Month: September 2019

POWIR Program Training: Wednesday, September 25

POWIR Program Training: Wednesday, September 25

Our Collaborative, in partnership with Catholic Charities’ Refugee and Immigration Services, will be welcoming a refugee family in the coming year.  If you are interested in volunteering, please come to this training session by the expert team at Catholic Charities on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00pm in St. John’s Powers Hall. Email kelly.meraw@sjspwellesley.org for more information or if you would like to help.

Where Are You on Your Faith Journey?

Where Are You on Your Faith Journey?

RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It the process by which adults enter full communion with our Church, through the sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist (Communion). RCIA can help you along your faith journey if: You want to join the Church, and have never been baptized. You have been baptized in another Christian faith tradition, but want to join the Catholic Church. You have been baptized in the Catholic Church, but never had your First Communion or Confirmation. If you think RCIA might be for you, contact either parish office by phone, or email rcia@sjspwellesley.org. 

Our Collaborative Outdoor Mass – Sunday, September 15 at 11:00am

Our Collaborative Outdoor Mass – Sunday, September 15 at 11:00am

Things to know… So that as many members of our community as possible may join together for this special liturgy, there will be a reduced Mass schedule at the parishes on Sunday. Both parishes will have their regular Saturday Vigil Masses and Sunday 7:30am Masses. There will be NO Sunday 9:00am, Sunday 11:00am, or Sunday 5:00pm Masses at the parishes. In the event of rain, the Outdoor Mass will be cancelled. If the Outdoor Mass is cancelled, both parishes will have their regular Saturday Vigil Masses, Sunday 7:30am Masses, and 11:00am Masses. There will be NO Sunday 9:00am or Sunday

“What About Women Deacons?” with Dr. Phyllis Zagano – September 23 at 7pm at St. John

“What About Women Deacons?” with Dr. Phyllis Zagano – September 23 at 7pm at St. John

ST. JOHN—ST. PAUL COLLABORATIVE CONTEMPORARY CATHOLIC ISSUES SERIES Please join us on Monday, September 23 at 7pm at St. John the Evangelist Church for an evening with Dr. Phyllis Zagano. Phyllis Zagano is an internationally acclaimed Catholic scholar and lecturer on contemporary spirituality and women’s issues in the Church. Her award-winning books include Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church (First Place, 2001 Catholic Press Association and 2002 College Theology Society), Women & Catholicism: Gender, Communion, and Authority (Second Place, 2012 Catholic Press Association) and Women Deacons? Essays with Answers (First Place,