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  • Thousands gather for 'Jesus Is Here' Eucharistic Congress

    LOWELL -- On June 18, the long-awaited "Jesus is Here" Archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress drew over 3,000 people for a day filled with praise and worship, Mass and adoration, talks from renowned speakers, and a eucharistic procession through the streets of Lowell.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    On Saturday, I traveled to Pittsburgh to celebrate the priestly ordination of two Capuchins from my province -- Brother Andrew Corriente and Brother David Domanski. Brother Andrew is one of our more famous friars because he won "The Great American Baking Show."

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  • Ursuline Girls Golf Team take MIAA State Championship, make school history

    Dedham -- Tuesday, June 7, 2022, is a day that will go down in Ursuline sports history, as the 12-1 girls golf team brought home the program's first-ever state championship. The Ursuline golf team took to Eastward Ho! Country Club in Chatham on a beautiful day by the waters of Pleasant Bay for the state championship tournament.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Since the spring, Father Andrea Filippucci has been on loan to the Diocese of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. And now, Father Victor Vitug will be joining him to work at St. Joseph's Parish on St. Croix. So, they both came to meet with me last Friday.

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  • Brett appointed chair of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

    President Biden announced this week that James T. Brett has been appointed to serve as the Chairman of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID). The mission of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities aims to provide advice and assistance to the President of the U.S. and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on a broad range of topics that impact people with intellectual disabilities as well as the field of intellectual disabilities. The foundation of this mission is a goal to improve the quality of life experienced by people with intellectual disabilities by upholding their full citizenship rights, independence, self-determination, and lifelong participation in their communities.

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  • St. Katharine Drexel parishioner leads Boston Juneteenth celebration

    "The Lord assigns me to these organizations," explains Jumaada Abdal-Khallaq Henry Smith. A-K. Henry Smith is a busy Catholic, both at her home parish of St. Katharine Drexel in Dorchester and in the Greater Boston community. However, at the heart of everything she does is her faith. She is led by prayer to answer God's call. She does nothing merely to be busy, but is Spirit-led.

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  • Malden Catholic hosts benefit concert for Ukrainian musicians

    MALDEN -- Music can express powerful emotions in ways that words cannot. Knowing this from experience, Susanna Ogata thought it fitting to use music to show support and raise funds for musicians in Ukraine as they experience the "unspeakable" tragedies of Russia's invasion of their country.

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  • 'So many small graces' -- Man attending Mass in all 50 states makes Boston stop

    BOSTON -- Daniel Markham was one of a couple dozen people who attended the midday Mass at St. Anthony Shrine on Arch Street on June 2. For him, though, a typical visit for Mass during his lunch break. It was the latest stop on his yearlong journey visiting and writing about Catholic churches in each of the 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Last Friday, I went to St. Barbara Church in Woburn to celebrate the funeral Mass of Father Tom Powers, who passed away last Friday -- the 27th anniversary of his ordination -- after battling cancer for several years. There were, of course, a large number of people there, as Father Powers was a sitting pastor and had been very active right up until the end of his life.

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  • Planning Office for Urban Affairs breaks ground on Mattapan development

    BOSTON -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley was joined by Gov. Charlie Baker; Bill Grogan, president of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA); and Donald Alexis, president of Caribbean Integration Community Development, to break ground on Morton Station Village, a mixed-income housing development in Mattapan on May 20.

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  • Charlestown says goodbye to its pastors

    BRAINTREE -- The parishes in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston will be saying goodbye to their pastors this month. The two priests, Father Daniel J. Mahoney of St. Francis de Sales Parish and Father James J. Ronan of St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish, have been a fixture in Charlestown. Their retirements will mean new leadership for the parishes.

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  • Eucharistic Congress tickets to be available at the door

    BRAINTREE -- Although advanced sales are now closed, tickets for the Jesus is Here Eucharistic Congress will be available for purchase at the door to the event. The archdiocesan conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on June 18 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 7:30 a.m.

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  • Four Jesuits who served in archdiocesan parishes to be ordained

    Among the 17 new priests who will be ordained for service in the Jesuits' Canadian and American Provinces are four who served in archdiocesan parishes during their seminary formation as deacons. Fathers Matthew Cortese and Sean Hagerty will be ordained on June 11, 2022, by New York Auxiliary Bishop Edmund Whalen at Fordham University Church for service in the Jesuit USA East Province. On that same date, Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis will ordain David Kiblinger and Jonathon Polce for service in the Jesuit Central and South Province.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Last Thursday evening, I attended the Catholic Charities Spring Celebration. We were happy that they were once again able to celebrate this vital fundraising event in person at the JFK Library and Museum in Dorchester.

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