Easter is the center and core of Christian faith. Christian faith is Resurrection faith; the Risen Christ, having conquered sin and death, remains with us across the ages. When we celebrate “the Triduum” — the great feasts of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday — we recall and present again through words and worship the Passion, Death and Resurrection of the Lord.
The collection at all Easter Masses will benefit Clergy Trust which provides programs and support to care for the health and well-being of all active and senior diocesan priests in good standing. By supporting this collection, you are helping to ensure that our active priests receive the care they need to continue their important work and our senior priests, like Fr. Connelly and Msgr. Lind, have support and access to quality care. This collection is a critical source of funding for the Trust and your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Now the whole Collaborative can enjoy this Family Mass Palm Sunday tradition! Thank you to all the parishioners who were involved in putting together the virtual Passion Play!
All weekend Masses at the Collaborative will now be available via live stream on our website! For our parishioners who are not yet able to come back in person, participating in a live Mass at one of our churches, together with fellow parishioners present in the pews, will be a far richer experience than a previously recorded Mass.
In addition to the live streams, we will continue to maintain our Previously Recorded Liturgies page. We will add a link to the recording of one of the Saturday Vigil Masses every weekend, so a recorded Mass will still be available to watch “on-demand” on Sundays (and any time thereafter.)
We are so happy to be able to welcome you back to our churches – both in-person and virtually – this Holy Week and Easter! Reservations are required for all Masses and Liturgies (except Morning Prayer at St. Paul Church.) Reservations for the Triduum and Easter Sunday will open on a staggered schedule here on our website – please see the schedule below for the specific date and time reservations open for each liturgy.
ALL Masses and Liturgies will be available to watch via live stream on our website – just click the St. John Live Stream or St. Paul Live Stream link to view.
We will have our regular Mass schedule the weekend of Palm Sunday. Reservations are required to comply with capacity, social distancing, and contact tracing requirements and will open per our usual timing of Tuesday at 1:00pm. Palms will also be distributed on the front lawns of both churches from 2:00 – 3:00pm on Saturday March 27 for those who are not comfortable coming inside to Mass. Simply stop by any time between 2:00 – 3:00pm, no reservations required.
Please join us this weekend for our Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, celebrated by Fr. Brogan and recorded at St. Paul Church, by clicking the video above. You can also watch the Mass on our Vimeo page. Please Note: This will be our last weekend with a pre-recorded Mass.
We are very happy to announce that with the installation of a live stream system at St. Paul Church happening this week, we will have the ability to live stream from both churches. This means that all weekend Masses at the Collaborative will be available via live stream on our website, beginning next weekend, March 27-28. We are so grateful for the technology that has allowed us to provide a recorded Mass each week for those at home. However, for those at home, being able to participate together at a live Mass with fellow parishioners in the pews will be a far richer experience, until you are able to come back in person.
Our Lenten Gift collection for the St. John-St. Paul POWIR Ministry will be taken up at all Masses in both parishes this weekend, March 20-21. Please place your donations in the 2021 Lenten Gift receptacles in the entryways of the churches. Donations may also be made online anytime on our
During the first three weeks of Lent, we have presented information about refugee resettlement and the work of the SJSP Collaborative to support refugee resettlement in partnership with Catholic Charities of the Boston Archdiocese. Our work is ongoing. Despite the challenges of coping during a world-wide pandemic, POWIR volunteers have