This weekend the NPH Mexico Pequeño Tour will be visiting our collaborative to share their musical choir and stories with our community, to raise awareness and support for their NPH home and family. This year, our focus will be on education and there will be a special Second Collection at all Masses to benefit the University Scholarship Program.
Month: October 2019
Join us Tuesday, November 5 as Kelly Meraw presents a reflection on the fascinating and inspiring life and works of a woman truly “called to be!” We will convene in Powers Hall at 6:00pm and start the program at 6:30pm in the chapel.
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.
As many parishioners have heard, our Collaborative POWIR program, in partnership with Catholic Charities, has begun supporting two refugee families who have been resettled in Dorchester. Chantal and her two boys, Jeremie and Emmanuel, are from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Maria and Marcos from Honduras.
Seasons of Hope – a faith sharing group for those who mourn.
For you who are searching for Our Lord in the midst of your grief, Seasons of Hope is a nurturing link to the Church, the Almighty, and people of faith who truly understand what it means to be brokenhearted. Meeting Dates: Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5 and 12 from 9:45-11:15am in St. Paul Parish Hall.
The Feast of All Saints is a Holy Day of Obligation Mass Schedule for the Collaborative 7:00am at St. John Church 9:00am at St. John Church (with Saint John School, all welcome!) 9:00am at St. Paul Church 12:00pm at St. John Church 7:00pm at St. Paul Church
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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’
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
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