Category Archives: Holy Week

March 27, 2013

Join the Sisters of St. Joseph at the Paschal Triduum – and more

There’s so much to share from just this past week. Our latest edition of Soundings Update is available at:

Join us for our Triduum Liturgies this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

the Paschal Triduum

      March 28– 5:30pm:
           Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
      March 29      Good Friday
       12:00-3:00pm Silent Peace Vigil
           outside the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse
           637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135
          All welcome to come and stay for a while. Bring friends!  
                                  5:30pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
March 30 – 7:00pm:  Easter Vigil
Early this morning, I came across this 4 minute YouTube Video interview with one of our Sisters of St. Joseph from Concordia, KS. The title is:
It’s worth watching. 

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March 8, 2012

Volunteers in Mission & Soundings Update

Our March 7 issue of Soundings Update is now available at this link:

In this issue read about the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston Volunteers in Mission program.
Also, know that all are invited to our Triduum Liturgies on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Holy Week.

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Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor and Neighbor with God

April 13, 2011

Holy Week with the Sisters of St. Joseph

Holy Week and the sacred Triduum are fast approaching. We will be celebrating at our Motherhouse. If you are in the area and would like to join us, please note the times in the attached flyer. Be sure to call the number indicated in the flyer by April 15. This is important for our overall planning. Just bring your mouse over the little gray box in the lower right corner. This will bring you to the full screen mode where you can see the entire flyer. Then click “escape” to return to the blog.

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Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor and Neighbor with God

March 9, 2010

Sisters of St. Joseph: The Literacy Connection

The latest issue of Soundings Update is now available

This issue has an article about a day of prayer, reflection, and sharing with Sister Simone Campbell, SSJ, that was offered by our Initial Formation Team last weekend.

In this issue you are invited not only to read the article on page 2 about Pat Andrews, CSJ, and The Literacy Connection but also to view the video prepared for the Pulitzer Center’s Project: Report 2010. What this is about is explained in the article titled, “A smile is a smile…in any language.” You are invited to participate in the “Community Award” part of this project by viewing the video and voting for the video. You can also leave comments, read posted comments, and rate the posted comments. Just follow this link to “A smile is a smile…in any language.” and enjoy a short video about a day in the life of Sister Pat Andrews, the Director of The Literacy Connection.

In addition please note the times of our Paschal Triduum Liturgies and the upcoming Symposium on Human Trafficking offered by the Anti-Trafficking Coalition of the Boston Unit of LCWR. If you are in the area, you are most welcome at the Triduum Liturgies and the Anti-Trafficking Symposium. Visit our website for a downloadable brochure and registration information.

A Sister of St. Joseph’s Blog
Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor and Neighbor with God

April 11, 2009

Sisters of St. Joseph: Triduum and Peace Vigil

It’s been such a busy week preparing for the Paschal Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil. It’s my favorite time of the Liturgical Year. After our Motherhouse was renovated we renewed the tradition of celebrating the Triduum at our Motherhouse Chapel. I was not usually at the Motherhouse Triduum because for amost 25 years I celebrated the Triduum in a parish where I was very active It was a vibrant student parish in the middle of Boston. But it closed a few years ago.

I love the Triduum and, although I miss celebrating in a parish where there are adult catechumens preparing for Baptism, and enthusiasm of all who gather at our Motherhouse is worth all the work we put into it. I love the fact that the Triduum is one feast that spans three days. There always seems to be an energy that gains momentum as the Three Days flow into one another.
An added plus is that some of our sisters organize a Good Friday Peace Vigil from 12:00-3:00 on the street outside our Motherhouse. The pictures that follow are of today’s Peace Vigil. What you can’t see in these pictures is the neighborly spirit that permeated Cambridge Street throughout the Good Friday Peace Vigil. Between 12:00 and 3:00, over seventy sisters, associates, and friends carried posters with messages of peace as those who passed by sounded their horns in solidarity. This show of support came from private vehicles as well as police cars, fire trucks, busses, ambulances, and taxis to name but a few. At one point City Councilor, Mark Ciommo, stopped by to offer support. This vigil began and ended with prayer. Cambridge Street is a busy place so throughout the Peace Vigil there was a feeling that we were reaching out to the Dear Neighbor in a very concrete way.

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