ANNUAL ACIES OF LEGION OF MARY BOSTON SENATUS-MARCH 26TH, 2017
BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL, CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS
D3-Concluding Mass on Feast Day (July 16), of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-Litany of Saints
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.
Homily cont'd-Jesus came to change the face of the earth
Prayer and Blessing of Gratitude for Chinese New Year
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 on the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Fr. Fernando Cabral
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 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'.
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.
Procession of Very Holy Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help at beginning of Mass Celebration
Prayers of the Faithful with Celebrant
Homily cont'd-Preparation for the Temple-'I must be in my Father's House'
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
Detailed Instruction before send-off
Divine Mercy Chaplet prayed before Mass began
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
1st Reading: I Kings19:9a, 11-13a by Sylvia Mary Ooi, MD, President Legion of Mary Boston Senatus
Homily cont'd-Simply Surrender
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.
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
Chinese Cultural Arts celebrated at lunch reception following Mass Celebration
Gospel: Presentation of Jesus in the temple
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
His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan's opening prayers to start Pro-Life Rally
Blessing of Relics
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.
A Segment of March
for Life depicted
Entrance Hymn and Procession
First Reading by OMV Seminarian
Very Rev. J. Walther on renovations in Chapel depicting a brief history of OMV
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
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)
Prayers and Holy Communion
Make notes useful for follow-up
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
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.
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).
Seminarian Marzoni led Holy Rosary: Joyful
Mystery, the 'Annunciation'.
Homily cont'd-God Our Strength
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
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.
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'
Final Prayers and Blessing
First Reading: 2 Tim. 4: 41-52
Gospel in Mandarin
Map explained by Mr. John Dabney
Psalm cont'd and second Reading
Homily by Spiritual Director Rev. Mario, on Relics from Padua
D2 Mass of Triduum
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
Gospel by Rev. Eric Cadin, Assistant to His Eminence Cardinal O'Malley, OFM, Cap
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)
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.
Homily by His Eminence Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley
Members of Legion of Mary and invited donors of Catholic TV with Most Rev. Bishop Reed
Kissing of Newborn Holy Infant Jesus, Our Redeemer King, by Faithful after Holy Communion. Mass ended with Final Blessing
Address by Deacon Armand Boltolo
Homily cont'd-Total Surrender to the Will of God
Instructions for Team Captain
Final Blessing, Processional Hymn
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.)
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
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
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
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
Hymn to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Vigil Mass for Life.
Chinese Cultural Celebration in Lower Church of St. James
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
Liturgy of Holy Eucharist
Rev. Peter Grover, OMV: Meditation on Mary and Grace.
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.
2nd Reading: Romans 9:1-5
Choreoghrapic performamnce by priests
Hymn: Flower of Carmel
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 Rev. Joseph Zhang in Mandarin
Mass of Feast of the Immaculate Heart begins: celebrant Fr. Fernando Cabral
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.
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
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
Psalms sung by Tanya Skypeck
Reading 2: Lett. St. Paul to Galatians
Veneration of Relics after Mass
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
CCD Teacher Mr. Brian Avery dressed as Santa Claus distributing presents to Children
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
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 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.
Rev. Matt Williams: Gospel
Exploratio Dominicalis begins: Opening Legion Prayers and Holy Rosary
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
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
Sanctus in Chinese
Homily cont'd-Presence of the suffering Christ in the Child Jesus
Reading 1: first Bk. of Kings
Greetings/Message By His Eminence Cardinal O'Malley
Gospel: Lk: 2: 41-51
Communion Hymn: Gentle Women
VP Mike Pence's speech cont'd
Reading in Chinese; Psalms
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.
Homily By His Eminence, Cardinal O'Malley
Tanya Skypeck sang the Gospel
LEGION OF MARY-EXPLORATIO DOMINICALIS–HOME VISITATION REGISTRATION FORM
First Name: ______________________________________ Last Name:_____________________________
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_______
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
Instructions before home visitations start. Participants for Home visit grouped into 3 pairs per table Team
APOSTOLIC WORK DONE WEEKLY BY MEMBERS OF THE VARIOUS
COUNCILS OF THE LEGION OF MARY BOSTON REGIONAL SENATUS
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 of Faithful (English/Chinese)
Boston Regional Senatus
Kung Fu exercise
Deacon Brian Keene read the Holy Gospel
Call of Fr. Gaspar to be a Pastor
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
Performers Applauded gratefully
Homily by His Eminence Cardinal O'Malley
Rev. Grover: Meditations on Birth of Jesus
Prayers after Consecration
Final prayers and Blessing
Eucharistic Prayers, Consecration
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
Instructions translated in Spanish
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.
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
Prayers after consecration
Recessional hymn: Queen and Mother of Carmel
Veneration of Relics of Marian Saints Of Mercy
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
Fr. Gaspar gave his Promise to God to be the best Past
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
Holy Gospel: Matt:14:22-33 by Most Rev. Bishop Robert Reed, Director of Catholic TV
Our Father in Chinese
MARCH FOR LIFE: JANUARY 22ND, 2016: WASHINGTON DC
Gospel antiphon by Cantor Arthur Rishi, Music Director
Explanation of use of different colored card to enter valued info
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
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.
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
Send-Off with packages of Pastor's letter, Parish Bulletin, Rosary beads with Rosary pamphlets and Eucharist literature
Prayers of Faithful
Priests from China (studying Theology, Boston University) shown concelebrating Mass with Rev. Joseph Zhang and Very Rev. Kevin O'Leary
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
Dr. Sylvia Mary Ooi and Maria Cabral with Most Rev. Bishop Reed
To invite Catholics desiring to return to Church to join Legion of Mary
Brother F. Limbo III of Legion of Mary: 1st Reading of Mass
SHRINE with Relics of Marian Saints of Mercy more clearly depicted.