Nurturing our growth in faith is at the core of this ministry.  Bible studies, book studies, spiritual enrichment groups, lectures, monthly gatherings for women and men, and Advent and Lenten programs offer the opportunity to share and reflect upon our faith.

Adult faith enrichment is a multi-faceted, learning and living experience for Catholics that meshes education, spiritual growth, and the active practice of faith. Our Adult Faith Enrichment Ministry also offers a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.

Please check below for information on current, upcoming, and past Adult Faith Enrichment offerings and resources.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Kelly Meraw, Director of Pastoral Care.


Adult Faith Enrichment: News and Events

Webinar: 15th Annual Saint Mary Magdalene Celebration at Boston College

Beyond Rights: The Theological Case for Women Monday, July 22 at 1:00pm* on Zoom (*lecture will begin at approximately 1:20pm) Presenter: Cecilia González-Andrieu, professor of theological studies, Loyola Marymount University, contributing writer for America, advisor to Discerning Deacons Has speaking of rights and social justice in relation to women become ...

15th Annual Saint Mary Magdalene Celebration at Boston College

Beyond Rights: The Theological Case for Women Monday, July 22 from 12:00-3:00pm at Boston College Simboli Hall, Brighton Campus The celebration begins with Mass and lunch, followed by a lecture. Event is free of charge, attend in person or virtually. (Please note: in-person space is limited) Presenter: Cecilia González-Andrieu, ...

Calling All Young Adults!

Are you interested in connecting with other young adults between the ages of 21 and 40 to build community, share faith, and socialize? Or maybe you know a young adult who is? A group of young adults in the Collaborative is looking to start a young adult ...
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U.S. Bishops Release National Synthesis for the Interim Stage of the 2021-2024 Synod

On May 28, 2024, the USCCB released the National Synthesis for the Interim Stage which will, along with the contributions of episcopal conferences worldwide, form the basis of the work to be engaged by the Catholic Church until the Second Session of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the ...

Adult Faith Enrichment Discussion Group on “The Chosen” Begins May 30

Thursday Mornings from 10:00am - 11:30am
At St. John on May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 20 Join us for an exploration of the Gospel through the lens of "The Chosen", a video series is about the life and ministry of Jesus, the people he met, and the ...
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Praying for Peace this Mother’s Day – A Message from Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem

This Mother’s Day, the staff of Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem, the beneficiary of our Collaborative’s Advent Gift collection last December, asks for your prayers for peace and strength. Many thanks to Fr. Jim and to our parishioners for your generosity during that collection, which raised over $29,000 – representing ...

Collaborative Book Club: “Surprised by Joy” by C.S. Lewis Begins May 9

The SJSP Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 9 at 7pm in the St. Paul Rectory to begin our discussion of Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis. Lewis takes readers on a spiritual journey through his early life and eventual embrace of the Christian faith. This meeting we will ...

“Seasons of Hope” Spring Retreat

A retreat for anyone seeking a community of faith on the journey of grief. Potluck supper, music, small group sharing, scripture, prayer, and Holy Mass Thursday, May 16 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm Please Register by May 12: sjspwellesley.org/seasons-of-hope-spring-retreat ...

Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00pm: “Evening for Women” Closing Mass at St. John

As the 2023-2024 Evening for Women season comes to a close, all women of the Collaborative are warmly invited to join us as Fr. Jim Laughlin celebrates Mass on Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00pm at St. John the Evangelist Church Mass will be followed by a potluck dinner so ...

Discerning Diakonia: Renewing a Prophetic Diaconate for a Co-responsible Church  

On Monday, April 29th at 4:00pm on Zoom, Discerning Deacons will host a virtual gathering to hear from stakeholders from the United States and Canada whose stories, experiences and examples give us living witness for what is needed and what could be possible for our church in this third millennium ...