GloucesterCast April 23, 2013 With Host Joey C and Guest Fr Matthew Green

GloucesterCast April 23, 2013 With Host Joey C and Guest Fr Matthew Green

Click to listen- With Host Joey C and Guest Father Matthew Green

We discuss Fr Green’s recent decision to take a year off from priesthood.  What he loves about Gloucester, His Favorite Local restaurants, His origami classes at The Hive and how he announced his decision to his parishioners.

Father Green- Living the Dream!

A month ago gets the kick-ass Sony A65 awesome camera-

Happy Halloween!

Posted on October 31, 2012 by Fr Matthew Green

Another gargoyle shot from Notre Dame in Paris. Possibly my best photo from all this vacation.  Shot at max telephoto without a tripod, thanks to the great low-light capabilities of my new Sony a65 camera!  The only retouching I did was to crop the photo, slightly adjust the contrast on the moon’s face, and remove some color fringing. And add the discreet copyright notice on the top ledge.

Fr. Matthew Green

Last week spends the week In Paris France-

Memories of Paris

Posted on November 4, 2012 by Fr Matthew Green

More scrumptiousness from my recent vacation in Paris… the Eiffel Tower at night.

No tripod, zero retouching. Have I mentioned how much I love this camera?

Fr. Matthew Green

Today Loading up on Chocolate and Cheese at The Cave-

November 10, 2012


Uhmmmm, that whole priest thing, totally underrated apparently.

So I guess this begs the question- Would you give up sex to become a priest and travel the world with awesome cameras eating chocolate and drinking wine?

St. Ann’s School Auction Fundraiser From Fr Matthew Green

Good morning, Joey!
The St. Ann’s School auction fundraiser last night was a great event. I wasn’t able to stay for the whole thing, but I snapped some photos while I was there. Unfortunately, I didn’t get everyone’s names to label the photos, but I have to run to preside a funeral now anyway so wouldn’t have time to label them all anyway…


The donor of some of the items on display (to his right)


Mary made a St. Ann’s School uniform for the doll!


Dinner was colorful and delicious!
God bless! Keep up the great work!
Fr. Matthew

Spaghetti Dinner at St Ann’s Photos From Fr Matthew Green

Father Green writes-

The St Ann’s Women’s Guild held its spaghetti dinner fundraiser this evening. Here are a few photos.
Some of the organizers:


It was run by the women’s guild, but men were allowed in the kitchen!


Fr. John Kiley dined with some visitors from his former parish in Ipswich, Our Lady of Hope.


Both older and younger generations were present:


Keep up the good work with the blog!
God bless,
Fr Matthew

EMS Procession For Paul Frontiero III

Our Paul asked us to document this last part of his son’s life.

Special thanks to Kim Smith, Father Matthew Green and Patricia Natti for providing pictures as well as the music. 

During the moving mass by Father Garibaldi, Patricia Natti sang Ave Maria which sent a chill up my spine. I obviously wasn’t about to whip out my camera to record it but was thinking of how nice it would have been to have as the backdrop to the video Paul asked us to take.  I said it to Kim Smith who was sitting next to  me at the time. 

After the ceremony the family gathered downstairs in the church where I ran into Patricia and Father Green who agreed to meet back at the church at 4:30 PM to record the audio for us.

I spoke to Paul and he sends deep thanks for such an act of kindness.

Here is a link to the editorial in the Gloucester Daily Times

Feast of Our Lady Aparecida- Gloucester’s Brazilian Community To Celebrate From Fr Matthew Green

On October 16, the Brazilian community of Gloucester will be celebrating the feast of their patroness, Our Lady Aparecida.  The actual day of the feast is Oct. 12, but we’ll be having a mini-procession, Mass, and celebration on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 6:30PM at St. Ann’s.  Our Mass in Portuguese will also have some things in English, so the English-speaking community is also welcome.  In preparation for the celebration, parishioners are meeting at houses of different families in the Brazilian communities to pray, sing, and share some food. Here’s a photo at one of the houses. The little statue of "Nossa Senhora Aparecida" is in the blue box in the middle:

_Brazilians preparing for Aparecida

Artober Opening Photos At Bodin Historic Photo Covered By Fr Matthew Green

Good evening, Joey! I just got back from the Artober opening at Bodin Historic Photo.  It was great to meet Kathleen Miller, who is a wonderfully talented artist. Besides the paintings – which seem to glow with their own light – there was a great selection of photos and other art, and delicious wine and finger food, including some home-made strudel good enough to knock your socks off.
Light in the darknessStorefront

An overview of the galleryP1070270

The refreshment tableP1070271

Visitors peruse the gallery


Fred with his iMac showing historic photos


Kathleen Miller with some of her paintingsKathleen Miller with some of her paintings

The ones I bought:


Note from editor Joey C- “When I popped in to say hey to Fred just a few days ago I met Kathleen and told her I loved the light in that very painting you bought with the lighthouse.  Loved he way she recreated the light behind the lighthouse!