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.)

Recruit Auxiliaries

There was great zeal for the event, being filled with the Holy Spirit as we began with Mass, asking the Holy Spirit to guide us. The more elderly of the Legion of Mary Members prayed for the Participants spreading out for the home visits; with the great hope of many souls being gathered back to the Church and the Sacraments. Fr. Fernando gave the final blessing at the conclusion of the event. Active  Members of Legion of Mary were filled with gratitude with the Fruits of the Holy Spirit gifted them to enable them to carry out the search for souls.

Exploratio Dominicalis begins: Opening Legion Prayers and Holy Rosary

Address by Deacon Armand Boltolo

                                                            MARCH FOR LIFE: JANUARY 22ND, 2016: WASHINGTON DC

Consecration

                                                  ​                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

  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

His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan's opening  prayers to start Pro-Life Rally

Blessing of Relics

Reading 2: Lett. St. Paul to Galatians

Veneration of Relics after Mass

                                                                                                                                                    II            

     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.

Prayers of Faithful

Fr. Gaspar gave his Promise to God to be the best Past

CHRISTMAS 2018 WITH CHINESE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY AT ST JAMES CHURCH, CHINATOWN, MA

The Celebration began with Mass celebrated by Mass  by Parochial Vicar Rev Fr. Joseph Zhang with Very Rev. Kevin O'Leary, Rev. Fr. Peter Sung concelebrating  priest ( Priest from China studying in Boston College, Boston, MA. After Mass there was Adoration of the NewBorn Infant Jesus. 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.   

CROWNING OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, ST. JAMES CHURCH, CHINATOWN, BOSTON: by the Legion of Mary, Praesidium of  Our Lady of China, Mother of Mercy, followed by Marian Procession  with praying of Holy Rosary  through                                                                                                            Chinatown, MA,  May 20th, 2018

D3-Concluding Mass on Feast Day (July 16), of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-Litany of Saints

                                                                                                                                               III

Homily cont'd

Detailed Instruction before send-off

Divine Mercy Chaplet prayed before Mass began

 Priests from China (studying Theology, Boston University) shown concelebrating Mass with Rev. Joseph Zhang and Very Rev. Kevin O'Leary

   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

                                                                                                                                          ​II              

   A Segment of March

       for Life depicted

Entrance Hymn and Procession

                    LEGION OF MARY PROVIDENCE COMITIUM, RI, USA:  EXPLORATIO DOMINICALIS                             (the Sunday search for souls; to be practized once a year by a Praesidium, the basic unit of Legion of Mary in a Parish):

                              CHURCH OF LADY OF FATIMA CHURCH, CUMBERLAND, RI, JUNE 9th, 2018:

                                                            FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY                                                              

Hymn: Flower of Carmel

Reading 1

                                                                                                           III

​        Homily        cont'd       

Homily cont'd-God Our Strength

Performers Applauded gratefully

Homily by His Eminence Cardinal O'Malley

Holy Gospel: Matt:14:22-33 by Most Rev. Bishop Robert Reed, Director of Catholic TV

This Relic of St. Anthony 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

Final Blessing

CCD Teacher Mr. Brian Avery dressed as Santa Claus distributing presents to Children

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

Consecration

Map explained by Mr. John Dabney

           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

Lion Dance

Consecration

Consecration

                           MASS OF FIRST PROFESSION OF VOWS FRANCISCANS OF PRIMITIVE OBSERVANCE OF JOHN JOSEPH

                                                                           CHURCH OF ST. PETER, DORCHESTER, MA, JUNE 2ND, 2018

                         MOST REVEREND PETER GIROUX PRESIDED AT MASS AND CONCELBRATING WITH PRIESTS OF FPO

Homily by  Very  Rev. Kevin O'Leary, VF

      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

totalling 400 Active members in his Parish in UAE, MIDDLE EAST.

Homily cont'd

Homily by His Eminence Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley

Homily by Rev. Joseph Zhang in Mandarin

Mass of Feast of the Immaculate Heart begins: celebrant Fr. Fernando Cabral

Psalm cont'd and second Reading

Homily by Spiritual Director Rev. Mario, on Relics from Padua

Final Blessing, Processional Hymn

        GREAT EVANGELIZING EVENT ON GOOD FRIDAY (MARCH 30TH, 2018)-ENACTMENT OF THE                PASSION OF JESUS AND PROCESSION AROUND NEIGHBORHOOD OF CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY   CROSS                                                      BOSTON, MA, BRINGING FORTH ABUNDANT GRACE ON THE PEOPLE:

                                                     ENACTMENT WAS BY SPANISH PARISHIONERS OF CATHEDRAL

III. CONVERSION:

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.)

​​​I. CONSOLATION:

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 strength 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, invited to Senatus Annual Acies (renewal of promise to Mary in the Holy Spirit). 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'.

II. PRESERVATION:

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​​

NEW ENGLAND LEGION OF MARY
(BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS)
75 Union Park St.,  Boston, MA 02118
(617) 347-5430               Directions

                                                                Chinese Cultural Arts celebrated at lunch reception following Mass Celebration

Gospel: Presentation of Jesus in the temple

Holy Communion

Prayers after consecration

Homily

Recessional hymn: Queen and Mother of Carmel

Veneration of Relics of Marian Saints Of Mercy

Fr. Gaspar

Gratitude

       PROCESSION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT ROUND BASILICA OF MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP                        BOSTON MA,  JUNE 2ND, 2018-VIGIL OF FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

Final prayers and Blessing

Eucharistic Prayers, Consecration

Instructioncont'd

Communion Hymn: Gentle Women

     CELEBRATION OF CHINESE NEW YEAR (FEB. 5, 2019); MASS WAS CELEBRATED ON FEBRUARY 10TH, AT ST JAMES CHURCH, CHINATOWN, MA; MASS AND FESTIVITIES WERE PARTICIPATED BY MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY WHO DISPLAYED  LEGION OF MARY PAMPHLETS

Entrance

Procession

To invite Catholics desiring to return to Church to join Legion of Mary

         ANNUAL MASS OF BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS CELEBRATED BY MOST REVEREND BISHOP             ROBERT REED,  DIRECTOR OF CATHOLIC TV,  DECEMBER 16TH, 2018, 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Christmas Carol by CCD Children; Distributing of gifts by Sancta Claus to the Children; Lunch Reception followed

                 2019 NEW YEAR'S EVE MASS CELEBRATION BY HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL ARCHBISHOP

            SEAN P. O'MALLEY, OFM, CAP, OF BOSTON, MA.  MASS WAS AT ST. CLEMENT EUCHARISTIC

                                                                                                         SHRINE, BOSTON, MA.

  Concelebrating: Priests and Deacons of the Archdiocese of Boston and Priests of Oblates of the Blessed Virgin Mary (OMV)

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 OF 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 MARY 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.

 Martial Arts

Consecration

  2nd Reading: Romans 9:1-5

Choreoghrapic performamnce by priests

Homily on the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Fr. Fernando Cabral

Seminarian Marzoni led Holy Rosary: Joyful

Mystery, the 'Annunciation'.

                                                                                                               CHRISTMAS 2017                                                                   

Instructions translated in Spanish

Gospel

        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.

Homily cont'd-Our parched soul

          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  

Chinese Lion Dance

  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

Homily cont'd-Presence of the suffering Christ in the Child Jesus

Holy Communion

               MASS OF INSTALLATION OF FR. JONATHAN GASPAR AS PASTOR OF ST. MARY OF THE                                                       ASSUMPTION PARISH, BROOKLINE, MA, SUNDAY JUNE 24TH, 2018

                                    CELEBRANT: HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL SEAN P. O'MALLEY, OFM Cap.

There was great Joy and Gratitude shown by Parishioners of St. Mary of the Assumption, and Guests and Friends and Family of Fr. Gaspar for the Privilege of being Present for this very special and unique welcome of him as the new Shepherd of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. A wonderful Reception followed Mass

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Homily- by Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Tizio-call to conversion and radical change to True Humility and Healing

                            EVENTS ATTENDED IN 2019 BY MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY

                                             IN SOLIDARITY WITH HOLY MOTHER CHURCH                                                    

Hymn to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

                                            MASS OF FINAL VOWS OF BR. PAUL MATTHEW NYUEN, OMV,  

                                                          ST. CLEMENT EUCHARISTIC SHRINE, BOSTON, MA,                                                                     

                                                                  FEB. 9TH, 2018, PRESIDED BY MOST REV. JAMES WALTHER, OMV.

Kissing of Newborn Holy Infant Jesus, Our Redeemer King, by Faithful after Holy Communion. Mass ended with Final Blessing

D2 Mass of Triduum 

                                        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)

Consecration

                                                                                                                            2017 EVENTS

Holy Communion

Processional Hymn:

Vigil Mass for Life.

Chinese Cultural Celebration in Lower Church of St. James

Faithful filed in line to venerate Relics of Marian Saints of Mercy

          EVENTS OF 2018 PARTICIPATED BY MEMBERS OF LEGION OF MARY FOR CROWD CONTACT                                                WORK, IN SOLIDARITY WITH EVENTS OF HOLY MOTHER CHURCH

Song by Priests and a Parishioner

Rev.  Grover: Meditations     on 'Presentation'

                                                                                                                                         I

Send-Off with packages of Pastor's letter, Parish Bulletin, Rosary beads with Rosary pamphlets and Eucharist literature

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

Holy Communion

Call of Fr. Gaspar to be a Pastor

    Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Members of Praesidia: Mother of Perpetual Help (Spanish), and Mary Queen and                                     Mother (Bilingual), Basilica of Mother of Perpetual Help, Boston, MA 02120, May 19th, 2018

        TRIDUUM MASS CELEBRATION OF OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL, CARMELITE MONASTERY,

                                              MT. PLEASANT AVE., ROXBURY, MA-JULY  14TH-!6TH, 2018

                        CELEBRANT AND HOMILIST- VERY REVEREND FR. JOSEPH TIZIO, CSsR, RECTOR

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

Homily By  His Eminence, Cardinal O'Malley

Psalms

Tanya Skypeck sang the Gospel

Antiphon

Magnificat sung

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

Questions Session

        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

                                                                                                                                              VI

First Reading: 2 Tim. 4: 41-52

 Gospel in Mandarin

 

Psalm 

LEGION OF MARY-EXPLORATIO DOMINICALIS–HOME VISITATION REGISTRATION FORM

Please Print:
First Name: ______________________________________ Last Name:_____________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________________
Email Address:__________________________ Home Phone #: ______________  Cell #: ______________
Your Parish Name: ____________________________________________________________
I have a car                Yes_______    No_______                 I have a GPS              Yes_______    No_______
I understand and speak English:                Yes_______       No_______
I understand and speak Portuguese:          Yes_______       No_______
I understand and speak Spanish                Yes_______       No_______

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

                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                              IV

Homily cont'd-Simply Surrender

Consecration

Rev. Grover: Meditations on  Birth of Jesus 

Instructions before home visitations start. Participants for Home visit grouped into 3 pairs per table Team

Instructions for Team Captain

Reading 2

Members of Legion of Mary and invited donors of Catholic TV with Most Rev. Bishop Reed

                                                                                                                                                II

Consecration

Our Father in  Chinese 

       Final Blessing

Reading 1: first Bk. of Kings

Greetings/Message By His Eminence Cardinal O'Malley 

Consecration

Homily cont'd-Total Surrender to the Will of God

Gospel antiphon by Cantor Arthur Rishi, Music Director

Dr. Sylvia Mary Ooi and Maria Cabral with Most Rev. Bishop Reed

Entrance Procession

Final Blessing

                                                                                              Boston Regional Senatus

Kung Fu exercise

Reading

Prayer and Blessing of Gratitude for Chinese New Year 

Liturgy of  Holy Eucharist

Rev. Peter Grover, OMV: Meditation on Mary and Grace.

Holy Communion

Consecration

                             ANNUAL ACIES OF LEGION OF MARY BOSTON SENATUS-MARCH 26TH, 2017

                           BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL, CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS

​​​​                                                                                                                                                                  VI​II                                 

Psalms sung by Tanya Skypeck

Prayers of the Faithful with Celebrant

Homily cont'd-Preparation for the Temple-'I must be in my Father's House'

    First Profession of Brs. Daniel Maria and Junipero Maria. There was Mass of Profession at St. Patrick Church, June 4, 2017. Pictures taken at Reception in Church Reception Hall, after Mass of Profession.

Peace greetings

Intercessary prayers through Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

                      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 ( ST. JOSEPH PARISH, UAE, MIDDLE EAST). 

                                                                                                                   V

Offertory

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.

Homily

Final Prayers and Blessing

                                                                                                                                                I

Explanation of use of different colored card to enter valued info

Homily on the Prophet Amos

                                                                   ( Northeastern Chapter of Legion of Mary of America )

List of Parishioners to be visited: lapsed,   children missed Baptism, reminder for CCD

   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

First Reading by OMV Seminarian

        ​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.

Gospel: Lk: 2: 41-51

Mass begins

Prayers and Holy Communion

Make notes useful for follow-up

PROGRAM:

7.40 AM     Holy Rosary in Church

8.00 AM      Mass- Father Fernando Cabral, Pastor, Celebrant

8.30 AM       Registration, Assignments, Breakfast in the  Church Hall

9.15 AM       Introduction-Home Visitation Information by  the Providence Comitium President

10.00 AM     Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Church (until 12.45 PM)

                         Sending forth of Active Legion Members by Fr. Fernando Cabral, Pastor

10.15 AM    Home Visitation of Parishioners who reside in various local cities, by Active Legion Members in Pairs

12.45 PM    Benediction of Most Blessed Sacrament

1.00   PM     Lunch in Church Hall (provided by Our Lady of Fatima Church)

1.30   PM    White Card and follow-up Yellow Card recorded by  Active Legion Members during their home visits

2.00   PM    Brief Confidential Report Highlights to Fr. Fernando Cabral

2.45  PM     Conclusion of  Event Blessing

Rev. Matt Williams: Gospel

Prayers of  Faithful (English/Chinese)

Gospel

Homily cont'd-Jesus came to change the face of the earth

Psalms

            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 

                                                                                                VII

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

Deacon Brian Keene read the Holy Gospel

       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

Day 1 (D1) of Triduum Mass-Gospel proclaimed by Deacon Abishai

                    LEGION OF MARY CELEBRATES WITH CHINESE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY: 

                                                    CHRISTMAS DAY 2017,  AT ST.  JAMES CHURCH

Very Rev. Kevin O'Leary VF, Pastor of St. James Church and Holy Cross Cathedral gave his Chinese New Year Massage

Homily cont'd-Magnificat

Brother F. Limbo III of Legion of Mary: 1st Reading of Mass

 New England Legion of Mary

CHINESE NEW YEAR WAS CELEBRATED BY MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON CHINESE CATHOLIC 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. 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.

                             CELEBRATION OF CHINESE NEW YEAR (which was on February 16th, 2018),

                  BY THE BOSTON CHINESE COMMUNITY,  ST.  JAMES CHURCH, CHINATOWN, BOSTON MA:

                   HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL SEAN P. O'MALLEY  CAME  TO BLESS THE CHINESE CONGREGATION

Prayers after Consecration

Gospel by Rev. Eric Cadin, Assistant to His Eminence Cardinal O'Malley, OFM, Cap

VP Mike Pence's speech cont'd

  Reading in   Chinese; Psalms

President Alice Dabney's address emphasizing evangelization as the Charism of Legion of Mary

Chris Shaw: 2nd Reading of Mass

Members of Legion of Mary and Friends at Mass

       Holy Communion