We want to provide, with Fr. Jim’s blessing, a little more information about what happened.
Fr. Jim was running an errand, and while standing next to his car in a parking lot he was struck by another vehicle. He was provided immediate care and taken to a Boston hospital, where he is in great hands and receiving the best possible care as he recovers. He is in contact with Fr. Hehir and the Collaborative staff, providing input as we work to arrange coverage during his absence.
So many of you have reached out to ask what you can do for Fr. Jim at this time. Your continued prayers for his complete and speedy recovery and return to us are the best way to support him while he remains in the hospital. Cards and notes can be sent to Fr. Jim at the St. John rectory (9 Glen Road, Wellesley, MA 02481) or dropped in the rectory vestibule (a box will be provided) or at either parish office and they will be delivered to him. We will, of course, continue to provide regular updates to you as Fr. Jim shares them with us. He will let us know how best to support him in the days and weeks ahead.
As we noted in our earlier email, our current Summer Weekend Mass and Weekday Mass schedules remain unchanged. In the event that we are unable to secure a celebrant for a Weekday Mass, a Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Holy Communion will take place. Whenever possible, we will update the calendar on the website to let you know in advance. Our parish offices are open regular hours – please do not hesitate to reach out as needed.
We thank you for your prayers, concern, and support for Fr. Jim and our Collaborative!
St. John-St. Paul Collaborative Staff