Over the past few weeks, we’ve introduced you to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and to the recently formed Conference established by parishioners from St. John and St. Paul parishes. Our new Collaborative Service Commission has chosen the Conference as the recipient of this year’s Lenten Gift, providing a fitting opportunity for our two parishes to come together during this Lenten season to help launch the conference with a sound financial base. Many of us might assume that there would not be a significant need for personal or financial assistance in the affluent communities of Wellesley and the
Month: March 2019
Last week, we introduced you to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an international organization that addresses the needs of the poor. This week, we will talk about the need that exists here in our community, and the work that our newly established conference of the Society has already begun, with outreach and home visits to individuals and families who have requested assistance. While it may seem, on the surface, that the need doesn’t exist in affluent Wellesley, there are, in fact, those in town who are well below the guidelines for comfortable living and are silently struggling just
When a fledgling nonprofit comes knocking at your door or email account, it is often looking for a check to fund staff or office space. But a new volunteer group in town is searching for something more: neighbors in need… Please visit The Wellesley Townsman to read more…
We are offering a Reconciliation Service for all high school students on Sunday, March 17 at 4:00pm before the Sunday 5pm Youth Mass in the Chapel at St. John’s. There will be a short reflection and preparation time, followed by the opportunity to receive the sacrament of confession. Those receiving Confirmation this spring are especially encouraged to attend!
We begin with the story of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which operates internationally in over 4200 locations. Inspired by Gospel values, the Society leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person services to the needy and suffering, in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and its patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
Look out for our next big Youth Ministry event on Sunday, March 31! We will be having a “Trunk or Treat” themed party with different games, food, and other activities after the Sunday 5pm Youth Mass at St. John’s! More information coming soon! All high school students are welcome!
This week, Cardinal Seán released a Lenten Letter to the Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Boston. The letter offers a reflection on the just completed Rome Summit to Protect Children and Minors, and includes an action the Archdiocese is implementing regarding reporting misconduct related to bishops. Please click this link to read the Cardinal’s letter: Lenten Letter from Cardinal Seán