Updated Directives from the Archdiocese of Boston
- All Masses and, except as provided below, religious services in all Archdiocesan parishes, missions, and campus ministries are suspended until further notice. This suspension begins at 4:00pm on Saturday afternoon, March 14.
- The Cardinal has issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston.
- Baptism, Confirmations, weddings and funerals may proceed but attendance should be limited to only immediate family.
- All religious education, faith formation and related activities (e.g. adult faith formation, youth ministry, etc.) are suspended until further notice.
- All other social events, fundraising activities, or other functions should be canceled or postponed until further notice.
Important Information from the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative
We will be opening our churches every day in order that the Catholic faithful and other members of the community can have the opportunity to visit the church for times of prayer. We will be updating you soon with more information.
We ask that you please continue to support your parish during this troubling time.
- Weekly donations may be mailed to your Parish Office (St. Paul Parish 502 Washington St. Wellesley, MA 02482 or St. John the Evangelist Parish 39 Washington St. Wellesley, MA 02481)
- Please consider switching to online giving, which supports your parish even when Mass attendance is disrupted. You can also use online giving to make a one-time donation.
Other Events at the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative
In keeping with directives from the Archdiocese of Boston and the recommendations from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative is cancelling or postponing all gatherings and non-essential activities until further notice.
This includes Religious Education classes and events, Youth Ministry events, small groups, and other meetings.
We must also suspend the use of all Collaborative facilities by outside groups, in support of the guidance of the Commonwealth and the Town of Wellesley. This includes all facilities and buildings of St. Paul Parish, St. John the Evangelist Parish, and Saint John School.
We will continue to update you, via email and our websites, as we move forward. We understand that these decisions and restrictions have a significant impact and far-reaching ramifications for our community, and understand the frustration and uncertainty that is created. Please know that the practices that are being put in place, while disappointing and disruptive, are being done for the common good. We all must do our part to slow down this epidemic.
May God bless our efforts; may Christ be our model of care for others and may Mary intercede for all the sick and suffering. – Cardinal Seán
Please continue to keep all those affected by the coronavirus, their families, and our health care workers in your prayers.