The Saint Vincent de Paul Conference of the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative invites all parishioners to a series of events to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul, and his life committed to serving his neighbors particularly the poor of his community.


Saturday September 24: Retreat at the Sisters of St. Joseph Retreat Center (71 Walnut Park, Newton)

A Half-Day Retreat (8:30am-2:00pm) Responding like Jesus”, led by Sr. Carlotta Gilarde. Space limited – open to first 25 respondents to

Sunday September 25: Community Walk from St. Paul Church to St. John Church

Immediately following the St. Paul 11:00am Mass, join us for the 2.4 mile walk from St. Paul Church to St. John Church along Washington St., with rest stops and refreshments provided by local merchants along the way. Meet on the lawn in front of the church after the 11:00am Mass (approximately 11:45am – rides will be provided back to St. Paul if needed.)

Sunday September 25: Welcome Back Luncheon at St. John

The festivities will begin at the conclusion of the St. John 12:00pm Mass with the arrival of the walkers from St. Paul. We’ll have grilled beef and veggie burgers, hot dogs, salad, and desserts in the St. John Parking Lot, weather permitting. (Please sign up with one of our members outside church after Masses this weekend or email to help us get an accurate head count.)

We would love to see as many parishioners as possible at any and all of these events!  If you have questions, or are interested in helping with any of this activities, please reach out to SVDP President, Tom Gaziano at

September 24-25: Feast of St. Vincent de Paul Celebration