Good Friday, April 15th
In-Person & Livestream
Pray with and reflect on the Seven Last Words of Jesus during this hourlong bilingual program.
Reflections will be offered by lay members of our parish community, interspersed with Taize music.
Each reflection will be approximately 4 minutes in length.
Luke 23:34: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
Rebecca lives in Boston (Brighton) with her husband and 8-year-old daughter. They joined St. Ignatius three years ago because of its strong ties to the Spanish-speaking community, and because of its Jesuit values. Rebecca’s husband is originally from Colombia, where they lived for several years in Bogotá, and where their daughter was born in 2013. Rebecca’s daughter received first communion at St. Ignatius last year after a year of faith formation classes and she and her husband are now catechists to this year's group of children from St. Ignatius' Spanish speaking community, who will receive First Communion in May. Rebecca also serves on the Faith Formation committee, as a lector at the Spanish Mass, and she and her husband try to participate in activities such as The Walk for Hunger.
Luke 23:43: “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Milton resident and retired pediatrician, Dr. Anthony Compagnone has been a member of the St. Ignatius Parish community since about 1990. Over the years, he has served as lector, Eucharistic Minister, and liturgical coordinator
(mainly for the Saturday 4:00 p.m. Mass), as well as on the Parish Pastoral Council, RCIA team, and the Liturgy Commission.
John 19:26-27: “Woman, here is your son. . . . Here is your mother.”
Malick Ghachem is a member of the St. Ignatius Parish Pastoral Council, a resident of Newton, husband to Erica James (also a parish member) and father of two children in the Newton public schools.
Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”
Julia (she/her) lives in Brighton and is in her final year of the Masters of Divinity program at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. She has been a parishioner at St. Ignatius since the first month she moved to Boston. Julia previously served as a 3rd grade faith formation instructor, worked with the middle school book club, and facilitated the Hidden Mercy Book Talk.
John 19:28: “I thirst.”
Mary Jo Murnane
Mary Jo and her husband, Dick, have lived in Chestnut Hill since 1983, where they raised their two sons, John and Daniel, both of whom are now married with children of their own. Mary Jo and Dick have been parishioners at St. Ignatius for almost 40 years. Dick is an economist who studies the effects of economic inequalities on education. Mary Jo is a biologist (retired) who taught graduate and medical students and ran a cancer research lab at the
Boston University School of Medicine.
John 19:30: “It is finished.”
Juan Miguel Espinoza Portocarrero
Juan Miguel is originally from Lima, Peru, and a layman formed in Ignatian spirituality. Having completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Latin American history at the Catholic University of Peru, he is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.