Thank you to all those who attended the Boston Area’s Annual Lenten Reflection. It was a wonderful opportunity to gather as a community for the first time in several years — so that we might enter more deeply into the holy season of Lent.
We were blessed to enjoy the setting of Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA, where we were welcomed and enjoyed the celebration of Mass by Very Rev. Brian Kiely, ChD, Rector of the Seminary and a dedicated Boston Area Chaplain of the Order of Malta.
We were further blessed to have been joined by Boston Area Chaplain Msgr. James P. Moroney, ChM, of St. Cecilia Parish in Leominster, MA, and the officer of Divine Worship of the Diocese of Worcester.
During the early evening Mass, Monsignor Moroney offered a powerful reflection as our Homilist, which served beautifully to draw us into our Lenten observance.
It is important to note that the Boston Area looks forward to two (2) upcoming and extraordinarily special occasions in the life of our Church in which our Order is invited to participate.
On April 12th, the Archdiocese of Boston will celebrate its Chrism Mass at The Cathedral of the Holy Cross, at 1400 Washington Street, Boston, MA, in which the sacred oils will be consecrated by Cardinal Sean O’Malley and distributed throughout the archdiocese.
Then, on May 21st, we have been invited again to The Cathedral of the Holy Cross, at 1400 Washington Street, Boston, MA, to be present at the Mass for the Ordination of the Priesthood in which new priests formally enter their ministry.
If you have an interest in attending or serving on either of these occasions, please reach out to our Boston Area Hospitaller Christopher Carter Lee, KM.