
Rev. Grover: Meditations on 'Presentation'
MASS OF PROFESSION OF NOVICE SOLANUS TO BE A BROTHER OF FRANCISCANS OF PRIMITIVE OBSERVANCE (FPO), JANUARY 2017, AT St. PATRICK'S CHURCH, ROXBURY, MA. THE EVENT WAS VERY JOYFUL AND THE FAITHFUL ATTENDED THE RECEPTION AFTER MASS. MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENT AND WERE FILLED WITH GRATITUDE AS THEY WITNESSED GOD'S BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS
Legion of Mary Members participated in the March for Life; Marchers were not deterred by the forecast of a blizzard that was to blanket Washington DC on the day of the March. The March began with a Life Rally at the National Mall, after morning Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. After Mass Legion of Mary members distributed Legion of Mary pamphlets to youths at the Shrine. Marchers were filled with zeal and resolve to protect the dignity of human life from conception to the end of natural life; arriving in front of the Supreme Court. Thanks be to God that moderate snowing started only after the march was over: we arrived back to Boston safely.
Tanya Skypeck sang the Gospel
2nd Reading: Romans 9:1-5
THIRD ORDER RELICS OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA WAS BROUGHT TO SEVERAL CHURCHES OF ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON, INCLUDING ON OCTOBER 10, TO ST. ANTHONY'S NATIONAL SHRINE, 100 ARCH ST. BOSTON, MA; AND OCTOBER 6, TO THE CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS: SOME EXCERPTS OF MASS AND VENERATION OF THE RELICS AT ST. ANTHONY'S SHRINE ARE SHOWN. AT CONCLUSION OF MASS SOME MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY INTRODUCED THEMSELVES AND GAVE OUT MIRACULOUS MEDALS to the FAITHFUL.
MASS WAS CELEBRATED BY VICAR REV. PETER SHEN. HE CON-CELEBRATED WITH VISITING PRIESTS FROM CHINA, STUDYING IN AMERICA. REV. JAMES MIN WAS THE HOMILIST.
AFTER MASS THERE WAS A RECEPTION WHICH BEGAN WITH SINGING OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS BY 2ND-3RD GRADER CCD CHILDREN. THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS EVIDENTLY UPON THE PEOPLE REVEALED BY THE PERVASIVE JOY PRESENT, AS THEY ENJOYED THE SUMPTIOUS FEAST SERVED BY HAPPY VOLUNTEERS.
Rev. Grover: Meditations on Birth of Jesus
MASS FOR INSTALLATION AND BLESSING OF RELICS OF THREE MARIAN SAINTS OF MERCY:
POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, ST. FAUSTINA KOWALSKA AND ST. MAXIMILLAN KOLBE
OCTOBER 16, 2017
ST. FRANCIS CHAPEL, PRUDENTIAL CENTER, 800 BOYLSTON ST, BOSTON, MA
MOST REV. PETER J. UGLIETTO, AUXILIARY BISHOP, ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON WAS CELEBRANT OF MASS,
FOLLOWED AFTER MASS BY BLESSING AND VENERATION OF THE RELICS OF THE MARIAN SAINTS OF MERCY
Homily by His Eminence Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley
EVENTS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY
IN SOLIDARITY WITH HOLY MOTHER CHURCH
All members of Legion of Mary and invited donors of Catholic TV with Most Rev. Bishop Reed
Homily by Spiritual Director Rev. Mario, on Relics from Padua
Chinese Lion Dance
MASS OF FINAL VOWS OF BR. PAUL MATTHEW NYUEN, OMV, AT ST. CLEMENT EUCHARISTIC SHRINE, BOSTON, MA, FEB. 9TH, 2018, PRESIDED BY MOST REV. JAMES WALTHER, OMV.
2016 EVENTS PARTICIPATED BY LEGION OF MARY MEMBERS
(In these events Legion of Mary members introduced themselves, engaged in conversation on Legion of Mary
and distributed pamphlets and Sacramentals)
1. DOOR TO DOOR VISITS:
Visits are made to new residents in the community; lapsed Catholics are invited back to Church. Spiritual books/pamphlets, prayer cards with holy pictures of Our Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, Holy Angels and Saints are distributed to the families, with Miraculous Medals, Rosary beads with Rosary prayer instruction pamphlet, sometimes with letters of invitation from pastors welcoming everyone back to Church. These door to door visits are sometimes organized as a parish event, called 'Day of Evangelization', visiting parish neighborhoods. Providence Comitium, Rhode Island, participate in these events 2-3x a year.
2. EVANGELIZATION/NEO-EVANGELIZATION ON STREET AND NEIGHBORHOOD:
Legionaries pray first asking for the Holy Spirit to guide them to the people the Holy Spirit wishes them to approach; then they go in pairs, engage strangers in ordinary conversation and end up saying: Thank you for your kindness to me; then say Jesus loves you very much (Jesus name is very powerful and will work on the soul; all we do is to sow whatever the Holy Spirit prompts): encourage them to talk to Jesus like you talk to your Loved Ones close to you, be it your parent / relative /or best friend; tell him all your problems because He is God; He loves you more than any human being can love you: He wants you to spend Heaven with Him; He died on the cross to help you go to Heaven; even if you are the only one on earth, He will come down to die for you on the Cross and bring you to heaven. He only wants to give you Love without end. There is no sin greater than God's mercy; this is how deeply He loves you. So tell Him everything you want to get off your conscience; open your heart to Him. He loves to listen to you and help you; there is no greater listener than Jesus; don't keep anything from Him; ask Him for His mercy, thank Him for your life, health and your family, all good things that has happened in your life. This is a brief summary of our approach to evangelization one on one, and how much we can communicate the Gospel/its principles, depends on the Holy Spirit who gives us discernment and prudence on how to begin and end for each individual. It is the Holy spirit who leads us to the people He wants us to help and proclaim Jesus. It is the Holy Spirit who gives us courage and love, to share Jesus by proclaiming Him, thus making His Love known.
Usually we encourage the person to sit in the Catholic Church and talk to Jesus; we also advise that when the person gets more comfortable confiding in Jesus in Church, we encourage them to join the Church in worship; there are so many good priests and good Catholics in the Church community who will welcome you and want to be your friend. It is very important to keep one's focus on Jesus. His Mother Mary, loves you very much like Jesus who loves very much. Ask Mary to pray for you to find Jesus. Without fail she will lead you to Jesus. Legionaries commend to God all those they have evangelized by remembering their faces and uniting their crosses with the passion, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, praying for their conversion at Mass.
Other activities are praying Rosary near the vicinity of Planned Parenthood facilities, attending 'March for Life' in Washington DC, and locally in Boston, and participating in the annual National Rosary Rally Across America in October.
IV. ENTHRONEMENT OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS;ENTHRONEMENT OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY IN HOMES:
Legionaries promote this sacred practice in as many homes of Legionaries, Auxiliaries, and parishioners as possible. These enthronements deepen the Faith and promote the True conversion of Catholics, increasing their zeal in the Lord's mission in the salvation of souls and help extension and recruitment of new Legionaries.
V. EXTENSION / RECRUITMENT:
Legionaries get permission from the pastor to give talks on the Legion of Mary, after Mass; Legion table is set up for sign-up of new members after or during talk. These Recruitment Drives are also set up at parishes /parish school fairs, family fairs.
Legionaries do their weekly Apostolic Work with the conviction that Mary accompanies them in their work,
helping them show the Face of Christ to those served:
(youtubes of events attended for Legion Outreach shown after description of Legion weekly work.)
Most Legionaries visit the sick in hospitals, in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, listening to them with empathy, participating in conversations with them when needed, giving them Holy Communion, assisting priests celebrating Mass, praying Holy Rosary, and singing hymns in nursing homes, and assisted living centers. Priests are informed when shut-ins need confession or when a nursing home resident is dying (Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed at the bedside of the dying).
Wakes of deceased Priests, Members of Legion of Mary, Actives and Auxiliaries, and Parishioners are attended; with praying of the Holy Rosary with mourners, when mourners desire it, and funeral Mass is regularly attended. Visits to home of the Bereaved when desired, with praying of Holy Rosary for 9 days for the deceased and Bereaved. Auxiliary members pray daily prayers of Tessera (official prayers of Legion of Mary), for Legion of Mary: their prayers are extremely important for obtaining from the Lord strengthen and spiritual support of the Legion; thus together with prayers of Active members, they help sustain, strengthen, and extend Legion of Mary. Auxiliaries are visited once a year. Some Legionaries visited the UN for a conference on women's issues, with young adults of Pure in Heart, and distributed Hail Mary prayer cards and Miraculous Medals, recipients included Muslim women delegates. St Jude's Prayer cards were also distributed to Non-muslims.
Legion work for Senior Active Legionaries are: serving as greeters, Eucharistic ministers, Lectors, or wash altar linens, arrange flowers for the altars, or do some light cleaning in the Church, bring back lapsed Catholics, invite new people in the community to come into the church listening to the voice of Jesus: 'Come and see'.
Some Legionaries give Bible study class, CCD, RCIA and Confirmation class; participate in book clubs in parishes and in homes, on lives of Saints, with praying of Holy Rosary. Some young adults of Pure in Heart who are also Legionaries give talks on theology of the Body based on the writings of Pope St. John Paul II. Chastity, Purity of body and soul, Marriage as a Sacrament of God's Love, Headship in families, are given in parishes, shrines. Family Rosary is promoted; some with training and expertise, give counseling on marriage. Some help students with homework; drive elderly and handicapped to Sunday Mass, giving needed help where possible, as a way of evangelizing by works of charity and mercy. Families with newly baptized children / babies are followed up and encouraged to attend Sunday Mass, register their children for CCD. Some give Bible study class with Catechesis in prisons; some Prison Praesidia have been set up. Families of prisoners had communicated that they also benefited from these spiritual works in the prisons, especially when the prisoner had finished his / her prison term and released. Spanish Legionaries like to do Posada, during Christmas, visiting parish communities, and singing Christmas carols; many Legionaries celebrate crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary in May; promote Stations of the Cross on the street during Lent; promote Vocations to the Priesthood by daily prayers for vocations to the Priesthood as the families circulate the Vocation Cross to be kept within one family at a time for a week. Book barrow is set up with distribution of Spiritual books /pamphlets /Rosary beads with Rosary instruction pamphlets, green or brown scapulas and Miraculous Medals and Legion books/pamphlets, Tessera and Legion literature. Each council organizes annual Acies to renew Legion promise of total Love and devotion to Mary; organizes Annual Retreat and Day of Recollection, Pilgrimages for continuous spiritual development of Legionaries.
Legionaries of Boston Regional Senatus Holy Rosary Co-fraternity pray Holy Rosary in unity every Sunday, 8 PM.
APOSTOLIC WORK DONE WEEKLY BY MEMBERS OF THE VARIOUS
COUNCILS OF THE LEGION OF MARY BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS
Legionaries introduced themselves as members of Legion of Mary to some friends and guests who attended the
150 Anniversary Celebration. They spoke about the Legion of Mary in conversations with guests inviting them to join Legion of Mary.
Procession of Very Holy Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help at beginning of Mass Celebration
LEGIONARIES ATTENDED THE 150 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE BASILICA
OF OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP, BOSTON, MA, ON MAY 20TH, 2015
CHINESE NEW YEAR WAS CELEBRATED BY MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON CHINESE COMMUNITY (BCCC) OF ST. JAMES CHURCH (MASS WAS ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18TH, 2018). THE MAIN CELEBRANT WAS VERY REVEREND KEVIN O'LEARY, RECTOR OF ST. JAMES CHURCH AND OF THE CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS; CONCELEBRANTS WERE REVEREND PETER SHEN (VICAR OF ST. JAMES), REVEREND MICHAEL HARRINGTON (DIRECTOR OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY, ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON), AND SEVERAL INVITED CHINESE PRIESTS OF THE ARCHDIOCESE.
HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL SEAN P. O'MALLEY, Cap. OFM, ARCHBISHOP, ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON BLESSED THE BCCC MEMBERS AND GUESTS DURING MASS, AS WELL AS THE NEWLY RENOVATED FLOOR OF ST. JAMES CHURCH. A RECEPTION WITH CELEBRATION OF CHINESE CULTURAL ARTS FOLLOWED AFTER THE MASS. THERE WAS GREAT JOY AMONG THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF PRIESTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.
Vigil Mass for Life.
Veneration of Relics of Marian Saints Of Mercy
Eucharistic Prayers Consecration
VP Mike Pence's speech cont'd
Reading in Chinese, psalms
Altar and Congregationincensed
THE FAITHFUL ATTENDING THE SACRED EVENT WERE FILLED WITH LOVING GRATITUDE AND DEVOTION TO GOD WHO HAS GIVEN US THESE BELOVED SAINTS TO HELP US LOVE GOD AND PERSEVERE BRAVELY TO ARRIVE AT OUR HOME IN GOD'S ETERNAL GLORY.
SHRINE with Relics of Marian Saints of Mercy more clearly depicted.
Divine Mercy Chaplet prayed before Mass began
First Profession of Brs. Daniel Maria and Junipero Maria. There was Mass of Profession at Patrick Church, June 4, 2017. Pictures taken at Reception in Church Reception Hall, after Mass of Profession.
2018 NEW YEAR EVE MASS AT ST. CLEMENT EUCHARISTIC SHRINE: PRESIDING: HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP CARDINAL SEAN PATRICK O' MALLEY, Cap. OFM, ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON; CONCELEBRATING WERE PRIESTS OF OMV, AND ARCHDIOCESAN PRIESTS. ASSISTING HIS EMINENCE WAS DEACON ABISHAI (FROM ST. JOSEPH PARISH, UAE, MIDDLE EAST).
Seminarian Marzoni led Holy Rosary: Joyful
Mystery, the 'Annunciation'.
His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York preside at the Vigil Mass and gave the homily
Surprise visit by Vice President (VP) Mike Pence. He spoke at Rally
PRO-LIFE VIGIL MASS (MAIN CELEBRANT: HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN AND MARCH- JANUARY !8-19, 2018
NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, AND NATIONAL MALL, WASHINGTON DC
Holy Gospel read in Mandarin by Rev. Peter Shen
Very Rev. J. Walther on renovations in Chapel depicting a brief history of OMV
1st Reading: I Kings19:9a, 11-13a by Sylvia Mary Ooi, MD, President Legion of Mary Boston Senatus
Homily by Very Rev. Kevin O'Leary
ANNUAL CATHOLIC TV MASS OF LEGION OF MARY BOSTON SENATUS, AUGUST 13TH, 2017,
TELEVIZED BY CATHOLIC TV, ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON, MA
CELEBRANT: Most Rev. Bishop Robert Reed
Sanctus in Chinese
MASS WAS PRECEDED BY ADORATION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT AND HOLY ROSARY, WELL ATTENDED BY RELIGIOUS, MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY (CARDINAL O"MALLEY HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF LEGION OF MARY SINCE A TEENAGER TILL THE PRESENT AS CARDINAL ARCHBISHOP). DEACON ABISHAI is a member of Legion of Mary, with 4 Curia
totalling400 Active members in his Parish in UAE, MIDDLE EAST.
Members of Legion of Mary gave miraculous medals to those confirmed, encouraged them to be prayerful and pray the Holy Rosary daily.
NEW YEAR EVE 2016 CELEBRATIONS AT ST. CLEMENT EUCHARISTIC SHRINE :
CELEBRANT: HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL SEAN O'MALLEY, Cap. OFM
Priests and Seminarians of Oblates of the Virgin Mary (OMV), and worshipers participated in praying of Holy Rosary with meditations, followed by Mass, con-celebrated by Priests of OMV, and Archdiocesan Priests, and presided by His Eminence Cardinal Archbishop, Sean P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap., Archdiocese of Boston, MA
Interior of St. Francis Chapel-Oct. 16th, 2017: Statue of Our Lady of Fatima (Lt.); Relics of Marian Saints of Mercy shown at distance ( Rt.)
RITE OF ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF BR. PAUL MATTHEW NYUEN, OMV; PRESIDED BY HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REVEREND CARDINAL MARK O'CONNELL, ST. CLEMENT EUCHARISTIC SHRINE, FEB. 10TH, 2018.
There was great joy at both the final vows and at the ordination to the Diaconate of now Deacon Paul Nyuen. The Community of OMV received their new Family member with great pride, and thanksgiving to God
Liturgy of Holy Eucharist
Rev. Peter Grover,OMV: Meditation on Mary and Grace.
ANNUAL ACIES OF LEGION OF MARY BOSTON SENATUS-MARCH 26TH, 2017
BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL, CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS
Psalms sung by Tanya Skypeck
His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan's opening prayers to start Pro-Life Rally
Blessing of Relics
Veneration of Relics after Mass
SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR REV. JOHN FUREY, CSsR, LED THE OPENING LEGION PRAYERS; AND HOLY ROSARY WAS PRAYED IN ENGLISH, CHINESE, SPANISH, VIETNAMESE AND PORTUGUESE. REV. FUREY GAVE A HOMILY ON THE MATERNAL ROLE OF MARY, QUEEN AND MOTHER OF THE LEGION OF MARY. SHE FULFILLS GOD'S WILL PERFECTLY BY HER 'FIAT', PRESENTING JESUS OUR REDEEMER WITH PERFECT DIVINITY AND PERFECT HUMANITY AS OUR BROTHER. SHE WILL LEAD US INTO UNION WITH JESUS IF WE TRUST HER COMPLETELY, IF WE GIVE OUR TOTAL DEVOTION TO HER. ACIES ENABLES US TO RENEW OUR TOTAL DEVOTION TO MARY TO BE STRENGTHENED ANEW IN FAITHFULNESS AND DEEPENED IN LOVE OF HER.
LEGION OF MAR MEMBER FILED INDIVIDUALLY TO RENEW THIS PROMISE: 'I AM ALL YOURS, MY QUEEN, MY MOTHER, AND ALL THAT I HAVE IS YOURS'. THERE WAS EXPOSITION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT AND BENEDICTION AND AFTER CONCLUDING LEGION PRAYERS, A RECEPTION FOLLOWED
ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE IN PROTEST AGAINST ROE V. WADE IN WASHINGTON DC, USA
JAN. 27TH, 2017
FOLLOWED VIGIL MASS AT BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
MASS OF FINAL VOWS OF BR. FRANCIS GODKIN, FPO; CHIEF CELEBRANT ARCHBISHOP CARDINAL SEAN P. O'MALLEY, Cap. OFM-EVENT WAS AT ST. PATRICK CHURCH, ROXBURY, MA, JAN. 6TH, 2018
A Segment of March
for Life depicted
Holy Gospel: Matt:14:22-33 by Most Rev. Bishop Robert Reed, Director of Catholic TV
This Relic of St. was a piece of bone from his arm. It was previously brought to the Archdiocese of Bishop Broglio in Argentina before he became Pope Francis
Statue of Our Lady of Mercy- installed at St. Francis Chapel on Solemnity of Mary Most Holy Mother of God on New Year's Day, Jan. 1st, 2018
GOOD FRIDAY PUBLIC STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR LIFE PRAYING AT SEVERAL CHURCHES OF
BOSTON ALONG THE ROUTE WITH THE FINAL STATION ENDING WITH CONSECRATION TO JESUS
CHRIST AT CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS, ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON, MA
CELEBRATION OF CHINESE NEW YEAR (which was on February 16. 2018), BY THE BOSTON CHINESE COMMUNITY, ST JAMES CHURCH, CHINATOWN, BOSTON MA:
HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL O'MALLEY CAME TO BLESS THE CELEBRATION
Prayers of Faithful (English/Chinese)
Gospel: Presentation of Jesus in the temple
Dr. Sylvia Mary Ooi and Maria Cabral with Most Rev. Bishop Reed
Greetings/Message By His Eminence Cardinal O'Malley to Congregation, followed by Blessing of the Community
Rev. Matt Williams: Gospel
MARCH FOR LIFE: JANUARY 22ND, 2016: WASHINGTON DC
Our Father in Chinese
Prayers and Holy Communion
Mass of Confirmation of Youths of the Boston Chinese Catholic Commuinty (BCCC), St James Church
Sunday May 22nd, 2016
Msgr. James Flavin Presided; he ministered the Sacrament of Confirmation on the Youths;
Rev. Peter Shen, Vicar, St. James was one of the concelebrants
The Congreagation rejoiced exultantly over God's great blessing on their community