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Students gather at Pastoral Center for Mission Education Day

BRAINTREE -- Students and teachers from over a dozen Catholic schools visited the Pastoral Center on Oct. 3 for Mission Education Day.

The annual event is organized by the Missionary Childhood Association, one of the Pontifical Mission Societies, to give students an opportunity to learn how they can support the Church's missionary work. The daylong program included speakers, crafts, lunch, and Mass with Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley.
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Inaugural Social Justice Award presented at 11th annual convocation

The 11th annual Social Justice Convocation held Oct. 5 at Boston College High School included Mass, workshops, small-group discussions, and keynote speaker Janine Carreiro, whom Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley awarded the inaugural Pope Francis Social Justice Award.

Following the creation of an Archdiocesan Social Justice Ministry at last year's convocation, this year's event focused on the commissioning of representatives from parishes to go forth and change their communities as ministers of peace and justice. Throughout the day, there were opportunities for networking with exhibitors from various Catholic social justice organizations.
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Connect Boston event brings together young Catholic professionals

BOSTON -- Faith and work were united on Oct. 2 as the archdiocese's Office of Campus Ministry held its first Connect Boston event at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

Over 700 young adults, including students from 28 different colleges and universities, came to network with Catholic peers, industry leaders, and organizations. The evening included speakers and panel discussions with professionals from various fields, including business, the arts, and religious vocations.
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On Sunday, October 13, Pope Francis will canonize five new saints, among them Saint John Henry Newman. Join in the celebration of the Canonization Mass live from Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican on CatholicTV at 4 a.m. (rebroadcast at 11 a.m.). 
Celebrate Sunday Masses all weekend. Mass from America's Catholic Church, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, airs Saturday at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Father Sevola celebrates this week’s CatholicTV Sunday Mass that can be seen on cw56/WLVI at 8 a.m. (rebroadcast at 7 & 11:30 p.m. on CatholicTV) or on demand at CatholicTV’s website. CatholicTV airs Sunday Mass in Spanish, with Padre Macias this week, La Santa Misa at 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m., and 10 p.m. every Sunday. Sunday Mass from Notre Dame airs live at 10 a.m. A bi-lingual Mass from San Antonio’s San Fernando Cathedral airs at 4 p.m. See all CatholicTV Masses at
Celebrate Mass every day with CatholicTV. Daily Mass with priests from around the archdiocese airs weekdays live at 9:30 a.m. with rebroadcasts at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. This week's celebrants are Monday through Friday, Father Connors, Father Ring, Father O’Connell, Father Casey. and Father Carmichael. Saturday Mass comes from Loretto Abbey in Toronto at 9:30 a.m. 

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