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Daughters of St. Paul celebrate the season with annual concert

JAMAICA PLAIN--The Daughters of St. Paul choir serenaded hundreds at the Motherhouse Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 3 during their annual Christmas concert. The show was part of their "Love Among Us" tour which travels throughout the country during Advent.

Mass. Medical Society sends 'wrong message' on assisted suicide, say bishops

BRAINTREE -- In a statement released Dec. 5, the Catholic bishops of Massachusetts expressed "disappointment" over the Massachusetts Medical Society's decision to no longer oppose physician-assisted suicide, and will now instead take a "neutral" position.

Forming the Future: Years of service honored at Jackson Elementary, Newton

NEWTON -- Every day, when the cars rolled up to Jackson Elementary School in Newton, custodian Ed Gillen opened the doors for the students and greeted the parents with a smile. He turned the lights on in the school, opened the doors, and made coffee for the teachers, and on Dec. 1, he was honored for his over 20 years of employment during a retirement party at the school.

Pastoral Planning Advisory Board presents findings to priests

WESTON -- During the 2017 Fall Presbyteral Convocation, held Nov. 29 at St. Julia Parish in Weston, hundreds of priests of the Archdiocese of Boston listened to the findings of the Pastoral Planning Advisory Board (PPAB) on the state of the archdiocese's pastoral plan, Disciples in Mission.

'Sacrifice and dedication' honored at Cheverus Awards

NEWTON -- In her parish, St. Paul Church in Hamilton, Kathleen Brumby helps pick up after children, makes coffee every Sunday morning, takes out the trash, and locks up the church every night. She's been doing that for "quite a few years," and during an afternoon prayer service at Our Lady Help of Christians, Dec. 3, she received recognition for all her hard work.

Find joy this Advent, says Women Affirming Life speaker

NORWOOD -- It is God's will for us to find joy this Advent season, said Sister of Life Therese Marie, speaking to the nearly 300 women gathered for the Women Affirming Life Mass and Breakfast, Dec. 2 in Norwood.

Disciples in Mission Pastoral Planning Report

In 2014, a small group of lay people and clergy were appointed by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley as the Pastoral Planning Advisory Board (PPAB). This group of people were charged with the task of evaluating the progress and effectiveness of the implementation of Disciples in Mission in the collaboratives. The results of their work is shared each year with Cardinal Sean. In the years since beginning their work, these yearly reports have focused on such topics as: collaborative training sessions, the local pastoral plan writing process and the effectiveness of the Disciple Maker Index survey, pastoral plan implementation.

The Wise Men teach us to kneel

''Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him," (Mt 2:1-2, KJV).

The choice of Bishop Cheverus' successor

The Diocese of Boston's first bishop, Bishop Jean Cheverus, departed for his native France in the autumn of 1823. When he did so, he left the diocese uncertain whether or not he would return, and his successor, Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick, would not arrive to assume this role for over two years following his departure. In the interim, the Diocese of Boston was largely overseen by a priest, and Bishop Cheverus' choice as his successor, Father William Taylor.

Straighten the path

Our God is coming. The time of exile -- the long separation of humankind from God due to sin -- is about to end. This is the good news proclaimed in today's liturgy.