Month: October 2019

Christmas Wish 2019

Christmas Wish 2019

We are happy to extend an invitation to everyone in the parish collaborative to participate in this year’s St. John Christmas Wish Program. During this holiday season, we hope to grant wishes for more than 400 children! Each child receives a new outfit and a special Christmas Wish gift they have requested. These gifts will go to the youngsters in our own parishes, as well as in our sister parishes of St. Katherine Drexel in Roxbury, St. Patrick in Lowell, St. Patrick in Brockton and the Julie Family Learning Program in Boston.

Youth Ministry “Casino Night” – Sunday, October 27 at 6:00pm at St. Paul

Youth Ministry “Casino Night” – Sunday, October 27 at 6:00pm at St. Paul

Calling all high school students! Join us this Sunday, October 27 after the Sunday 5pm Confirmation Enrollment Mass for Casino Night in St. Paul Parish  Hall.  All high school students are welcome to attend and bring any friends or siblings that are interested!  There will be games to play, chips to earn, and prizes to win – and food, of course! (We need volunteers to assist in running the games and providing some desserts so please contact us if you can help – youthministry@sjspwellesley.org.)

POWIR Update: An Exciting Development!

POWIR Update: An Exciting Development!

An exciting development occurred this week in POWIR news! The SJSP POWIR Group has partnered with St. Ignatius Parish to support the resettlement of two families in the Boston area who arrived on September 17 from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Honduras. The two families are living together in an apartment in Boston which St. Ignatius Parish secured and has begun to furnish. We need your help to facilitate a smooth integration into their new home. Please consider prayerfully supporting these families with your time and treasure. Please visit our SignUp Genius page for a list of the families’

POWIR Update: “Who is a Refugee?”

POWIR Update: “Who is a Refugee?”

As many parishioners are now aware, we are in the formative stages of a partnership with Catholic Charities to welcome a Refugee family this year. A group of over forty parishioners have committed to helping the effort in the areas of housing, pre-arrival and post-arrival needs. As we prepare for this family to arrive, our passionate volunteers have created this communication space to answer any questions that may surface throughout the process. Stay tuned here for all the exciting developments! We trust in God’s timing and purpose as we wait in anticipation of a family who could arrive from any

POWIR Update: Federal Refugee Resettlement Cap

POWIR Update: Federal Refugee Resettlement Cap

As we continue with our partnership with Catholic Charities we are making ongoing efforts to keep the Collaborative up-to-date on the process. There has been much discussion regarding the federal cap of refugee arrivals at 18,000 individuals for the fiscal year 2020. This number is set at a historic low. Funding for programs similar to that of Catholic Charities Immigrant and Refugee Services depend on the existence of the communities they serve. Our POWIR group asks for your continued prayers for refugees around the world and for the individual family our Collaborative, with God’s grace, will eventually support in their process