Saint James the Greater Church
Boston
Massachusetts

02111


Who we are

Boston Chinese Catholic Community

In 1967, Richard Cardinal Cushing invited Rev. Francis Li from Hong Kong, who was fluent in several Chinese dialects, to St. James Church as Assistant Pastor. This formalized the Archdiocese's mission and plan to include immigrant and native-born Chinese as an integral part of its ministry. Fr. Li was BCCC's leader from 1967-1970. His pioneering work was succeeded by Fr. Walter Martin, SJ, Fr. Tom Szeliga, SDB, Fr. Stanley Pavlin, SDB, Fr. Lucas Leung, OFM, and Fr. John Hines, MM. From 1992 to 2002, Fr. Denis Como, SJ, served as the chaplain of BCCC and the Director of the Chinese Catholic Pastoral Center. From fall 2003 to spring 2006, Fr. Anselm Lam was the Spiritual Advisor of BCCC. From Oct 30, 2007 to Aug 23, 2009, Fr. Thomas Kopp was the Pastor of St. James the Greater Church. Starting on Aug 24, 2009, Fr. Kevin O'Leary, Rector of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, became the Administrator of St. James. On Jun 1, 2010, Fr. Peter Shen became the Parochial Vicar of St. James and the Spiritual Director of the BCCC.

The BCCC serves all Chinese Catholics from the Archdiocese of Boston even though its hosts/anchor church is at St. James the Greater, Boston (Chinatown), Massachusetts. The majority of BCCC members come from the Greater Boston area, but some live as far south as Mansfield, Brockton, Randolph and Rockland; as far west as Marlborough, Framingham and Sudbury; and as far north as Lowell, and Nashua, New Hampshire.

BCCC has a registered membership list of over 300 families consisting of more than 1,000 people. The predominant dialect is Cantonese, followed by Mandarin, Fujianese and Toishanese.



Location of worship

Saint James the Greater
125 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Phone: (617) 542-8498
Fax: (617) 542-2708
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Church Pastor

Rev. Kevin O’Leary 奧奇勳神父
Rev. Kevin O’Leary 奧奇勳神父
Administrator 本堂神父
125 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Phone: (617) 542-8498
Fax: (617) 542-2708
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Proverbs 31:30

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

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Rev. Joseph Zhang 張春祥神父   Edit
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135 Harrison Avenue
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Saint James the Greater Church Sunday Mass Schedule

2019 Mass Schedule 彌撒時間:

Every Sunday: - 8 a.m.: Mass in English in Our Lady's Chapel - 10 a.m.: Mass in Chinese in Upper Church

每主日: - 上午 8 時:英語彌撒在聖母小堂 - 上午 10 時:中文彌撒在樓上聖堂

1st & 3rd Sunday: 9 a.m.: Mass in Mandarin in Our Lady's Chapel 每月第一及第三主日: 上午 9 時: 普通話彌撒在聖母小堂

Every Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: 9 a.m.: Mass in Our Lady's Chapel 每週星期一,星期二 和星期三: 上午 9 時:彌撒在聖母小堂

1st Saturday of each month (except July & August): 5 p.m.: Mass in Mandarin in Our Lady's Chapel 每月第一個星期六(7 月及 8 月除外):下午 5 時:普通話彌撒在聖母小堂

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PILGRIMAGE Led by IMMACULATE HEART of MARY (October 4-6, 2019)

This year, the pilgrimage led by our Immaculate Heart of Mary will be in Maine during the fall foliage season, visiting major cathedrals and Acadia National Park. During the 3 days there will be Masses and other spiritual services. Sites include the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, St. Francis Monastery, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception of
Mary and 2 other churches. On 10/4 it will include lobster dinner & visit to Old Port. On 10/5 whole day visit to Acadia National Park, and on 10/6 returning to Boston. Anyone interested please contact May Chan.

聖母聖心會朝聖(10月4-6日)

聖母聖心會今年的朝聖之旅去往緬因州的各大教堂及阿卡迪亞國家公園觀賞楓葉。三日中每天都有朝拜教堂以及舉行彌撒的神聖活動。拜訪的教堂有聖伯多祿聖保祿大殿(緬因州教區的主教府),聖方濟各隱修院,聖母無染原罪主教府,和其他另外兩家教堂。第一晚(10.4)享受龍蝦晚餐和Old Port的風景,第二天(10.5)一整天的時間遊玩阿卡迪亞國家公園。第三天(10.6)返回波士頓。有意者請找May Chan 聯繫。

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History of Saint James the Greater Boston MA

In 1967, Richard Cardinal Cushing invited Rev. Francis Li from Hong Kong, who was fluent in several Chinese dialects, to St. James Church as Assistant Pastor. This formalized the Archdiocese's mission and plan to include immigrant and native-born Chinese as an integral part of its ministry. Fr. Li was BCCC's leader from 1967-1970. His pioneering work was succeeded by Fr. Walter Martin, SJ, Fr. Tom Szeliga, SDB, Fr. Stanley Pavlin, SDB, Fr. Lucas Leung, OFM, and Fr. John Hines, MM. From 1992 to 2002, Fr. Denis Como, SJ, served as the chaplain of BCCC and the Director of the Chinese Catholic Pastoral Center. From fall 2003 to spring 2006, Fr. Anselm Lam was the Spiritual Advisor of BCCC. From Oct 30, 2007 to Aug 23, 2009, Fr. Thomas Kopp was the Pastor of St. James the Greater Church. Starting on Aug 24, 2009, Fr. Kevin O'Leary, Rector of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, became the Administrator of St. James. Fr. Peter Shen served as the Parochial Vicar of St. James and the Spiritual Director of the BCCC from Jun 1, 2010 to May 31, 2018. On Jun 1, 2018, Fr. Joseph Zhang, AA, became the Parochial Vicar of St. James and the Spiritual Director of the BCCC.

The BCCC serves all Chinese Catholics from the Archdiocese of Boston even though its hosts/anchor church is at St. James the Greater, Boston (Chinatown), Massachusetts. The majority of BCCC members come from the Greater Boston area, but some live as far south as Mansfield, Brockton, Randolph and Rockland; as far west as Marlborough, Framingham and Sudbury; and as far north as Lowell, and Nashua, New Hampshire.

BCCC has a registered membership list of over 300 families consisting of more than 1,000 people. The predominant dialects are Cantonese and Mandarin, followed by Fujianese and Toishanese.   Edit


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