Please note: This post was originally published last year, in October 2014.
Inserted in last October’s Parish bulletins was Fr. Joy’s ‘Decision Letter to all ‘Parishioners of St. Angela’s and St. Matthew’s Parishes’. Our pastor wrote:
October 18, 2014
My Dear Parishioners of St. Angela and St. Matthew Parishes:
As you are aware in 2015 our two parishes will form a working collaborative with St. Gregory Parish as part of the Archdiocese’s Partners in Mission Initiative. This process will begin with a joint meeting of the three parishes’ Pastoral Councils, Finance Committees, staffs and staff from the Archdiocese on October 22 . This is an exciting time of change and renewal throughout the Archdiocese. This program will enable the Archdiocese and its parishes to prepare for the complex and changing realities of the twenty-first century.
Continue reading Decision Letter from Fr. Joy (October 2014)
This post was originally published in January 2015.
Msgr. Felix Ojimba announces at Mass [at St. Angela’s Mattapan parish] on Sunday that Rev. Fr. Vincent E. Daily will be the new Pastor for Tri-Parish Family: St. Angela’s/St. Gregory’s/St. Matthew’s Parish Family; more precisely Mattapan-Dorchester Tri-Parish Collaborative. Continue reading Rev. Fr. Daily is Collaborative’s New Pastor (January 2015)
Here is a copy and links to Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap. Pastoral Letter, published on November 20, 2012 for the Solemnity of Christ the King.
A pastoral letter, simply call a pastoral, is an open letter addressed by a bishop (our Cardinal) to the clergy and laity of all parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston. It includes general admonition, instructions and consolation, but also directions for families and the laity of the Archdiocese vis-à-vis the trends in today’s Boston culture. Continue reading Jesus’ Eager Desire: Our Participation in the Sunday Mass