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  • Adoration apostolate marks 50 years of all-night vigils

    STONEHAM -- Since 1972, Barbara Keville has promoted all-night vigils of eucharistic adoration in parishes throughout the archdiocese. Now, after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, her apostolate is preparing to mark its 50th anniversary.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    I was sent a number of photos in recent days of the Capuchin Pan-American gathering I spoke about last week, some of which are posted on my blog. During the celebration of Capuchins from the Americas whose causes have been introduced for canonization, we were all invited to go up and speak about a Capuchin who worked in our jurisdiction and was remarkable for his virtue and goodness.

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  • St. John's seminarians promote vocations on the basketball court

    STILL RIVER -- An exhibition basketball game between seminarians and other young men provided an opportunity to encourage vocations -- by showing that prospective priests are "regular guys." Seminarians from St. John's Seminary in Brighton played students and alumni from Immaculate Heart of Mary School at the school on May 7. Brothers from the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who run the school, also played, helped, or watched the game. Spectators included school families and sisters from the Slaves, who help run the school.

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  • Ordination Class of 2022: Deacon Steven Restrepo

    This is the sixth in a series of articles profiling the seven men who will be ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Boston at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on May 21. BRIGHTON -- Born to Colombian immigrants, Deacon Steven Restrepo grew up in East Boston with his parents and three older brothers. His family attended Most Holy Redeemer Parish when now-Bishop Robert Hennessey was the pastor there. As a child, he attended public schools and played Little League baseball.

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  • Ordination Class of 2022: Deacon Maxwell Chukwudiebere

    This is the seventh in a series of articles profiling the seven men who will be ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Boston at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on May 21. BRIGHTON -- Deacon Maxwell Chukwudiebere found his vocation through his experience as an altar server at daily Mass.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    As I left off last week, I explained that I attended the Rector's Dinner at the Pontifical North American College last Thursday evening. They had not been able to hold the dinner for two years, so it was wonderful to be able to gather with friends and benefactors of the seminary once again. Among those in attendance were many members of the Papal Foundation and Mario Paredes with members of his physician group, SOMOS.

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  • Ordination Class of 2022: Deacon Joseph Ferme

    This is the fifth in a series of articles profiling the seven men who will be ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Boston at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on May 21. ROME -- Deacon Joseph Ferme describes his discernment process as "a product of slow development of the desires that, as I look back, I can recognize as coming from God."

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  • Parish to host national speakers for webinar on nuclear disarmament

    NEWTON -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February revived a decades-old fear in the American psyche: the threat of nuclear war. But even before that, the collaborative of Sacred Heart and Our Lady Help of Christians (SHOL) was planning an event to educate people about the issue of nuclear weapons -- and why Catholics should care about it.

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  • Frtom Cardinal Seán's blog

    Each year, we hold confirmations at the cathedral for local university students. Though, like many activities, we weren't able to hold them during 2020 and 2021, it was good to be able to continue the tradition this year with our celebration on Sunday.

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  • Cardinal confirms college students at cathedral

    BOSTON -- The college and university students who gathered at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on April 23 received a special gift for the Easter season: an outpouring of the Holy Spirit through the Rite of Confirmation celebrated by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley.

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  • Seaport Shrine celebrates fifth anniversary

    SOUTH BOSTON -- Our Lady of Good Voyage Seaport Shrine is one of the first buildings visible to those crossing over the Evelyn Moakley Bridge, greeting both locals and tourists with an atmosphere of peace and community as they enter the busy Seaport District.

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  • Local Catholic school students enjoy the gift of theater

    BOSTON -- Open laughter and audible gasps filled the grand hall of the Citizens Bank Opera House as more than 1,500 students, including over 300 from the Archdiocese of Boston's Catholic schools, attended a special performance of "To Kill a Mockingbird" on April 13.

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  • Ordination Class of 2022: Deacon Nicholas Stano

    This is the fourth in a series of articles profiling the seven men who will be ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Boston at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on May 21. BRIGHTON -- Deacon Nicholas Stano said his grandparents' example greatly influenced his own faith.

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  • From Cardinal Seán's blog

    Holy Thursday evening -- before we began our celebrations of the Easter Triduum -- we hosted a meal at the cathedral for a number of priests from Regina Cleri and others who were able to join us, as a Holy Thursday dinner and celebration of the priesthood.

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