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Families of those killed in marathon bombing mark day with prayer

Families of those killed in marathon bombing mark day with prayerBOSTON -- The families of the three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing explosions began a day filled with poignant remembrances and emotional testimonies with prayer and a simple wreath laying ceremony at the two sites where their loved ones lost their lives and scores were injured one year ago, on April 15, 2013.

Catholics to run Boston Marathon in memory of boy slain at last year's race

Catholics to run Boston Marathon in memory of boy slain at last year's raceBOSTON -- "No more hurting people. Peace," read the poster held by Martin Richard, the youngest life lost on Marathon Monday last year. The image of the smiling eight year-old boy accompanied by his message against violence stood in stark contrast to the twin explosions that killed 3 and injured an estimated 264 others on April 15, 2013.

Chrism Mass is priests' 'annual oil change and tune-up,' cardinal says

Chrism Mass is priests' 'annual oil change and tune-up,' cardinal saysSOUTH END ? The priests of the Archdiocese of Boston joined Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross for the annual Chrism Mass, April 15.

Priests honor three of their peers at Chrism Mass Luncheon

Priests honor three of their peers at Chrism Mass LuncheonSOUTH END -- Priests gathered at Cathedral High School, April 15, to honor three of their own in a celebration of fraternity after the Chrism Mass.

Kraft honored by Inner-City Scholarship Fund

Kraft honored by Inner-City Scholarship FundBOSTON -- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, Peter Lynch, chairman emeritus of the Catholic Schools Foundation Board of Trustees and Joseph (Jay) Hooley, ICSF Dinner Chairman, presented Robert Kraft with the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Award at the 24th Annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund (ICSF) Dinner Celebration on April 3 at the Copley Marriott. Kraft was honored with the award in recognition of his commitment and support of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund.

Boston Unit of LCWR takes part in human trafficking awareness campaign

BRIGHTON -- The Boston Unit of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) Anti-Trafficking Coalition hosted a Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (SOAP) outreach campaign led by its founder, Theresa Flores, April 12. This SOAP outreach was a hands-on, action orientated initiative aimed to broaden awareness of hotel managers and owners of the reality of human trafficking in the Boston area.

RCIA -- Stepping into Christ's new life

RCIA -- Stepping into Christ's new lifeThe Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the normal way in which adults (anyone over the age of seven) become full, active, participating members of the Roman Catholic Church.

Welcome, Boston's new Catholics

Welcome to all those new members of the archdiocesan family who received any or all of the Initiation Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and first Eucharist this Easter. Our list is provided by the Office for Divine Worship.

Co-workers conference explores 'Building the Life of a Parish'

Co-workers conference explores 'Building the Life of a Parish'NEWTON -- Lay pastoral workers and clergy of the Archdiocese of Boston gathered to discuss the life of the parish in the new evangelization during the 7th annual Co-Workers in the Vineyard Conference, held April 4 at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Newton.

Fallen Boston firefighters laid to rest

Fallen Boston firefighters laid to restBOSTON -- For two consecutive days firefighters gathered from all around the world stood at attention to honor two of their fallen who died the week before fighting a nine-alarm fire in the Back Bay.
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