Month: July 2020

Sunday, August 2: Live Stream of First Mass of Thanksgiving from St. Paul Church, followed by First Blessings

Sunday, August 2: Live Stream of First Mass of Thanksgiving from St. Paul Church, followed by First Blessings

Fr. Matthew will celebrate a First Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday at St. Paul Church. The Mass will be private due to current social distancing limitations, but it will be streamed live on the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative Facebook page.  A Facebook account isn’t required  – just click the link below on Sunday at 1:30pm to watch with us!  Please click the following link to download a program for the First Mass of Thanksgiving: Mass Program First Blessings We invite all parishioners to join us on the lawn outside St. Paul Church on Sunday between 3:00 – 4:00pm to offer

Watch the Ordination Live on CatholicTV – Saturday, August 1 at 10:00am

Watch the Ordination Live on CatholicTV – Saturday, August 1 at 10:00am

Deacon Matthew Norwood will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ by His Eminence Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 10:00am in a private Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The Rite of Ordination to the Order of Presbyter will be broadcast live on CatholicTV and streamed online at CatholicTV.org/watch-live. (CatholicTV is available on XFINITY/Comcast (Ch 268), Verizon FIOS (Ch 296), and RCN (Ch 85). Also available on ROKU and Amazon Fire TV.) Please click on the following link to download a program for the Rite of Ordination to the Order of Presbyter: Mass

A Statement of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts Regarding Police Reform Legislation

A Statement of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts Regarding Police Reform Legislation

THE TIME IS NOW – A CALL FOR CHANGE AND UNITY The sin of racism and struggle for racial justice has been part of our nation’s history for centuries. Awareness of both has never been absent, but too often both themes have been marginalized. Periodically, they are brought to the forefront of common discourse, most often triggered by aggressive, violent, or horrific acts perpetrated on members of our African American, Latino, and other minority communities. As a result, serious discussions regarding how society acts and reacts to alter the culture of discrimination, violence, ignorance and indifference often occur and appear

Reminder: Reservations for Outdoor Masses Required

Reminder: Reservations for Outdoor Masses Required

Reservations are required for all Masses so we can comply with the guidelines regarding social distancing and capacity. Please do not come to Mass if you have not pre-registered, if you are sick, or if you have recently been exposed to someone who is sick.  Our anticipated Mass schedule for the rest of the summer is: 4:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Paul 9:00am Sunday Mass at St. John 11:00am Sunday Mass at St. John Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating (chairs will not be provided except in the Limited Mobility section.)  Please visit our Outdoor Mass Guidelines and Reservations page for important information

Ordination Information for Deacon Matthew Norwood

Ordination Information for Deacon Matthew Norwood

Saturday, August 1 – Ordination Mass Sunday, August 2 – Mass of Thanksgiving Sunday, August 2 – First Blessings:  3:00-4:00pm on the lawn of St. Paul Church – all are welcome! Matt’s Ordination Mass and Mass of Thanksgiving are private due to social distancing limitations, but links to the livestreams of both Masses will be sent out via email and posted on the Collaborative website. We invite all parishioners who would like to receive a first blessing from Fr. Matt to come to the lawn outside St. Paul Church on Sunday, August 2nd between 3:00 and 4:00pm. Social distancing rules

A Message from Deacon Matthew Norwood

A Message from Deacon Matthew Norwood

Dear parishioners of St. Paul and St. John Parishes, It is with great joy that I tell you that I will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ by His Eminence Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Saturday, August 1, 2020, in a private Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. While the current circumstances have posed many challenges in planning for this day, I could not be happier that this day has arrived. My heart is full when I consider that I will soon share in Christ’s priesthood. I would like to express my gratitude to all of

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 18-19

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 18-19

Our schedule of outdoor Masses on the parish lawns continues this weekend.  Parishioners should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating (chairs will not be provided except in the Limited Mobility section.)  Reservations are required for all Masses so we can comply with the guidelines regarding social distancing and capacity. Please do not come to Mass if you have not pre-registered, if you are sick, or if you have recently been exposed to someone who is sick.  Our anticipated Mass schedule for the rest of the summer is: 4:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Paul 9:00am Sunday Mass at St. John 11:00am Sunday

The Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism

We are happy to announce that we have begun scheduling (and re-scheduling!) Baptisms. During this current Phase of re-opening, the Sacrament of Baptism is being celebrated privately for each family outdoors (unless there is inclement weather in which case it will be moved inside the Church). If your family is looking to celebrate this joyous sacrament, please contact Anne Mears at anne.mears@sjspwellesley.org. She will help you to find a time and date and discuss baptismal preparation.

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 11-12

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 11-12

We are happy to announce that we will be continuing with our schedule of outdoor Masses on the parish lawns this weekend.  Parishioners are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating (chairs will not be provided.)  Reservations are required for all Masses so we can comply with the guidelines regarding social distancing and capacity. Please do not come to Mass if you have not pre-registered, if you are sick, or if you have recently been exposed to someone who is sick.    Our anticipated Mass schedule for the rest of the summer is: 4:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Paul 9:00am

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 4-5

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 4-5

We are happy to announce that we will be continuing with a limited schedule of outdoor Masses on the parish lawns this weekend, July 4-5.  Parishioners are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating (chairs will not be provided.)   Reservations are required for all Masses so we can comply with the guidelines regarding social distancing and capacity. Please do not come to Mass if you have not pre-registered, if you are sick, or if you have recently been exposed to someone who is sick. Our schedule for this weekend will be: 4:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Paul 9:00am Sunday Mass at St.