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

Caring for Our Common Home: Be a Part of the Conversation

We are now celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si': Care of our Common Home. What could be more fitting than starting a dialogue on how to create our own version of a "common home" here in Wellesley? As Pope Francis stated before a Joint Session of ...
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Caring for Our Common Home: Time to Make a New Start…

Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start. (LS #205) It’s that time of year again… time to make a new start, time for New Year’s resolutions. How will you change your behavior this ...

Caring for Our Common Home: The Object of Mercy

Christmas is here ~ CHRIST BE OUR LIGHT! We hope you are enjoying a spirit-filled Christmas! Gifts from the heart supporting those in need bring the light of Christ to all, giving joy to the world. We usually think of the works of mercy individually and in relation to a ...

Watch Now – Our Virtual Service of Lessons and Carols

Collectively, we are all experiencing a Christmas like no other. As a Collaborative, we grieve the loss of the sights and sounds of literally thousands of parishioners flooding our doors to celebrate the birth of our Lord. Yet, when placed in the light of Christ's own appearance with us here, ...

“Our Virtual Service of Lessons and Carols” – Launches Friday, December 18 at 5:00pm

Collectively, we are all experiencing a Christmas like no other. As a Collaborative, we grieve the loss of the sights and sounds of literally thousands of parishioners flooding our doors to celebrate the birth of our Lord. Yet, when placed in the light of Christ's own appearance with us here, ...

FORMED: A One Year Gift Subscription for St. John-St. Paul Collaborative Parishioners

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December 8: Evening for Women – “Waiting in Joyful Hope”

Space for Advent Prayer and Reflection with Kelly Meraw and Anne Mears Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00pm on Zoom All women of the Collaborative are warmly invited to join. To register for the evening and to receive the Zoom link, please email Carolyn Anderson ...

Caring for Our Common Home: Living in Gratitude and Harmony with Creation

“Purchasing is always a moral – and not simply economic – act.” Pope Francis [L.S.146] Now that the season of giving is upon us, it is important that we take a moment to reflect on what it is we are purchasing and how our purchases impact our environment. Looking at ...

Caring for Our Common Home: Help Protect Mother Earth

Why Fuss About Idling? According to the US Department of Energy, idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel and produces more smog and climate changing emissions than does stopping and restarting your car’s engine. The good news is that reducing idling is one of the simplest ways you ...
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Zoom Interfaith Thanksgiving Service led by Wellesley Clergy on Monday, November 23 at 7:00pm

During this time of year, we feel the need to gather in unity, return to our values, and offer gratitude. Wellesley area clergy, including our own Fr. Jim Laughlin, invite you to join them in fellowship for a Zoom Interfaith Thanksgiving service. Our clergy will lead us in prayer, scriptural ...