For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission

Pope Francis has called for a synod in the church. The theme of this upcoming Synod is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.”  

The synod process, informally known as the “synod on synodality,” opened in Rome on the weekend of Oct. 9-10 and in particular churches on Oct. 17. An opening Mass will take place at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m. to mark the synod’s beginning in the Archdiocese of Boston.

“Dear brothers and sisters, let us have a good journey together!  May we be pilgrims in love with the Gospel and open to the surprises of the Holy Spirit. Let us not miss out on the grace-filled opportunities born of encounter, listening and discernment. In the joyful conviction that, even as we seek the Lord, he always comes with his love to meet us first.” -Pope Francis

For more information please click here to visit our Synod 2021-2023 page

Donations Needed for Afghani Family

Our St. John-St. Paul Collaborative POWIR committee is overjoyed to announce that in the coming weeks we will be welcoming a refugee family from Afghanistan. Our housing committee has secured an apartment in the Newton/Brookline area for the family. Targeted donations for their apartment needs were solicited in both churches over the weekend, and we are in great need of financial contributions as well!

We ask you to prayerfully consider assisting this family in their financial resettlement needs via our online donation platform which can be accessed at this link: SJSPPOWIR

Financial contributions will be used to assist with the rent, food, clothing, health care and education needs of the family. This is your opportunity to transform the lives of a family who have been through unfathomable upheaval and trauma. Every contribution is a statement of extraordinary Christ-like compassion.

For more information please click here to visit our POWIR page.

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Public Indoor Mask Advisory for Wellesley

In light of the recent increase in the COVID Virus Delta variant, which has proven to be significantly more transmissible, we are strongly advising that individuals over the age of 5 wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when indoors in a public setting, regardless of their vaccination status. Please understand that information and data is changing rapidly, and we are doing our best to respond in a thoughtful and expedient manner. As additional information is released from the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health our decisions may change. It’s important that we all remain flexible and vigilant during these times.


Important Information About Masses at the Collaborative

Masks: Sections of each church have been designated for general seating (where masks are strongly advised, regardless of vaccination status, but are not required), and for masked/socially-distanced seating (where masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status.)

Outdoor Mass: Our Sunday 5pm Youth Mass will be celebrated outside on the church lawns for the foreseeable future, for those who are more comfortable outdoors. (In the event of bad weather Mass will be celebrated inside the church.)

Live Stream: All indoor Masses are available to watch live via the livestream link for each church.  

Please see our Current Guidelines and Protocols page for more information.

Video Message of the Holy Father in support of COVID-19 vaccines and access for all

NEW! Weekend Mass Schedule Through December 2021

4:00pm Mass at St. Paul
5:00pm Vigil Mass at St. John

7:30am Mass at St. John
*9:00am Family Mass
11:00am Mass at St. Paul
12:00pm Mass at St. John
*5:00pm Youth Mass (Outdoor**)

*The 9:00am Family Mass and 5:00pm Youth Mass rotate between the parishes on the following schedule:

  • On the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month, the 9:00am and 5:00pm Masses are at St. John.
  • On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, the 9:00am and 5:00pm Masses are at St. Paul.

Please visit the Calendar page for the complete schedule.

**The Sunday 5:00pm Youth Mass will be outside on the lawn for the foreseeable future – bring lawn chairs/blankets and join us! (In the event of bad weather Mass will be celebrated inside the church.)

Upcoming 9am Family Mass and 5pm Youth Masses

October 31, 2021
November 7, 2021

Weekday Mass Schedule

9:00am Mass at St. Paul

7:00am Mass at St. John

Watch Mass Live

All of our regularly scheduled indoor Masses (both weekday and weekend) are streamed live here on our website.

To watch a Mass or event that is currently live, click the St. John Live Stream or St. Paul Live Stream link.

Watch Previously Streamed Masses

Select previously streamed Masses and events can be found on our Previously Recorded Liturgies page and by visiting our YouTube channel.

Sacraments and Devotions

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of Reconciliation

7:00-8:00pm at St. Paul

1:00-2:30pm at St. John

And by appointment –
please call either parish office to schedule.

Adoration and Eucharist

Adoration and Eucharist

1:00-2:00pm at St. Paul

1:00-2:00pm at St. John

Followed by distribution of Holy Communion on the steps of the church at 2:00pm.

(*except for Monday and Friday holidays when the Collaborative Offices are closed.)

Pray the Rosary

Pray the Rosary

Before the 9:00am Mass at St. Paul Church

7:15pm in the St. John Chapel (lower level)

Please note: Our Rosary on Instagram is on summer hiatus!

Please see the Latest News and Announcements and Collaborative Calendar below for other opportunities for prayer, devotions, and faith-sharing.

Please visit our News and Updates page for previous announcements.

Our Parishes

St. John the Evangelist Parish

St. John the Evangelist Parish
9 Glen Road Wellesley, MA 02481

St. John Online Giving


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St. Paul Parish

St. Paul Parish
502 Washington St Wellesley, MA 02481

St. Paul Online Giving


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If You Need Emergency Assistance

The St. John-St. Paul Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is available to help those in our community in need of emergency assistance, especially during this current crisis. If you need help with food, rent or mortgage assistance, or help with a utility bill, please reach out to us. Please let any friends or neighbors who might need assistance know that the mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is to help those in need.

To contact the SJSP SVdP, please email You may also call either parish office and leave a message. All information received is kept completely confidential. Please stay safe and healthy, and may God bless you!

Collaborative Calendar

Wednesday, October 27 2021
Thursday, October 28 2021
Friday, October 29 2021
Saturday, October 30 2021
Sunday, October 31 2021
Monday, November 01 2021
Tuesday, November 02 2021
Wednesday, November 03 2021
Thursday, November 04 2021
Friday, November 05 2021
Saturday, November 06 2021
Sunday, November 07 2021
Monday, November 08 2021
Tuesday, November 09 2021
Wednesday, November 10 2021

Please visit the Collaborative Calendar page for the full calendar.

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